Thursday, April 21, 2011

It was way more than just "OK" (ha ha)

We took a very quick trip to Oklahoma to attend Cyle and Athena's reception held at the Lawton County Club. We are very blessed that the kids do GREAT in the car. It makes the almost 13 hours drive to my parents much better.

This was the party I have really been looking forward to! The pace was a bit slower and we could hang out and enjoy one another's company. In addition to that, the cousins were going to be there too and our kiddos were looking forward to playing together. They have a great time together, especially swinging from Grandpa's tree out back. They got to have a big cousin slumber party in the living room, but as soon as they woke up, they were outside playing. :)

On Saturday morning, just after a delicious waffle breakfast, my mom organized an egg hunt for everyone (including prizes for the adults!). The kids ran all around trying to find the eggs that my dad, Ken, Cyle, and Coby had hidden. It was fun to see the kids checking out their haul at the end.

We had to decorate (minimally, thank goodness) for the reception, so the girls headed into town while to boys took the all the kids out to the wildlife refuge to see if they could see any baby buffalo. Then, of course, to Medicine Creek where it seemed everyone got a bit wet at the swimming hole. :) When we all gathered again at the house it was great hanging out together and taking, while watching the Masters. Before we knew it, it was time to get ready for the reception and then some family pictures.

My cousin Joni and her boys who drove up from Texas to party with us!

The Lawton Country Club was a nice setting. The food was delicious and there was a wonderful turn-out to support Cyle and Athena. The atmosphere was enhanced by Ken playing beautiful background music and during the program I got to sing "Someone to Watch Over Me" and "At Last". I think that everyone's favorite part was hearing Cyle and Athena's story of how they met and fell in love. Here are a few shots from the reception...

One of my favorite parts of the weekend was going for drives in Cyle's souped up BMW. Cyle showed us what his car could do and then he gave Ken and I a chance to drive. THAT WAS A BLAST! Let's just say that there was some squealing tires, and revving RPM's. I could get used to drving a car like that. But I am sure it would quickly ruin my record of never having a speeding ticket.

The weekend went way too fast (kind of like me driving Cyle's Beemer) and being together was THE BEST!

1 comment:

Jen said...

I think it's so cool that you have a lounge pianist in the family. How fun for a great big cousin get together!