Saturday, October 31, 2009

Perfect Pairings

Every woman is to ask her neighbor and any woman living in her house for articles of silver and gold and for clothing, which you will put on your sons and daughters. And so you will plunder the Egyptians." Exodus 3:22

{ Perfect Pairings" is a fun and easy way to blog. Just find a picture you like and then pair it with a scripture...or, vice versa, think of a scripture and try to find a picture to fit its theme. :) Then, post your link in the comment section below. What a great way to share a picture, and at the same time, honor God with His Word. LOVE it! }

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Owen's no longer two...can't believe it's true!

Decided to use my good friend Jonni's idea to blog in rhyme.
Didn't realize that doing three lines in a row w/ same ending doesn't work. Be prepared for some serious lack of flow...sorry about that. Too late to go back. Either way, it's still a fun way to experience Owen's Big Day. :)

Popcorn Run

Beginning of Fun
Car Toys a Ton
Two Thumbs Up for Lit Breakfast Sweet
1st Present of the Day, Quite a Treat
A New Car Cup, So Neat! Uncle Brad is First to Arrive

to Owen's B'day Car Dive!
Car Themed Treats were a Plenty...

and Sweet Relatives a Many!
So Special to have Grandma There...

to take in Owen's B'day Affair!

Make Your Own Cookie StopLights

A Playful Shot from the Heights

Three Cool Dudes

Nino's Enjoying Food

Rootbeer Floats are so Yummy

Hugs & Kisses from the Mummy

Shake 'n Go Cars were a Hit!

Time for the B'day Singing Bit

#3 Candle's no longer Lit

One Grateful Mom & Pop

O Gives Grandma Kiss on Chop!

A Doting Aunt Ker

What a Cute Pair!
Lots & Lots of Cousins

and Friends by the Dozens

Charlotte Slip Slides Away...
OU Helmet Makes Owen's Day!
Uncle Bob Adorns the O-Man

Everyone outside becomes a Fan

Present Opening was a Thrill

Cousin Zach & Big Brother Will
(Zach looks JUST like my hubby did growing up!)

Ella Makes a Face

Cousin Matt Escapes

An impromptu Backyard Football Game

Time to go, what a Shame
A Mimi Birthday Hug

Ella cutting a Rug

The Adoring Fam

Abs looks like Candy-gram

@~*WE LOVE U O-MAN!*~@

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Perfect Pairings

I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the LORD.
I Samuel 1:27-28

My Baby turns three tomorrow. Tell me it ain't so.

I remember fervently praying for a 4th child. I desired another baby from the depths of my being.

God granted us the blessing of Owen Isaac Ruley.

I give all praise, honor & glory to God for his life. May I be obedient & steadfast in raising him up to be a mighty Man of God. And may he always yearn to be in the midst of God's perfect & holy will.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Fall Break '09

We went on our annual Fall Break Road Trip to the "Big D" - that is Dallas.
It was Owen's first time to join us since he was a baby. As I feared, he didn't nap for three days straight! However, he hung in there & brought some energetic entertainment to the trip!

First Stop: Allen Outlet Shops
Kids talked me into buying them a white chocolate & Butterfinger covered Marshmallow Stick.

Thursday Night Event: Dinner with my best friend from college Kate & her precious family.
Here's who greeted us when we arrived....Baby Mack. He has 3 older sisters.

The O-Man and Miss Annie check each other out

I tell O to give Annie a hug...

What a sweet boy...right??

WRONG! The sweet hug turns into a headlock. Not good.

Miss Hollywood (after she recovered from the head lock)

The older crew

Abby & Claire posing in their newly created outfits

Such Diva's!

Friday Morning:
Yummy Embassy Suites breakfast
TEXAS size Waffles...YUMMO!

One of our Dallas Must Stops: Z Gallery
Owen almost took a nap here...but nope.

Another Dallas MUST: Cold Stone Creamery
(we are still mourning them closing in Tulsa)
Oooh, cake batter with brownie...WE LOVE U!

Yet another place we simply have to visit:
AMERICAN GIRL DOLL StoreElla & Ruthie with the Girls of the Year

My Entourage :)

Friday Night: Stop by to see one of my B/F's from H.S.
Neighborhood Octorbest going on...Pony Rides for all!

Ella Bella

Abby Lou
What the kids BEG for at every hotel stay...a dip in the chlorine infested pool!

Saturday Morning: Last Breakfast Feast
We Ruleys sure do love us some breakfast!

My sister Kim's house to wish cousin Mason *Happy Birthday!


JUMP! for my love... (couldn't resist) :)
Owen chowing on Aunt Kim's homemade cookie cake and then giving her two thumbs up :)

Back to the hotel to pack up & bid farewell

Our room was on the 11th floor with the coolest view of the new Frisco Baseball Park
(picture didn't turn out so good..sorry)

Last Stop: StoneBriar Mall
Ella in line to take a spin on the carousel
I just adore watching my sweet little girl have such fun!

What a FABULOUS trip we had!
Thanks be to God for allowing us such wonderful quality family time together...and did I mention some marvelous shopping along the way?! :)