"Be yourself.... everyone else is already taken."

Monday, November 30, 2009

# 1 On My Santa's Wish List....

We are lucky to have a Saks Fifth Ave in Fashionable Utica Square that sells hats made by famed milliner, Eric Javets!!!!
I absolutely love this winter hat and I'm hoping Santa will not forget that I have been very good this year?

P.S. The exclusive Miss Jackson's in Fashionable Utica Square also sell hats by Eric Javets!!!!!


Not long after we moved here, a PF Changs opened up in Fashionable Utica Square .... Grandma Taylor especially loved to gather all the family here for a good time! Beau reconnected with a friend from California @ PF Changs (Kim) who later became his wife and the mother of our darling grand daughter, Dillan! We still love to gather the "family" at PF Changs!
Beau had to work & cousin Max had already headed back to the University Of Arkansas... but the rest of us had a festive feast!

We took a few serious photos but I like this "fun" one the best!
Kim is standing behind Stephen who is holding baby Dillan who is sitting next to his brother Pete & sister in law Kathie who is sitting in front of Morgan and her fiance Jarret who is standing next to our crazy fun Megan who is next to me.....

Where's your NOSE? Abuelo knows, Dillan knows & Uncle Pete knows!

Stephen and I couldn't have been happier.... to be with Megan and the rest of the family!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Look Who Just Discovered "Photo Booth" On My Mac!

I love when I hang out with Megan....she always will show me the latest and coolest, even if it's been sitting in my MAC computer for months on end! We also did some ichatting on the computer.....so cool! Give APPLE stock this holiday.....a gift that just keeps giving back!







Black Friday......Who Cares?

We all met up with Aunt Kathie @ Starbucks to discuss Cousin Morgan's upcoming wedding plans! Then Megan headed over to the exclusive Miss Jackson's for some highlights in the beauty salon!

Meg kinda looks like a Christmas tree?

The Nutcracker Suite!

I'm so happy that Megan is here with us!

It's Official.....Lights On @ Fashionable Utica Square!

Kim & Dillan were delighted, the crowd was boisterous & festive!

We all strolled up for the flip of the switch......100,000 lights came on! The holiday season has begun!!! Abuelo ordered an Elmo Live for Dillan! (Don't tell!!) Ho Ho Ho!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Scottish Terrier "Sadie" Wins National Dog Show Today!

This is Walter, Megan & Tim's scotty dog!

This is Petuka, our scotty dog!

This is Sadie, the Best Of Show scotty that won today!

Best Of All Breeds!
On Thanksgiving, it is important to remember our smaller friends as well. They add something to our lives each and every day, and some even say that pet owners add years onto their lives just by having a pet. We don't own them. They most definitely own us.

A Serious Man

Guess who's going to the movie show this Thanksgiving afternoon?

Tim's Feeding The Homeless Today!

Tim is an amazing person ... he couldn't go home to Minnesota or come to Tulsa with Megan this Thanksgiving ... giving of one's self is the greatest gift of all!

By volunteering, you are part of the solution for homelessness and urban poverty. Be a part of something bigger than yourself – join us at the Los Angeles Mission and help bring hope and opportunity to destitute men, women and children of Los Angeles’ Skid Row community.
We value your gifts… talents… commitment… service… time. They are truly priceless.
Our hats are off to you Tim!

Have A Heavenly Thanksgiving Day!

We spent an afternoon @ the park with Dillan on her birthday!

Family, friends, turkey & pie....so much to give "Thanks" for today!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Sooooooooo Cool & Comfy!

Petuka's favorite perch is new and fresh & looks so good!

This really great designed fabric is stuffed with down feathers .....what a great chair to sit and read my Kindle 2!
We love it!

Today, November 25th Is Dillan's Birthday! Yeah!

One year ago today a little angel came into our family!

Happy the child that has for a friend two old, sympathetic, encouraging minds, who are eager to develop, slow to rebuke or discourage....(Abuelo & Grandma Tay Tay)! We are in HEAVEN every time you come over Dillan! We'll be celebrating your birthday all day long!!!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Guess Who's Coming For Thanksgiving Dinner?

