Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving

Yesterday was a great Thanksgiving day! My family gathered at my parents house and we had a delicious Thanksgiving meal! Scott and I swear that our stomach's were bottomless pits because we ate and ate all day and never got full. We watched the Macy's parade with Landon and he was very fascinated! We're not going to get to see Landon for Christmas so he opened his Christmas presents after lunch. Later in the night, Mom, Scott, and I went to see Four Christmas's! It was cute. I would definitely recommend watching it.
I'm so mad at myself for not going to the Arkansas/LSU game! I had tickets and just knew it would rain and I didn't want to ruin my shoes so Scott and I didn't go. SO STUPID OF ME!! I love beating LSU more than any team in the SEC. It would have been worth freezing cold rain in 10 degree weather to see Arkansas beat the tigers. I'm proud of the Hogs! I think next year we'll be pretty good.
Scott and I drove up to Fayetteville tonight and tomorrow we're celebrating our 2 year anniversary by eating at where else....Theos! That's where we went on our first date so we find it appropriate to go there again. Our anniversary is actually on Sunday but we'll celebrate it on Saturday. I'm looking forward to a yummy meal. Scott has most definitely spoiled me when it comes to good food. I'm a food brat now. I used to eat my steak well done. Now, the rarer the better! And there isn't anything I won't try and I usually like everything. They say your taste buds change every seven years...I hope mine don't because they're pretty tasty right now.
Random tidbit but did you guys know that Barack Obama is a smoker? He says he would like to quit but isn't promising he will. Sounds like he has a big time weakness. Kinda scary if a president of the United States is so weak he can't give up a habit that kills you. Whatev though. Wanna see a picture?

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Now that I'm done with that, here's videos of Landon opening up his Christmas presents. All spiderman stuff because he's very into that right now!
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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Landon/Holly Videos

These probably won't be very interesting to anybody other than my family but I don't have anything else to blog about so here you go! These are of Landon and Holly the day before Thanksgiving!

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Boring Blog. Don't Waste Your Time!

I've just been hanging out in Memphis. I drove to Scott's office today and we had lunch together. We don't eat lunch together that often. I usually eat at home and he eats at his office. But today we went to TGI Fridays and I'm still stuffed. After we ate, I dropped him back off at his office and decided to go Christmas shopping. I wore the wrong kind of shoes for that. Two hours later I was miserable and decided I had to go home!!
That's about all I have for you. Scott and I are about to start cooking a yummy dinner then he'll work and I'll watch TV. Sounds about normal....
Do you guys realize that yesterday makes just 2 months until Scott and I get married?! CRAZY!!! Have a nice night! Tomorrow I'll have more Landon videos for you. Makes for a more exciting blog!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Ruined Bedspread

Well, I had just a fabulous weekend! Scott drove up on Thursday and we had a nice time getting to see each other. We ate at Bordinos on Friday and hung out with Braclyn on Saturday. I decided yesterday to drive to Memphis with Scott. We left his car in Fayetteville so he's forced to come back. It won't be that big of a deal since we're spending Thanksgiving with my family in Little Rock this year. We'll go back to Fayetteville on Saturday and celebrate our 2 year anniversary! At Theos I'm sure. We'll just relive our first date!

I did have one bad thing happen to me this weekend. I took my bedspread to the dry cleaners to have it cleaned. I've done it a lot of times before...no big deal. Well, I have a black silky bedspread and when I picked it up, the dry cleaners decided to turn it gray and crunchy. Slightly depressing. The manager/owner wasn't there but they took down my number and are supposed to call me. So since my bedspread is ruined and I didn't want to snuggle up at night with just a sheet, I decided to immediately look for a new one. I found two at i o metro and decided to get both. Boy oh boy Scott found that totally irresponsible and didn't speak for a good 10 minutes. I tried to explain that ever since I moved into my house, four years ago, I've been looking for a good spread for my guest bedroom but nope! I'm still irresponsible and I'm getting an allowance when we get married! Oh well. It's for our house and we'll have it for many years. It's justifiable. Plus, the dry cleaners WILL BE giving me money to cover the ruined spread so it's like I'm only buying 1.


