World View

A view to those out in the world into our life.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

2 years


2 years ago today, on March 25th, 2006, I had the pleasure of marrying Cindy Kay Marlin (and kissing her for the 1st time, as the picture proves). I am so thankful that God has given you to me as a wife. We have had so much fun and have been filled with the Joy of the Lord. You have been there by my side 100% and I thank you for it. I thank you for your love, your patience, and for how you serve me. You are a wonderful mom and an awesome wife. I am excited to see how the Lord is working in your life and growing you each and every day. I look forward to seeing what the next two years hold as well.

In the last two years, we have been to:
- Hawaii
- Colorado
- Pittsburgh (Hooper's wedding)
- Miami (Poon's weddding)
- Orlando
- Oaxaca, Mexico
- Dallas
- Little Rock
- & De Queen

Things we have done:
- Wake Boarding and surfing
- Fishing
- take a few pictures
- called the Hogs
- moved
- quit old jobs and started new ones
- learned to cook new foods (pad thai)
- had 12 puppies
- had Oaklee
- made new friends

I love you so much Cindy Lofton. Happy 2 year anniversary! Sharpo Sharpo Sharpo.
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Sunday, March 23, 2008

here comes Oaklee Lofton-tail...hoppin down the bunny trail

Happy Easter, everybody! We're thankful for our little bunny, but we're also thankful that life is so much more than bunnies & eggs. We praise God that we are in a place where we are building towards something sooooooooooooo much bigger than ourselves. What a great world we are in.


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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Ode to Oaklee

Oaklee turned 5 months old last Saturday. She is growing and we are having so much fun with her. Below is a quick slide show to show some recent pictures. Enjoy.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Sleeping through the night: fact or fiction?


Calling all moms again! I am needing tips or advice for getting Oaklee to sleep through the night. Here is our present situation: She is 5 months old. For the past week or so, I've been feeding her and then putting her down around 8p. She usually goes straight to sleep, and will sleep solid until anywhere from 1a-3a. Then she will wake up, either out of habit or b/c she's hungry, and she has not been able to go back to sleep on her own after that. She cried off & on for 2 hours one night, I was half asleep and had a pillow over my head, but I finally got up and fed her, I think. It's all kind of a blur now. But 2 hours is too long for her to try to cry herself to sleep. So the past few nights, I've gotten up with her and either fed her or rocked her back to sleep. But I am SO READY for a full night's sleep myself that I really need some help from other moms. I know every baby is different, and she may not quite be ready to sleep all the way through, and that's ok. I know it's coming, at least. But if any of you moms out there have any advice, I would appreciate it! I am learning to function with less sleep than I've ever had before, and I'm getting better, I think. At least I'm being more nice to Jason than I was before. :-) (I usually take my crankiness out on him) Anyway, please help!
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Thursday, March 13, 2008


So last Saturday, we went to see Michael Buble in concert in LR, and while he was great & all, we LOVED the group that opened for them. A group called Naturally 7 out of NYC, a 7-man a capella group that can all make their voices sound like REAL instruments. Jason & I were constantly looking over at each other and mouthing, "Wow, this is awesome!" This group is also Christian, which makes us like them even more! They had an incredible sound. We think our favorite out of the bunch was Hops, who can sound just like a bass guitar. This guy can go loooowwwww. Who says you need actual instruments to have a band anyway? Just watch...

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Cinco: pet or toy?

We let Cinco in the house a few days ago so that Oaklee could pet him. (he actually just came in on, invitation or not) So Jason was holding Oaklee's hand and petting Cinco's head with it, and he was just sitting there as happy as could be. He is SUCH a good dog, still very puppy-like, but a great dog nonetheless. Then Oaklee figured out that she could grab his ears just like one of her toys, so she yanked & shook his ears as if they were solely for her entertainment. We were cracking up, but Cinco wasn't phased at all! Maybe he thought it was a rougher kind of massage or something. I thought this was a cute pic, esp. how they're both leaning to opposite sides. So cute!
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Thursday, March 06, 2008

Happy Birthday Sonya!

Wanted to give a birthday shout-out to my dear sis-n-law, Sonya! You are a fountain of joy to us. We look forward to many more trips, games & memories with you. Have a wonderful & blessed day!
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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

snow biz

So yesterday morn, DeQueen had its first snow for this winter. Finally! I've been waiting for it all winter, and now it has arrived! But...was melted and gone within 12 hours. Oh well, at least we got some pics to prove it.

Jason let the dogs run loose for their usual morning exercise (since our fenced in yard doesn't allow for much running) So this is Suzie running full blast just for the sheer joy of running in the snow, right?

Wrong! She actually had a hot bandit on her tail! Cinco was chasing her down at full speed, too. What is it that makes dogs come alive in the snow??? They were certainly in rare form yesterday.

Here is a pic of a tree in our backyard that was really beautiful.

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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

after-bath cuteness

Here's some recent Oaklee pics, for those of you who only check our blog for that reason. Sorry if we caused any disappointment the past week for our lack of pics of her. These were taken last week after dad gave her her first bath! (not HER first bath, but HIS first bath to give her). Her hair is starting curl when it's wet, so we think it may be curly once it gets longer. Anyhoo, enjoy!

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