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Jennica’s Wedding

Another overdue post…

One of my longtime best friends got married last month. Jennica and Kris tied the knot at Harding University in Searcy. It was beautiful! Thankfully, I got the chance to go down the night before with Lauren, Jessica, and Allison to hang out with Jenn and some of her Harding friends before the big day. We had a lot of fun hanging out, eating (of course!) and watching a bunch of goofy youtube videos.
The next morning, our pal Brent came into town a bit early, so we (Lauren, Jessica, and myself) kidnapped him for some shopping and lunch before the wedding.
After the wedding, Steven and I went out to eat with Mom & Dad before heading home.

The Groom’s Cake…
this is the cake I got to destroy…er, um, serve 🙂

Pretty flowers…

Lauren, Allison, Jennica, me, and Jessica….

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Bunco baby shower

We had another baby shower at our bunco night this month. This time it was a surprise book shower for Susanne and the little girl she is anxiously awaiting.

Opening her gifts…

Her diaper cake, made by Joslyn

We were also excited to have Adalyn there!

Oh, and one more…

That’s right. That is Courtney, wearing a pink, sparkly t-shirt. 🙂 You just thought we wouldn’t notice.

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I first posted about Jill earlier this week, here.

Jill’s husband, JT, posted this short bit this evening. Please keep him and their family in your prayers. I cannot even begin to imagine what he is going through right now.

“I’m not sure where to even begin in writing this post. All of the thoughts, prayers and support for Jill, my family and myself have meant so much to all of us.

Jill got caught a slight bit of pneumonia last night, it became harder and harder for her to breathe, despite breathing treatments. The doctors wanted to incubate her but didn’t feel that it would improve her overall condition. I made the decision to let her fight through it, however it was just too much for her to take. She passed away around 6:30 this morning, she was not in any pain and went peacefully. I just wanted you all to know.

Please pray for our families and myself that we are able to get through this very difficult time.”


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Last night I went to the NEA District fair with my friend, Lindsay. (Thanks, Scotty for lending me your wife.) We had a blast! We looked at all the exhibits, the cows, and the animals in the petting zoo. Then we started on the rides. There weren’t any lines, so we just went from one spinning ride to the next until we thought we were almost sick! We took a break, played a couple of games – then did it again! We ended the night by riding the carousel and getting some awesome lemonade. Here are some pictures from the petting zoo.

And my favorite, the Scottish Highland Cattle…

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Praying for Jill and JT

The original version of this can be found at Lauren Makes.

Over the past year and a half, I’ve gotten to know a great group of girls. We all got married in December and had lots of fun talking throughout wedding planning. Since our weddings, we’ve continued our conversations and now talk about buying houses, getting pets, having babies, etc. We have really all grown very close, even though most of us have never met.

We were all shocked to find out one of our own, Jill, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer last October at the young age of 24. She has been so brave and positive throughout this. Always cheerful and looking on the bright side.

Although there has been some progress in the fight on her cancer over the past few months, they were told on Monday that her recent symptoms are indicating the “end of her life cycle.” At this point, the doctors don’t think there’s anything they can do for her.

Our hearts are breaking for Jill and her husband, J.T. right now. Please keep them and their families in your prayers.

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Ten Things Tuesday

XBOX Wife Ten Things Tuesday

1. I was able to get all the books I needed within the first week of classes!

2. My last class of the day ended early today.

3. My 11:00 class is canceled for Thursday.

4. Steven was able to call me today.

5. A new Nicholas Sparks movie is coming out soon!!!! Nights in Rodanthe (which is one of my favorite N.S. books) will be in theaters on September 26!!! It is a Friday night, and I have already made plans to go see it with Lauren.

6. The Jonesboro Library has section on their site where you can recheck your books online. I love this feature! It is definitely a gas saver for me. You can also look online to see what books they have on the shelves.

7. Because of the construction going on at the library, I get to keep the two books I checked out last month until October! I love to read, but with classes starting back, sometimes it is hard to find time.

