Saturday, October 31, 2009


A few weeks ago Allison did this little survey so I thought I would join in and do it.

What are your middle names?

Sarah Marie and Ryan Christopher

How long have you been together?
Just over 2 and half years

How long did you know each other before you started dating?

3 and half years

Who asked whom out?
Ryan asked Sarah out

How old are each of you?
Sarah - 23
Ryan - 26

Whose siblings do/did you see the most?
Ryan and I both have a sister. We see Ryan’s sister, Allison the most.

Do you have any children together?

No, not yet!

What about pets?

We have lab named Lucy!

Did you go to the same school?

Yes, we went to the University of Arkansas! (It seems so weird to say that I went to school. I can’t believe that I have a real job.)

Who is more sensitive?

Definitely Sarah

Where do you eat out most as a couple?

We don’t have a regular place.

Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?

On our honeymoon we went to St. Lucia.

Who has the worst temper?


Who does the cooking?

Sarah but, Ryan tries sometimes.

Who is more social?

We are about the same.

Who is the neat-freak?


Who is more stubborn?

Sarah ( I think this survey is picking on me)

Who hogs the bed?


Who wakes up earlier?

Sarah, I have to be at work at 7:50 and Ryan doesn’t have to be at work until 9. Unfair, I think so!

Where was your first date?

It was a weekend of first dates. Ryan came over to my apartment and I cooked dinner and we watched a movie. The next night we went to Bordino’s and rented another movie to watch.

Who has the bigger family?


Do you get flowers often?

No, but I won’t complain.

How do you spend the holidays?
We have been switch off - Thanksgiving here, Christmas there and rotating years.

Who is more jealous?
We don't have anything to be jealous of.

How long did it take to get serious?

Just under 2 months. We got engaged after dating for 17 months and we married in our 25th month of dating.

Who eats more?


Who does/did the laundry?

So Ryan doesn’t get mad, I will say we share the responsibility.

Who’s better with the computer?


Who drives when you are together?
We switch, but he drives most.

Hope you enjoyed the survey. Let me know if you do it as well.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Always Busy

On Monday, I decided I would get all my chores knocked out. So, I went to Wal-Mart at 4 along with everyone else in Fayetteville. I didn't get out of there until 5:30 and it was raining! Nothing worse! Then I got home and I cooked dinner and Tim and Leigh came over for dinner. We are still doing our weekly dinners! They are one of my favorite times of the week. Tuesday nights plans were to eat the taco soup that Mrs. Debbie sent us and clean our garage. Cleaning the garage took WAY longer than I thought. But, all said and done it looks great now. Thanks Ryan for cleaning it all!

The rest of the week is busy, busy, busy!

Wednesday -Bible study with our new small group. I love this night of the week too! I have enjoyed getting to hang out with other couples and getting close to God.
Thursday - Cheerleading. I love cheerleading. Those girls are so fun and I love teaching them how to be close to God.
Friday- Parent/Teacher Conferences, Ryan's parents will be here, and Ryan and I are supposed to have a date night.
Saturday- Football game and Papa and Tracey are coming to town.
Sunday- Church, clean house, and starting a new small group with newly weds and nearly weds. I will let you know how it goes!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Weekend Wrap Up

Over the weekend Ryan and I headed to Little Rock and Benton for 2 of Allison's showers and the Cinderella Ball. The showers were both holiday themed so it was fun to get into the holiday spirit.

I don't have any pictures from the second shower.

After the shower on Saturday I watched the game with Aunt Karen, Uncle Ty, my papa and Tracey. Since it wasn't a very exciting game I decided to take a nap. Then when I woke up Ryan was back form Benton and we got ready for the Cinderella Ball. It was fun, I like to go to charity events. My favorite is in February, the Heart Ball.

Here is Ryan and I before we left. My papa has the pictures from when we were at the ball.
Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Sunday, we slept in and then Tracey made us omelets. Then we hung out and headed back to Benton for the next shower. After the shower Ryan and I headed back to Fayetteville.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Camping in the COLD weather!

For Father's Day Ryan and I gave my dad a weekend camping. We thought we would go in August but, my father thought October would be better. It was a little chilly! After changing where we were going to camp several time between July and October we settled on Steel Creek on the Buffalo. Ryan and I headed out on Friday afternoon with directions that said an hour and a half. An hour and a half into it we figured out we missed our turn and we went going to Harrison and around which was going to take longer. We thought we found some short cuts and went back to reading our directions. They were correct but not from where we were. Needless to say Ryan and I were lost for about an hour with no cell service and it was dark and there are no sign. We finally found it! Needless to say we didn't know how pretty it was until the next morning when we got up. Thankfully, we had sent our tent with my parents earlier so they could have it pitched when we got there.
There was a ton of people there camping.
Our camp site.

Inside the mess hall. There were a lot of dogs there and Breck wanted to go out and play.
Dad and Tracey in the mess hall while it was raining and we were waiting to go hike.
Ryan and I waiting.
The view from the campsite.
Ryan starting our 6 mile hike.
When we were still on our first part of the hike. I still had a smile on my face.

There were a ton of little waterfalls
My Papa and me
a family picture
The beautiful view from the first look out.
At night we hung in the "Mess Hall" and played cards and told ghost stories. We ate very well the entire time with biscuits and gravy, eggs, sausage, hot dogs, sandwiches, lots of snacks, and of course candy! The next day we went down this 6 mile dirt road in the middle of no where to go hike to Hawksbill Crag. It was awesome and worth it!
Hawksbill Crag and the wonderful fall colors.
Ryan and I standing on Hawksbill Crag.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Garage Sale!

I have no pictures but, Ryan and I had a garage sale to get rid of the things that we collected through the years of college and the things we things we had doubles of after getting married. Ryan's parents came up and help us set everything up the weekend before so that I didn't stress out the week of. Everything went very well. The only part I didn't like was getting up at 5:30 so we could move the wood out of the garage that was for the deck. Other than that we were very busy from 6:50- 1:30. Overall, we made over $300! Whoo!

New Deck!

Well, Matt Gunn one of Ryan's good friends decided he needed another project to do so he wanted to built us another deck. I agreed with the idea if and only if it was completed for the Family Tailgate Party on October 10. They said it would be and it was! It looks great! Thanks to everyone that helped! Matt, Tim, Ryan, and Munsey!

Matt and Ryan putting in the braces for the deck.

How many boys does it take to build a deck?

Things got out of control a little.......
Afterwards, we have people over to watch the Razorbacks play.
The new and improved deck! It is beautiful!

Thanks again boys!