Landon's in town for Thanksgiving! He got in this weekend. Scott and I stopped by Little Rock on our way to Memphis to see him. He's so cute! He's 'big and heavy now.' Time for cute new videos!! The first is of him making Christmas cookies and the 2nd is of him doing cartwheels. I'm confused where the cartwheel thing is coming from?? Oh well.
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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Holly's a Survivor

Well, Holly is a breast cancer survivor!!!!!! YAY FOR HOLLY! She got to come home today and mom said she was doing well but just looked kinda drunk from all of the meds. She wiggled in the nurse's arms when she saw mom was there to pick her up so we think that's a good sign. For a while, mom said she wouldn't lay down. All she would do is sit. Mom tried to help her and put her in her little pink princess bed but Holly would just sit right up. It obviously hurt to lay. But eventually mom said she was laying down so I think she's going to be just fine! The doctor did tell mom that Holly's kidneys are severly damaged. He's going to give mom some medicine to give Holly and she has to take it for 4-6 weeks. Mom felt terrible but he told her there was no way she could have possibly known. Hopefully the medicine will work and make her feel much better. She's a fighter! I wouldn't want to die either if I had the lavish life she has! She's the queen. I bought Holly a pretty pink pearl necklace with diamonds for her being a survivor! I know that's cheesy. She'll probably wear it once. We normally don't put clothes on her. She has a few sweaters for when it's cold outside because she shakes if she goes outside and it's cold, but other than that we don't put her in anything. She does have a precious pumpkin Halloween costume but she looks pissed everytime we put it on her so we get the hint real quick and take it off. I'm so happy and can't wait to see Holly when I go home for Thanksgiving!
Scott just got in! My surprise was chocolate covered oreos, chocolate covered gummy bears and chocolate covered graham crackers from the chocolate store in Memphis I love so much, Dinstuhls! I kinda had a feeling! He's so sweet and got me a huge sack full! They should last a while but we'll see. I'll gain 2 pounds by Sunday probably. Okay well, time to devote my full attention to sweet Scott. We're going to look through all of our new fun gifts that we got! And organize! The best day ever!

Holly's Surgery Day

Keep Holly in your prayers today. She's having her breast cancer removed right now. It's supposed to be an easy surgery but she is getting old so she has that going against her. Let's hope she makes it through. I have a good feeling about it so I'm not too worried. She might have to stay overnight or she might get to come home today. It just depends on how she is recovering. Scott said that next year, we need to put Holly in a pink sweater and let her walk in race for the cure!! How cute would that be. I'm kind of thinking about doing it. I'll update you and let you know how everything went. Hopefully I'll have good news to report. If not, it'll be a while for an update because I'll be put in the mental instution in Little Rock for a while. If you think I'm kidding, I'm totally not.
On a happier note, Scott misses me so much he's driving to Fayetteville tonight! We haven't seen each other in almost 2 weeks!! We never go that long without seeing each other. We were just going to wait until Thanksgiving but he's adorable and misses me so he's driving up here tonight. I'm very happy because I obviously miss him too. I miss kissing him! He's going to get lots of kisses this weekend. And he said he has a surprise for me. Wonder what that could be? I'm so anxious. I'll let you know about my surprise and Holly. Update you later!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wedding Shower

Yesterday was my first wedding shower. It was thrown by my mom's best friends in El Dorado. It was so great and so nice! I got a lot of gifts and I'm really excited! 68 different people were thoughtful enough to go to the store and buy Scott and I gifts for our home that we registered for. Scott wasn't there, because the shower was just for ladies! It was so nice getting to see so many people from El Dorado that I haven't seen since I left for college. After the shower was over, mom and I could barely find room for all of the gifts in Big Red (our red expedition)
Once I got home to Little Rock, Scott and I turned on the webcam and I showed him all of the gifts we got. He was very excited about all of the Razorback platters we recieved! I got a lot of party platter stuff so I'm thinking about throwing a Christmas party so I can use them! I'm can't wait to use all of my fun stuff! I'm a little worried about finding room for all of it! My organization skills will be put to work!
Here's a few pictures we took from the shower. It's of just 1 of the tables of gifts, and a few of the presents that I got!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Bachelorette Weekend

