Showing posts from April, 2014

My Savior Lives

This Easter I was reminded yet again how wonderful God is. We are reading Jesus > Religion in our life group, and while the concept is not new to me, it's a wonderful reminder of who God really is once you strip all of the religious assumptions and obligations away. And the best part is how deeply He loves us as selfish and flawed as we all are. What news could be better than that?! So this Easter, we spent plenty of time thanking God for loving us and sending his Son to live a perfect life, die a brutal death and rise again so we could have new life.

We also got to spend a lot of time celebrating with our families. I had Good Friday off so I headed to Hennessey to color eggs with Quinn and Asher. On Saturday Asher participated in the egg hunt at Bull Foot Park like we used to do as kids. Then the extended Taylor family got together. It was so good to see everyone including Shane, Kelsey and Mirabelle who I hadn't seen since Christmas. Mirabelle is now talking up a storm an…

Sectional Shopping

I am a planner. I like to know what's coming. That's why unexpected things - like Oliver's nervous chewing, for example - tend to stress me out. I am trying to get better. I really do think I'm making some progress, but, never the less, I was feeling a little frustrated when buying a sectional suddenly moved up to the top of our priority list. Don't get me wrong. I have been wanting one for a really long time, I just wanted to have a little more say in the timing of things. But, God knows best. It turns out our tax return will cover the cost of the sectional, making things much easier to swallow.

So over the last few weeks, we've been shopping around for one. I am the queen of buyers remorse, so that usually makes me very indecisive. I second guess myself all the time, and I usually need someone else's opinion before pulling the trigger. It's not the best trait. But after looking around online and at floor models, I actually knew exactly what I wanted …

Sunday Afternoon Naps

The house is clean, I've finished my book and the boys are napping, so I finally have time to blog!

The last few weeks have been filled with beginnings and endings at the Fox house. We had fun celebrating Konnor's first birthday. I was late thanks to the Elk's Blazathon, a BBQ competition I've helped judge for the past three years now. But I got there just in time to see Konnor open his presents and dig into his cake. Kyle even got to stop by for a few minutes and had fun playing with the little ones.

This week, I started a wellness challenge at work, which lasts until June, so we are trying to make healthier choices. More fruits, veggies and long walks with Oliver. Also this week, we got our first win in volleyball! It's been a long, somewhat disappointing season, but we all had a great time on Tuesday night. Victory really is sweet. The final game of our volleyball season is on Thursday, and we face-off with the other Foundation team for ultimate victory. Ho…

Not-so Sping Break

A few weeks ago it was spring break in Oklahoma. For me that used to mean no classes and sleeping until noon. Unfortunately now it just means I get to wear jeans to work. It's kind of a bummer working when the rest of the university is off, so I decided to take a few vacation days to spend time with family. Dad and Ty were at OJAM, the Oklahoma selfbow jamboree (which most of you have probably never hear of, so here's a link). Josh and Kyle were working, so that left Mom, Stacy, me and the kids with some free time. We decided to head to the farm so we could visit the Donahue side of the family.

The day we left for Kansas, the temperatures started dropping. This was Quinn's first long car ride, so we weren't sure what to expect. A four-hour car ride with a 4-year-old and a 2-month-old can get pretty interesting, but both Asher and Quinn did great. When we passed through Meade, Asher was tired of driving, so Mom told him to play a game to help the time pass. So he asked …