Tuesday, May 21, 2013
From May 1 to May 18, Owen and I visited my family in North Carolina. It was the first time Owen had met most of my family and the first time I had been home in seventeen months. We had a wonderful time creating fantastic memories. Here are a few pictures I wanted to share with you of our trip.
|Owen meeting his Great-Great-Grandma Callie Goins|
|Owen meeting his Great-Grandpa Woody Goins with my mom|
|Owen meeting his Great-Great Aunt Sue|
|Owen's first visit to UNC-Chapel Hill, my alma mater|
|Owen and my dad|
|Owen, my mom, and my mom's husband Michael|
|One of my dad's photographs of Owen|
|Owen pretending to drive his four-year-old step-aunt's Corvette|
|Owen and me at Myrtle Beach on a cold, windy weekend|
Monday, May 20, 2013
Owen and I are back in Oklahoma City after our two-and-a-half week trip to visit my family in North Carolina. It's good to be back home; we both missed Clifton. Here's what we have going on for our first week back.
I start the week off with Happy Homemaker Monday, which is a blogger connection hosted by Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. Since homemaking is my day job, it makes sense to have a regular update in which I discuss all things homely.
If you have peeked at the news at all lately, you know that Oklahoma City has been beset with tornadoes. This is my first experience with tornadoes, so it is terrifying! Fortunately, we have been spared from any damage or injury. There are supposed to be thunderstorms in the 80's for the rest of the week, but hopefully no more tornadoes.
Right Now I Am:
Watching Arrested Development while feeding Owen grapes and pretzels. We are trying to finish Season 3 before May 26th, when the new season begins.
So much writing to do! So little time!
On My Reading Pile:
Vanguard of Hope by Kathy Steinemann
On My TV:
Favorite Blog Post:
After seeing how much Owen loves RuRu's play kitchen, I have toyed around with the idea of making one for him. This post (in French) gave me a few ideas.
Something Fun to Share:
When Owen runs, he throws his arms behind his back like a cape and yells out a war cry! His direction is usually toward the road.
On the Menu For This Week:
- Mozzarella Pork and Basil Green Beans
- Baked Macaroni
- Fried Chicken and Deviled Eggs
- Tangy Pork and Seasoned Potatoes
- Grilled Steak and Onions
- Glazed Pork and Ocra
On My To-Do List:
- write book review
- update baby book
- vacuum and mop
- go to walmart for gardening tools
- go to human services department
- take dad's package to the post office
In the Craft Basket:
Now that I have finished Owen's regalia, I don't have anything in my craft basket until I have cleaned my house.
If you must leave your husband alone in your home for over two weeks, hire a maid. Seriously. So messy.
Looking Forward to This Week:
Getting my house back in order will be nice, so I can get back into the routine that I cherish. I have an obgyn appt tomorrow that I hope will bring positive news.
Looking Around the House:
The house refuses to stay clean while Tornado Owen is lose, but I try my best. It is also difficult to pick things off the ground now.
From the Camera:
On My Prayer List:
I am praying this week for the victims of the tornadoes this past two weeks in Oklahoma City.
Daily Bible Verse:
On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you." When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you." And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained." John 20:19-23