Saturday, March 28, 2009

Enjoy Life...It's Delicious...

When I moved to Oklahoma almost three months ago I had a long list of things I wanted to accomplish, some of which were craft projects! I figured since I would have all of this time on my hands I would be able to get a whole lot done! I was going to completely catch up on my scrapbooking, do lots of cooking/baking, make a few home decor items, create a recipe box for my mom, knit a blanket, read a lot of books and the list goes on and on! Sometimes I think that I work better under pressure or a time constraint, I just kept telling myself I have all the time in the world to get things done...well we are down to just over two weeks left here! I have a lot of things I didn't accomplish but many things that I did finish! Take a look at what kept me busy for the last two and a half months!
1. Knitting! It had been a while since I had picked up my knitting needles so I was anxious to start a new project! While here in Oklahoma I decided to make a blanket! I was very excited, because in the past I have only made scarves. The blanket is still a work in progress, but it is slowly coming along and I think its going to be very very cute!

2. Reading! I have always loved to read but while living in Alaska me and a friend read a whole lot of books and I just haven't stopped since! I enjoy reading all kinds of books but I do love historical fiction and fictional romance!

3. Scrapbooking! Anyone who knows me knows that I love love love scrapbooking! It is my number one hobby and I just can't get enough of it! I also get the pleasure of working in a scrapbook store which is so so so much fun! So far I have accomplished 15 layouts here in OK City! Not bad!

4. Cooking! One thing I did not take into consideration when I moved here and had large aspirations of cooking and baking was that I wouldn't have all of my "stuff"! I miss my Kitchen Aid, my good cookie sheets, all of my kitchen gadgets! I did manage to make a few delicious meals here including manicotti and I did make my first loaf of garlic cheese bread...both were delicious!

5. Crafting! I didn't create a whole lot of home decor/craft items here because I was worried about having enough space in our little Honda Civic to bring everything home! One thing I did make here is an adorable recipe box! I love it and I think its super cute! This particular one I made for my mom...I think she is really going to love it!
Let the countdown begin....we will be driving home, back to Utah on Tuesday April 14th!!! We are both very excited to be back home surrounded by friends and family!

Friday, March 13, 2009

This quote simply states exactly how
I have been feeling the last three days...

"I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing.
I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick.
I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner.
I believe in kissing; kissing a lot.
I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong.
I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls.
I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles
~Audrey Hepburn

Monday, March 9, 2009

Oklahoma City Auto Show!

On Saturday Mike and I went to the Auto Show at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds! We had a great time looking at:

* Classic Cars : '68 Camero, Elonore (Gone in 60 Seconds Mustang)

* Futuristic Concept Cars : Jeep Renegade

* Dream Cars : His=2010 Red Camero Hers=2010 TAHOE

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Since Mike's parents came to Oklahoma to visit, we decided that it would be lots of fun to drive down to Dallas Texas and do some exploring and site seeing! It was about a 3 hour drive to Dallas from OK City! I googled "the best bbq in Dallas" and found that Sonny Bryans was supposed to be the best bbq in town, we decided we would eat there for lunch. We pulled up to what I consider a "dump" of a restaurant and we were all a bit apprehensive about eating there. Not to mention that you cant actually eat at the place, so we would have to eat it in our car! Ribs + Car = MESS!!! was located in the same parking lot as a homeless shelter! What more could you ask for right?! After listening to a couple of locals talk up the bbq and how this restaurant has been featured on the Food could we resist? Well, after trying both the bbq ribs and a bbq sandwhich...our conclusion was... it was nothing to hoot and holler about...but we were glad we experienced Sonny Bryans BBQ in Dallas Texas!
( Remember this is how memories are created!?!?!)!

After lunch we all decided that we wanted to check out the 6th Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza! The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is located on the sixth and seventh floors of an early 20th-century warehouse known in 1963 as the Texas School Book Depository. This museum provides information and understanding about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.
I must confess that Mike and I were pretty clueless about the facts regarding the Presidents death, but we left this museum with a greater understanding of President John F. Kennedy's legacy and all that he provided our country with in just 3 short years. The museum had a pretty somber feeling, considering the museum was created on the sixth floor where Oswald shot the President from. We were all in agreement that we really enjoyed the museum and learned a lot about President John F. Kennedy.
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."

-President John F. Kennedy

After exploring the museum for a couple of hours we decided to explore the big city! Parts of Dalls reminded me of New York City because the buildings are extremely high and pretty much jam packed right next to each other, although the architecture is much more modern than NYC! It was really cool though! Dallas is a HUGE city!

Finally as we were leaving town to head back to Oklahoma City...we drove past the old Dallas Cowboys Stadium! That was cool to see and of course Mike enjoyed seeing where the football team (and cheerleaders) play!

We had a great time exploring Dallas Texas and again are grateful for the opportunity that we have to travel to some new places while we are here in Oklahoma City!