Visit from the Cousins

My three cousins, Caitlyn, Gavin, and Luke came to visit me last week.

When they first got here, they let their car sitting wear off by blowing bubbles outside.
Then we went to Chuck E Cheese for dinner and fun. Luke just LOVED Chuck E.
We also went to the Gentry Drive Through Safari. It was fun…lots of animals and an awesome petting zoo area.
I got to pet a kangaroo!Then we went to the Springdale Aquatic Park. This place was awesome with a big pool, wading pool, and splash area as well as slides and basketball goals and fun stuff. But it started storming, so we left.We came home, showered and went for dinner.

They are too fun and I just love them! I’m so thankful for these little boogers!


Weekend

Last weekend, I did what it seems I’ve been doing every Saturday- helping my sweet Tyler at his shop. I’m not a huge help as I don’t know much about his business, but he seems to really appreciate my being there and answering phones and ringing up customers.
So I did that. Then we went to see the A-Team.
Now this movie did have some language (but not enough for my sweet Mother-in-law to even be bothered by it) but it DID have some great plot twists, exciting action, good actors, and even a little romance. It was great for me, Ty, and Nancy to all see. We all enjoyed it very much.

Then we went to Red Lobster. Oh how I love Red Lobster. I love getting yummy crab legs and those biscuits. Yum-O.

(Just to make you drool.)

Then we spent a lazy Sunday at home. We made waffles in our new waffle maker using Batter Blaster. Its the coolest product…pancake and waffle battle in a can. No clean up! We liked it!Then we cleaned the house, Nancy came over for a little visit after she looked at some furniture in Fayetteville. Then we went for some Flying Burrito and grocery shopping. It was a good weekend.

Today Mom and Gram are coming for a short visit. Mom said she needed her Brittney fix! haha. It will be a fun little time with them though!


I’m a Bad Blogger

So I’ve been busy/lazy. I haven’t updated on anything lately. Here is what I’ve been doing.

I went home for Memorial Day. Tyler stayed here with his family. While I hate being apart, its nice that we can go and do our own things. I watched my cousins play soccer and dance, played in the pool, on the lake, and had a BBQ. We watched fireworks on the lake too. Well, not my mom and Luke. He was so scared of them and they went back to the car. haha

I have been doing work at home and trying to stay on top of everything. Also, I got some bloodwork done and they found out my cholesterol is a little high and also so is my sugar. I am prediabetic. So I’m really cracking down on eating/working out (I tried to type excercise, but I can never spell it right…so I changed my word choice. I wish when I was younger I would have done the spelling bee. I watched that. Those kids were amazing.) They said if I could pull off 2o pounds and watch my sugar intake, I could take my risk down substantially. So I’m working on it.

Also, we had my birthday weekend and Tyler took me to Arkansas wine country. We stayed at a B&B in Ozark and hit up the BEST little hole in the wall eatery in Altus called Kelt’s. Seriously good. Tyler and I talked about getting on the motorcycle and driving back there to eat sometime soon. It was awesome.

Then Sunday we went to some wineries and had some tastings. It was fun. Our favorite was Chateau Aux Ark. They had really yummy stuff and beautiful property. We bought a few bottles to enjoy later (as I’m staying away from alcohol while I’m working diligently on the weight issue). But the weekend was relaxing and so fun. I love my husband and spending time with him.

Then, last night….a bunch of lady TAs had a big dinner and went to see Sex and the City 2. The movie was funny and very scandalous. It was a fun evening. I’m so glad to have made friends in this year here in Fayetteville. What a blessing that is.

Hoping I will update more….

Things that make me happy

Kelly’s Korner Show Us You Life today is Things I love:
Weddings: remembering my own, watching others, reading wedding magazines. I love weddings. -Pool time with my cousins. (Also with little Lukie now…this was before him). I love being home and in the pool splashin and playing.
-Laughing with my pledge class. They are my dearest friends, and I haven’t found any near and dear to me that even compare yet. I love these girls. -Cooking for those I love…or really, just cooking. I love to stand over a stove and chop and stir.

-My family. All of them, crazy and all. This was us at the wedding.

-Bravo TV shows. Top Chef, ANTM reruns, Real Housewives, you name it, I love it.

-Pedicures. Yes……. -Daddy driving the boat. I love being on the lake.

I also love….
-learning new things
-time to read good books
-Hanson music
-Concerts
-Talking to friends on the phone
-Raspberry Tea
-Shopping
-Praying with my husband
-Good pizza
-And so much more. I really try to find joy in most things in life…..so I love lots of things.