{The Father of mercies and God of all comfort}

Monday, April 30, 2012

Another one!

And one more set of friends is having a baby!

YAY! We're really excited for them. They've come a long way and 
the Lord has blessed them.

We got to meet them for lunch finally after a couple of weeks of planning. It was really fun.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Homemade Buns

That word just makes me giggle. Buns. Hehe

I got some meat from a friends' dad. He raises his own animals and processes the meat through a local shop. So everything we get from him is fresh and delicious. We had t-bones the other night, scrumptious. He gave us some hamburger meat and I decided to make make burgers, but of course.
We didn't have any buns, so I looked around on Pinterest and found this recipe.

It was a super easy recipe with, I think, six ingredients.

They are really delicious!
All done with homemade french fries too. Yummy dinner.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Diamond in the...ooph

I was at work on Friday, the day to end one of the worst weeks this year, when I looked down and noticed a diamond in my engagement ring was missing! I legit couldn't breathe for a second. It felt like a punch to the stomach. I was in shock.

Isn't it horrible?
It's like a hillbilly with a missing front tooth...eek.
Until we could get it fixed I decided to wear the sapphire
that Ryan got me for Valentine's day a few years ago, because 
I felt so naked without something else there.
So I wore the sapphire one day, hah. We were able to get to the jeweler
and they fixed it today! 
 All is as it should be.
Ryan bought insurance on it so it was free to fix. 
Oh Lola, how you sparkle so nicely.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Oy with the mutts already

Those dogs...

Mosby recently ate one of the yellow curtains in the bedroom. I haven't had time to try to rescue it.

Mosby also ate a whole in our carpet and tore Coco's favorite toy in half.

Mosby has some kind of infection that is causing his hair to fall out! He's on antibiotics.

The new Cannon takes awesome pictures!
I love these crazy mutts. They're just so precious.


I'm registered for class!

 You can't really see the course names but they are:
  •  psycho-social processes of child development
  • infant toddler curriculum
  • intro to early childhood
  • intellectual development of the young child
I am really excited about these courses. They sound interesting and exactly what I want!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


We did it!
We got a DSLR camera. It went on sale at Best Buy and we couldn't resist. Ryan did a lot of research and we landed on the Cannon Eos Rebel T3i kit. I'm already loving it!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Easter 2012

Yes, this post is coming way late, but I left the camera at the in laws and I just got it back.
Ryan and I went to Crosby for Easter. We stayed the night at the in laws with the dogs and went to our old church (sigh) on Easter morning very early.

Ryan already changed
The dogs with their Easter bandanas.
playing in the yard
It was a lovely day

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Oh P.S.

Go check out the wedding page


Ryan's work schedule recently changed. He's still working nights, but he now works 10:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. This means that he only works eight hours with a 30 minute break, and no over time. However, last week they permitted over time hours, so he's been leaving a bit earlier again. In addition to the new, yet old, schedule (they changed practically every other person's schedule in the warehouse except Ryan's) Ryan decided to work Monday night through Friday night, instead of Sunday night through Thursday night. Whew. All of this to say, we can restart our search for a church. Yay.

We visited a church last Sunday close to us in West University. It wasn't a complete miss, but not quite a hit either. The pastor seemed learned in the word and presented his sermon well, but the congregation was still and quiet; they felt dead. It was odd and a little difficult to explain. I'm not used to people jumping in the aisles, but a responsive congregation. Not shouting hallelujahs, but a few amens in agreeance or a praise the Lord. Everyone was too quiet, almost disinterested. We'll visit the last two churches on our list and we may end up back at West U or some other place.

Praise God for our continued search.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


I got my acceptance letter from SFA for their early childhood specialist program. (I was going to scan the official letter, but I misplaced it. This is the email.)

Dear Cecilly,

Welcome to Stephen F. Austin State University and our online Academic Partnership program!  We are excited you have applied to this program. You will be receiving a Notice of Admission from the Graduate School which will indicate your admission status and your faculty advisor. Please contact your faculty advisor for your degree plan advisement.

Additionally, if you have not already logged in to mySFA and need assistance, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 936-468-2501. You will be using mySFA to access your SFA e-mail, register for classes, and access your online courses.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 1-855-573-6066.

Best Regards,

Gina Rowe
Enrollment Specialist
1-855-573-6066 ext. 4079 

College of Education | Academic Partnerships
Stephen F. Austin State University

I also, finally, got my associate degree from San Jac. Lame school. Ecstatic to be done with it! Apparently it was awarded to me in 2010, but no one told me? I took my last class at San Jac in 2007 and asked for two years and then got it, but didn't know. Those fools! Anway, here it is, Business Administration:

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Run for your lives

If you know anything about me you know that I love zombie movies. Black and white, modern, goofy; I love them. So it should come as no surprise that I enjoy "The Walking Dead" and that Ryan, his sister and I registered to participate in a zombie themed fun run!!

The same people that made the mud run have made one where you run from zombies. Holla! I'm psyched. It's in December and it looks awesome. We registered this weekend and are officially running for our lives!

Our "team" name is 'Zero Tolerance for Walkers' courtesy of "The Walking Dead". It's a 5k, so pretty short, but there are obstacles and you have to run from zombies that are trying to take flags that you wear around your waist, like flag football. If you have one flag left by the end of the race then you are declared alive, and have survived, and you get a medal. If you have no flags upon completion you are considered dead. I want a medal.

Go check it out: runforyourlives.com

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Our Home Away From Home

     This was the theme of my school's biennial fundraiser. We have to replace every single crib in our school with new ones. The standards have changed and we think they're a bit ridiculous, but nonetheless, we will abide by the law. My director also wants to change the aesthetic of the classrooms, because most of the furniture and toys are pretty old. She wants us to be a beacon school, well we are, but she wants us to shine. She has created a color palette and ideas for each room that we hope to execute over the next five years. So, all of our fundraiser money will be dedicated to this process. The parents organized everything and it was terrific. The theme was wizard of oz-based and it was all adorable. I only got one picture from the night:

Each class's parent group made a classroom project that was bid on and sold. The infant/toddler classes did artwork on canvases and the older classrooms were doing shelves or benches.One of my classroom parents did this piece of work, which I really wanted and I was the highest bidder! I really like it. I hung it in the hallway.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Winter Jam

Now I know that most contemporary Christian music is lame, but Ryan and I decided to go to Winter Jam this year. It's a show comprised of ten bands for ten bucks that travels across the country to spread God's word. This year the band line-up was pretty much irresistible. No, really!
  • Skillet
  • Sanctus Real
  • Kari Jobe
  • Building 429
  • Dara Mclean
  • For King and Country
  • (I left off a few that were totally lame)
These bands were what made the tour awesome. Except for Dara Mclean she's not my style. I've always been into Sanctus Real and the beginning of their show was a mesh up of four or five old jams. Loved it!! Kari Jobe always has perfect pitch and her songs truly praise God, she was a treat to see. Building 429 put on a great show. They're songs are so much better live than on the radio. For King and Country is one of my new faves. They put on a great show as well. They were so original and it was fantastic. Skillet was the headliner. I thought okay, they'll be decent, but I did not expect to enjoy their show. Well they totally blew my mind. They're songs are awesome and the show phenomenal. Even though they only sang six or seven songs, they rocked! If the lineup next year is anything like this year's, we'll definitely be going.

Before the show
For King and Country
 Building 429
Kari Jobe (I know this picture is awful, it was the best one I got of her)
Sanctus Real
Skillet's intro. There is a cellist and violinist.
Skillet's stunts!