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

Thursday, December 30, 2010

I loooooove their root beer in the frosty mug! Brownies!

Megan loves to go to Brownie's when in Tulsa! The problem about that is ... they are usually closed during holidays and on Sunday & Monday and most of the time we cannot accommodate her longing for a 1940's greasy cheeseburger!

Here's to you Megan! We have loved having you here to celebrate our family & Christmas! Good call, forget "True Grit" the movie, eating at Brownies was a lot more fun!

How cool is that! They now have a "Food Van" like the cool LA places have! You look so cute in this picture!

Megan & Daddy always take a great picture together :) They are two peas in a pod!

And then the cheeseburger and everyone is happy! When we went with Grandma she would always order Buttermilk as her drink! How crazy cool is that? They have exceptional cole slaw and homemade pies!

Movies, Movies, Movies.....

Oh, we love the movies!

Rated # 4 by The Taylors How Do You Know...

Rated # 1 by The Taylors The King's Speech....

Rated #2 by The Taylors The Black Swan ....

Rated #3 by The Taylors True Grit ....

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed!
We are having so much fun going to the movies during this festive season :)

"It's true wherever you find love, it feels like Christmas".

Just like all year round, this Christmas we tried to "Keep Calm & Carry On" during the holiday crazies! Thanks Megan for the journal!

This is a picture of what made our Holiday season extra special beyond words! Dillan Grace Taylor! You cannot help but love this time of year when you are with a two year old and seeing the magic through her eyes!

Stephen got a calendar that he really liked ... among many other special gifts!

Megan was thrilled to get a new coat from one of her favorite stores, Anthropologie! She had her eye on this amazing jacket! Thanks to Zach & his sister! They made it happen!

Dillan watches her Daddy open a canvas portrait of herself!
I didn't have time to get it framed... that's on my after Christmas to do list!

Megan show's off her new Juicy Couture houndstooth cashmere gloves ... she really needed them while visiting Tulsa! It was COLD!

Doesn't Dillan look precious in her new winter coat?

Beau, Dillan and Kim pose for a traditional Christmas photo in front of our real live Christmas tree!

Megan encouraged Stephen to prepare a seafood broil for Christmas... I think we loved the crab legs the best!

Beau & Megan were sous chefs, helping out their Dad prepare our Christmas dinner!

I was in Christmas heaven not having to cook:)

Cousin Morgan, Megan & Kim living it up @ our favorite "hole in the wall" Mexican restaurant, El Rio Verde!

It's rare to see me with a beer in hand, it's usually a glass of chardonnay! Just the same....Cheers & Happy New Year!

Meet Chickie Baby Taylor!

On Christmas eve while I was baking "sour cream coffee cakes" for the neighbors ..... Stephen & Megan surprised me with this most adorable female chocolate point kitten! They had told me they were heading to Stillwater OK to pick up Eskimo Joe gifts for his brother's family, but in reality they were wandering around on dirt roads looking for the the siamese cat breeder! By the time they brought her home they had pretty much picked "Chickie Baby" as her name! Explaining to me that she was named after Chick Hearn, the old LA Laker game announcer? It's always been a tradition in the Taylor family to let Stephen name our pets and always the name is associated with a sport! I've always had a siamese cat from the time I was a little girl!

It's been lonely around here the past few months without a pet..... Chickie Baby, you are the best Christmas present EVER and we welcome you to our family!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

These are my good friends Gail & Lynne!

Thanks for the terrific Christmas gifts!

Kelsey (Lynne's oldest daughter) joined us at Stonehorse Cafe in Fashionable Utica Square!

Gail & I have been friends since her daughter Camden & Megan became best friends in 1st grade!

What a lovely time we girls had! We laughed alot, talked seriously about the wild mountain lion that's roaming their neck of the woods! We heard from Lynne about her friends that have an ostrich named Jerry that had just recently escaped? Kelsey leaves the day after Christmas to join her husband Sam at a military base in North Carolina... we are going to miss you Kelsy :( We talked about our grand-babies with pride and joy! We exchanged gifts and had a delicious lunch! After hugging each other and shouting Merry Christmas ....we all dashed off to finish our last minute shopping!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

So Be Good For Goodness Sake!


Beau & Kim & Dillan joined us up in Fashionable Utica Square on a visit to Santa's house! Mrs. Claus took the picture I posted earlier but I was able to get in a few snap shots ... I had to give Santa five bucks for the privilege of using my own camera! I thought that was pretty funny:)

Here's a cule slide show with a fun Christmas song!
All in all she did really well this year... she wasn't shy or afraid, but we had a hard time getting her to smile or stay focused ... until Santa pulled out a cookie that Mrs. Claus had baked especially for Dillan!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Santa Claus And Dillan :) In Fashionable Utica Square!

This is the same Santa house up in the square that Megan and Beau first encountered "Father Christmas" back when they were wee ones! Back then, Santa gave his little visitors ornaments and guess what? We still have them on the tree 30 some odd years later, how sweet is that?


Coming Soon....A Most Spectacular Blog!


Check out Bob on the far right of this photo ...That's Bob!... & we are looking forward to checking out his "new blog" very, very soon!
Especially hearing about his fun antics & stories from past and present :) And....since he is a superb cook, we are looking forward to him posting some great recipes!
Welcome to the blogging world Bob!

Happy 60th Birthday Dear Friend Ellen!

We went to a huge party for Ellen yesterday and had so much fun! Ellen has been my dear girlfriend since 1976 (the year both of our daughters were born) Ellen's sweet daughter Emily & Megan were the same age and that truly bonded our friendship I made a slide show for the occasion and these are two pictures I really liked.... for some of you.... You may remember the "Glamour Girl" years back in the 80's? te he!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Lakers vs Celtics Tickets For Sale January 30th

Lakers vs Celtics 2 GREAT tickets
premium club, private entrance to Staple center
waiter service @ your seat
Sunday January 30th 2011
similar seats are selling for over $1,000 on the internet
We are selling them for $600 each (face value)
These two teams have 32 NBA championships between them!
The Ultimate Christmas present!

Leave a comment and contact info and I'll call you!
SOLD!!!! Sorry folks, these tickets were bought by an ESPECIALLY nice young man!

Lakers vs Knicks 2 GREAT tickets
premium club, private entrance to Staple center
waiter service @ your seat
Sunday January 9th 2011
similar seats are selling for $350 on the internet
We are selling them for $160 each (face value)
The Nicks are the hottest team in the league!
Great Christmas present!

Leave a comment if you are interested & contact info and I'll call you!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Beau Signed w/ Shine Fights To Be The Announcer :)

I Love Christmas!

I sewed these green & red Christmas stockings for our family during the holiday season of 1978 .... it's amazing they have lasted the past 32 years ... but then again they have only been used 32 times!

OLIVIA & Teddy enjoying the Christmas decorations!
Oh and you've gotta love the new LED xmas tree lights!

Great Picture Of Dillan!

I'm having this picture mounted on canvas for a certain someone for Christmas! Dillan is sooooo cute!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Taylors Are Back!!!!

Dillan's ready for Christmas!
We have been fighting colds and all sorts of infections but the "Taylors" are back creating the most exciting Christmas ever!