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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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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.