Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A birthday celebration unlike any other...

Recently, Kevin and I attended a ball to celebrate the 235th birthday of the United States Marine Corps. It was the fourth birthday ball that Kevin and I have experienced, and we enjoyed ourselves as we always do. The main events of the evening were the official ceremony (which was filled with USMC traditions) and an elegant three-course meal. I didn't take my big camera since it doesn't fit in my clutch, but I took my old digital camera and snapped a couple of shots to show family and friends what the inside of a birthday ball often looks like.  It's a truly special event that I feel honored to attend with my handsome husband. Ok, that was a super cheesy...sorry, I can't help myself! ;-)

I love my Marine.
 
 
I wish I had better ceremony photos to share, but this was the best I could do using my old digital camera from my seat at our table.
 


Monday, November 22, 2010

Big Brother Rendezvous

As an unexpected bonus to the flyover experience in Lubbock, Kevin got to meet four interesting people whose names you may recognize: Hayden, Lane, Britney and Enzo.  If you don't know these four names and how they relate, then let me confess how we "know" them - they were the final four houseguests on the latest season of the reality tv show, Big Brother (a guilty pleasure in our house!).  In the middle of the football game, Kevin sent me a text saying that he was hanging out in a suite with the four people listed above.  Since the odds of that happening are pretty slim, I didn't believe him.  So, I asked him to prove it to me, and he did just that...my cell phone rang, I answered it and Enzo was on the other end!  I chatted with him for a couple of minutes, and then he passed the phone to the other three houseguests!!  All four were very friendly, and I have to admit that I was a bit star-struck! ;-)  Here are a few pics from that oh so exciting day...






Wednesday, November 10, 2010

...and the home of the BRAVE!

On October 16th, Kevin had the awesome opportunity to do the F-18 flyover for the OSU vs. Texas Tech football game in Lubbock.  It was so exciting to watch it on TV and know that Kevin was in the lead jet!  I am so proud of my husband.  Here's a video in case you missed it!

video

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A

Before I went to Ada for East Central's homecoming, I had the privilege of attending a very special 3 year old's birthday party in Stillwater!  I was very excited to see his baby brother and parents, too. :)

The Felkers
Athan is so precious!
It's always a treat to see these girls and their sweet babies.

On Sunday, Kevin and I spent the afternoon with his mom and Vern in Ada.  It was a gorgeous day, and we walked around campus taking photos and listening to stories about my mother-in-law's and Kevin's college days.  So fun!








I hurried home from Ada that evening so that I could go to the Carrie Underwood concert with my Mom and some of our closest family friends.  Her concert was absolutely incredible! 




I also got to be in town for my Mom's birthday.  I'm not sure what her favorite part of the day was, but my favorite part was eating at On the Border that evening.  We had a big lunch at Michael V's that day and weren't very hungry at dinnertime, so we ate chips & queso & guacomole at OTB while enjoying girl talk.   Here's a pic from that day, and I guess this photo proves what people always tell us - we do look alike! :)


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Take me out to the ballgame...

After spending a lovely week in the place I called home for three years (Dallas), I got the chance to go to the place that will always feel like home (Tulsa).  My loving mother drove all the way down to Dallas to pick me up and take me back to Oklahoma, or God's country, as Kevin calls it. ;)  Because my mom and I love to shop in Dallas, we spent about 24 hours shopping, eating and seeing Kevin in Ft. Worth before we made the drive back to Tulsa.  You wouldn't believe how much shopping we accomplished in such a short time!  We had so much fun, as we always do, when shopping together and telling each other what clothes we MUST buy.  We also stopped in Oklahoma City during the drive to have dinner with two of my aunts and four of my cousins.  It was really great to catch up with all of them.


While I was in Oklahoma, I met Kevin in Ada for his alma mater's homecoming weekend.  We saw a lot of dear friends and family while we there, and the most exciting part of the weekend requires a little bit of background.  I have known Kevin for approximately five and half years.  In that time, I've watched him play golf, flag football, slow pitch softball, volleyball and dodgeball, but I have NEVER had the privilege of watching him play the sport he played in college...BASEBALL.  I've seen high school and college photos of him in his baseball uniforms (and boy did he wear them well!), but I've never even seen a video of him playing baseball.  So, when it worked out for Kevin to be in Ada to play in the East Central University Alumni baseball game, I was pumped to go watch him play.  I sat in the bleachers with my father-in-law with my camera in hand, anxiously waiting for Kevin to take the mound.  Finally, he did...and I started snapping photos like crazy.  Here are some shots of my handsome husband in action.