Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I just ran a 5K!

Okay many of you probably laughed when you read my title if you have known me for very long. I have never been known for my athletic ability, okay what am I kidding, no one on this green earth has actually seen me in action besides getting up and down out of a chair.  Well, there was that time in High School that I actually decided to be on a Kids Inc. Basketball team as a Junior in High School.  I am pretty sure I feel down in the middle of the court and no one was even around me.  I also didn't even have a ball in my hand.  That's the kind of athletic ability I am talking about.

But.....I have emerged a new woman in 2010. 
I have been working out since June and it has been a lot of fun.  We do a little running and I decided to run in our communities downtown 5K.  My goal was to just finish without stopping.  I ran it in 30 min's.  I really enjoyed the feeling and hope to continue running.  I wish I would have started this so long ago, but I always thought I couldn't do it.  Funny thing has happened since the birth of my children.  It has given me motivation and a confidence to try new things that I didn't have before.  

I am thankful for the blessings God has given me with these two little bundles of joy. 
Many of them unexpected.


Here we are after the 5K.  The girls did great hanging out with their Nana while I ran the race.  

 This is Mary my Boot Camp instructor.
I work out with her 3 days a week.




This is before the race.  The weather was fabulous.  What a fun morning in our fun little town.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Grand Lake

We recently went to Grand Lake with my sister Devan and her boyfriend Matt.  What a relaxing and fun getaway.  The girls loved riding in the boat and we stayed at a fabulous cottage.  
Thanks Matt and Devan for inviting us!



Mothers Day Out

Lilly had her first day of Mother's Day Out last week. She had a great time.  Just thought I would share!



Wednesday, September 15, 2010

What's Up with Lilly?



Lilly is always up for a good time!  She is my social butterfly, loves friends, and loves to go go go.  She is sweet and kind with lots of love for anyone she sees.  She has had a great summer getting to spend time with her friends above.  She is making faces with Daxxon, loving on her cousin Noah and haning out with her good friend Piper. 

We have a small little water spray park in our town, but it only sprays one hour a day?  Kind of crazy, so we have only done it once.  She loves to "hangout" with her Daddy.  She recently farmed with him for an evening and a morning while Sophia and I went to a Women's Conference.  She loves getting to ride the tractor and see the cows.  Rusty says she is a really good girl with him. 

Thank you Rusty, for being such a fun Daddy and for letting her "work" with you!

She loves for you to tell her stories and always wants to either watch a movie or read a book.  She is a very good Mommy to her babies.  Their names are Renna, Reagan, and Molly after my friends girls.  I am the Grandma and She is Mendy a lot of times.  What a joy to see your daughter actually pretending.  So sweet. 

I just love this girl!  I am having a lot of fun being her Mommy.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Sopha Bia is 6 months



Sophia is getting so big!  This is what she usually looks like...smiling and so happy.  She loves to play with this new toy because for about two weeks she has been sitting up.  She loves her big sister and is just a sweet little joy. We like to call her Sophia Bia around here.  And I actually seem to call her that a lot.  Do you think she might look a little like her Daddy?


She is famous for doing sit ups all ready.  It is the funniest thing ever.  If she doesn't want to lay on the ground, she just starts pulling herself up like a sit up.  She is going to have the strongest tummy muscles.

 
We just started food a week ago.  She has eaten carrots, butternut squash, bananas, and rice cereal.  She doesn't eat much yet, but I can tell she is liking it more and more.  Lilly would love to feed her, but Mom doesn't allow that!  I am also attempting to get this child to sleep through the night.  I will say Sophia is much more spoiled then Lilly when it comes to sleep.  I have let the girl cry it out, but to no avail she still doesn't sleep through the night.  Actually my breastfeeding book said that she may not, but this Mom is TIRED.  I mean I thought it was bad that Lilly didn't sleep through until 4 months.  That was wonderful!  Oh, well....what is one year of your life without a full 8 hours?  I have actually been able to breastfeed Sophia much longer then Lilly.  This is a very exciting thing for me.  Breastfeeding Lilly was the hardest thing in my life and to be honest a little disappointing that it didn't work well for me.  So, it has been a blessing for it to be going well now.

Well, we sure are enjoying our two girls.  I will post an update on Lilly soon.  Have a great weekend!

Hannah Beth Brown our Newest Cousin

We are very excited that Hannah Beth joined the BIG Roush Cousin Clan.  She is the 11th Cousin to be born since 2001.  She also is the 4th girl to be born in a row.  There are 6 girls and 5 boys.  Girls rule! 

Hannah Beth was 81bs 12oz.    Congrats Sara and Josh.  We hope life is going well with three!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Family Vacation and Summer Fun

Here are a couple of pic's from our Family Vacation in Dallas.  We had a really fun time swimming, shopping and going to the Dallas Aquarium.  Lilly liked the tiger and the Monkeys......Yes we were at the Aquarium not the Zoo, but they had lots of animals.  Sophia just liked hanging out.  They both were great travelers.

