Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sunday, November 9, 2008

It's cold outside!

Wow! It has been so cold...I hate being cold! We have not been turning on our heat in our house because it stirs up the allergens in the air and makes Rusty have bad headaches and earaches. The woman who used to live in this house had two inside dogs and it is in the ventilation system. We need to have them cleaned out so we can be warm again in this house! That is one of the worst things in life....waking up to a cold house every morning. It was 61 degrees this morning! Too cold for me....BUT, I am used to it since I grew up in a drafty house. My parents house started out as a one room school house and was moved to it's location where it is now and was added on to once and then added on to again after my parents bought it about 30 years ago. I remember my room was the farthest away from the fireplace and it only had one vent. At night, or when it was below freezing outside the condensation on my windows would freeze! I'm not joking! ha ha We are hoping to be able to get rid of our carpet in the living room and put down a wood floor after Christmas. I want to get rid of the carpet so bad! As I stated above, the woman who lived here before had to inside dogs who evidently were never let outside to do their business....We had Stanley Steamer come but you can still see "rings" in the carpet. NASTY! Hopefully that will help with Rusty's allergies too.

On a side note...I decorated for Christmas last week (the week after Halloween)! ha ha Some say it is too early but I was so anxious to decorate since it is our first Christmas in our house. Last Tuesday, Rusty got home and I already had the tree's....yes, more than one tree, up and the mantle decorated. I finally got it all finished last Thursday while Rusty was reffing his last football game of the season. I will post pictures later after I add a few final touches. I still need a tree skirt, a new stocking for me and a stocking for Canyon.....maybe a few other things.

I feel like I am rambling on and on....

On a side note....I am on the homestretch for completing my bachelor's degree! I have 6 hours in the spring and internship, which consists of being at a school teaching from 8-3 Monday through Thursday and 16 hours where I will be at the University all day from 8-3 on Fridays taking classes. I won't be able to work at all next fall unless I work a few nights or weekends. I might need that time though to do homework....clean house....cook dinner....catch up with Russ...etc.... A little overwhelming but it will be the grand finale! ha ha Pray for me....

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Random things....

Wow! It will be five years since I graduated from high school this Spring! I decided to get the cheer squad together to reunite since it has been so long. On the squad there were 10 seniors and 1 sophomore! We all cheered together throughout Jr. high and high school. It was great catching up with everyone and hearing what everyone has been up to the past 5 years. Not everyone was able to come but we still had a good turnout!

Back in the day...our last time to cheer with each other. Little Rock State playoffs...we won state! March 2004....

I was always a base but we decided to give me a shot at being on top during a football game!

Cheer Reunion, October 2008

Sarah, me, and Brittany

Recently, my aunt Linda and a good friend of hers, Patti, started a business called Upstage Interiors. They are so talented! Below is a picture or their business card and a few pictures of Linda's house. She has it decorated so cute! For safety and privacy reasons I didn't post their e-mail or phone numbers but if you are interested in them "beautifying" your home or you have a house that won't sell feel free to ask :)

Her living room

Corner in her kitching

Front porch


Patti painted the harlequin on this wall! She did an awesome job...


Kinlee and Julie handing out candy to the trick or treaters...

Linda, Dad, and Brenda (3 of the 6 siblings)

Shrek them, I was Puss in Boots...I had a big white feather sticking out of my hat but you can't see it...

My mother-in-law, Marilyn, and Doctor Payton (tooth ferry) on Halloween at work. He won first in the costume category. I took 2nd place!

Fall Pictures

Last Sunday, my sister, Miranda Campbell, took a few fall pictures at the Battlefield Park in Prairie Grove. It was so windy but we still got some good "snapshots." She is so talented! Take a look at more of her work @