Sunday, August 29, 2010

September Already?!...

What is with 2010?! Each month that comes just slaps me in the face? Like where the heck did August go? OR July, June, May, April, March, February or even January go? Did I not just move to Texas? Apparently I didn't, we just moved to Oklahoma. I feel like I blinked and this year is practically over. And still I'm wishing for fall! I'm ready to say goodbye to the 100+ degree weather!

Happy September, friends!

Friday, August 27, 2010

It's FRIDAY!!!...

I'm so glad it's the weekend. This week has really been a tough one. Glad I can put a check mark next to it and enjoy the weekend!

1.Jason had his last round of chemo start this week. He ended up getting really sick, which absolutely breaks my heart to see him hurt that way. I wish I could take the pain away and deal with it myself, but at the same time I know it's good for him to be the one to handle it, and own that he did this on his own. He went to school again today, so he is doing much better. I just hope we are almost to the finish line! He's an incredibly strong guy and I'm more and more proud of him each day. I will continue to wear my livestrong bracelet proudly and think of him and all the other people out there fighting cancer.

2.On to the weekend plans- I think tonight Dylan and I will head to Norman and have a sweet tea date. It will give us some good car time and since I don't have to wake up early tomorrow, I'm more than happy to stay up later than normal to spend time together :) Sometime this weekend I plan on settling in FOR REAL. Get it all done for good. So then next week maybe my brain won't feel so full.

3. I'm so behind on my DVR I can't even see straight. I went from loving my TV shows to almost not liking them. It's the weirdest thing. I think now that I'm busy all day every day, TV doesn't appeal to me or something? I plan on fixing this this weekend, because I do love and miss my shows. Other than Big Brother I am completely behind on e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. Hopefully I'll get that in check too.

4. Also, I don't miss Amarillo, but I am really missing my friends. If any of you guys are reading this, I do miss you! Please come visit us soon!! :)

Happy Friday, Y'all!! If you made it this far, I am sorrrrrry! It's quite a brain dump!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Dylan Ross...

Top Ten-I love you becauses...
.You have the kindest heart I know. You make me want to be a nicer person :)
.You make me laugh every darn day.
.You don't even know how handsome you are.
.You love both of our families. A lot.
.Of the way you love Piper. I can't wait to see you with our own (human) children.
.You not only set goals, but you achieve them. Quickly. Which is so so admirable.
.You know how to love me. Even when I'm hard to handle.
.You are not only smart. But you are silly, you're always making me smile.
.You amaze me. Everyday.
.& Finally.

Because you're my best friend. You make everyday a better day.
I love you, forever & always.
Happy 23rd Birthday, Handsome!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Week One, Complete...

Well, we've been in Oklahoma for one week now and we still don't have to go back. That is a fantastic feeling! We both have worked half of a week at our jobs, and both of us LOVE them. Dylan is loving his new station, and the other guys he's working with. He made his TV debut on Friday night, and was introduced to OKC. I can't tell you the feelings I had watching him living out his own dreams. I mean it was a big deal to watch him on TV in Texas, but that was never his dream job, just a great job doing what he loved to get him where he wanted to be. For us to be in Oklahoma City, and for him to be covering sports in Oklahoma and watch my husband doing what he was made to do made me feel more pride than I ever knew I had. He is one talented guy, I can't believe all of our dreams are coming true. Everyday I feel like we're going to wake up from this incredible dream we're living. I hope we never take for granted the things that we have been blessed with. This crummy year is starting to take a big turn for the better, and you won't hear me complaining! God's plan is always better than my own. Just when I start to think my way is better he throws me a curve ball and proves me wrong. Like I said before, I am more happy than I probably ever have been.
I am loving being at my old job, and am getting more and more excited to teach Enrichment. I went to Lakeshore and Mardel yesterday and found way more than I needed! I'm pretty sure I could spend an entire day in those stores. I have only two weeks to start planning, and I'm hoping I'll get some good hours in these next few days.

On a completely other note. My mom's birthday was last Wednesday and I was too busy to post about it, but I wanted to wish her a BIG belated Happy Birthday!!! She is the best mom in the whole wide world. I hope one day I can be half the mother that she has been to me and my brother. She is one amazing woman and she deserves everything she ever wanted!

Happy Sunday!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


are finally DONE moving!!!

We are not quite settled, but well on our way.
We both start our new jobs tomorrow. :)
We are lo-ving being back home.
We are more than thankful for everything that has happened to us in the last 2 weeks.
We better get some rest for our big days tomorrow.

More on tomorrow later. Goodnight!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Complete Chaos...

I feel like I'm living in the remnants of a tornado. It's awful. I feel like I'm doing so much, but when I look around it just looks like a complete mess. I wouldn't say I'm clean by any stretch, but messiness starts to drive me mad. So this right now is making me crazy. There's no hope in making it clean, it's just chaotic and down right scary. Dylan and I's moms are coming tomorrow morning, and I'd love nothing more than to have the majority of everything done.. but I just can't seem to conquer this packing business. I'm a terrible packer. I love love unpacking but hate packing. I promised myself I wouldn't complain about getting to move.. but it is wayyy more difficult than I bargained for.

