Posts Tagged ‘Our Life’

Happy Birthday, Cody Light

Today is my baby’s birthday!

I am so thankful that 26 years ago he was born.

Life with him over the last three years we’ve known each other have been the best days of my life.

Happy Birthday, Cody. I love you.

A Surprise Delivery!

Late last night marked the arrival of my newest nephew, Beau Wrightson Meadows. Why is this particular arrival so surprising? None of us knew if the baby was going to be a boy or a girl! We waited, gathered in the hospital waiting room until 11:15pm when he graced us with his presence. This is the very first male Meadows grandchild. Finally, the Meadows name will be carried on!

photo1Right after he was born!

photo2The happy family!

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5 in 1

So I didn’t get a chance to blog all week. It has been a crazy, busy, long week. So I decided to wrap up all the blog posts I would’ve written into one. Don’t worry, it won’t be too long. Some awesome things are happening, check it out!

Monday, June 7

Cody and I celebrated 10 months of marriage. (Yes, I know, counting months is very Jr. Highish of me, but until we reach one year, we count months. It’s just more fun that way!)

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 I started working out with a trainer this week. We meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. She is kicking my booty, but I’ve already lost 2 pounds this week! My goal is 10-15. I’ll keep you posted.

Tuesday, June 8

I spent this whole day at the hospital, waiting for my new niece, Olivia Grace to arrive. My sister-in-law, (Cody’s sister) Madi labored all day. I was there from 9am-9pm and she finally arrived around 7:55pm. She is a beautiful baby girl, with lots of hair!

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Wednesday, June 9th

After another booty kicking workout, I spend the rest of the day at our Central campus learning about coaching. Biggest take-a-way:

“Mentoring is about what I can teach you, coaching is about what I can pull out of you that’s already there.”

Learned a lot and got to see some old co-workers from different campuses.

At SWITCH, we celebrated Tony’s last night at the N-Dub. He is moving on to be the youth pastor at the Edmond Campus. We’re still looking at possible new roles to fill, but it looks like I’ll step into the position of youth pastor in the next few weeks.

Thursday, June 10

I spent the morning shut up in an old office building, with other members of the SAG board. We listened to 15 different groups come and present their programs. We had $250,000 to award to the top 5 programs. We listened and discussed from 10am-2pm and finally came up with our top 5. Getting to work with the SAG has been an amazing opportunity, and I have learned a lot!

Friday, June 11

the_loop2And today… I’m at the office, filling in for one of my co-workers. I have a four week series to write for the LOOP, called “I AM” it’s an identity message and we’re taking our scriptures from Ephesians chapter 1. Here is the rough outline of the four weeks.

  • I AM Blessed (Eph. 1:3)
  • I AM Forgiven (Eph. 1:7)
  • I AM Included (Eph. 1:13)
  • I AM Secure (Eph. 1:13-14)

Our Memorial Weekend Project–Completed!

The guys worked on the deck Sunday from 11:30am to 9:30pm. It started out looking like this:

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And turned into this:

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I’ll show you how we did it!

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Sonray Enterprises (a wielding and fabrication company) came out and wielded pipe from the gas line of our house.

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He wielded pipe underneath the deck so that we could have a gas fire pit, instead of a wood burning fire pit. This cuts down on smoke, and always having to have fire wood on hand.

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So this little gas pipe sticking up from out of the deck is all we needed to make this happen:

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We added a few details:

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Upgraded the aesthetics:

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Used a little spray paint to fix up an old table and chairs:

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Lava rocks for even more eye catching fun:

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And a little pop of color:

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For an amazing outdoor oasis:

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A Tribute to My Hero

This Memorial Day, I’d like to take the opportunity to tell you about my hero.

Srgt. Cody Light

Or as I like to call him: Babe.

Cody joined the Marines after graduating high school. After graduating boot camp, he served four years as a United States Marine, taking two tours to Iraq including the Battle of Fallujah and the 20,000 Troop Surge.

The Marines’ core values are Honor, Courage and Commitment, and I can tell you, these core values have not left my Marine.

But perhaps the most inspiring thing about my hero is the USMC motto that he has modeled his life around.

Semper Fidelis which means “Always Faithful.”

These simple, yet powerful words are etched into my hero’s forearms, as a constant reminder to me, that the motto is more than a cool tattoo. It is his life’s purpose, his calling, not only to God and country, but to his wife, family, friends and anyone who might be in need, to lay down his own life and faithfully serve another.

That is why I fell in love with him. That is why I will love him till the day I die.

This is a tribute to my hero. Thank you for your service to our country. Thank you for loving me. I am truly blessed to call you mine.

Cody

Our Memorial Weekend Project

We love doing home improvement projects around our house. This particular one started in mid April. If we’re lucky, I’ll have an updated post in a couples days with the completed project. A big thanks to Andrew and Jon for helping get it done!

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Deck... Almost!

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