Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Last night I spent my evening filling out a marriage questionnaire form. Scott and I have to take marriage counseling before we get married at Fellowship. The questions were very long and quite deep. Some asked my favorite color and movie, others asked who would pay the bills, where we would spend each holiday, if we want dogs, how clean I want our home to be, and how I feel about euthanasia. They wondered how I like to be cared for when I'm ill, how important travel is to me on a scale of 1-10, and 5 positive qualities Scott and I are each bringing to our relationship. Some of the questions took a lot of thought!! It took me about an hour an a half to complete the 15 page, multiple choice and fill in the blank form. I'm really happy to do it though and I'll be curious to know how Scott answered his questions when they're given to us at the workshop. I have a pretty good feeling that I'll know exactly how he'll answer the questions but I'm still anxious to see them. I kind of wonder if the people who read them have ever gotten a couple who were so obviously a bad fit for each other. I wonder if they tell you that you might want to reconsider your spouse choice! Ha! That would be terrible. I'm sure it's happened.
I should get ready for bed now. It's very late!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
So after the game was over we went to On the Rocks for a bit and were bored so we left. This afternoon, I went to Abuelos in Rogers with my parents to eat some super yummy mexican food. Mom and I went shopping at Dillards after then my parents took me to Wal Mart to stock up on some groceries. I love it when they do that!! It's so nice and helpful! I got some Halloween candy for the kiddies but I hope I don't eat it all before they get here. I'll try to be disciplined and not eat the skittles and snickers! The snickers will be tough to ignore since a snicker is my favorite candy bar!
Friday, October 24, 2008
So today, Scott and I had our engagement pictures taken. We took them around the Fayetteville square and Old Main lawn. The photographer said I'll get to see them in about a week. I'm glad they're over with just because of the whole diet thing which I failed at miserably BTW. Still dieted but not nearly as hard core as I would before a pageant. After we took our pictures, we ate yummy food at La Huerta. My belly is big and full now!
Right now, Scott is watching DVR'd Greys Anatomy while I'm blogging. We decided to stay in for the night since tomorrow will probably be quite eventful. Scott and I will go down to tailgate at about 2:00 but will pre-tailgate at my house probably an hour before that. Yay! I'm excited about this game. Finally a night game. Finally! GO HOGS!!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Tomorrow I'm going on my 'week of the pageant' diet because I'm getting my engagement pictures taken on Friday. For those of you who want to know what my 'week of the pageant' diet consists of it's pretty simple. No more than 50 milligrams of sodium a day and about a gallon of water. You can do the math and try to figure out what food other than raw lettuce has less than 50 milligrams of sodium in it. Everything has sodium. Except for jelly. And one time, when I actually was getting ready for a pageant, I cooked a plain chicken with just pepper on it and dipped it in jelly. If your shivering and gagging right now you should because it was terrible!!
Alright well, time for Hannity and Colmes. If any of you didn't catch Sarah Palin on SNL here it is! So funny.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
I did do something exciting this week. I went to Wal Mart and got a pumpkin! I've been wanting one for weeks now but just haven't done it and I finally did! Of course Jake and Scott made so much fun of me but I felt better about it when I went to Jaclyns house last night and she had TWO pumpkins!!
I got honked at the other day and I'm so confused why. I don't know what I did and it kinda didn't sit well with me that someone would have road rage against me so badly. Whatev.
Okay so that's all. On Thursday, Scott and I watched the roast of John McCain and Barack Obama at the Alfred E Smith dinner in New York. It was hilarious! John McCain did great and Barack Obama did not. Which, I'll be honest, surprised me. I thought Obama would do way better than McCain at the comedy routine but he was just not funny. If you didn't catch it on TV and have a few minutes to watch these, it's definitely worth it.
Here's McCain, part one and two.
Here's Obama part one and two.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Today I met with my cake lady. The cake has been the hardest thing for me. I've looked at Ricks, Mickey's in LR, theknot.com, and countless magazine pictures and haven't liked anything I've seen. I don't know what I'm looking for and I don't have anything in mind but nothing blows me away. I felt sorry for my cake lady because I don't feel like I gave her any direction whatsoever. I just showed her some pictures I liked, told her the idea I was going for, and with a confused look on her face she told me she would draw some stuff out and email them to me. Works for me! While trying to decide what my cake looked like was difficult, the cake testing was super easy! Yum O! I know what flavor of cake I want. I'm excited.
After my meeting with the cake lady, I drove to the seamstress to have my dress altered. And when I say altered all it needed was hemming. Okay so just a hem, shouldn't cost that much right? WRONG. It was $195! Let me say it again. ONE HUNDRED NINETY FIVE DOLLARS!! To fix a hem?? I guess I'm confused as I was thinking $40. I was tempted to tell her never mind, that my 8th grade home ec teacher, Mrs Nixon, taught me how to sew and I could do it myself but whatev.
Saturday was fun wedding planning though. I drove to El Dorado to register. El Do doesn't have a Dillards but we have a few stores that carry the same china as Dillards so everyone goes there to register and buy gifts.
