Tuesday, September 29, 2009


This past weekend I asked Justin when we could go get pumpkins to carve and sit out by the front door. So fun. Pretty sure his reply was a combination of a laugh and "what, it is not even October." I'm sure he will be excited about it closer to Halloween. :)

Isn't this a cute idea! Maybe next year.

Welcome to our Kitchen table

I love our fall table setting

QUESTION: What should I do with our guest bedroom?

What do you think about a white head board?

Not that I have a lot of time or money to spend on decorating right now.

Today is Marietta's 25th Birthday!
Us at a Blue's Traveler concert in College
Kent and Marietta's Rehearsal Dinner
Amber's Fayetteville Shower
Watchin' the Hogs last year in Fayetteville!

Happy Birthday Mar!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Update and Change

I FINALLY have longer than just 5 minutes to blog....

Fall is here so I decided to revamp the layout. As I have gotten older Fall has become my favorite season. Summer a close second. Anyway, so what do you think? I may change the photo because we were wearing glasses on the boat in our last big photo, as well. This photo was taken while we were on a hike last October.

On to the update.....
School has been keeping me extra busy. I wanted to share with you an assignment I had in one of my classes this semester. In my Pedagogy of Diverse Student Population class we were asked to create a puzzle depicting how you came to be the person that you are today. In other words, what, how, and by whom was your current persona shaped? It was suppose to be a reflection of my heritage. For those of you that know me, know that this assignment bothered me...I love clear directions, and she deliberately gave vague directions so that each students' interpretations and products would reflect their individuality.
So this is what I constructed (with the help of my creative mom). I also created a PowerPoint to show in the background. I chose a cake because my family, including me, love to bake and we love dessert. I chose chocolate icing because we are CHOCOLATE lovers. Each of the pieces on the cake represent something that is apart of who I am today. For example I divided it into sections (which I presented to the class) 1. Education 2. Faith, Family, and Friends 3. Community Service/Volunteering 4. Characteristics. I will have to say, it was a hit - maybe because the class got to eat a piece of the cake!

Cookies we took to the first HOG game!!

I am so excited to use all of our new RAZORBACK dishes we got as wedding gifts!

Beautiful sunflower's that Justin got for me at the Farmer's Market.

Last but certainly not least. I was talking to my best friend the other day, she and her husband are currently in a place of waiting and I thought about this song. I don't have to be afraid because I know that you love me...Your love never fails.
An incredible older man, who serves with us at church and he serves overseas training missionaries, found out he has Hepatitis and other illnesses and I thought about this song. I don't have to be afraid because I know that you love me....Your love never fails.
I have been "all over the place" when it comes to my walk with God in the past but He never changes - His love never changes. It is so refreshing to know wherever we are in life - on a high or in a valley waiting - He is right there and He makes all things work together for our good. I want to share this song with you.

Friday, September 11, 2009

The Office

I was at Target this afternoon purchasing an outfit for a friend's new little baby girl and there it was....The 5th season. The 5th season of The Office that is - only $32. Compared to other seasons, which have been as high as $55. So, of course I called Justin to see what he thought and he told me to buy it! I did. This is our show that we watch to unwind. You need a show for those long and busy days when you just need a good laugh.