Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Best of 2009!


Mary Alice took Ryan, Allison, Baxter and I to Eurkea Springs for our first annual cabin trip!

We endured the Ice Storm of 2009 for several days!


We started having wedding showers.


We went on our annual family trip with my Dad and Tracey to Colorado.


We bought our first house!


I graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Master in Art of Teaching

On May 23 we got married!


Celebrated that I got a job! I also cut my hair off!

Had our 8th family reunion at the lake


Made the adventure to the Rodeo of the Ozarks

Went to Monett for the 4th of July!


I started my first real job as a teacher.

I traveled to Texas for Clayton's graduation from college and to see family.


I started coaching cheerleading for girls k-3. We will be going to a competition in February.


We had our first family tailgate at our house.

We went camping in the freezing cold with my Dad and Tracey.


In November, there were three football games here in Fayetteville. Therefore we spent most of the month with family.


Had our 3rd annual date night to Hugo's and to look at the Christmas Lights on the square

Allison and Baxter got married on December 19

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Congrats to Tim and Leigh

Last Saturday our friends Tim and Leigh got engaged! We couldn't be more excited for them! Monday night we went to Mellow Mushroom to celebrate! We are so excited for October 9, 2010!!!

The beautiful ring! Tim you did so good!

Leigh and Me

The four of us after dinner!

Congrats! We love you all!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Allison and Baxter's Wedding

Last Saturday Allison who is, my best friend, Ryan's sister, and my sister-in-law, got married to Baxter! We couldn't have been more excited for the two of them! After five years of dating they finally tied the knot! They had a beautiful, whimsical wedding on December 19! I didn't get to many pictures but I'm sure she will have a lot very soon she will put on her blog! Here is some of the pictures from that day.

The most beautiful bride!
The bride and me!
Lindsey, Joy, and Heather
Jill and Andrea

The table decorations for awesome! They were great!

Allison gave all the bridesmaid necklaces, house shoes, and comfy pants. We all wore our house shoes to the receptions! I think Allison wore her white ones too! :)
A and B leaving the receptions! What a great wedding!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

27 Christmas Questions

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper,but this year I mostly went with bags.

2. Real or artificial tree? Artificial.

3. When do you put up the tree? Way to early. Ummm around the 10th of November. BUT..we take it down before Christmas since we are in Little Rock/Benton and I don't wanna do it when I get home.

4. When do you take the tree down? So, yes it is true I took my tree down on the 21st.

5. Do you like egg nog? No

6. Favorite gift as a child? I don't remember

7. Do you have a nativity scene? No

8. Hardest person to buy for? My dad

9. Easiest person to buy for? My mom

10. Worst Christmas gift ever received? Ummm.. no idea

11. Mail or e-mail Christmas cards? Mail.

12. Favorite Christmas movie? The Santa Claus

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Way to early...July

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Maybe..:)

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Breakfast Casserole

16. Clear lights or colored? I like either. We have clear because I don't think Ryan would like the colored ones.

17. Favorite Christmas song? Christmas Shoes

18. Travel or stay at home for Christmas? Travel to Little Rock and Benton

19. Can you name Santa’s reindeer? Yes I can!

20. Open presents Christmas Eve or Christmas morning? We start on the night of the 23rd and go until we are done typically the night of the 25th. This year we will end on the night of the 26th.

21. Most annoying thing about this time of year? People steal for Christmas presents

22. Do you have an angel on top or a star? Neither.

23. Ugliest Christmas decoration ever invented? The inflatable lawn decorations

24. Which looks best; theme trees or homey trees? I like either but, mine is homey.

25. Gingerbread or sugar cookies? Sugar cookies!

26. Favorite kind of Christmas cookie? Choc. Chip

27. Do you like fruitcake? Nope