Friday, July 31, 2009

Maybe the cutest thing ever!

Jayden has always loved the book, "Good Morning, Good Night." Ever since he was a tiny baby, we have read this book. Recently, he has decided that he likes to read it to us before he goes to bed. So, turn up your volume, hit the play button, and enjoy story time!

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

A Wonderfully "Wicked" Weekend!!!

Chris and I just got back from our little mini-vacation to Tulsa, and we had an AMAZING time!!! We took tons of pictures documenting our trip, so this post is going to be more of a photo documentary!

Chris and I about to leave our house for Tulsa. Jayden spent the weekend with Nana and Papa!

We were so excited to get on the road! We have been looking forward to this trip for awhile now.

The driver.

The passenger.

Acting goofy....there was a lot of that over the weekend!

Here's a lesson about cause and effect.
Cause: Drinking yummy chocolate Dr. Pepper and vanilla Coke from Sonic.

Effect: A pit-stop at McDonald's to visit the restroom.

Much happier after our McDonald's stop!

So...I make this face all the time without realizing it. I felt myself making this face, and I had my camera out, so I decided to see what it looked like. Needless to say, I am really going to try to stop making this face. Definitely not attractive!

Yea!!! We arrived in Tulsa, OK!
We stayed in the Double Tree downtown.

We ate lunch at Starbucks in Utica Square. Mmmmmm....I LOVE caramel frappachinos!!!
Chris eating his lunch. (Great shot of the bathroom too!)

Look at me stuff my face. Ugh...what a look!

Utica Square is so pretty...and so expensive!

When we checked into our hotel and arrived at our room, we were shocked! We had upgraded to the "romance package," but this just meant a free breakfast in bed and a later check out time. We paid the normal rate of $125.00, but ended up getting a HUGE suite on the top floor of the hotel! You could tell the hotel was older, but it was very nice and clean! (This is a picture of Chris posing in the living room.)

Dreaming about going to see Wicked later in the evening!

Chris posing by the window. Yep folks...he's a big dork sometimes, but I sure do love him!

The bedroom side of our suite.

The view out of our window.

All dressed up to go eat dinner and go to the musical! I bought this dress Friday...I found it at TJMaxx...it had been $160.00, and I purchased it for $15.00!!!

Getting ready to go out for the evening! We were so excited!

Me eating sushi!!! I did it! Granted I ate the "not-raw" sushi, but this is still a HUGE step for me! And...I LOVED it! This is a picture of me eating a California Roll. Mmmmm...good!!! We ate dinner at In the Raw.

Chris eating his Id Roll. It was raw. He wanted me to try it, but I just couldn't bring myself to do that yet. Maybe someday....

Inside of the Music Hall.

Posing in front of the Wicked signs!

This was a huge moment for Chris! He has been wanting to see this musical for almost a year now! I am so glad that we had the opportunity to see it!

Getting ready to go into the show!!!

Okay...one more in front of the sign!

Inside of the theater!

Breakfast was delivered to our room Sunday morning!

It was good! Eggs, bacon, home style fries, toast, and tea!

Brushing my teeth. Just being silly...seriously...who takes a picture of someone brushing their teeth? :) I guess we do when we are documenting our trip for all of you blog readers!

This is where we saw Wicked.

We had a blast! On our way home now. We will forever remember this trip! If you ever have a chance to see the musical Wicked, we highly recommend it! It was the best live performance I have EVER seen. It is such a great story too! For those of you who do not know, it is a prequel to The Wizard of Oz. If we ever have a chance to see Wicked again, we will definitely go...I think we could both watch it a million times, and still not be sick of it! The music, the dancing, the plot....everything....is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!

Here is my souvenir from Wicked! It is a tank top that says, "it's just life so keep dancing through!" This goes along with one of the songs from the musical! Chris got a coffee mug that says "Wicked," and we got a souvenir program from the show so that we would be sure to remember it!
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And now...some comic relief, and a ton of embarrassment for us! We LOVE the music from Wicked! Here is a video of Chris and I singing "As Long as You're Mine"...our favorite song from the show. This is REALLY bad, and REALLY embarrassing, so be prepared!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Funny Faces and Veggies

I have been so swamped with work and with my business, that I haven't had much time to post to this blog recently. Every free moment I have, I am trying to spend quality time with the fam. I feel like I have been neglecting them the past few weeks because of my busy schedule. This next week should be a lot better though since I will be working my early schedule at my job. These are a few pictures of Jayden and I at Braum's this past Wednesday night. He likes to make funny faces for the camera!




Now this next picture cracks me up! We have been growing veggies in our garden since the spring, and we are finally getting to enjoy some of them. Jayden prays every night for our garden, so he was thrilled to see that we were going to get to eat veggies from it. Well, I was busy with an order for The Thrifty Trendsetter, so I asked Chris to take a picture of some of the veggies before he cut them up. Now I would have spent a long time planning the perfect picture for these gorgeous gourdes and cukes, arranging them in different ways, on different backgrounds, but not Chris-he just laid them down and took their picture! It's funny how different girls and guys are!



I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Chris and I are going to Tulsa this weekend to see Wicked! For those of you who don't know, this is a Broadway musical! We are so excited! I will post the details and pics when we get back!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Some of my favorite moments...

Everyone always says to enjoy your children when they are young, because the time will go by so quickly. The older Jayden gets, the more I realize how true this saying actually is. I cannot believe that Jayden is 2 1/2 already! It seems like the time has flown by. It makes me so sad because I see him getting bigger and bigger every day, and that little baby of mine is quickly fading. :( I know that this is what is supposed to happen, and that we will have great times with him as he gets older, but it still doesn't make it any easier! I decided to document a couple of my favorite moments with Jayden at this point in his life. These moments are bath time and talking to Jayden on the phone when I am at work.

Look at that sweet little face!

No matter how many times I tell him not too, he still insists on drinking the bath water!

One of my favorite pictures ever! He looks so innocent!

All soaped up and playing with his toy shark.

What a serious look!

Talking to Mommy on the phone!

It totally makes my day when I am at work and I get to talk to this sweet boy!