Thursday, September 12, 2013

I'm back....maybe :)

Hi everyone,
It has been quite a while since I have been on here.  I am not working anymore, so I decided to come back and see what has been happening in blog land.  This picture is from a couple of months ago.  I see that it has been a couple of years since I have posted.  Wow time flies!!  Lexi is now 14 and a freshman in high school.  We have all been doing great out here in Oklahoma.  I look forward to catching up with you all. ♥

Friday, January 7, 2011

December Memories.....

Hey blogland friends.....I know I haven't kept my promise but I thought I would update you with our December memories.  Remember you can click to enlarge.  Below I'll label the pictures from top, left to right on each line.

1 & 2 - Lexi danced at a Christmas program in another town.
3 - Voice Lessons - vocal music concert.
4 - Choir Concert - school grades 6th through 12th 
5 - Decked out for her Middle School Winter Dance
6 - With her "group" of girlfriends at the dance
7 - Friends having fun.......being mannequins in store
8 - It's Midnight!!!!!
9 - Waiting for Trans-Siberian Orchestra to start.  We saw them twice in December!!  Once in Oklahoma City and then with friends in Dallas, Texas
10 - Skating with friends on Christmas night
11 - Our tradition of a Christmas Eve brunch
12 - Lexi's BIG present.....a piano keyboard
13 - Posing with our knives.  My Dad (second from right) made the knives and holders for each of us (left to right- me, my brother, my Dad, hubby Alan)
14 - Our Family - my brother, my Mom, my Dad, me, Alan and Lexi in front 

As you can see we have been busy, busy, BUSY!!!  It is absolutely wonderful though.  Below I am sharing a collage of Lexi and Landon.  They have also been keeping us busy!  Movies, skating, lunches and just roaming around.  Young love is just too sweet and Alan and I hope these two stay together for a while.  You couldn't ask for a sweeter, kinder boy!  Lexi has also been to church with him several times and we are going to go visit their church this Sunday.  
Several of you have told me your Facebook name and if I haven't friended you yet, it is because I can't seem to find you :(  I have been on Facebook and if you want to friend me there I am under Darlene Tipton Munkus.  I have been missing all of you and hope to be visiting you soon.♥  

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I'm Still Here / Basketball 6th Grade.......

Hi's you remember me???  Thank you so much for all of your e-mails and comments hoping everything is alright.  Everything is fine.  I knew when I got Facebook that I would have a hard time keeping my blog up and I have.  I am vowing to do better and at least post once a week.  I have missed you all very much and I definitely want to keep up with all of you again. 

Lexi started basketball.  She is number 10 and in the second game got hurt.  A much bigger girl fell on her and bent her wrist backwards. The Dr. thought it was a hairline fracture, but thankfully when the radiologist read it there wasn't one.  She missed two games with a sprain and now is playing again and loving it.  She is a starter and in most of the game, only getting taken out to catch her breath.  Remember you can click on the collage to enlarge the pictures.  
She also has a new  Ryan broke up with her but his best friend was waiting in line....hahaha.  He truly is a sweetheart compared to the other one and they are doing great.  They have now been "going out" (you know that is the term they use) for 6 weeks.  He is on the boys basketball team and made sure he got the same number as Lexi so he is also number 10.....awwwwww!

My parents are in town and we are getting ready to prep our Thanksgiving meal tomorrow, so Thursday all we will have to do is cook everything.   Again, thank you all so much for checking on our family.  I hope to be around to visit you soon.♥

Friday, October 29, 2010

Red Ribbon Week.....Say No to Drugs!!!!

This week at school has been a fun week.  It is Red Ribbon week or Say No to Drugs!!  The theme was different each day.  Monday was hat/cap day.  Tuesday was crazy sock day.  Wednesday was camo day.  Thursday was black/white (school colors) day.

And today, Friday is pajama day.  It is always a fun week for the kids with a GREAT message!  They also received bonus points (they are allowed to use on any grade) for participating.
Also see what we watched last night.........oh yeah, It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.  LOVE it!!!
Hope you all have a fun and safe Halloween!!!!♥  BOO!!!


Monday, October 25, 2010

To Dinner and then the Haunted House.....

We had a great time with some friends on Friday night.  First, we went out to eat at Santa Fe Steakhouse.  This longhorn is out front and of course, the girls had to get their picture on it. 
Next, it was what they had been waiting for.......the haunted house. 
It was sooooo funny because the lady (below left) knew us so she was saying......come on in Lexi we won't hurt you. FREAKED Lexi  Soooooo, she and Addie were screaming and running around just on the porch.  Next thing we know the camo/skeleton guy was standing there staring at the girls.  At that point, I didn't know if they would even go IN the haunted house.  
The four "girls" decided to go on in.  Lexi and Addie wouldn't even have gone in if we wouldn't have gone with them.
They made it through with a LOT of screaming.  Also, the guy in the camo/skeleton mask was the one that chased them out of the house with the chainsaw roaring.......    The instant they heard that chainsaw start up they were outta there!!!!!!!!!
Such a fun night with friends!!!!!♥

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

(Amended) Wednesday Miscellaney.....

(My parents were in town last weekend and Sunday night I decided to try this (well, a different one it had a cajun seasoning packet in it).  It is delicious!!!  I got it from Wal-mart.     
Very easy.  You soak the beans overnight, change the water and simmer the beans for 2 1/2 hours.  Then you saute onion and garlic along with sausage or kielbasa (optional).  Add that along with a can of diced tomatoes or stewed tomatoes, seasoning packet and lemon and simmer for about 30 more minutes.  YUM!!!  We also had plenty to have leftovers which always seem to taste even better!
What we have been or are up to:
  • High School football games
  • OU Saturday dance class 
  • 6th Grade football games
  • Birthday Parties (seems like a LOT of Lexi's friends are turning 12 right now)
  • Fall Break will be Thursday and Friday
  • A friend is spending the night with Lexi on Thursday
  • On Friday, dinner with friends and then a haunted house
  • AND the big news of TODAY........Lexi made the 6th grade girls basketball team.....WOOHOO!!!!!!!
I probably should add that this is in addition to the "normal" happenings for each week.  Lexi has dance 2 nights a week (4 hours total), Broadway Kids (her theater/singing group) 1 night a week and voice lessons 1 night a week!!!!!!!
She also just got her 1st 9 weeks report card today and made one  B and the rest A's.  Way to go Lexi!!!!!!♥ 

Hope you are all having a great day and some beautiful Fall weather.♥   

Monday, October 11, 2010

FrightFest at Frontier City......

On Saturday we took Lexi and #11- Ryan, to Frontier City (in Oklahoma City) for FrightFest.  They have the park totally decorated for Halloween.  We had GORGEOUS weather and we all had a wonderful time.  We got there when the park opened at noon and left just before it closed at 11:00 p.m.  You can click on any of these pictures to enlarge.
Fun times and along with all of the rides, they also went through a haunted house that was there.
You can see on their faces how much fun they had!
We are still having the most PERFECT weather.  Hope you all are enjoying your day.♥