Lilly is holding her very favorite Baby Bunny in the picture above.  She loves him more then anything!  She attached on to him at the time of Sophia's birth and our move.  Rusty and I are constantly saying to each other  "Where is Baby Bunny?".



We recently went to the Woodward Elks Rodeo with Grams and Gramps and Nana and Granddad.  Lilly really liked it and talked about the cowboys and clowns afterward.  We also went to the Rodeo Parade the next morning with Aunt Devan and Matt.  It was hot, but everyone had fun. 



My Grandma Bennett came to visit us which was a special treat.  She doesn't leave Texas very often, so we were very excited to have her visit.  She enjoyed seeing the girls and some of Rusty's families farm land.  She lived most of her life on the farm, so it was fun for her to see what Rusty does her in Oklahoma.

Our Family has also been picking Sand Plums here near our home and making Sand Plum Jelly.  Growing up this was my very favorite jelly, but I didn't know how much work it took to make.  I really appreciate all the sweet people that took time to make it during my childhood.  It is fun to make and even more fun to eat!

We are excited to go and see the new addition to the Roush family this weekend.  Our Cousin Hannah Beth arrived on 8-9-10 and we can't wait to hold her.  We will post pictures soon of our new cousin.

Monday, July 19, 2010

We are alive

It has been a long time since I wrote on my blog.  We have had a fun summer of swimming and playing in this 100 degree weather.  These pictures are from Father's Day and my 10 year reunion in Woodward.  I haven't even taken pictures off of my camera since then!  You just don't even know how the day can go by so fast until you have two little ones!

Sophia is smiling, talking, and rolling from her belly to her back and back to her belly.  She hasn't figured out how to keep on going.  That is fine with me.  This Mom just wants her to stay a baby as long as possible.  She also just got in her first two teeth right before she turned 5 months old.  She is a very happy go lucky little sweetheart. 

Lilly is talking up a storm and just loves playing with friends.  We are still potty training.....yes it has been about 2 1/2 months, but who is counting?  She loves the water and loves Church.  She also loves ice cream.  Today we went swimming at the public pool and went to Braums for dinner.  On our way home Lilly said "swimming, ice cream, and now where going home!".  She said it like it had to be the best day ever.  She also loves people.  Everywhere we go she talks to anyone who will let her ask them questions.  She also trys to wear other peoples sun glasses and jewelry.......even if she has never seen the person before. 

Hopefully it will not be so long between posts.  Hope everyone is having a great summer!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Roushes Roost

               This is the wheat field behind our home.

Here are a couple of pictures of our new house.  We are enjoying living in town, with the feel of the country in the backyard.  We live near a golf course which is exciting for Rusty, but he has been so busy that he actually hasn't even played yet.  In front of our house our neighbors have 4 or 5 beautiful horses.  They are fun to watch and Lilly likes to go and say hi to them.  We still want to paint the front door black and do a little landscaping.  Rusty made the shutters that we put on the front of the house and I painted them.  They are really heavy and it was a big job getting them hung. 

We are glad to be all unpacked!  I'll show you more of the inside once I get it a little more together.

Do you need a Microwave?

We have a Whirlpool Gold Stainless Steal Microwave that needs a home?  Does anyone need a good deal on a microwave?  We didn't realize until we actually moved with all of our things that this house had a built in microwave.  So, this thing is taking up good space in my kitchen!haha 

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Family Pictures

Check out our family pictures!  Rusty's cousin Charity Teal took these on Friday.  They are wonderful, Charity.  Thank you so much. 

If you live in Western Oklahoma you need to have her take yours!

http://www.yourcatphotography.com/

Click on Portfolio and then on Roush Family.  

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

So, we have been a little busy....

We have been on the move...literally! It has been a very busy month for this Momma.  I can't talk long, but wanted to update some pictures.  If you haven't heard we have moved to Western Oklahoma.  We are really enjoying our new home and have been meeting some very friendly people.  Below is a list just to give you a glimpse of what has been going on in our lives in the past month:

Boxed up a house and moved
Painted a couple of rooms in our new house
Unboxed what we just boxed
Moved a toddler into a big girl bed
Easter Celebration with Family
Made shudders for our new house
Painted furniture for Lilly's big girl room
Traveled to celebrate Piper's 2 year Birthday Party
Walked with friends for March of Dimes
Had Mother's Day with Family
Started Potty Training a 2 year Old......Okay this one has to be the hardest of them all!
Learning how to do all of this with a new born!

A post of our new house and a little more detail about this new life of ours will be on here soon.  Enjoy!

Easter 2010

Here we are last week during the Tornado that hit near our home.  Lilly loved getting out of bed to get into the "Cave" with the whole family.  She just pretended she was a bear and had a ball!  Only my Lilly would think this was fun!