Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pumpkin Patch & A Birthday

Saturday morning Chris, Sarah, Chad and I loaded up and headed out to Livesay Orchard in Porter, Oklahoma. I had bought a handy dandy Groupon and was itching to use it! What's not to love about a pumpkin patch?! I really should've thought it out a little more though because they don't really create pumpkin patch experiences for adults. It's ALL about the kids. We should've 'borrowed' some for the day just so I could go do all of the 'fun' stuff. Oh well. SO, if you have kids, this place was great! We took a couple of pics, grabbed some pumpkins and a few of the ugliest gourds and things we could find and headed back in to Tulsa for a quick bite of lunch at The White Owl.
Who can resist photo ops like this???

Us in the peach orchard

Later that evening we went to Mahogany to celebrate Chris's birthday a day early. So yummy! Fun fact: I did a short stint there as a hostess during college.

After dinner we ate a DELICIOUS dessert made by the lovely Sarah. Homemade banana cake with cream cheese filling and caramel icing. It was almost like banana bread, but taken to a whole other level! (I love banana bread). Here's Chris blowing out the candles.

As you can see, Mama Z is deciding on paint colors for the kitchen :-)


Here are some pics of our ugly interesting gourds and things.

What is that thing on top? (Chad picked it out of course) I love all of the interesting colors and who can resist a mini pumpkin?! It's pretty much true that anything that comes in a smaller version is cute. 

Happy Fall!


I'm getting my hair done tonight...bring on the 'fall' hair! (For the dudes and non-girly girls, that means going darker) :-) Cannot wait!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

3 Months In Review

It's been almost 3 months since my last post. I'm such a slacker. :-) Here are some things that have been going on in the Ziegler's lives:

Translation: New Kids On The Block/Back Street Boys concert
Yes, it's true. There was more hip thrusting than I'd care to remember, especially from 40+ year old men, but I have to say they've all still got it and can bust out the dance moves and dramatic love songs like nobody's biz.

Waiting for the show to start
Jo & I

Can you feel the excitement??

Chris & Haley (and baby that Chris is happily pointing out), Dave & Jo, & Me & Chad

All of the NKOTBSB

It was a packed out show

Our friends Abi & Zion had their baby boy, William 'Liam' Justice!
The amazing doula, Bernadette, baby Liam, & me

Scrumptious little Liam and me

We took a little weekend trip down to Dallas with the Ziegler clan and stayed at the amazing Four Seasons. It was hot, hot, HOT, but definitely enjoyed a lot of relaxing pool time and yummy food (of course)!

Rangers Game

Mustang statues


Always being silly

He tried really hard to hold him back

Mom & Dad Ziegler

Us & the steer...not sure what the deal is with all of the metal animal statues

Chris & Sarah
One Saturday I had a lovely girls night and we went out for some mexican food and the Katy Perry concert! It was a GREAT show and I would definitely see her again. Unfortunately we forgot to take a group shot :-( The show was completely sold out = over 12,000 people! We had box seats again for this concert and the laser light show was so fun!! Here's a pic:

Chris & Sarah took a trip to hike the Grand Canyon (10 hours in & 9 hours out...CrAzY!) and Sarah's birthday was going to be while they were away, so we had a little 'surprise' birthday party for her at mom & dad Ziegler's before they left.

It's definitely been a month of concerts, because Chad & I also had the opportunity to see Heart & Def Leppard! Yes, it was amazing :-) Heart was my fave (Nancy Wilson has such an incredible voice and Ann wailed on the guitar) and Def Leppard was by far Chad's favorite. He is a HUGE DL fan and had the look of a kid on Christmas the whole time.

Chad & I

Jo & I
 I have a video of Def Leppard performing the Pour Some Sugar On Me song, but it's not uploading :-( So you'll just have to take my word for it that the whole place was going crazy!

For National Museum Day I had the pleasure of taking Chad to the Philbrook Museum for the first time. I know...he's lived here for how many years and has never been??? We really enjoyed it, and the grounds were GORGEOUS! However, this was the only pic I took! HA!

We, of course, saw this little girl too :-)
Attempting to feed the fish... 
Deciding she'd rather eat the bread and swing instead :-)
And yes, it's VERY cute when she says, 'Kelshee'

Chad & I have FINALLY started running again. The weather has been so nice lately. Hopefully this means my pants will start fitting a little better (awkward) and SOON. Thanks to the ridiculously HOT summer there was a lot more sitting around in the air conditioning inside than activity outside, and that, my friends, did not bode well for my wardrobe :-/  

Tomorrow we're planning on going to the pumpkin patch...cannot wait! I LOOOOOVVVEEE Fall!!


One LAST pic...this was from Tulsa's Fashion Night Out and this was taken at Little Black Dress on Brookside: