Friday, February 26, 2010


As many of you know, we made a trip to Olathe, KS a couple weeks ago.  The trip was great, and the reason we were there was even greater!  We were meeting/interviewing with a church there for the position of youth ministry intern.  Josh was given this opportunity, it was offered, and we are taking it!  So, what does that mean, you ask?  Well, we get to move to Kansas for the summer!   The elders are being so generous to allow us some extra money in order to rent an apartment while we are there, and Josh will be paid enough for us to pay all of our 'Oklahoma' bills, too.   We will SO miss our friends and family here....but I am determined to make this FUN for our family!!  We will have a pool at the apartment, so that's a plus.  We are also going to get passes to Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun in Kansas City.  Plus, there's the KC Zoo, parks, gymnastics, nature centers, science centers, etc.  We will fill up the summer with things to do!  I know we will be very busy with the church there.....VBS, devos, service projects, just to name a few.  These 12 weeks are going to fly by!  

Here are some funny pics from our original trip to the car:  Dylan--wide awake
Dustin and Jodee, sound asleep:

Swimming at the hotel:
Looking forward to an exciting summer!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Jodee's 'Nadia' meet

Jodee competed in a HUGE meet this past weekend, the Nadia Comaneci Invitational.  It was at the Cox Convention Center in OKC, and hosted by the Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy.  It was SO exciting!  I was more nervous than she was....go figure!
She did great!  9.0 on Vault, 8.05 on Bars (which I was judging!  It's hard to judge your own child!), 8.05 on Beam, and 8.65 on Floor.  She made a high enough all-around score to be able to compete in Sectionals at the end of March!! Way to go Jodee!
Here she is in front of the big sign inside:

Here is her all-around medal--signed by Nadia Comaneci:

And, her she is with the amazing Nadia:

How cool!! I am so glad she got to be a part of such a fun gymnastics meet.  I don't think the kids understand how famous Bart and Nadia are....but I remember when I was little, writing to her fan club and receiving a postcard with her autograph on it!  I just thought that was neat....little did I know that 20 something years later we would meet her, much less chat with her and Bart, and play with their kid!!  SO FUN!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Where to start...

Okay...I know it's been FOREVER.   But, our lives are a little crazy right now! That's my excuse, at least.  

I thought I'd start with some long stories or anything, just some of what we've been up to.

Sledding....even on an old rocking horse:

Eating HUGE icicles:

Proud of 2 icicles stuck together:

More icicles:

An olympic moment...Dustin 'made' his own snowboard out of a skateboard and made it down the hill without is his awesome reaction:
We prepared for the 100th day of school over our snow days:

And Jodee...she loves gymnastics!  

There are so many more to come.  Stay tuned!