Friday, September 9, 2011

Chris' Graduation

I was trying to decide what events to talk about on this blog to get caught up for the past few months since I have not been blogging. I decided that I absolutely HAD to start with Chris's graduation from the University of Oklahoma. This was a huge moment in our lives, and he has been working so hard to reach this goal for the past four years. I am so proud of Chris, and I appreciate him so much for making the commitment to go back to school so that he could get a great job and support our family and so that I could stay home with Jayden. Here are a ton of pictures from May 13 & 14, 2011!
Chris in front of the Oklahoma Memorial Stadium-where the Commencement Ceremony took place.
Chris and I before Commencement. It was SO cold!
Grana and Chris
Chris and Jayden. Jayden was so excited to be inside of the stadium!
Such a cute picture of Jayden and Riley!
Yea! We have been looking forward to this for four years!
Chris walking into the Commencement Ceremony.
The stage. (I feel like all pictures need a caption!)
Jayden holding his glow stick at the end of the ceremony. An OU tradition-graduates hold red ones, and guests hold white ones. (Oh, and he has earplugs in his ears because the fireworks were about to start!)
Fireworks at the end of the ceremony. Still gives me goosebumps just remembering it!
Jayden and Nonni. Guess the earplugs didn't work well enough for him!
Chris and Jamie (Our fav waitress) at Sooner Legends for Chris' graduation lunch on May 14, 2011.
The three of us before Chris' graduation ceremony!
Chris and his parents before graduation.
Chris and his sister, Katie, before graduation.
Jayden and Chris. He was so excited that Daddy was about to graduate...and that he was going to Disney World the next day!
He totally deserved a kiss after all of his hard work. ;)
Yea! The moment that we have been waiting for!
Chris in line to get his degree.
Chris getting his degree.
So proud of him!
My graduate...I love this man so much! :)
Appetizers at Chris' graduation party at my parent's house after the ceremony!
More appetizers...
The cake table...
Mmmmm.....Crimson and Cream cake from Sooner Legends! The best cake ever!
I think Jayden enjoyed the cake! (It's red velvet in case you can't tell!)
The kids loved rolling down a hill in my parent's yard!
Some of our sweet friends who came to the party. Miss them so much!
And finally...I got to hold my sister's baby!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

It's Been a Long, Long Time...

So the last time I blogged, it was May. Seriously...May!?! I cannot believe that it has been so long, but we have had about a million things going on! Let's see, since May, Chris has graduated from OU, we have been to Disney World, Chris started his job at National Instruments, and we have moved from Norman, Oklahoma to Round Rock, Texas. Do you see now why I haven't blogged since May? Oh, and when we moved into our new house, it was absolutely filthy, so I have completely repainted the downstairs, and we got all new flooring throughout the entire house! Jayden has been taking swimming lessons, we bought a puppy, we have gotten involved in our new church, my parents came to visit, and Jayden and I went back to Oklahoma to visit family. We have been SO busy! I do believe that life is slowing down though, and hopefully, I will have a chance to update the blog more than twice a year!

I have actually been dreading this post because so much has happened since the last time I blogged, and I knew it would take forever to post about everything that we have been doing. So...I am going to post some pictures for you of a few random moments over the last few months, and then I am going to do some posts in the next week to get caught up. So, for your viewing enjoyment, here are some pictures of our life since May!

Chris, Jayden, and I at Chris' graduation-May 14, 2011

Jayden's first airplane ride-he loved it! May 15, 2011

Jayden and I at the Magic Kingdom-May 16, 2011

Painting the new house-I am painting it the darker color-June 2011

Boomer-Our new puppy! He's an Australian Labradoodle-July 8, 2011

Nonni and Jayden during our visit to Oklahoma-August 18, 2011

Jayden and Papa John on our Oklahoma visit-August 18, 2011

Papa, Jayden, and Nana during our visit to Oklahoma-August 21, 2011

On a different note, our extended family has been plagued with so much illness in the past few months. We have had three family members diagnosed with cancer since February. They are continuing to get better, but please keep them in your prayers.

Until next time...