This weekend was my bachelorette party! I had SO MUCH FUN! My girls did good! It started with Jaclyn and Anna picking me up at my house in Little Rock and they had a flag on the car that said 'Bachelorette's outta control.' As we got on the road, sweet Anna had a gift for me. Stationary with my new name on them! I'm not gonna lie it freaked me out!! I've practiced writing my new signature but actually seeing it in print on paper was kinda crazy! Anna made fun of me because I starred at it for about 10 minutes going 'I can't believe I'm about to change my name.' WEIRD! Looking forward to it though...

Once all of the girls arrived at Jax's house and we had plenty of time to visit, we played a game. Kelsey called Scott earlier in the week and asked him a lot of questions about us and wrote down his answers. For every answer I got right, I got to open my lingerie gift and for every answer I got wrong I had to take a shot. Given that I don't take shots, however, they were kind enough to give me a huge glass full of vodka with a splash of sprite and a dash of cranberry. It made it a little better....sort of. I got lots of sexy lingerie from all of my girls but I can't show you pictures of course! ;)

Here's a short clip of some of the questions...
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The next day we went shopping around Nashville and went to a spa and had our nails done! After we were done checking out some of the local stores, I had to go back to Jacqueline's and take a nap. I knew I had a long night ahead of me!! The night was great. We got all dolled up and went to Lime to have drinks then headed to Sambuca for dinner. YUM! It was so good.
After dinner, I put on my bachelorette gear and we headed to Broadway street!
We went to the piano bar and I, of course, got sung to. I was in the right place at the right time because my serenade was special!
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After we left the piano bar we went to another bar called The Stage. It was great because they have live bands and all they cover is country music. Very Nashville! I got pulled up on the stage and sang 'Somethin Like That' with the lead singer. You know that was just right up my alley. I totally wanted to grab the mic and bust out some Carrie Underwood and get discovered but I decided I might get kicked out if I did that so I stayed tame.

My night was amazing and it wouldn't have been possible without my amazing bridesmaids! Thanks to my girls for my weekend! It was so special and perfect and I love you all so much!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Holly Takes a Bath

Holly's been with me in Fayetteville all week. She was really stinky so I gave her a bath. This is a video of how Holly acts after she's had a bath. She goes crazy! Then when I ask her if she wants me to blow dry her, she runs to the bathroom. Pretty funny.

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Even though I adore my dog more than anything, I have a bone to pick with her. As I was driving to Little Rock tonight, she pee'd in my lap!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What the hell Holly! That's not okay at all! Not even a little bit. Gross!

I was driving to Little Rock tonight because tomorrow I'm headed to Nashville with all my girls for my bachelorette weekend! Get excited!! Pictures of that to come. Stay tuned....

Monday, November 10, 2008

Dad's Birthday

Today is my Dad's birthday. My family celebrated last night so we could all be together. He opened presents and we ate a fabulous dinner at Bonefish. I also got my dad a whole cheesecake from this place in Memphis called The Cheesecake Corner. It's, no kidding, the best cheesecake you'll ever put in your mouth. My whole family is obsessed with it. I got my dad the variety tray so he could try 13 different cheesecake flavors. Yum!! He was very excited!
Here's Dad opening a present...
Okay so Holly is obsessed with opening presents. You should see her at Christmas. We wrap her presents and she stands by the tree every day and looks at us then looks at her presents as if to say "can I open one?" She's very obedient and doesn't open them though. Then, on Christmas day, we'll tell Holly she can go open her presents and I kid you not, she runs to the christmas tree and tears open her gifts. Just her's. But she loves to help open other peoples gifts too. So since it was Dad's birthday and presents were involved, we knew we would have to wrap a present for Holly or she'd get jealous. So here's Holly opening a belated birthday gift for herself.
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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Fun in Memphis

