The Adventures Of Our Little Family Of Three

Sunday, December 19, 2010


It's hard for me to believe it, but I finally made it to graduation and now possess my MBA. I graduated just last night from Oklahoma City University, and had my dad and Jon there to cheer me on. I got a bit teary-eyed during the ceremony, feeling such an enormous amount of accomplishment and strength. I feel like I've been in school forever, and to be honest, there have been times when I wasn't sure if I'd make it through the program. However, through hard-work and determination, I managed to finish my degree with a 3.5 GPA. It was difficult juggling a full-time job, pregnancy and then motherhood, all while studying for my masters degree. Jon told me last night how proud he was of me, and that he and Riley admired me for sticking with it and not quitting. He went on to say that he didn't know any mothers that could do what I had done, and succeed in finishing their degree. I must say, that made me feel like the best mother/fiance in the world. Although I'm feeling sort of saddened that I'll never be in school again, I'm relieved to have finally received what I've worked so hard for the past two years, and my whole life. I am so lucky to have Jon and Riley, who encouraged me the whole way...I couldn't be where I am today without them. Also, I want to give special thanks to my mom and dad, who have always taught me to strive for success, and have given me great advice along the way. I've never felt so happy with my educational background than I do now. I know that now, I have the tools to be as successful as I want to be, and the sky is the limit. I really feel like I can do anything I set my mind to. Hopefully I'll have as much success in passing the CPA exam, as I've had in obtaining my masters degree.

A Trip To Owasso...

Last weekend, Jon, Riley and I made a trip to Owasso to celebrate my niece Caroline's First Birthday. The birthday girl looked adorable as always, and really cleaned-up in the presents category. We stayed with my sister and brother-in-law that night, which gave the cousins some time to play together.

It's so cute to see them interact, because they are about the same size and copy what the other one does. My mom was kind enough to babysit that night, so that Jon and I could go out to dinner with Leslie and John. We had a delicous mexican dinner, followed by a nightcap at John and Leslie's gorgeous new home. We really had so much fun in Owasso, and were sad that the weekend went by so quickly.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Turkey For Me, And Turkey For You...

Sorry it has been so long since I've blogged! It seems like so much has been going on in our lives these days, so I thought I'd update everyone with all of the exciting things happening in our little family.

Thanksgiving was filled with lots of fun, food and family time. My mom came to town to celebrate the holiday with us, which was nice. We had a wonderful feast at my dad's house in Oklahoma City, and Riley really enjoyed eating mashed potatoes, rolls and stuffing. He didn't care too much for the turkey (which was a shock) but he absolutely LOVES coconut cream pie. Riley acted like a typical male...he ate so much that we had to take his jeans off and let him watch football.

That Saturday night was the big OU/OSU bedlam game, so mom and I cooked a delicious feast for us to eat before the game. Obviously, we all know how the game ended, and were excited to see our beloved Sooners victorious. The game was so stressful though, and I thought at many points Jon might have a heart attack, as he was so into the game.

We ended the weekend with a family photo shoot at a beautiful park in Norman. I wanted to get pictures taken for our Christmas Card. Despite the awful windy weather, we managed to get a few cute shots. However, I don't think Jon and Riley particularly liked having our pictures taken...they would have been happy to spend five minutes on family pictures, rather than an hour.

Overall, we had a very busy, yet wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. Jon and I are so thankful to have Riley in our lives!