Thursday, August 21, 2008

I am proud to be an American!!

On August 20th I was able to take the Oath of Citizenship and become an U.S Citizen. I am very happy and excited to be a citizen of this country. What is funny to me is that I have always felt like a U.S Citizen except at the airport or at school when they ask you and then I would remember that I wasn't. I came here for the first time on vacation when I was 15 years old and since then my love for this country has grown. Later I came to go to school at the University of Oklahoma but I never intended to stay here until I joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served a mission in Carlsbad, CA. After that I knew it was going to be hard to leave this country. Now 10 years after coming to the U.S to go to school I became an U.S citizen!! I truly love this country and I am so proud to be a citizen of the United States of America!!!! Here are some pictures we took yesterday morning.
My Naturalization certificate
Taking the oath.
Ashley was so excited waving the U.S flag!
Yes, Lucas isn't wearing shoes! Oops!The Dorius Family!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

For the Grandparents

Every time I talk on the phone with my parents and whenever Tim talks with his parents they tell us how much they wish they could see the kids so here are a few pictures of them that we took this weekend.
Tim and Lucas ( yes, Tim is included as one of the kids)
Lucas with his funny face"no, no, no" Don't you love when they learn to say No?
Ashley helping me to bake some brownies!
She is such a cute little girl.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Happy Anniversary to us!!

Today we are very happy to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary!! We have been so blessed all these years and we are very grateful for that. We now have 2 beautiful kids that we
love more than we can express. Ashley turned 3 on June 1 and Lucas turned 1 on the 28 of June. Tim is starting his second year in Medical School here at OU and he is loving it. I am very proud of his accomplishments and I am grateful for the talents that he has been blessed with that bless me and our family.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Enid Triathlon

Another triathlon and another opportunity to learn and to grow as I try to get better at this!!
Friday night, after a busy and long week we headed to Enid, OK for my Saturday morning race. Since we had to spend the night in a hotel I packed my breakfast and everything else I thought I might need for this race except....milk. I woke up at 4:30am to have breakfast. I made my oatmeal and took it to bathroom (yes, I did that) with the intention to eat as I was relaxing in a warm bath. As soon as I tried my oatmeal I knew something was wrong and I just couldn't figure it out. Keeping in mind that we went to bed at 1am and it was 4:30am I thought I hasn't woken up yet and that I messed up my breakfast. I knew cooked it and I added some sugar and then I realized what it was...I made it with water and not milk like I do at home. It was terrible!! I know some people eat it that way but it was so bad that I just couldn't eat it. I thought about eating a banana before the race but they didn't get the bananas out until after the race!!! I was hungry so I had some Power Bar and Power Gel. Those just didn't help! During the bike ride I was feeling so sick to my stomach. I know now that I need some food BEFORE I have any power gels or anything like it. Lesson learned:)

In Enid we met with Alicia, Ben and Steve. It was great to see them and also to do this race with them. I usually start the swim with Ben and I like that because he is always trying to calm me down and I get distracted by just talking with him. Then during the bike ride I hear this "Go sister" and I know that is Steve passing me and though I tried to keep up with him I found it hard on Saturday when I thought I was going fast and He passed riding 26 or 27mph. Now that is fast!!! Alicia is the runner/sprinter. She had a baby 2 months ago and she did great on Saturday. I am really proud of her and I am so happy that I have them to do these races with. It makes a big difference to have great friends with whom I could this. I am so blessed to have them!! Thank you guys...

Alicia, me and Steve.
Me and Ben getting ready to start swimming.
Me and Alicia waiting for the award ceremony to start.
Me and my little trophy!
After the race Tim and the kids enjoyed the pool at the hotel while I took a long hot bath.