Monday, May 30, 2011

1st Sunday After Tornado Joplin, MO

Here's a glimpse of our first service after the tornado. Right now we are using our building as a shelter and for storage to help meet the needs of the community. I wish I had pictures of our parking lot and of the inside of our building. We have had so many people volunteer and donate supplies. It is really incredible to see everyone joining together. We will be having one service outside at 10:00 every Sunday for a while.

Daniel & Kristin's Apartment and Joplin High School

I'm way behind on my blog. It will probably be a while before I get caught up. I'll try to catch up a little here and there when I can. Things are pretty crazy right now and probably will stay that way for a while. Here's a few pics of our friends' (Daniel and Kristin) apartment. Thankfully neither of them were home when it happened. He was at work and she was at Wal-mart...the one that got hit. Thankfully she's going to be ok...more on her story later. She's recovering in Chicago now at her mom's house. Daniel is staying with us while he tries to put things back together. Anyway, here's a glimpse of where they used to live.

These next pictures are from Joplin High School. It's pretty much destroyed.

I haven't had much of a chance to drive around yet. When I do, I'll post more pictures. However, the pictures don't do it justice. For those of you that live in OKC, it would be kinda like if a tornado went down NW Expwy and took out all the restaurants and businesses along with Baptist Hospital...or if it went down Memorial and took out Mercy and all of the businesses and restaurants down that way. It's like the main part of our city is gone now. So many houses, apartments, doctors' offices, stores, restaurants,'s crazy. I'm so thankful that my friends that were right next to it or right in the middle of it survived and are going to be ok. I feel such heartache for the families of those that weren't so lucky.
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Monday, May 16, 2011


I've been searching and searching for the right bedding for our boy. I wanted to go for something classy and I really loved the idea of a monogrammed bumper. After thinking about it A LOT, I went ahead and ordered it. It was on clearance and I was afraid it would be gone if I waited too long. I can't wait till it gets here!

Here's a pic of the bumper. I don't really care for the initials with the stars around it. They had several options to choose from. I selected the script font in chocolate with his first name instead of the initials, so it's not exactly like this pic...

Here's a pic of the bedskirt that matches. It really won't show much, but I felt like the crib still needed one...

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Saturday, May 14, 2011


I owe a HUGE thank you to Stacy McClure!!! She went with me to register today and was so much help! I really am clueless as to what I'll use and what I won't use. She guided me along and told me which products she likes and why. I had so much fun hanging out with her and picking things out. I have the greatest friends! Thanks to all of you who have been giving me advise along the way. You have no idea how much help you've been!

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Baby Boy's Room!

Here's a glimpse at the room! We just moved the furniture in and I LOVE it! I'm not sure how we'll set it all up yet. We may move it around a few times :) This is just a peek so you can see the furniture. I can't wait to start decorating! My question is...Do I use a bumper? I've heard mixed opinions. If I used one, could I just use it on the back and sides since the front part of the crib has a wooden piece where it would go? Would that look weird? I found one that I like, but I would have it monogrammed. If I do that, I can't return it. I'm really not good at visualizing things or decorating. I know many of you are. What do you think? I'm really split. Part of me thinks I should just skip the bumper all together. I don't know.

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

20 Weeks!

20 Weeks!

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Sunday, May 1, 2011


We are so excited to announce.....

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