Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Tea

Today was our annual Christmas Tea with the AOOA and ATOMS members.  It was a great time of eating and conversation, two of my favorites.

Special thanks to:
 Adair Johnson for opening her home.  

AOOA & ATOMS for providing all of us with AMAZING giftcards. (Which I left at her house, bummer.)
And Beverly's girls for watching the kiddos upstairs so some of us mommies could enjoy "grown-up" time.
Oh and THANK YOU to whoever made that crazy awesome cheesecake.  =)


The whole group.

Tacky Christmas Sweater Winner:
Amber Wilson, CONGRATS!!

I had a blast today ladies!  
Hey we should do this again next year!!  ;)


Thursday, November 10, 2011


Today was another great turn out for playgroup.  We had a blast catching up and watching the kiddos play.  
Thanks again Airika for hosting this week!
Last night we also had our November meeting. 
If you're planning to donate to Eugene Fields the donations will be picked up Monday, November 14th. (Again we're taking panties, underwear, socks and new tennis shoes.) 
Also, Thanksgiving dinner will be a week from tonight!
  Speaking of tonight its not too late to join in on the social night at Cosmo Cafe!  People will start arriving around 8, so if you're on the fence about going you haven't missed it yet.


Monday, November 7, 2011

Meet Your Members Monday


1. Where are you from? 
Amarillo, Texas

2. What's your student's name and what year are they? 
Jim Petersen MSIII

3. What or who made you join SAA?
 It looked like a good way to support Jim and make some new friends!

4. Do you have kids and if so how many?
 2 1/3

5. If you were a superhero what would you want your superpower to be and why?
 I think Elastigirl's powers are pretty sweet because she can stretch to reach/grab/catch anything and basically be supermom. That's what I'm talkin' about.

6. Have you ever had to get stitches? 
If so how old and what for? Only for wisdom teeth when I was 18

7. If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not famous, living or dead, real or fictional. with whom would it be?  
Calamity Jane or Annie Oakley.

8. If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you?
 Julia Roberts.

9. If you had only six months left to live, what would you do with the time? 
Spend it with family and friends, seeing the world.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Oktoberfest Fundraiser

Well, last night we kicked off our annual Oktoberfest fundraiser and we are proud to announce that on night #1 we raised $865!!!!  WOOHOO!!!

Other than raising money we had a great time just hanging out!
(from left: Amber (Treasurer), Amanda (President), Janelle (Secretary)
We added Apryl (VP) to this one.

Improvising with my old school iphone, which has no flash.

Not too bad!  Thanks girlies for all your work last night!!
And Sasha (VP) made it too!


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Meet Your Member Monday (on Tuesday)

Apryl Pritchett, Vice President

1. Where are you from? 
Tushka, Ok

2. What's your student's name and what year are they? 
JB Pritchett 1st year

3. What or who made you join SAA? 
My cousin's wife suggested it to me!

4. Do you have kids and if so how many? 
2 girls! Saylor & Addyson 

5. If you were a superhero what would you want your superpower to be and why?
Lightening fast speed! So I could get everything done so much quicker!!

6. Have you ever had to get stitches? If so how old and what for? 
Yes! 9 times!! 1st time I was two and my brother dropped me into the coffee table! Cut my upper lip!

7. If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not famous, living or dead, real or fictional. with whom would it be? 
Wow! I'm not sure! Thats a hard one but I am pretty happy with my life!

8. If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you? 
Julie Roberts! I love her!!

9. If you had only six months left to live, what would you do with the time? 
Spend every moment with the loves of my life! My husband and two girls!

RANDOM TRIVIA QUESTION:  What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries? 
A towel?!


10/3- Meeting Minutes

1. Oktoberfest Fundraiser 10/19-20
     * 6 Volunteers- 10/19
     * 4 Volunteers- 10/20

2.  Spook-o-ween 10/25 @ 6p
     * Volunteer sign-ups for set-up, take down and booths. (contact Apryl to sign up)
     * Candy donations

3. Eugene Fields Charity Drive
     * Instead of a coat drive we'll be doing a drive for other necessities.
     * Needs: Tennis Shoes (these are dress code), underwear (boys & girls sz 4 - adult S/M), socks
     * Donations are due Nov. 11th @ 5p
     * We will deliver donations to EF Nov. 14th

4. Thanksgiving Dinner
     * November 15th @ 6, Founder's Hall

5. Other Fun Ideas for Activities
     * OSU Walk Around- October 28th (Stillwater, OK)
     * OU Watch Party- October 8th @ 11a (location pending)
     * Pumpkin Patch Playgroup- Oct. 21 10:30 Charmical's Pumpkin Patch


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Playgroup Madness!

This week we've had 2 playgroups!! One planned and one just spur of the moment.

Our first date was at the Bixby Fire Station.  We got a tour of their quarters and got to sit in a REAL fire truck!!

Look at those sweet babies!

