Saturday, May 21, 2011

He's a Doctor Now!

My brother, Ty, graduated last Friday from medical school. He is now a Doctor of Osteopathic medicine and will do a 5 year residency in general surgery. Congrats to Ty and Lindsey on such a distinguished accomplishment!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Mother's Day 2011

The weather was so warm Mother's Day weekend that the kids spent most of it in their swimsuits. We spent Saturday in Duncan with Faron, Chrisie, Cole, and Ryan. We missed Charlotte because she was in the hospital after falling and breaking her pelvis.

On Sunday, we had lunch at our house with my parents and Trace, Sarah, Nathan, and Wade. Not many pictures here...wind was 30+ mph and temps in the 90s. Very hot!

1st Grade Picnic

Lillian and friends celebrating the end of school.

Monday, May 9, 2011

This Made My Day

Simple Mom

Scroll to the bottom of her post and read the end.

I'm one of those people who has "help." It all started as my little reward after starting a lifetime of daily injections for MS treatment. Then, after moving and starting a new job, I tried to make a go of it all on my own. And failed...miserably. Enter another cleaning lady and some organization to my chaotic life. I felt this great sense of guilt that I couldn't "do it all" like my mom always seemed to do. Sure, I wear many hats including working outside of the home, but so do many other people. I almost can't justify the expense. BUT...having someone else to clean the bathrooms and clean the windows gives me more time to enjoy my kids and do things I'd rather do. After reading the post on Simple Mom, I latched on to the idea we can't thrive if we are stretched so thin that we have nothing leftover for ourselves.

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! Even if you don't hire help for your daily chores, take 5 minutes for yourself so you will have the opportunity to thrive.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Beauty and The Beast

Found this on my little camera and realized I'd forgotten to post about this. Mom treated Lillian and I to Beauty and the Beast, the musical. It was in February at the Civic Center Music Hall in OKC. Another great musical! (Shrek is still my favorite!)
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