So instead of sitting around the apartment like a wart on a log, I decided to go to Oklahoma (the promised land) and visit as many of my friends and family as possible. Yesterday was a long, long day in the car; I can only scream sing for so long before I get bored. I may or may not have played one million games of WWFs/texted every person in my contact list. (Don't tell my mom.)
After five hours of cursing the heavens for not having cruise control, I stopped in Dallas to see my friend Julie. She was on my Peru missions team in 2006, and we've been friends ever since. I'm a duntz and didn't get a picture with her, so here's a not-so-recent (but highly attractive one of us). She's a gem in my life.
Next up was Laura and Jon in Tulsa, friends of ours from high school/the ones who set Grahm and I up. Loved getting to see her and her sweet baby... who totally loves his Aunt Jena (can you blame the little guy?). Please note how
Laura and I talked about the important things in life like what Youtube videos we've been watching lately, the latest gossip of all our friends, and how stretch marks are apparently genetic. Who knew? I asked my mom if she had any. I got this response:
... So crap, Alice. The spider-like purple veins of death are in my tummy's future.
Laura and I then visited our old high school, Mingo Valley Christian School. We brought some Taco Bueno to our old Bible teacher/drama director, Mr. Madden. (I struggle with accepting the fact that I'm an adult now and can call him Nate.) He directed all of the plays I was in, Grahm too. (We went to the school at different times cause G is older.) Nate may or may not have said that Grahm was the best actor he's ever had. (Insert crazy-proud-wife comment here.)
I was little orphan Annie my senior year. Do yourself a favor and check out the red poodle that died on my head.
Gotta love high school, especially mine. With a class of only sixteen, it's impossible not to shine. It took going to a state college for me to reevaluate what I thought I was good at. (Apparently I can't really sing... like at all. And I'm not nearly the basketball star I thought I was. Darn you, midget troll legs!)
Although I miss my hubby, I'm so thankful to see so many of the wonderful people in my life. Excited to see more over the next couple of days!