Our Dog Jake

Our Dog Jake
Jake's a happy dog

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Day 2 Power Pass


the 2nd half of the 2nd day was spent at the Star Trek Experience and at the Mirage. It was a good day. There were 2 4-D experiences at Star Trek - "invasion of the Borg" & "attack of the Klingons". We saw the dolphin and lion & tigers habitats and the Sigfried & Roy secrete garden.

Power Pass day 1 (day 2 in LV)

After aquiring the Power Pass - we headed to Circus Circus. The indoor amusement park was quite neat! We did quite a few fun rides then headed out to see Star Trek adventure, then on to the Mirage for the hidden garden of lions & tigers and the dolphin habitat. It was very neat! Kids took many pics - see online web album.
Also on this evening we visited the Luxor and explored King Tut's museum where they have exact replication of the actual burial chamber along with numerous articacts. It was a self guided audio tour and one of the kids favorite things. (no pics - i think we were getting tired that evening) At the Luxor, we also did another 4-D experience - "Luxor's In Search of the Obelisk" - Luke & I decided that it was more like being in a video game than some of the other 4-D's we did. It was a simulation of being dropped in a mineshaft into an excavation then a battle for the Obelisk. Very exciting and fun for our whole family.
We ate dinner at a buffett at Excalibur - it was not as good as Main Street.

2nd half day 2 - LV - Pics






Day 2 - FAO toy store & LV sign - Details

We went to Ceasar's Palace to pick up our Power Pass from Planet Hollywood's store there. Found out that we had $40 a day to spend there - kids picked out what they wanted the 1st day and we ate a good lunch there the 2nd day.

Before leaving there - we visited FAO Schwarz toy store - the kids had a BLAST! So many toys, so little time. very cool. Kids got to play on the key board like in Big.
Then off to use the Power Pass.

Day 2 - FAO toy store & LV sign




Vegas Christmas - Day 1 Details

we flew out of OKC at about 10:30 AM with a 2 hour plus layover in Denver. Not so bad. Ate lunch & kids watched a movie on the lap top. Got to see Pike's Peak from the plane on the way in. Arrived in Las Vegas at about 3:30 PM local time, got all of our baggage & car (which took a good 90 minutes) and off to check into the hotel.
Kid's got to experience their 1st Vegas Buffet! Raven ate 4 plates and Luke 3. It was filet & shrimp night :) good for the carnivores of our family!
Everyone was exhausted by the time we made it back to our room. off to bed and get ready for day 2 - POWER PASS!

Vegas Christmas - Day 1



Monday, December 17, 2007

'tis the season


Raven & Luke read the scripture and lit the candle this Sunday in Epiphany.
The Sollbergers came by this weekend and the kids played pinball (so did the parents) and had a great time.
Jake is such a cute dog :)
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Monday, December 10, 2007

Ice Storm Dec 2007

Ice it did - I'd say over 1/3 inch on tree limbs and such. And VERY slipery! Jake didn't enjoy walking on the grass - sounded like crunching glass!
No school again tomorrow - not so much fun.
Kids are excited until they get board again tomorrow! #%#@#%M#$KN%*$%^
oh-well.
such is winter.


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Friday, November 23, 2007

Thanksgiving 2007



JB, Luke, Meme & Papa played pinball. Meme's favorite game is Fish Tales. I don't thinks she stopped laughing while playing :)
JB fried the turkey and I manned the kitchen. I loved it! Mom & Ken (Luke wants to call Ken 'Gramps' now - I think he's OK with that)
came for chili Wednesday evening, but I forgot to get out the camera. It was a very nice evening. Thanksgiving was full of cooking - I loved it! Everything turned out good. No burns, no cuts - it's all good. The kids entertained us with song & dance. We played a few games and watched football.
It was a great holiday! :)
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Friday, November 16, 2007

More Raven Zoo Pics

Raven is a really good photographer! Here are some more of her pics from her zoo visit today!
#1 Tiger - #2 kids at zoo - #3 Aligators - #4 Gorilla (best pic ever! & Raven LOVES gorillias!)


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Zoo on Centennial Day

Raven got to go to the Zoo after the Parade. Here are some of her pictures :) #1 are wolves, #2 is a deer head, #3 are turtles and snakes, #4 is a black bear - to follow are some of her other favorites!


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OK Centennial Parade - by Raven

Raven got to go to the parade in Guthrie with friends today! She took her camera to document it for us :)
These are the pictures that she liked best. Enjoy.

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Monday, November 12, 2007

Buffalo Art

Luke and Raven made unique buffaloes for their Centennial Reading Stampede at school. They have both read over 1000 minutes in the first 10 weeks of school. The top buffalo is Luke's and the bottom one is Raven's. Luke wanted his to have the Oklahoma flag and be unique and original. Raven wanted it to be natural. She collected leaves and bark and dirt to glue on. They are entering a contest where a winner per grade will be chosen. Good Luke Kiddos!
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Friday, November 9, 2007

Akin Autumn

Jake like the leaves, I think. He likes to run and roll in them. The colors in the trees are just beautiful this fall. Leaves are falling everywhere!
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Thursday, November 8, 2007

New addition to our family of cars



Here she is, our newest addition to our fleet. Very pretty, nice & clean (for now). JB's driving it & really seems to like it. I like the colors.
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Some of our YouTube's

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Coco's demise

Coco's demise
Luke's coconut cut open and not liked!

Green Sand Beach

Green Sand Beach
yes the sand is really green!

Easter 2007

Easter 2007
Akin & Puryear kids

Red River 2006

Red River 2006
New Mexico w/ the Hager/Puryear/Lee Family

New Mexico 2006

New Mexico 2006
Raven, Luke, Noel & Trey 1 year ago

JB & Kids in Bishop Castle

Field of Flowers

Field of Flowers
Elk Mountain's colorful wildflowers in early June