Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Bring on the New Year

So, Christmas is over and New Year is just around the corner. We had a really good Christmas. It was spent with family on both sides. The kids got some really nice gifts and I got a really nice necklace and ring from my hubby and a very nice sweatshirt from my inlaws. Here are some Christmas.

In just one short week, my baby boy will be 3. Its has gone by so fast. It feels like just yesterday he came home from the hospital. He is having his birthday part at Chuck E Cheese. I can't wait. He is going to have a blast.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Waiting for the Weekend...

I can't wait for next weekend to get here. My kids are old enough this year to actually know how to open presents. I can't wait to see their faces light up when they open their gifts.

Thursday evening my mom, sister, and cousins are coming over and we are going to have dinner and open presents. Then Christmas Eve morning my mom, sister, and my little family are going to have a Christmas breakfast and open our gifts. Christmas day we will drive to the inlaws for lunch and presents. Its going to be busy, but full of fun and laughter. I love this time year!

Shortly after Christmas is my baby boy's birthday! I can't believe he is going to be 3. Seems like just yesterday he was born. It makes me sad. I dont want him to grow up.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Lots of Prayers are Needed!

Yesterday, I lost a cousin to cancer. He had been battling it for a year now. It was taken very hard by some of the family and they could use all the prayers possible through this hard time, especially since Christmas is just around the corner.

Also, yesterday we found out one of my great aunts was diagnosed with mouth cancer a few days ago. It is inoperable, because they say it will spread. On this day, another of my cousins told us she goes in for testing next month. They found a mass on her kidney and her liver is enlarged. They think it may be cancer, but in any case it is scary. Especially since her brother died a few months ago from kidney failure.

It has been a rough time for my family members this year. Please keep the in your thoughts. Thank you.

Christmas Parties..

Well, Charlie's Christmas party was a lot of fun. We went bowling and hung out with people he worked with. One of Charlie's childhood friends was their. Her hubby also works with Charlie. It was nice to catch up.
The only problem we had was the hotel. There was so much consruction we couldnt get around anywhere. Plus they didnt have any parking of their own so we had to pay $12 for parking. When went to crawl into our bed we found about 12 long black haird. Gross. Needless to say we called the manager Monday and they offered us a free night stay.

On another note. I just dont seem to be in the Christmas spirit this year. I dont know why. Our tree is up, but not decorated and I just dont have the energy to wrap the presents. I really need to get on the ball. Maybe it just has been all the moving and sick family that is dragging me down.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Flu Season

The only thing I hate about this time of year is the sickness that goes around. My poor family had passed around a bug all week. I think we are finally starting to get better.

This weekend is going to be a fun one. Charlie's company is having a Christmas party in OKC on Saturday. They got a hotel room for us and everything. We are finally going to have an evening to ourselves, thanks to my mom. Then on Sunday, we are hopefully going to meet up with Dana. She is going to be in Norman for the weekend.

Another note, Christmas is just around the corner, and I can't wait! My little ones are finally old enough to actually open presents. They have some pretty neat stuff this year and I know they will enjoy it. I also can't wait to see some family and cook dinner for them. Its going to be fun!

Friday, November 26, 2010

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

This is my favorite time of year. Good food, family, and all the decorations. Yesterday we went to my inlaws for Thanksgiving. It was good, but next year I think I am going to try to host it at my house. Too much drama with some of the family. Now that Thanksgiving is over it is time to decorate for Christmas! I love Christmas time! When hubby gets home, we are gonna put up the tree and decorate. I have a little of half the shopping done. Now I just need to get to the wrapping. (Not my favorite part) Hopefully I can keep from giving my presents out early. I am not good at the waiting thing.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

My sickly son

So, my son has always had ear, nose, and throat problems. Last year he had tubes put in his ears because of all the ear infections. He has been on allergy medicines for a while.
Well, for the last few days the allergy meds just haven't been kicking it. He has been sneezing, coughing, runny nose, and just plain icky. We spent 4 hours in the Urgent Care and found out today that he has Asthma. He is know on even more meds and has an inhaler. Poor little guy. I hate when my kids are sick.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Crazy Beautiful Life

