Saturday, December 26, 2009
Here are some pictures from "Blizzard 2009!" The news said we got 14" of snow! There were some drifts that were several feet deep, and the wind was really blowing!
Monday, December 14, 2009
After I left I went to visit my lovely little (from the sorority) Amber! It was great to have some relaxing time together without having to worry about classes. She introduced me to "Pink Swirls" a frozen yogurt place where you can load on any and every topping you can think of. She made a cup of delicious chocolatey peanut butter goodness with all kinds of cookie dough bites and chunks of chocolate on it. I made a cup of cheesecake frozen yogurt with graham cracker crumbs and real berries on top! It was a spectacular find! After you load it up they weigh it and charge by the ounce. Too bad fruit is so heavy...
We went back to her apartment and talked and talked until i had to crash! I think I am still a little sleep deprived from finals week and our little trip this weekend. We had such a fun time. I hope we get to spend more time together next semester, than we have this past semester! She is wonderful!
They also had a walk through shark tunnel. It is so neat to see the giant creatures swimming all around you. It also featured a huge set of chompers from a Megalodon: The largest predator of all time. Their teeth were about 7 inches long and they ate whales like they were grapes!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Friday morning, my alarm began buzzing at 4:14 am! Julie and I were on the hunt for some great after Thanksgiving deals. We grabbed some water bottles and granola bars and we were on our way! Our first stop was Kohl's and I think I went a little overboard... Kohl's was out of shopping carts so Julie and I had to carry all of our goods around the store in giant shopping bags. I was so loaded down by the size of some of my purchases and felt like a bull in a china cabinet! Finally we found a spot to make "home base" and took turns: one person watched the purchases and the other ran off to find the next item on our list. I bought a glorious memory foam pillow (in a giant box) at 60% off and a luxurious sherpa throw made of the softest material I have ever found in a blanket. I also scored some great Christmas gifts for some people on my list! Next stop, Target! This is where things got a little more hectic. Everyone had shopping carts, so it felt a lot more crowded, and the lines were backed up throughout the store. But, we fought through the crowds and no one got trampled. We found more good deals here and at Mardels and Hobby Lobby! Then we headed home for a food power up. Mom made us a wonderful breakfast: Eggs and bacon, biscuits and gravy it was deeeelicious! It was then that we reuinted with our old Game Cube. It was fun playing those old games again. We enjoyed spending the day together talking and laughing and ended out the day with a little more shopping until we crashed that night after our long day. I think you could say we shopped until we dropped.
Saturday is when our "Thanksgiving" happened. Karen and Kenny came back from visiting his family in Kansas and my whole family got to spend the day together. Matt came down to celebrate with us too! At the end of the day I caught these three racing Mario Kart together!
They look so serious :)
Monday, November 23, 2009
Then today I got to enjoy more delicious food! Today at work was my department's Thanksgiving celebration. I brought some yummy Turtle Brownies with Walnuts! The people who organized the lunch were worried about having enough food for my entire department but we ended up having TONS of leftovers! They packed everything up afterwards and could barely close the refrigerator in my department. They joked about taping it shut hehe. Needless to say there will be leftovers tomorrow (my day off, my loss) and maybe enough for Wednesday as well! There's a lot to be thankful for including delicious long lasting feasts and wonderful people.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
This white horse had joint problems :(
Shed 1 Completed!! We were really proud of our work and hope the horses enjoy it too!The whole class in front of shed 2
This is how we all felt when we were finished!
Saturday, November 7, 2009
The apartment itself is really nice though. From the inside it seems like a house. It is painted nice neutral tones and has really pretty light fixtures throughout. It even has big walk in closets and lots of storage! It has to be hard downsizing from their much bigger rent house but i'm glad Matt and his brother found a nice apartment with a lot of space. Plus this will put them a lot closer to school and work. Overall a good decision.
Anyway, shortly after the strange neighbor run in, Matt had to go meet his parents to load up some of the bigger/heavier things in his Dad's truck. I stayed at the new apartment trying to get things unpacked, settled, and organized. The apartment is on the first floor but still has a few steps leading up to it. Boy, were my calves getting sore after making so many trips back and forth to the car unloading. I was working up quite the appetite also!
Thankfully Matt's sweet parents brought some delicious Mazzios pizza, calzone, and cheese bread with them when they arrived! Matt's mom Kim even went to the store and got us paper plates and cups and everything we needed for the meal because we hadn't moved the dishes over yet. I'm so glad they came to help. There's no way my weak little arms could have helped Matt get his bed and armoir loaded and unloaded. We finally finished up everything we could around 11:00 then headed back to the rent house to take some no longer needed items to Matt's Aunt's garage sale. By the time we returned the trucks to Matt's parents house and got back to Edmond it was about 1:00 am! What a busy day! Whew, i'm glad the majority of the moving is over. Now, we'll just have to help Bob move in and clean up the old house... but, that will have to wait for another day.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
I cannot even begin to tell you how much they must have spent on pumpkins alone in this mall. There were LOADS of them! Massive piles of them around every corner! Filling any extra planters they might have. It was amazing!
Then there were these giant moving statues! There were four or five all hooked together by a pully system just hammering away! They were quite tall as you can see compared to some of the people in the background. There were quite a few neat sculptures spread around the rest of the mall also.
Here is a huge planter filled with tiny cactus! There were sooooo many of them!
There was also this giant water feature that turtles and ducks actually lived in, INSIDE the mall! We were impressed with how clean their water was. There was even a little bridge you could walk over and sun lamps for the animals to bask under.
I was so excited to see this store I absolutely begged Matt to take these pictures before he even saw the name! I should have bought something, but I think they only had sunglasses. It would be pretty neat to sport a tote with "ILORI" on the side though :)
Matt in his natural habitat. Drinking starbucks at the Lego Store! We also found a cool store across from this one with all kinds of unique toys in it! We're talkin' functional light sabers, Harry Potter statues and any action figure you could ever want. Action figures I never even knew existed. Like Mr. Bacon vs Monsieur Tofu...?