I’ve Been Showered with So Many Blessings!

Wow what a day! I had an AMAZING shower and was just so blessed! I didn’t take a ton of pics with my camera (I was too busy talking and laughing and opening gifts…so more pics to come later) but here is what I can show you…

So many presents! 2 tables full! I got 7 of our 10 Fiesta place settings, lots of kitchen goodies (a blender, a waffle maker, punch bowls, pyrex…so much!), towels, and so much!
The chocolate fountain station…

The tables… a friend of the family who goes to church with us did all the decorating!
These little cards with our pictures on them were for people to leave us sweet words of wisdom…

Petit fours from Rick’s! I brought them all the way from Fayetteville to Hot Springs!

Ok, this cake looks like a black Barbie. She was really tan (probably a latino Barbie…because we asked for a brunette…but she lookes REALLY dark in this picture). Her dress looks JUST like my dress…

The day was so great! Then I got to hang out with these girls…some pledge sisters who came in for my shower! We went shopping and had dinner! So fun!

Tomorrow is my bridal portaits! Hope the rain stops!

To snow or not to snow?

Well…mom and I came back to Fayetteville (she came with me to spend a little time together before classes start) and the weather can’t make up its mind. The forecast was calling for up to 3 inches of snow….but now, the radar shows it might just go around us.

While I love the beauty of snow, we can’t really drive in it. Case in point: tonight, I was driving, and a little bridge over by Walmart was iced over, and I slammed on my breaks (a BIG no no while on ice.) Luckily, my lane was clear, the ice was just in the middle lane…but it just proved that if we get snow or ice, I do not need to be behind the wheel.

I go to a meeting to pick the classes I teach tomorrow. I hope I get good ones. Not really sure what would qualify for good. I would like to NOT teach the 7:30 a.m. MWF class again, I do know that. I think I would like a TTH class,or maybe even the 3 hour late night blocks. If I did that, I would have Mondays free until 5, free days, and free Thursdays and Fridays. It would be awesome. We shall see what the luck of the draw holds for me tomorrow. Say a prayer for good classes!

Phones and Toilets Don’t Mix

Yesterday we were keeping my three sweet cousins, and we took them to the Behind the Mall Cinema to see the Princess and the Frog. (Side note 1: DON’T go to the BTMC. The new seats are too tall and the slope of the floor is too short. The kids had to sit in booster seats – and they are 7 and 9- and my lil grandma needed one too!). (Side note 2: the movie was really cute. A good job by Disney to harken to the old princess movies. The songs were not as good as some in the past…but the story was good).

I went to the bathroom before the movie, and my phone fell from my back pocket to the toilet. Fried. But today I got in a new phone, and luckily, after mine dried out…it turned on long enough to get the numbers off it.

Also, I am a real adult. Know how I know? I pulled a tooth for a kid yesterday. Caitlyn’s tooth was barely hanging on…and I took her to the bathroom at BWW and pulled that sucker. I’m an adult now.

Today, we braved Wal-mart to do our Christmas food shopping. We found those Zhu Zhu hamster toys (they lady at Wal-Mart said they are selling on Ebay for $200…crazy huh? They were like $8!). We bought some for the cousins. Can’t wait to play with them!

Then, Sandy, my aunt, needed to do a little more Christmas shopping, so I kept all three kiddos by myself today. They were good and we had lots of fun. We colored, played cars, watched Barney, watched Harry and the Hendersons, and played Candyland. I love those kids.

Now Gram and I are gonna spend a little time together tonight while mom is out bowling. I love home.


What an amazing word that is. Though I have moved away (to the far off land of NWA), coming home means home home. Home, Hot Springs, home. Home, family, home. Dogs, home. Big bedroom, home. Christmas tree, home.

Its good.

I got home last night, ate dinner with my daddy, then watched my mom bowl on her league. Her team won the second quarter of the year and had to play the first quarter winners to be the winners of the first half. They were going strong, but by the time they got to game 5 and 6, they were worn out and lost. Oh well.

Today we are running around town. Signing up at the gym (gotta get ready to fit in that wedding dress!), Hobby Lobby, meeting with the DJ, and I might head to OBU tonight to see some friends. Gotta get in all the friend time I can. That time is precious.

So, I’m off for a busy busy day. But at least I’m home.