Sunday, September 30, 2007

More pictures

As most women are, I am very picky when it comes to how I look in pictures. I was not a big fan of the pictures Bill took of me after the game yesterday. I got all dressed for church this morning and when we got back, I asked Bill to take a picture. Simply put, I think I looked cuter today than yesterday. You can be the judge.

Anyways, we picked up a copy of Arkansas Bride at Barnes and Noble after church. I looked online at all the locations in NW Arkansas. I think we are still interested in our original choice. The Botanical Gardens just down the street from our house. Let us know what you think. Here is the website. Now we just have to look at the Farmer's Almanac to see when the leaves will be at their prime.

All the baby laundry is done... Doesn't it look cute! So small, we can't wait.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Long time no Blog...

Sorry, I have not blogged in a while, but it has been really busy around here. Bill was gone for a week in Pittsburgh, PA. He had a chance to attend a Steelers game and visit with his uncle Patsy and his step mom, Mary and her mom. He was also able to go to the house he grew up in and reminisce about his childhood. Click here to see his photos.

While he was gone it was a busy week here, AOII was it the middle of recruitment and ended up with 69 women in their new member class. YEAH Xi Omicron for meeting quota their first year in formal recruitment. Congrats Ladies. As many of the women in the chapter did I ended up sick from the late nights and long days, plus a week of long days after. I was so excited as last Friday was the Student Government retreat for all students involved with ASG. We had over 75 students at the retreat. After reading all the evaluations and hearing from the students we believe that the retreat was a great success. (Wow, what a work-aholic, I am blogging about work! Yikes!)

Bill got home during the middle of the retreat and came to join me for dinner. Last weekend was uneventful with me trying to get over being sick and Bill tired from his trip. Life this week has been nice as it is getting back to normal, minus now the both of us getting sick. I stayed home on Wednesday and Friday from work, but thankfully my doctor was able to give me some medicine and I am starting to get better.

We are so excited as we were able to get tickets to the Razorback game tomorrow. It's parents weekend this weekend and so tickets were going to be hard to come by. However, one of my friends had tickets and was willing to give them away, since he was going to be working most of the weekend on the parents weekend festivities. Let's hope that this weekend's game is much better than the last few for the Razorbacks. I know I haven't posted a picture lately, but I promise one is coming, so many people have asked me where the latest photo is. I will Bill take a picture of me this weekend.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

As I thought this was going to be just a simple rainy weekend. I got home last night from work and we were making our plans for the weekend. Bill said I was thinking, you have been wanting to go away for a weekend and you have been stressed. What if we went to Eureka Springs this weekend and took advantage of one of those bath houses up there? Wow, I thought what a great idea. We got online and found a hotel that had a great package deal, 1 night in the hotel, breakfast for two, and 2 one hour massages, how could we turn that down! We are off this afternoon for a short drive and an evening away. I can't wait and what a wonderful surprise. I am so thankful, I continue to be surprised by this man I am truly blessed!

Before we headed off to our weekend away we decided to run a few errands. One of the AOII alums was having a garage sale and she told me that she had a ton of baby things to stop by if we had time. We stopped by and definitely found some bargains. We got probably 30 outfits, some books and some needed items for a deal! We are so excited and definitely thankful. If anyone else knows of some bargains, let us know.

This week we took a little time and went down to Oklahoma on Tuesday to see Bailey in a pageant. She was one of three 14 year olds that competed in the Miss McCurtain County pageant. We arrived and they weren't ready to start the pageant so we got to take some time and hang out with her before she made her debut. She looked so beautiful and very grown up. We walked away and Bill commented that she took his breath away. She did a wonderful job and we were both so proud of her. Unfortunately we did not bring our camera, the only picture we have is from my camera phone while she was in the car.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Keeping Busy

I apologize that we have not posted recently. It has been very busy with the start of school. Last weekend we drove to Tulsa, OK to get the crib and set up the nursery, unfortunately they did not have the crib in stock and had to order it, so we made the trip again yesterday. Let me say it was well worth it. We were so excited to get everything set up, Bill even missed the first Arkansas game of the season. Thankfully it was on the radio at least. We are still working out the details of how to fit everything in the room, but for now this is how we have left the room. See the pictures below:

Not only have we been busy at work, but we have also been searching for the perfect family vehicle. Since my mother gave her motherly advice a few months ago... Bill and I both had two door vehicles, not exactly great for a baby and car seat. We looked at almost every vehicle car and SUV out there. Including the Jeep Wrangler 4 doors. Something we had written off as out of our price range was a Jeep Cherokee. However, Bill stopped by the Jeep dealership in Springdale to look at the Wranglers and found a used Cherokee with only 20,000 miles on it for significantly lower than all the other vehicles we were looking at. He told me about that and the Liberties and we decided to go look at them. We test drove the Cherokee and found that we would be able to get a great deal. They even through in to get the seats re-upholstered with leather and a tow hitch. The SUV was everything we were looking for and more for a lot less. We are super excited and have already been spoiled with the new purchase. So if you know anyone that wants a Scion TC with 23,000 miles on it, there is one waiting for you in Springdale Arkansas. Anyways as you can see it has been a busy weekend. Purchasing a new vehicle, getting a crib and setting up the nursery. We are on our way to really being a family.

Here is the latest on the weekly photos: