Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Verses

I don't really know why, but last January I decided to memorize scripture.  The goal was one a month.  I'm sure I was inspired by the LPM blog.  This was the first time since grade school I had attempted to memorize any of the Bible.  I felt very led to do this and I asked the Lord to help me.  He did, and I've been so blessed by this process.  Each verse has been so relevant to exactly where I was at the time - full of joy, overwhelmed, in need of a promise, encouragement.  God's word is alive!


Jan 3:  Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.  Hebrews 10:23

Feb 1:  For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.  Psalm 100:5

Feb 16:  You are my Lord; apart from You I have no good thing.  Psalm 16:2

March 12:  "Come to me all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."  Matthew 11:28

March 21:  ...we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him. who have been called according to His purpose.  Romans 8:28

May 6:  ...the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.  1 John 4:4

June 8:  Look to the Lord and His strength; see His face always.  Psalm 105:4

July 18:  "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness."  2 Corinthians 12:9

Aug 3:  I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made...  Psalm 139:14

Aug 19:  "The theif comes only to steal, kill, and destroy.  I came that they may have life and have it abundantly."  John 10:10

Sep 27:  For our light and momentary troubles are acheiving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  2 Corinthians 4:17

Oct 25:  Humbel yourselves...that He may lift you up in due time.   2 Peter 5:6

Nov 4:  " thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than yours..." Isaiah 55:8-9

Dec 8:  He tends his flock like a shephard.  He gathers the lambs in His arms and carries them close to His heart.  He gently leads those that have young.  Isaiah 40:11

Thursday, December 29, 2011

21 Weeks

The photo below is me 21 weeks pregnant with Langley - in my office, in Conway, barely showing.  I feel like that was a lifetime ago.

Christmas (in Pictures Mostly)

We started in Arkadelphia then went to Magnet Cove.  We had a really great trip.  I mean, Josh and I both were amazed how much fun we had the whole time and how good Langley was.  No matter how much you love your families, traveling for a week with a small child during the holidays can be stressful - but we were so blessed with traveling mercies, good sleep, and lots of laughter and joy.  And an outragegous amount of presents!

Langley's "toy" of choice this trip was disposable cups.  Foam or paper.  She was highly amused with the cups. 

 She opened presents one strip of paper at a time.  It was cute, but all the adults got impatient so we tore into them for her :-)

 I did have several pictures of our family members, but nearly all of them included someone laughing, looking down, or otherwise unflattering shots, so I didn't include them all.  I clearly did not bring my A game to the Christmas photography.  You are welcome.

 My immediate side of the family.

 All the girls

4 generations.

It was a great holiday!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Our Goings On

Our Christmas plans got delayed by a week after Langley got a mystery virus that caused her to run a pretty high fever and be miserable for several days.  It was not fun, but in the end Josh really needed to be at work those days, so it kind of worked out.  She's feeling better now, no fever for 2 days as of this posting, but is still catching up on her sleep (make that all of us.) 

We hosted our annual Christmas party for the team last Thursday.  It was really fun and we missed the 3 guys that weren't able to make it.  The gifts for dirty santa were pretty good this year.  As we moved I found several things I'd stored and also nice basketball shorts and a Nike jacket that my husband had never worn - so I regifted like. a. champ!  I told them not to expect expensive clothing every year or they will be sorely disappointed.  I made tons of food and they ate a lot, however I know for next year to do NO PIE and NO CHIPS.  They really did not eat one single piece of pie, I was shocked.  But, I do know everyone left full and happy, so that's all that matters!

I hit the 20 week mark in this pregnancy on Monday!  I first felt movement at 15 weeks, but only for the last 2 weeks has it been more noticable and happening every day.  I love that feeling!  It is still sporadic, but the most awesome feeling.  I will never forget the first time I felt Langley move.  I was at a choir concert before Midnight Madness, I think I was 21 weeks.  She was jammin' to the music!  My appetite has definitely increased.  Like whoa.  I'm eating liking a grown man (or 2.)  We find out the sex of this baby on January 3!

Here are some pictures from my phone I had forgotten about.  They are both from game days.

So, we are excited for Christmas!  We've already given Langley her Ipod touch, and she is learning to love it.  She was so confused at first why we were giving her the "phone" and not taking it away!  We have a few days with both sides of the family, then it is back to the 'ridge to get ready for conference play!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011


It took me 2 days to figure out what Langley was asking about when she would say "Zahko?  Where Zahko?"  Zahko = cycle = motorcycle.  We were both so excited when I figured it out!

The other day I was sorting through the mail.  I looked down and saw this...

Thankfully my camera was on the table.  I grabbed it and started clicking away.  She had done all of this herself. The hat, the purse - oh I love this girl!

We were both cracking up at each other!

Then her "zahko" ride was over :-)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Our Weekend

Friday night we had a family date!  First, we went to see Santa.  I have to tell you, this experience ranks in the top 20 funniest moments of my life.  Langley did not cry, but rather put a death grip on me.  She did NOT sit on Santa's lap.  High five, wave, take a candy cane - absolutely.  Get close enough to take a picture- not so much.  I laughed so hard I was crying.  I even told Santa I was about to pee my pants.  Everyone was staring at us, probably because the cute little girls lunatic mother couldn't get herself together.  I laughed all night.  I even got tickled during story time before bed.  I was a mess.

Giving her a little pre-santa pep talk

"Tell santa hi! Don't you like his hat!"

Notice her grip around my arm

This is where I start to get really tickled

Santa was trying so hard.  He was very patient and kind.  I was a blubbering mess.

I had just told santa I was about to pee my pants!

Best friends from a distance.  Notice the antlers.  She wore them until we got back to the car.

antlers, candy cane, post card = happy Langley

I pulled myslef together long enough to get a picture.

The pictures don't do this experience justice.  Great memories, though!  After Santa we went to eat Chinese.  All Langley ate was jello.

Saturday was game day #3 of the week.  We gave up a 21 point lead to lose by 1 in overtime.  Oh yes we did.  Geez.  I also got the Christmas cards mailed.  This is the picture we went with.

As I mentioned we lost last night.  I got up at 5:30 - you can guess why- when I got back to bed Josh was mumbling stuff like "i should've gone zone, why didn't I switch to zone."  He turned espn on by 5:50, so I was up 5 minutes later.  This should explain why I'm finishing a very long blog post at 7 am on a Sunday. 

So, that's our weekend so far.  We'll go to church in a few hours and then I need to buy groceries and I may sneak out alone to do a little Christmas shopping!  I'll let Josh and Langley bond over game film.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Basketball Update

Alternate Title:  Yes, I've Eaten McDonald's for Dinner after 10:30 pm TWICE in the Past 3 Days

Another good game last night from my Eagles!  They have improved in the last month and I'm proud of all the players (and the coach!)  Our record is 4-4, winning the last 3 games. 

I have not been able to take any good pictures this year.  It's either impossible (Langley) or I forget to take my camera (new baby.)  These are the only ones I've taken all season:

The portable DVD player has allowed me keep my sanity!  Langley will watch a movie and I can watch the game.  It's perfect for night games when she is exhausted!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

These are the Days of Our Lives: December 1-7

Christmas round 1

Relaxing before a game.  It  looks like she's got it made, doesn't it?!

A Langley sandwich

A day inside before the first of 3 home games this week...Go Eagles!

"If I give you the fakest smile possible, will you stop taking pictures?"

Daddy at work

Um, it snowed again.

These last 3 pictures I find hilarious!

Today is another game day!  At least it's at home.  Langley did awesome Tuesday night.  I let her watch a movie on portbable DVD player.  I actually got to watch the entire first half!!  When the movie went off and people started talking to her, it all went downhill.  We left with 13 minutes left to go in the game, to her credit it was 8:50 pm, so I felt like she did great!