God is Good!

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I was with April on the way back from visiting the Evans at the hospital when she got the call....the Brazilian guy that's been giving them trouble with their visas is approving them on November 7th! I'm so sad that they will be leaving, but so excited for them to start their great work in Brazil. If you have been praying for the McGees, Gotchers, and Nichols, here is proof it works! They'll be sticking around for another week then they're off for at least 5 years. We went to Ted's to celebrate tonight....and we joked that even though we definitely plan to visit them during their stay, we won't be allowed to stay with them cause we'll have too many kids. Guess you never know! Anyways, I know Cooper will miss his temporary babysitters who out of the 12 days my mom keeps him in a month, they've had him 7....maybe she needed a break. They are now officially not ready to have kids!

Annual Pumpkin Carving

Every year since I can remember we have gone to Papa Staff's and Mama Jo's to carve pumkins. Mama Jo calls everyone to make sure we can all be there. This year since we had a busy weekend, the only time everyone could get together was Wednesday night after church, as you can tell by the picture progression, Cooper was wearing out. Also...just curious, has anyone carved a small pumpkin? We've now tried twice to carve on out for Cooper and it's way to hard. Oh well, it's not like he'll remember this Halloween anyway. Just wait until his cool costume pics are posted, he's going to be super cool!

8 Months

Well compared to our relaxing vacation last week, it was all a distant memory this week. Monday I took the day off and Cooper didn't want to take a nap, so I thought we'd go to the park. It's funny how he loved the swing at the park, but doesn't love the one at home so much. Below you can see the adorable pictures of him at the park. Well, after a busy week at work, Friday night Jeremy and I thought it would be a good idea to go for a little 10 mile run, cause with 2 photo shoots, b-ball practice, and an adobtion reception for the Bairds on Saturday we didn't have time to do it then. My wonderful friend, who also is a terrific housesitter (if you ever need one) came over to watch Cooper so he wouldn't get cold. I will say I'm had the best photo shoots yesterday, 1 of the cutest family and another at a wedding reception at Oak Tree, both beautiful families. Then today we had our adopted girls over for lunch and pumpkin carving, it was great to see them since we havent' seen them since the first of September. So that wraps up an ever so busy but great week at the Young house. Also please keep Zane and April McGee, and the Gotchers, and Nichols in your prayers, they were supposed to leave on the 13th for Brazil, but are having trouble with their visas, so they're still not approved to go and as much as April is a great fill-in for my mom who has been gone a lot this month, we want them to be able to start their work in Brazil! Well enjoy the pictures!

31 weeks

We're back from a very relaxing, perfect vacation. It wasn't to short, not to long, and I got more sun then I bargained for. We would highly recommend Puerto Vallarta to anyone, the ocean was so warm I couldn't believe it, especially for being on the Pacific Coast. I got a lot of sleep and had a nice break, which was all worth it to see sweet Cooper's face last night when we finally made it to my mom and dads. It took us about a total of 6 hours to get there, and 11 hours to get back which is crazy, but oh well. While we were in Mexico Cooper I'm sure was royally spoiled by grandma, grandpa, and I'm pretty sure Zane and April as well. As long as it isn't us that's spoiling him, I don't mind him getting spoiled. The most imporatant thing was that he was well taken care of in our absence. Well now I better get on with doing laundry and going to the grocery store, all things I took off today to complete....oh and spending a lot of time with Coop, who I have found standing up with all the help he can get everywhere around this house. It scares me a little because I know he's moments away from busting his head, but actually as I watch him I noticed he is much sturdier and in control then I thought he'd be. Here are some pics, and few I took while we were gone.

We'll miss you!

Well we're headed off early tomorrow morning for a little relaxing vacation, just Jeremy and I, and I will for sure miss Cooper a ton, but in the long run, really its the best thing for everyone. Jeremy and I get to spend some time together, grandma and grandpa get to spend some time spoiling Cooper, a win-win for everyone right!?!
And not to be selfish....but heres to hopefully not raining on us the whole time. (Yes Jeremy will miss him too)

30 weeks?

