Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Out To RHOK

I keep saying I will go back to writing more but so far it isn't happening.
I'm over at The RHOK talking about my recent "date" night with Jacob.  That kiddo is growing up so quickly I can't stand it.

To hear about our fun night out, just go here.


Sunday, September 8, 2013

Perfect Pairings - The Web

You can barely see it, but this is a picture of a gigantic spider web that crossed the entry to our front door.  Michael and I almost walked right into it one morning on the way to the bus stop.  For a week straight, this determined spider wove his web in our way and we had to tear it down.

That got me thinking.

When we don't build our web correctly, we have to start over.
How are you building your web?


What they trust in is fragile;
what they rely on is a spider's web.
Job 8:14

Happy Sunday, friends!


Sunday, September 1, 2013

Perfect Pairings - The Cup

When I went out with some girlfriends Friday night, we had a late night treat at a nearby IHOP.
It has been a long time since I have been at an IHOP in the middle of the night and that's probably a good thing.

Not only did one of the friends order from the senior menu, but she also spilled her water everywhere.
Without saying a word, the waiter brought this back for her.


I didn't know they had lids for glassware, too.  Did you?
Even though it struck me as funny, I thought there would be a great pairing opportunity.

And there was.

And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.
Matthew 10:42


Whose cup are YOU filling?


Happy Sunday!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Welcome To The Jungle

** Repost from The RHOK **

We just started school this week, but the two weeks before school started were full of visits from family.  My kiddos had a great time with their cousins.  The weather was not hot enough to spend a day in the pool (Oklahoma... in August... what??) but it was absolutely perfect for a day at the zoo.  
You are either a zoo person, or you are not.
We are zoo people.
For my sister and I, the day was a time of reflection from zoo trips as kids.  My mom was quick to mention the polar bears mating at my 6th birthday party.  My sister had sweet memories of riding on the train with our grandfather.  Me?  I just love the zoo.
I'm fairly certain the boys' memories for the visit will revolve around seeing this.

I wonder what has captured the boys' attention?
I have video (of course!) but I will not make you watch the horrors we witnessed.
We went straight from butt-picking monkeys to nose-picking statues.
That's how it is when you have boys.

Picking the Chia Head's nose...
My oldest son, Michael, took a selfie with a goat in the petting zoo.  
I guess this goat gets his picture taken a lot because he put a nice big grin on his face!
Say CHEESE!
Every trip to the Tulsa Zoo involves spinning the world around.  If you've been here, you know what I am talking about.  No matter how many times you come here, they must must must spin that thing.
My two boys with my three nephews

When it was all said and done, big red (my Michael) carried little red (my nephew) out of the zoo so we could go get some ice cream.

And in case you were wondering, the ice cream was my favorite part of the day.
Fall is almost here and the weather will be perfect for being outdoors.
How will you spend your days?
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Mrs. Priss

Hanging outdoors for a change like...

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Perfect Pairings - The Builder

Every once in a while, Jacob has me take a picture of him with his Lego creations.  This one was from last year sometime.  He really loves to build and he loves it even more when he can show it off.  Don't we all?

There is a lot of talk about building in the Bible but there was one verse in particular that I liked for today's pairing.


For every house is built by someone, 
but the builder of all things is God.
Hebrews 3:4

Think about it.

The RHOK 

 Happy Sunday!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Baloney's Top Ten of Summer 2013

(reposted from The RHOK)

With first day of school pictures starting up on Facebook and our own first day back looming in the near future, I thought it might be nice to reflect on my summer.  Amazingly, I pulled pictures from my files and it turns out I have exactly ten favorite summer memories.  Isn't that nice, David Letterman?

I'm hoping this will inspire some of you to compile your own list and include it in the comments.  If you have a blog, send me the link when you comment!  I would love to know what you have been up to this summer!  If you don't have a blog, just type it out in the comments.  Even if you didn't take a big trip, it is always nice to think about what made this part of your year special.

With a kiddo starting high school this year, I guess I'm enjoying looking backwards more than forwards.  I honestly don't know where the time has gone.  I look at that man-child's face and think that my little boy can't possibly be ready for high school!  Eek!  For the record, I had Michael when I was nine years old so I'm still so very young.

We started off the summer with a fun trip to Grand Lake O' The Cherokees with my lifelong friend, Melinda, and her family.  There is something extra special about a friend you have known for 34 years (which is hard to believe since I just told you I am 23 in the paragraph before this one).  I love her and I love her family.  We had the BEST time spending the day with them.  What you can't see in the picture is that I kept my eyes closed most of the time I spent on this tube because I was sure it would flip.

Priss, Priss' son Jacob, Melinda at the lake

The one day I took the boys to the new pool at the country club, the firemen showed up and sprayed the kids down.  It goes without saying that my favorite part was watching the firemen and the boys favorite part was being soaked by the water hose.

No fires here!
Another highlight was flying down to Houston to be a part of one of my best friends' surprise party celebration.  Leslie was in shock!  The Doc and I were in Houston for exactly 16 hours.  It was a whirlwind and we were tired, but it was worth it!

High School friends plus Leslie's Glamazon sister-in-law in the middle.
Taking the boys to the beach is always, always a highlight.  Beach vacations are so relaxing!  This trip we saw two sharks swimming nearby and a crab got my whole foot in his claw.  I was just fine after a few drinks.

My boys - playing with hermit crabs on the beach.
These pictures are all out of order, but you don't mind - right?  
This summer I surprised the Doc for his birthday (which was April) and coordinated a golf trip with friends to Branson.  It was so much fun!  At night, we played The Game of Things in our condo.  If you are looking for a fun game for a group of adults, this one is hysterical.  I am hoping for an encore next year.

Doc & Priss on the left with friends in Branson

Believe it or not, a trip to the dentist made the list.  The boys love going to the Doc's office!  Here is Jacob getting his teeth cleaned and Michael... um... being Michael... on the other side of the window.  We made a Harlem Shake video while we waited.

Doc's office
 I was tired of my boring and messy office so we painted it green.  It felt good to clean this room out!

Only I would consider reorganizing a a summer highlight, yes?
Our annual trek to Colorado must always make the list.  This year, the Doc's sister and her family joined us.  The kids loved it!

Michael and his cousin at the top of the rocks

The day after school let out, my friend Mary and I took the boys to Branson.  We did all of the cheesy touristy stuff.  The boys loved the wax museum.

Beam us up, Scotty!
Vegas.  You've already heard about this girls-only trip twice.  It is worth a third mention.  We are still having withdrawals.  We would tell you more, but what happens in Vegas...

Albright, Leslie & Priss with two new friends at New York, New York piano bar

And that sums up my most fun summer moments.
Now it is YOUR turn.

What did you do this summer?

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Perfect Pairings - Waters of the Sea

By the word of The Lord the heavens were made, 

their starry host by the breath of his mouth. 

He gathers the waters of the sea into jars; 

he puts the deep into storehouses.


Psalm 33:6-7 




Autism Links - Educate Yourself

  • www.aspergermomnetwork.com
  • http://www.udel.edu/bkirby/asperger/
  • http://www.autism-society.org
  • http://www.okautism.org/homepage/
  • http://www.aspect.org.au/publications/Thinking%20and%20Learning%20in%20Autism.pdf
  • www.autismtulsa.org
  • http://www.oklahomadisabilitylaw.org/
  • http://www.asperger.net/index.htm
  • http://www.rdiconnect.com/
  • http://embracingaspergers.com/

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