Friday, November 14, 2008

Catch Up.....Again

I'm quite behind on blogging and reading blogs, yet once again. But I have to be honest, I have not felt like blogging much and thought for a few days maybe I should stop. But I'm pressing on. I have loved the people I correspond with and those I have met. And I want to maintain those relationships so I apologize for not being up to date in over a week! I plan to try to read some blogs today and catch up throughout the weekend.
Last week, I think it was Thursday, it was pouring down rain when I stopped to fill up my car with gas. This picture is blurry but I thought of my blog friends immediately and tried to take a picture incognigo (I have no idea how to spell that correctly, just sound it out). This "gentleman" driving the humongous truck park catty-cornered in front of the pump in front of my car and nearly had me blocked in!!!! I was not thinking Christ-like and I confess I believe I actually frowned at him when he got out of the truck!!
Thankfully, the car next to me left and I was able to meander around the giant truck!!
This is a very busy time for Bryan right now and I think he may be getting a little overwhelmed. He is working on his Masters project and paper this semester. Plus working full time and trying to fit in the vinyl siding on house. I really admire how he balances everything. I would have had numerous breakdowns by now. I have been blessed over the past week to have had a few quality moments with him. Last Friday we had a date night and our entertainment was Sam's Club and one of our favorite restaurants, Ted's in Norman. We bought random things at Sam's but all we needed and I even found a Christmas present there. We love Ted's set up. Their queso is excellent!!!
The queso is a little blurry but believe me, It is delicious!!!
On Saturday, we made a flying trip to Ada for Bryan to set up one of his deer stands and he cleaned out my Granny's smoke stack/chimney for her wood stove. I told him to wave and pose for the blog.
I was blessed this past Wednesday to have a long lunch date with some great great friends of mine. Two (Vicki and Toni) of them have left our church to go elsewhere so it was great to see them.Left to Right: Heather Smith, Brooklyn, Vicki Sears, me, Toni Waddle, and Toni is holding Brooklyn's little boy, Boston.
I feel so privileged to be included in this group and I'm so thrilled when they ask me to join them for a lunch. We talk politics (gives me indigestion these days), children, scripture, and so much more. We have serious times and oh so many laughs. I'm glad we can maintain relationships no matter where we attend church. These ladies are so kind and loving to me.


Kim said...

I am so glad you are back! I would click on your bog everyday just to see what you were up to. That picture of Bryan waving is too funny!

Candy said...

I'm so glad that you updated! Please don't stop blogging! :) Glad to see things are going well with ya'll! :) Hope you have a great and restful weekend. :)

Jenna said...

Loved catching up with you!! And I would like to submit my request for you NOT to stop blogging!! :)

I loved seeing all these pictures. The ones of Bryan are too funny and you look so pretty in the group shot of the girls!

Hope ya'll have a great weekend!

Melissa said...

Thanks for the update!!!

Mandi said...

Oh, I'm so glad you're back! Please don't leave us!!! And let me just say that I would LOVE to eat queso and chips with you!

valerie said...

I've been checking in on you. I figured things were busy. Bryan does juggle his time well, doesn't he?
I love Teds! & I love Sams!
It's good to hear from you.
Have a good weekend. Looks like we might finally get some colder weather.

MiMi said...

Glad that you're back! I've been "out-of-pocket", too - due to computer problems. I'm trying to catch up, as well. I hope you keep on blogging because I always enjoy hearing from you.

Heather said...

I want some Ted's RIGHT NOW!!!!! Oh, that looks so good!
I understand about being overwhelmed with the blogging sometimes, but I do hope you keep checking in! You are such a blessing to so many!

Faith said...

I'm so glad you're back! I've missed your blogs. Sounds like you guys have been so busy, but I'm glad that you've had some quality time with each other, friends and family.

Hope this weekend is wonderful!!

Laura said...

Great post, Julie! I've missed you!

Word on the street that if everything goes Bama's way, we might be playing you guys in the Championship Game! I was like Yikes!! I don't want to play Oklahoma! You guys are just too darn good!

Guyla said...

We love Ted's! We need to all go there together some time! I hope you are doing well. I've been thinking about you!

Megan L Hutchings said...

Loved catching up b/c we have all missed you so much!!!

I will be thinking about Bryan and his crazy schedule ;)!