Friday, October 24, 2008

New jobs for the Bransons...

Lisa's new job:

A receptionist job at opened up about a month ago. I didn't think much of it at the time, but after a few weeks and a walk up the hill one day to the main building, I felt God saying to me, "Go for the job". So I did and I got it! I start on Monday and I'm really excited about it. I have been praying for some way to be able to spend more time with the Chris and the kids, clean, cook, and do all those fun things around the house! And with the receiptionist job I will be able to. I will be working Monday-Thursday 8-3, and Friday's 8-5, so the kids and I will get home around 3:30 instead of 5:30! Love it!!! I'm sad to leave this job and those on the Media Design team, but I will still get to see them so that is good!

Chris' new job:

Chris starts a new position within First Fidelity Bank on Nov. 3. His position will be one of the eOperations Representative in the Deposit Operations department at the Corporate office, which means he will be working with the ATM cards dealing with applications, issues, and I'm not really sure what else. He is ready to do something different and learn a new aspect of the banking business. He won't have to work any more Saturdays or wear the black pants, blue shirt and tie on a daily basis. Back to business casual for him, the only bad thing is he got rid of all his business casual attire when they went to the uniforms. Oh well - small price to pay for a bigger and better job!

Please pray for us as we transition into our new positions. And of course I will keep you updated!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Good Song...

Check out the video to the right -

I heard Brandon Heath's new song on the radio a few months back and have loved it ever since. Wanted to share it with you today, this has been my prayer lately....

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


is National Day of Remembrance (October 15th) for pregnancy and infant loss. This includes all babies who have died because of miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, or any other infant death.

Isaiah has been on my heart and mind so much lately as it gets closer and closer to when he was supposed to be due (Nov. 24). I know he is in heaven and Jesus is taking care of him, but to quote our four year old, Mikah, "But, I want to take care of Isaiah". I look forward to the day when I get to hold him in my arms again and kiss his sweet head.

Thanks to Angie over at Bring the Rain for posting about tomorrow. If you have lost a baby, I encourage you to check out her blog. It has helped me in so many ways.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Mikah's Haircut by Chris

Chris got his haircut short last week and ever since Mikah has said he wanted his hair cut like dad's, and since Breanne moved so far away we had to improvise! Chris borrowed some clippers from Uncle Jeff (his brother) and started clippin'! Here is a before picture....(I love his hair this length when it starts to curl out, but he has some wacky hair in the mornings that most of the time won't stay down, so in the end I was okay with a haircut!) Chris took him outside, so he didn't get hair all over the house.
The mullet - thankfully it didn't stay a mullet for long!
Here is the outcome...Chris didn't do to bad for giving his first ever haircut! Thanks to Uncle Jeff for letting us borrow the clippers, we will need them again soon!

Friday, October 3, 2008

The Spero Project

Our friends, Brad and Kim Bandy are starting a non-profit organization called The Spero Project: Sustaining Hope in a Global Community!

Spero. (Latin) to hope for, hope.

The mission of The Spero Project is to provide information, resources, and networking opportunities, equipping and encouraging individuals and local churches to meet the needs of a global community in innovative, effective, and exciting ways.

Chris and I are thrilled to have helped them a little bit along the beginnings of their journey and are looking forward to helping them as much as we can in the future. Chris is actually on the Board of Directors (sounds so offical!) We are very excited to see the impact the organization will make, not only within our communities here in OK, but other communities as well! Show them some love and check out The Spero Project!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Get fit and get paid!

I found this website Wellness360 over at Money Saving Mom and decided to check it out. Yep, you get money for tracking your nutrition and fitness every day. Just a few minutes a day inputing your info and you'll make a little bit of money too! You can earn as much as $150 per year, not a whole lot, but hey every little bit counts (and of course it will help your fitness/health goals)! Check it out and let me know if you sign up too!

If you do sign up...please use this code ahm825083!