Thursday, December 10, 2009

Memories . . .

I have been trying to organize all my pictures and documents on my computers and hard drive . . . a huge task, and I am not anywhere near finished. But, I have started downloading some of the best/most important pictures on to my new computer and have enjoyed seeing all my favorite pictures again. They bring back so many good memories of vacations and time spent with family. I thought I would share a few of the ones I have come across so far . . .

This is Emily and I saying our good byes before she left for school in Idaho. All I can say is, I'm happy she came back :)

Spring Break of this year. I got to feed dolphins at Sea World - it was awesome!
(Don't know why this text is weird, but I can't figure out how to fix it, so it is . . . )

After running the St. Jude Marathon - wow, I can't believe I'm still alive.

David and I in San Francisco this summer. We had such a fun trip.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

What a slacker . . .

Wow. I'm updating my blog . . . although not really. Especially since there will be no pictures :) I was just sitting here reading some of my old posts and wishing that I had posted more, since I'm a huge slacker at keeping a journal as well. I'm telling myself that now that I have a new, fast! computer (also a Mac :) ) that I will definitely update more . . . . probably just wishful thinking though. I have had the computer for over a week now and still don't really have any pictures on it . . . I'm working on it though. There just always seems to be so many other more important things to do. I have actually put up my Christmas tree and decorations, and even wrapped all my presents. Maybe I'll put some of those pictures on here soon . . .

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Road Trip!

We are about a third of the way through our 3+ week road trip out west. It has been super fun, but so busy! So far we have been to Moab and Provo, UT to see family, Salt Lake to see the American Idols concert :), Lake Tahoe for our 4th anniversary, Yosemite National Park, the Oakland Temple and Visitor's Center, and San Francisco. We are currently in Monterey because I want to see the Monterey Bay Aquarium. We will be driving down the coast today and eventually make it to LA and then San Diego before heading to Arizona to see family and go to my family's reunion. We have taken so many pictures I haven't even been able to pick through them to find some to post . . . . hopefully I'll do that sometime soon. The highlights have been parasailing over Lake Tahoe, hiking to the beautiful waterfalls and other mountain scenery in Yosemite, including star gazing on a big rock dome with just the 2 of us, seeing deer and other animals in Yosemite, and walking around San Francisco, especially the Golden Gate Bridge - it's all been awesome. We can't believe we have the opportunity to see all of these places all at once - it's incredible.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

American Idol Finale! Go Kris!!

Just wanted to share some pictures of us in our t-shirts and all our excitement getting ready for work and then the final performances of this year's American Idol! We are voting for Kris!!

An Awesome Saturday!

Last Saturday we decided to go watch a matinee showing of X-Men Origins - Wolverine. Stuart and Whitney came with us. We all really like the movie, but decided we weren't finished hanging out . . . we went back to Stuart & Whitney's to decide what to do. We settled on using the 4 free games of bowling David has been carrying around in his wallet for the last year. We ended up bowling 2 games and it was a ton of fun! It has been forever since we've been bowling! As if we hadn't had enough, we went out for ice cream and then met Stuart, Whitney, Grace, Paul, Mary K, and Spencer back here in Rose Bud to watch "Taken" at Grace & Paul's house. We had a fun filled Saturday! Thanks guys!

Stuart & Whitney getting ready to bowl!

This is the look I make when somehow I knock over 4 pins and it turns into a strike . . . apparently . . .

This is Dave trying to make sure his foot does that "thing"

Thanks Stuart & Whitney!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Women Can Run 5K

There is an organization or group or whatever you want to call it called Women Can Run/Walk that sets up small "clinics" in any town that wants to participate. Rose Bud has participated for the past two years, and this year me, Mom, and Natalie did it with them. You meet two nights a week to run/walk together (there are schedules set up for walkers and beginning, intermediate, and advanced runners to help you train for a 5K). We have been meeting since the end of February, and this Saturday was the 5K we have been training for. We had a good time training and running, but I am still terribly slow. I'm planning to keep running and hopefully get faster!

