Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Christmas is Here!

I love this time of year. Everything about it - the decorations, the picking out gifts, the wrapping of gifts, the food, the parties, the music, the cards - i love it all! We decorated our tree last night and it was so much fun having Jayden help us! He found some random garland and had so much fun putting it on the tree. He would put it on one place and then take it off there and put it somewhere else. He was so proud of himself. I realized that I don't care if my tree looks "great" but I want it to be something that Jayden is able to experience and enjoy. So - sorry if my tree doesn't look perfect, but that's okay - I would rather have Jayden's little touch on it this year!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Meeting Martha

Yes - it is true! Martha Stewart was in Dallas and I got to meet her face to face. (briefly for a quick signature - but still!) Yesterday she came to Sur La Table for a book signing of her new book "Cooking School." My friend Dana and I stood in line for two hours with our kids (her two, my one) and with a new friend that we met in line with her little 18 month old girl. It was a testing for the kids but such a fun adventure. We got there early so that we would be up front in the line - but little did we know that we would be moved to the front (all the kids with strollers and elderly people were moved) so we got to be one of the firsts in line! It was a fun experience and I am glad that we did it.
I am a big Martha fan - I liked her even when everyone else didn't when she went to jail. She has so many great, inspiring ideas and I get her magazine every month. (i chose her magazine over real simple when jordan made me switch to only one magazine a month - he doesn't like all of the "stuff" coming into our house). I also get the magazine "Everyday Food" which I love because it has great recipe ideas for foods that are "in season" and they are easy recipe's - unlike the ones in her magazine.
Anyway - thought I would share the excitement with you all! Also - they took pictures of Jayden and the kids that were there and she said that she was going to post them on her blog: www.themarthablog.com - which will be really cool if he ends up being on there!
Hope you all are doing well!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Baylor Homecoming & My little Mouse

We went to Waco on Saturday for Baylor Homecoming. It was so much fun! My whole family was there as well as the Forrester's who are our dear family friends who would come to Homecoming every year with us. They have 3 kids and they are all of our ages. Such sweet memories we have together. It is so great that we are now grown up and still able to enjoy one another. Hope you had a good weekend!

Friday, October 31, 2008

another pumpkin day

we went to the arboretum today with dana, charlie, and felice and had a great time. i was trying to get a really good pumpkin picture of jayden but i am having trouble having him sit long enough to get a good picture. does anyone have any tips for getting good pictures of 16 month old kids? if so i would love them! have a good weekend. we are going to baylor homecoming tomorrow which should be so much fun!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Pumpkins - Love them!

Today felt like a real fall day. So i thought it appropriate to put up some pictures of our time at the arboretum with the pumpkins. so sweet with my little j! i love Fall! hope you are having a good one.

Texas State Fair

Jayden and I went to the state fair a couple of weeks ago with our sweet friends Dana, Charlie, and little Felice. We had a great time - and it is such a new and fun experience going with a child. Everything is exciting in his eyes! It was also nice going with Dana - she is a long time yearly fair-goer - so she knows the ropes!
I am glad to be blogging again - I got a new camera so I can now post some pictures! Hope all is well!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Reunion & Mountainview Park

This past weekend we went to Waco for our 10 year reunion. It was a great time of connecting with old friends and catching up on what everyone is doing. I was glad as many people came (we had a class of 32 and about half of the people were there). On Saturday we had a tour of the school and everyone brought their kids. It was so fun seeing everyone as parents and what their little kid's look like.
We also hung out with my parents which was fun. Saturday afternoon we went to Mountainview Park at Jayden had so much fun. My dad had his camera - so I am able to post some pictures!
Hope everyone is having a good Monday!

Thursday, September 18, 2008


Hello! The Ogden family have been bad blogger's lately. My camera has been sent off to be fixed (if you have noticed that my pictures had been fuzzy - that is what i am trying to get fixed), so I have not had many pictures to put up of little "J." He is a busy boy lately - walking and trying to run all over the place and beginning to assert his little will :) I have gone down to 2x/month of work and so a new adventure has begun for our little family.
Jordan is teaching and pastoring this year so his days are very full. He loves teaching and has a great group of 7th graders that he teaches history and english. We are also going to Ft.Worth every Thursday night to go through a class called C.O.R.E. through Christ Fellowship. It is basically a discipleship training (similar to Elevate/ATS for those who know what that is). We have enjoyed it so much and are thankful that we are getting to have this training. It does require a lot of reading, so I am spending Jayden's naps reading our assignments.
We are headed to Waco this weekend for our 10 year reunion. It should be a fun time of reconnecting with old friends. Hope all is going well with all of you.
Once i get the camera back I will be posting a lot more - but until then, I will use Jordan's phone to get some pictures up.
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

sara's birthday party

this weekend we had sara's bday party and it was so much fun! it was adorable from start to finish. the theme was yellow and white with cupcakes and everything looked precious! they had a jumping castle to play with but jayden wasn't too keen on the idea (as you can see from his face in the picture with jordan). happy birthday sara - we are so thankful for you and your family's friendship!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

waco water park

this week we went to waco for my dad's birthday (my mom is gone at camp ozark for the 15th year being a camp nurse - and no she does not have any children there she just loves being there) and jayden's one year pictures in salado. on wednesday when we got there we went to a water park at mountainview park. it was so much fun - jayden was a little hesitant at first but warmed up to it by the end. we had a great time and were glad we got to spend time with our families (minus mom) after being gone for awhile. hope you have a good week!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

We're Back!

we're back and had a great trip! it was so much fun spending time with joy and ellie phillip's in boston and then all going together too germany together. in germany we met up with our husband's (who were both in uganda- serving at restoration gateway an amazing project that God is doing there). we spent a couple of day's in germany sight seeing and traveling around and then went to our organization AMI's international conference. it was such a wonderful time of refreshment, envisioning, and connecting with friends and fellow laborer's around the world. hope all is going well with all of you! i will say it is good to be home, but i am glad we have missed a lot of this HOT july heat!