And the winner is...

David Reed!! This past weekend David and I headed to Tulsa for an overnight trip. Each year the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters (OAB) host their convention and on the final night they hold their awards banquet. This year it was held at the Renaissance Hotel & Conference Center. (Oh how I love luxery hotels with King-sized beds!!) TV & radio stations throughout OK submit entries for about 25-30 different categories. There are the Metro awards which go to the big stations in OK City and Tulsa and the Non-Metro awards which pretty much comprises of everyone else in the area. Because KXII is positioned where they are (along with the stations in the Wichita Falls/Lawton area), they are eligible to make submissions. And this year David's sportscast won Best Non-Metro Sportscast. This is actually the second year that he's received the award (last time in OK City) and it is really quite an honor.

KXII was also the recipient of the Best Non-Metro Weathercast. That meant that KXII was represented by David, Steve Lenore (the Chief Meteorologist) and Todd Bates (the General Sales Manager). It was fun meeting some of the Who's Who in Oklahoma broadcasting and getting reaquainted with people that we met the last time he won.

David on one of the big screens before he accepted his award
A very proud wife with her winning husband!

The Lenores
Cindy and Todd Bates

The next day we decided to take a tour of Tulsa. WOW! Love this town!! It offers everything from minor league baseball to waterparks to ballet! But... I never did feel like we were in a "BIG CITY". Of course, we had to make a trip to Oral Roberts University to see the big praying hands statue. I remembered visiting the campus when I was a kid, but admittedly don't remember all the 60's architecture. I bet that place was something else in the late 60's/early 70's.

David at the Praying Hands statue.

This building has a flame at the top.

It was a very fun weekend for David & I to spend together. Thanks to Gran & Pap for having the boys over for a sleepover. They had a blast too!


Little Man is 4

Preston turned 4 years old on Saturday, April 11. It was Easter weekend, but we really wanted to take advantage of being able to have his party on his actual birthday. We held the party in the Annex at our church, but the weather was so nice that we took the kids over to The Park area and let them play. Afterwards we headed back for Mickey Mouse cake and the opening of presents. Our big guy was given many wonderful gifts and he's loved each and every one!

Playing at The Park

Preston and the party crew

Birthday Boy, his cake and his Mickey ears

Preston and his sweet friend Hayden

One of his many fabulous gifts!!

Big brother created some great artwork for the party!

Getting ready to release the birthday balloons

And away they fly...


It was a great day

I love birthdays!! And today was that one day of the year when we get to celebrate mine. YEA! The day started out with my sweet boys rushing onto our bed with singing, a sweet card and presents. The presents weren't exactly a surprise but they were just what I wanted. I got four totally cute outfits in sizes that I haven't seen in quite some time. We went shopping yesterday and it sure was fun!

On the way to having some birthday fun with Mom

Next we went to Sunday School and heard another fabulous lesson from our awsome teacher Randy Taylor. As we prepare for the upcoming Easter weekend, I am reminded of the amazing grace of our heavenly Father. What a wonderful time of year!!

After SS, we headed to the metroplex for my birthday activity. We made a quick (and yummy!) stop at Jason's Deli in Allen and then headed on to the Big D for the main event.

Ice cream after lunch at Jason's Deli

Several weeks ago when watching a Mavs game on tv, we heard that they were going to be at home playing the Phoenix Suns (and more specifically Shaq & Nash) on my b-day. I mentioned that that would be a great way to spend the day and my sweet husband really came through!! Wow, was it a fun game to attend--full of records and amazing plays for our NBA team of choice. First of all, Dallas scored 81 points in the first half including a stunning shot at the half-time buzzer by Josh Howard. What made it so stunning was that he was 3/4 down the court from the basket! Also during the game, Jason Kidd passed Magic Johnson on the list of all-time career assists, making him third. When they announced this over the PA, the place went wild. It was a fun atmosphere to be a part of. The Mavs ended up winning the game 140-116 and are only one game away from clinching their spot in the playoffs.

Shaq during introductions

David & Little P at the game

Mom & Big P

Nash with the ball

The family with our man Dirk

Celebrating after the big win!!

All that cheering sure made us hungry, so we headed back to Allen for dinner at the Cheesecake Factory. David and the boys feasted on yummy pizzas and I enjoyed fresh fish tacos!!!

Cheesecake Factory Fun

Cheesecake Factory silliness

One Happy 36 year old!

And yes this is a pic of my birthday dessert. Sadly, I was way too full for cheesecake, but REALLY enjoyed the sundae. It was a fantastic day!!

Next week we celebrate Little P. Have I mentioned that I LOVE BIRTHDAYS?!?!?


And the award goes to...

This morning was the Mustang Awards Celebration at Wakefield Elementary. It's always a really fun atmosphere with the high school band playing, Mrs. Daniels (a crazy, fun K-teacher) dancing and awards such as the Mighty Mustang, Mustang Citizen, Mustang Math, etc given.

Part of the SHS Band

School Mascot

The past two years Peyton has won the Mustang Reader award and we've been SO, SO proud of him. We wondered what he would win this year and were equally as proud when his name was called as the Mustang Writer for his class!! How awesome is that!?!

Proud Dad with his Mustang Writer Award Winner

Mom and the big winner!!

Mrs. Carelock's 2nd Grade Class-What a crew!!


Yea!! It's APRIL

Our lives have been such a whirlwind here lately. I feel like I'm just sort of going through the motions. David is on Day 10 of a 12-day work "week" so I really shouldn't complain. I could have to be working his schedule! But that's what happens when you're down to a 2-man sports department and one of you needs/takes a vacation.

Peyton has lost another tooth and is causing the tooth fairy to go broke, I'm sure! For the last 3-4 days it has been his sole mission to get that very loose front right tooth out of there, but the funny thing is that when it comes to collecting his dough the next morning, he's already forgotten about it!! Apparently he made multiple trips to the nurse's office before his teacher decided to don the latex gloves and yank it out of there herself!

In other Peyton news we've finally got our first baseball game starting next week. It seems like we've been practicing for months without any games. We were supposed to play in a local tourney this past weekend, but the weather wasn't cooperative. Instead we'll start the regular season against the Yard Dawgs (seriously...that's the other team's name!) on Tuesday night. Go RED STORM!!

The world according to Preston continues to be entertaining. All of a sudden he has become quite the story teller and much to his dad's chagrin, he tells a story like his momma...not leaving out even the most minute detail. He's quite animated when he's repeating what someone else has said too. The kid is something else!

And for those of you that don't know me well, the birthday countdown is officially on. It's fours and counting. I LOVE BIRTHDAYS!!! I've always said that presents don't matter to me so much, but the recognition of the glorious day that I was born sure does. I have a very sweet husband who always does a great job of fulfilling the needs of my inner-queen and always makes my special day...special. This year the 5th falls on a Sunday so all my friends at church will have to deal with me too. But yea, it's First Sunday which means that someone will be responsible for bringing goodies to Sunday School...maybe there will be a candle in one of the donuts. :)