Sunday, August 31, 2008


Mary Margaret and me
My mom!
Sissy and me
View from our seats
Happy faces at the end of the game!
Alex and I tailgating

Last night was the start of Razorback football season and it was so great to be back in the routine. Our weekend began with an early morning drive Saturday to Fayetteville. We arrived around 11:00 and made a quick stop to Wal-Mart for a small radio. (You have to keep up with the game while you are a watching it) Then, we went to my good friend Jessica's house. Jess and Mark were having a pre-game party. It was wonderful to see everyone again. At the pre-game party last year, Jess and Mark announced that they were expecting and this pre-game party we got to play with Charlie-man. The best time was when I would bring Charlie close to my sister Alex and she would say "Peek-a-boo" and Charlie would giggle. It was so precious!

We arrived at the game and tailgated a bit before going into the stadium. My parents have season tickets and we all got to go. Micah really enjoyed our seats. We were on the 2nd row of the Indoor club. The game was a nail-biter, but in the end, we pulled out a win. We had a big breakfast this morning-waffles, biscuits, eggs, bacon, and sausage. It was yummy. I'm pretty tired now, but it was a great weekend.

Friday, August 22, 2008

One week down.

I have been in school a full week. It has been so wonderful to be back around the kids. A lot has happened since I last posted.
My youngest sister is now in college at Tulsa University. I just finished talking with her and she really enjoys it there. I tested and passed my 2nd blue belt test. The picture above is Grandmaster Han and myself. I also started back to school and have already had two parent orientations!
This weekend I have Karate Instructors course and next weekend I will be at the Razorback game. Most everyone will be in town for the game, so that is going to be a lot of fun.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Martial Arts

For those of you who don't know, I've been involved with martial arts for almost a year. I train with Grandmaster Han Martial Arts. I love it! It's been something I've always wanted to do and I have been so happy since I started it. My belt level is First Blue and I am taking the instructors course right now. I'm really sore after our first weekend of 8 hours of training, but I love it. I can't say that enough. The first picture is with my mouth guard, right before I sparred. The next is with a pretty smile!

I train 3-4 times a week and soon I will have some classes on my own. It's going to be so awesome. If you have ever had an interest in Martial arts, then you need to try our organization. It will be one of the best decisions of your life!

Friday, August 8, 2008

The joys of plumbing problems

When I got up this morning I didn't realize all the excitement that would be had today. I got up at 6:50 a.m. to be ready for the cable guy. I did get a DVR box (FINALLY), but the real excitement came when the shower in the guest bathroom would not turn off. Micah tried to fix it and I just wanted the water turned off so it would stop running. Micah told me I would need to get a plumber in to fix it and it was just too much to deal with. I started to cry because I just didn't plan for this kind of stress to occur today. Of course, no one would really want to plan for anything like this. So, I calmed down and called the lovely folks at Roto Rooter and they sent out Greg to fix it. I was also having some issues with the toilets, so I figured I might as well get it all fixed right now. Well, 3 hours later and several dollars lighter--all is well at Jennifer's house again. Many thanks to Micah, Greg, and Mom and Dad. Everything works like it's supposed to--showers turn off, toilets do not run constantly. I'm going to hang out and watch things I've recorded on my DVR. It's going to be a calm, stress-free evening.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Let's Go Red Sox

I just got back from experiencing my 2nd MLB game. The first one is filled with great memories of hot dogs and that's about all. I was a lot younger. This one was a birthday present for Micah, since he is a big Red Sox fan. We watched the final game in their series with the Royals. All the baseball lingo and traditions are very new to me. Those who know me well know that I am not the sporty type. I do have my moments, but baseball is definitely not it. However, I really enjoyed the game last night. It was nice and cool up in Kansas City. We had great seats out off the 3rd baseline, in the outfield. We sat near some nice people from Indiana and of course, ate some great concession stand food. My favorite was the cotton candy.

The Red Sox won the game 8-2 and we even got to see a home run! That was hit by Jacoby Ellsbury. The funniest moment occurred after the game when a little girl, who was 9, asked me who my favorite player was. I looked at Micah and then honestly said, "I can't really pick a favorite. I like them all." I didn't really let her know that the reason they are all my favorite is because I don't really know the players that well. That is going to change since watching them and really enjoying the game. I know somewhere that there are Red Sox fans rejoicing. They now have another fan!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

One week to go!

This time next week I will (hopefully) be asleep anxiously awaiting the day I return back to work. I always enjoy summer, but I do crave the routine of my school days.

This summer has been one of my favorites. I've spent lots of time with family and friends. I have been all over the state of Arkansas-up to NWA to visit family and down south to El Dorado to visit my sweet boyfriend, Micah. I've been to the beach, saw Taylor Swift in concert, had a great time on the river at Fourth of July, and so much more. I got to spend quality time with all my sisters. My youngest sister will be going to college this fall and I will miss her terribly, as I do all my sisters.

Micah and I are headed up to watch the Red Sox (his favorite team) play the Kansas City Royals for his birthday on Wednesday. I'm excited because I actually know some more about baseball and I think I will be able to follow along. Sad, I know. His actual birthday was July 28th, but the Red Sox weren't playing anywhere close by then.

So, as we get older, the summers fly by faster and faster. Yet, somehow they are just as wonderful.