Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fast Forward...September 2014

Well, here we are and a lot of changes!  Since my last post, I have taken a position with C4 Database Management and Consulting and loving it.  We felt this is the best decision for our family and allows me to keep our family as priority and spending more time with our spunky Emma Claire - the real reason we still have at least 1 follower still keeping tabs on us.  This is crazy overdo and I will share pictures at least from each month.  I figured that was the best way to catch up and see what we have all been up to since April of this year!
Emma Claire at her WEE School Easter Hunt
Matt's Grandmother (Christine), my Mom, Emma Claire and June (my mother in law)
Me and Emma Claire on Easter Sunday.  Matt had to work a double the night before so he slept while we went to church so he missed out on our pictures.
Daddy and his mini-me.  It makes my heart happy to see these two and the love Matt has for his daughter.
Picking strawberries before the Strawberry Festival in May
Don't mind my crazy look, I just finished the 5K Strawberry Stride and then thought picking strawberries would be another fantastic idea!!!
Just chilling in her own parade...What you do not see is Matt pulling her in the yard card behind our golf cart.
 July 4th with my parents.  We went to Beechbend with my parents and Matt's mom.  We had a blast and ended the evening grilling out at our house with both of our parents.
Segway tours in downtown OKC with our family.  We had an absolute blast and I REALLY, I mean REALLY need to own one of these!
Emma Claire and June enjoying the wonderful weather during the Old Brush Ice Cream Supper
The ending of our dance camp this summer and how best to end a Frozen themed dance camp, but with a real live Princess Elsa!  Those girls were mesmerized by her and secretly I was too.
 Just because we love this ray of sunshine!
Last weekend at a local art fair!
That's pretty much what we do....just hang out and blog every 6 months.  I really would like to maintain this better since I know not everyone follows us on Instagram and Facebook so no promises, but I will at least try to stay on top of things.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Lexie Lou Necklace Party

Instead of having a traditional party, Emma Claire wanted to have a necklace party with a few of her close friends.  If you are interested in one of these, I encourage you to check her out on Facebook, Lexie Lou Designs is the name of her page. 

Emma Claire picking out her beads for her necklace

Alexis (Lexie Lou herself) and Emma Claire

Paige and Piper getting help from their mom, Steph

The girls has the best time and we all had so much fun!

Happy Birthday Sweet One

Happy 4th Birthday Emma oh my how has time flown!  You are the joy of our lives and this is what I shared on Facebook on her birthday:

It's hard to believe our 'not so little' girl is turning 4 today. She came into this world so tiny and small, but she has definitely grown up quickly. We love every minute with her and blessed to be her parents. Emma Claire is independent (i wonder where she gets that from), sweet, spunky, sassy and loving.

I still love this little blurb by a dear friend and boss about Emma Claire and her entry into this world 'Similar to her mother, little Emma Claire Warren didn't want to wait to get things started. She decided that 9 months of pregnancy was just way too long. She needed to get out in the world and win a figure skating championship by 5, finish high school by 10 and be a millionaire by 16. So out she pops (literally) about 16 weeks early. - Stan Gordon'

Thanks to everyone who has been a part of our journey and we look forward to many more years. Each one of y'all are special and have left imprints on our lives. We are truly blessed beyond measure.
January 2010

January 2014

The Elf.....

This year, EC was actually into the Elf on the Shelf this year, so off to get an elf from the North Pole we went.  After reading the story, Emma Claire named her elf, Bubbles. 

Bubbles had fun reporting to Santa and coming back and hanging out in a new spot every day.  Here are a few of our favorites.

Welcome to our home Bubbles

Gone Fishin'

Zip lining in the dining room

Making a snow angel

Bubbles last day/night before she had to go home to live with Santa at the North Pole

Last part of 4th Quarter 2013

Way behind as usual!  I decided to do one post with our fun 4th Quarter.  We had a wonderful Thanksgiving at our house with our family and ate way too much (don't we all!)

Before our families arrived I wanted to get a picture of Emma Claire so I could get our Christmas cards ordered in time.  After about 30 pictures we finally were able to get a couple to use on our card this year and so happy on the way it turned out.
When EC's feeling in the picture taking mood, I can actually get some decent shots of her and obviously filters on my photos ALWAYS help.

December was a busy month with our main charity event of taking 200+ kids shopping, WEE School Christmas Party, Dad's birthday and a trip to see the Rockettes.

Emma Claire at her WEE School Christmas Party
Mom and I took EC to see the Rockettes and she had a blast!  I feel this will be a tradition every year.  She gets so excited and is mesmerized the entire time!
Emma Claire and I before leaving for the Rockettes show

The next day, was Dad's birthday and of course no party can take place without party hats.  We just went to dinner and had cupcakes.  Emma Claire was most excited for everyone to put on their hats.
Even Boomer had to partake in the fun, he was so excited I tell ya!

We rounded our December with Christmas and this year Emma Claire was so much fun.  She was actually excited to see what Santa brought her, but most of all she was excited we finally were able to celebrate baby Jesus's birthday!
Our not so great attempt at a family picture on Christmas Eve at my parents house, but hey you take what you can get.
Goodies from Santa...a bike, baby doll and her favorite - the shopping buggy

Hope every one had a wonderful 2013

EC in her 'moo' hat which one of my sweet customers got for her.  She LOVES it!!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Family Time and Mud Run

I love visits and especially ones which involve our family!  Chad and Madison came up in October for a long weekend and we had a blast spending time with them.  Emma Claire was so excited to spend time with Madison and even Uncle Chad!  

Mom and Madison prepared a tea (apple juice) with treats and Emma Claire was excited.  The girls had their tea time in real tea cups and enjoyed every moment of it.
We then went out to eat on Saturday night at Chuy's and enjoyed a nice visit to the train yard to see Matt before they had to head back to GA on Sunday.  
Love these two!!!!!

Since I've been told I'll do any race for a t-shirt, Jake (my bro-in-law) signed us us for a Zombie/Mud run.  It was a beautiful day to get down and muddy.  We had a blast and I lost my flags to the Zombies within the first 1/2 mile of the race.  Ended up with a few bruises on my legs from the water slide down a hill which I ran into one of our teammates and some rocks.  All in all, we had a good time and doing another 5K this weekend, however it will just be a regular run and obviously a free t-shirt will be involved.
Ryan, me, Larry and Jake (before the zombie chase, bruises and mud)
After and look, we are ALL still smiling!!!
Hope everyone is enjoying the Thanksgiving season and I'm staying true to my word and will not decorate for Christmas until after we clear the table of our Thanksgiving meal!