Happy Birthday!

Mike's 24th birthday was on Friday, and using my large amount of free time (still not having a job), I spent all morning while he was at school preparing for his birthday. I baked a cake, cleaned the house and decorated. Now, the cake....I do realize that Mike was turning 24 and not 4, but in all our watching of "Cake Boss" and "Ace of Cakes" on the Food Network, somehow we had a conversation about Mike wanting a cake that looked like a soldier. So that is what I did. A soldier cake. I shopped all over for a cake pan that was shaped like a soldier, but apparently that isn't very popular these days so it was all free hand. This was the final product....that I have to say I am pretty proud of. We went to lunch and we also went and saw "Fame". I was a little disappointed in the movie, because I was really hoping for a musical. Mike keeps trying to convince me that it was a musical but it wasn't. A musical to me means that they break out into song at any given moment. This movie had planned music. Like the singing came when they happened to be in choir class. That is not a musical. It was good though. The theatre was another story which I am going to have to write another blog about for my scale of suburb comfort. For his birthday, I got Mike some well needed OU clothing, to wear to all the games, I got his watch repaired, of course, a box of Swiss Cake Rolls, and I took some vinyl lettering that he had had since before we were married and actually put it to use. Since we aren't quite permanent here, I didn't want to hang it on the wall, so I put it on a mirror. It turned out really cute and I think he liked it. It says "One of man's greatest joys is doing something that someone once told him he could not do." Mike says thanks for everyone who sent him cards!


Presenting the Mr. and the Mrs.

My beautiful sister got married on September 15, 2009 to her sweetheart in the Draper Temple! She was the most beautiful bride and I am so happy for her. According to the weather it was supposed to be a monsoon but the day turned out beautiful and warm and absolutely perfect. Mike and I were lucky to fly in for the wedding. I flew in nearly a week before the wedding to help my mom with the last minute touches. Mike didn't fly in until the night before the wedding and I missed him like crazy. We really enjoyed being together in Utah and having just a few days to spend together without him being in school or studying and of course, enjoying being with family!
Congratulations to the happy couple!
We miss you guys, and everybody else too!



I leave for Utah tomorrow.
I am excited.
So excited!


OU is still better

Yes, WE KNOW, OU did lose to BYU.
But we don't care.
We still love our Sooners.
We still love our Heisman Trophy Winner.
And we still are better.
BYU was just lucky that Sam got hurt.
The game was super fun anyway!
And the stadium was awesome!


Political Science!

Mike got his diploma! Now he officially has his bachelor's degree! Good job Mike!