We saw The Proposal at the Warren. It was absolutely wonderful! Sandra Bullock still looks gorgeous! I am quite jealous of her!
This is us, walking the streets of Bricktown...it was nice...
This was too funny not to post. This is Josh sucking on his thumb while he's sleeping. Isn't this a cute pic?
This is a cute pic of Stirling skipping rocks (And, yes, it does looks likes he's dancing) Christine, are you sure he doesn't take ballet lessons?
This is a video of the boys skipping rocks:
Oops! This is a video of Matthew falling down! It's still cute though! He's so cute! (sorry, I know I'm using that word a lot in this blog)
This is a short video showing our sand dune trek. It was definitely a workout. It was all fun and games on the way down. But, the way up was a different story. It was awful! Nichole went down with me. But, she managed to do pretty well, even though she's preggers. Josh, James, Christine were the first to go down and actually touch edthe bottom and reached Lake Michigan. Nichole and I eventually decided to go down cause it looked like a lot of fun. We got about 3/4 of the way down and Christine and James told us to head back. It was not worth it! So, we took their advice (and all the other tortured-looking people slowly crawling back up the dune) and started to head back up.
Well, that's it for now. I'm getting kind of tired and I have work tomorrow! I haven't worked in five days! Crazy! Oh well, it was a nice break. I'll write some more later and probably post some more pics.
James and I actually had really good "seats" at first. (It was actually a no-seating concert, which we thought was cool, at first) We got there like 3 or 4 hours early and decided to wait in line. We didn't know how packed this concert would be since it was Bryce's hometown. We'd been waiting in line for a couple of hours, and noticed that it was kind of a small line for one his concerts that was supposed to start in an hour or so. Just as they were starting to take tickets and let people come in, we noticed that everyone had receipts with them AND their tickets. We finally asked why everyone had receipts. And apparently, this was a special VIP line, and only if you bought a certain amount of merchandise from the House of Blues (the place where the concert was at), then you could have first dibs in the VIP line and get to stand right behind the barricade for the entire concert. We thought getting there 4 hours early, would have been good enough. So, we didn't really want to waste the time we HAD been in line, so James went and got some souvenirs from the shop, just in time for them to take our tickets and receipts. But, to top it all off, the stupid guys didn't even check the receipts! So, we ended up buying a bunch of crap ($50 worth) we didn't need and for no reason! Well, the concert started and we had AMAZING standing spots. We were right up close and saw everything. But, I guess this kind of music was also popular for a bunch of 14 yr old girls and that's when it got crazy. The opening bands were pretty cool, but they got all the girls too excited and James and I literally could not move one bit. We couldn't even scratch the top of our heads. I could literally lift my feet off the ground and still see everything, cause the crowd was that close to everyone. We didn't have any water with us, so it started to get really hot. I almost passed out, but the security guard/ bouncer helped me out and pulled me out of the crowd. We ended up watching the rest of the concert in the balcony with Karri and Jared. It was still pretty fun. Nice to get away from the crazy girls. Let me just say one thing, downtown Dallas is awesome! Which is why we decided a New Year's gathering would be fun there...
A week or two after the concert, my dad decided to have his fall cookout in southeastern Oklahoma. That was alot of fun too. Even though we had to ditch out on a really wonderful, awesome Halloween party in McAlester (the one that I was absolutely looking forward to cause Halloween's my fav holiday), we did have alot of fun in Broken Bow, Oklahoma ( i know, it's a funny name). This camping experience was not like our usual camp-outs with dad. But, of course, we DID have some new additions to the family who were a little too young to actually go camping (tents, sleeping bags, campfire and all). Bradon and Matthew wouldn't have lasted with my dad's idea of camping. The camp-out ( I don't think I should even call it that) was so much fun though. It was a nice log cabin with three bedrooms, nice leather furniture, big screen TV, two bathrooms, king sized beds, a jacuzzi/hot tub outside, a ready-to-go campfire, nice patio...and tons more! That night, we roasted hot dogs, s'mores, and ate every other kind of junk food there possibly is. Everyone got in the hot tub because it was so freezing outside. It was so much fun! The next day, we hiked around a little bit and saw some of the scenery.
I'm not sure what we were do here exactly, but they had some shops around the area and a nice little lake that we went and visited. This is at one of the shops. We also did a little four-wheeling there. My family are fans of 4wheelers. My dad has a couple of them. We like to ride them whenever we get a chance. My dad only brought one 4wheeler though, since we only had his truck. And he doesn't have a trailer for them. So, it was a little awkward at first. As there was only one 4wheeler and 9 of us. But, we still had fun. We each took turns. It was a blast!