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So as we were standing there debating whether or not to purchase these solar lights for our yard an older gentleman walks up and starts loading boxes of these lamps into his cart. He said, “these are normally $70-$80 a set. You should get them.”
So of coarse we grabbed a box, bought them home, and started to take the lamps out of the box. These lights are so big we might be able to make a small runway out of them.
Good deal. Good lights. Bright yard at night.

Great Vaca…

This has been a super busy and fun spring break so far. Road trip one was to Angel Fire, NM. Driving to NM on Friday afternoon was a very long drive. Tulsa to Oklahoma city and then to Amarillo and onto Angel Fire. A 9 hour drive, of course we drove straight through. As my dad would say “we don’t let any grass grow under our feet.”
For the last week of the snow season in New Mexico, there was good snow on the mountain and more snow falling the entire time we were there.
I love snow skiing. I am going to have to try snow boarding the next time we go.


I think there about 8 restaurants in Angel Fire. I think we found the good ones. My favorite was the Roasted Clove. This was the best meal we had the entire time we were there. Monday night is their burger night. Filet migion, ground sirloin steak, guacamole, carmelized onions, well apparently I could just go on and on about this meal. They make their own spicy vinegarêtre, which might have been the best dressing that I have ever eaten.




It was sad yesterday when we left to come back to Oklahoma. It was snowing. This snow was the most beautiful snow I have ever seen. We got to use the four wheel drive in the new pickup.




I like it that 8 inches of snow doesn’t shut down communities in New Mexico and Colorado.

some of my favorites

This is what we do for extended study breaks. Well in November, and did I mention that I love it that Christmas starts in November at Disney World? Great GIRLS WEEKEND! We need another one of these.


Never know how many lives on life touches. Never know when your last conversation with someone will be. Makes you stop and think about the simple things, the complicated things, and the things that just don’t really make any sense.

Cherish those you love.
Thoughts, love, and prayers for the family, my family.
God is great! And when you get to the golden gates of heaven those who have passed before you will be waiting to welcome you home.


Sometimes it is fun to pretend that I could be an aerial photographer. Tulsa is so pretty at night.  Maybe next time I should take my Cannon instead of just my little iPhone.







Great lunch

So for the next 37 days, minus a date night each week, I am not eating out or eating any sweets. I love sweets and vegetables so I guess I will replace my sweets with more vegetables.
Yesterday instead of grabbing lunch somewhere on my way home from school, I came home for a Friday afternoon lunch. Mike had cleaned the kitchen and was trying to figure out what to make for lunch with what we had in our cabinets, refrigerator, and freezer.
Chicken Alfredo! That sounds really good. Then we had to look up how to make Alfredo sauce. We found this recipe: better than olive garden Alfredo sauce
I would have to 100% agree with the name. Found out that you can substitute butter and evaporated milk for heavy whipping cream and you don’t necessarily have use as much cream cheese as it calls for, but it was pretty delicious.

This was a fantastic lunch! Accompanied by some good tea.

Great way to start my Friday afternoon off! We don’t need restaurants to have delicious food at our house.

the big cut

I haven’t really had a good haircut in quite some time now. I keep it trimmed, I get rid of dead ends, and Mike usually cuts my bangs. Well, I have always wanted to have long enough hair that I could cut it off and donate it to Locks of Love. I measured my hair about 3 times this week to see if it was 10 inches from the bottom of my chin to the bottom of the last layers. Sure enough it was. I had not completely decided to chop it off until I sat down at the beauty salon yesterday. I asked Wanda to measure my hair one more time to make sure it was long enough. She asked me two or three times, before she cut it, and in a matter of seconds my hair was 10 inches shorter!











Once the hair was gone, I was glad that my wonderful friends had already helped me pick out a haircut that we could aim towards!











I think Wanda did a pretty great job of coming close to the haircut I showed her.











No more ponytails, buns, or tangled hair after a run! I love my new haircut! I think I might grow my hair out every year to donate it.

I have clicked through their gallery recently and just fell even more in love with their mission. These beautiful children have so many other things to worry about in their lives and their hair should not be one of them. The ability to help someone get a beautiful wig to wear while they go through probably one of the toughest times in their lives was very exciting to me. It takes 6-10 ponytails to make a hairpiece!