Thursday, July 15, 2010

Summer Travels!

 After finals were over in early May I drove with my best friend and roommate to her home in Fernandina Beach, Florida to stay 2 weeks with her and her family! This was my fourth time to visit Fernandina and I absolutely love it!! Her dad had tickets to The Players Championship golf tournament that was in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Here we are on the ferry on our way to the tournament!
 They don't allow you to take cameras inside, so I only got a picture of the golf courses sign, but believe me the course was beautiful! We saw Tiger, whose game has definitely went down hill and we also got to see Phil Mickelson!
Barbara Jeans is a restaurant in Fernandina that is right on the marsh and is so good! I love it because you can sit outside and they seriously have the best sweet tea I have ever had. We always have to eat there at least twice when I visit! Alisia, Me, and Ashley after church about to eat at BJ's.
Ahhhhh, our fave, BEACH TIME!! Ashley only lives about 3 minutes from the beach, so we try and take advantage of it! It's so nice just to soak up the sun and read a good book!

      On the pier at the north end of Amelia Island.            
               It's really long, but I think that it's so pretty to walk to the end! We saw a lot of people fishing off it. 
One day we drove down to St. Augustine, FL which is the oldest town in the U.S. I loved all the history! We went to the outlet mall there, ate some really good fried shrimp, and toured the fort. Us in front of the fort! 
I always have such a wonderful time with her and her family. They really are like my second family! Ashley and I at the airport before flying home to AR!! I will be back in August and I cannot wait! 
A few weekends after I got back from FL I went with my cousin, her husband, and their son to Kansas City! It was my first time to go to the Kansas City zoo since I was a kid and it was so fun! 
            My cousin, Jessica and I in front of the rhinos!
I love them so much!
We ate dinner at The Cheesecake Factory at the plaza and enjoyed walking around looking at all of the stores.   
This summer I also took a road trip down to Plano, TX to visit my other roommate for next fall, Rachel!! We went to the Galleria and shopped, swam at her pool, and hung out with some of our other friends that are from the Dallas area! We had such a good time! :)       
For my mom's birthday I went with her to Petit Jean State Park!! She had meetings one of the days we were there and on the days she was off we went to the pool and went to the waterfall look out at the park. It was so good to have some quality mother/daughter time!         
The waterfall from the lookout! 
At dinner at for her birthday!! I love you Mom!! 
I just got back on Saturday from vacation with my wonderful parents! We went to Southern California to visit family that we have there! We went to Hemet, Newport Beach, and Santa Monica! I will post pictures soon of that trip! I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Busy Spring Semester!

Sine I talked to you guys last I had a wonderful Christmas, went on a trip to Memphis with the Marching Band to the Liberty Bowl, started my spring semester of my sophomore year of college, had a few fun snow days with friends, went ballroom dancing, took a trip to Branson to go shopping, and went on a wonderful spring break ski trip with my family and some friends!! Life has been busy and I would like to apologize for not blogging as much as I would like to.
My friend Rachel, myself, and our section leader Allison with the mascot Sue E. at the Liberty Bowl game. This game was freezing! I seriously don't think that I have ever been that cold in my life. The Hogs won, so that was a great ending to football season! The Liberty Bowl parade was fun also along with going to Beale St. to eat dinner and listen to all of the live music.

This is a view of the field from where the band was sitting.

The first big snow that we had in Fayetteville! This was right before Ashley, me, and our friend Haley met up with some of our guy friends to go sledding down the Dickson Street hill! I would definitely say this was one of the most fun snow days I have ever had. After we went sledding we walked all the way back to our apt in the snow, which was a good 3 or 4 miles. Hahaha!!
Ashley enjoying the snow!!
Friends all warming up after being in the snow for hours sledding! We drank tea and sang, haha! It was a lot of fun!

We went Ballroom dancing with a big group of our friends in Bella Vista! Bella Vista is a retirement community, so it was fun going dancing there. We think that they like a bunch of college students coming to their dance!! :) hehehe!
These are my wonderful best friends and roommates for next year. Ashley and I are roommates now, but our friend Rachel will be joining us next fall! We are all really excited about it!
Blake with the two Rachel's!! Blake also went on my family ski trip last week during spring break!
These are all of the college students that were there when the dance ended. We are looking forward to the next one! :)
Ashley and I at our apartment when we got home! We love the timer!
Ice skating at the Jones Center in Springdale! We were in the mood to ice skate since when we went the Winter Olympics were on! There were lots of speed races and figure skating attempts, haha!
Ashley driving Daaz (her bug) and us to Branson for a fun filled day of shopping!
Rachel anxiously awaiting our arrival to Branson! 

 This truck we saw in the parking lot at the mall was parked in two compact car parking spaces. We thought it deserved a picture.
Shopping at the outlet mall! We had such a good day, even though it was rainy and yucky outside. We got a lot of good deals on Lucky jeans, Nike tennis shoes, and some other things!
Hahahaha, we saw this dinosaur on the side of a building on our way home, so we HAD to stop!!

I have A LOT of pictures from our ski trip that hopefully I will get up next week! I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter Sunday tomorrow! Jesus has RISEN!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Cookies!

My family made a trip to the Fayetteville square to see all of the Christmas lights. My granny and I were very excited!!
Reindeer!! It was huge!
Family picture!
Ashley and I made Christmas cookies for some of our friends!!

Here are all of our supplies.

Ashley cutting some cute Christmas shapes!

I got flour on my nose and Ashley thought it was hilarious!
Finished product!!

The cookies were very delicious and our friends really enjoyed them, I think almost as much as we enjoyed making them!