This may sound weird but I thought the grill/entire front of the fire truck was beautiful!

Our tour group leaders.

Group picture before Miss Averi decided to take a dive.

 This morning we all met up for a random, but fun, trip to the zoo!

Some of the kiddos enjoying the view of the monkeys. 
Most of them were inside because it was actually pretty warm.

Next, we were on to the elephants which everyone enjoyed.
Especially Miss Aubrey.

The tortoises were a hit.

The lion put on a show for us, while he played with whatever that big blue thing is.  =)

Mr. Rockstar himself, Scout, wasn't too impressed with the penguins.

Hadley trying to warm up to Tour Group Leader: Harmony, to find out our next destination.

Miss Aubrey waiting ever so patiently for the train to arrive.


 A beautiful day for a train ride.

Hope to see you at the next playgroup at Bekah's house!


Thursday, September 15, 2011

ATOMS Meeting

 This afternoon some of the officers attended the Auxiliary to the Tulsa Osteopathic Medical Society (ATOMS) luncheon.  
It was a great time to meet some of the wives of the doctors who will possibly have our spouses in future rounds. (Or current as Amanda found out.)
It was also a great time of learning a little more about ATOMS and what they do.  
Oh and most importantly it was a great time of consuming some AMAZING food!

One of the members, Donna Cannon, is actually a Chef and taught us a little about the menu she was making for us, which included handouts of all her recipes from today.
(She also teaches 2 cooking classes a month at The Stock Pot.)

Mozzarella Cheese Bread
Oven-Fried Zucchini Sticks with Marinara Sauce
Roasted Garlic Soup
Rotisserie Chicken Pasta Salad w/ Balsamic Vinaigrette
Tiramisu Ice Cream Cake

SAA members with Beverly Harjo and ATOMS President, Kristin Halsell.
It was a great gathering!


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Story Time Playgroup!

After story time, with some singing and dancing thrown in there, the kiddos got to play with some BUBBLES!

*Story Time Group*

Something must have been interesting.

The Robins joined up later!

Next week we're meeting at Apryl's house, hope you can join!


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Meet Your Members Monday

Sasha Big Hair, SAA Vice President

1. Where are you from originally?
Tishomingo, OK

2. What's your student's name and what year are they?
Ross Riddle MSII

3. What/who made you join SAA?
I wanted to support Ross and learn more about the Osteopathic field. Plus, I wanted to meet more people and get more involved.

4. What is your #1 survival tip for med school?
Plan Plan Plan! I invested in a great planner and scheduled all of my student's tests, breaks, and school events. It makes living with a med student more manageable.

5. If you were an animal what kind would you be and why?
I would be a tiger! They are tough and beautiful!

6. How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Competitive Ambitious Hospitable

7. What was the most embarrassing (appropriate) moment of your life?
When I was in 8th grade I got a head injury at a track meet, was rushed to a hospital and got 11 stitches. To this day my old track coach tells that story to prevent the same injury. lol!

8. If you were to win the lottery what would you do with the money?
I would donate some to charity, pay off my debt, and invest it for the future.

9. If we were to look in your refrigerator right now, what would we find?
fresh fruit and veggies, eggs, cheese, condiments, chicken, and turkey!

What year was Elvis' first EVER concert?


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

9/6- Meeting Minutes

Not able to make the meeting last night? That's okay, here's what you missed.

1. Upcoming Events:
A. IRAA Meeting 9/17 @ 2pm, at Uncle Buck's
B. VP Luncheon 9/24 from 11a-1p, also at Uncle Buck's
C. Social Night 9/30 at Buffalo Wild Wings

2. Oktoberfest Fundraiser 10/19-10/21
*10/19 from 5-9p=> 6 Volunteers needed (Contact Amber Wilson)
*10/20 from 5-9p=> 4 Volunteers needed (Contact Amber Wilson)
*10/21 from 1-7p=> 4 Volunteers needed (Contact Amber Wilson)

3. Spook-o-ween
*10/25 @ 6p=> Volunteers needed (contact Apryl Pritchett)
4. Thanksgiving Dinner
*Possible move from Thursday, 11/17 to Tuesday, 11/15
* Volunteers needed (contact Sasha BigHair)

5. Cyrus Pool Party
* Saturday, Sept. 10th @ 5:30p

6. Coat Drive for Eugene Fields
* Deadline for organizations to get involved 9/27
* Wrapping party for boxes 10/4 (after/during meeting)
* Set boxes out 10/5
* Deliver coats 11/5
* If you have any helpful ideas for the coat drive contact Amanda Lee.


Monday, September 5, 2011

Thursday @ the Aquarium

Thursday's playgroup was spent at the Aquarium only to be followed by a delicious lunch at Merritt's Bakery. Here's a picture of some of the group before heading in!

What a crew!

*Inside the shark tunnel*


What a great day! Can't wait for Friday when we go to Jessica's house to play!