Dirt Bikes and Dancing

Here are some pics from the Zumba Party in Pink three hour Zumbathon! This is me, Laveda, and Anna. They are two other TAs with me. We had a blast! Anna is from Brazil and she was awesome at the latin dances! She is also a mother of 3?4? (multiple children) and a full time Ph.D. student. Doesn’t she look great?
This was the whole gym. There were so many women (and one man!) dancing the night away! I heard we raised over $2000 for Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Saturday we celebrated Tyler’s birthday at the shop (with some AMAZING chocolate cake…and yes, I had a few bites), and then me, Tyler and his mom Nancy went to look at some land. We found some we absolutely love. It was beautiful, relatively flat and ready to build on, was on a slight hill, and had a gorgeous sunset view. Now we are just waiting on the price. Hope its affordable!

We spent Saturday at Nancy’s and went Sunday to ride dirt bikes. Well, they went to ride, I went to watch. The track was awesome. It was at this random house near some land we looked at, and Tyler just went and knocked on the door and talked to the guy. He invited us out to come ride. He didn’t charge anything. And it was so nice and so fun! The track was race quality for sure, and the boys said it was actually a quite difficult track. But by the end of the day, they were doing great on it!

This is Tyler on his four wheeler…

And this is JJ on the Beta dirt bike.
And this woman never ceases to amaze me. Tyler’s mom on her dirt bike riding the track. She even tried a few jumps at the end of the day.

It was a fun weekend and Tyler had a great birthday!

Weekend on the Farm

This weekend, we went to Oklahoma to Ty’s grandpa’s farm. My parents came this time to play! It was so fun to let them see this side of me! I am quite a diva/semi-city girl…so it is different for me to get out there on the farm.

Grandpa took my dad for a ride in the Rhino! Not sure Daddy was loving the adventure….

Then mom was trying a dirt bike. She fell over the minute she kick started it! She was ok….and she got back on.
She didn’t ride for long, but she got the hang of it! It was just really funny because that bike is a little mini-bike, a pit bike. But it was the perfect size for mom! Hahaha…she is little.
After we played around, we all loaded up and headed up the mountain. I drove mom in the RZR, the side by side. It was so fun!
We got back and while the boys kept playing, mom and I went and played with the horses. I LOVE grandpa’s horses. They are so gentle and so sweet.
This is me, grandpa and dad…and a horse. ha!

It was a really fun day and a great time with both of my families. I love that we all come together and play together. It is such a blessing for both families to get along and really love spending time with one another. I am so thankful for that.

I am also thankful that I’m getting my sewing machine back tomorrow! Woohoo!

Labor Day

So I’m having a stinky day (I’ll tell you about that later….) so I want to recap my wonderful Labor Day holiday.

We went home and…

Swam and played with the cousins…
Ate daddy’s BBQ ribs…
Went on the lake. My dad is the best boat captain!
Played Rummikub (our family’s favorite game)…
Played chubby bunny b/c Gram wanted a snack of marshmellows ha! She was so funny with the marshmellows shoved in her mouth!
Mom playing chubby bunny….
We went fishing!
I caught a little fish! (sorry about the boob shot….I was trying to get a tan and I kind of can’t help but hang all out…)
We watched the Razorback game… Go hogs!
And we had a GREAT time at home. Tyler took off work Saturday and Monday…so he got to sleep in for three days in a row. That hasn’t happened in a loooooong time for him. It was a wonderful time with our great family. We are so blessed.

Summertime…and the living is easy

Well, I am completely, 100% over teaching summer school.

The everyday thing stinks. The students are burned out, and some have quit caring. I am trying to make it interesting and exciting, but it is so hard. It will be over next Friday, praise the Lord!

I had a fairly entertaining weekend. On Friday, a friend from Dallas, Kim, came up to NWA, so me, her, and Beth hung out. We had dinner at a fun little local coffee shop and had yogurt. It was great to catch up with the girls.
Saturday, I went to Ty’s shop and helped out. I feel like I can do more and more there, which is good. I am finally feeling like maybe I belong in that realm of his life. One funny thing happened…I was watching the mechanic’s new puppy, Oakley. He is a precious puppy, and he is still being potty trained. Well, Oakley moved over to the big black plastic mat that is under the office stools, and he squatted. I was just about to pick him up and move him outside, when he had EXPLOSIVE DIARRHEA. EW. Everywhere on the rug. And it smelled so bad. I could tell this little puppy didn’t feel well because immediately he ran to his bed and laid down with a sad look on his face, so I didn’t punish himI thought for a split second about trying to clean up the mess, but the smell overtook me. I couldn’t do it. I just dragged the rug outside so they could hose it off. I couldn’t deal with it. When I came back in, I tried to find something to cover the smell, but all I could find was Windex…so I sprayed windex ALL over the front counter area to mask the smell. Ugh. Gross.

Then mom and dad came to town and took Ty and I out for a nice meal. We went to Copeland’s and had a great dinner and dessert. It was so good.

Ty and I at dinner
Our favorite thing at Copeland’s is their spinach dip…they serve it with fried bowtie pasta instead of chips or bread. It is soooo yummy! Mom and dad each had a little tasting plate (of crab ravioli and steak) and Tyler and I shared crab cakes with shrimp alfredo. Then we all had their wonderful cheesecake (Mom and dad had white choc strawberry, I had praline, and Tyler had their chocolate cake). Delish!
My wonderful parents after dinner! Don’t they look full and happy! ha!
That night, me, mom, and Ty sat on the couch playing online trivia games all night and it was so fun! We played “Name that Car Logo” and “Grease Trivia” and “Name that 80s song” and much more. We were being so competitive and having a blast. We laughed all night long!

On Sunday, we went to visit Aunt Bobby and Uncle Jerry a couple hours away. We had a great visit with them. We ate BBQ, watched our wedding video (since Aunt Bobby was just getting out the hospital when we got married and didn’t get to come to the wedding), and visited and had a great time. Then we came home, napped, and watched TV. It was a great weekend.