So...Charlie got the job he interviewed for, but they wanted him in Tulsa.(Which is 2 hrs from OKC and 1 hr from where we are originally from.) He started Monday and on Tues., my mom and I, moved all of our stuff to a new apartment in Tulsa. So far, it seems to be going well. Charlie says his job is boring, but at least it is a job. The apartment we moved into is nice and quit. Other than that, not much has been going on. 2 moves in 6 weeks has kept is busy.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Wish Us Luck

Wish us luck, or pray, or whatever you do. Charlie has an interview with a company a friend owns or co owns. Its Wed at 10. It would be a good job for him and we would move a little closer to OKC. Hopefully it will pay well and we will be able to cover our bills.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I want off of this roller coaster

Today was not a good day at all. Charlie walked in the door about noon and he had been sent home from work. He lost his job. It really sucks after moving 3 hrs from home and only being here a little over a month. I know God has a plan for us and will provide. It just stressful and hard.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Fall Bug

Well, I guess my house is getting the fall bug. Luckily we got through the weekend and was able to have fun first. Amelia woke up barfing this morning. Now she is just congested. Poor baby girl. Hubby texted me from work earlier and told me he wasnt feeling good either. I hope they both get over it soon.

Next week is Halloween weekend and I can't wait. We are going back up to Vinita, for the weekend, to visit family. The kids are missing their Papaw and I am sure he is missing them. It will be fun.

As far as getting settled goes, I think we are pretty much there. We think we have found a church we like, now just to find some friends down here.

Hope everyone is doing well.

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Weekend

We had an awesome family fun filled weekend. I couldn't have asked for a better one. Friday after Daddy got off work we had dinner and then went to see " Alpha and Omega". The kids did pretty good and seemed to like it.
Saturday we slept in and then went to look at a few cars. After looking around for a while we headed on in to OKC for a birthday party. It was fun and the kids got to play with some other children. Then we headed to Bricktown and walked around. We stopped and Marble Slab and got some ice cream to share. I think the kids got more of it than we did.
Sunday we got up and went to church. We think we are going to like this one. It is just around the corner and has 3 different services. The kids even went on in without putting up a fight. We are going to try it out a few more times and see what we think. After church we went out to eat at Logan's. It was so yummy! Next we did some window shopping for Christmas. I am lost as to what to get the kids. Then we came home and took a couple hour nap. It was much needed. After naps we had a picnic in the park and played for a while.
That was honestly the best weekend we have had in a while. I love time with my little family.

We dont really have much going on around here. We do have a friend coming to stay the day Thursday and stay the night. I am excited about that! I haven't really seen her in a few years.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


I am so excited! One of my friends I met on Cafemom is on her way to visit right now. Her and her family should be here in around 3 hours. I have met her before on our way through TX and her daughters are adorable. I will be sure to post pictures of her visit.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Settled In...

We are slowly getting settled in. I am really liking it here so far. We have slowly been getting the things we need and it is starting to feel more like home. Now all that is needed is some friends.

I do miss my church family back in Vinita though. I am really hoping we find some down here that are as encouraging and on the same path we are. I think we are going to check out a few church's around here Wed night and Sunday. Pray that we find one we like and that will help us grow.

Charlie has been at his new job for about a week now. He says that he likes it. It hasn't been quite what we thought it would be, but hopefully it will slow down soon. I know that it is a great opportunity for us and there is plenty of growth room for him in the company. I just would like to have my hubby home before 8 pm. I think once they get some more help in the company it will happen.

The kids are starting to get settled here also. They are beginning to get on a good schedule. Well, Amelia is. Eli is still having a hard time with it. He will get it soon. We are trying the potty training thing also. Since we have moved he has used the potty at least one time a day. Hey, at least it is a start!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

We are moved...

We have gotten all moved in. We actually are living in Norman. I like it here so far. Charlie started his contract job yesterday. He said he likes it. He officially starts Wednesday. Hopefully we can get another car soon. I dont like being stuck here with out one.

Its been interesting here already. We didnt bring much with us so we still need a couch, towels, and stuff like that. That will have to come with the first paycheck though.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

He is always on time..

God's timing is perfect. I am so gratful for all the trials I have went through in the last few weeks. It was a rough journey and I hit pretty low. I clung to God and prayed like crazy. Just when I was about to go through with something I knew he was calling me to do, something I really hated to have to do, he opened a door for us! Can you guess what?
Charlie got the job! We are moving to OKC on the 10th of Sept. I am so excited. I think it will be great for our family. I think it is just what we need to help us to continue to grow. It is going to be hard to leave our church family and friends. The kids are going to miss their granparents also. Luckily it will only be about 3 hours away so we will still be able to come back every once in a while.

