Monday, July 23, 2012

Oklahoma OK

Now that I have you singing let me tell you about where we've been the past 4 days.

Actually we were at the daughter and son-in-laws house in Edmond, Oklahoma. It was the first time we had seen them in person since the announcement of their pregnancy.

We arrived Friday evening just as they both were coming in from work. Rusty, with instructions from Sarah, had made dinner in the crock pot.  I quickly cleaned some fresh corn that we brought from Missouri. Sarah put some corn muffins in the oven and we were eating shortly after arriving. 

Saturday morning Sarah, her Dad, and I went to the Farmer's market in downtown Edmond. 

 There was a lot of organic foods.  

We picked up this yellow Israeli melon. It's a cross between a cantaloupe and a honey dew. It was very tasty.  

 It was the biggest farmer's market I had ever seen. Such a selection of beautiful produce.

There were even orchids to purchase.  They made me think of our late friend Ed, who had some beautiful ones. 

Grandpa considered this chair for little miss Lizzie, but I doubt it would ever get used, at least not at Grandma and Grandpa's house.

One the way home we stopped at WOW donut shop. One of everything please!

Back at home Sarah made some breakfast sausages to go with our donuts. After breakfast Sarah and I went to Hobby Lobby for skirt fabric. She picked out 2 fabrics for skirts and one fabric for belly bands. (Something they didn't have in my pregnancy days).

Sarah turned her dining room into my sewing room. My machine sewed the skirt fabric like a dream. I guess that hospital visit last week was just what it needed.

Skirt #1 . . . size 6 to be exact!

Skirt #2, after we went shopping for a new top to match. The skirts both have pockets too! Not bad with a $2.45 pattern, considering the first pattern we looked at was $15.

Saturday night after our dinner at a Mexican restaurant, we drove through two parking lots to find a new Whole Foods Market. We had never been in one. Cousin Rita told me about them from when she lived in Austin, Texas. It was pretty much out of our price range but what a fun time we had looking. I so wanted to take pictures inside but I knew that would really make me look like a redneck. There were cheese bars, dessert bars, pizza bars, fresh fish bars, olive bars,and the list goes on and on.  No need to look for everyday brands like Wonder bread or Lays potato chips, they weren't there. It's all organic. A clue of the expensive cars in the parking lot pretty much told us what we were in for. So were the Tom's shoes hanging on a peg rack for $55 a pair. 

Sunday was an R and R day.  Sarah and I went for a pedicure and did a little grocery shopping. We had a great dinner of meatloaf, fresh garden fried potatoes from Missouri, more corn on the cob, Paula Dean's okra and tomatoes, and peach "deer camp" cobbler (as Sarah calls it).

We headed to the back yard for a little Redneck golf. Lets just say Missouri beat Oklahoma!

We even wore Josie the  dog out.

Thanks Rusty and Sarah. It was a great 4 days, minus the car ride out and back. LOL.  Love you guys and baby-to-be too!


Karen said...

Great time spent with family, that's what it's all about! Love those skirts, how adorable and easy to wear...and congrats to the parents to be.

Annie said...

Sounds like a great weekend!

I love going to the farmer's markets! Have you been to the one here in KC. It's big, with similar stalls to those in your picture.

There are two Whole Foods markets here. I go to one or the other once in a while for some very specific items. I can't/won't buy much there, though.

Stephanie84 said...

skirts are the new jeans as my girls say

Doreen said...

So glad you experienced such a welcome 'recovery' and were able to 'whip' up such darling skirts! More and more I hear of the trend returning! Purchasing garments can be so time consuming (although maybe not high $$) and still not exactly the desired outcome. With sewing, there are so many choices! Such a lovely time you had! Thanks for sharing!

Deanna said...

That looks like one fun trip. The skirts are very flattering. I'm glad you got the ol' gal out of the hospital in time for the trip!

Zoey said...

Wow, Patti, you just pop in, whip up two skirts, and still have time to play outdoor games and cook! Amazing!

The skirts are so cute on your petite daughter.

GerryART said...

sounds as though it was a VERY BUSY four days, gal

what fun you had


Lise said...

Being Sarah's mom, I am sure there was nothing better than better than being there with her, making her maternity clothes, and giving her all of you! I know how hard it is not to live close...I am so glad you had such a great time!

Kevin and Ruth said...

Looks like you are having a great time with your daughter and family. The skirts look great on her. Our daughter also had those belly bands and loved them.

I thought the Whole Foods Market wasn't too badly priced for gluten free stuff. I picked up a few things there once or twice. They certainly have a good selection of things. I do find the prices at those farmer's market to be very expensive though, imo.

Kevin and Ruth

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.