Sunday, September 16, 2007

Game Day at the Pirtle's!

This weekend Lynz came down to visit our new home in Norman; it was great to have company! We picked her up in OKC Friday night, cooked dinner back at the house and stayed up 'till the wee hours laughing and talking.

Saturday we got up and started getting ready for the OU/Utah game. It was beautiful- partly sunny with a nice breeze.

Here is our family picture- everyone showing a little school pride!

Lynz and Tif at the game...

Chris and Tif...

Of course, OU stomped Utah into the ground, so it wasn't much of a game, but it was still fun to see!
Because parking is definitely and issue on game day, we decided to park at the law school and walk- thanks to the wonderful parking pass that Tif's dad bought Chris for the school year- woo hoo.
We decided to take Lynz around the law school so that she could see his humble studying quarters. Here we are having too much fun in the elevator...

We had a great weekend! Thanks for coming down, Lynz!
And finally- here are the two children, after the long weekend!

Sunday, September 09, 2007


While Chris has been studying his tail off at school, Tif has been painting the house. She painted the hallway, office, bedroom laundry room, kitchen and living room. While it has been a lot of work, it is definitely beginning to feel a lot more like home.

Here are a few pictures to share.... Our bedroom, before the furniture...

Tif went back over the flat paint with a gloss in a stripe you can see the idea. It is the same color just with a clear gloss over the top.

This is the office...

Here is the kitchen/dining room. The entryway is a dark terracotta orange/red color. The living room walls are a pale yellow with a darker yellow/gold glaze rolled on and wiped off (It is a technique called mottling)

Above the kitchen cabinets is a red grenadine color. We put all of our honeymoon black and whites from Rome on top of the cabinets.

Just a quick update- we still have half of a garage full of boxes, so we will post more pictures as we put everything in its place.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Another perk to being a Pirtle...

we found the Pirtle Winery in Weston, Missouri!
We vowed that we would visit the winery before we left Kansas, so in the middle of our crazy fury to pack our house to move to Norman, we were sure to block off a morning to make the hour trip to Weston.

Here are some of the wines that we tasted. The blackberry was Tif's favorite and the Chambourcin was Chris's.

I know, I know we are uber cheesy...but we couldn't resist! This is our last picture in Topeka.

We are so excited about moving to Norman, but at the same time, we have so many great memories and friends that we are leaving behind in Topeka. Thanks to all of our friends and family that helped us get settled at Washburn- we will miss you all so much!