5.10.2011

Expect the Unexpected

I felt like a local here in Oklahoma this weekend. Not only did my parents come out to visit us, but my sisters and her little boy came out, too. Half of my family under MY roof, IN Oklahoma. Yeah, that's something I never thought would happen.

It was so nice to have family come out and visit us, spoil us, and basically take care of me for the entire weekend since John's nose was buried in his books studying for finals...oh, and taking care of securing our money since some dirt bag decided to break into our account and steal our hard earned money. I love honest people!

Our weekend in review, via pictures:

I'm sure getting to see one of their grandsons while they were here was the highlight of the trip.
With a face like that, it was definitely one of my highlights:

My parents being the avid runners that they are decided we needed to run in a race while they were here. Sure, why not, right? A 5k in my book is no big deal, but somehow my dad and I found ourselves running slower than usual. We'll blame it on the deadly wind that is Oklahoma.


The wind didn't slower her down though. My mom got first place in her age group! Ladies in the 55-59 year old age group better watch out when she's around.

Free massages after the race. Yes please!  That should be my reasoning right there to run more races instead of logging my miles in at the gym:


Later we headed off to the National Cowboy Museum, one of the few "treasures" of OKC. Surprise surprise, the cowboy museum was a lot cooler than I thought it would be:

John Wayne...one of the few cowboy's names I actually recognized.


They cater to the kids and let you ride pretend horses. Clearly I thought it was pretty cool.


And they even let you play dress up!

Next, we headed over to the Oklahoma City Memorial. I remember when the bombing happened in 1995. I think that was the first time I ever heard of Oklahoma City. How crazy it is that now I live here.




I'm so glad my mom didn't want to spend Mother's Day alone and decided to make the trek out to the great state of Oklahoma to visit me. I need this lady around, and my family in general for that matter.


Love them!

5 comments:

Brittany said...

Spending time with family is rejuvinating. That weekend was just what I needed. Thanks!

JazznJenna said...

Running a race together during a family visit is the coolest idea I have heard in a long time. What a fun thing to do! Congrats to your mom on her first place! I'm glad you got to enjoy some great quality family days together.

Rachelle said...

The race looked like fun! And the massages after looked even better! I never managed to get my act together last weekend. Otherwise I would have enjoyed running the 5K. Glad to see you had a good time with your family!

Cynthia Lovell said...

So Good to see you up and running again!! I've really MISSED your posts!!! Glad your $$ is safe as well! Fun to see your family!

AJ Candrian said...

I like the picture of James' hair blowing in the wind. :)