This just goes to show that if you follow His will and praise Him in the storm, he does come through.

Friday, August 20, 2010

It is only a test....

Wow, it has been crazy around here the last week or so. Where to even start? At least things are getting a little back to normal around here.

Let see. Last Wednesday night my mom, sister, hubby and I got in an argument over the dogs. They wont keep them out and Charli and I are tired of poop and pee everywhere. We asked them nicely to put them out and leave them out. They refused so we told them they could do as we ask, find new living arangements on their own, or we would make them find other livign arrangemtns. It only got nastier from their until we weren't talkign to each other.
Around 5am Thursday morning my mom came through and was yelling and telling Charlie and I it was our fault and that my sister has tried to commit suicide. She then walked out the door. I got up and called around and no one knew anything yet. About 30 mins later I had Charlie call his mom and she said that everyting was ok and she then told him it was our fault also. Needless to say everyone was against us at that time.
I was so upset that I called my Pastor for guidance( Thank you Dave for waking up early to talk to me). We talked for around an hour and I felt better. My mother in law then called to say that my little sister was transfered to the phsyc ward at a hospital about an hour away.

During that time I did a lot of prayin, talking to the hubby, and talking to the church family. We decided for good that either they needed to get out or my family and I needed to get out. We really hated to be mean and kick my sister and mother out, but it was what was best for our family. Charlie then got some information on a job and we decided to try for that first and see how that would go.

So jump to Tues. and my sister got out of the hospital. During the time between Thur and Tues., my mom and I talked some. We are all getting along, but not really talking more than we have to. It is getting better, but I think there is still some anger between everyone.

Back to the job...Charlie had a phone interview yesterday and they immediatley emailed him for a face to face interview. That will take place Thursday the 26. Please pray thay he gets it. We hate to leave our church family here, but we all think it would be a great oppertunity for our fmaily. It will also give time for wounds to heal.

Well that is an update of what has been going on around here. It has been a wild ride, but I think it has helped me spirtually

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

August Already?

Boy has the time gone by fast. I can't believe it is already August. Christmas will be here before we know it and then my little guy will be 3 a few weeks later. It saddens me. I wish it would all just slow down.

I am so ready for something to break through. I am ready to be able to shower, do laundry, and cook in my own house. I am ready for healthy, made from scrap meals. I can't wait to have privacy and my own room. I called the Cherokee Nation Housing and they said they were out of money until Oct. The last time we talked to them it was June. It is always some excuse. Even if it is Oct, it will take a few weeks for them to get here and check it all out. Then a few more for them to tell us what they are going to do. So, we are looking at at least Nov. before they even decide. Then it will be snow season so I doubt anything will be done until after Feb.(I highly doubt they will build in the snow) After they begin it will be from 6 months to 2 years. Looking at that time frame, we wont have anything done until about this time next year. I dont think I can make it that long.

Charlie has put in a few applications at places. I am hoping someone takes a bite at him and that will allow us to move. This living here is putting a strain on our marriage and our children need to be able to play and get on a schedule.

Thats about all I have to update on. The kids are getting big. Eli is 2 1/2 and Amelia is almost 1 1/2.

Oh! Also, we may be going to see P.J. Pumphry some time in the neir future. If everything works out. I can't wait!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

No New House

No new house for us. It hasn't been 3 yrs since out bankruptcy so they say we have to wait. Its only until Feb., but I don't know how much longer I can take living like this. We are going to call the Cherokee Nation tomorrow and see what is going on with the house. If they aren't going to get out here soon, we are just going to see if we can get the $5000 emergency money and get the water fixed. Then fix the rest up on our own. We will see how that goes.

My birthday is this weekend. I will be a big 23! We are going to have a little get together at a friends house. Next weekend we may be going to AR to visit another online friend. I can't wait to meet her. I hope things work out.

Monday, July 12, 2010

I'm not doing a good job...

I never know what to say. I try to update at least once a week, but nothing interesting comes to mind. Let's see what has happened since my last post.