While I was in El Dorado I visited my Mimi. Bless her heart she just doesn't know what to do with herself since my grandpa died in March. I feel sorry for her. She'll cry just talking about him. It breaks my heart. They were married for 61 years! Mimi tickles me though. She's in her early 80's and can't remember anything. She asked me 5 times if I had a boyfriend, what he does, when my wedding was, and how many bridesmaids I'm having. I know I'll be just like that when I'm her age because I'm full blooded Luttrell. Not looking forward to it...
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Do any of you know how much I adore my puppy, Holly? Well, she's not so much a puppy anymore. She turns 12 this month. Oh my gosh that makes me so sad. I can remember like it was yesterday the day I picked her up. We got her in Bryant and we rescued her. She wasn't from a pound but..let me put it this way...I stepped in goat dodo on my way out of the house. A lot of people wonder what breed Holly is. She's half yorkie half shih tzu. She's so smart and so sweet. I can ask her for a kiss and she always gives me one on my nose. I can talk to her like a 2 year old and I feel like she knows what I'm saying. She has a very large vocabulary and knows a lot of words. She's perfect. My perfect doodlebug. So I was devastated today when I was rubbing her belly and noticed a huge lump on her chest. It's rock hard and about the size of a kidney bean. I seriously had to go lay on my bed when I saw it because it made me nauseous and I thought I was going to pass out. Holly is like a child to me and I cannot imagine my life without her. I'm taking her to the vet in Little Rock tomorrow to get it checked out. I googled it and it's either breast cancer, a cyst, or a tumor. It's just so sad that she's starting to show signs of aging. The good thing is she acts totally normal so hopefully that's a good sign. I'll let you all know what the results are. Please pray that everything is okay because I know she's old but I'm definitely not prepared to let go yet. Of course I can't help but think the worse and I held her in my arms and balled and squalled today. If any of you have loved a pet like it was your child you would understand. I just love her with all of my heart. To lighten up the subject, I made a video of Holly tonight. It's of her doing one of her tricks, singing. Enjoy!!!!
And just for kicks, here's one of Barack Obama. He is just a little bit scary to me. Who hangs out with terrorists and crazy preacher who hates America man? I guess I'm just SO confused. Who is this guy and why is it a possibility that he could be running our country?
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Getting away from that topic now. I enjoyed Holly's company so much last week, I decided to keep her for this week too. I think she's really enjoyed herself. I went to Target and bought her, her favorite treat - Beggin Strips. She LOVES beggin strips. They used to be too big for her and I'd have to break the strip into 3 pieces but now they make them in mini's for little dogs and they're a perfect size. Ever since I bought them, all she does is stand by the kitchen counter where they're stored and wait on me to notice and give her one. She's so funny. Her diet the past few days has consisted of beggin strips. I can't resist her sweet face though.
Work has still been great. I'm going to need all of you who live in NWA to come see me though! It takes a while to build a clientele but you guys can help me out by coming to the salon to see me! 443-7776! My hours are very flexible and I can make time around your schedule! Plus I'm really good at what I do. Not to toot my own horn or anything but it would be good information for you to know!
Time to focus on Oprah. She's giving tips on how to save money. Something I'm very interested in however I don't know if I'll learn anything new as Scott has already trained me well. He's very into saving. He still has his Christmas money from when he was 7! Crazy...
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Okay so the next morning came quite early. After just 5 hours of sleep, I woke up to go to the Razorback game. Precious Landon was here for the occasion!! He went to his third Razorback football game. Landon is a huge Razorback fan! His Arkansas family has brainwashed him well. Kyle is determined that his son be as big of a Razorback fan as he is and I think Landon is well on his way. He knows all of the words to the Arkansas fight song and I'm working on teaching him the moves to the William Tell Overture. Kyle particularly wanted to make sure Landon was at this game because we were playing the Florida Gators. Landon lives in Florida and knows a lot about the Gators as well so this was a particularly fun game for him. We lost (shocker) but it was still great for Landon to be there. Mammaw Kara made a video of Landon at Chick fil A for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
P.S. I'm well aware that Darren McFadden doesn't play for the Razorbacks anymore. Just wanted to clear that up in case any of you think I'm ignorant.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Last night was good fun. Jake, Braclyn and I went to Masons for their website launch party. Our dear friend, and one of my bridesmaids, Anna, is responsible for the whole shopmasons.com site. Anna has worked SO hard on the website and I must say it looks fabulous! She's a model in a lot of the pictures and looks so good. I would be a miserable model as I can't look right in a picture unless I'm showing all of my teeth. I'm just not sexy. After the launch party Jake and I came back to my house to watch my favorite show, Dirty Sexy Money. It was SO good. If you don't watch it you so should.
Alright I just have nothing to talk about. Jake and I are going to drive to Bentonville to Brad and Jaclyns house and Jaxie and Craig will be there too! Jax is my other dear friend who lives far far away in Nashville but she has a killer job so she's excused. She works for a talent agency and gets to see country music artists walking in her office all the time. Why just the other day, Faith Hill popped in and said hi and bye to Jacqueline. So cool. So yeah, she's up here and that makes me happy!
Tomorrow night is Brad and Jaclyns engagement party! We will have tons of fun I'm sure as Brad's mom, Mrs Betty, has gone all the way out for it. Okay time to go. My friends are awaiting!