Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The great vacation.

No, I haven't fallen off the face of the planet.  I haven't moved...we already did that.  Life happened.  And sometimes life doesn't slow down enough to write blog posts.  Among the significant things that happened in the last 4 weeks...
finished the Whole30
Kev completed his first year in his PhD (only 5 more years to go)
we went on a fantastic vacation to visit family.

I realized that for at least the next 5 (maybe more), our vacations will most likely be dominated by trips home to see family.  Because lets face, if we pay money and take time off, we want to see people we love.  We're blessed to have families who know us well and still love us.  First we traveled to Oklahoma to see Kev's family.  I know this is a lot of pictures and probably no one wants to see all these except our family, but here goes...

The first couple of days in OK we got to go to our good friend Stuart's graduation from law school.  What a major accomplishment!  We were so thankful to get to celebrate with our friends!  You guys are our inspiration.  Seriously.
We spent LOTS of time playing in Grandpa and Grandma's backyard.  Miss E was a major fan of their swimming pool and sandbox.  A very dirty combination.
Little man chilling with Gigi.
The newest addition.  Such a cutie pie!
One of the highlights to the week was our trip downtown.  We didn't even intend to go to the splash pad, but the kids LOVED it.  Why is spontaneous fun always the best?
E loved the splash pad and ran around like a lunatic trying to drink the water.  Silly girl.
Have I mentioned she is obsessed with WATER?  Like crazy obsessed.  When she sees water, she wants to step in it, sit in it, drink it, pour it, all while saying "water."  Maybe this is a toddler thing but it's slightly hilarious...except she was saying this as she was running along the open edges of the canal.  I was slightly fearful she might just leap in (and subsequently sink like a log), but thankfully that didn't happen.
Mason chilling in the stroller while the older kids played.  Thank you Lord for a chill baby.
Boat ride down the canal.
Waiting for the boat.
Dinner at Coaches.  Love this pic.
 A trip to OK is not complete without a little walk down memory lane...the college years.
 OU's campus never gets old.
 Continuing the water obsession.
 We ended the trip with a little double date to Iron Starr and Sara Sara's cupcakes.

We had a wonderful time seeing family, so many good friends (many who we obviously forgot to take pictures with) and coworkers, yummy Mexican food (Indiana doesn't have ANYTHING on Ted's), and left with a newly acquired love (and tshirts) for the Thunder.  Then we drove to Texas...


  1. We miss you all!! It made me smile seeing your pictures!!

  2. Looks like so much fun! Y'all were all over the place!