Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Monday, July 18, 2016
Back in June, I got the chance to head back to my alma mater and one of my absolute favorite places on earth. There is something about Stillwater that just feels like home to me and probably always will. I was able to go and speak at a meeting for cattle producers on campus and took full advantage of the opportunity to see some old friends and take a little run around campus.
After the program, I met up with SoulMate Friend and her precious family for dinner, dessert, and walking around downtown. Then, we headed to campus where her boys had an absolute blast running around Library Lawn. It made me super excited to take BB and LL and let them go wild one day as well!
|SoulMate Friend and I met 13 years ago at OSU|
and I'm not sure what I'd do without her friendship!
|This is my professional "10 years ago I graduated, today I'm back|
speaking here for my job" photo.
|What better location for LL's 20 week bump photo?|
|So back in the olden days (12 years ago), Dave proposed to Kelly right here on this bench. |
They them promptly came to my house to share the news. We had to do a family photo on
The next morning, I decided to do a run around campus. I was quite proud of my ability to run from the stadium clear across to Ag Hall and then down around to end things at the Union. Somehow, I managed to not save any of the photos I got for my Snap Chat tour of campus except the first one...
|Boone Pickens Stadium|
And there you have it. Almost 10 years to the day after I donned my cap and gown to walk across the stage and then proceeded to leave town with tears in my eyes, I was back right where it all began.
Friday, July 15, 2016
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
I was planning on waiting until after LL (stands for Littlest Lashmet...name announcement is coming soon) is born before getting another Stitch Fix, but I had a couple credits and an email offering me a free styling fee, so I could not refuse. If you want to give it a try, use my referral link!
Although Stitch Fix offeres maternity boxes, I opted for regular clothes since I will not be pregnant for that much longer (I said that last summer too, mind you...)
Without a doubt, this is my absolute best SF box ever. I will ruin the suspense and just tell you that I kept all 5 pieces. I plan on keeping this stylist (Torrey) for as long as I can.
Usually, I do my report and include photos of me in the outfits. But since these clothes are not designed for someone 6 months pregnant, I will spare you.
Rayna Crochet Trim Dress
Tibiron Embroidered Maxi Dress
Delevingne Tie Neck Top
Kinski Mixed Material Top
Quirrel Halter Top
Here is the info on these pieces if anyone wants to request any of these items in your next fix.
Want to give Stitch Fix a try yourself? Use this referral link and I will get a credit for sending you their way. Worst case scenario, you are out $20. Best case, you get a box like mine and have 5 new wardrobe items that you love!
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Blonde Oklahoma Girl has started a little business (that she's hoping to grow into a BIG business) of making adorable crafty things. Hilarious onesies, decals, coffee mugs, you name it, she does it.
Right now, she is having a Christmas in July sale on these adorable canvas "Santa Sacks." They are customized with your kiddo's name on the front and then on Christmas morning, the Santa gifts are all delivered inside the sack. Pretty cute idea, no?
Visit her shop, Sweet Sager Designs, on Facebook and make your order!
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
BB loves his rocking/rolling horse. I have not gotten a picture yet, but a lot of times I will find him in his room petting his Horsey on the nose. It's adorable.
We have taken several rides on Horsey around the house, and BB appears to be quite the horseman.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Sunday, June 26, 2016
My Great Aunt Edith was the last of a generation for our side of the family. She buried her husband and his four siblings and their spouses. Theirs was a generation that knew hard times and sacrifice and faith. A generation who traveled by covered wagon and read by oil lamp and pulled together to win a World War against hatred and intolerance. People who understood what it meant to love this country and watched the first man walk on the moon and drove the first wave of Model T cars. A generation so full of the hope and perseverance, lessons we all so badly need today.
Aunt Edith was, first and foremost, a lady. Growing up, I was surrounded by a number of strong women. And while she was no exception with regard to strength, she was quite different than my mother, grandmother, and other aunts. She was quiet. If you know my family, you understand why that stood out. While my Gran frequently barked "Jody, you hush now, it's my turn to talk" while talking to my great uncle on the phone, I never heard Aunt Edith raise her voice. She usually sat quietly, smiling, while all the talkers around her carried on. She had no need to be the center of attention.
She had a calm presence, she always smiled, sat with her long legs perfectly crossed, and held a handkerchief in her hand. She wore polyester pants, always had her hair fixed, and made sure that no one in her presence ever went hungry. I never heard her utter a curse word, but did hear her threaten to fix her son Craig's attitude a time or two.
She loved my Great Uncle Jody. Which was probably quite a job given that he was the baby of the family and horribly spoiled by his mama and my grandma. They were married for over 60 years, after getting engaged at the Love Tree, on the ranch where they lived. They raised two children. They held their great grandbabies and great, great nieces and nephews. They took every kid in the family fishing for cat fish at the tank in their yard. They danced at weddings and celebrated 100 years of the ranch being in our family, and enjoyed camping at the lake.
Hers was a life that set an example for us all, and leaves her remaining family members with shoes that cannot possibly be filled.
And although we mourn today, I can just picture her sitting there quietly smiling as Gran and Uncle Jody argue over whose turn it is to talk now that she's arrived in Heaven. Maybe this time, she'll join in and tell them, "Hush! It's my turn now."