#coraeveryday2014 Week 2

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Week 2 #coraeveryday2014:
Day 8: My personal little dish washer
Day 9: At yoga aka my happy place
Ps. I couldn't find this picture on my phone so a snapshot will have to do!

Day 10: Took my two monsters out for pizza and ice cream! Missing their daddy big time!

Day 11: Fun Day with Kaci, Mack, Shannon, Jess, Mom and Mason!
Gender Reveal Party planning!!

Day 12: All dressed up for Church. Mackenzie said "Mason looks fancy today"

Day 13: First day back to Mrs. Sherry's since her hip surgery! We missed them so much!

Day 14: If this boy isn't at Momma's feet, he is in the dog food!
Here's for me sticking with something for 2 weeks! Only 50 more weeks to go! ha!

#coraeveryday Week 1

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

 I am taking a picture a day for the entire year! Let's see how this goes!
Day 1: Spent the first day of the new year hanging out with my two loves! Just missing their daddy!
Day 2: The College National Championship game was on while she was supposed to be in bed... She says football is her show so she needs to stay up to watch. (And I let her!)
Day 3: Exactly what does the fox say?
Day 4: Mackenzie got her first BIG haircut (not a trim) and we went to their very first movie in theatre! Frozen was so good!
Day 5: Aunt Kaci was finally back in Arkansas after her Christmas vacation around the US... At least she brought back gifts from Disney Land!
Day 6: Gym Day! Gymnastics for the little girl and Zumba for the big girl!
Day 7: Bath time with this little monster!
I look forward to looking back at all of these pictures at the end of the month/year!

Memorial Day Weekend

Saturday, June 01, 2013

The week leading up to Memorial Day, Dustin's brothers family came in to visit for the week. They live in South Dakota and we only see them every couple of years.

Abigail and Julia wanted to be by Mason all week!
They loved having a baby around.
Julia, Amanda, Abigail and Mason
Mason and his Uncle Danny
The Oaks' grandchildren with Granny and Grandpa

I love my weekend mornings with these three. Chocolate milk and Barney are what keeps our marriage going. haha!

I "accidentally" put the big girl in the baby car seat!
She loves for us to tell her things we did for her when she was a baby, she has no clue that she still is my baby though!

Why does he have to grow so fast? I definitely think the second one grows faster.
Cousins: Julia, Mackenzie and Abigail
Family/Friends and all the babies.
L to R: Moses, Abigail, Julia, Little Danny, Dustin, Mason,
Mackenzie, Bobby John, Wesley, Jared and Lyla
For some reason this picture will not upload rotated but anyways...
Lyla and Mason.
 Lyla is 5 months and Mason is almost 3 months. We had him weighed this week (14 lb) and he weighs 2 pounds more that Lyla. Yikes he is a big boy!
I had to steal a few of these pictures from Amanda's Facebook because I am horrible at taking pictures when there are a lot of people around. Here is Abigail, Moses and Julia. I am sure the next time we see them they will be doubled in size!
Saturday Night we had our 5 Year Life Group Party aka a going away party for our teachers Barb and Glen. Glen got a job in New Jersey and they will be moving up there in June. We are going to miss them so much and can't wait until they come home to visit.
We started going to Life Group in April of 2009 and it has honestly laid our entire foundation as a couple. I don't know where we would be without them and they have helped us to understand each other far better than we could have ever figured out on our own. Marriage is tough, but there isn't anyone else I would want to go through the hard times with.

Do these two look alike or what?
There was child care offered on Saturday night and we dropped the kids off at the Nursery before heading over to the ROC. I turned right back around and picked Mason back up. I am sure he would have been fine, but there were a ton of kids and 4 teen girls so I hated to do that.
Once again, I stole some of these pics off Facebook. Glen on the far left and Barb on the right.

Mason passed out on Dustin at the party.
We played the newlywed game, which we always do, and it never disappoints. I have never laughed so hard. The questions and answers leave us all gasping and dying laughing!
Sunday, we went to church before heading back to Mimi Shannon's house to swim.
Shannon and Jenn smoked Hog and Shannon kept us stocked up with drinks by the pool.
 It was a great time!

Mackenzie and Taelynn

Jess and Mason. Jessica just got a new gig as Sr High Cheer Coach for Booneville. I am so excited for her and I know she will do great! However, this better not mean that she is going to be putting off making us a beautiful baby! :)

This crazy guy has decided to hold his head up even in his car seat. It is killing me to see him doing this! That can't be comfortable.

And, he has also decides he needs a paci. But only in the car. 
On Monday, we went back over the Mimi Shannon's house for more pool time. I didn't snap any pictures but that just means we were having a great time! I do however have one picture for our Memorial Day: 

I love this!
A friend of our posted this and I was dying. Her husband and Dustin both do contracting so this is what they look like while they are on the job.
And just for fun, here are two pictures from Memorial Day 2012. One month before the wedding. This is definitely motivation to lose that last 4 pounds I still have from pregnancy.

Date Night and Tornado in Moore

Friday, May 31, 2013

-Note: It has taken me over a week to post this. I just never felt like I had the right words, but I needed to get it on here before I forgot about it.
Last Saturday, Kaci and Mom watched the kids so we could go on a date!
We went to the movies to see Pain and Gain, and we really liked it! We haven't been to the movies since This Means War came out so it was nice to get to go!
After the movies we met up with Kaci and picked Mason up.. Mackenzie stayed at Nene and Pops house.
Taking just Mason to church Sunday Morning.
Sunday afternoon we went to moms house for dinner. Mimi Shannon called and invited us to swim so we went over for a little bit, came back for dinner and finished the night by riding Pops' golf cart all over their land..

^Notice the princess heels
^Notice who is filling out 3/6 Month clothes!

My babies are definietely loved!
Mimi Shannon and Nene keep these two spoiled rotten!

Mackenzie picked Nene some flowers as we were riding around!
And no she never wears pants!

Coming in from a sleepover at Nene's!
Monday morning was just the start of another work week... Until Alisa came in my office and asked if I heard about a tornado in Moore. My family has lived in Moore forever so I started to panic. She said "I am sure they are fine.. This says its headed toward Sooner Road at 134th" I almost died. Those are the two roads we take to get to my Aunt and Uncle's house. After lots of phone calls and texts, we finally heard from my cousin, Kali, via Facebook. Her internet at work was still working so we were able to chat that way. It seemed like it took forever to hear if everyone else was okay... Here are some pictures I took as a screen shot on my phone as I was headed home from work..  

All of those tweets give me the chills.

When I got home I couldn't turn the news off just watching all of the media coverage on it. Not long after that our tornado sirens went off in town.
When we switched to Verizon we started getting weather alerts from the National Weather Service.
We were expecting really bad weather so we had already packed a bag just in case the sirens went off in the middle of the night. This was the first time we have ever went to the shelter. I have never really been scared but now that we have two kids I just wanted to make sure they were safe.. Which clearly they loved going....
We got back home about 10:30 and our power finally came back on at 5 that morning.
This picture has been all over social media and I love it. In the middle of all of the ruble is a sign that reads "The most important things in life aren't things"
Thankfully our family didn't lose their homes unlike several others. We were supposed to leave that Friday to go to my cousin, Kali's, wedding shower. It was called off after the building had structural damage a few days later from all the rain. We will be going to visit the end of June for Kali's wedding. As much as I can't wait to see the family just to know they are okay, I don't think I will be ready to see the damage to their hometown.

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