Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Ringing in the New Year - in Oklahoma!

This past weekend we got to celebrate Christmas #2 with Bobby’s family in Oklahoma. We arrived late Friday night and came back to St Louis Monday afternoon, so it was another quick weekend getaway. The plane tickets may have been $314, but being with family on New Years was priceless. How about that for cheesiness!?! It is true though.
Saturday afternoon we got to eat lunch with Bobby’s aunt, uncle, & two cousins at our favorite Mexican restaurant, Ted’s. Ok, so normally I don’t really get that excited about Mexican food, but even I love that place – they completely lavish you with chips & cheese dip (and salsa, but who cares about that?!) and keep refilling them to your heart’s content. The service is great and the food is better. And to top it all off, we got sopapillas! Yum!! Saturday night we had a big turkey dinner and opened presents. Sunday morning was a wonderful church service at Heritage PCA, followed by family portraits at Walmart. The rest of the day was spent eating, visiting, playing games, and of course watching the ball drop in NYC at 11:00 pm central time – that anticlimactic event I’ve had to deal with for 4 years now.
Monday afternoon we were all dressed in our official Fiesta Bowl t-shirts
but Bobby and I had to fly back to St Louis to watch the game. And that is what we did – until after midnight! I still can’t believe OU lost, but wow, what a game!!


Agkyra said...

Happy New Year to you! What's a sopapilla? A relative of the catapilla?

Katie L said...

Yeah, I can relate to that Central time zone thing. It's just not the same either a) watching the ball drop live at 11 pm, or b) watching a tape-delayed version of it at midnight. I like what Conan O'Brien used to do--he actually did a New Year's celebration for our area when it hit 12 am in our time zone. Maybe St. Louis or Chicago needs to have its own big party that can be televised for those of us not lucky enough to be on the same time as NYC...