My brain is over flowing with questions- When do I pack my dishes? Will I need them in the next few days? How do I pack books when they are all shapes and sizes? Will I need my purses in the next six months, or will I be fine with my trusty Michael Kors? How do I pack a weird shaped apothecary jar? If I put my enormous collection of earrings that is displayed on my earring frame in a plastic bag will they get really tangled, and how will I untangle them? How am I supposed to put all of our hanging clothes into boxes when we will need to wear them next week?


Only four more days... I can do it!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

I'm a Deal Maker...

I know I should be packing, but I feel like laying out instead.
Here's how I justify this in my brain-
If I lay out today, I must pack 10 boxes before I go to sleep.
Off to the pool I go.

p.s. My brother came into my parent's living room last night with a huge smile on his face and told my mom and dad that he couldn't feel the lump under his chin anymore. This just brings tears to my eyes. The chemo has not only taken his hair, but it's taken his lump, and next it can have his cancer. I'm one happy sister. Praise the Lord.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Moving Mode...

I'm on a moving rampage.
Instead of things getting boxed and ready, things are getting real messy.
I'm sick.
I can't wait for our mom's to be here in FOUR days!!
I need help.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Just another day at the hospital...

In the last month I've spent more time in the hospital than I probably have in my whole life combined- and that is saying something seeing as how I am still living in Texas and the hospital is in Oklahoma City. Can you imagine how much time my brother has spent here? Yikes! Wayy more than anyone should, I can tell you that much.

Today is his round two cycle of chemo. Each cycle lasts 7 days, but the 1st day is always the longest. The first cycle we spent 13 hours at the hospital, and today (cycle 2) it's looking like we'll be here just as long. My mom, brother and I are just trying to enjoy our time together and keep my brother's spirits up. I think he gets a kick out of my mom and I's relationship. She is quite hilarious and when the two of us get together it can be pretty entertaining. For dinner my dad and husband will come spend some time with us to help pass the time. Thankfully we all have our laptops, iPhones, a deck of cards, some movies and a TV to help the day go by quicker.

So far so good today. He's been great. Who am I kidding? He's been great through this whole process! I can't imagine any 17 year old handling it any better. This morning we had to re-shave his head, and I'm not going to lie to you, he's looking pretty darn cute! ;)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Just Call Me Mrs. Productive...

SO in the last 24 hours I have...

-Set up a cancelation date for Cable/Internet
-Set up a cancelation date for our Electric
-Hired Movers
-My husband put in our notice at our apartment.
-Scheduled a Moving Truck
-Cancelled Netflix
-Got my Mother and my Mother in law on board to come next Tuesday to help us speed pack and drive us back to Oklahoma.

Now I must begin gathering boxes. Happy Tuesday!!

Monday, August 2, 2010


I have been a little MIA this week. I have known something was a brewin' for the last 9 days. Biggest secret of my life, so far.
You ready to know it too? .....

One of the stations in Oklahoma City, has been in contact with MY husband for a potential job oppurtunity there. We have been praying big prayers this summer that some kind of door would open for us. Everything going on with my brother has really been hard on me, and I just needed to be in Oklahoma. We first got contacted a week ago last Thursday,(moments after my last post I might add!) and I knew that this oppurtunity was different than the others. We decided to hold it in because we didn't want to have another potential job come to the table- get our hopes up(everyone's hopes up)-and get them crushed like they have before. But, I just knew this would be different. It was too clear that it was a God thing for me to doubt it for even for a second. The timing is perfect, the job is perfect, everything around it is perfect.

It is clear that this is the path that God has laid out for us, and you bet your bottom dollar we are not doubting it for a second. We are following with sprinting legs and huge open hearts. Jeremiah 29:11 says "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." About a month ago I put that specific bible verse on my side bar on my blog. This verse has been really weighing on my heart since I heard about my brother's cancer. Little did I know the true power in that verse and how relevant it would be in my life. It just makes me smile from ear to ear writing all of this. This day, August 2nd 2010, exactly one month from the day we learned my brother has cancer, we found out that we are moving back home! OMG! It's still not real!

I am SO thankful for this day and am so proud to announce that my husband is the newest member of the KFOR Sports Team at News Channel 4 in Oklahoma City! It's the number one rated station in the city, and the best sports team too. We could not be prouder or any more thankful! We could not be more excited! Not only does Dylan have a job, but I will get to work at my old job and we both will be happy as can be! We both will start our new jobs on August 18th. (Which just so happens to be my mom's birthday! Coincidence? I think not.) This is REAL! I can't even handle my excitement. We're really truly moving back to Oklahoma!! :)