Sunday, April 27, 2008

Fun Times in Jenks America

It was a great weekend around Jenks America. The Herb and Plant Festival was going on in town, the Art Walk was out at the RiverWalk. My cousin had a baseball game so when I got off work at the Bleu Door, I went to his game. We headed to the RiverWalk for some delicious pizza at Gina & Gusieppe's. There was live music playing at the amphatheatre. Alaina Whitaker from American Idol was performing later that evening. As I was leaving I saw her drive up and get out to get to the stage...she looked adorable. Sorry I don't have pictures of this evening...I was charging my camera battery at home :-( And it was really gorgeous out yesterday...I'm bummed I didn't get pics.

Day of Fun...

Playing Pop Culture Trivial Pursuit
Cathie & Cindi...Our 2 Lasik Girls
They used to have horrible vision 
But not anymore!!!
Co-workers at Lunch
Ready to get our Bowl on!
Cristin brought her own ball (She's the pregnant one)
Bowling Barbie!
1st & 2nd Place Bowlers
The Girls...we had fun trying out my camera timer :-D
The Ohio girls and their Ohio shaped 
pita chip that Christine (on the left) 
found in the pita chips.

This week was Administrative Professionals week.  So, our chief of staff wanted to have a team building day for us.  We went to the delicious Lanna Thai for lunch then over to Riverlanes Bowling Alley for a team "bonding" experience.  We had a lot of fun.  
After work, several of the ladies came over to my house for pizza and a friendly game of Pop Culture Trivial Pursuit (the only trivial pursuit game I can actually answer a question!).  After that the evening continued with lots of girl talk until the wee hours of the morning.  

Sam's a Soccer Star!

It was a beautiful night out at the soccer field...
I had to snap this gorgeous sunset.

I help out with my bosses family a lot and I'm just another name added to their children's list of fans.  I love to go to their soccer, football, basketball & volleyball games.  
Sam had a soccer game last monday night.  I was never really interested in Soccer but this was a great and intense game.  The game went into overtime and they were down to 2 min. left in the first overtime....the next team that scored, won the game.  So, Sam was lined up in the corner attempting his 3rd corner kick of the evening.  He missed the first 2...they went a little too high.  When it counted most, that kid kicked the ball and it curved around and went straight into the net!!!  It was sooo exciting.  I was so proud of him and totally impressed!  
I'm thinkin' about getting the book Soccer for Dummies ;-D

Three of My Favorite Kiddos

Darin & Mollie

Jack, Evie & Grace

I got to hang out with my adopted nieces and nephew last week.  I've been friends with their mom since we were juniors in High School.  Thanks to Mollie and more so, Darin, I'm forever Aunt Geesh to them.  
We took a walk to the neighborhood pond, fed the fish, climbed trees and took lots and lots of pictures.  After that we went home, ate dinner, took a bath, put sweet Evie to bed and watched Alvin & the Chipmunks.  
I enjoyed my time with them....they have a very special place in my heart.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Have I Said I Have the Cutest Niece in the Whole Wide World?!?!

She Cracks Me Up!!!
Love That Smile
This Was NOT a Light Stool
but She Was Carrying It
All Around the House
She Takes After Her Auntie Shera...
That's My Nickname Around the Office
She LOVED My Book of Tulips
I'm Tellin' You...LOVED It!!!

Just look at her....she's PRESH!!!
Love you Catrina

Here comes the bride & the baby?!?!

The Guests of Honor
Lauren & Cristin
The Color Scheme
The Dessert Table
Before we put the Desserts 
On It
Words of Wisdom?!?!
Journals that Guests Put
Their Words of Wisdom in
The AMAZING Dessert....Assorted Cheesecake
From the Cheesecake Guy

We had a combined shower at work today for a couple of my adorable co-workers.  Lauren is getting married & Cristin is having her first baby.  Talk about trying to have a shower and make the theme bridal & baby (which we don't know if it's a boy or a girl) friendly....I think Merle & I were able to pull it off though.  What do you think?!?!

