Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend!

Yeah for a good long weekend! I love Memorial Day and Labor Day. They are great holidays that most of the time I forget about but love them when they are here. Josh and I had a GREAT weekend! Sorry for the lack of pictures, we even had our camera with us all weekend, but never managed to get it out.

FRIDAY-I left early and met Josh in Oklahoma City once he was done with the MCAT! He said he thinks he did fairly well on it, so with fingers crossed we are waiting 3-4 weeks to get scores and then hopefully here from more podiatry schools! In OKC, we went to a car dealership. We had gotten a flyer in the mail that said that we had won two prizes; we thought we would just go down there and at least see what they were and maybe look at a few cars. We decided not to get a car, but we did get a $5 gift card to Wal-Mart. That doesn't even pay for the gas we spent to get down there, but oh well. We also won a "free" vacation. Basically we won a two night hotel stay, but I think we even have to pay for part of it. We haven't really looked at the details yet because we were so disappointed that we didn't win the $10,000 cash prize. Oh well. We got back from OKC fairly early, cooked dinner and then went over to my mom's to see all the family. Everyone was already over there and we had a blast. We went to a late movie to see Indiana Jones! We got there about an hour early to get good seats. I thought it was okay, but nothing really really GREAT. After the movie, everyone was completely exhausted and just went home to go to sleep.

SATURDAY-I got to sleep in!!!!!!! It was GREAT. Then we went back down to Oklahoma City. We went to the mall and exchanged some dishes that we had gotten from my sister for our wedding. Not sure if you have heard of it, but we got Fiesta Dinnerware! I love it and love the colors! They are so pretty and will go great in our bright colored kitchen. At first, I told my sister that we just wanted the tangerine (orange) color, so she was great and got us 8 four piece sets of it in tangerine. After much thought and two months, we decided that we wanted to get lots of different colors to go with our kitchen decor better. (When I say "we," you should all know that I really mean I, because Josh said he really doesn't care.) For those who do not know, I am trying to do our kitchen in bright, summery colors with a little bit of a beach theme. So, we went to Macy's in the mall and moved all of their displays around trying to decide how we wanted to do the different colors and which colors to even choose. After about 30 minutes or so we finally decided which colors we want. We now have two of each color including the tangerine. So, we went with the tangerine, the peacock (my favorite), shamrock and sunflower (Josh's favorite). 

All of the colors are just beautiful, it was really hard to choose which ones to go with. We are thinking about buying two more scarlet sets with gift cards at Linens-N-Things. My plan is to put the peacock with the sunflower and the tangerine with the shamrock. They all look really good though, so we will see what happens. Ok, so you are probably tired of reading about my, after the mall we went to meet my family at Chicago Pizza, I think that is what it was called. It's new here to Oklahoma, but oh my gosh, it was the best pizza I think I have ever had! It was sooo good. I can't wait to be able to go back. I felt sorry for the employees though because we had like 20-25 people including 5 kids/babies under the age of four. It was fun though. My whole family was there, James' whole family (Shawnee's fiance), and two of Robby's siblings (my bother in law). It was crazy, but lots of fun. We then all headed over to my dad's for ice cream and games. It was sooo much fun! Thanks Dad and Nola for everything!

SUNDAY-What a GREAT day! My niece, Emerson (Emmi), and my nephew, Matthew, were both blessed in church. It was amazing! Their wasn't a dry eye at the end! My nephew, Stirling, had the privilege of joining Josh and mine chaotic primary class! It was actually one of the better Sundays in our primary class, but that is not saying a whole lot. At the end of class, we took them outside to run around for a few minutes before returning to primary for closing exercises. I think they all really enjoyed that. After church, everyone went to my mom's house for lunch/dinner then brownies and ice cream. It was a lot of fun. We talked and played games and just enjoyed being around all of us siblings again. At about 10pm we all went to the institute building to play murder in the dark. The crazy, but awesome bishop of the student ward was still there!!! He was cool though and told us to have fun! We all played. I think that was the most fun I have ever had playing! It was great. We then said bye to Christine, Robby, Stirling and Emerson. I hate saying good bye to them! it makes me want to cry every time. I do a pretty good job at holding it in though.

MONDAY-I slept in til noon!!! It felt sooo good! Josh had gotten up early and went to help David, my step dad, take out some fence. He came back, showered, woke me up, then we went back to my mom's for BBQed chicken! It was delicious! Then had a pretty lazy Memorial Day. We just talked then when home and cleaned a little. Then off to bed we went!
Overall, we had a GREAT weekend and had a really hard time coming back to school and work on Tuesday! How did you guys spend your weekend?


  1. Sounds like a way fun weekend, especially the sleeping in part...lucky! Someday I hope to sleep in past 8 am again! Oh and I love love love your dishes! It totally makes me want to go copy you. I think the peacock is my favorite as well! We are anxiously awaiting to hear how Josh's MCAT's went, but I'm glad to hear he thinks they went well!

  2. Fun weekend... I'm glad you had a good time. I think my favorite is the tangerine, although I'm not usually a fan of orange. I bet they look great in your kitchen- I like bright and sunny kitchens.