Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ice Skating.

I FINALLY talked Jason into going ice skating with me. I have literally begged him in the past, but I finally gave up after nearly 3 years of dating and being married. But, after seeing a groupon for ice skating and how good of a deal it was, I got barve enough to ask Jason (again) if he would join me. It may have been that I hadn't seen him in a week, or he really was in the mood to try something new, but he said he would go! Totally shocked/surprised me. He is always the one introducing me to new things, so I was REALLY excited for him to go. 

What was fun about the groupon, it included 2 hot chocolates with the 3 hours of skating.... and good thing it did, because our dogs were'a aching! 
{that's good 'ole Okie talk for our feet were tired ;)}

A few things to report from this momentous occasion:
#1 No falls!
#2 Jason can backwards skate. 
#3 For our next careers, we will be an "ice dancing" couple. 
We practiced some. A little girl came up to us after and said, "you guys are really good!!!" 
It took a lot for Jason and I not to bust out laughing. 
We were just fartin' around.
 (again, Okie talk. I'm startin' to like it!)

During our hot cocoa break. 
He is so handsome! 

Jason being VERY careful not to fall while trying to work his camera magic.

Yes folks. He really is backwards ICE skating on his first day.

PROOF! We were there together. It's hard to get pictures of us as a couple. Good thing there are always strangers around. 
Yes Mom, I did talk to a stranger. But, I didn't take the candy he offered me. Just kidding! : D

Monday, January 23, 2012

Christmas 2011.

Oh me, oh my!
It has almost been a month since my last post! So I guess the saying is true, time really does fly! I better get to talking about Christmas before Valentine’s Day gets here!

This Christmas we spent it (again) with my family in Arkansas. Jason and I had such a great time! But we were also thinking about his family back in Arizona. Wishing we could be at two placed at once, or at least see both families in the same day. Maybe some day soon. : )

I love the Christmas season. It gives you hope for the New Year to come, and time to reflect on the year that was. 

We had our traditional Christmas dinner, steak, shrimp, baked potatoes, and what ever veggies sound delicious at the time. Always a winner in my book. Since we had t-bone steaks this year (thanks Mike & Mary B German!) Jason decided that it should be Christmas for Daisy too! So she got the bone from our steak. I'm pretty sure it was as big as her, well maybe I'm exaggerating a little. : )
She LOVED it. 

Christmas damage, CHECK! : )

Love them.

Does anyone else have this problem: all the good pictures turn out blurry or out of focus?! Drives me crazy sometimes. No matter, you can still tell how happy our little family is. 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Reason for the Season

I love everything about this photo. It helps me to remember the true meaning of the Christmas Season.
Christ was born to be our savior and redeemer. My Christmas wish is that all the world hear this beautiful message and let it into their hearts. I know it to be true, and the most beautiful message that could be shared. 

Thank you to all the missionaries who have served and who are currently serving for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, both young and old. 

I can't wait until Jason and I can serve a mission together so we can share the love of Christ!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Internship update.

So this whole week I have had class in Oklahoma City at the OU Health Sciences Center, what I didn't realize is that I have finally completed all the assignments for my internship! I am so excited to be completing my elective rotation at Cancer Treatment Center of America here in Tulsa, Oklahoma this January, for the last small portion of hours I need. Then I am all done!

I wish I had the words to thank my family, especially my husband for supporting me through this journey. I could not have done it alone. All of the projects, traveling, and time apart is definitely going to pay off! I am so excited that it will so be my turn to support Jason through his education!

So we finished a day early (yesterday) and I got to surprise Jason last night! I drove from Oklahoma City to Tulsa after dinner and made it just before bed time. He had the cutest look on his face! I am pretty sure it was the first time I have been able to surprise him. I loved it. I wish I could do it more often. 

It just reminded me that it really is the small things that keep a marriage going. 
Love making my Jason happy. 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Card.