I have had such a great weekend in Memphis! Scott had Friday off from work so it seemed exceptionally long. We ran errands and went shopping around Memphis all day on Friday. Shopping in Memphis takes a really long time because everything is so far spread out. Friday night, we ate at Rendezvous and it was delish!!
Last night was the best! We took the trolly and ate dinner at The Majestic and then headed to Beale street. I wanted to be very Memphisy this weekend and I think we did it up right. As we were walking down Beale, we decided to check out a place we had never been to before called 152. It was a dance club and we had so much fun! I'm all about a dance floor and Scott always obliges. You wouldn't think that you could have so much fun at a dance club with just the two of you and no one else you know but we had so much fun!! After we got our exercise shakin' our salt shakers to Rhianna, we decided it was time to go home. We were cheesy and took a horse and buggy ride to Scott's apartment which is right downtown on the river. It was only 5 bucks and totally worth it! And I thought it would smell bad but it didn't at all. It was actually quite romantic.
Now it's time for me to head to Little Rock to celebrate my dad's birthday. I'm sad because I don't think I'll get to see Scott until Thanksgiving!! We have our bachelor/bachelorette parties next weekend (Vegas for him, Nashville for me) and then the next weekend neither one of us really cares to drive since we'd be seeing each other the following Wednesday for Thanksgiving. We have webcams though. We're good.
Okay gotta go. Scott needs a haircut and I've got to get on the road. Peace out!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Memphis for the Weekend

Last night I surprised Scott by driving to Memphis! He was so surprised when he opened the door. I just love doing that to people. Today I've been running errands and cleaning Scott's apartment. It was unacceptable. I went to the mall and to a couple of local stores that I love here. I, of course, got some chocolate covered oreos...4 actually. I've also cut some of my former clients hair that I had in Memphis. It's always nice to see them. Now I'm waiting on Scott to get off of work so I can convince him to eat at the Rendezvous tonight. I bet my brother is salivating right now. I told Scott that I want to do very Memphisy things this weekend like eat at some of our favorite restaurants and go to Beale Street. Even though this isn't my favorite place to live, it is very fun to come and visit. I'm looking forward to my weekend ahead!

So I guess all of your are waiting on me to comment on our new president. Hmm...how do I start. Of course I'm disappointed that McCain/Palin didn't win. I really love the both of them and thought they would do a great job at running this country. McCain has so much experience and I never would have questioned one of his decisions. Now that Obama is president, I'm definitely not looking forward to giving the government more of my money than I already am. I don't think it's fair that Scott and I will have to pay more just because we work hard. It's started at 250,000 paying more and now I'm hearing it will shortly be down to 40,000. Who knows, who knows. I know that Obama has been getting briefed today with the war in Iraq and I feel like after he really knows what's going on over there, he'll change his decision to wave the white flag and surrender. I think he'll be so overwhelmed on his first day and be in over his head. However, that's why advisers are great and hopefully his advisers will be experienced and smart. I am actually looking forward to a few things with an Obama presidency. None of them relate to the country but I'm looking forward to Michelle's wardrobe, and his 2 adorable girls grow up before us. And I'm very anxious to see what kind of puppy they'll get. That's about all though. I'm not a crazy person who's going to say that I'm moving to Canada and I don't think Obama is a terrorist...or the anti-christ. I hate people that are that radical and I find them to be unintelligent. I don't think Obama will be as liberal in the Oval Office as he was in the senate. He knows he'll never get re-elected if he doesn't stay somewhat in the middle so that should be a good thing. I do believe he'll be re-elected.
I just hope the USA doesn't fall to crap. We're already on our way to no longer being the most powerful country in the world. If the distribution of wealth thing happens, we surrender with the war, and become so far from the principals of what this country was founded on, we'll be about on the same page as Switzerland. I hope that Obama remembers that this country was founded under God when he makes decisions.
With that said, I'm not going to bash Barack Obama on a daily basis like so many liberals bash Bush. He is now the President of the United States and even if I don't agree with anything he says or does, he should be respected because he is my president. Plus, I'm pretty sure I heard his desk is coming with a 'present' button so as long as he sticks with pushing that 129 times within the next two years, maybe I won't have too much to worry about! HAHA. I kid I kid.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

More Engagement Photos







Sunday, November 2, 2008

Engaged For A Year!

