Sunday, January 7, 2018

Oklahoma City Memorial

Hey all! Happy New Year!!! Long time no check in.... we have been in Chicago for 3 weeks visiting friends and family. Our Christmas and New Years were wonderful- busy but so great to be with friends and family. 

Today we found ourselves driving through Oklahoma City as we head back to Texas. It’s rainy and gloomy and feels like perfect weather to visit the Oklahoma City Memorial. I’m reminded of the question my kids have asked in the past.... “Mom, why is it always rainy and dark at funerals?” Clearly this has come from the consistent media depictions, but in the moment at the memorial it fits well. 

We were all a bit testy as we walked through the memorial. It’s absolutely beautiful and really well done. 168 people lost their lives almost 23 years ago in this spot- I remember watching it on the news while in college. Senseless. Tragic. So so sad. I felt all that over 2 decades ago, but today, walking on that sacred ground, it felt much more real. 

Here are a few pictures...




























Living with less and loving more- 
Kelley

Monday, December 4, 2017

Tombstone

Greetings from the middle of nowhere Texas.... we are headed to stay outside San Antonio. When we were in AZ we spent a day in the town of Tombstone. I knew nothing about the history before we came, it was cool to learn about! Truly the Wild West :) We all really enjoyed it and had fun hanging out there....





Horse shoe tracks....


Super cool music man...





Waiting to watch the Gun Show :)




Learned a lot about the history of the town... both about the Apaches and also the whites that came in to get rich on silver. This was particularily sad:



Max didn’t love the museums...





A little town video:

I recommend a stop by if you’re ever in the area! 

Living with less and loving more-
K

Benson AZ

Hey all!!! We spent a couple of weeks (and Thanksgiving) in Benson, AZ. I have to be honest, not my most favorite stop. We did go into Tuscon a few times, that was fun, but I realize I’m not really a desert person :) 

I did enjoy the view of the little path by the RV park.... (I walked it entirely at my own risk)... 



























All of the signs and view above were from the trail and Campground. 

Living with less and loving more- 
K

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Southern California

We spent a short week in So Cal and really enjoyed ourselves!!!

We started in Santa Monica...







With this guy... :) This is Mike... he's a dear friend and Annie's Godfather.







We went up to the planetarium for some awesome views...








And then ended with an awesome dinner!!!



Max was a little tired-




And they all passed out on the ride home :)



We went to the library I used to go to with my mom.











And spent some time on the beach that Oscar and I were engaged on :)







Oscar's re enactment was not quite the same. 





So Cal we will miss you! Hope to return soon! 

Living with less and loving more-
K

Oklahoma City Memorial

Hey all! Happy New Year!!! Long time no check in.... we have been in Chicago for 3 weeks visiting friends and family. Our Christmas and New ...