Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Halloween Time

While Steve's mom, Denise, was over we spent the weekend making my Halloween quilt. I love it! She was so nice to spend so much time on making this with me. It was a lot of fun but I don't think i would attempt to do this alone without an experienced quilter supervising me. Yes I know the date on the photo is wrong; no, i don't have time traveling abilities. This photo is the back of the quilt before we added the felt. I wanted to show off how good our sewing skills are. I only had sewing instruction two times, 6th grade cross stich and in Young Women's camp pants. :) I'm super excited for Halloween time, my favorite time of the year!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Thunder storms

The most exciting thing in Oklahoma is it's wild weather. It is 11:30pm and Steve and I are wide awake because of the storm outside. It's jump out of your seat crazy. Wind gusts at 50 mph, with frequent lightning and heavy rain. This is the most fun I've had watching weather. I actually look forward to these types of storms. Steve and I haven't seen any tornado's yet, but we hope to see a little one while we're here.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Disneyland Street

My favorite part of the place, the Bookshelf's!

The Haunted Bathroom
(Scary Closet)

Here are more photos of our new place. It is really a nice place on the inside, scary on the outside. Steve and I think the place is haunted though. I think it is the closet that's haunted, (but then again I have this fear of closets since I was a kid, thanks christian). Steve thinks the bathroom is the room that is haunted. You would think that it might be scary, but surprisingly it's not. We're used to having roommates.

We live in a historic area right next to Heritage hills. These homes are beautiful! They have lots of tree's lining the street, the grass is always cut and clean, and the homes are beautifully restored. Steve and I took a walk though the neighborhood, everything was calm and quiet, except for the animals in the trees. They were loud, there must have been a couple of loud bugs, although we didn't see any. Steve said it was just as loud as the forest in Hawaii. It reminded me of the jungle cruse ride at Disneyland.

Steve and I explored a little this weekend and we found Brick Town. Its a fun downtown area with a river walk, shops, resterants, and music concert halls. Steve and I ate at a highly recommended BBQ place, Earls Rip Palace. It was very good but Steve and I agreed that it didn't compare to Phil's or Pat's. It was fun and I think we will be eating out a lot here.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Surf Report from the OKC

For all those of you who know me, you know that this is completely out of character. I'm not a scrapbook-er (although i have attempted it on several occasions), a journal writer, or a blogger. I have never thought that what I have to say would be news to anyone. Now, however, I am living in the OKC (Oklahoma City) and I thought it would be fun for my friends and family to share in on the Okie Stoke.

For all those whom I have lost touch with (my flaky fault, I'm sorry), I'll give you the quick update. Steve and I were in Carlsbad, moved to San Clemente for Steve's job (he was a civilian contractor that trained marines in survival techniques) and I took up employment at Wells Fargo. At the end of last June, Steve got hired on with the FAA (air traffic control) for the San Diego Airport; this includes three months of training in Oklahoma City. Without the Surf, Steve and I are ready to find the Okie Stoke here in Oklahoma. Surprisingly Oklahoma is way cooler than you think.

On the drive up we took the I40 all the way to Oklahoma. Arizona was surprisingly pretty, along with Texas and Oklahoma. New Mexico was not as aesthetically pleasing. It was a fun road trip. Oklahoma is green with lots of trees. We're fortunate to see lots of thunder storms and cloudy weather, so It hasn't been too hot. We live in the "high end of Oklahoma", the homes we live by are big expensive homes. Lots of trees lining the streets, I felt like I was in Disneyland. This place is so clean.

Steve and I went out to play on the lake near by. I was on a kayak while Steve was on his paddle board. The water was like 70 and the air was 85. I felt like I was in Lake Powell. Lake Hefner has a little Wharf with restaurants, sailboats, a light house, with a little bike trail around the lake. The weather reminds Steve of Utah. Here are some photos of the lake.

I have a lot of time on my hands, and so I will be updating the blog soon.