Why the ?, cause I'm loosing track of weeks. Well last week the Parkers and Warriors came into town, so Cooper got to play with his cousins a little bit. Not to much other exciting news around here, Cooper is more adventurous in crawling around and now goes from room to room. So he's getting harder to keep track of. We may need to make an investment in some gates. Well more to come soon from this week, I need to stay up to date.

Idol Fan....

Does anyone remember this guy?

So the other day, I think it was maybe Saturday while making my 2nd trip to Starbucks (you may say I have a slight addiction) I knew I saw him walking out. The one on Memorial and Bryant...well today at CWBS a lady comes in and says that she saw the "Somewhere over the rainbow" guy at a wedding this weekend, his girlfriend apparently was in the wedding. So I'm not crazy and I did see Jason Castro, who I loved to watch on American Idol because he just looked like he was begging people to vote him off....and he stayed on forever. At least that's one problem in my life solved. I feel better now.

Race for the Cure

Yes its another Race for the Cure post, cause everyone was there. I didn't plan on there being over 16,000 participants in the race, it was so crazy, and I'm so mad we didn't take a picture at the start with Cooper. Jeremy and I did the 5k, while my mom and Sally pushed Cooper in the stroller for the 1 mile, they both said next year they'd rather do the 5k, and if the lady I emailed had told me that strollers were welcome on the 5k race we would've taken Cooper with us....well there is always next year. My mom took these pictures, there is one more, but for some reason Cooper is pushing me out of the picture. So I'm not showing it.

Well next up is the "big one", the Route 66 half marathon in a month, but we're only 1 week away from vaca!

to answer the comment

We got the WII Fit at the video game store my AMC at Quail Springs Mall, I don't remember the name, Game Stop maybe? I know they are hard to find though, they might call you when they come in. Also tomorrow is Cooper's first race...he's going with my mom and Sally, Jeremy and I will see them at the finish line!

WII Fit update

Well for those that were interested in my WII Fit adventure, I'm liking it more. I don't remember if I have mentioned this but you can record other activity, the only bad thing is I think you have to do it on the day you do the activity. I've lost 2.3 lbs since I've started, so its not so insulting anymore. I'm really enjoying the Yoga, especially after the runs, its a great way to stretch out. I haven't been very good about doing this every day so October is a new leaf so to speak and I'm going to attempt to get on it,record my activity, do a body test, and at least 20 minutes of exercise a day. That'll probably last about as long as my no desserts after my birthday lasted, I think all in all 2 weeks on that. However I'm trying out another new eating plan for a few months to see if it works. So I'd recommend the WII Fit, however I will not say this is the reason I lost the pounds, we're in pretty heavy training right now running a lot of miles a week, so I'm sure that can be attributed to that exercise. But I guess all combined its a good thing!

Become a member

Last year I decided that I wanted to try to collect Disney Movies for our kids to watch, so last week I joined the Disney Movie Club. I had been invited before, but was hesitant to join, until I researched it more. Here is my receipt for my first purchase:
Item Qty Ship Qty Price Ext Price
DVD-TOY STORY 10TH ANN. ( 1 1 $.25 $.25
DVD-BABY WORDSWORTH (FS) 1 1 $14.95 $14.95
DVD-BUG'S LIFE(COLL.ED)(W 1 1 $.25 $.25
DVD-(FS)-LION WITCH & WAR 1 1 $.25 $.25
3D CARD - WELCOME 1 1 $.00 $.00

Item Subtotal: $25.90
Tax: $.00
Total: $25.90

$25.90 for all these movies, now mind you I do have to buy 4 Disney movies at the regular price of $19.95 in the next 3 years, pluse the $3.95 shipping and handling, but if I buy them all at once the shipping will be $3.95 plus $1 more per movie. Since I got a great deal on the first order and you are supposed to get special offers I thought oh why not....if you want to sign up leave a comment and I'll send you an invitation.

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