4th of July is the only big thing I can think of really. On the 3rd we went to Joplin, MO's firework show. It was nice. The rain kind of bummed us out, but it stopped in time for the show and we enjoyed it. On the 4th we went to Freedom Fest in Tulsa. That was a lot of fun. The kids loved the inflatables they had up. Other than that, there hasn't been much going on.

We are looking into a house. I am hoping we can got talk to the people about it soon. Its a 3 bedroom 2 bath modular home. I can't wait to live on our own and our kids have their own room. It will be so nice to have some privacy.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Texas Trip

We are back from our TX trip. It was such a blast and nice to get a way for a while. We left on Thur. when Charlie got off work and arrived in Temple around 2 am. Friday we took the kids to the splash pad. They loved it. Saturday morning Eli woke up throwing up. We dont know what it was. He never acted sick. That evening we took the kids to see Toy Story 3. It was a cute movie. Sunday, Charlie got sick and was sick the whole day. We let the kids play outside and around the house that day. Monday morning Scarlett woke up sick and running a fever. Poor kids. We left around 2 pm on Monday and headed toward Dallas. On the way our A/C went out. Talk about hot. We made it to Dana's house around 6 pm, after difficulties and traffic. We had a blast there also. We cooked out a swam and Monica and Rylee came also. Even with the sicknesses it was fun. Can't wait to do it again.

P.S. I have my first wedding job booked for September. I am nervous and excited all at once!

Here are a few pics from the trip :

Monday, June 14, 2010

Summer Fun

Wow, this summer has already been keeping us busy. Between parties, showers, lake, church, Bible study and all the things in between, we aren't home much anymore. I love it!

We thought we might have had a break through on getting out of this house. Charlie got a call about an interview in Tulsa. The company is Christian based and they all seemed very friendly. They liked Charlie, but decided to give the job to someone else. They did say they may have an administrative job open soon. I guess we will just see where God leads us.

I had a talk to the pastor of our church about the whole wanting another baby thing. He made me realize that me be anxious for one is a sin and it will happen in God's timing not mine. I was beginning to not worry about it as much, but this helped. I really just wish everything would straighten out. With the being late all the time, bad cramps, and other things, it really makes me hope nothing is wrong.

I had my first paid photography job yesterday. It was for my friends daughters 2nd birthday. I had a blast and they turned out fairly well. I hope she likes them and they will bring me in some more business.

Thursday when Charlie gets off work we are leaving for Texas. I can't wait! We have tried to get together 3 times now and I think it is really going to happen this time.

Well, I think that is about it for now. I know the post is kind of all over the place, but hey!, that is just me.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


I am about to break down. I am tired of living in a run down house with no water, falling in floors, and tremendous amounts of work to be done. When we decided to move in here we though that the fixing up process would at least be started by now. Its hard to raise a family in a house like this. I just want a clean and semi nice place to live. I am having mixed feelings of whether I want them to fix the house up or not anyway. If they do we will be tied to this house for 20 yrs. That means we can't move or anything.

I am tired of living in a small town with nothing to do. There is nothing for the kids. I want to live where there are play dates and activities. I want to live in a place where there is work and opportunity for improvement. Here there is nothing. Chalrie already works for about the best paying job in his field. Really in town, besides the few factories that are still open.

I am tired of having no privacy. I love my mom and little sister, but I am tired of living with them. I want to have a place of my own. I want to be able to do stuff when I want and what I want, without having to report in. In the 4 yrs Charlie and I have been married, we have lived with parents about 3 of them.

I am tired of being late every month and every test coming out negative. I either want to be on time or pregnant. The disappointment every time I take a test is getting to me. I have mixed feeling about everything now though. I don't really want to bring a baby home to this house, but I am ready for another one and no telling how long this house project is going to take.

I am just ready for something to break through. Everything is getting to me at once. I look around at everything and its like we aren't getting anywhere with anything.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Jobs, House, and other stuff

I have a few "jobs" now. Nothing big. Just something to make a little extra cash. I am now maintainign my mother in-laws Etsy shop. You should check it out. BlingStuff is all hand made jewelry.

We got some news on the fixing up of our house. Nothing to get excited about. All they told us is that they are out of money and wont be able to do anything again until after June. I guess that is not too far off, but I hope they do something soon. I still have mixed feeling of whether I would like it to be fixed or torn down and a new one built.

