Sunday, June 29, 2008

Baby Shower pics!

Our brother and sis -in-law and our adorbale Neice and Nephew!
Matt with his dad and brother!!!
Me and my oldest friend Jennifer!!! I was soo excited to se her!
Me, Mom, and my sister!
Me and Katelin!
The amazing spread Cindy prepared!!!
Proud Parents to be!!!!
Katelin and her oldest friend Stephanie!
Mom and her good friend Anne!
Grandma and Grandpa with Ron

Baby Stewie :) This is a baby that matched our cute corsages! I think its adorable!
Grayson's name was on the mantle with family pics from each side of the family! I thought this was a cute touch that Cindy came up with! I loved it!!! Seeing all the people in the photos this little boy is going to be loved!!!
Josiah posing in front of the display of the cute animals that Cindy got as decorations!
Selah eating a cracker...waiting for the party to start!

Matt and Me with the Boyters!!! Our high school choir directors! I was so much fun to see them!
Us posing with the amazing cake Brandy made!

This weekend was our first baby shower in Houston! Matt's parents threw us the greatest shower! We got lots of great stuff for Grayson and saw friends and family that we haven't seen in a while!!! I will post more pics in a bit!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

We have arrived in Houston!

Mom and Katelin and I have arrived in Houston tonight! We made it safely and we were welcomed by a wall of heat and humidity... after we wringed out our clothes we made it to baggage claim to pick up our bags and meet Grandma and Grandpa outside to take us home.

I'm soooo excited about the shower! Cindy has gone all out with favors and the little details for the shower! I'm so excited to see everyone this weekend! I will post more about our trip and the shower as the weekend continues!

Grayson's Room So FAR!

Here's a pic of the whole room... as much as I could get in the pic.
Here's a Picture of the great dresser Maw-Maw and Paw-Paw gave Grayson!!!!
We can't wait to fill it!

We hung pics of Grayson's cousins on the wall!

Pic of the crib and bedding Gigi and Papi got Grayson!

Close up of the bedding!

Today we are going to Houston for our first shower!!!! I wanted to post pics of the great stuff Grayson has already gotten for his room! I love his room and my favorite thing is the tree that Grayson's Auntie Katelin made for him!!!

I will post pics from the shower on Saturday!!! Pray for safe travels!

Friday, June 20, 2008

5 years of bliss! :)

Today is our 5th wedding anniversary!!! I can't believe it's been five years since we walked down the aisle!!! I am so incredibly blessed to be married to such a wonderful man! Matt is my best friend and I can't imagine a day without him! We have been married for five years but in December we will mark our 10th anniversary of our first date!!!! It's weird to think that Matt has been apart of my life for TEN YEARS!

As I said I'm so incredibly blessed to be in a wonderful marriage to an AMAZING man! Matt has been sooo good to me especially these last 9 months :) I am thrilled to give him a son and so excited to start this new chapter in our life of parenting!

Matthew - You are everything I ever could have imagined in a husband and MORE! I have no doubt that God made you espeacially for me and I thank the Lord daily for the blessing we have in our lives! Thank you for loving me the way that you do! I look forward to the next 5 years and MORE! I love you!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Family of Christ VBS video

Here is the video I put together for Family of Christ's VBS! Not only did I do the video but I filled in for my mom to do the open and closing for two days since she was moving Andrea and Kaleb to Tulsa. It was a fun week and I always enjoy putting together little videos like this!
Hope you like it!
Dum dum da dum dum da dum da dum da dum... YEP the water heater is officially broken! So after all that hard work of flushes the thing by myself the very next morning still brown water coming out of the hot water in our faucets and tubs. That day we got a letter in the mail asking if we wanted to renew our Blue Ribbon home warranty. We completely forgot that when we bought the house we got a warranty on all the appliances!!! PRAISE JESUS for home warranties! We called and they sent a guy out today who flushed the water heater 3 times with a special pump thing and the problem only got worse! Soo... that means that the warranty will pay for the majority of the cost of replacing the water heater! THANK YOU LORD for providing for this financial need! I was beginning to really stress about it! God is Good all the time! All the time God is Good!!!
The crazy amazing thing... the warranty runs out this Friday!!! SO GOD IS AMAZINGLY GOOD!
I will keep you updated on the water heater drama :) I can't wait to take a bubble bath when we get the new one installed!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Kristen the Handy WOMAN!

