Saturday, October 29, 2011

Day 302 - Saturday, October 29

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!

Day 301 - Friday, October 28

 Having fun playing around with the Cricut!!
so cool that it cuts vinyl for the walls!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Day 300 - Thursday, Oct. 27

Took Jared for a college visit today in northwest AR.
It was a great day but anyone who thinks that marching band is easy should have been there to watch these kids marching in 50 degrees in the rain!!!  Jared and I were in the car!!!

Day 299 - Wednesday, October 26

My finished Pinterest project.
It didn't turn out exactly as I wanted, the background should be darker but the paint caused the contact paper to curl up, so I only got to spray it once.  It still is pretty cool on my red wall!!!

Day 298 - Tuesday, October, 25

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!!!

Day 297 - Monday, October 24

Working on a Pinterest project with my new Cricut!!

Day 296 - Sunday, October 23

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

Day 295 - Saturday, October 22

 My big kids, plus two of Jared's friends carved pumpkins today.
They turned out GREAT!
Now to roast the seeds!

Day 294 - Friday, October 21

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!

Day 293 - Thursday, October 20

Steve is sick AGAIN with a bad cold....ugh.
This time we are trying this.

Day 292 - Wednesday, October 19

My Thankful Tree is filling up!

Day 291 - October 18

Jason left to go back to college today :(
We had such a great visit with him and his roommate.
This is what I found after he how clean this room is!
I love him!

Day 290 - October 17

Pumkin bread is a family favorite!
I made some today for Jason to take back to school.

Day 289 - Sunday, October 16

Our church had a picnic outside after the service today.  
It was a perfect day for a picnic and so fun!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Day 288 - Saturday, October 15

 My favorite little guy turned ONE today!!!
I can't believe it!
His mama and daddy had a very fun party for him and guess what....
.....he LOVED his cake!

Day 287 - Friday, October 14

 Friday nights mean marching band!!!
I know I am biased, but Jared really is a great drum major!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Day 286 - Thursday, October 13

 Alyssa got out of school early today so we decided to try a new cookie recipe together

Oh my word these are SO GOOD.
They have pretzels, chocolate chips, and peanut butter chips in them.  
Go here for the recipe!

Day 285 - Wednesday, October 12

Someone came up the street too fast and took out my neighbors mailbox.  This is the 2nd time their mailbox has been annihilated!!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Day 284 - Tuesday, October 11

What do you see when you look at this picture?
It makes me sad.
I pass this church everyday....and this says to me "no outsiders welcome".  

Day 283 - Monday, October 10

Steve and I came home from Tucson not feeling very well, so I made some chicken soup tonight.

Day 282 - Sunday, October 9

My last view of Tucson...

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Day 281 - Saturday, Oct. 8

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!!!

Day 280 - Friday, Oct. 7

 Spent the day showing my cousin's husband around Tucson.  I miss the desert more and more each time I come beautiful!
Then in the evening, everyone came to mom and dad's for dinner.  I made rosemary skillet chicken for everyone.

Day 279 - Thursday, Oct. 6

 Celebrating Dad's 80th birthday!!
 He was so in his element and having a ball!!!  
I loved seeing people I had grown up with but hadn't seen for years!!! 
It was a great evening and a huge success!!

Day 278 - Wednesday, Oct 5

 Doing my bible study on my parents back porch.....great way to start my day!!

Went to Trader Joe' 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.

Day 277 - Tuesday, Oct 4

 You know I am in Tucson when you see this picture!  Eegee's is local and the first place I hit after getting off the plane!!!
Playing around with my camera in my mom's backyard.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Day 276 - Monday, Oct.3

It used to be Sunday that I had a hard time getting a picture... 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.

Day 275 - Sunday, October 2

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, 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

Day 274 - Saturday, Oct 1

 We all had lunch at Five Guys before we took dad to see Kayley's college.
No, Jared is not had senior pics made today and was tired of smiling!
 Dad surprised Andrea by kissing her.......such a great picture!
Dad and very proud grandpa!

Day 273 - Friday, Sept 30

Sadly my last.....waaahhhh!
But it was such a fun day!
 getting ready for the parade.....
 pep rally....
 marching into the game......
 directing half time show.....