Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I did it!

I took the plunge and decorated my house early for Christmas. I did this only because we leave for thanksgiving tomorrow and tonight we are helping our friends move into their wonderful, newly built home 5 houses down from us!
I have never decorated ealry before, but I'm so glad I did so that I can enjoy for longer than 3 weeks. I also have never decorated without my moms help, so this was a big step! I guess you gotta learn sometime.

Marc was amazing in helping me. He was such a trooper and didn't complain at all. He also helped me do it all! So thank you honey! I couldn't have done it without you.

We started at 6:30 and finished at 9! Not too terribly bad!

What do you think?

He was loving it!

Finished product!

My willow tree nativity!

This tree is so special to me. I put it up every year. My grandfather made this with all my grandmothers jewlry in which he would bring back to her from traveling in the navy. I absolutely love and treasure this piece.

And the aftermath:


So glad to have it all finished before we leave town. It will be so nice to come home to!

I Hope everyone has a happy thanksgiving! We are headed to the lakehouse with my parents, marcs mom and stepdad, and his brother! Im so thankful our families get along so well. I feel tremendously blessed!

-- Post From My iPhone

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Me and my bumble bee...

Hung out with this bumble bee in little rock all weekend.....

Aren't they cute! We had fun, not so sure they did!

-- Post From My iPhone

Friday, November 13, 2009

And the Winner is....

I just put all of your names in a bowl and the name I drew out was.....
LOUISE!!! Yay you are the winner of a Kelly Parks cd! (I promise I did not look or cheat.)
The great thing is Louise loves her already and got a preview of the cd in my car the other day!

Thanks everyone for participating, this was really fun! Thanks again for reading my blog, I really appreciate it! I hope to have more giveaways in the future.

Have a wonderful weekend! I'm officially a deer widower for the next 6 days... boo, so I'm headed to Little Rock to hang out with my fam!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Last chance!

Don't forget! Its not too late to enter to win the Kelly Parks CD! I will be drawing on Friday, so you have until noon on Friday to leave me a comment on this post or the other one.
This CD is really incredible and inspirational. She has worked on it for the past 3 yrs and is very talented. You will love it, I promise!

You can preview it on itunes.

Just click on this link!

Hope everyone is having a great week so far! Happy Hump day!

Monday, November 9, 2009

My Ironman

My sweet, ironman of a hubby surprised me the other day with this really cool ironman watch!

What makes this watch so special is that . 1- mine is orange. 2- It can control your ipod while you are running (or in my case walking)! 3- water resistant and very sporty 4- my hubby surprised me with one!
This would be a great option for a Christmas present for someone. Marc found mine on , which are one-day deals, but they are also available at Target,, and I'm sure other places that sell watches.
It comes with a small connector that plugs into the bottom of your ipod which makes it connect with the watch. I was very impressed! I'm a sucker for electronic devices... and yes I know I'm a dork. I was able to work a vcr when I was 3.
Anyways, just a fun option for a fun gift!

Here are some specific features on it! (If you really care.)

Keep Your Sports Training Focused with this Sports Watch
Resin Band ; Buckle Closure
Indiglo Night-Light
Features 50-Lap Memory, 2 Interval Timers and 3 Alarms
Battery Powered
Water-Resistant to 100 Meters
Resin Case
Band Length: 205mm

Just thought I would pass this along!
I Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Happy 100th Post!

I can't believe it! This is my 100th post. My first post was on January 11, 2008. It has taken me quite awhile to get to this.
I started blogging originally to keep our family and friends updated about our lives, but then I wanted to start documenting our lives because Marc and I don't always have the best memory. I realized I couldn't remember what I had done for my birthday the year before, and so it was time to keep up with what was going on. I also wanted to make sure and document what the Lord is doing in our lives and it to be a testimony to others. Although, our life seems pretty steady at this time, I know we will go through ups and downs and this is such a great way to tell our story.

In honor of this 100th post and as a thank you to all of my followers that actually read this blog, I'm going to have my very first GIVEAWAY! Yep that's right!

I will be giving away a NEW Kelly Parks CD! Kelly Parks is an amazing singer, I work with her husband at church and used to work with her. She has worked on this album for the past 3 yrs and it is really great. It is called, "To tell the Story." She wrote all of the songs but one, only because it is an old hymn.

So to enter this giveaway, all you have to do is become a follower and leave me a comment! I will have a drawing one week from today!
Have fun! And thanks for reading my blog!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Pi Phi Weekend

Although this post is a week late, I still wanted to make sure and post it so I can always remember!

Last weekend I had a fun pi phi reunion weekend. For those of you that read this blog and don't know what pi phi is, it is the sorority I was in while in college. It was a great experience for me, I made some lifelong friends and had such a wonderful college experience. I'm so grateful for all of the memories that I have from it.

Last weekend, I was able to see all of those friends that have moved away and had a great time of re-connecting. We had a centennial and Balfour celebration. The pi phis have now been on the University of Arkansas campus for 100 years. This called for some serious celebrating! They also won #1 chapter in the nation for 3 yrs in a row now. This means they won the Balfour cup which is super hard to do and you have to apply 4 yrs in advance to even be considered for winning. You have to meet certain requirements such as involvement on campus, GPA, etc.

I'm very proud of them for winning.

In honor of being on campus for 100 yrs, they have decided to donate a massive gate to the U of A . So to raise money for this really expensive gate, they had a silent auction before the luncheon and at this silent auction I bid on a Hawaii trip not thinking I would actually win, but I did! I got a great deal on it too. Its 7 nights in Maui and we are pumped. We are going to take a 5yr anniversary trip coming up in August! A pi phi alum owns this hotel in Maui and donated it for pi phi!
Look how gorgeous!

Friday night a bunch of us went to Powerhouse to hang out and eat dinner.

Saturday, we had a luncheon at the Fayetteville Town Center. There were over 600 alums!

And a reception that night!

We all had so much fun hanging out! I'm so grateful for all my wonderful friends. It made me miss college so badly and made me realize I'm getting old.
And this how I know I'm old.... My composite picture from 2002 (the year I pledged) is now in the snack closet at the Pi Phi house. When I lived there, we used to say, "Oh my gosh those girls are so old" and LAUGH! At least I'm not off from the wall!