Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Birthday Jerry!

this is my husband...

and he is a Halloween baby...

Today he is turning 29!

So let's celebrate!...

by talking about...


Jerry "The Risk Taker" Williams- who on our first road trip ran out of gas and literally costed off the highway and rolled right to a stop at the only gas station around for miles. (my dad was real happy to hear about that one)

Jerry- who made my dream come true of riding a horse RUNNING (this was no trail ride people!)

Jerry- who has friends that are as silly as he is

And who makes ME act silly too!

Who is always up for adventure (especially if it means he can wear a bandana)

And EXTRA especially if it includes windsurfing

Jerry- who I love to hear sing and strum his guitar

Jerry- who my family loves

Who is one heck of a tree trimmer

See- one heck of a tree trimmer

Who buys me flowers

And plants me flowers

Who's life is complete with a bug zapper and a grill

And who is a mean griller at that.

Who works hard at everything

And who is a joy to build a home with

All in all my husband is...

Happy Birthday my love :)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

i am officially getting old...

but i loooved cheering at Oklahoma so you are just going to have to relive all this with me :)

Every other year OU invites the alumni cheerleaders back to cheer at homecoming. Yea! It was so fun! (Um, but here is the part i can NOT believe... This was my THIRD alumni game so that means i have been graduated how many years??? This can not be! Has that much time really passed? Well the answer is yes, and my aching legs and shoulders can attest to the fact that i am pretty far removed from those days!

Anyway enjoy the pics- at least i know mom and dad will :)

The first hour was spent catching up (which means all the girls going around saying to each other "How are you?? You look great!!" and the guys saying to each other "Whoa! You got fat!"

Then we started to "practice"! 
(That's me, Nicole and Laren- we were roommates my junior and senior year.)

This is 'Jelly'- my stunt partner my senior year.


After practice we went to O'Connell's an Irish pub next to the stadium.
This is Rachel, my roommate in the dorms my freshman year :) 
(if those walls could talk!!)

Look who's wearing an OU t-shirt!! (usually a staunch Baylor fan but i have been recruiting!!)

And here we go for a game-day warm up! (getting more sore each min that passed by)

ooh- that's not quite so natural feeling as i remember

last pic before the game- i loved the little alum tee's they gave us :)

PREGAME! i always LOVED pre-game! the crowd was always out of control and there was so much energy in the air i'd have goose bumps

i am kind of blending in with the crown but that's me making an "O!!!!!!!!!!!!" with my freshman year partner Robert

On the way out i made Jerry do a little Pi Phi swing-by :) 
i slept by the window on the top left.  Sooo many memories!

I was going to throw in a few cool pics from back in the day when i was actually cheering (you know, back when i didn't think twice about wearing a skirt the size of a match box and i didn't even know what the word cellulite meant) but i decided that might be a little over the top.  :)  

anyways, Go Sooners!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

my heart will go on

1. Okra from Mr. Glass
Mr Glass is one of our sweet neighbors. He is probably in his early 80's and he is a hoot. He and his wife have a garden in their back yard and they give us vegetables whenever Jerry comes over to help him with something.

I had never cooked okra so i had Mrs. Glass tell me how to cook it. So i did it just like she said. Fried.

I hardly ever eat anything fried so cooking this was a first. (Well maybe this isn't that big of a landmark because i probably have only cooked 5 legitimate meals in my life.) Anyways it was a vegetable for crying out loud so i figured it could slide under the radar.

And why not eat a hamburger with your fried okra?

Jerry was elated :)

2. Nov 20th
Dawntoya's little baby girl Zip is due on my birthday so i feel like i have special rights to brag about her. :)

3. Titanic
The movie got me again. Seriously, every time I watch it I get my hopes up that this time they will use better wisdom. 'NO, don’t accelerate!! Maybe there are enough lifeboats this time??!!! AGH! I just want Jack and Rose to live happily ever after!! IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK FOR???!!!!'

4. Lame
Sorry this post is lame. I have started blogs that are a bit closer to my heart but the words kept falling short. I found myself militantly yelling at them like a drill sergeant, 'STAND UP STRAIGHT!' ' TUCK THAT SHIRT IN!' but they have not cooperated thus far.

Maybe someday.