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!
video

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!

11 comments:

Kelly said...

Y'all are so cute! Looks like you had a great time. I saw Wicked in Houston and loved it!

knit1kids4 said...

Looks a lot of fun was had!

Praying for your friend who had the still born. My dh's favorite cousin had this happen 9 years ago. It was so sad. Remember the date so you can do something for her next year in memory.

The Laughing Idiot said...

Hi there! I'm hopping over from SITS.

Looks like a great weekend! I really want to see Wicked, but haven't had the chance yet. We've got the soundtrack and listen to it often - we are totally ready to see the show and annoy the people around us by singing along :)

Very sorry to hear about your friends. That's such a heartbreaking situation. Prayers are going out.

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Jen said...

Hi, I too am here from SITS! Loved this post! You can just see what a great relationship you and your hubby have!! Looks like you had a great weekend! I've never seen Wicked but would love to!

How fun was your video!! You both have pretty good voices!

Sorry to hear about your friend's baby! I can't image how difficult that must be! They will definitely be in my prayers!

The Blonde Duck said...

Awww! That's so cute. It looks like ya'll had the best time!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

You guys are too cute!!

And I also love TJ Maxx. They are the best. I also love watching my husband eat his raw fish... and I stick to Cali rolls.

Looks like you had a blast!

Dreamgirl said...

OH... TULSA!
What a great post for me to see... We used to live in Tulsa for 5 years before we moved back to Norway! And I still LOVE Tulsa (go figure...)
Thanks for sharing the pictures!

Just dropping by from SITS to wish you a Happy Wednesday and tell you that I'm giving away a subscription to House Beautiful magazine at www.sweeterliving.blogspot.com

K-Money said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA your singing is great :)

Peterson Family said...

My hubs and I love Wicked! We saw it at the Fox Theatre here in STL and just found out that it is coming back in June 2010. We are awaiting when they release the day that tickets will be sold!

Julie, Little One-of-a-Kind Design said...

cute play-by-play! hope you enjoyed the show in your steal of a dress! via SITS!

Katie said...

I've totally stayed at that hotel before! My brothers wife used to live there, and my brother went to Oral Roberts University--so my family used to visit there. It's been years!

Looks like you had a blast!

xo
k