Friday, May 15, 2009

Tulsa Update

Well dears, we have been in our new semi-permanent home for three weeks now (amanda, the title to this entry is for you. tulsa. we live in tulsa).
All of us (Mark, Grant and I) have been really busy since we've been here. Although they have been hard at work getting their business started and I have been pounding the pavement looking for a job, we have still found time to do some fun stuff out here in the Midwest.

1) Grant, Mark, and I drove up to Kansas City to see The Killers with Grant's brother Barry and some of they guys that are selling up there. It was one of the best shows I've ever been to! It was at an outside venue and the weather was perfect. Their whole show was amazing, and picking my favorite of their songs that they performed is impossible, but this one was so great!

(The top picture is of The Killers, and the bottom one is of Grant and I at The Killers)

2) Grant and I ate at The Bourbon Street Cafe in downtown Tulsa (turns out Tulsa is AWESOME) where a live jazz band serenaded us with "I've Just Seen a Face" by The Beatles (not a very bluesy song, but I loved it!) while we ate the cheapest thing on the menu. Burgers. They were still nine dollars each, but heeeeey it was worth it.

3) Grant and I saw the sounds last night at a little tiny cafe called the Marquee in downtown Tulsa. It was way fun, and we were so close to the stage. We even saw a fight break out. Right next to us. Crazy. Their best song is definitely Painted By Numbers. And true to this video Maja Ivarsson was insane. Kicking and punching and flaring her nostrils.

Also, one more picture for the road. Here's the Midwest Pest boys on their first day!
The middle guy is their technician Dallas. He was one of Mark's high school buddies, and we're working on getting him baptized!

p.s. I know we don't have kids to blog about or post picture of yet, but I hope you guys still like it :)

We're just jealous.

Mike, I thought you might enjoy this one too.
and really... we're just jealous that we don't have the brains (or determination) to pursue our education further.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Don't make fun of grad students...

Confirmation of my deepest fear.

I feel so exploited. And slightly less idealistic.

Saturday, May 9, 2009


I miss you guys! Will plant flowers for mom all alone! How sad. Poor emily right? It will be a strange day without you girls... For the first time all of you are gone. Any ideas or hints for a rookie like me? We'll miss you like crazy but I know you'll have a wonderful day.