Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Happy 93rd Birthday, Grandad!!

Grandad has lived through world wars, the Dust Bowl, the Great Depression, and his mother's cooking (food fried with lard and burned to a crisp). Here he is - 93 years old and can still blow out candles!! Happy Birthday, Grandad!!

The Moon and Jupiter - 092909

Look closely in the lower right portion of the picture. The tiny white dot is Jupiter. The moon and Jupiter were very close this evening. Jim enjoys this sort of thing. Please humor him.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Clare Eats Her Way Through Her First State Fair Of Oklahoma

We took Clare to her first "Great State Fair Of Oklahoma" yesterday. She loved it! She started with corn on the cob, then nachos and Indian tacos, then dippin' dots. We rode the OG&E space needle, then started eating. We checked out many of the exhibits and watched people. The weather was beautiful and we had a great time.

Here are Clare and Brycie at the entrance.

OG&E space needle.

Mom and Clare - 'nuf said.

The corn lady dipping the corn into the butter.

Mmmm mmmm good.

First bite.

Pretty corny, huh?

Brycie loves corn on the cob.

Last bite.


More nachos and Indian taco.

Looking for more food.

Dippin' dots.

More dippin' dots.

We'll be back.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

At long last -- "Esquire"

That glorious day finally arrived. Brycie is now an attorney. She was sworn in by the Chief Justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court at the State Capitol this morning. What an accomplishment!!! Yay, Brycie. We are so proud of you!

Here is Brycie with Jon Parsley, President of the Oklahoma Bar Association. Brycie and Jon grew up together in Guymon, Oklahoma.

The House of Representatives Chamber at the Oklahoma State Capitol where the 2009 OCU Law School graduates attended their swearing in ceremony.

Here are Brycie and Abby Payne Cash. Abby is the daughter of Guy and Jan Payne, of Beaver, Oklahoma, where Brycie and Jim lived before moving to Oklahoma City.

Here is my sweet Brycie waiting for the ceremony to begin.

Jon Parsley, President of the Oklahoma Bar Association, giving his opening remarks to the new lawyers.

One more photo of Brycie and her dear friend, Julia-From-School.

Brycie and our good friend, Vicki.

Brycie and good friend, Allesan.

Brycie, Allesan and Justice Watt, of the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

Brycie and good friend, Kate.

Friday, September 4, 2009

1st Violin Lesson

We have decided that we want Clare to try many different activities so that she can discover what she is interested in. (And Jim always envisioned that his precious Chinese daughter would play the violin.) Ms. Krug comes to Clare's school to give private violin lessons. She is wonderful! She is so patient! We hope Clare will enjoy learning to play the violin!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

1st Visit to the Eye Doctor

Clare went to see the eye doctor today. He said that she has 20/20 vision. Yay!! She even got to wear these cool sunglasses because he dilated her eyes.