Saturday, July 31, 2010

Answers to Blue Hole questions



UPDATE: Prices have changed.  It's $10 per car to get in, $15 per night to camp with no electric and $20 per night with electric.

I have been getting a lot of emails about the Blue Hole in Salina, OK so here are some answers to the many questions.

1. Q:  Is it really cold?  A: Yes, it's spring fed so it's really cold and feels great on these hot 100 degree days!

2. Q: How much is it?  A: $5 per carload for the day and $10 to camp overnight

3. Q: What are the hours? A: Sunday-Thursday 9am-9pm and Friday and Saturday 9am-10pm and they usually close for the winter after Labor Day weekend

4. Q: Do they have bathrooms? A: Yes, but they aren't always reliable, sometimes they are closed and most of the time no toilet paper (hint... bring your own)

5. Q: Do they have a place to buy food? A: Yes, it's concession type food like popcorn, pizza, hamburgers, snow cones, french fries, etc and they have very reasonable prices.  You also have the option of bringing food in and yes they have picnic tables but they don't have a lot of them.

6. Q: What do I need to bring?  A: This is what I personally like to bring, drinks (no alcohol permitted), snacks, bug spray, sunblock or sunscreen, towels, a blanket for the kids to rest on, chairs (the ones in the bag that you bring to ball games sit very well in the shallow water), floats, rafts, inner tube, floaties or life vest for little ones(it does get deep in the middle), crock shoes or swim shoes (the waterfall area is very slick), my kids like to bring goggles so they can dive down and look for fish (the water is very clear and you can see everything),a bucket to hold the minnows that the kids catch, a small net to chase minnows with and I usally bring bandaids and some small type of first aide kit too.

7. Q: How do I get there?  A: From Tulsa, go east on RT 412 to Locust Grove then north (left turn) on RT 82 to Salina. In Salina, find Kenwood Rd. and go east for about 7 miles to the park.

We come from Owasso so we just head to Claremore on Hwy 20 and just take 20 East to Salina, when we are in Salina we just follow the road all the way to the 4 way stop and keep going straight and then follow the winding road for 7 miles and Blue Hole is on the right side.

8. Q: What is the phone #?  A: 918-434-5507 and the owners name is Wanda!

9. Q: Is there really a rope swing? A: Yes, follow the creek that leads out of the Blue Hole and it leads to a smaller hole and that's where the rope swing is at. UPDATE:I'm sad to say that the rope swing is now gone.  A storm came through and the large tree that the rope swing hung on was destroyed.


If you have anymore questions please email me and I will try to find out for you!



Friday, July 30, 2010

Wrong bathroom

I really hate using public bathrooms and this is one of the many reason's why!  I was in the bathroom at the hospital exiting a stall when this dude comes running in and goes into a stall and does his business, leaves the stall door open and everything then just runs out with pants not zipped up and stares at me while I'm washing my hands.  I say you are in the wrong restroom, this whole time thinking it's a guy.  My mistake...it was a really manly looking woman...she wasn't happy with my comment and walked out without washing her hands ewww! I felt HORRIBLE!!!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Korea Camp 2010

Every year we sign our kids up for Korean culture camp, since they are adopted from S. Korea we feel it's our duty to help them learn more about their Korean culture plus they get to hang out with all the other kids that were adopted from Korea and they are building a lifetime of memories!  If you would like your children to attend Korean culture camp you can click here and you don't have to be Korean to attend.  Here is a slideshow of the pics from camp, hope you enjoy it!  The kids also get to see that their are a lot of other kids that look just like them, with beautiful almond shaped eyes and that gorgeous skin tone and the glossy, black hair.  They learn how to handle racial comments or hurtful comments about adoption, this is very useful, you would be surprised at all of the inappropriate questions we get asked about Korea and the adoption process.
Oh, it also gives us parents a nice time to visit and attend classes like Korean cooking class,  workshops on how to be better parents to our adopted children, and we hear from Korean birthmoms and learn more about the Korean culture and the guys go golfing a lot of the time!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Children's Museum of Houston


While in Galveston we headed over to the Children's Museum in Houston and it was pretty amazing!  Check out this link for more info.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Zombies

Getting a pep talk from Shayna and Adam and then team prayer (so proud of Shayna for team prayer time)

Candy, Shayna and Adam...waiting. Shayna's shirt says I Love Zombies

Some of the zombie girls

Waiting on the latex to dry

Zombie moms and siblings, some of us dressed up to support the team! LOL, we looked good that day....LOL
Lillie's shirt says Zombie Mom and on the back Go Danielle, it was so cute!


The kids being dramatic after their big win!

Kenzie with the team trophy

This was Sunday at the finale

My little Princess is looking a lil frightening

Shayna working her magic with the makeup

This was the last time for the zombies to dance together (or so we thought) and they were AMAZING!!! 1st place trophy, Excellence in Dance award and then they were asked to come back on Sunday and dance in the finale at the dance off. They totally rocked it! Hard work and dedication by all of the team and especially from Shayna. We ♥ you Shayna!!! This team had so many obstacles to overcome, they had 3 or 4 members drop off the team and they had to add new members in that had to learn the dance and 1 week before nationals we had a new guy join and he had to learn the whole dance in just a week...way to go Blake, Stacy and Shayna for making that work out!
Shayna got some of that liquid latex and painted ugly, nasty scars all over their faces and then put the zombie makeup overtop and it was NASTY but looked great! These kids were really dedicated by coming in 2-3 hrs early to get hair, makeup and costumes on before each performance!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Alien Invasion



This is the hip hop team that Kylan dances on. We just got home from nationals in Galveston, TX and they got 2nd place! WE are so proud of these kids, they had a lot of things to change 2 weeks before nationals Ember, the cute girl in the spaceship broke her ankle/foot and Shayna had to figure out a way to put her back into the dance. So Ember's parents made a spaceship for her to sit in while the kids danced around her...she was the alien queen!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Circus dance solo

Makenzie with her friends Kelsey and Hailey they came to cheer her on!


Kenzie with Shayna...her dance teacher. We ♥ Shayna!!!

this was her first video at the beginning of the year

So proud of all of Kenzie's hard work and dedication for her dance solo and dance team over the past year! It paid off, she won first place in Hip Hop for her age and her team also won first place in Hip Hop! It was a great trip!!

This is the video that she won national champion with

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Swagger Wagon

This is so funny! We were laughing for days over this one!!! This goes out to all my friends with minivans....or swagger wagons!

Friday, July 02, 2010

12 days of homeschool

My friend Cheri posted this to Facebook and I LOVED it, we get these questions all the time!