Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Blue Hole

Thanks to a friend we found out about the Blue Hole last year, I have to say it's probably the coldest water in Oklahoma that we've found but it's so much fun and soooo refreashing on these hot 100 degree days!!! We take Hwy 20 toward Pryor then head to Salina and the Blue Hole is seven miles east of Salina on Kenwood Road. It's only $5 per carload to get in and they don't allow alcohol, drugs, etc. so it's a family friendly place BUT I had never been on the weekend and it's VERY busy! If you can sneak away on a weekday it's not that busy. I'm hoping to head back out to the Blue Hole this summer with our homeschool group and another time with some more friends!
This time we were enjoying our swim and visiting with our friends Matt and Sarah and all of the sudden Kevin says, "We gotta get out right now and leave!" I'm thinking he's crazy because we had only been swimming for about 1 hour and I really wanted to stay for longer, then he tells me to look at the was turning black, a storm was headed our way. So we all get out and get in the suburban and leave and as soon as we get on the road the heavens open up and it is a MAJOR downpour! We decide to stop at a place called Pig N Out in Salina...funny name but REALLY yummy food and it was so unbelievably cheap too! Kevin and Matt were kind enough to get out in the rain and order for us and then stand around and wait while our order is being prepared.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Rattlesnake in my room!!!!

Early this morning at 4am Kylan ran into our room shouting, "there's a rattlesnake in my room!!!!", we jumped out of bed and ran upstairs and Kevin tried to kill it with a shovel but didn't succeed because it was a RUBBER snake!!! Just waking up and with our adrenaline pumping it looked REAL! We made him throw that one away!!

Now that I'm looking at this snake you can totally tell it's a fake snake but being all bleary eyed at 4am it was as real as it gets! LOL!!!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Relay for Life

The dance team that Kenzie dances with was asked to dance at the Relay for Life at Union practice field and they were on a teeny, tiny stage and ran into each other and Kenzie got smacked in the face but they really had fun and it was for a great cause.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Miss Oklahoma pageant slideshow

Miss Collinsville, Taylor Upson with her Oklahoma Stars Taylor and Makenzie

I've added almost all of the pics from the last week into this slideshow so if you are interested in the Miss Oklahoma pageant or the Oklahoma Stars program take a look!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Makenzie 10th birthday

Kenzie just loves zebra stripes and pink so Connie made the cake, for more info on getting a cake from Connie click here.
To see last years log cabin cake from the Little House birthday party click here

Kenzie had a sleepover for her 10th bday and we took them swimming and then the next morning we had family over to help her celebrate her special day! She receive a lot of crafts projects and art supplies...hmmm does that tell you something about her?? She must take after her mommy and I LOVE it!!! I just can't believe that she's already 10!!! It seems like just last year we were picking her up at the LAX airport.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Blackberry picking time

Every year we head out to pick blackberries at the Owasso Tree Farm and this year was a lot of fun because we went with Heritage Homeschool group.  We had a great time, picked some yummy berries and then went swimming with friends!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Miss Oklahoma pageant

Makenzie and Kylan with Miss Collinsville, Taylor Upson

Makenzie and Taylor-Collinsville Oklahoma Stars

Makenzie 1st night of prelims

Red Carpet event
Red Carpet Event with Miss Oklahoma, Taylor Treat, Miss Collinsville, Taylor Upson and Makenzie

Leaving 3rd night of prelims

Taylor in her beautiful evening gown (2nd in front)

Taylor dancing for her talent

2nd night of prelims

Practicing for onstage appearance 1st night of prelims

Last night of prelims

With daddy

Makenzie with Bailey Chambers, Miss Collinsville Teen

Makenzie was asked to be an Oklahoma Star in the Miss Oklahoma pageant this year by Miss Collinsville, Taylor Upson, and she's been having such a great time. She got to attend a Red Carpet Event, and all 3 preliminary nights, had a special luncheon with the contestants and tomorrow she will go to a luncheon with Miss Oklahoma, Taylor Treat. This is such a great program for young ladies and they awarded over $4 million in scholarships this year!!!
The big night and the finale is going to be on Saturday so we will have lots more pics to post then.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

I'm back ...

Pic of my "rash" that wasn't really a rash but the spots in the Rocky Mtn Spotted Fever
We are going to buy stock in this stuff from now on! LOL!

Oh boy I've really missed blogging but was so sick for several weeks and could hardly take care of myself so thought I better let the blogging go until I was better. All I have to say about Rock Mountain Spotted Fever is USE Deep Woods OFF, not just plain bug spray, so the ticks don't infect you...horrible experience but I'm alive to warn others!

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