Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Back in October we traveled to the great state of OOOOKLAHOMA! (I just sang that in my head) Sam was in the band at the University of Oklahoma and he and his bandmates decided they would participate in the Homecoming Alumni Band on the 2's and the 7's; so seeing as it is 2012 we made our way to Norman for an OU football game...and more importantly to visit Sam's brother John, his wife Alice, and their family! 

We woke up at 3:15 a.m. Friday morning and made it to Oklahoma City by 11:00 a.m.

We had a layover at DFW on our way to Oklahoma City. It was the first time Sam had seen flat, treeless land since we moved. He forgot how nice it was to not be surrounded by trees. 

We got to meet our new niece Lilia! And yes, Sam is a very skilled baby holder.

She is so cute! 

 Our first day there, we went to downtown Oklahoma City and walked around. I love Oklahoma City! If we don't move back to Texas, I wouldn't complain about moving there. 

Exploring the space

 The band was such a big part of Sam's life in college so it was really cool to watch him do something I had heard so much about. 
Game day was long and hot (I can say 85 degrees is hot now since I no longer live in Texas).
It started with alumni band practice...

Fortunately, I got to hangout with our other very fun and adorable niece, Marjorie!

I love going to OU games! They are so much better different from Baylor games. The stadium is completely full for EVERY game and there is so much pomp and circumstance, also known as tradition, before each game. OU games also remind me of the beginning of our relationship. Sam took me to an OU game when we first started hanging out, I wouldn't even say we were dating at that point. 
Flashback to that game back in 2010...

 Sam and his euphonium!

 On Sunday we headed home and we made it back to our apartment at 3:00 a.m. Monday morning. 
It was a fast but great trip seeing family and football!