Sunday, October 28, 2007

Fall Fun...

Time for a quick update!

Last weekend was the culmination of weeks of training for our first 5K run in downtown Oklahoma City. Many of you may not know that running a 5K was one of our New Year's resolutions. We had such a great time and it was for such a great cause that we are thinking of running 3 next year!

Here we are in our Sooners for the Cure shirts.

This weekend Richard and Gloria made the trip up to spend the weekend.

Here they are with Chris in front of the law school.

Here we are carrying on our little tradition of taking pictures in the elevator. :)

Today, as they were leaving...

And finally, the pups in their Halloween gear this year.

Have a happy and safe Halloween!

Friday, October 05, 2007


This last weekend we went home to celebrate with Mammaw and Grandy for their annual Western Swing shin-dig in Amarillo.

Here we are pausing from all the dancing for a quick picture together...

Here is Grandy on stage, dedicating the song to Chris. He sang 'Texas Will Always be Home' being sure to tell the crowd that we had recently moved to Oklahoma- luckily, there were a few OU fans in the room!


The gang- Gloria, Mammaw, Teresa, Nelson and Richard...

Brad getting in a little practice before his wedding in May...

Brad teaching mom to two-step...

Grandy's band...

Grandy helping Tif remember her dance lessons...notice how I have to stare at his feet!

(It got better as I remembered more!)

I was a little nervous with all of the OU lady fans asking Chris to dance...:)

Mammaw hitting the dance floor...

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Boomer Sooner times 2!

Look out....we now have two Sooners! Tif applied to start her graduate work at OU this Spring and we just found out that she was accepted! She will begin this Spring pursuing her Master's of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with an emphasis in Adult and Higher Education. This is a two year program so she will probably finish the semester after I finish my J.D. OU's College of Education is ranked 40th in the nation so this is a wonderful opportunity.

Not only that, but she will continue working so we can pay our bills....and eat. After all, we can't have the puppies starve while we're in school! We are both very excited for all the opportunities that God has blessed us with and we just hope to make the most of them and to be good stewards of all that we have. I am so happy for her and proud of her and wanted to let you all know.

Night with Stef!

Last week we were pumped that Stef was able to stop by to check out our new house in Norman on her way back home from White Deer.
While our dogs all played nicely with each other, we headed into the city to eat at The Cheesecake Factory and visit the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.

First-let me just say that the food we had at The Cheesecake Factory was wonderful! It is rapidly becoming one of my favorite restaurants!
After our meal we headed to the museum to see the Fernando Botero collection that is currently on display there. They didn't allow photography, but I did these pictures so that you can get an idea.
We all had a blast!

Here is a little about Botero...

The Baroque World of Fernando Botero presents a selection of the best works from various stages in his development as an artist, with occasional “flashbacks” to the early works of the 1950s, when Botero devised images of children that resembled giant dolls with frightening expressions. In 1957, he painted Still Life with a Mandolin, enlarging the volume of the musical instrument in a manner that we now identify with Botero’s style. He continued in this vein, painting a figure of a young girl inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. This painting was acquired – against the current of abstract expressionism that was dominating the art world in the United States at the time – by Dorothy Miller, curator at the Museum of Modern Art for that collection. After her initial support of Botero, museum curators the world over soon followed suit, presenting Botero’s works in major solo exhibitions.

Also at the museum is the Dale Chihuly exhibit...I am not a huge fan of blown glass, but this was amazing.

Dale Chihuly: The Exhibition
Dale Chihuly's well-grounded academic and practical background includes a B.A. in interior design from the University of Washington, a M.S. in sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a M.F.A. in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design, and honorary doctorates from the University of Puget Sound and the Rhode Island School of Design. He was also awarded a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation grant for work in glass and studied at Italy's prestigious Venini glass factory on a Fulbright Fellowship.

Chihuly's work is included in over 200 museum collections including the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and he has received world renown for his extensive glass series, international projects, and large architectural installations such as the Museum's Eleanor Blake Kirkpatrick Memorial Tower, which is his tallest installation to date. Dale Chihuly: The Exhibition represents over three decades of Chihuly's finest work and heralds this brilliant luminist as the most important artist working in glass since Louis Comfort Tiffany.

Be sure to check out the rest of the museum at