January 15, 2012

Adventures with Elyce

Three short days after getting back from our  Christmas adventures, Elyce flew into Tulsa!
That next morning, I reluctantly got BACK into the car for the 4 hour drive down to Dallas.
We then spent some time with the  Shillibeans!
It was fun to visit some more with these guys.  Elyce had not seen them since before they moved to Dallas. We ate like kings at our usual Texas places:  Chuy's Tex-Mex Rudy's BBQ &Taco Diner. We even made a bit of a dent at Sprinkle's cupcakes.
Our last night there, we spent our time in a little friendly competition with our family in  Arizona.
It all started with this photo.
You see, the cute little gal on the right is Kendria, Bethany's best friend growing up and she has become a family friend so Tim and Holly invited her cute family to dinner.  We sent this picture to Bethany, maybe a little bit saying 'You should have come!'
We got this picture from her saying "Good Times!"
So then we thought we should let her know, we are definitely having a better time than them and that is how the following came to be.
Looks to me like we are all having a good time...also, we are all crazy.
Elyce & I took the route home through Oklahoma City so we could go to the OKC Memorial.
It was very well done and neat to hear all the stories and learn more about it.
The Survivor Tree
{You can see the way it leans is away from the blast, the building was directly to the right of the tree.}
Where all the bronze chairs are located is where the building once stood. Each chair represents a person who died in the bombing and they are arranged according to what floor of the building they were on at the time of the blast.
To the right of the field of chairs is a wall with the time 9:01 in large letters.
To the left of the field is an identical wall with the time 9:03 on it.
The space between {the field of chairs} represents 9:02 a.m. when the bomb went off.
It was neat to finally get to see the memorial, thanks sister.
A couple days spent in Tulsa included pedicures!
Thanks for visiting me and spoiling me rotten while you were here!
I am very glad you came. Please come again!

1 comment:

Peterson Fam said...

No fair! Next time give me a heads up so I can plan ahead and come! WE just need to plan a yearly trip so we can all party together! I still think our bed photo was #1...aka THE BEST! Dad's face is priceless...when Chris squeezed into the bed next to dad, the party began! I think we should all try to hop in some time! :) Miss you!!