So in my last post I said we were going to go visit my friend Amber in June. Well that has changed. Its seems something comes up everytime we try to plan to see her. Charlie's boss wouldn't let him take his vacation time, so we are now going to try to go up there the middle of July. I really hope it works out. I need to get away for a while and I think she could use the visit also.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Ready for a change

I am so ready for a change. Trying to get my mom a place keeps running into dead ends. I dont know where to go next. We have got to have a house to ourselves though. If not, I'm afraid it will wind up causing major strains on our family. We have no privacy or alone time. Hopefully we can figure out something soon.

We have been busy with the house and things. Mowing the yard is a full days work alone. Plus we are trying to get it looking better around here. We still haven't heard anything back from the Indians. I am starting to get annoyed. I will be calling tomorrow. I need to know something.

This weekend was fun. I had a pretty good Mother's Day. Saturday we drove to Springfield, MO to goof around and take my mom out to dinner. It wound up being prom there and very busy. Sunday we went to Charlie's grandmothers and hung out for a while with his mom and brothers. Then we went to Tulsa and had dinner out. It was a good day. Would have been even better if the kids would have minded any at all.

How about an update on all of us....
Amelia is doing good. She is getting so big, too fast. She is talking some now. Nothing much yet. Her new favorite thing to do is make a squishy face. She thinks that is hilarious. Elijah is talking more and more. He surprises me sometimes. We got him a swimming pool and he is pretty excited about that. Charlie had a heart monitor put on the other day. We will know some more about the results next month. I hope they find out what has been going on the last 4 yrs. As for me, I wish that my body would decide to work right. It has been 10 months of being late and not knowing what is going on. This month has been the worst. It feels like someone is stabbing me in the stomach and back every time I sit up. I have been checked for cyst and all was good. I think I am going to go back though. I just feel something is wrong.

Oh by the way! We are trying to go meet Amber again. I really hope it works out this time. We are supposed to go the end of next month. I can't wait!

Monday, April 26, 2010

My Oh My..

Since the A Weekend to Remember conference, things between Charlie and I have gotten quit a bit better. I am so glad that we got to attend it. I hope things continue to go good. Our biggest issue is my mom living with us. She cause a lot of tension in our house. Charlie and I (with the help of a friend), has decided that we are going to have to come up with a nice way of helping her move out. With her hear, we have no alone time. Charlie and I haven't really had a place to our own in the 4 yrs we have been married. We have pretty much lived with someone or someone has lived with us. It is well beyond time that things change.
As far as the kids go, they are doing good. Getting bigger and smarter everyday. Eli surprises me with new stuff everyday. So does Amelia. She is saying quit a few words herself,already. Makes me so sad to watch them grow. I want my babies back.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Marriage Blog

I have started up a marriage blog over the stuff that we did over the weekend. Thought it may help some couple out. After I am done with this book, I will move on to the Love Dare. Click here for the blog!

Monday, April 19, 2010

A Weekend to Remember

Charlie and I attended the A Weekend to Remember marriage this weekend. It was wonderful and we both really enjoyed it! We learned a lot about how to react toward each other and how God designed marriage to work. I recommend it for anyone who has a chance to go. I think I am going to try to see if I can do some of it on my marriage blog and maybe it will help some of my friends out. Who knows?

Thursday, April 8, 2010


We had a wonderful Easter. We got up early and headed to Meemer and Papa's(hubby's mom and dad) for lunch and an egg hunt. Eli loved it and Amelia didn't really care. The kids looked so cute in their outfits and hunting eggs. After the egg hunt the kids played some. Then it was time to pack up and head to my cousins house for dinner and an adult egg hunt. She always fills eggs with money and lets the adults participate also. We came out ok and the kids got about $5 bucks each. Here are some pictures from Easter...
Align Center

Here are some pictures I took to put on Easter cards...

As far as the family goes we are all doing good. Charlie and I are going to got a marriage weekend thing with out church next weekend. I am getting excited!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sickness is back

Well I thought the sickness was gone, but both children have been running fevers again. They have an appointment today to see what is going on. It is really getting old.
Things with the hubby and I are getting better. Now if we can just get the money situation figured out, we would be set. I'm so tired of not being able to pay the bills.
Thats about all there is to update on. I am think about starting my Bible study blogs back up, if anyone is interested.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I'm Back!

