Friday, July 20, 2012

Truck Touch = Long Overdue

So I never blogged about the 5th Annual Sapulpa Truck Touch! How could I forget?! The day turned out quite lovely. A newspaper reporter told me he counted 33 vehicles when he was there. I cannot confirm or deny that statement. Most of the vehicles that committed to attending showed up too!

The rest of this blog will just have pictures from the day....

Mid Continent Concrete and Bison Electric joined us this year! 
Waste Management was also new! OG&E and Conway Freight joined us again. :)

We had a blood drive with Oklahoma Blood Institute and gave away lots of little freebies to places like, Panera Bread, PeachWave, Sahoma Lanes bowling, McDonalds, Chick-fil-A and more!

Friends from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol came out in full force! We had 6 Beat the Heat race cars along with a cruiser and two boats!

Bison Electric provided little rides in their cherry picker

Life Flight landed and took off from our event!
 The next few pictures are areal shots taken by our OG&E friends!
In this picture: OHP cars, Tulsa Bomb Squad, Creek County Sheriff, Best Buy's Geek Squad, John Christner Trucking, Bil-Jac dog food, tractors and ATV's, Storey Wrecker

Ark Wrecking brought the Turn Tulsa Pink truck out

Sapulpa Fire Department brought a truck for climbing in and a truck for the fire truck pull

John Christner Trucking is another 5 year participant!
That's me in their 25th Anniversary truck that hauls the Orange County Choppers that were made as a surprise to the owner from his sons for the silver anniversary. See below for picture of the choppers
This year we had a fire truck pull. 20% of the profit was to go to the winning team and the other 80% was given to the Elaine Coffey Memorial Fund. Miss Elaine was a former Liberty student that was killed in a car accident about a month before our Truck Touch. Two of Elaine's brothers still go to our school and her Dad is one of the district's safety officers.
The winning team from the firetruck pull with some of the Coffey family
 The Ark Wrecking truck is part of the Turn Tulsa Pink campaign which is to help bring awareness to breast cancer. The truck they brought out is a 'show truck' that survivors or family members that have lost loved ones to any type of cancer can sign.

 At the end of the day, I got to go up in the bucket.
That would be me up there! :)

The next pictures are of John Christner's 25th Anniversary Choppers that were made by Orange County Choppers. As a surprise to the owner, his sons had these made for the anniversary. The story behind these choppers and the 5th Annual Sapulpa Truck Touch is this: 

Hubby was watching TV one night and happened to see them. I was planning on touching base with my JCT contact the next day so I thought, "It won't hurt to ask about them." I did and she informed me they were out on tour. Bummer. Then a few weeks later, she emailed me saying the truck was going to be here getting maintenance and they would be able to bring them! WOOHOO! A few days later, I got a call from her telling me someone above her had the choppers taken to Myers Duren Harley Davidson for a bike show. Bummer again. 

So needless to say, the choppers didn't get to be at our Truck Touch, so I twisted my Dad's arm and took him to see them after our event was over.

The old school bike

The new school bike
And there you have it folks! The 5th Annual Sapulpa Truck Touch in a nutshell.

Monday, July 16, 2012

39 weeks

Wednesday, July 11 marks 39 weeks!!! You read that right, 39 weeks! Only one more to go until Miss Kinley's due date!!

Babycenter tells us:

Your baby's waiting to greet the world! She continues to build a layer of fat to help control her body temperature after birth, but it's likely she already measures about 20 inches and weighs a bit over 7 pounds, a mini watermelon. (Boys tend to be slightly heavier than girls.) The outer layers of her skin are sloughing off as new skin forms underneath.

We have been going to the doctor each week now. When we went on Tuesday (7/10), we were dilated to a 1, which is a Cheerio. That is better than the week before when he said, "You're going to be pregnant for a while longer." But I was hoping for a little more. When we left the appointment this time, he said, "I will see you back in a week... either in the office or at the hospital." So, if we don't make it to the hospital by Tuesday, July 17 then we will meet again in his office. At that appointment, we will talk about choosing a date to make some action happen if she doesn't move out of her amniotic bubble on her own.

I have always admired nice pictures but just did the best with the camera I had, which was free when I took a summer class 3 years ago. Since Tobie will have someone to model with we got in the market for a nicer camera. We did lots of research... well, maybe not. We read a couple things online, took a poll of our friends with nicer cameras and trusted the guy's opinion at Best Buy (he told us he did 6 months to a years worth of research) and bought a new camera.

This is one of the first pictures I took with the camera...

 After our appointment on Tuesday, Tobie came out to the front yard before Preston head off to work again. While she was sniffing around, I saw a weed or two that needed to pulled. I pulled one, then another and started to reach for more. That is when I screamed and jumped up!!! There was a turtle in the flower bed! Preston laughed at me, which I am sure it was funny seeing a full term pregnant lady jump up and run off. Of course, I ran for the camera. :) Here is one of the pictures of Franklin.

It was really hot out so I thought he might like a pan of water. He was as big as the pie pan! Apparently, he didn't really care for it. I went inside hoping he would crawl out more so I could snap more pictures of him but he didn't. Then I ran a couple errands. I was gone about 45 minutes and when I came home he was gone! What a fast little booger. He made for a good model for a little bit. We haven't seen Franklin since then. 

Wednesday afternoon, brother and Claire came to town. They stayed with us for a few days and then headed to Enid to spend time with the rest of the family until Kinley makes her debut. Thursday morning, we relaxed around the house and had some coloring time. Before it got too hot, there was a little playing in the front yard action. 

Tobie was looking for Franklin behind the bushes

Then we headed out to the Oklahoma Aquarium in the afternoon.

Waving hi to the diver


Feeding the turtles

Pressing her penny

'Petting' the shrimp

Feeling the baby starfish
After the Aquarium, we went home for dinner and little play time. Friday, we had to stick around the house waiting on the windshield repair guy. [when we left for the aquarium, we saw that the heat had cracked across the windshield.] We were told they would be at the house between 10-2. He called at 1:45 to tell us he was on his way out. After that was fixed, we went to Walgreens to pick up a picture and then to my school and back home for little painting time, dinner and exercise time.

Claire and Uncle Preston doing a bridge

more exercise

Jumping jacks
"Pencil, X, Pencil, X"

balance beam time!

a jump from ballet

Uncle Preston's jump

Saturday morning, Uncle Preston got in on some painting time before they headed off to Enid.

Look at that laughter!

Their finished product

Claire loves her some Tobie

Our last picture together before Kinley's arrival

The last picture of Brother and Sister before Kinley comes