Exciting Things

Here is a short photo story of my last two days:

We went to the Sebastian County Clerk.
We got our marriage license!
Then Rachael came for a visit!
We went on a tour of Fayetteville…complete with my favorite stop….the pond at Washington Regional to see the ducks.
Then we went to the other best stop in Fayetteville…Rick’s Bakery. Rachael had a peanut butter brownie and I had that delicious strawberry cupcake topped with a chocolate covered strawberry. AMAZING.

Tomorrow night is my bachelorette party in Little Rock….fun stories to come!

Big Day

So today is a big day.
We are getting our marriage license.

We are having our last premarital counseling session.

And the most exciting part…

THIS GIRL is coming for a short visit.

This is Rachael, or Rachie (isn’t she precious!?). We met our freshman year by being REALLY overzealous to sign up for Tiger Tunes. Signups were at like 8 p.m. or something, and we both showed up at 8 a.m. and skipped all of our classes that day to be sure we got in the show! haha….(this is us as CM Elves in Tiger Tunes. We’re hot. We know.)

Then she was a strong rock for me when I was trying to branch out a bit later in my freshman year. She kept bringing me to fun stuff with new girls.(I became friends with this whole group pretty much because of Rach. She would drag me up to their hall to watch One Tree Hill or Gilmore Girls….both of which at the time I’d never watched. But I sat there and made friends! haha)

Then we pledged Tri Chi together. (ew no sleep bid day pics. We were sooo tired!)
Then we roomed together our sophomore year (well…for a semester until she got offered a place in the nicer dorms and moved up!).
(This is us with our friend Megan in our room at the end of Perrin 3rd floor. It kicked butt because it had a private bathroom. There are so many funny things in this picture, but please notice the pink bubble chair in the lower left corner. We are messy people. And we would pile stuff in this chair. Once I thought I lost some pants and shoes. But they were just in that chair with a bunch of stuff piled on top.)

But we have been close friends for years, and I just love her. She is in the house party of my wedding. She wanted to come for a short visit (just tonight and tomorrow) before I become old and married! haha

I’m so excited to spend some time with her. I say it alot, but girlfriends are gifts from God. Such a blessing.


Well, I’m taking a break from reading and thawing out (I locked myself out this morning…and spent a total of 1.5 hours outside in 25 degree weather taking the bus and waiting for my landlord to open my apartment).

We moved the reception yesterday. The place we were dying to have it was under construction, and won’t be done in time. I was holding my breath and praying, but it just wasn’t realistic.

So we are back with our original plans (which I was perfectly happy with until we found this other place back in the fall…) and its gonna be good. We get all the same table decor, now we can do chair covers (since the other place had chairs that wouldn’t fit the covers), and we can make a yummy buffet. The room is bigger and more open, and I’m gonna make the best of it.

Tyler and I are going to decide on menu stuff tonight. Should be fun. I’m leaning towards a mashed potato bar (mashed taters served in martini glasses and lots of toppings, like cheese, bacon bits, sour cream, etc like a sunday bar! yum!). But we don’t know about the main dishes yet. I’ll let you know!

Ok, back to reading for Media. One more article left! I can make it….

Valentine’s Part 2

So we slept in a bit Sunday and when we got up, we decided to do Valentine’s Day part 2. We tried seeing the movie “Valentine’s Day” Saturday night…but the movie theater was packed!
So we got up and went to eat brunch. We LOVE Golden Corral for breakfast/brunch (I know…its a greasy buffet…but there are so many food options, the food quality is good, and its pretty cheap for what you get) and pigged out. They make THE BEST omelettes at GC and I very much enjoyed my omelette and other goodies. They also had some homemade potato chips that were warm and yummy (like the ones you get at Zaxby’s). Yum.So after brunch, we saw “Valentine’s Day” It was cute. The plot had A LOT of story lines, but they weren’t too complicated, so it was easy to follow. There were cute parts, sad parts, funny parts, romantic parts. We laughed alot and it was a good movie. It has tons of celebs in it too. Taylor Swift was really funny in it (I was surprised), and SURPRISE Patrick Dempsey plays a doctor in it! haha. But it was cute.
So then we came home, watched the Olympics and napped. Then I made an easy dinner (thank you Hamburger Helper!), and I did homework while Tyler watched Undercover Boss. That show is so interesting! Last night, the CEO of Hooter’s went undercover and got some great insight into their company. He talked at the end about a new marketing campaign showing that Hooter’s girls have lives and personalities and are more than boobs, and how the managers should treat them with respect. I think those are all good things.
It was a great weekend. I have a busy week, but it will all be worth it. My friend and former roomie Rachael is coming to visit Thursday night, and my bachelorette party is Saturday! woot woot! Gotta work so I can have fun!