"Do not ask God to guide your footsteps if you're not willing to move your feet."



Friday, December 26, 2008

Greetings From Missouri!!

Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! We are still in Missouri enjoying our vacation. We have been on NO schedule and just been as unproductive as we want to be....ahhhh sooo sooo nice! LOL

We arrived in Missouri Monday afternoon and settled in for a night filled with snow! It was so beautiful! We loaded up as a family and headed to see Four Christmases (which by the way, don't take the kids to see) but we all laughed enough to hopefully drown out some of the inuendos!

Tuesday we spent the day watching movies and just relaxed in our pajama's!

Christmas Eve, Dalen, Kathy, Andy, Sarah, Larry, Sue, Beth, Amanda and Jeremy all came over and we had a game exchange night. Carey and I ended up with "The Moment of Truth" and "Imaginiff". We have already played both and they are lots of fun!

Christmas morning, Santa came and we all opened our stockings and the kids (Brenton and Bailey) got to open one present before heading to Carla's parents house for the rest of the presents. We spent the day there and had a wonderful time!

Today, we are just vegging out and enjoying all of the family being together. I think I am going to venture out to Wal-Mart in a few to use my gift certificate for some holiday decorations that will be on sale! WHOO HOO!

I don't have any new pics to upload so you will have to wait for those until we get back to Oklahoma...sorry!

I will leave you with my now most memorable Christmas Eve story....all the family were here and had just finished eating dinner, sitting around talking and I decided I would start doing some of the dishes. I was on my last glass bowl when my fingers turned to butter and it slipped out of my hands and into the sink in which it proceeded to shatter into peieces! One of the big pieces came up and cut my pinkie in two strips causing it to bleed like a stuck pig! Of course everyone had to stop what they were doing and see what a mess that I had made. Now if you don't know me, I tend to get embarrassed if all eyes are on me which they were. I looked down and saw all of the blood and started to sweat and feel light headed....I don't know if it was the blood, the flesh I could see through the blood, the blood filling the sink, the 16 sets of eyes on me, the turtleneck I was wearing or the fact it might have been 80 degrees in the kitchen at the time but whatever the cause I thought I was going to pass out! Carey grabbed a towel and let me sit down while holding my hand above my head (still 16 pairs of eyes on me). Bryan came over with a first aid kit and we (we as in the two Leighow brothers not me) discussed what to do with me. Although I probably should have gotten stitches (can you honestly imagine what the ER would have been like at 10:00 on Christmas Eve????) , it was decided to use what we had....which was the ever magical.....wait for it....dun da da dun....SUPER GLUE! Yup, they super glued my meat and flesh together on top of the blood that kept coming and proceeded to wrap my pinkie until it was about an inch and a half thick with bandages (continuing the 16 sets of eyes on me!). The throbbing came about 30 minutes after I did it continued through the night. However, when morning came and I took off the bandages, the throbbing had subsided and it just looked gross! We put more bandages on (on top of the bandages that were actually superglued to my finger LOL) and went on about Christmas Day! This has now become my most memorable Christmas Eve story.....

God Bless You!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas at Grams

We also had Christmas at my Gram's house tonight with Grams, Aunt Judy, Uncle Mickey, Erin, Josh, Kayce and Brad. It is so nice and comforting for us to all be together! Enjoy the pics!

Please say a healing prayer for my Uncle Mickey!

God Bless You!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas at Mom and Dad's

This morning we had Christmas with my parents, Shane, Alicia, Jess, Hunter and Mikey. We had an awesome morning of just enjoying each others company. We started the day off with Jess reading A Christmas story to all of us...what a treat! Enjoy the pics! There are no pics of mom and dad because when they were opening their presents I was using mom's camera! Sorry Mom and Dad! Thanks for a great Christmas! I love you both so much!

God Bless You!

Saturday, December 20, 2008


We had Christmas at Nana and Papa's house today. I feel so blessed to have had most of the family there. I have learned to treasure each and every minute with them! Here is a LONG slide show of our crazy Christmas pics! Enjoy!

God Bless You!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Break!

In one hour and 11 minutes, it will officially be Christmas break! I am so thankful the time has come to release the pent up students that we have here! LET US ALL BE FREE!!!!

We have had a busy December so far and the holidays haven't even arrived yet! LOL!

I have been keeping score at our middle school basketball games and have even gotten Carey to keep clock for a few of them! Let me tell you...6th grade parents are in a world of their own! WOW....

We have been crazy busy with church too! From Wednesday night youth services to Thursday night young adult services to youth leadership Christmas parties to Sunday mornings! Lots of fun and exciting stuff going on there! We were blessed with a gift to go on the tour of homes with some other church couples! We really had a good time meeting new people and just enjoying other's company!

Carey and me at the dinner before we left for the tour

Christina and me...my little scurrier friend! LOL!

The beautiful Christmas tree in our church

Gary, Christina, me and Carey...the guys were really excited! LOL

Carey and I driving to the church

We have been getting ready for Christmas and finally are totally ready! All presents wrapped and under the tree! We have Christmas at my Nana and Papa's tomorrow and then my parents and Gram's house on Sunday. Then it's off to Missouri and hopefully not run into any bad weather! We will be up there for a while enjoying the family but not sure how long yet!

Of course, let's go ahead and just throw out there that OU won the Big 12 and are headed to the BCS game! WHOOT WHOOT!! Not forgetting that awesome Bradford brought home the Heisman trophy! BOOMER!!!!

