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I'm an Okie native, but currently an Arkansan. Newlywed. Hairstylist. Lover of all things creative. Pinterest and blog addict. Wanna-be photographer and wedding planner. Jesus follower. I love meeting new people and I'd love for you to stay a while, read a lot, and follow along. I love discovering new blogs so leave me a comment and I'm thrilled you're here!


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Saturday, January 30, 2010

I'm Getting Old!

So I am currently in my last semester of college.....CRAZY huh? I don't know exactly how I feel about it yet. It seems like everytime someone asks me when I'm graduating they follow it with...."enjoy it as much as possible because once you're out you will regret wishing it would end so soon." I WAS 100% ecstatic about graduating college and moving back home to start a career. I still am of course but the closer it gets the more I realize WOW I'm getting OLD! I'm going to miss Fort Smith and all my friends here SO much, but I can't wait to get back to Norman. A lot of people have asked me what I'm planning on doing as far as a job is concerned. My answer is- I have no clue! I want a job in the hair/cosmetic industry, but not necessarily a stylist job in a salon. I would love to incorporate the business/sales side with it. Ideally, I would love to work as a cosmetic/hair product rep and travel to salons and teach classes and sell products to different salons and schools. The only problem with that is there are no jobs like that in our area. Most of these jobs are in big cities like L.A., Dallas, and so on. I'm planning on filling out applications, going to job fairs and interviews within the next couple of months. I'm figuring out very quickly that the whole job hunting process is very stressful and time consuming when balancing it with school, pom and a job. Anyway, you all probably just found out a lot more information than you really wanted to know, but I've been asked that question a lot lately so I figured I'd fill everyone in on it. Speaking of getting old.....I attended my first baby shower for one of my good high school friends this past weekend. She and her husband are expecting a little boy in March. She was the cutest little pregnant lady!

Here is a pic from the baby shower. All the girls in this pic played high school volleyball with me! It was so good to see each one of them and catch up.

It seems like every other day i'm finding out that someone else i'm friends with or know is having a baby or getting makes me feel old!

This weekend it snowed about 6 inches here in Fort Smith. My friend Courtney and I went outside and enjoyed playing in the snow. We took a bunch of pictures and made a snowwoman, complete with a red wig and scarf! We also decided to go to our neighbors (they share a duplex with us and they play baseball at our school) and interrupt their movie watch party by throwing snowballs at their front door. We laughed pretty hard and had a good time! Here are some pics from our snow day.

This upcoming weekend I will be making a girls road trip to Mandeville, Louisiana. It's right outside of New Orleans and is the hometown of one of my roommates. It's her birthday weekend and the weekend before Mardi Gras. Last year I got to attend Mardi Gras with her so i'm super excited about going back. Her brother rented a table at the Orpheous Ball and told Allison to invite three of her friends to come. We get to dress up in ball gowns and enjoy lots of food and dancing. I'm so excited, I can't wait! I'm sure the area will be booming all weekend due to the Saints playing in the super bowl. Today we went to the nail salon and got our nails painted black with a gold Fleur-de-lis (the Saints symbol). We figured we might as well cheer them on while we're down there....i'm sure Alli and her family will be proud!

Well that's all for now...I will make sure and update the blog with pics and stories from our weekend in Louisiana....ROAD TRIP!! WAHOO!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A White Christmas!

Well this year we definitely had a WHITE Christmas in Norman. It snowed 14 inches in one day! My mom and I had some last minute Christmas shopping to do on Christmas Eve so we set out to go to Wal-Mart thinking we could make it in the BLIZZARD.....boy were we wrong! It ended up being a three hour trip, taking us an hour and a half just to get home! We did pretty good until we got stuck on the railroad tracks....needless to say we got a little heated and nervous and had a mental breakdown until I was able to push us over the tracks. Then, we got stuck pulling into our neighborhood and our guardian angel (my dad's friend Terry) was luckily pulling out at the same time and he shoveled us out. My mom, Aunt Jan, and I baked chocolate covered pretzels and peanut butter fudge, it was a lot of fun. My mom and I have never done the whole Christmas baking thing, but I think we've decided that it's a tradition we might pick up. Unfortunately we weren't able to make it to Christmas in Texhoma and my dad was there all by himself. We sure missed him at the house on Christmas morning and hated opening up presents without him. Luckily he made it home on Sat and he got to open up his presents in front of us. We did lots of sledding and playing in the snow. The puppies absolutely loved every minute of it!! If you look at the pictures below, you will see how much fun we had. Trevor thought it would be fun to do a handstand in the snow to show how deep it was, but he didn't realize he would have a horrible brain freeze when he came up! Oh well, it made for a great pic right? All in all we had a GREAT Christmas, eventhough it was a little different than most. All that really matters is that we got to spend it with family, celebrating Jesus' birth. I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas as well!

This is Aunt Jan's FABULOUS Christmas sweater that she let Trevor borrow for a Christmas party. We got a kick out of it!! I bet you like my mom's pink robe too....haha!


So it's been almost three months since my last blog post so I decided I will give you all an update. We had Thanksgiving at my parents house and my cousins and Uncle Bruce came into town and we all had dinner and went golfing. It was a lot of fun....we played scrambled and I did AWFUL, however I did make the game winning putt ( I knew there was a reason I stuck with it). We also went to Perkins to spend Thanksgiving with my grandpa and cousins. We played chicken foot, lots of battle ship (which I've really grown to like), football, and wheelbarrel rides. I'm SO very thankful for my wonderful friends and family! By the way, Parker killed me in golf..he made a lot better contact with the ball then I could have ever thought of doing.