Scott and I have been engaged for a year now!! I can remember that day like it happened 5 minutes ago....
I knew after dating Scott for about 2 weeks that I was going to marry him. I have no doubt that when God made me, he made Scott at the same time and shoved us to the side together. When I first saw Scott, I thought he was such a cutie. After doing my best subtle flirting skills, Scott asked for my number and we went on our first date to Theos a week later. Our first date was perfect. We never ran out of anything to talk about and he was such a gentleman. We didn't go a day without seeing each other after that. It moved very fast which was so weird to me. I always thought that couples who went fast weren't for real. I remember exactly the day I realized Scott was my husband. I had to excuse myself so I could go to the bathroom and cry. It was such a crazy amazing feeling knowing that the man I was sitting next to was the one who I always wondered about. He was the one!! It was something I will absolutely never forget. I still remember my face in the mirror thinking 'Oh my gosh!!!!'
A year ago today Scott asked me to marry him. He proposed on the square in Fayetteville. I don't remember what he said but he cried (watered up) and I cried and it was wonderful! Afterwards, we ate dinner at Theos and there was a dozen roses and a bottle of champagne sitting on our table. The table next to us asked what the roses were for and we told them we just got engaged. They announced it to the whole restaurant and everyone started applauding! That was fun! Once our dinner was just about finished, I asked Scott if we should call our friends and meet up with them. He told me to just let him take care of everything. When I walked into the lounge area of Theos, our family and friends were there waiting to toast us! It was PERFECT! It was such a great night and I will, of course, never forget it! ....A picture from the night we got engaged.Scott rescued me. I was very unhappy before he came along in many ways that I don't wish to re-live. He was placed in my life at just the right time. He actually could have come a little sooner but oh well!! Scott is everything I always wanted in a husband. Scott has never hurt my heart. He's never made me resent him or done anything to make me question his love for me. I feel like the luckiest girl in the whole world. I know Scott adores me and I adore him too! He's my life.
I love that when I call Scott, his greeting is "hi gorgeous" every time. I love that he loves my cooking and raves about it to everyone. I love that Holly loves him more than anyone else in my family. Although it's slightly disturbing that Scott came along just 2 years ago and he's her favorite after being with the Luttrell's for 12 years but whatev. I love the look on Scotts face when I catch him starring at me. And I love how much my family loves him. I love how much he appreciates me and makes me feel like the number one catch in the world.
Scott is perfect and when I say for better or worse and till death do us part, I will mean every word of it. I can't wait to be married to him! We will live happily ever after and I love that not one second of being with him has ever made me question that!
Last night, Scott and I celebrated our engagement anniversay by eating a delicious dinner at Theos! It was super yummy!! I loved it! Happy anniversary to my favorite person ever!! I love you!



John McCain on SNL

In case you missed it, John McCain made an appearance on Saturday Night Live last night. He was great but Cindy is my favorite! Check it out!

http://www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/video/clips/mccain-qvc-open/805381/

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Holly Update

Well, it looks like Holly might be okay! We're still not 100% sure yet but the doctor said he feels really encouraged. Holly had her 3rd ultrasound by this different doctor and this is what he said. Apparently Holly has had a bladder infection for a really long time and it's just gotten so bad since it's been left untreated. Poor thing. I feel bad but she didn't act any different so we had no idea. He said he doesn't believe she has cancer but to make sure, he's sending off her urine to be tested and see if it has cancer cells in it. The little thing that was lining her bladder that scared the other doctor is apparently a birth defect. He said that when Holly was born, her umbilical cord didn't fall off all the way so he thinks that's what that is. Weird. I've never heard of that. Anyway, we're still waiting on the urine test to come back but we, including the doctor, all think that she is A-ok! Praise Jesus!! I had anxiety all yesterday long waiting on the doctor to call mom. When mom called me with the news, I cried from relief! I just can't go there yet...actually never really but that's not realistic unfortunately. Thanks to everyone who asked about Holly and said they were thinking about her. That means so much to me!

Halloween

Last night me, Scott, Jaclyn, and Brad threw a Halloween party at the Braclyn house. We had lots of people show up and I think everyone had a great time! Here are some pictures from our evening.