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I am so happy being married and living with my best friend. We adopted our first child, Ari, in 2011 through a domestic adoption and our second, Jude, in 2014.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The Beginning of My Christmas Break

Pleurisy is a common thing to happen to me. No big deal. I just breath in warm air to calm it down and it's usually over in about 20 minutes. Well, this began happening to me Saturday night, so I covered up my nose to breath in some warm air, but it didn't go away. In fact, it lasted all night and I barely got any sleep. I woke up Sunday morning miserable, unable to go to church. The pain had gotten worse. I couldn't breath in at all without strong pains in my left ribs. It continued all day just getting worse and worse, and continuing into Monday. By Monday I could barely even talk without severe pains and getting out of breath very quickly.

My mother began to get afraid I could have pneumonia since the pain was not going away. On Tuesday we decided to visit a minor emergency room, since there was no way I would be able to get into my regular doctor this week. After much poking and prodding from the doctor, it was concluded that I had a pulled rib. Yes, a pulled rib. Who knew such a thing could happen?? Apparently the muscles under my rib are pulled so tightly and tensely that one of the ribs is raised.

Don't ask me how it happened, because I really have no clue how! I just know I'm now on pain pills and muscle relaxers and am feeling mighty fine! :)

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Fun, fun!

I've actually been told Helen Hunt before!

Monday, December 11, 2006

It's That Time of Year...

Saturday night Mike and I went on a date to relax before finals, since we know we'll barely be seeing each other this week! As part of our date we went to go see a movie.

So we arrived at the theatre, got in line, and waited to buy our tickets. Once it was our turn and we had our tickets Mike handed the man the money for our movie and he simply replied with, "It's already taken care of." We both looked at each other highly confused and then back at the man who had just said this to us. He then said, "Someone has paid for your ticket. Merry Christmas!" We were still highly confused, but didn't ask anything else in case he would change is mind!

We then decided to get some popcorn with the money we hadn't spent on the tickets. As we were in line for that I saw several times the women who was in front of us in the ticket line watching us and smiling so joyfully. It made me cry. And have warm fuzzies all over! Something like that had never happened to me before. I thought it just happened in movies! :) It was very nice to feel the sweet and giving kindness of a random stranger. That's certainly what this time of year is all about.

Friday, December 1, 2006

Make That Three Times...

Again, stay safe and warm everyone!

Thursday, November 30, 2006


OC has only cancelled classes once in the past 50 years.

Well, today, they bumped that number up to two. :)

Stay safe and stay warm everyone!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Back to School...

Well, it's 10:30 on Sunday night and Mike and I arrived back to OC about an hour ago. We decided to stay late in Tulsa to spend some time with our Small Group at Memorial. It made for a long, sleepy drive back here, but I think it was worth it. We really missed them.

Only two and a half weeks left of the semester. December 14th is my last day, and I am sooo ready for it to come!! I just want to be home again. Not necessarily because I'm tired of school and ready for the work load to end for a bit (although that is true!), but I'm just a big homebody and Edmond has never felt like home to me. I'm not a very big "social bug" at all. Somewhere between high school and college I became the person you would describe as "shy until she gets to know you." I don't know when it happened...it certainly snuck up on me. But it's who I am now. A shy homebody.

I know I'm young and I need to take advantage of these college years because they're the "time of my life." But really, college has never felt that way to me. I'm having fun and all, but all I really want out of life is to be married and living in Tulsa. I'm far too much like my brother! He got married at 19 right out of high school! At least I'm not doing that. I do enjoy this college time and experience I'm getting...it's just not what I've looked forward to the most in life. Being married and living in my own place (not a college campus) is what I really want.

Or maybe I'm just getting really tired of living with three girls... :)

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Simplicity in life - or as close as we can get these days!

Well, I'll admit it now, I'm not the greatest "blogger" in the world, but I'll give this a shot!

Me, being the not-so-cautious person that I am, have lost yet another cell phone. I don't know how these things happen to me, but they do. Cell phones, digital camera, laptop!, basically anything electronic. They are all continually dropped by me on a pretty regular basis. Well my cell phone began falling apart bit by bit recently. I was soon left with no screen at all, but the ability to still use the buttons. Soon after that it stopped using the capability to charge, so it died and there was nothing I could do about it. It has now become Ethne's play phone. :)

It has been about two weeks now without my cell phone. But what was at first a much inconvenience to me, has since become a peaceful blessing. (Now, if you asked my father I don't believe he would say the same thing! But for me, it has been nice.) It has been a little more difficult to communicate with people, but truly has been so peaceful.

If I want to take a nap, I have no fear of my phone ringing. If I'm busy with a lot of work, there is no phone to interrupt my concentration. I have found myself simply walking to classes with a notebook, pen, and ID card (because without that you are nothing and can do nothing on this OC campus!). It has been very nice taking along just the bare necessities with me, instead of loading up a purse and backpack. During quiet times with my Lord, it has really given me the ability to disconnect from the world and spend truly intimate time with Him. It has just been a very nice experience for me.

Simplicity. It has made my life very simple. I do believe when I get a new phone, I will be turning it off from time to time. :)

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Well, I joined.

It seems like almost the whole church of Memorial Drive is on this site, so I decided I must join! I love reading every one's blogs. It makes me feel home. :) I certainly have not found a church here that comes close to comparing to Memorial for me, so it's nice to keep in contact with all of you from home. I just hope I don't get harrassed as much as Heather! :)

I'm sure I'll be posting more soon.