We are all finally starting to feel better around here. Praise God! This sickness has taken a tole on us. Since I last posted a lot has happened. Where to begin? I think I will just update each person.

Amelia: Amelia turned 1 on the 10th. I can't believe how fast time has flow. It makes me sad. We had her birthday party on Sunday and she had a blast. I think the cake was her favorite part.( I will add pictures to the end of the post.) Amelia is now walking also. Which means Mom and Dad will be in a lot of trouble soon.

Elijah: Elijah is doing good. He is getting big also. We have been trying the potty training back up. We have had some success, but not much. He is starting to show more interest at least. Hopefully soon!

Charlie: Charlie is doing good also. He stays busy with work. It will probably only get worse as the weather gets nicer. Charlie had decided to go back to school, but has changed his mind. (Thats a whole other story)

Me: I am doing good as well. Glad to be feeling better. Now if I can just get this house organized. I am still having ovulating and hormone issues. Hopefully it will correct itself soon. Its not helping the marriage any. I am hoping the stress of everything leave soon. We have been having some rough times around here. Not enough money is coming in to pay the bills. All things will work out in the end though. It has put a damper on things, but we will make it through.

Now here are some pics from her party. I hope you enjoy!

Monday, March 8, 2010

I'm still alive.

Sorry, I haven't blogged in a while. We have been busy with moving and we have all been sick for the past 2 weeks. The kids have RSV and Charlie and I have a head cold. I am hoping it will all be over soon. Well, I have a really bad headache and will write more some other time.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Rough Times

We have had a rough time here in the last few weeks. We are almost all moved in to the country house. Now to get it all organized. It is cleaner and smells better out here. Still needs a lot of work,but we don't want to do too much. We are too poor and the Indians are coming to fix it anyway.
We were supposed to be leaving, this coming Tues, to go to TX to meet the Martin family. We aren't going to get to because our check never came in. I am really bummed about that. Charlie already had requested vacation time, so we are just going to spend some quality time together.
Other things that have been bringing me down is that my mom and little sis are living out here with us. It kind of suck and we are having a hard time getting along. My mom thinks that everyone should take care of her and she refuses to move out. She will have to when they come to fix it. I have a feeling it is going to be a huge fight.
Also, my dog of 15 yrs died earlier this week. I think he got attacked by something, I am just not sure what. I miss him. He was such a sweet little dog.
Well that is about all that has been going on. I am ready for this month to be over and I am hoping that next month will be better.

Friday, February 12, 2010

House Work

For the last wee or so we have been digging water lines. Talk about fun. I have been about to die. LOL We also have cleaned it up and moved old stuff out. Today I cleaned my inlaws carpet and I am taking a break for the rest of the day.
Tomorrow starts the moving. We are trying to get out of our rental house by the end of the month. That way we dont have to pay more rent. Wish us luck.

Friday, January 29, 2010

House, Cars, and Everything else...

Well we decided not to buy a house. Its just not going to happen for us at this time. We did find a program through the Cherokee Nation that will repair a house or rebuild it if there is too much damage. Since the house was ours, just not in our name yet, my mother in-law is in the process of getting that switched over now. We will either have a new home or a fixed one in the somewhat near future!
We weren't able to get the mini van I really wanted. We looked around and found a older one that is still in pretty good condition. We got an '01 Chrysler Town and Country. So far I love it. Its so much roomier than the little Taurus we had. It also doesn't vibrate as bad.
As far as the whole credit mess up, we are still working on that. We keep getting the run around from everyone. As far as our lawyer is concerned, it is not our problem. He sent them a check and received a letter saying everything was in good standing. We will see.

For a Family update:

Elijah: Eli is doing good. His terrible twos have really kicked in and his temper tantrums and not behaving are really getting him in some trouble. He also has quit an attitude that doesn't help. We are still trying to get him to use the potty. Not working so well. I think we are going to try to get him a little seat to put by ours. Right now we just have to toilet adapter thingy.

Amelia: Millie is doing great also. She is getting so big and learning so much. She now says momma, dadda, and hi. I think she has decided she doesn't want to walk anymore. We haven't been able to get her to take anymore steps. Oh well, she has time.

