Friday, October 30, 2009

The Kellers Take Manhatten

Central Park

Brooklyn Bridge


Grimaldis Pizza, Brooklyn

Central Park

Central Park

Riding the subway.

New York Stock Exchange

Battery Park


Empire State Building

Times Square

Washington Square Park
Greenwich Village

Little Italy Bakery

She can't decide.

Lunch at Paesanos on Mulberry Street
in Little Italy

The first part of October we ventured to NYC for a three and a
half day weekend. Cathy and I have been to Manhatten many times,
but this was Emma's first trip to the Big Apple. Other than a long,
re-routed flight there, 2am arrival, and some lost luggage, we had
a great time. Cathy saw the show "Jersey Boys" and I saw
"Bye, Bye, Birdie". We went all over Manhatten and even visited
Brooklyn Heights across the East River. Emma enjoyed the Central
Park Zoo and we all enjoyed the great food!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sophie & Emma: Finally Got Our Girls Together

This past weekend we were thrilled to finally get to meet Hank, Tricia, and Sophie Belz in person! Emma and Sophie lived together for about six months at the orphanage in Binh Duong Vietnam. The Belz's live in St. Louis, MO, but Tricia is from Sand Springs, OK and an OSU alum. They drove down and we attended the Oklahoma State University homecoming activities and went to the OSU - MIssouri homecoming football game. They stayed with us at our house in OKC Friday night and the girls got a chance to catch up with each other and play together. We all had a great time together and look forward to getting together often. Thanks Hank and Tricia for a fun weekend!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Abby and Kelly

We are very happy to announce that on September 26 our daughter Abby married Mr. Kelly Williams. The outdoor ceremony was held at Kelly's brother's house with both families attending. Abby was absolutley beautiful and we couldn't be happier about having Kelly as a member of our family! We are so proud of Abby for all the great things she has done the past year. Graduating from college, starting grad school, running and expanding much of our family pool business, getting her first teaching job, and marrying the love of her life and best friend! Congrats to Abby and Kelly! We love you guys!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Great State Fair Of Oklahoma!

There are two kinds of people in Oklahoma. Those that think the state fair is redneck and trashy, and those that love the state fair. Sorry, but we are in the category of those that LOVE the State Fair of Oklahoma! Our visits to the fair with Emma Reese this year completed the circle of all the regular things we do in a calendar year. Last year we went to the state fair two days before we left for Vietnam. I looked forward to taking her there all year. She absolutely loved it! The corndogs, the midway, the livestock, the space needle, the craft displays, the vendor booths that sell everything from chair massages, to sewing machines, the petting zoo, the children's farm display, and especially the food! We had a blast!