Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Hello. Isn't this weather amazing...actually its a little chilly. I had planned for us to go to the park this morning, but hoping now for this afternoon. The wind is just cold! Jackson keeps going to the door, opening it and saying, "wow cold outside"! So we are in for the present time. We had oatmeal, drew pictures, did a little work on recognizing the letters of his name and the order they go in (yes put my preschool hat on this morning:) ), drank hot chocolate in the floor, visited with baby Elex, and now Jackson is watching Max and Ruby on his phone for a couple of minutes. It has been a good morning. I have chosen not to do anything to the house, so as I sit here and type the kitchen looks like a tornado hit, BUT I really don't care right now. I have had a great morning with my buddy and that is what it important.
Football update! We are going to the playoffs!!!!!! Yes, after all the struggles of this season, we have made it to the playoffs and we are so thankful. We have a off week this Friday, so no football game. So we will start up again next Friday playing Eastland, it is suppose to be a great game! If we win we will be tied for 1st in district. If we lose we will be 3rd. Yes, it is confusing and if I try to explain I will confuse all of us even more...bottom line everyone has been beat once except Eastland, so if we beat them we ALL three tie for first! Then off to play Dublin and then playoffs begin. Will keep everyone posted! Please pray for health and safety for our coaches and players.
Gymnastics is going wonderful. I am so blessed to have this time to love on these other children and get to teach them! My kinder class is filled with 9, 5 year old girls and I just love it! They are amazing girls and they make me smile the entire class. And they are GOOD at gymnastics! The best thing though...to hear them pray! They bless my heart every week as they argue over who is going to pray. I have had to start letting them pray 3 at a time per week. This week one of my sweet girls ended her prayer like this "and God we just...love you!" Amazing! And this is why I do what I do! In all the years I have coached I have never been able to end my classes in prayer or a brief conversation about God and things about Him. I feel truly blessed for this opportunity and will not take it for granted!
Peter's 26th birthday was Friday and we had a great time celebrating. Friday at the pep-rally some of his boys got him good! They told the cheer sponsor that it was his birthday, so at the end they announced it and then the whole high school proceeded to sing "Happy Birthday"! Peter turn so red and just stood there with the biggest smile of his face. Later I found out that some of the students commented that they saw Coach Medlock's teeth for the first time...haha! Peter and I had the chance to spend some time just the two of us. We went to the UT game; his parents got us both tickets for his birthday! I figured out that I'm not a good "fan". I have never heard more people that are so negative and think they know everything! But over all it was so fun and it was fun to sit in the stands with Peter...I learned so much I might be able to call offense soon! HAHA! Peter would beg to differ with that! After the game we went and ate at Salt Grass and then drove to Temple and stayed the night. We got up the next morning and went to TBC, had lunch with friends, and then headed back home:) Very blessed weekend!
What's on my mind:
We are called to live in the World but not be of it. Not be friends with it but be set apart. And to be treated differently because of it. I have never had an easy time making friends and that is totally fine with me, it's just as an adult I thought that having close friends would come much easier. I was wrong and I have been struggling with that over the last few days. Going back to Temple and seeing what I left made me miss it. I miss my church family, I miss my friends, and I miss worshiping! I know that I can worship here...I can worship anywhere! But I took what I had in Temple for granted. My heart is to sing and worship (can't wait to get to heaven!). My heart is also to be with other believers and pray over the ones I love! As my heart longs for that I also realize that I'm in a different season of life. That God is teaching me things right where I'm at and He is teaching me through the people around me! With that being said, I'm excited to start a new bible study tomorrow with 2 other mom with my same desire. I pray that this will be a blessing for all of us and we can come together and encourage one another through this walk in a world where we are suppose to be strangers.
Be Faithful! I am determined to be faithful through this time of change and of some what discomfort.
Live on Purpose today!

Sunday, October 2, 2011


We finally have Internet in our home...how long has it taken!?! Just a little over a year. Why, do you ask. Well, I'm not sure. I really didn't want to pay for it because I didn't think we would use it much. But I'm so glad we or I finally gave in and got it all hooked up!

Life is crazy right now, for it is football season. We have daddy withdrawals daily, but know that he is doing what he is suppose to be doing. We won our game on Friday night. We are now 3-3, 1-1 in district. Honestly, its been a crazy football season already this year. We play in Clifton this week and hoping for a V-I-C-T-O-R-Y!

Karis and Jackson are growing like crazy right now. If I had food in front of them 24/7 they would eat it all! I swear Jackson has probably grown 2 in. in the last month. I have to clean out his closet and start getting him some fall clothes. Thank goodness for Nonnie and Grancie that have each gotten him a pair of jeans, they are the only jeans that fit right now!

What is on my mind: Many of you know, just from talking to me, that a friend of mine lost her baby about 2 months ago. Piper was full term and 2 days from her due date when they found she had passed in her mommy's tummy. I received a text at 4:20 am and felt like someone had punched me in the stomach. I really have no idea how to explain how this has effected my life, my heart, my every thought. It has made me question what it truly important in my life and longed for my Jesus to come and take us all into heaven. Piper's death has happened for a reason, and her mommy and daddy know that and are reaching many through this experience. I have 2 beautiful children sleeping in their beds right now. I have 2. Julie has one in their bed and one in heaven. Why? I still ask this question and I have since July 27th. Why did sweet piper live such a short life...and you know what her mommy tells me, because that is what God had planned. Do you truly trust his plan? I do now, after all the mixed emotions, the questions, the fear, and sadness. I trust that God has a huge plan for me, but also for my children. And I'm NOT in control of that plan. This is hard for me, for I like control, but also so assuring. So with that said I pray that I make the most of my days, but also that I am remembered for knowing, trusting, and serving my Mighty Father. For that is my plan. I want my kids to know that I loved Him and loved others.


Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Well, it is nap time in the Medlock home. Jackson should actually be up any moment, so his sleeping will determine the length of the post:)
Today has been another day of routine...he is awake!...hold that thought. I am finding that I do better in routine, I may have stated that before, so right now our days go a little like this:
Wake up at 6:45, feed Karis, get everyone dressed, go workout at 7:30, run, cook breakfast, feed Karis, Karis takes a nap and Jackson and I play and I do some cleaning, Lunch at 12:30, Jackson naps and Karis and I have our time, play time in the afternoon, Karis naps, dinner.
Now what we do while people aren't napping changes everyday, and some days we may do something while someone is suppose to be napping, but for the most part that is how a day looks. And to some it may seem boring and the same thing over and over...but I love it!
Exciting news for today...Jackson got to play with play-doh! We cleaned out his room and moved some stuff around to get ready for the surprise that Nonnie and Papa are bring (a train table!) and while we were cleaning out we found a whole package of play-doh. He picked the pink one...had no idea he knew the color pink!...and played like he had played with play-doh for years. Never put it in his mouth, if it feel on the floor and jumped right down to get it. He played better than most of my pre-k students did! He wants to play with blue next he says!
Karis is 9 months today. She doesn't feel great, and doesn't look great either. She is one of those kids you can just look at and know how they feel. Her little tooth is giving her fits! Thank goodness, it is almost here. I can see it about to break through, so hopefully tonight or tomorrow she will get some relief. I started thinking about when Jackson was 9 months and what was different. There are many differences, he was much bigger, he wasn't as loud as she is, and the biggest thing he had surgery! We are hoping there will be no surgeries in our near future!
Today has been another day of trying to step back and look at things differently. What am I doing with my time, what are the words that are coming out of my mouth, am I showing love or frustration, am I living for God or for myself. I have learned over the past month that I am not promised tomorrow and I am not promised tomorrow with my children. Each breath is a gift on this earth and with one missed breath we are gone. Not that where we are going isn't where we hope to end up, but what are you leaving! I hope if I were to leave tomorrow that my kids would know that I loved them and most importantly that I loved my Savior. I hope that I would be remembered by that, by my love. My love for my family, for my husband, for my children, and for the God that has blessed me with all the other things to love. I do not fear death for where I am going is so much better (beyond our understanding) but I do get upset about what I would be leaving behind. So then that makes me believe that I would be the one that would want to lose, lose the life of someone I loved because I would never want my children to hurt that way! Wow I'm chasing rabbits! But do you think of that, do you live your life to the fullest, everyday? That's what I want and that is what I'm striving for...to make the most of everyday, to treasure every moment! So with that said, tell those you love you love them, and those that need an encouraging word speak it, and those that need a hug hug them. Why not!?!
We are now going to get ready to go get a "coke" and head to the park! My prayer today is that you will live your life to the fullest!
Treasure every moment:)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

All New News

Well, after I had Karis I lost touch with blogging. I honestly have had days where I would try to log in and it would never let me...last week I spent time really trying. I did everything that it instructed me to do and still nothing. So tonight I decided to sit down and put in every password that I had ever used...finally took me to a place where I could put in a new email, (for everything was being sent to an account through sprint that I can no longer access) so everything is under Peter email. I thought it was safe...don't see him needing his email for a blog anytime soon!
So, I can't rewind to September of last year because I would bore you all to death...but here is a quick look into the changes of our life!
KARIS ANN MEDLOCK has forever changed our life. She is fiery, as Shalon's dad calls her. She is full of smiles, laughter, and screams! She screams when she is happy, when she's excited, when she wants something, well actually she just screams all the time! Not a crying scream...but a blood curdling I'm being stepped on scream! It's my favorite thing about her, other than her constant smile that is always on her face! And boy does she love her daddy, and boy does he love her! It's the greatest thing in the whole world! Last night Peter and I were playing with the kids and I was going to throw Karis to Peter. I threw her and then counted for him to throw her back, he never let her leave his hands...he said that he just couldn't do that with her. WHAT!?! He would chunk Jackson clear across the pool, but will not take his hands of his girl! I love it!
I have started Crudsader Gymnastics. I have joined with the church in reaching out to our community! I have 5 classes a week with about 32 kids enrolled at this time. I have kids from 3- high school and I love every minute of it! The best thing is that I can talk freely about the love of Christ. I have coached 8 years and this is the first time that I can pray with my kids and witness to them without it being a big deal...I'm actually required to and it doesn't get much better!
I really think those are the only 2 huge changes in our family right now! There are small changes everyday, but that is to be expected!
So here is to a fresh start. I hope to be able to blog weekly, maybe more if I stay organized here at home! Will hopefully figure out how to have pictures of Karis added to our Medlock Adventures Sign!