Here are some of the latest pics....

Mikey and Hunter getting ready for their basketball games!
Chloe looking over my shoulder while I wrap presents!

Carey and Chloe snuggling and sleeping in the morning!

Carey wearing one of my shirts! It almost fits! LOL!

Shane, Mikey and Mom after his Christmas Concert

Mikey and his usual not smile!

Shane and Mikey

Mikey is singing with his class...can you see his head in the back middle?

Grams, Jessica, Hunter and Mikey after Jess and Hunter's Christmas Concert

I hope you all have a very Merry CHRISTmas and a Happy New Year!

May God bless you and all of your families!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Jessica...our anchorwoman!

My neice Jessica got to be on a news channel in Oklahoma City this morning helping with the weather! Here are some pics of her famous debut....

God Bless You!

Saturday, November 15, 2008


In case you missed it, I have added new Christian quotes, daily Bible verses and also sports info on the side of my blog! That way if I don't post, you can still see something new! :)

God Bless You!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Welcome Luke Michael

Just wanted to say congrats to Melissa and welcome to one of the cutest baby's I have ever seen!!! We are so excited to meet you Luke Michael!!!

If you wanna see more pics, check out her blog..it's in the Blogs I Stalk column!

God Bless You!

Mikey's Surgery and Carey's soon to be

Carey has torn his meniscus cartilage in his right knee (same leg as the achilles) and will have to have surgery on Wednesday in Oklahoma City. Please keep him in your prayers!

Mikey had surgery to get his tonsils out last week and he is doing great! Here are some pics right before he went in!

God Bless You!

And the luck continues on...

This is totally random but Chloe is driving!! LOL!

So this is our back door...

The glass is completely shattered into millions of pieces but somehow still standing!

God Bless You!

Carey's trip to Missouri

Carey went to Missouri a few weeks ago and here are some pics of the fun times he had!
Carey driving to the farm ready to hunt!

Bailey cheering!
Bailey posing as cute as ever!
Bryan ready for the buck!

Can you believe these are bloomin in Missouri in November???

Carey is still looking for the BIG OLE BUCK!!!!

The family eating at one of Bryan's fav restraunts! I need some pics of Carla!

He is back there this weekend for opening rifle season...it's the boys weekend he looks forward to all year long! Hope he gets a good one!

God Bless You!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Nana and Papa

Just wanted to give you an update on my Nana and Papa. We moved them from out of the retirement community they were in back to their house yesterday. It was a pretty good day for Nana once she got home. Please keep them and our family in your prayers as they face a battle of many ups and downs.

God Bless You!

Colorado and Missouri

Carey headed out this morning to Missouri to see the family and of course...to go hunting! He is so excited! I hope he sees some BOB's out there! and gets a doe or two for that awesome jerky!!!

I am headed to Denver, CO for a middle school conference tomorrow and will be back Saturday night. That means Gran and Grandpa get to dogsit our little Chloe! We will miss her so much!

Have an awesome week and a blessed weekend!

God Bless You!

Arkansas Weekend!

This is a quote from my sister in law and it speaks for itself...
"you know you are a redneck when your idea of a great weekend is loading up the kin folk and the firearms and heading out to Arkansas!"

Well call me a red neck and check out our great weekend! LOL!!!

We loaded up the kinfolk (mom, dad, Carey, Chloe and me) and headed to Arkansas to meet my brother, my neice, my nephews and his girlfriend Alicia and her two kiddos. We had a fun filled weekend! We arrived Friday night and ate dinner with the entire family and were able to meet Alicia's mom, stepdad, two sisters and their families. After dinner we headed to a Haunted Forest which the kids liked alot! Saturday, we got up and watched Ike play football and he got an interception! Then we headed to Alicia's house to get ready for the Halloween party she was having. Carey brought the firearms and the older kids were able to shoot out in the pasture. Lots of fun!

After everything was set up, it was dress up time! We had so much fun dressing up and the kids had a great time too! They had a hayride, a bonfire that Carey built, music for the kids to dance to, night time volleyball and lots and lots of food!!! Who could ask for anything more?????????

Thanks Alicia for an awesome weekend! Love ya!

Me, Jess and Carey...a preview of what the weekend holds!

Me, Hunter, Carey and Mikey

Ike playing football!

The view behind Alicia's house!

I got skillz!!!!

Love this pic of Jess and me!!! So many people think we look alike...what do you think?

Ike looks like a natural!

Now that is the pro!!!

Jess's first time shooting a shotgun!

The gun I will use when I get my first deer! (positive thoughts!)

The crew (minus dad and Carey since they didn't dress up!) Alicia as a gypsy fortune teller, Shane as a pirate, Hunter as the Incredible Hulk, Jessica as a mummy, Gran as a pig in a blanket, Mikey as a Jedi, me as a Zombie Hunter and Chloe has her Halloween shirt on too!

Carey, Mikey, Jess and me....what a great face Mikey!

See what happens when you talk back to your wife???

How do you kill already dead people?

The newest Leighow family portrait! Maybe I'll blow this one up and hang it over the fireplace!

Who looks meaner?

Shane, Alicia and Mikey going on the hayride!

Mom and Dad by the bonfire that Carey made!

Lauren dressed up as a tight rope walker! She is so cute!

Mikey and Ike...Ike is Harry Potter!

Hunter has big muscles just like the Incredible Hulk!

Hunter and Mikey excited for the hayride!!!!

God Bless You!