8. I get to sleep a little later in the morning. Well, as late as my dogs will let me. That is usually not more than 30 minutes.

9. My toe nails are painted! I finally got a chance to redo them this past weekend. Having painted toes always makes me feel a little prettier.

10. I have something fun in the works with my new friend, Kendy…..


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Back in June…

we celebrated Joslyn’s birthday. Haha, I’m a little late.

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Thirteen Thursday is BACK!

I just realized that I have not done a 13 Thursday list since the beginning of June! Ooops. Thursdays are just usually a busy day for me. I’m always running last minute errands and doing last minute housework before Steven comes home, so we won’t have to do it on the weekend.

Because I have a few hours before he gets home, I’ll do another photo post. Here are 13 random pictures from my computer.

1. May 7, 2006 – me and Hanna

2. March 2007 – Hanna enjoying some chocolate cake for her first birthday

3. My mother on her wedding day. This is probably my favorite photo ever.

4. Laren and me- December 30, 2005 at the rehearsal dinner for Whitney and Adam’s wedding.

5. Emerald, Biscuit, and Roush were napping together. Roush woke up and was trying to snuggle with Biscuit. 🙂

6. Jill looks really scary when she yawns.

7. Awww! Look at the cute little me when I was 2!

8. Roush napping with Minnie Pearl. I can’t believe how small she was then!

9. The Mr. and Mrs. on the ferris wheel at the NEA District Fair

10. One of the tractors on my grandma’s farm.

11. Steven showing off at a pool party last summer.

12. He was dressed up, so I had to take a picture.

13. November 2007 – My good friend Ashley and her dad, on her wedding day.

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H is for….

H is for….

Heather and I met in kindergarten when we were in the same class. We were supposed to have the same 1st grade teacher, but I had to move. Within a couple of years, we lost touch.

In junior high we ran into each other at a teen VBS night and freaked out when we saw each other. (Somehow I ended up sitting directly behind her. We both heard each other talking and turned to look at each other. It really was one of those ‘only-in-the-movies’ moments.) We were jumping up and down, hugging, and squealing. I’m pretty sure everyone around us thought we’d lost our minds. We started keeping in touch through e-mail, until about a year later when I started dating a guy she went to school with. We started hanging out at football and basketball games. Eventually I got rid of the guy and met Steven, and we finally started having our double dates we’d been swearing we’d do for a couple of years.

I love her for lots of reasons…

She’s probably the most outgoing person I know. She’s very smart, and very strong-willed. Do NOT tell her that politics and religion don’t mix. She will quickly tell you her position on both of those topics. She loves my husband. She is always laughing and smiling. She makes me laugh. Heather loves kitties as much as I do. She remembers random memories from our childhood just like I do. She didn’t say anything when I screwed up big time and tried to make the same mistake twice. She gave the most excited response I’ve ever heard of when I asked her to be my bridesmaid. (That really meant a lot to me girl!) She was there to stand beside me on my wedding day, even though it meant rearranging her finals schedule and driving all day from Alabama to arrive just in time to stay up all night helping me decorate. She also drug her boyfriend along so that he could help too. She never complained about my bridezilla moments at the rehearsal. In fact, I don’t think she heard them. She just kept right on talking to the other bridesmaids and groomsmen. 🙂 When she asks for your opinion, she actually wants it. She loves Salsa’s Grill just as much as I do. She always has to have her “soggy chip.” She shares my love of “shiny things” and anything wedding related.


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Today I’m thanking God for…

Today, I am thanking God for my friends. I am so blessed to have so many great women as friends. I have friends that I have known since elementary school, friends I’ve met in college, friends in my church family, and even friends that I have met randomly through the years. He brought each and every one of them into my life, and for that I am thankful.

Last night was the monthly Bunco meeting, and when I got home I was wide awake and wound up from all the laughing we had done. We started late, ended late, and laughed the whole time. It was fabulously fun.

Here’s a photo I came across a few days ago of myself, Holly, and Ashley on our way to the bowling alley for Ashley’s bachelorette party. We sure had a lot of fun that night.

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