Texas and Oklahoma Photos

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I wanted to share the last pictures from my time in Texas. I also tagged along with my parents on a road-trip to Oklahoma City to visit some friends, so there’s pictures from that as well.

The longer I’m apart from my family and my country, the more I appreciate the time I do get to spend at home!

Here are the photos:

I got to baby-sit my favorite redheads! It’s always a challenge taking a good picture with them.

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They live in the country and there was a really pretty sunset.

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After the younger two boys went to bed, Sam and I stayed up chatting. I just love him!

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I ate kebabs in Ireland a lot, so I had really been wanting to try Verts in Austin. It didn’t disappoint!

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Another day, I got a random desire to make a toad, one of my favorite childhood foods. I need to make these more often because when I try to fry eggs alone, they always turn out looking more scrambled.

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I somehow seem to always be in town for the Royals Alumni games. Even though I probably hadn’t picked up a basketball since last years’ Alumni game, I had a lot of fun playing. It’s amazing how your body never forgets some things!

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On the way to Oklahoma, we stopped in Gainesville for fried pies.

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I picked a cherry fried pie.

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I love the old courthouses that are in so many Texas towns (this is in Gainesville also).

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One of the first places I saw in Oklahoma City was Aldi, a grocery store I went to in Ireland a lot. This is the first one I’ve ever seen in the US!

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I treated myself to a gel manicure in OKC-literally my 3rd manicure ever. I loved my nails, but I’m obviously an amateur because today when I tried to take them off with nail polish remover, nothing happened. After doing some internet research, I had to first file each nail and then individually wrap each finger in a nail polish remover-soaked cotton ball and foil and wait 20 minutes. And my nails still look a little destroyed. Now I know why I don’t get manicures more often-they are WAY too high-maintenance.

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My parents and I walked around Bricktown, an area in downtown OKC.

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I’m probably the biggest country music fan in my family, if you could even call me that. That being said, we still had fun eating at Toby Keith’s restaurant in Bricktown.

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After dinner, we went to an Oklahoma City Thunder game against the Lakers. It wasn’t a close game, but NBA games are always a fun experience!

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On the way home to Texas, we stopped in a little town called Orr, Oklahoma, where my grandfather was born and where some of my dad’s relatives are buried. I always gush about the sky in Texas, but it might just be prettier in Oklahoma.

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My grandma always protests pictures, but I took one anyway. I really enjoyed seeing her this trip!

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I made whoopie pies my last night at home to bring back to Carlos and his family. They thankfully turned out good 🙂

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