Sunday, November 11, 2012

A few updates...

I've been telling myself that nothing has been going on with us, but that is not entirely true. We have had a great fall so far and it deserves to make the blog (mainly for my memory). Enjoy!

Duncan and one of his snoozers.

More to come soon....
-Jack and Kayla


We had 42 trick or treaters stop by our house this year. It was so fun seeing everyone dressed up for the holiday!

Our cute Duncan.
He sort of likes bandanas.
My "Dirt and Worms" dessert from work.

It was a fun night. We had too much candy left over...
-Jack and Kayla

PS - someone is getting ready to light up NW OKC!

OU/Texas Weekend

We had such a blast in Dallas this year for OU/Texas weekend. We had so many friends travel to Dallas for the weekend. We had a birthday party/reunion Friday night, the game Saturday morning, and a fun dinner with family Saturday night. A win is icing on the cake - it is always such a fun weekend!

We order our state fair coupons in advance. They arrived just in time!

OU Wins!

My last serving of fried oreros until 2013.

On our way home, we stopped at Sprinkles Cupcakes to pick up some treats. This year, Duncan got a cupcake!

"Doggies love cupcakes too"

Cutest little cupcake.

Our desserts.

He really liked it!

Now, he thinks he can have all our of treats, when that is not the case at all. He is still confused why his treat was much smaller compared to ours.

Our trip to Dallas = success!
-Jack and Kayla

State Fair of Oklahoma

It's been a tradition that we go to the state fair with our friends from church. This year, we had fried oreos, chicken on stick (which was very good), and cinnamon rolls.

Fried Oreos

Chicken on a stick.
 Our friends, Shawn and Brittany, love the games at the state fair.

And, the cinnamon rolls. We got one to enjoy at the fair and three to go!! Okay, one was for my mom, but we enjoyed the other two for breakfast. 

Until next year, see you later state fair.
-Jack and Kayla

Football Season!

We all get so excited for fall, which marks the beginning of football season.

 Even Duncan has a special game day tradition...
Just on game days, his OU bandana comes out.
It's football time in Oklahoma!

-Jack and Kayla

Sunday, August 19, 2012


Duncan loves going to Jack's parents house. He hasn't found his "spot" to sit and relax (after all, there is a pool, tennis balls, and so much fun to be had). One weekend, we noticed he was tired but refused to rest his eyes. We took him upstairs and this happened...

He snored. It was a good napper.

Everyone needs a nap.
-Jack and Kayla

Rain, That's Unexpected

Similar to last summer, Oklahoma is under an intense drought and 100+ degrees each day. Not as bad as last summer, but somewhat comparable. We haven't seen rain since May (don't quote me on that) until one Tuesday afternoon, it poured.

We knew there was a chance rain, so we left Duncan inside the house. Jack left work to go play tennis and I stayed a little late to catch up on some testing. Now, I don't have an window in my small interior office, but I knew something was up when my UPS at work started beeping (as did everyone's). So, I thought I should leave. I grabbed an umbrella from the receptionist's area and headed into the lightly pouring rain to my car. I made it about one mile until it started raining so hard, so fast. I'm usually pretty good with driving in bad weather, but this was the worst I have ever been in. I pulled over, turned on my hazards, and watched 63rd turn into a river.

Once it let up a little, I finished my way home. Jack got rained out and headed home as well. His car doesn't like the rain. I heard from facebook (yes, I was a stop sign and got on facebook. Horrible, and I don't make a habit of it) that the power poles near my house were down. As I drove into my neighborhood, I saw a trampoline in the middle of the street, our street sign knocked over, and everyone's recycling bin in the middle of yards. I was glad to see the house was okay and Duncan safe inside.

So, Jack made it home. We didn't have power. We ordered pizza, found our flashlights and candles, and didn't open our fridge hoping it the power would come on soon.

It didn't.

We all slept poorly.

Hoping the power would come back on for the second night, but we knew it would thanks to Twitter. So, we headed south to a house with A/C.

The power came back on after 30 hours. Needless to say, our electricity bill should be slightly lower than last months. We lost just about everything in our fridge, learned our new french drains work, and realize we may be in the market for a generator.

clean and ready to be restocked.

More importantly, we got some much needed rain. Even though in seemed to be isolated to NW OKC.

-Jack and Kayla