The Funniest Girl

The Funniest Girl

Remi’s personality is so fun. She’s vibrant, outgoing, adventurous, and so stinking well rounded (I mean, who can ride a 4 wheeler into the woods checking for trail cameras in a princess dress?!). She’s stubborn and she knows what she wants.

And we try as much as possible to let that shine.

Exhibit A: wearing her Anna princess dress (nightgown) to school. Sure. Why not?

I was out in our driveway digging holes for daffodil bulbs. And dad was spraying for weeds. She was playing inside (PRAISE hands for a kid who play for a little bit alone! She is good about not being mischevious getting into things she shouldn’t be.) She came out dressed like Princess Jasmin (with her princess high heels) and helped me look in the dirt for worms.

I sort of duped her into getting a hair cut. We were letting dad sleep in on Saturday, so we went for a car wash and donuts. She needed several inches cut off her hair, and after some tears from being afraid (which is weird because she’s had two hair cuts?!) she bravely went in and was so good during her hair cut.

She has also started being “shy” sometimes….which is VERY out of her character. She started a new class at church and didn’t want to go. I get it- it’s a new place and new people- but thankfully she saw Miss Monica (one of my mom’s friends) and then was happy.

She’s such a wonderful little girl. We are so blessed to be her parents.


Tambourine Queen

Tambourine Queen

My amazing friend Brandy had a birthday, and she invited me to Big Box Karaoke for a small private gathering. It’s a great option for right now- it’s a private Karaoke room- so you are just with those you came with. The food and drinks were AMAZING, but we had a great time singing for hours!

Brandy loves music like I do- we met at Zumba classes!

She’s such a special friend. We have lunch weekly, and I know having her as a sounding board means so much to me. And she’s always down for an adventure. We’ve done lots of new things together- we like to try new restaurants, new foods, and we’ve traveled together to fun new places.

Maybe the highlight of the night was the tambourine in the room. HOW, IN ALL MY YEARS OF SINGING AND DANCING DID NO ONE HAND ME A TAMBOURINE? It was SO FUN, and I think I was pretty good at it. ha!

I know the coronavirus is different in each part of the country, but these ladies all work outside the home (or for me, my husband does), so we feel like we have some regular level of exposure risk, so we felt it was ok to go together. They required masks inside, and we stayed in our rooms to eat and sing.

But they were kind enough to take our pic outside, sans masks. Such a fun night!


Catching Up on Life Lately

Catching Up on Life Lately

We’ve had some blog-worthy memorable moments that I want to capture.

First things first, is I made my first fried deer steaks! We eat LOTS of deer meat (Tyler is a hunter, after all!), but I’ve never fried it. For many southernerns, this is just about the only way they eat venison….we just prefer to eat it other ways. But I felt like a bougie Southern lady to drink my white wine and fry deer steaks.

Dress up game is still going strong with this one.

We had a GREAT double rainbow in our backyard!

My mom and I took the paddle board and kayak out one morning. It was fun to do this just us.

We’ve been going back to church- it’s socially distanced and most folks wear masks the entire time. But there isn’t kid classes yet, so Remi sits in the floor during the service- usually a sucker and some quiet activities keep her happy during the sermon. We are both ready for her to be able to go to her class. It’s tough sitting quietly for 30 minutes!


Visiting Showman’s Rest

Visiting Showman’s Rest

Since Hugo, OK is Circus City (more on that last post- but it’s historically a place where circus companies spent their winters. A combination of mild weather and easy train access), there is a cemetery with an area dedicated to circus performers.

And while maybe you think it’s dark to visit a cemetery, Remi LOVES the circus, so I figured she would like seeing the “statues” here.

Lots of really unique headstones. We just spent a few minutes walking around and viewing the pieces. And it was popular, we saw several groups walking around.

Side note: Google Maps was taking us to the wrong spot. This is at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in the middle of town.

“A tribute to all showmen under God’s big top”

We grabbed some fast food for lunch, stopped to potty, then we hit the road back home. On the way there, we had stopped at a gas staion and Remi found some fun ice cream novelties.

(Side note: She had been asking for these since she watched Blippi’s ice cream truck video….but we don’t live in an area with an ice cream truck and I hadn’t seen fun ice creams anywhere). On the way there, she ate a Spongebob pop, complete with gumball eyes. And she had asked the entire drive home to stop again and get a Minion pop. Done and done.

She was thrilled. Oh to be three and be so excited about such a thing.

We made it home with only one car meltdown (brought on by a lack of a car nap), and we had a GREAT trip together. While I love traveling with Tyler and the rest of our family, I am excited for more adventures with my girl.