My Humble Abode

Dining Room Table
Pink & Brown Bathroom
Fun Window that My Amazing
Friend Amy Helped Me With
Travel & Friendship Wall in my Bedroom
The Pillow Shams on the ottoman
are the ones I found in India...I LOVE THEM!
The View When You Walk in my Front Door
View from the Hallway

Saturday after I got home from work, I decided to just hang out and get some stuff done around the house....including taking pictures of my apartment since many of you have wanted to see it.  I was hanging some things on the wall and had a near disaster.  The metal wall plaque over the mantle decided to jump off the wall and almost hit my roommate on the head....broke a couple of my favorite votives in the process :-( are some pics of my humble abode. 

2008 Good Samaritan Health Services 10th Anniversary Gala

As you know I work for an amazing non-profit organization for the past 3 years...I just had my 3 year anniversary on Friday, the 11th.  Good Samaritan Health Services has been bringing free health care into the under-served communities of Tulsa for 10 years now.  We had an amazing Gala Friday at The Mayo building (Many famous people including Gene Autry, Elvis Presley & Ronald Reagan stayed there back in the day, check it out) with a silent auction to help raise funds as well as a great speaker, Foster Friess.  He gave the first mobile medical unit to Good Samaritan and gave a matching donation for our 2nd mobile medical unit.  Friday night Mr. Friess decided to match any money we raised up to $25,000 and on top of that he would throw in a check for $100,000.00!!!!  Can you believe it?!?!  What a generous man.  
We had a great time...Blair & Cristin really did a great job planning this event.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Thank You

As many of you know I went to India fully funded because soooo many gave above and beyond toward my trip to China. God is sooo Good and faithful to provide for our needs. Here is the Thank You card I was able to send out thanks to my friend Jill at Pink Poses. Check out her site....she has some adorable cards for all kinds of occassions and they're affordable!

Thanks Jill!

Made of Honor

Can I just tell you how excited I am about this movie coming out....I can NOT wait!!!
Feel free to check out the blog with a couple of trailers to watch- it looks HILARIOUS and sweet all at the same time!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Girls Weekend at the MarVal-ous Resort

The Girls
Christine & Irina
Bike Riding
Some of the yummy food we had
The house we stayed in

After the tasy fajitas me and a few girls from work (other girls) hopped in the car and headed to MarVal Resort for a little down time.  We slept in, ate lots of yummy food, went for a walk, bike riding, more food and a lot of Girl Talk.  It was a nice and quiet get away....our cell phones had no service so there were no was much needed and GREAT!!!

Fajita Fest

The Chef's- Rene & Michelle
Beans Mid-Flip
G-dub Came to Visit...Might I say
Very Festive, George!
(FYI He took my hat right off my head....
anything for a photo opp!)
All the Girls

Several of the girls from work got together to experience Michelle's Fajitas...and they were SPECTACULAR!!!!  We had yummy punch, delicious fajitas, the best refried black beans, homemade guacamole, chips, salsa & queso....we ate until we were miserable and then topped it off with a fab key lime pie.  Fun stuff....LET'S DO IT AGAIN!!!
Thanks Michelita!

85 And Still Stylin'!!!

Rhonda Dipping Strawberries
Me takin' a break from strawberry 
dipping to make sure they taste good ;-D
Nana VERY surprised...look at her amazing outfit!
The Cake!
Nana & the Party Planners

My great grandmother turned 85 in March so on the 30th we decided to surprise her with a party...Boy was she surprised!  We had lots of friends and family come to wish her a happy birthday on this momentous day. 
We had a fun animal print theme because she is such a stylin' Nana and stays up with fashion and she happens to carry a leopard print purse every now and then!  
Rhonda and I had lots of fun decorating and setting always.  
Love you Nana!!!