Saturday, June 6, 2009

The Picture Version of Awesome

So, I held a contest that not ONE person entered. I'll try not to be too sad about that. Good news is, I don't have to get a prize to give away.

Anyway, I had a really incredible day, 13 straight hours to be exact, with my husband. He is pretty awesome. :) And creative.

If you want to go back and forth with the clues, they are all listed here.

I had to find the packet first. It was hidden in a cereal box. That one might have been the hardest one all day. :) 1 star

Here is the first stop: Sal's Daylight Donuts. Where he had already ordered, and it was waiting for our arrival. :) My favorite. Small mild sausage wraps...mmmmm 2 stars
Next stop: downtown Farmers Market at Frank Phillips and Keeler. I didn't know automatically where this was, but I am good guesser and eventually found it. It took me forever to find the star. But I did. 3 stars
Next was to Price Tower. Although the star was hidden in the 66. see below. 4stars
The exhibit was World's Fairs. It was pretty neat. Not my favorite exhibit of all time or anything, but still cool and I learned new stuff! ;) This was a cool thing we saw that we might try to do at some point for the youth group. You could do SO much with it. It's a nutshell (obviously) filled with major inventions for that particular World a nutshell :) (sorry if we weren't suppose to take pictures :))
Then we had fun shooting shots of us in the 66~ :) Yes I know we did it backwards. But that is where the car was and we could set up the camera on it.
I felt like a happy little kid. I know I looked like one.
Next stop: Jo Allen Lowe Park (aka. the Duck Pond). I pass by that little metal 'art' a million times, and although I recognized it (from the clue) I couldn't place it. Now every time I pass by, that's all I notice. 5 stars
This was probably my most favorite part of the date all together. It was a beautiful gorgeous day. We were together in God's amazingly beautiful creation. It was awesome. When Jeff and I were dating we kept a journal that we passed back and forth to one another every week (sometimes everyday). He had packed it in the car. He pulled it back out and we looked at it together. It has pictures and notes and questions and answers and ooey-gooey sappy love notes! :) It was a truly remarkable walk down memory lane. To see where we were, where we are, how far we've come. It was just priceless. I love this man!
Then from there we actually had lunch at Jude's (no clue) my choice. Then our next stop was: The Movie Theater. 6 stars. I was clueless when I actually found the star that we were going to see a movie too :) We rarely ever have that opportunity to actually go. To the theater. Together. and see an adult movie :) We saw Angels and Demons. The main reason (and where the star was located) was because it came out on my actual birthday (and of course he wanted to see it). I enjoyed it, although in those type movies I find myself quite lost a bit in all the jargon (in this case Catholic Church History), but still it was very well done and I grasped the main parts :)

This is Jeff with one of our youth Kellen King that works at the theater. Poor guy was at Project Graduation all night/morning and then had to come to work...he looks tired.
Next stop: The airplane at the mall. 7 stars. And I really like this pic Jeff took ;) It is actually raised in the air but grounded, but the angle he took it makes it look like its actually IN the air.
Next stop: Walmart! I had 2 minutes to find the clue and I could get a $30 prize, 5 minutes to get a $15 prize, and anytime over that I could get $5 prize. I found it in 1 minute 23 seconds. It was fun. I didn't get a prize though because I hate spending money :) (so much like my father)
Next stop: The Red Apple Bowling Center! 8 stars. Since Jeff can't bowl right now, we played pool instead, and it was fun.
Not sure if you can see it but I KILLED him ;) maybe it was because he's just the nice guy and let me win, or because his neck is half broken, because Lord knows I am terrible at pool :)
There was another hidden star in the bowling center. It was hard to find because he only gave me the clue of a piece of the carpet...which is all over the whole building. I had to go to clue two and then I found it. 9 stars.
Next stop: Hotel Philips 66 Grill. For dinner. We had never been there. I wasn't impressed with it at all, but it was fun to eat somewhere new. 10 stars
Next stop: The Bartlesville High School Fine Arts Building. One of my small group girls had a recital and wanted me to come. So he sweetly put it into the hunt. :) It was a really good thing we went as we had a lot of youth in the program, so it was 2 birds with one stone...we both got in a little relational ministry :) 11 stars
Next stop: The Sooner Miniature Golf! :) I had never been here! It was fun. 12 stars.

And again, there are a million excuses for him, but I KILLED him again :) (and he is supposedly the hole in 1 king. Although he did get 2 of them, I out shot him by double digits.
Next stop: was suppose to be to the church: Prayer Room. Someone can go there and get the star because I never went to get it. I got credit for getting the clue correct and by this point I was tired.
Next stop: Ranch Heights. 13 stars.
Last stop: our mailbox. 14 stars. Home at last. An Amazing Day!
Thank you honey for thinking me worth the time and effort and energy to put all this together. I know it took a lot of time to get it all ready! You are the most amazing, loving, servant-hearted husband in the world. Right now you are on your way home from a week long mission trip and I cannot wait to be in your arms. Thank you. Thank you for loving me exactly the way I need to be. Thank you for being a faithful servant to our Lord, and serving Him daily. You were formed in your mother's womb to be my soul mate, my earthly companion, best friend, true love. And I am so thankful to Jesus for that! I love you honey. Thanks for an awesome birthday.


Kipplyn said...

Oh Man! I really was going to enter this! I immediately recognized the prayer room at Grace. Funny. I was going to have to think through the rest. I know how you feel. No one has entered my Costa Rica Quiz either. I think Facebook has taken over Blogger and people are busy. So, if you drink coffee (you probably don't) try out my quiz and see what you get. :-) I would love to get together some day! Happy Birthday again!

Kathryn said...

Wow! I am seriously impressed. What a great birthday!!!