Thursday, June 20, 2013

May the month of May END!

Here I am several weeks after my last post and I have finally finished my story from May 20th (which is up already).  Why did it take so long?  Well, May 31st happened.  I just couldn't get a break.  I am incredibly thankful to the God that he once again kept me from harm and kept my home in tact.

On May 31st, we left town.  We were watching the weather like every other Oklahoman was and about one hour before the storm was headed our way - we left.  Dog in tow, as well.  I once again have no real stories of tornado experience because - a. the storm was rain - wrapped (meaning they aren't sure exactly where it touched down every time because they cannot see the actual tornado in most cases)  b.  the ones that headed our way were so many that we had to drive from Yukon, Oklahoma to Elgin, Oklahoma and c. I was so worn out from tornado coverage that I just stopped watching because my heart and mind needed a break.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

May 20th part 2

Continued from part 1 I am not sure that I have much more to tell that is exciting for the person seeking a good story about the tornado.  

After we brought classes up from the pit we realized that something had happened.  We just didn't know EXACTLY what had happened.  We were getting strange reports from parents coming in to get their children that elementary schools were hit and that they thought there was no way children had survived the storm.

The students were in shock of knowing a tornado hit, fear for their families and homes and complete confusion. We all watched the tornado rip through Shawnee and Bethel Acres area the night before so we were all a little shook up at the prospect of what could have happened - little did we know it was worse.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

May 20, 2013 part 1

This is a day I will never forget.

photo from News Channel 4 in Oklahoma City

Seems like living in Oklahoma you have some days you will never forget. April 19, 1995.  May 3, 1999.  And now, May 20, 2013.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

God Made Oklahomans

I honestly cannot find the source of this poem, it is truly one of the best descriptions of an Oklahoman that I can find.  This is why Oklahoma is the best place.  This is why I am proud to be an Okie.  This is why I am proud to call Moore, Oklahoma my hometown.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Belle Starr the Bandit Queen of Oklahoma

When I think of Belle Starr I think of a woman who probably said something along these lines: "Let 'em talk."

Sometimes you can't control what is said about you.  BUT, sometimes you can.  

So who was Belle Starr and why am I even concerned about people talking about her?

Monday, April 29, 2013

Let the travels begin!

Who loves a good travel guide? Or website?  Me, me, me - look at me!  I do!

No, seriously I do.  I could just travel if anyone out in the world is willing to pay me to do so.  I will blog about it and give you so much adoration and praise for hiring me to explore...

Back to the travel guides - They are pretty darn awesome and I find them useful as well.  What kind of emotions overcome a person like me when you get this wonderful guide in the mail?

Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Playoffs are a time for...

Apparently for me, crying.

If you didn't already know - I have season tickets to the Thunder.  I have had them since the first season.  I was told that year that the team would never stay (don't even get me started!), I wasted my money on a team that would never be good (had they heard about this kid named Kevin Durant?), and that the NBA was absolutely ridiculous in a college football state (umm...different sports, now you want to talk NFL - different story).  But regardless of the naysayers I stuck through the hardest sports experience of my life - Season 1.  It was incredibly depressing and painful to sit through.  That was until the New Year's Eve game.  What a glorious moment!  We won and from that moment on we won a lot more.