Friday, October 30, 2009

Open House & Season Opener

Brock and his second grade teacher (Mrs. Jessica Purdom) who was also Ben's teacher.

Tuesday night October 27 Open House at Harvest Hills Elementary.
Brock is my last boy in elementary school.

Wednesday, October 28
Thunder Basketball Season Opener

Blake, Brock & Ben outside the Cox Convention Center.

Megatron Scoreboard - Thunder OKC

Blake, Ben & Brock - GAME ON!

Brock eating corn dogs at the game.

Waiting for the season to begin!
Oh, the life of being a mom with three boys!
Life is for enjoying!
"Enjoy your ice cream
while it's on your plate -
that's my philosophy."
-Thornton Wilder

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

PC Alumni 50th Renuion

Fall Centerpieces on the buffet table.
Buffet table all dressed to go.
The graduate class of 1959

Pasta salad and croissants

Appetizers: shrimp and fiesta cheese ball on gold chargers

Fall pumpkins for decorations.

Ready to get the party started

Darla made delicious cakes for the reunion

Enjoying time together

Eric working the event and overseeing the catering.

Janice Stone (aka my Aunt Janice) taking care of the customers.
I graduated from PC High School in 1981.
So it was fun for me to get to help with their weekend of festivities.
We had the ladies for lunch on Friday in the Red Room and then
catered their party Saturday night (October 24th) at Coles Garden.
You made it 50 years. Congratulations!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Look A Like?

Melanie Scott Thomas is Nikki on the Young and The Restless

My mom Charlotte Nease and myself

I've had a half a dozen customers over the years at A Spot For Tea say I look like Nikki on the Young and the Restless. The first time it happened I laughed it off but after about the sixth time you think there might be something to it. I think she is beautiful so there are a lot of worse people I could be compared too. I think its the nose and the cheekbones and maybe the hair color. I always laugh when they tell me that and say well I'm chubbier than her. Of course, they say she has gained some weight over the years. I don't watch the soap opera but I find it amusing.

The person I think I most look like is my mom. She's my hero. Eric says my mom and I are more like sisters with each passing year. She is 22 years older than I am. I had Blake at 32 years of age so she was a very young mom. I think she is beautiful inside and out. She is incredibly strong and resilient.

Who do you look like? Do you think everyone has a twin? Interesting thoughts for a Monday.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Victoria Rose

Tammy & Victoria Rose

Victoria Rose the star of the tea party.

We have had one person come to every single tea party in the Rose Cottage.
Her name is Victoria Rose and she is our puppet that teaches manners.

Victoria Rose is so smart she knows the four magic words to good manners. She knows what is the first thing you put in your lap when you sit down and the two things that are on our body we don't put on the table.

My grandmother use to have a saying that I love and share with the girls:
"Beauty is only skin deep
and ugly is to the bone.
Beauty fades away
but ugly holds her own."
Remember pretty is as pretty does.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Fall Break with the Seiberts

Water Taxi's give you narrated canal cruises in Bricktown Oklahoma City.

We had a beautiful fall day...seventy degrees.
The boys decided to climb the Land Run Sculptures.

Blake, Benjamin and Brock on the canal.

Eric and his mom, Helene Seibert.

Three boys on the water taxi.

Our downtown canal was built in 1999.

Its a fun way to see downtown Oklahoma City.

Brock and Tammy seeing the sights.

The whole family exploring OKC in the boat.

Looking back towards The Brick (OKC's ballpark).

Painted murals of downtown.

Bricktown Breeze was the name of our boat.

Eric's mom and dad have been visiting from Buffalo, New York.

Someone said the weather in Buffalo is thirty one degrees today.
But the boys were happy that the Buffalo Bills won in overtime.

Farmer's Market.

Big pumpkins

Beautiful fall mums.

Don't you just love fall - ya'll?

Off to have dinner at another OKC landmark - Cattlemen's Cafe.

Yes, it is still one of the largest cattle auctions in the USA.
They were lined up in the street with their pickup and trailers and cows.
I love Oklahoma.
Stockyards City established in 1910.

Boasting the world's largest cattle market.
Eat more beef.

Ed, Helene & Eric.

Brock, Blake, Benjamin and Tammy

Food Network airs tonight (October 19th) from Cattlemen's Cafe..tune in.
Back at home celebrating Eric's's really on October 23rd but
we celebrated early with Eric's parents.

My mom and dad came over for cake and a visit.
Eric and I are very fortunate to have both our parents alive and well.
It's truly a legacy for our three boys.
Eric's parents are 81 and 83 and have been married 59 years.
My parents are 72 and 68 and have been married 52 years.
"Have I ever told you you're my hero?
You're everything I would like to be.
I can climb higher than an eagle.
You are the wind beneath my wings."
_ Larry Henley and Jeff Silbar.