Sunday was kind of a bummer. I had to stay home from church because I was ill. But Saturday was a fantastic day! Since Mike started his new job and school this week, I figured we had better enjoy our last day of freedom together. And we did. After our morning chores, we made our way up to Penn Square mall for a little shopping. Amazingly, we didn't actually buy a thing while we were there but we had a ton of fun. Then we made our way to the Oklahoma City National Memorial where the bombing took place. We have lived here for a year and a half so we decided it was about time we go see what it's all about, plus it was a beautiful, warm day so we wanted to take advantage of it and do something outside. We had a great time walking around and learning more about the Oklahoma City bombing.

Straight from the memorial guide that they gave us: "Each of the 168 chairs symbolize a life lost, with smaller chairs representing the 19 children killed. Arranged in nine rows, one for each of the nine floors of the building, they are placed according to the floor on which those killed were working or visiting. Each bronze and stone chair rests on a glass base etched with the name of a victim. By day, the chairs seem to above their translucent bases. By night, the glass bases illuminate the beacons of hope."


Then we decided to head up to Edmond, OK, since Mike starts work this week and I have never been there. We went and ate at Flat Tire Burgers, which was pretty good and then Mike took me to see where he will be working. (This is a picture of his new office.) We got distracted by a new little community right across the street from the law firm. We were driving through looking at the new homes when a lady pulled up next to us. She was the real estate agent in charge of the area and she invited us over to the model home. We figured it had been such a spontaneous day anyway, and we had time so we followed her over. I fell in love with the model home. It had nothing to do with the furnishings. Just the home itself was beautiful! I wanted it. All the homes in the area that were up for sale were unlocked so she told us to go and walk through them at our leisure. So we did. We had so much fun. I love the idea of some day moving into something that has never been lived in by someone else! Anyway, obviously we aren't buying a home right now, but it was fun to pretend anyway. 


  1. you look SOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute in that pictures. Shirt, scarf, hair, hat and all.

  2. Sounds like a fun day! That is one of my most absolute favorite things to do is to look at homes! We are going down to St. George for the parade of homes end of February. So excited!