Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Halloween 2011

Fall has always been my favorite time of the year. The weather is perfect and the colors of fall are the best! Halloween is no exception. I use to love to dress up when I was little and when I became a mom I loved to dress my kids up and take them around town Trick-or-Treating! Heck, I would even dress up with them.
A Halloween tradition that I started when the kids were very little was that I would put on a pot of homemade chili and make cinnamon rolls! Every year they would always look forward to eating before heading out for a night full of Trick-or-Treating. Since I moved to Norman I guess my kiddo's thought the tradition would be broken. Not only could I not break our tradition, I could not go without handing out candy to the little kids. Since we had nothing on the schedule Lonnie and I decided to head to Medford to continue the tradition. Kendra started texting me the day before Halloween saying how much she was going to miss it. Even though my kids are 22, 21 & 19 I just could not disappoint.
Halloween morning I was off for a Wal-Mart run to get everything that I needed for the meal & of course a few bags of candy so that I could hand some out, even though I knew mom would have some. I got the chili in the crock pot and I put the cinnamon rolls on a cookie sheet to rise. At around 3:00 we headed to Medford! 
When I got to mom's I plugged in the chili and popped the rolls in the oven.  

Kendra was a Happy Camper!

It wasn't long after we arrived that the Trick-or-Treater's started arriving.
My mom with my Lil cousin's Brayden & Cayden.

Tommy the cat was not sure about all this Halloween Business!

After the Trick & Treating died down Heidi brought the girls back over and Aunt B came over for some good family time.
Me and my Ky Ky!

We even did a little dancing!

Ky wanted to fly so everyone pitched in to help her out.

Kaleb decided to eat all the leftover candy. I guess you're never to old for Halloween.

I hope everyone had a Happy & Safe Halloween!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Part 2

Ok now for part two of vacation 2011.
After a full day at The Grand Canyon we decided to take a tour of the small town of Williams Arizona. It was such a fun little town full of cool little restaurant's and shops. As we were walking around the town a crowd began to form because they were fixing to have a gun fight in the street. Here are some of the character's that were in the skit.
 What was funny is that when the skit started one of the men was trying to set the scene for all of us..."It was a blistery hot summer day in Williams Arizona in 1834..." then his cell phone rang!!! It was hilarious!
You can see the phone in his hand! It was so funny!
We went on to have dinner and had a few drinks at the bar before calling it a night! 
The next morning it was on to LAS VEGAS!! I had never been there in my 40 years of life. I was super excited to be going. We made absolutely zero reservations for this trip. We just figured that we would go with the flow...Well guess what? The flow was in Las Vegas for Memorial Day weekend! We could not find a room anywhere on the strip:( We finally got a room off the strip that had a shuttle that would take us to the strip for free.
 This was our view from our room...I think the look on my face says it all!
Oh well we had a lot of fun!
There were a lot of first for me on this trip including my first cab ride. 
 The shuttle from the hotel would only take us to the main strip, so in order to go to Freemont Street we had to get a cab. 
I would have to say that my favorite thing about Vegas was the Show's and Freemont Street!
We spent most of our first night on Freemont Street!
We decided that since we spent so much time in old Vegas the night before that we would start on the strip on day 2!
This was the largest wine cooler I had ever seen!
And this is what happens when people think that they have the right-of-way!
Ok stay tuned for the rest of my Vegas Trip there is more to come!!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Lost and Found!

Hello all!! I know, I know in my last post I said that I was back in the swing of things and would be back to posting again. Well I'm sorry that seems to have been a little fib. My life is so much different these days. What have I been up to? Well, where do I begin? I got the apartment organized and settled and I love it. Sorry I don't have pictures. Work has been crazy. For those of you who don't know what it is that we do let me inform you. We take picture's! We do weddings, Senior settings, Family session's, & events. Our main focus is on school's. We go to the schools and do their yearbook photo's and class photo's, but we also take Santa with us in the winter and in the Spring we do Spring Pic's. We currently have around 25 - 30 schools so this keeps us very busy. On top of pictures we also do Trophies, T-shirt's and this year was the first year to do our own Yearbooks. Now that school is out we can re-group, get organized again for the fall. This is what I have been doing with my time. Being the organizer that I am my talents are greatly appreciated here not to mention greatly needed. Last night we did pictures for a Daddy/Daughter dance in Moore. Today we did picture's at a golf tournament and tonight we have 2 class reunion's scheduled. Business is Good!!
We decided that as soon as school was out it would be a good time to schedule our vacation. We loaded up in the tahoe on May 25th and headed for Vegas. We just kinda took our time getting there. We spent our first night in Texas.
 The next day it was off to New Mexico and Arizona!

We spent the night in Williams Arizona. The next morning it was up early to catch a train to the Grand Canyon. 
The Train ride was so much fun. They had singing cowboys to keep us entertained and on the ride home we even got robbed by some outlaws. If you have never seen the Grand Canyon you need to at least one time. It is amazing.

Just kidding!!!
 For the sake of a lengthy post I am going to split our vacation up into several posts. Stay tuned for the rest of our trip! 

Saturday, March 12, 2011

I'm back and better than ever!

As I mentioned in my earlier post my life has been somewhat under construction! There have been 4 HUGE changes in my life! 
Change #1 - I have recently gotten divorced after being married for 22 years. I am not going to go into detail about the divorce, but I do want to say that marriage is work & and  needs to be cherished by both people. Communication is crucial. Appreciate the person you are with & and  let them know how much you appreciate them everyday. DON'T TAKE THEM FOR GRANTED!!!
Change #2 - I have met a great guy who treats me like a queen! He totally spoils me & and I totally let him! LOL! My children have met him & they tell me they like him. They say all that matters to them is that I am happy & that he treats me good.
Change #3 - I have a new job! I am very excited to get started & get things organized. 
Change # 4 - I moved to Norman, Ok. on Tuesday! I have a lot to do to the apartment & you know me... I will keep you posted on the progress.
I hope that this next statement does not offend anyone...but I have not said one thing in my defense since Chris filed for divorce. This is MY BLOG and this is my chance. Believe me coming from a small town I know how people can focus on other people's hurts and failure's. I just urge you not to judge people. You have no idea what has caused people to make the decisions that they make... and guess what? It is not your job to judge. The only person that I think has the right to judge me and any decisions that I have made is my GOD. I have had a heart to heart with my GOD and  I have asked for forgiveness for all of my sins and it is all between me and him and no one else! I'm sorry again if these statements offend you but these are my true feelings.

Stay tuned to my blog for my new life journey's!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Under Construction

Yes it's true this site is currently under construction. Please be patient with me this site isn't the only thing in my life that is under construction. I will totally explain everything in my next post. Please stay tuned for a new and improved blog! I hope you have a great day!