Instagram Again:

1.) Me and Holly. 2.)OKC science museum 3.) Blacklight! 4.) How cute is my friend’s baby? 5.) Breakfast 5.)Picture someone else took of me!

Off to Dallas for the weekend! So excited! Everyone have a safe and fun weekend.

Red Dirt Proud

Here is a video I found about Oklahoma City.

I help bring faculty members from all over the country (sometimes even world) into my work and I have to talk up Oklahoma all the time. This video explains why this is such a great city!!

I already know it’s great but sometimes people get ideas in their head like…

Do we live in tepees? — No. We have regular houses just like everyone else.

Do we all ride horses everywhere? – No. We have things called automobiles? Have you heard of them?

Do we have a ton of deadly tornadoes every time it storms? – No. We are NOT the only place that has tornado’s people…

There is nothing fun to do here.- You have to look! There are fun things all over the state.

We are all just a bunch of Republican hillbillies. – Yes, we are more red state but it’s ok… it’s not bad. As for the hillbillies – name any state and tell me they don’t have the people they aren’t proud of.

I really have been asked or told most of these things by people… it’s kind of crazy. This actually reminds me of the time when I first met my childhood friend who had moved here from Alaska… I asked her if she had lived in an Igloo. Haha. Maybe we all just need to travel a little more!


On a Lighter Note –

Today is supposed to be a perfect weather day. Nice temperatures, light wind, low humidity, sunny and great!!

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If you live around this area, I suggest you soak it in today. I know I will..

Have a great day!


Instagram update:

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I am just now getting back from a four-day weekend! It was a lot of fun!! 🙂

In Remembrance:

I was in my 4th grade on April 19th 1995 at 9:02 AM. I believe we working on an art project. I remember my teacher (student teacher to be exact) crying. At the time I didn’t know what was happening. Later, at home and with the days that followed I slowly began to “somewhat” understand. As much as my 8-year-old brain could process, that something bad had happened.

It was the Oklahoma City  Bombing in downtown Oklahoma City. A turning point in our state’s history. The biggest terrorist attack on American soil until 9/11.

As a community – as state – as a nation even, we pulled together and we overcame. To this day we are still overcoming but I believe we are stronger than we once were.

We come here to remember those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever. May all who leave here know the impact of violence. May this memorial offer comfort, strength, peace, hope and serenity.® via

We will never forget.  Visit the official website here. Take a minute today to honor those who were killed, injured, and those who risked their own lives to help others 17 years ago today.