So tonight I think I have experienced my first step to nesting! Tonight I flushed our water heater all by myself while Matt is working!!!! Our hot water has been running brown and we decided we needed to get a plumber out and check it out before we take a weekend get-a-way for our upcoming 5th year anniversary just in case we had to replace the waterheater with our get-a-way money :) ! So the plumber came out and went over with me how to step by step flush the water heater... he said he could do it for me but I would just be spending money for him to do it when I was capable. So after going up and down and up and down...and up and down our two flights of stairs (upstairs and basement) I sucessfully flushed the water heater and re-lit the pilot light and got it buring again. I never knew until now that there is an actual burner that burns constantly to heat the water... just thought it magically heated it...kinda like a microwave :)
SO... now I'm done flushing its 9:00 o'clock at night and I have to CLEAN the bathtubs where the brown water left a fun mess! I'm exhausted but I'm determined to take a nice hot CLEAN CLEAR bubble bath tonight to relax!!
I told Matt and my mom I feel Manly!!!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Golf Tourney at the Broadmoor

Josh had his youth Golf Tournament at the Broadmoor and Kari and I were in charge of registration and Katelin came and took pics of the golfers to help out. The views from the course are AMAZING! If I golfed, I would golf there... I bet my grandpa might want to come up for next years tournament... He's a big golfer! Which reminds me of the one time he took me and Matt and our friend golfing in Texas. I think he had high hopes of me getting the hang of it and we could go golfing together... I think he was a little disappointed when I fell asleep in the Cart! :) Sorry grandpa!

Kari and I had fun running around in the golf cart all day!

Camping Pics!

Me and Matthew in the Pop up!
Matt and Josh with their new pipes! HOW COOL!

Dad and Matt Goofing off!

Dad throwing for Ladder Ball - Impressing his LADY

Marc and Kari enjoying the campfire... well somehow the smoke always followed me or Marc... After the first night its more frustrating than anything!

Mom and Dad the first day excited to camp in their NEW Pop-Up... My's quote of the weekend..."This is my kinda camping! (with a Pina colada in Hand)

Josh wanting to Play!

Josh starting a fire on his own... the fire starter won. But it was good entertainment!

Kari with her Pina Colada! Very Happy!

Here are some pics of us camping over the Memorial Day Weekend! We went camping in the POP UP camper for the first time with Mom and Dad and Josh and Kari and Marc (for a night) slept in their tent! We went into town to shop and go to the art fair, Matt and Dad went fly fishing Sunday morning, but their MOST FAVORITE GAME - LADDERBALL! Dad showed us how to impress "My Lady" and Kari Keithley was on her game! Matt and Josh beat Dad and Kari in the whole grand scheme of things but in the long run the pipe beat JOSH! :) OH and it did SNOW a little bit!!! It was crazy!

We had a really good time! I was proud of myself, camping at 6 months prego! Of course I was in the pop up off the ground with a heater, electricity and bathrooms equipped with showers just a few steps away! VERY PROUD INDEED!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Texas Shower Approaching!!!!

Today the invitation to our Texas shower came in the mail!!!! Cindy and Grady our throwing us a shower at the end of June in Houston and we are sooo excited to see friends from high school, college, and our family!!! I just LOVE this inviatation!!! SOOO cute!!! It was so much fun to get it in the mail! I took out their address for the blog... but I wanted to share with everyone how stinkin' cute it is!!! I hear my mom-in-law is having a blast with the shower!!! I know it will be so much fun!!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


SO Matt felt GRAYSON kick the other night!!! It was so much fun and I think it makes it more real for Matt!! I was really excited that Grayson decided to get over his "stage fright" and show Daddy his strong kicks!

Last week I took my Health and Life insurance test to get licensed for my parents business and I passed my test the first time on all four parts!!! I was so excited I went to my parents hour and literally slept from 10:30am to 4:00pm... I was so physically and mentally drained I couldn't get up!! I love my job! Where else can you work and decide to the sleep all day at the "office" :) I'm just so thankful that God helped me through and got me through the test on only 4 hours of sleep from the night before!

Memorial Day we went camping in Estes Park and I am going to post some pics soon...

Matt is still working the night shift at his job which we are still blessed to have with benefits... in the mornings he is now coming to work with me and trying to learn the international insurance business from my dad and get some groups in the door to sign up under his agent number and get us some commission checks to pay for diapers! :) He's doing great and he likes chatting with Mission Administrators from around the US about their upcoming mission trips and outreach. If you have a mission trip coming up and need insurance give us a call!!!
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Lastly, we booked our tickets to Houston for our baby shower that Matt's parents are throwing us! We are sooo excited to see friends from high school, college, and family!!!! Cindy has gone all out from what I hear and can't wait to see what they have in store for us!!! I'm so thankful for great in-laws! And can't wait to make them grandparents again :) This will be their third!!!

That's about it for now!!! I will try to post pics from camping... maybe if I get the courage i will post a prego pic... will see :)