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Saturday, September 06, 2008



First of all in the top picture we have Julian and his OK cousins in the tree in his grandparent's front yard. We have Julian, Jada, Aryan, Michael, Gabriel, and Daniel. In the second picture we have Isabella aka: Chunky Monkey. She is one of our friends from Nevis who are now living in OKC. We went to the zoo with them. The other picture is of Julian and Kaleigha (Chunky Monkey's sister) at the zoo.

Since we have been in OK we have done a lot of fun things. Our first weekend was spent catching up. The guys played golf and the girls got pedicures. It was fun for Sandy (Lance's wife) and Mercedes (their 5 year old daughter) went off one evening and got our nails done. They really got a kick out of Mercedes who is a laugh and a half. She is very funny and never stops talking. But during her trip to the "spa" she was very quiet.

On Sunday afternoon Lance's sister Sabrina called to see if Julian wanted to go to the rodeo with them. He decided to go since there would be more boys in that group than at our group here at home. He had a great time watching barrel racing, bull riding, and other rodeo stuff. He did a calf scramble with all the other kids and they ate lots of rodeo food (cotton candy, popcorn, and nachos). It was nice for him to get out of the house doing something fun.

On Monday Jaime and Julian and I drove into Oklahoma City where we met up with Bombay and the Battencourt family. They were all people we met in Nevis. The Battencourts have three kids now and we headed out to the zoo for the afternoon. Jaime went with Bombay to check out the hospital while the rest of us went to the zoo. The OKC zoo is really nice. We got to get in for free as Amber's "family" on her family pass. Kaleigha was snapping pictures for a photo contest she is entering. She got a lot of good shots of grizzlies as they were playing in the water. After we left the zoo we went back to Amber's house and got updates on the hurricane, then went to dinner with Amber's family and Bombay.

Tuesday and Wednesday we didn't do much as far as I can remember. We visited Jaime's father and brothers and some of their kids. It was good to see all of them and see how big the kids have gotten. The weather on Wednesday got really windy and cool most likely remnants of our friend Gustav.

Thursday we went back to the city to go to the Omniplex which is a science museum there. It was a good place to bring Julian. It was all hands on activites and there was also a show that we got to see which was all about explosions and fire. That was really neat. We all had a great time there. Then we went to Bricktown which is similar to Lodo in Denver. It has lots of shops and restaurants with a little man made canal with a walking trail that winds around the edge of that area of town. It was a good day in the city.

Friday night we went up to Mooreland for the first Sayre Eagles High School football game. That was really fun. Lance's brother Quintan is on the team and another friend Tyler who is living with Lance's family for his last year of high school because his family moved out of town and it was too long to commute. Anyway, it was very cold. We had to go to Walmart to get sweatshirts because we didn't bring our freezing cold gear. The game was fun. The team they played HAD been undefeated at home for the past couple of years...until that game. Sayre played well and the score at the end was 29-8 Sayre on top.

So today we are trying to decide what our next step back to normalcy is going to be. Wish us luck!


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