Like Reese Witherspoon? No...I like her though! Like the candy? No...although one of my favs and deliciously sweet! Reese Caroline Sanders DID turn out to be beautiful like Reese Witherspoon, one of "my favs", and a real sweetie!
We met at 12 o'clock for lunch last Sunday to celebrate my nephew Jackson's 12th birthday. He made me an Aunt, "Aunt KK" as a matter of fact, on September 3rd, 1999. I thought he was the cutest thing I'd ever laid eyes on and 12 years later his cuteness hasn't worn off.
Here we are together all those years ago.
Special memories for me.
On Sunday he happily reenacted the whole cuddling event.
Ok, so it might have been a little forced on his part, but I was able to get the shot nonetheless.
We ate at a place calledPopslocated on Route 66. It has a selection of over 500 hundred soda pops. The food is good, too.
Reese was there celebrating as well. She tried some mashed potatoes, bread, and a french fry. She thought she had hit the jackpot. Yum! Yum!
She enjoyed getting loved on by her Papa Bear
and Nana Charlotte.
The weather was just perfect with a nice breeze.
Cousin Karson helped feed Reese a bottle.
She is always very attentive to Reese's needs.
It was great to come together and celebrate such a special person.
The start of September means it's time to start gearing up for the Oklahoma State Fair. The State Fair marks the beginning of my holiday season. If you don't know much about me--know this--I LOVE HOLIDAYS! My favorite is Christmas, followed by Halloween, Thanksgiving, and The State Fair. Yes, The State Fair is an official holiday as far as I am concerned.
My love of the State Fair started with this man.
He's my mom's dad. My Grandpa Jack Pappas. I am unsure of whether he liked attending the State Fair, however, I know he enjoyed watching Rodgers and Hammerstein's movie State Fair. Sometimes when I would stay overnight with him and my Grandma he would ask, "State Fair?" He was a man of few words, but I knew this meant he wanted to watch State Fair and wanted me to watch it with him. I must admit musicals are "just not my thing," but this musical is worth watching and I still do every year when The State Fair rolls around.
I wish you were here to watch it with me Papa Jack.
My dad, whose a firefighter for Oklahoma City, called the other day and wanted to know whether I wanted discounted tickets to this year's State Fair. The fire department sells them early and for only 5 dollars versus 9 at the gate. Ummm...What do you think?
I only bought 4 tickets thinking Joe's limit on taking me would probably be twice and since Reese gets in free we are all set! I can hardly wait. Neither. Can. Joe.
I wish I was pregnant, like last year, that way I could eat whatever I wanted and not care about the consequences.
Corn dog anyone?
Roasted corn on the cob with a jug of old fashioned root beer?
Yea, last year's fair experience is going to be tough to beat.
Who am I kidding? I may not be 5 months pregnant this year, but I plan on eating corn dogs, roasted corn, cinnamon rolls and whatever else I can get down, because it only happens once a year and that's just the kinda girl I am.
SIDE NOTE: The shirt I am wearing belongs to my sister-in-law, Kerry, who wanted one of us to wear it to the State Fair. It's a picture of her brother and his wife. They try to wear it all around the world and get photos of different people wearing it. Don't worry, I hardly got any weird looks. I fit right in with the "other people" there. If you've ever been to a State Fair you know it equals GREAT people watching.
I'll leave you with two things:
(1) The link to the Oklahoma State Fair website.
I know after reading this you will be urged to attend.