Country Livin’

There are some things that living in smaller towns provides that living in cities simply can’t. Tractor rides…. The unashamedness of wearing hats… Feeding animals… Homemade Ice Cream… And the kindness of strangers… In the convenience store in the nearest town… Who sold us the vanilla from what they had in their kitchen…. For 27 […]

Three Words to Describe You

Three Words to Describe You

I was in a pageant once. Once. It was kind of a default thing- 5 people were voted from each high school class to compete as a fundraiser for the dance club. Eh- I’ll try anything once. It was actually a lot of fun, though I don’t think I would have liked to make it […]

Thank You From The Parents

Thank You From The Parents

Mom and dad were absolutely blown away by the response for their upcoming anniversary surprise– and for those that are still coming in! They wanted to give a shout out before they started all the individual “Thank-you’s”. So- here they are! We’d like to say a huge thank you to all who participated in our […]

1st Birthday Party

1st Birthday Party

This last weekend, we visited the family in Altus, OK, to celebrate Baby Girl’s 1st birthday. I learned a very important lesson very early. I actually don’t know that it was a lesson as much as it was just a way of life. No one sat down and told me “this is the way it […]

24 Hours a Day

24 Hours a Day

“…millions like ya are livin’ in a kid’s world, playin’ games, touchdowns, no worries, no responsibilities. Life ain’t no damn football game. Life ain’t just a bunch of high spots. You’re a thirty-year-old kid. Soon you’ll be a fifty-year-old kid, pretendin’ you’re hearin’ cheers when there ain’t any. Dreamin’ and drinkin’ your life away. Heroes […]

Lessons from the Zoo

Lessons from the Zoo

…because I think about everything… Ha! We went to the zoo for Mother’s Day, mainly because Little Bit has been rather obsessed with monkeys lately. “Oh-Ah-Ah-Oh” is the sound she makes when she sees one or if you talk about them. It’s fantastic. She didn’t nap AT ALL (in fact, this is as much rest […]

Mother’s Day 2012

Mother’s Day 2012

I know I’ve already posted this picture…but I feel like it’s the most appropriate representation of what this day is all about. I am so very thankful for the examples that I have in my life of how to be a good wife and mother. My grandmother (far left) has been married to my grandfather […]

It Just Isn’t That Simple

It Just Isn’t That Simple

Remember those days when a box and some sticks were all that you needed to be entertained for hours? When your greatest fear was that you were having spinach for dinner? And answers like this actually got you an A? Man, those were the days. And things were so black and white. Don’t steal. Don’t […]

It is Finished.

It is Finished.

It is finished. Year one of medical school is over…along with year one of motherhood. Talk about Bittersweet at its finest. First things first. Cheese sticks and Dr. Pepper from Sonic (because that’s how I roll). Now that I’m sitting on my couch—in a completely quiet house—you would think that I would be running around […]

23 and 1/2 hours

23 and 1/2 hours

In Bounding Into Health I talked about how important it is that we take care of ourselves. So practically, what does that look like? Being in medical school, I like evidence. Good evidence. I also like to prevent disease as much as possible. So when asked what is the number 1 thing that can not […]