Seeing Miss Saigon (Again)

Seeing Miss Saigon (Again)

Mom and I renewed our Broadway subscription for Tulsa (instead of Fayetteville) again for 2020.  The shows were just great. And it’s not much farther to go to Tulsa instead of NWA.

We had our first show of the season, Miss Saigon. We tried to sell the tickets. We had seen it years before and didn’t remember it being memorable, but the tickets didn’t sell. And I’m so glad!

We started our day with lunch at a neat spot- the White River Fish Market. They sell fresh fish, but then they also cook it!  I got a yummy grilled fish kabob, which had six different types of fish on it. Really great to try different types of fish I probably wouldn’t try.


Then we went shopping, and we almost shopped too long. We had like 4 spare minutes once we got to the theater!  Oops!

But Miss Saigon was GREAT. The show was emotional and moving, and we totally didn’t remember the plot, but we loved it.


I’m so thankful for seeing all of these awesome shows with my mom! It’s such a wonderful thing to share!

Fun Little Moments

Fun Little Moments

Just recapping some photo-worthy little moments.

Remi begged for me to paint her toes…and she wanted them rainbow. So we used all 4 colors! She was so excited. I sometimes think about things do to, like big exciting things, and forget how happy these little things make her. Here’s to more of the little happies this year!


One evening (while we were still on Christmas break) Gigi had a bonfire at her house for her life group girls…and Ty and Remi went. I had a headache, so I stayed home. But she had a blast. And she looked precious before they left! ha!


Cheesy smiles…but Tyler and I had a date night in.  We grilled steaks, watched some DVR shows and cleaned out the mud room.  Not very romantic, but very necessary. Here’s to date nights however they come!


We’ve had unseasonably warm weather (which, honestly, Arkansas can really go either way) but we get January afternoons in the 60s. We take full advantage. “Daddy, swing me higher!”


Ringing in the 20’s!

Ringing in the 20’s!

Our friends decided to have a New Year’s Eve party…which morphed into a “fancy dress” party, which morphed into a roaring ’20s party!

Rachel hosted it at her house, and she’s a history teacher…so she ran with our historical theme. She did research on clothing and food, and she even had displays ready for our historically-accurate menu with things that were popular then, like shrimp cocktail and deviled eggs.


Tyler got stuck at work (he has to work patrol during school holidays), so Remi and I got to the party together. She stole my headpiece, and then wanted a dress to match me. It was precious to see her in her party clothes. I loved how excited she was for the “costume party”


Rachel’s house is PERFECT for sending the kids upstairs and the adults hanging downstairs together. We went in together for a babysitter to just keep an eye on the kids, and we enjoyed when they popped downstairs to see us.

I was a big fan of my ’20s makeup…maybe I’ll rock an exaggerated cupid’s bow on my lips more often.


Rachel made it so festive! Even the champagne glasses had sparkles!


Rebecca and Tara were ROCKING those looks.


And Chris and Heath got into the fun, too!  (Aaron came as a 2020’s man. ha!)  Tyler had an outfit all picked out, but he was too tired to get too festive by the time he finally got off work (he worked 13.5 hours!) and got to the party. He does love a costume party, much like I do, so I hated he didn’t feel up to all the festivities.


But I was SO glad when he finally showed up!  He had to be at work at 5 a.m. on the 1st, so we left around 10.  Even though we had two cars, I knew I would wake him up when I got home, and I just didn’t want to do that to him…to let him have such little sleep anyway, and then interrupt it.


But in the time we were there, we had a BLAST. Food, drinks, laughter, dancing, so much fun!


We danced to the music on the New Year’s Rocking Eve! Rachel and I had a blast.  I know there are videos on phones (that better stay there!)


The kids had fun playing. And we totally let them party, too!  Amelia and Remi are so fun together!


When we broke out the karaoke machine, we had to play Let it Go like 3 times! Our own little girl band.


At the end of the night, Remi was still hungry, so I just set her by the charcuterie board. She drank her water out of a champagne glass and WENT TO TOWN.


I say it alot, but I’m so grateful for these ladies. For our friendship, for our times together, for celebrating life together, that our kids are friends, that our husbands like each other….it’s just a blessing!


In the words of RENT, “It’s gonna be a happy new year!”

Paw Patrol Live!

Paw Patrol Live!

Way back this summer while we were in Branson, tickets went on sale for Paw Patrol Live. And the grandmas decided we needed to go, so they bought us all tickets.

On Christmas morning, when Remi opened her new Paw Patrol hoodie, we told her she could wear it in a few days to go see the Paw Patrol! She was so excited!

We got to Tulsa, grabbed a quick snack, and hit the BOK Center.

We got her a Chickaleta toy- it was so fun!


We settled into our seats (great seats!  Almost to the floor right by the stage!) and the show started.

Remi is pretty straight-faced taking it all in, but we did get a rise when she saw Captain Turbot!

The pups were SO cute. I was picturing people in stand-up costumes….but they were the walking pups! And some of them even got into their vehicles. It was very well done.



At intermission, Remi asked for a light up spinner. You could see them all over the arena, so I’m not surprised she wanted one!

She was so excited!


After the show, we hit Bass Pro (because, Tulsa, duh) and Remi LOVES the shooting gallery.


After dinner (at Los Cabos, of course- Tyler’s Tulsa must-do!), we went to see the Christmas lights at Rhema Bible College. They are BEAUTIFUL. It’s amazing that it’s all free.

It had rained all day, but it stopped while we were eating…but the reflection of water made the lights even prettier!


The weather was perfect! Not cold at all and no wind. Remi was just tired (short car nap and the night before at Mimi’s house) so we didn’t stay too long. But we saw lots of pretty lights!


It was a super fun day together! I’m so glad that we can do fun things as a family, and that Remi is so easy going with all the fun!