Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thoughtless Thursday

Boomer Sooner-Sandy's favorite team!
Me working hard in my church office.

I met the Duggars from TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" when they came through town a few years ago...and a few kids ago.
They are such nice people!
America's Next Top Model 'staring off in the distance' pose.
One, if not THE, of the original Marlboro Men is from our town.
 He was the model for the ads back in the 60's.
Here he is today...well last year when I secretly snapped his pic at the rodeo!

And motto, my answer to any difficult situation:

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

What I'm loving this Wednesday is:
That I just won two tickets to see Sammy Kershaw this weekend at Choctaw Resort!
I used to listen to him back many years ago so I'm really looking forward to  seeing him in person.  I have a feeling that we will have a much better time at this concert than we did at the last one we went to, which was Joan Jett.  This one should be much more our speed!!

I'm loving Pioneer Woman's Chicken Spaghetti that I made last weekend, of which we will be having again this weekend too. 
This recipe makes a ton of food and is so delish!

I'm loving that Colby came home last weekend to finally celebrate his birthday!
Here he is with his usual strawberry poke cake...yummy!

I'm loving that Ashley is coming home this weekend!

I'm loving this new flavor of frozen yogurt at Braum's!
Strawberry Chocolate Chip!  It is wonderful.  Go get some!  Like right now!!

What are you loving this week? Link up your loves with Jamie!

I hope everyone is enjoying their Wednesday!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Recent Happenings

Hey, fellow bloggers!  I am back after taking a little hiatus from the blog world.  I've just been too busy to git 'er done.
 We are building our dream home, which I will talk about in a later post, and that has been all consuming!
Here I am practicing to be a "Country Woman".

The kids have both been home lately but not at the same time.  They have not been here together since Christmas! 
Colby came home soon after he graduated college in May.
Ashley came home several weeks after Colby's visit...mainly to get her hair done!  So pretty!

Ashley ACTUALLY helped build the house!!  Yes, she is shoveling concrete and did a great job! 
Sunday after church we took our traditional tree pictures.
I think she was about to bite me!
Father's Day with my Dad at our usual Sunday restaurant.  I love him!
Me and Allan also on Father's Day.  The kids didn't get to come home that weekend but we still celebrated anyway.  We are laughing because he spilled salsa ALL OVER his shirt and I was trying to cover it up for a picture!
One of my brothers and his family came to see our building progress.  The boys were showing off their TKD skills by breaking all the leftover wood into smaller pieces.  They had a blast!
Colby FINALLY got to celebrate his birthday-three weeks late!  Better late than never though.  I made his special strawberry cake that he requested, along with Pioneer Woman's Chicken Spaghetti. 
We also celebrated Father's Day!  I love these two!  They are so loving and affectionate with each other that it warms my heart!
Then it quickly turns into this.
I love this pic of Colby and Mom.  Mom and Dad took us out to eat fish on Saturday night.
Colby sitting in the doorway of our house in progress.  He had not been home since the actual building had begun. 
We made a trip out to see the elephant at the Endangered Ark Foundation.  Our town is home to three circuses that have their winter quarters here and we also have an elephant breeding program.
One of the elephants was just hanging around eating hay and throwing dirt on herself.  This is so neat to be able to just drive down the road and nearly always see an elephant or two and sometimes other circus animals too.

My next post just might be about our home building!  Be sure to check back!