Alyssa and I had early hair appointments in Conway this morning. Alyssa took this shot as we cross over the Arkansas River. It's a bit blurry but it was a gorgeous site with the steam coming up off the water!
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Happy 20th Birthday to my boy!!!!
Started my day at 5:30 am at Zumba and got pretty sweaty and stinky!!
Got home and lots track of time and all of sudden realized I had to be at the dentist....with no shower!
That poor hygienist!!
Jared's band had a competition tonight!
They received all Excellents!!!
So very excited!!!
I have been wanting a Cricut for a while now but they are very expensive. I had finally decided to spend some early birthday $$ on the smallest one today, but Michaels was sold out by the time I got there. So Alyssa and I decided to try Wowmart and to my surprise this very expensive one was marked at a price over 50% lower than everywhere else!! And there was only one left...I grabbed it. However, at the check out we found out it was mismarked, but guess what? They had to give it to me for that price!!! They were not too happy, but I did the happy dance all the way to the car!!!!
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Alyssa has been wanting to decorate the walls of her apartment but she is on a budget. Today we went out and found this cute fabric and stretched it on a canvas. All was on sale and it turned out so cute!!!
We then covered some smaller canvases with a coordinating fabric. She is going to pin pictures on those and hang them on either side of the larger one!!
We were both very pleased with how they turned out...and I had a great afternoon with my girl!
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
This morning, I got to visit with my dear friend, Cecilia. It was so great to get caught up on each other's lives!! Cecilia and I were best friends in HS and in each other's weddings. She recently moved back to Tucson so I look forward to getting to see her more often!!!
Doing my bible study on my parents back porch.....great way to start my day!!
Went to Trader Joe's...so wish we had one in Arkansas. Did you know brussel sprouts grew like this? I didn't!!
My cousin and her husband flew in for dad's party and we all got to have dinner tonight. Steve flies in tomorrow.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
It used to be Sunday that I had a hard time getting a picture...
...now that has changed to Monday...ugh.
I put my dad on the plane today, it would have been hard to say goodbye except for the fact I am flying out there in the morning for his 80th birthday.
I could have flown with him, but I didn't want to miss my bible study tonight. This Isaiah study has been so good, so convicting...I don't want to miss any of it.
Today we taught the kids about the temptation of Christ.
I wanted them to understand what a temptation was, so we took a "temptation" walk.
The kids were told that as we walked, they had to stay ON the path. If they made it to the end of the path, there would be a wonderful surprise..
But along the turns of the path there were things to tempt them to leave the path....games, money, toys, candy, cupcakes.....they could leave the path if they wanted and enjoy that one thing, but then they would forfeit the surprise at the end...
There were people at each station trying to tempt the kids to come enjoy the items they were offering. We told the kids to recite "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" to help them stay on the path....
...every child made it to the end!!!
and the surprise was that they received everything on the path that was tempting them!!!
After the older kids did the walk, they came back and buddy'd up with a younger child and walked with them and encouraged them to stay on the path too.
It was a GREAT lesson!!!
Saturday, October 1, 2011
We all had lunch at Five Guys before we took dad to see Kayley's college.
No, Jared is not mad....it had senior pics made today and was tired of smiling!
Dad surprised Andrea by kissing her.......such a great picture!
Dad and Kayley...one very proud grandpa!