Monday, May 30, 2005

ok summer

I do enjoy the summer here in oklahoma, with the occational tornado warning of course. Aubra and I where out walking when a car drove up, the female driver told us there was a tornado warning and wanted to know if we needed a ride home. It definity spices up the walk when you have to out run a tornado!! well we didn't take the ride and the storm blew over. yesterday we took family pictures. it's so weird to think we (the 6 searcy kids) are all basically full grown. i remember thinking about this day as a child thinking it was so far away, and now it's here. it's weird the directions life can take you.
before I go home I want to take amy and aaron and andrew( if he has time) horseback riding-- i do miss riding. maybe i'll even take caleb -he'd really like that! I'm trying to get colloge stuff for Amy together, we are checking out some Christian universities in TX, I do hope she can get a softball scholorship at one. -- i'm going to sign off now -- bye

Thursday, May 26, 2005


I believe the party was a success! Everything went well and Aubra was surprised. I hope the rest of my visit goes smoothly. I will put more pictures up when i get back to VA

suprise party

this week we have been planning a suprise baby shower for aubra & her baby. it's been fun but I do hope it goes great and is fun for all. I have planned for us to do some games and I hope they are all as fun as I think they could be. Dad fixed go-cart for caleb and he loves riding around in it. he will never want to leave now.

Sunday, May 22, 2005

oklahoma times

well it's quite hot and humid here, in the 90's. I think i might actually get a tan while I'm here.
I went to the Tulsa Mayfest saturday night and saw a band put together by some guys I graduated with, called Creator of unusual size -very interesting name, FUN! your can find out moreabout them at
It was nice to see some old familiar faces in the crowd.
I'm trying to put together a quick babyshower for Aubra with the help of Chris' mom. I hope that it will go well and be fun for her.

Caleb says he wants to stay here forever. He really likes all the attetion he gets from everyone.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

the kids on May 18th 2005 Posted by Hello
5-15-05 cheese!! Posted by Hello

I went running today for the first time in a month. I’ve been too busy to workout. I hate not being active.
My Grandma Searcy Wipf fell yesterday and had surgery to repair her femur. She is not doing well, it is hard on my Dad to see her suffering. I hate that she has Alzimers, its one of those diseases that our human minds cannot understand.
It seems so pointless, but I'm sure that there is a reason for human suffering and grief. i guess that kind of stuff we'll figure out in heaven.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

SUMMER is here at last

Well I made it through one year of school and I only made one D ( in New Testament) I'm not very good with all that. School starts back in Aug. This weekend I spent my time cleaning the house top to bottom. the house was feeling a little neglected the last two weeks of classes. I still have laundry and the grass to catch up on.
I'm going to go strawberry picking this week. caleb is excited. but most of all he can't wait to get on a plane and fly to Okla. He asks everyday if we are going to see Mimi and Papa. I might get a part time job as a marketing graphic designer, it would be great experience. I also want to try to start teaching pitching lessons, but i'm not sure if i can find any clients. Jadyn is really starting to talk more and more. She can repeat numbers to 10 and even tries to say them on her own. She loves babies. This caused me to bring up the topic of babies to Don. He says we are done with kids," we got a boy and a girl, why can't you be satisfied." I am very happy with the kids I have, but if Don really wants me to be a stay-at-home mom, then I figure why not have another one. I don't want one right now, but maybe in a couple of years. besides I dont want to end up having another one when the other kids are 10 years +. I figure have'm all now and be done with it.
i just always wanted 4 kids. I don't like to think that jade is my last baby. -- so i guess it's up for debate. --- but for now I want to enjoy the kids I have and try to raise them right.--- signing off -- AD
DEWALD boys Posted by Hello

Friday, May 13, 2005

HI -- I've been married for 4 years now!!! Posted by Hello

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Don and David Stoner-- poker night 4-29-04 Posted by Hello

Friday, May 06, 2005

this is one of my favorite pictures of my sister, Aubra and me.  Posted by Hello

the down side of up

Today I finished my classes, I still have two final tests next week, but the main stress and work is DONE! My fourth year of college almost finished. (I still have a year left) Today my group and I presented our Covergirl Integrated Marketing/advertising campaign.We have been working on this the entire semester. We did very well, and I didn’t say Uhh… too many times ;-) While I was so relieved to get it over with, it was sort of a down time. All I could think about was what we could have done better. I also thought I’d want to celebrate, but with don working, I’ll just be home with the kids. I was also reminded that I would have no short term goals to be striving toward. I really enjoy the busy-ness of school and the interaction with other people. YES, I have plenty to do around the house. I’m just not the willing happy housewife Don would like me to be. I am an achiever. I have to keep my mind and body busy. I am so glad to have the opportunity to go back to school. I have learned how to manage my time to fit in all of the day’s duties and still have time for reading and things that I enjoy. I guess I still desire the chance to change my future and destiny. I want to think I’m in control of what I do in life. I want to enjoy what I do and be able to give my family what they want as well. In reality, I know God is in control and holds the keys to my future. I do need to rely on Him more. I know what I want out of life, I just need to find out if that’s what God wants and What is His perfect will. So it’s back to focusing my attention on housecleaning, and being a mom and wife. (I do want to be the best I can be) Of course it isn’t all bad, I get to go back to summer gardening, cooking, playing with the kids more often, running/working out and maybe even sneak in a little fun and relaxed time with Don. I believe that to have a happy and cohesive family I need to give my best and most to God, then Don and the kids. I have not been able to do this the last month or so. Therefore I need to step back into my reality and face it all.
I do have plans for the summer, I hope to go home to Oklahoma and maybe visit my pregnant sister in Lexington, KY. I want to try to get Caleb into a Christian pre-school and find a sitter for Jadyn so I can continue my education next fall- and hopefully graduate May 2006.
I'm not sure which side is up, but i know there are down sides
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