Our sweet dearest daughter, Megan Meredith Taylor is coming for a long and fun filled weekend! Yeah!

Thank you Handsome Tim Root!!!!!

Dillan's Birthday Party Cookies.......

So Yummy!!!!!
I had Dillan's picture put on all of her birthday cookies! Most bakeries can do this.... they put the image on sheets of frosting! You can do cakes too! Always a hit at any party or event!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Grandma Tay Tay's Soup Was A Big Hit!!!!!

Abuelo & I served a giant pot of chicken tortilla soup to the guests @ Dillan's birthday party!! After slaving over a pot of soup all day, it's always such a compliment when the outcome is much appreciated! I didn't charge 5 cents but at least 10 soup lovers begged for the recipe!!!

3 16 oz cans of chicken broth
3 cups of chopped chicken (raw)
1 cup of chopped onion
celery salt
15 oz can of black or pinto beans
1/2 cup of uncooked rice
1 can of mexicorn
1 can of diced tomatoes or Rotel
1 can of diced green chilies
1 small can of diced black olives
couple of cloves of garlic chopped
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 teaspoon of salt
16 oz package of Velveeta
diced avocado & sliced limes

Combine all ingredients except cheese & Lime & avocado
Simmer on the stove for 45 minutes to an hour
Cube cheese and add to soup....
Once in serving bowls, add avocado... squeeze some lime juice & sprinkle some tortilla chips on top!


Dillan's 1st Birthday Cake!

Dillan is as sweet and yummy as her pink polka dot cake!

Megan & Mia @ The Baby Shower....

Best friend Mia's baby is due on Christmas Eve!

Birthday Balloon Mania!!!!!

Zillions of birthday balloons were everywhere!

Suddenly Dillan noticed....

Balloons are dancing and bouncing off the ceiling.....

They are so pretty and colorful.....

The birthday girl likes balloons! She's off to a good start!

Friday, November 20, 2009

A Year In The Life Of Dillan Grace Taylor.......

The Swinging Rakes Garden Club.....

I belong to a garden club called "The Swinging Rakes"!!!! We meet the 3rd Thursday of every month. We always have a guest speaker....this month we met @ Southwoods Nursery and were schooled on how to make fabulous indoor floral arrangements! We do good things for the community like.... donating benches to Woodward Park....money to various garden projects in the city and we even give money for scholarships to young and up & coming horticulturists!
Mostly we are a group of creative women of nature who enjoy each other!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Dahlia Creations By Megan!

Megan's BF (best friend) is expecting a bundle of joy soon....all of Mia's buddies have been busy getting ready for the baby shower!

Megan has been busy making "dahlia corsages" for Mia's upcoming baby shower this weekend! Mia & Gavin are expecting a sweet little baby girl and have named her Dahlia! Meg will head down to the flower mart in LA to buy oodles of dahlia flowers to fill up some cute fabric vases she has made for the event!
Sooooooooo Exciting!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Everyone Is Getting Ready......

To celebrate a very special 1st Birthday....

Little Dillan Grace!

See Ya on Sunday the 22nd @ 4:00!!!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Famous People From Tulsa.....

Reba grew up not too far from Tulsa! Riding and roping the horses! And singing.....

Garth Brooks lives just outside of Tulsa on a fabulous ranch with Trisha Yearwood!

Carrie Underwook.... a great singer! Really!

This guy lives around the corner in a really beautiful mansion ...Roy Clark! Anyone remember him?

Jeanne Tripplehorn from one of our favorite shows ... Big Love! She's adorable!

Broadway star, movie star & TV star....Kristen Chenoweth! An amazing person with such talent!

Bill Hader ... One of the best SNL players EVER from The private school a few blocks from our humble home! HE IS SO GOOD!

Creativity can be inspired from ANYWHERE in the this country!
Tulsa might be a "Fly Over" city ...but we can cultivate some STARS!