21 weeks...5 months

Well we survived the long drive to Padre....it took us 3 days to get there. We left late on Friday night, (like 11) and drove to Fort Worth, we got up to meet Jessie and Colby for breakfast in Waco, then continued to Harlingen. Then on Sunday we went to church, where our car was hit by a non member, I still don't know if they have insurance, we had their license plate number so we'll see. Luckily, it wasn't that bad and the car was still drivable. After grocery shopping Cooper, Jeremy, and I headed over to watch Jeremy's little brother in a basketball game. Ponder was playing in a tournament so we went to watch since we don't get to see him play very much. After the game we took Cooper out to the beach, where he liked to eat the sand, and didn't like the cold water to much. But its okay cause neither did I. Monday was your typical day at the beach, he took a nap with grandpa, and just hung out....until we learned that Dolly was fast approaching. On Tuesday we woke up to a gloomy day, very windy, but huge waves, so everyone but Jeni, Lydia, Cooper, and I went out to the beach to play in the waves. Wednesday was spent inside, while we all watched the hurricane, lost power, and my mom broke her arm. Well, hurricanes are similar to tornados...except tornados are usually over a lot faster. On Thursday we discovered we wouldn't have power for at least 72 hours...so we went for one last walk on a very wet beach and then headed to San Antonio. We had Rebecca's blessing at dinner, where David and Leslie joined our trip and then on Friday went to Sea World which was fun. We ate dinner at the Hard Rock on the River Walk. We made a stop in San Marcos at the outlet mall then continued home. So in all 3 days to the beach, 3 days home, 1 day in a hurricane and 2 days at the beach....now I'm spent. Well, that's the highlights of the vacation, but below is a nice little pictorial of the trip...enjoy! Hope your summer vacation wasn't ruined by Dolly....no I'm not bitter....okay maybe just a little bitter towards Dolly, but we still had fun!

20 weeks

Well this week was busy preparing for our vacation. But we managed to squeeze in some fun...Cooper and I picked blackberries at First Fruits Farm with my friends from work:

They were so good, I made some individual blackberry shortcakes with them, I was planning to make soup, but Jeremy ate all the blackberries before I could do anything with them. I have also officially started the 1/2 marathon training, heres' to my running buddy!

Lastly, thanks to all those that helped watch Cooper this week while my mom was in Houston....Cooper wasn't to happy with her when he saw her on Wednesday night, but no worries, they made up!

Hello Dolly,

Thanks from ruining my first trip to the beach and for breaking my grandmas arm. I hope I don't see you ever again at the beach.


(my mom said more to come later after she gets her pictures organized)

19 weeks

This weekend was so fun and busy! We bought Cooper a car swim toy, and took him to the Wedels to try it out. It's a little big for him, but he liked it. He just chilled in it. I think he likes it, the horn actually beeps, but he can't do it yet. Later that night we went to see Hancock, which is a good movie. I'm proud to say our little 4 1/2 month old behaved better then the entire family sitting behind us. Saturday was filled with grocery shopping, I ran to a shower then Cooper and I made a 3 mile run. That is the longest I have run since he was born, I was very proud of myself, not as fast as I would've liked, but at least I didn't fall over on the street. Saturday night we traveled to Tulsa for Hannah and Chad's wedding. We met one of my best friends from college for dinner, it was fun to see her daughter. The wedding was one I'll never forget. It was a beautiful setting at The Barn in Tulsa. Outside wedding + rain = wet wedding guest, but all in good spirits, as Hannah's dad said, a wedding under old Oak Trees, with the grass under our feet, with a little bit of rain, the way God intended it. It was still an amazing wedding and we are so excited for Hannah and Chad! Sunday was missions Sunday and after a wonderful service I helped with a shower and Jenny came to watch Cooper since Jeremy had Camp. After I got home we took Cooper to visit Chase at the fire station. He got to sit in the fire truck, I'm sure someday he'll appreciate that. The weekend was wrapped up with a good BK, and now Cooper and I are spent! We leave in 5 days for the beach, now that's something to get excited about!

18 weeks

Jeremy and I had a great anniversary. We ate at the Melting Pot and then enjoyed a night full of sleep at the Skirvin. Cooper did so good with grandma and grandpa, he woke up once in the night and then went right back to sleep until 7:30. Last week we had my mom's side family reunion, luckily it was here in town so we joined everyone for meals. Cooper got some ice cream, and he loved it. We ventured out to take Cooper to his first fireworks show, he was interested for a while, however about 15 minutes into the show he was ready to go to sleep. He honestly looked annoyed that the fireworks weren't stopping. It was cute to watch, he wasn't even scared of the noise. Jeremy and I also decided since he had a few days off from camp we would decorate our room, the only room in the house that hasn't really been decorated, so it's a work in progress but it is coming along nicely. I decided since every room in our house seems to have black, blue, and tan, we should use green instead of blue. It is very relaxing and if I ever get it all cleaned up it'll be wonderful. I could take the pack and play down that Cooper never uses, but honestly I'm just lazy. One last thing before the usual beautiful pictorial below, my friend at work brought some blackberries from her parents' blackberry farm today. I don't really like blackberries that much, but I tried these and they are excellent. It's a farm called First Fruits Farm, they are open Thursday and Saturday morning from 7-12, you can pick your own blackberries and I can't remember the exact price but it isn't bad. Also, she said you can eat them as you pick them, I plan on going out there, it is about 3 miles North of Oak Tree on Kelly, so go pick some for your family!


3 years ago today Jeremy and I tied the knot! I can't believe it has been 3 years, my how time flies. In those 3 years we have both gone through several different jobs, experienced apartment living in the best area ever, traveled in Europe, bought a house, bought a car, and had a baby. Basically spent a lot of money. I wouldn't want to do any of that with anyone else! Tonight we have big plans in downtown OKC while Cooper has his first sleepover at Grandpa and Grandma's house. If that goes well we're planning to take a trip for later in the fall.

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