we had an amazing weekend. we drove up to oklahoma to see our very good friends, the kersh's and the hollis'. we got there late friday night and stayed the night at the hollis'. saturday morning we headed over to micah and sunny's. it was so good to see them. we had not seen them since last summer at jeremiah's wedding, and had not seen the kiddos since our wedding, two years ago. creed and rinn had grown up so much and were so fun to hang out with. jude, the newest member of the fam, was sick most of the weekend, but was adorable none the less. they adopted him from korea this year, and he is the sweetest, cutest little guy ever! even though sunny was 100% convinced that i came there to tell her i was pregnant and i had to let her down ...craziness...i think the weekend was perfect! we hung out there all day saturday, and had fun just playing with the kids and chatting. we did get to experience orange tree...a yummy frozen yogurt place in town, and it was delicous! sunday we went to church with the hollis' and got to see micah lead worship! he is by far one of my favorite worship leaders, and it was good to hear him sing again...so talented! that afternoon, after some yummy hideaway pizza, josh and sunny and i went to see a movie. that night micah went with us and the hollis' to red rock, where wade waits tables. it was so good and a beautiful place. yesterday we shared a yummy breakfast with the hollis' and wade's girlfriend, and of course, dana! all the way from russia! i love her so much and it was a blessing to get to hang out with her on skype and talk a little. she will be home soon, and i can't wait! here are some pics from the weekend...enjoy!

josh and i listening to creed and rinn read freckleface strawberry. before that we got to hear rinn recite hiccupotamus...cutest thing i've ever heard!

beautiful rinn

jude...with his huge smile. we got to see this quite a lot the last day we were there. i was very glad for that, and i know sunny was too!

mommy and jude

me and rinny

all three kiddos. crazy talented energetic creed. sweet loving smiley rinn. and drugged out jude! haha...just kidding, poor guy!

creed and rinn did many creative shows for josh and i. this is charlotte's web. rinn was the goose!

rinn in her adorable ballet outfit

josh and creed with their card creation

cutest boys ever!

thursday night, before we left for oklahoma, travis and rebecca took us to an astro's game. although they lost, our seats were sweet and it was fun to hang out with them. pray for them. they just bought a house and should be moving in july! yay!

our seats were right behind home plate on the 2nd deck. i'm pretty sure we almost got hit by a ball like 3 times. close enough for me to hide anyways!

trav and rebecca

great great weekend! can't wait to see my friends in oklahoma again soon. thank you wade and marlene for letting us stay there. your house looks amazing and it was wonderful to spend time with ya'll. micah and sunny, love you so much...always a blessing.

good night!


i finally did it!

well, i finally graduated! it was a really really long time coming, and it feels great to be finished. i graduated friday from university of houston with a degree in english literature. after seven years of college and four schools later, it is hard to believe i am finished...well, with that part anyways. i have applied to sam houston state university to get my master's in library science, but i have not heard from them yet. anyways, here are some pictures of graduation weekend. the pictures from inside the pavilion were all very dark, so i left those out. i also didn't have any pictures on my camera from my party on saturday, but niki posted them on facebook, so check those out.

me and my oh so supportive hubby...he's the one that convinced me to walk!

my best friend, so glad she came. niki and her mom and sis all came to cheer me on. i thought that was so so so sweet.

josh and i at my parents house that evening.

my great grandma. she wasn't able to make it to the long boring ceremony, but she was there to congratulate me that evening at my small family party. love her! :)

my amazing parents

my wonderful parents-in-law :) they also came to cheer me on, along with my sis-in-law nikki and vicki and jeff...thanks you guys for all the support!

my favorite 2 little grads! this is the only picture i got from my party on saturday...but it's a good one!

saturday night and sunday josh and i redid our little half bath. we painted and got a new mirror, picture, light fixture, and some other little stuff. i think it turned out great!


after...yes, it's purple!

that's it! oh, please keep praying for my pappaw. he is back in the hospital. he has an infection in his spleen and is in lots of pain. and also pray for the desouza family. maura, their daughter, passed away with cancer on tuesday. she was only 22 years old and had an awesome heart. praise God she is in heaven today, but pray for her family as they heal. thanks so much!


catch up...again!

ok, so i haven't posted in forever, AGAIN! i have had finals and i still have one more before graduation next friday! agh!!! it's so close! so here are some quick picture updates...enjoy.

parker's 2nd birthday party...seriously, the cutest little boy EVER.
courtney did a fireman theme party at her dad's station. everything was so cute.
parker with his daddy...daniel and courtney did a great job with his party!

we got him a bubble blower mower...hope he likes it!

last weekend, carlie, cindi and logan's littel girl, had her 1st birthday party. it was out at tranquility ranch in magnolia, where logan's parents live. they live on a ton of acres with ponds, trees, horses, an awesome house, and probably lots more. the weather was perfect and it was so good to see the ingrams!

pretty picture of the ranch

cindi helping carlie with her presents

she started out timid with cake...she wasn't feeling very well :(

but then she got into it...literally! hahaha!
one weekend josh and i went downtown to see megan and jeff and we went to a jimmy lafave concert. it was a rainy night, but the concert was amazing and it was so great to hang out with them.

the fuse girls ministry had an 80's self defense night. the girls did a great job dressing up. harvey taught them some neat self defense tricks and they got to practice them on each other. it was hilarious to watch. don't worry, no one was injured!

tammy, renee, and donna

abby and shelby pretending to fight...nerds!

welp, that's it. sorry, kinda boring. i will post again soon, i hope!

oh yeah, pray for shelby, in the picture above. her aunt had open heart surgery on monday and really needs miraculous healing right now. pray for the family too as they deal with this and try to be the strength behind her in this weak time. thanks so much!