Charlie: Charlie is working working working. Seems like they have a lot of projects going on at work. He has also been doing a few side jobs here and there. He is also trying to get enrolled back in school. We have to get some thing worked out with financial aid.

Me: I am still in school. It is going pretty good. Other than that I keep busy with the kids, running errands, and KGB. I am thinking about taking up a job at a place I use to work. They are hiring for a house manager and also in the house a friend works at. We will see.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Amelia's Appintment and More

We drove down to OKC Thursday night after Charlie got off work. We stayed the night at a hotel and got up at 6 am Friday morning. We arrived at the OU Childrens Hospital and didn't have to wait long. They took us back and got her weight and everything. Then they tried to put the IV in. The stuck her 4 times and still didn't get it. Her veins blew every time. They had to bring an ultrasound machine in to get it.
After that, they took her to the MRI room and put her to sleep. About and hour and a half later the came out to get us. We went back there and my poor baby girl was peacefully sleeping. She woke up and was a little woozy. They said everything looked good and that we didnt need to come back until Jan of next year.
After the appointments we drove to UCO in Edmond to meet up with a friend. We all decided to go get some lunch. That was a fun and refreshing time. We hadn't seen her in a few months. Then we loaded up and headed toward Enid.
We got to Enid and visited my cousin there. He has bone cancer and we were waiting for the results. They hadnt came in, so we visit for a little while and headed back.
When we got to Tulsa we decided it was time for dinner. Since the kids had been good and kept up in the car or a place that couldnt run around, we decided to take them to Chuck E Cheese. They had a good time.
We got home about 1 am Sat. morning. Slept in until about 11am. We called about our house and that is going to have to go on hold. Too much is going on with our credit that we are going to have to get figured out. It is also keeping us from getting a car. It is bumming me out a little, but we are just going to have to get everything figured out.
Well, that is about all there is to tell for now.

Monday, January 18, 2010

More on the house...

Well more problems have came up while trying to get this house. According to our credit report, we will have to pay around 600 a month back in student loans, when Charlie gets out of school. That makes our debt to income very high. We think we have got that figured out now. We are going to try to enroll in a Income Based Repayment thing Sallie Mae has. There is still a little hope. Hopefully we will find something out tomorrow. Wish us luck!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Stressful Times...

A lot has been going on around here lately and it has been rather stressful. Things are getting better though. Let me give you an update on everyone.

Amelia: Amelia is now 10 months old. She has 2 teeth and is speed crawling like crazy. On Sunday she took her first few steps. Makes me sad. She is growing up too fast :( She goes back to the doctor in OKC on the 22nd to have a MRI done on her face. I guess they will tell us where we are going from there.

Elijah: Elijah turned 2 on the 5th. We had a little get together for him at Chuck E Cheese on his birthday. On Sat. we had a pizza party at Pizza Hut with all our friends and family. He had a blast and enjoyed is toys. Hopefully soon we can start the potty training process. Wish us luck.

Charlie: Charlie is still working at the internet company. He recieved a letter saying he didnt get the job in MO. I was a little bummed, but came to the conclusion that God must want us to stay here.

Myself: I have been struggling here lately. The devil has been getting to me with stress, depression, and wants. I had a good church study Sunday night and it is helping me though. Im just getting frustrated with things not going my way, and of course that is not going to work. It will go Gods way. It seems that the IUD I had, has thrown my cycles off and is causing me much frustration.

The Family: We are all doing good as a whole. We are looking into purchasing a house. We are pretty much approved through the company. We are just waiting on the Cherokee Nation to approve us for some help. Wish us luck on that. It would be an awesome thing to have.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

My little Man is 2!

I can't believe Eli is already two years old. He turned 2 on the 5th. We took him to Chuck E Cheese that night with my mom and little sis. He had a blast eating pizza, blowing out his candles, and playing games. We are having his big party on Saturday at Pizza Hut. It is Ice Age 3 theme. I ca't wait. Here are some pics from Tues.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Christmas and New Year

We did our Christmas the Sunday before Christmas. We had my Mom, little sister, and some cousins over, made a big dinner and opened gifts. We were supposed to go the inlaws on Christmas day, but we got like 8in of snow and couldnt get there. It was ok though. We stayed home and just had family time. Here are some pics from our family Christmas....