Tuesday, December 10, 2013

November & Early December

 Sledding on our snow days


Opening Night, OKC Thunder Season


Haven't blogged for awhile. I try to update once a month, but have not done very well during this late fall season. School has been going well for all three of us. Emma has changed from gymnastics to cheerleading and is really enjoying it. She has also started violin lessons. We have been busy with OSU football as usual. Emma and I traveled to Austin, TX for the OSU-UT game. We also lost a heartbreaker to our rival from Norman which cost us the conference title. We are now in full Christmas mode and are enjoying the season (see 2013 Christmas card). Cathy & I are headed to Chicago Saturday morning  for a fun winter weekend Our oldest daughter Candice recently became engaged and we couldn't be happier for her. We look forward to having the opportunity to be together with all the kids, spouse, granddaughter, girlfriend, and fiancĂ© sometime this year! Holiday Blessings to everyone!

Monday, October 28, 2013



 Our new kitchen

 Carol, our favorite OSU cheerleader and PCN alum.

 Gameday! Cowboys vs TCU

 Buggy ride at Cattlemen's Cafe

 Pumpkinville in downtown OKC


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Five Years With Emma....

On September 22, we celebrated five years since Emma joined our family. The journey has been one of the most exciting adventures of our lives. We than God for this blessing he gave us.

Video: Five Years With Emma

Monday, September 16, 2013

Family Pictures


Here are our family pictures taken for our church directory.
We thought they turned out pretty well.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Labor Day Weekend, Houston, TX, OSU vs MSU.....

The OSU football season began Labor Day Weekend so we traveled
down to Houston to meet the Belz's and watch the Cowboys defeat the
Mississippi State Bulldogs at Reliant Stadium. The heat and humidity were
brutal, but Reliant was a comfortable 72 degrees.  Looking forward to seeing
them again in October for OSU homecoming!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

A successful first week of school!

Emma, Cathy and I completed our first week of school Friday. It was a good week for all of us! Emma likes her teacher Ms. Dotter and is excited one her school BFF's (she has several BFF's by the way) Rylee is in her class as well as Bennett who is our pastor's son.

She is contemplating whether she wants to continue with gymnastics at Dynamo or if she wants to switch to cheer and tumbling at Twist & Shout. She is also going to keep playing some tennis and golf this fall and has not decided about taking dance yet. She loves to stay busy and we don't care what she does, just make sure it's something she enjoys.

I have an awesome teaching schedule and my kids are great! Looking forward to year 25 being a good one! OSU football starts Saturday and we are heading down to Houston Friday night to meet the Belz's and watch the Cowboys take on the Miss State Bulldogs at Reliant Stadium. It will be a fun weekend!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Summer is winding down.....

Back Hand Spring!
Learned to play golf this summer!

Coach Starkey's Discover Tennis Program at PC North.

Top of Mt. Scott near Lawton

Lost her first tooth!

First Day of School at James L. Dennis Elementary

Big Sis Candice visiting from Japan.

Candice and Raph.

Austin & Nadia

Good to have her home!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Vacation in Michigan With The Belz's

"Sail In" Cottage, built in 1901.

Family pic at the light house pier.

Binh Duong Beauties

Hamming it up on the shores of Lake Michigan

Epworth Heights is like stepping back in time.

Catching her first fish (thanks Hank)!

Our partners in crime
Hank, Tricia, and Sophie Belz

Lake Michigan Sunset

Even in Michigan, "Go Pokes"!

We were blessed to spend the week at Epworth Heights, Ludington, MI
with our good friends Hank, Tricia, and Sophie Belz. Many of you
already know this, but Emma and Sophie lived together in the same
orphanage in Vietnam when they were babies. We always have a great
time and thank the Belz's for inviting us up to "Pure Michigan"!