Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Card Photo Session

My sorority sister's parents are starting up a photography business, so when we were in OKC to see our friends Kaylyn and Deren get married we decided to have our pictures taken for our christmas cards. Little did we know it was the COLDEST and WINDIEST day ever!!! Here are just a few of the pictures we loved them all!!!! Thanks Mel and Big Guy!

Here are a few pictures from Kaylyn and Deren's Wedding. The got married in OKC on Dec 5 and the wedding was beautiful!! Kaylyn you were a glowing bride!!!

Soon to be Dr. and Mrs. Deren Flesher!!!

Chelsea, Kaylyn and I

Cake was YUMMY!!

Groom's Cake, Deren is in dental school and I love the tooth brush and floss!!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy 26th Birthday to me!

I know I am about 21 days late on posting about my birthday but December has flown by!

Cara and Kara told me we were going to dinner for my birthday just the 3 of us. I asked Michael why he wasn't coming and he said that they just wanted it to be us three and he really didn't want to be the only boy at dinner (hint, hint: he didn't really want to go). So the girls come pick me up for dinner and we are supposed to go get mani's and pedi's but Friday traffic was horrible and the place was closed by the time we got there. So we went to Utica and walked around looked at the lights, got hot chocolate and then went and looked at lights around the neighborhood by Utica, at this point I was STARVING and didn't know why we weren't eating!! :) After about 20 mins of driving Cara said "OK let's go eat!" Praise God! I was starving! So we then proceed to go back to Utica (at this point I am confused but thinking something is up) and we walk into PF Chang's and there is a table of family and friends singing Happy Birthday to me! I was surprised and so blessed that Kara, Cara and Michael pulled this off! I had a great time getting to see and talk to everyone and I wish everyone could have been there! I wish all of my friends lived in Tulsa and we were never apart!

I wished for him on my 18th Birthday!

Neighbors!!! Lindsay and Kellen

The "Out-Laws!"

I heart Kara!



Steph, we will celebrate our 18th anniversary in February!!



The other Cara cohort!

The Hillman's

My sooo yummy birthday cake!

What to wish for???

The girls behind it all!!!

Thanks Cara and Kara for all of your hard work! You girls are more than I deserve!!! Love you girls!!!

Merry Christmas!!

Beware if you hate pictures (which if you know me, you know I LOVE THEM!!) you will not enjoy this post! Here we go Christmas 2009 in pictures!

My wonderful hubby shoveling he driveway at 7:45 this morning!

Our Christmas Tree! Santa did not disappoint!

Gizmo running through the snow, he got lost a few times in the snow drifts but popped back up!

We got Gizmo a toy that has 16 squeakers in it (that is his favorite thing!) and as I post this now he has successfully ripped out 7!!

Mom & Dad's tree! Santa didn't forget about them!

Michael resting before all the present opening!

Sester had this sign made for us! It is sooo stinkin cute! We love it!

My parents dog Cowboy opening his presents! Mom had to put them up high because he found them a few days ago!!

Dad and his new bath robe! He was pretty excited about it!

This is as far as Gizmo would get in the snow tonight!

Thanks dad for my OSU Snuggie!

My attempt at a family picture...

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! We have SOOO much to be thankful for and are looking forward to 2010!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Betty Crocker and a Blizzard

I started baking bright and early this morning! (Ok that's a lie, Kelly called at 9:45am and woke me up out of a dead sleep! But hey what is Christmas break for?!)

We are having both of our parents and sisters over tomorrow morning and I knew I wanted to make a breakfast casserole but I wanted to do something else, so after looking through my cookbooks I decided I would tackle the Cinnamon Rolls from The Pioneer Woman's Cookbook! Boy was I in for a MESS!! *See Pictures below*

The yeast rising...

The beginning of a HUGE flour mess...

Ready to slice!

Ready for the oven!

Baked! Now to share with the neighbors and freeze some for the morning! I hope they taste good!!

Breakfast Casserole baking (Thanks Cara for the recipe!)


After being cooped up in the house Gizmo NEEDED to go out!

But he does NOT like to be wet, so he dries himself off!

Watching it snow...wanting to go out!

Almost 8 inches at 6:30pm

10:30pm it is almost up to Gizmo's chest! Needless to say he peed and came back in!

But Dad made him go to the end of the driveway and try to play in the snow, but he is VERY spoiled and wanted to be in where it's warm!

We are now tucked in bed listening to the snow! We hope you all are staying safe and warm! Have a Merry Christmas!!