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Monday, December 5, 2011


For Thanksgiving my family decided it would be easiest if we all got together at the house Jason and I are staying at in Tulsa. Just about a month before Thanksgiving, my Grandma actually ended up having heart surgery, so she was in no shape to host the family’s Thanksgiving dinner, thus the reason we hosted this year’s Thanksgiving meal, and I was in charge of the turkey. Nervous yet? I was. Jason and I had only ever cooked one turkey before, and he did all the cooking. Well, to be more precise, he smoked the turkey and it was delicious. Back to this year’s bird. I decided the easiest way to cook this gal would be in an oven bag. Those do wonders. My Mom, on the other hand, was a skeptic. She didn’t think it was going to be cooked at all. She was worried the whole time. Sometimes it is nice to prove your mother wrong, as long as it’s all in good fun. : )  That was the juiciest, flavorful turkey I had in a long time...
… all thanks to Reynold’s oven bags. 
Enough with the bird.

Here’s a list of who all came: of course Jason and I, my Mom and Sean, Aunt Kathy and Uncle Steve (and his awesome hair), Grandma and Larry, crazy, sweet Aunt Julie and Uncle Bo, and their son Nick with his cute girlfriend. Oh, and my two ornery big brothers, Jeread and Brenan. {It was so good to see Jeread! He looks like he is doing great!} Love them!

The night before Jason and I cleaned out the garage so we could all sit in the same room during the meal. So that’s were we gathered. It turned out great! We had the drink, food, and dessert buffets set up in the house and we all ate together in the great room of the garage! It was so nice to be with family and remember the reason for the season. Truly.

I speak for both Jason and I but I’m sure he feels the same way: every day we are eternally grateful to our Father in Heaven for such a wonderful family.

While I was cleaning up the kitchen, Jason decided we all needed to help. Thus the reason for Daisy on the counter “cleaning up” the left over turkey from de-boning the leftovers. Notice I didn’t turn around for the picture…I couldn’t stand to watch.
She says, "Where's the rest?"

Friday, December 2, 2011

Day Trip.

Jason came down from Tulsa to stay with me before my last week working in Oklahoma City. It was a beautiful day in Oklahoma! Too beautiful to stay cooped up in the house! Mike, Mary, Jason & I decided to make a day trip around some fun placed in Oklahoma City. Well, really Mike & Mary knew where all the fun places are, we were just along for the ride!

The first stop we made was the round barn in Arcadia, Oklahoma, which is along the old Route 66. It was originally built in 1898 and obviously served as a place for the towns dances, oh and to house livestock as well. I won’t tell the whole story about this interesting pit stop along Rout 66, but if you are interested, here is the website- www.arcadiaroundbarn.org .

After our stop there, we headed for lunch at Pops, it is a gas station/restaurant/specialty soda shop. Jason and I had gone with his sister to a place similar a year or more ago in Scottsdale called Pops Soda Shop, but this Pops in Oklahoma is a little bigger and definitely more eye catching. For lunch I can’t remember what everyone ordered, I just remember that after we had all ordered our meals, Mike insisted that we try the buffalo burger, so he ordered another burger for all of us to share! We had so much tasty food!

After lunch, we walked around a looked at the interesting sodas for sale. If I remember correctly Jason got a butterscotch cream soda and I got a blackberry soda. Jason’s was interesting to say the least, but then again, I’m not really a fan of butterscotch.

The interior decorations were, you guessed it sodas. Floor to ceiling sodas.
The architecture was so neat, but all I could think about was if there was enough snow on the end, do you think the cover would just collapse? I hope not!

After a brief walk with the pups to stretch their little legs, we all hopped back into the car and Mike surprised us with a trip to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. They were showing an exhibit on bowie knives he has been dying to see. Of course Jason was elated. He loves that kind of stuff.

So gorgeous. There is a really neat story that includes Italy and a few artists, but I couldn't remember if I tried. You should just go and see it for yourself. : )

I love taking trips with friends. It means you will always have a photographer! 
Mary called this one the "crotch shot" because of obvious reasons with the statue.

A good time was had by all!