Me & April - she runs with me and tries to get me to go faster :)
I'm happy to have her with me!

Nat, Mom & Me after the race

Natalie with her medal and certificate - Go Nat!

After waiting for the final pair of shoes to be given away, we all headed to Chili's for lunch! It was a lot of fun. And it's a good thing we stayed for the door prizes - out of the 19 or so of us there, we won 2 pairs of running shoes, a t-shirt, a fancy back pack, and two Road ID gift certificates.

Kris Allen comes Home!

If you do not know who Kris Allen is, you are no longer my friend. Just kidding, but seriously if you don't know, you should find out :) Kris Allen is from Conway, Arkansas and is in the Top 3 on this season of American Idol. He came home to Little Rock and Conway this past weekend. I was able to go see him at the Rivermarket in Little Rock with Mom, Cindy, Emily, and Kendra which was really awesome. I also went to see him that evening in Conway with David. We really had a lot of fun, except that it was extremely hot and sticky in Conway. I think I liked him even more live than I do on the show!

This is us when we got there around 11 am.

The crowd during the concert - there were a lot of people there!

Kevin from Channel 16 talking to Kris.

This is my favorite picture I took - I think he was singing "She Works Hard for the Money"

Some nice person took a picture for us on our way back to the car, so we could all be in the picture. :)

We were standing in Front Street in front of Mike's Place for the Conway concert - I liked their sign.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Fun with Friends

Last Friday night, we met up with some friends in Conway to go out to eat and play a game. We went to eat pizza, then went to Colby and Katie's where we had brownies and played Yahtzee. It was fun to see them again and be back in Conway for a while.

Me, Katie & Celeste

Colby, Joe, & Dave

Monday, February 16, 2009

Valentine's Weekend

We are lucky to have some good connections :) Mom & Dad bought into a time share a few years ago, and they have different resorts all over the place that they can use points and stay. They happened to have quite a few points left over that would expire next month, so they let us use some! The closest place to us is in Fairfield Bay, Arkansas. It was the very first resort the company built, so it is older than some of the rest, but it is really neat, and there is surprisingly a lot to do! We and Emily & Jake went up Friday night and stayed through Sunday morning. We went out to eat for dinner both nights, went hiking to a "waterfall", went swimming, and just tried to relax the rest of the time. It was a lot of fun!

Jake, the detective. "It's moss . . . "

Emily, sitting on the tree she climbed.

Behind the waterfall

Just David . . . .

Emily & Jake at the restaurant on Valentine's Day

Family Temple Trip

At the end of January, all of David's family met up in Jonesboro at Kaylynne & Micah's house to stay the night and go to the temple the next day. We had a good time visiting with each other Friday night and going out for lunch Saturday. It was really neat to have everyone together at the temple. Shandi and Sarell were nice enough to watch Scott & Tantely's kids so we could all go to a session together.


The ice storm didn't hit us too hard here. We only lost power for ~10 hours, and it was pretty much all at night. We were out of school/work for 2 days which was nice. It gave us time to get some things done around the house, and we had Parker and Melanie over one night to play and hang out. Here are some pictures I took on my way to work when I finally went back.

My Birthday!

Well, My birthday was February 3rd. I turned 23, which in itself is not bad, but it makes me think about turning 25 and 30, which I do not like. I just want to stay as close to 21ish as possible :) So much for that! Well, on Monday we went to my parents for pizza and cake and ice cream. It was a lot of fun. Then Tuesday, Dave sent me flowers at work, and we decided to go out to eat in Conway at Colton's with Katie & Colby, Celeste & Joe, and Stuart & Whitney. It was really fun, and I was glad everyone came on such short notice!

Me blowing out the candles - look at the girls next to me - I think they're trying to help me. lol

"Flower cake" that I got at work from Dave.

Random Updates

Okay, I'm a big loser and never update my blog - not that I don't have anything to update - I just am weird and want everything to be in order. So when I miss something I just don't ever post anymore, because I want to "catch up" first. Well, I decided that's silly. :) Yay for me! So, prepare for tons of random updates filled with anything that has happened over the last few months. :)