The Patterson Crew

The Patterson Crew

Monday, June 14, 2010

A must read for moms...

It's rather quiet here tonight as my first born (and chattiest as of yet) is at Vacation Bible School. My one year old is rather bored with mommy and we've only been home for a little over thirty minutes! As I dropped Camryn off I thought nice it would be to hit the spa....and then I snapped back to reality- who wants to hang out at a spa with my other chatty Cassidy? Instead, I am hanging out at home, relishing in the love of my little stinker and devising a way to watch my friends kid this week so she can have some MOMMY time..I mean, that's what friends are for, right?

I've started a new devotional this month and boy am I thankful...thankful to see other moms who have felt the same way I have...thankful to know others have wanted to pull their hair out...thankful to know other moms have felt like they are in constant competition because someone's kid is always better ...thankful to be reminded that these GIFTS are from the Lord and we are to SERVE them although HE does not intend for us to do this on our own...I could go on an on and on....

Jen Hatmaker, the author, is a friend of mine from OBU. She's brutually honest and amazingly funny. You will enjoy her style and will fall in love with her teachings! You will relate to her hilarious children and will learn how to be a better "mama"...This is a MUST READ and would make a great baby shower gift...

Jen's newest book, "Out of the Spin Cycle- Devotions to Lighten Your Mother Load," is available June 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revel, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

OKC 1/2...

Val inspired me to run the OKC 1/2 marathon a couple of weeks ago. What an amazing experience to join the other 23,000 runners! Jamie and I completed the full 13.1 miles and finished about 6 minutes faster than we originally predicted. Next year, we plan to run the full marathon! Thanks Val for the push...thanks Jamie for the long weekend runs...thanks to the many volunteers for an amazing race!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Jen Hatmaker..

A friend of mine from college, Jen Hatmaker, has become a very well known Christian writer. She has a new book coming out this summer, "Out of the Spin Cycle: Devotions to Lighten the Mother Load." She's funny, witty and you will relate to her so well. Please take time to read her sneak peek on facebook and then follow that up by purchasing her book!

I've tried to copy and paste the text here but for some reason it won't work. Friend her on facebook- she will change the way you think about motherhood!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

You've come a long way baby...

Happy birthday sweet girl....Mommy and daddy love you more than you will ever know! You were such an amazing Spring Break present FOUR years ago!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Hangin out with the fam..

Friday, January 29, 2010

Just a few pics..

so I changed the background and tried to add some new's sooo slow tonight and I want to go to bed. I will try again tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Cam's special tree...

Breakfast with Santa!