Well, Matt had to make a whirlwind trip around Asia a couple weeks ago, so I decided it was a perfect time to visit the family and took a 2 week trip to Oklahoma (thanks Mom & Dad). Although it was quite the shock to my system when I got off the plane at 9:00 at night and it was still 90 degrees (it was in the low 70's when I left Cali in the middle of the day), I quickly adjusted to the sweltering heat (it was at least 100 most days). By "adjusted," I mean that I quickly learned to stay indoors at all costs. I pretty much only went outside if it was absolutely necessary!
I did a lot of relaxing, and a lot of organizing my mom's closets. I succeeded in helping her downsize her shoe collection to 42 pairs (she swears she wears them all), convinced her to get rid of at least 5 pastel-colored, crocheted sweaters, organized her tablecloths (not many people have enough tablecloths to need them organized--for her sake, we'll blame it on the wedding & baby showers she hosts), and helped my dad paint the guest bathroom (I would say that I helped him install some beautiful new light fixtures, but mostly I just talked while he worked). To most people this probably sounds more like work than fun, but if you know me, you know I love to organize, so I loved it!
I also got to spend lots of time with family. Chris, Gina and the boys were in from California as well, so I got to see them, and Amy & Shanda were in Duncan with their boys for the weekend too. It was nice to have the whole family together, since we missed the chance at Christmas! We had a birthday party for Dad, went to Kiddie Land, and had a Mexican Stack dinner at LouAnn & Kevin's. I also had a chance to drive up to Blackwell, OK (it's a very happenin' place) to see Kelly for a few hours! I hadn't seen her in almost 3 years, so it was a nice treat! She took a chance coming down to see me, since she was only a few short weeks from having her new little baby! Luckily, Seth didn't decide to make his appearance while she was on the road with her other 2 kids! I also spent a couple of days in Oklahoma City with the nieces & sister-in-laws. I enjoyed hanging out with the girls, having a movie night slumber party, and just spending time with the family! That about sums up my Oklahoma trip. It was a great time...and I can't wait to go visit again! Of course, I always forget to take pictures when I'm in Oklahoma, but I did manage to get a few shots:
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