Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Last Year Plus...

Well this poor blog has been severly neglected. I (Laura) will try to catch everyone up as best I can on our happenings since the last time we updated.

Febuary 2009- My sister Alicia got married. Halen loves his new dad Brian and his new step sister Lily Grace (Gracie) who is 3 months older than Ella. Brian is in the air force and was expecting to be stationed in Germany but his orders were cancceled so for now they are staying right here in Oklahoma.

April 2009- My brother Christopher got married. He and his wife Kelsi got married in Texas where she grew up. She has a little boy Aiden who has lots of energy and seems to always have a smile on his face. He is 6 months older than Ella.

May 2009- My mom FINALLY got her associates. We all went to her graduation with all the kids to cheer her on. It was very exciting. She was accepted to the University of Centeral Oklahoma where she is working towards a bachelors in Special Education.

August 2009- Ella celebrated her 2nd birthday.

November 2009- Christopher and Kelsi had a baby boy. They named him Kyler and he is a very happy baby.

December 2009- My grandmother was admited to the hospital to have surgery on her kidney which was later cancelled because it turned out to be cancer. For Christmas we had a blizzard which made us house bound and prevented Christopher, Kelsi, Aiden, and Kyler from coming to Oklahoma for Christmas.

January 2010- My grandmother died due to her advanced cancer. We were able to get all of eight of her grandchildren to bedside before she passed which was amazing seeing as we spaned from California to Italy.

April 2010- Alicia and Brian had a baby boy. His name is Rylan and he is very smiley.

May 2010- Thomas and I got divorced. Ella and I packed up and moved to Clovis, California because Thomas wanted to live closer to his family.

July 2010- Ella and I traveled to Utah for the blessing of Ella's newest cousin's blessing. We had a lot of fun getting to know Thomas's family better. We also traveled to Reno, NV to visit a friend of mine and his wife before they moved to Kentucky. We had a blast hanging out and even taking a trip to Lake Tahoe.

August 2010- Ella celebrated her 3rd birthday. Ella and I packed back up and moved back to Oklahoma because Thomas decided he wanted to stay in Oklahoma due to the economy. I started school again. Hopefully this time I will continue until I finish.
September 2010- Ella started a Ballet and Tap Dance class. She loves going every week. She comes home and can't wait to show us what she learned.
I am having problems getting picutres to upload so I will later post those.

Monday, February 2, 2009


Wow what a shocker!!! Don't die of shock i wouldn't want that for any of you guys. Yes I am finally updating our Blog. There are so many things that have happened since christmas until now. I don't think that I will have enough time to put it all together before I have to be to class.

First Laura's Brother and Sister are both getting married. Laura's Brother Chris is getting married in July and moving to Texas I believe next month. Laura's Sister Alicia is getting married either this month before her fiancee gets deployed. Or they are going to be waiting for six months when he comes back to get married. Then her and Halen are going to be moving to Germany. Talk about crazy.

Second School for me has been out for two weeks because of bad weather. Fun this has been. So this is my offical first day of school. Lets see how it goes.

I will tell you more about us as soon as I can.

Love you lots and will talk to you later.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Our Very Own NBA Team

So Last night I went to our First ever Pre-season NBA Home game. It was quite the thrill to see Professional Basketball players up close. In fact I was just about on the floor with the seats that I got. The only reason why I got this ticket was that our bosses bought 9 tickets. 4-2 ticktes and a single ticket. This is from the bank. I happen to have won the single ticket but i tried to get another one so that Laura could go with me. Our team's name is Oklahoma City Thunder. It is a little odd but it is catching on. We only lost by 2 points. The final score was 90-88. We played the L.A Clippers. The game was very good it wasn't until after half time that the crowd started to get into the game. Yes even me... Although most people were drinking I was not. It was, needless to say, a very good game. I hope that i will be able to win more tickets to be able to go to more home games.

Just to let you know I had to leave my MacroEconomics class in order to go. I got my test that I took last week and I scored an 88% on it. It is better than the 56% that I scored on my first test. My accounting class I have an A the other two classes I am unsure about. Other than that things are going good.

We have moved into an apartment that is closer to the college that I am going to. Her parents have moved upstairs so that they can finish the downstairs to get the house ready to sell. So the little house that we were living in they are going to be moving into with Halen.

Laura and ella are doing good. Ella is walking all over the place. We have to keep a close eye on her or she goes into the kitchen and get everything out of the cupboards. Laura is doing good in her new calling. Her calling is in the YW with the Behives, she is gone for Mutual so i get the house for a little bit. So far she is liking her calling.

Tell you more later.


Saturday, September 13, 2008


Well school has started once again. I am going to school Mon, Tues, Wed, and Thrus. I have had my first test already under my belt. It was on my accounting class which is on Wed. I scored a 97% on it. Regardless I am very excited. In two weeks we have another test and I want to score good on that so a bunch of us is going to get together next week and study.

My Monday class is Intro to Banking. Tuesday is MacroEconomics. Wednesday is Accounting 1. Thursday is Personal Finance. Yes I am still working at Chilis and we now have discount cards. To where we can go to any Chilis and and resturant owned by Brinker like On the Border and get a discount. We also get a 16% discount on our phones too.

We started looking at apartments to move into. As her parents are going to be selling the house here. The big house. They are trying to get it fixed up and then probably going to sell it around spring time. So we are looking at houses close to Oklahoma City Community College, or the downtown area. We went out looking yesterday at a couple of them and found ones that were really nice. It is right by the college and they are pretty nice on the outside and on the Inside. They lady said that they are going to be having a downstairs 2 bedroom 2 bath with a fireplace opening up the first of October. We will be taking pictures of the place when we get in there. Needless to say this is a good step in the right direction. We have been with her parents for a while now and we need to get out on our own.

Love you guys lots. Hope to see you at Christmas.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy

Hey Family,

Sorry that it has been a while since we have posted anything on our Blog. Things were kinda a whirlwind since summer started. I started going to chilis Tues-Friday and Mondays were busy with other things. Saturday's we were busy with the house, and then sunday was church. Now that school has started things are even tighter. School Mon-Thurs, Chilis Firday night and Saturday morning, Date night Saturday night, and then there is church.

Ella's birthday was fun we had 2 cakes for her. One Laura made and the other we got at Wal mart. Had a fun family gathering on her birthday and then on Saturday had a party for her with people from the ward. She got a lot of presents. Everyone there had a blast. A day before her birthday we did pictures of Ella and we got our family pictures also this time. Don't worry you will all be able to see them. We are trying to get them loaded onto our computer and then onto our Blog.

If you haven't heard I beleive that I have changed my major. I am thinking of going into Finance. I'm thinking of becoming a Financial Advisor, but if i do good in Accounting this semester I will try and stick with it. my classes this year are Acct1, macroeconomics, intro to banking, and personal Finance.

have to go. Need to study for a test in Macro Economics. I get my first test from Accouting 1 back tomorrow. More to come.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I am One Pictures

Ella's Birthday Party