Branson, and getting iced in!

We made it back from Branson in one piece! We had a good time, we went to several shows and did some shopping and of course LOTS of eating! We left Wednesday afternoon and got home Sunday afternoon just in time to make it to church. So, it was a long weekend!

Then we get back and they are calling for bad weather, sleet and freezing rain and sure enough Monday afternoon about 2pm it really starts sleeting and freezing raining. So, we all left work about 3pm. Then I didn't get out of the house on Tuesday, and today I didn't come to work until noon. I found that I am the only one that came in today! Oh well!

Yesterday morning. . . .

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I suspect that this next week is going to be craziness. Sunday at lunch we are having a birthday party for my grandma Joy Kay, whose birthday was on the 8th and Dillon whose birthday is on the 23rd. Then the holiday festivities begin! I am pretty excited about this year. We are having Christmas dinner with the Wilson's on Christmas Eve and then doing Christmas with my mom and dad and Dillon and Brandy Christmas Morning before heading to lunch with the Gibson's. We aren't doing Christmas with the Staggs until Friday so that will be nice to be able to take our time and not be rushed to go anywhere! I will be off work from the 24th-Jan. 5th! I am sooo excited about getting some time to sleep in! Haha!

I will try to update after this weekend, but if I don't get to. . . . .

Merry Christmas!!!


It's been awhile!

I know, I know! Quit harassing me! I just haven't had any time to update lately!!

It seems like since we got back from our "mini vacation" we've been running non-stop! We've either been gone or busy every weekend and during the week I am trying to catch up on all the stuff that I didn't do that weekend!

Jarrod was gone the weekend before Thanksgiving to a friend's (Josh, who was in the same Fraternity as Jarrod when he was at U of A) bachelor party in Fayetteville then it was Thanksgiving and that was a crazy week and weekend. We stayed at Jarrod's parents house Thanksgiving night since Jarrod and his dad has tickets to the Razorback game. So we got home late Friday night and about 2:00am Jarrod gets called out, and didn't end up getting home until 6pm the next day! So, that was supposed to be our Christmas decorating day, which didn't happen since I can't get all that heavy stuff out of the attic by myself! We just got that stuff put up last night (December 8th. . . that's late for me!) and I am glad because I was worried that we wouldn't even have time to put it up this year! 


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We had a benefit auction to go to in Hickory Ridge on that following Tuesday night for a guy that was on the volunteer Fire Dept. with Jarrod at Hickory Ridge, who has cancer. I made a holiday themed gift pail, with 40 cards and 36 tie on gift tags and 90 "to & from" labels. It turned out super cute and ended up going for over $100 (thanks Laura!) I love being able to use my talents for a good cause!!


Then this past weekend we headed to Fayetteville for Josh & Kimber's wedding. We had a good time. We stayed at the new Staybridge Suites across from the baseball complex and it was really nice. The wedding was at an old church downtown and it was really pretty. The reception was in a really neat building downtown beside the Ozark Smokehouse,  It was a little tight for the amount of people there, but the food was good and we had a good time. It had a great patio area, but it was a little chilly to stay out there too long. This is a picture of the Farmhouse guys serenading the bride! That was too funny. . . that's Jarrod at the top right.

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Josh & Kimber and the Farmhouse men


The Farmhouse guys and the Farmhouse wives (all five of us!)


This week is another busy one! We are leaving Wednesday afternoon for Branson! It's actually a "work thing" for the Armor/Delta King annual "MAP" Conference, but we get to do a lot of fun stuff while we are there, and of course stay in the always wonderful Chateau on the Lake!! I look forward to this trip all year! After we get back from Branson, it's going to get nuts! Wrappping up all my projects, and speaking of wrapping I haven't wrapped a single present! I am almost done shopping, with just four to go, but there is still a lot of work left to do!