"For You O Lord are a shield about me, You are the glory and lifter of my head. Psalm 3:3

"For You O Lord are a shield about me, You are the glory and lifter of my head. Psalm 3:3

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

my little bakers

we decided to make daddy some cookies so my little bakers were on it...aprons and all!
the cookies: chocolate and peanut butter chip cookies...yummy!
I think sophie ate half of the chips instead of putting them in the batter

I think baking with my girls is one of my most favorite memories we're making together...they help with everything; cookies, cakes, pancakes, waffles...you name it, they can help make it! there's always a lot more sprinkles and food coloring involved, but they love it!
~thank you for your help my little bakers!

a weekend to remember

this past weekend we were blessed (thanks to the Brackin's!!!) to go to the Weekend to Remember marriage conference at the Gaylord Texan resort in Dallas. we had so much fun! I didn't get pictures most of the weekend but here's a few from our date night...in true Doke fashion...dinner at Gloria's, our favorite restaurant! and then...

half a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts!!!!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

best buddies

we had a play date with our friends the Cochell's last week and as always, we had so much fun! you know how play dates are great for everyone...mommies get to chat and kids get to play!
nolan & sophie with her belly in charge
best buddies keaton & emma
these 2 have been best friends since they were born, I know...it's only been 3 years, but it's so fun to watch them come from being sleepy newborns in their car seats to now friends who love each other and get along like siblings. so fun!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!!! xoxo

happy father's day to you!
today, in honor of our daddy...chris received a Golden Ticket to do whatever he wanted the entire day! so he started off the day as anyone would...sleeping in!!!
we brought him breakfast in bed for his wake up call!
we LOVE you!!!
then it was off to house church!
after church, we came home for lunch, playing, and watch some World Cup and US Open...his choice! after naps, we headed to the pool!
daddy and his girls...soon you will be balancing 3 little princesses in the pool!

we ordered chicken nachos and sandwiches for dinner...yummy!
~what an amazing dad you are to your girls. thank you for your steadfast pursuit of them...they know they are loved, adored, and valued in their daddy's eyes.
I could not have dreamed of a better father for my children. thank you Jesus for my sweet husband and the daddy he is!

we LOVE you SO much!!!

love your girls xoxo

Saturday, June 19, 2010

love her SO much!

love her
love her
love her
my sister in law Joleen took this picture...it's my new favorite...
I could just pour syrup on my little sophie lynn and gobble her up!
love you little one!

Monday, June 14, 2010

sleepy head sophie

my girls were watching their quiet time video this afternoon before nap time and I noticed it was really quiet so I looked into the living room to see what I would find...
this!
sophie had sacked out on the chair and emma was sitting there scratching her back and her face.
oh, so sweet!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

the mystery of the wrappers

the last few weeks I've been finding Hershey Kisses wrappers randomly in our living room...
we have a lot of traffic in our house, which tends to yield some random cups, trash etc...
we have a few candy bowls that I refill often...
but lately, I couldn't figure out which one of our friends was eating the kisses and then leaving their wrappers all over the living room?!?!?
until this morning...
I found Miss Sophie Lynn, quietly sitting in a corner, carefully and efficiently unwrapping a Hershey Kiss...interesting. she calmly looked up at me, with no "Oh, I just got caught look" but instead, she sweetly handed me the wrapper and popped the kiss in her mouth and walked off.
really?
so, there's no telling how many of these she's been eating lately...a lot, let's just say a lot!
well done Sophie Lynn!
hope you have enjoyed your days or should I say WEEKS of chocolate freedom, because the bowl is now out of your reach and the mystery of the wrappers has been solved!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

before & after

with baby girl #3 coming soon, I decided it was time to make the move...
sophie lynn & emma rose are sharing a room, beginning tomorrow!
I had planned on waiting another month, but to be honest, I'm a little curious/anxious for how this will work and decided I wanted to give the girls (and me!) plenty of time to get used to this big change before the next big change arrives in a few months.
so here are the before & after pics...it's no Extreme Home Makeover, but it was really fun and thanks Alicia and Chris for helping me put everything together!
before
after!
before
after!!!
Target has these wonderful "kids" curtains keep out light and minimize sound...we'll see how they work!
tomorrow it begins...my babies are sharing a room and I'm sure it will be a fun, challenging, and interesting process! I remember the day I brought them each home from the hospital, especially thinking about my little Sophie...and I can't believe we're here already. it really does go too fast.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

PoOl DaYs!!!

summer is here and so is the heat! it's been in the upper 90s the past 2 weeks and it's predicted to reach 102 degrees this weekend! we are super grateful for pools...I mean REALLY grateful!
emma is taking swimming lessons at our sweet friend Stephanie's house a few days a week with her son Patrick and our wonderful teacher Miss Anna.
bear loves every minute of it. she's a fish!
other days we are at The Trails pool or friend's pools...so much fun!
(yes this is her swim suit...it looks like a ballerina tutu costume...Target had them and I couldn't resist!)
sophie lynn takes a little but longer to get in the water but already loves to "jump" off the side into my arms and tries to kick in the water! if she would kick and splash as much as she does in the bath tub, we would be set!
fearless emma, jumping off the diving board over and over and over...
today we joined our friends Allison and her kiddos Millie and Owen for an afternoon swim.
we have a lot of boy-friends in Norman but Millie and Emma are a few of the only girls around the same age so they love to play girly stuff together!!!
can't wait for a summer of pool dates, picnics, and fun in the sun with our friends!
before we know it, summer will be gone, football season will be here (thank goodness!)
...and our little princess will be in our arms!
*******
at one point this week, it had been a long day...you know those days, where you feel like a referee and that you've said "no touch", "please don't push your sister down", "you're in a time out" etc. about a hundred times before 10am...it had been one of those days. I had my girls in my arms in the pool and they were laughing, giving each other kisses, and looking up at me and my eyes filled up with tears and I thought how grateful I am for these precious little ones. how grateful I am to be home with them every day. how grateful I am that we get to go on picnics, watch Cinderella, swim, go see daddy at work...every minute is so special to me and as hard as it can be to be a mommy, there's no where else I'd rather be than with my kids.
love you boo and bear...you're the best job I'll ever have!
mommy xoxo

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

noralea is married!

our sweet friend Noralea got married a few weeks ago so a group of us drove to her beautiful wedding in Tulsa!
she was a gorgeous bride...absolutely stunning!
me & alicia
ahhh!!! SO CUTE! robert "of the gillock" & alicia
me (& my belly!), noralea, alicia
me, cherrie, sarah (soon to be married!), kerri, alicia, jill
the reception was at Abuelo's restaurant and it was so much fun!
love you girls! what a fun night!