Monday, June 25, 2007

Good Friends, Good Times

Since I did not do a very good job of taking pictures while we were in Texas, I thought I would post this one for no other reason than it is just one of my favorites! Maybe that is because it is of some of my favorite people?!?! Or maybe it just brings back good memories?!?! This picture was actually taken about three or four years ago at Flint's parents' house in Fort Worth. This was while Laura and Brad were dating. Things sure have changed in just a matter of a few years!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Texas on My Mind

Last weekend Flint, the dogs, and I headed to Dallas/Fort Worth for a long weekend getaway. We had a blast, as always. We got to see many of our friends and family that live in the area. Flint spent a lot of time with Corby and Peter which works out well for me because that usually means I get to hang out with Lauren. Lauren and Corby are precious friends of ours. I got to go shopping with Lauren at Northpark, one of my favorite malls EVER! Flint even got to see Josh Brown. Flint and Peter were Corby and Josh's counselors the summer they were chiefs at kamp. SO, it was a fun little reunion for them all to be together again. Flint was pretty sure the last time they were all together was at our wedding which was almost five years ago!!! We also got to see Flint's half-brother and his family. Ray, aka Dooley, and Pam have two darling children. It is always good to see them! The little girl above is my niece Anne Caroline. She was trying on hats for her dad for father's day!

Besides seeing friends, we got to have lots of good food! Flint and I don't hardly know what to do with ourselves when we go down to Texas and we have such awesome food choices. It is such a change from being in Fayetteville! I even had two firsts- I am almost embarassed to say that I had never eaten at Railhead Barbeque in Fort Worth and I had never been to the infamous Snuffers in Dallas! Both we almost religious experiences!!!

We also did a lot of relaxing, hense the pictures of the dogs. It was so nice to have a break from work and everything going on at home. We slept late and did a lot of laying around! Unfortunately for the the pups it rained almost the entire time we were there. There is a wonderful walking trail only blocks from the Harris' house, but they did not get to enjoy the walking and the swimming this visit. So, instead you can see pictures of them laying around. I did not do a very good job of taking pictures. Thanks Ray and Cilla for letting us come and crash at your house!

While the boys are away...

The girls will play!

A couple of weeks ago, both Flint and Chris were out of town all week. So, Katie and I decided to have one big slumber party...all week long! It was kind of of like we were back in college again! We had oh so much fun! First off...I got to fill in as "Coach" for Chris at childbirth class! That was an experience. I found out more than I care to know about the whole process! But now I am ready in case Chris cannot fulfill his duties when Paige starts to make her entrance into this world!!! We also made a trip to Lake Fayetteville to let the dogs swim...which was also an adventure! We had movie nights and pillow talk and we had sushi night and ate lots of ice cream sundaes! Katie is so much fun...there is no end to the laughing when we are together. I had a fun week with her! I love you Katie...and you too Angel!

Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary to my dear in-laws, Ray and Cilla. They celebrated their anniversary June 21st. I meant to send them our love much earlier, however this week has been a whirlwind! Whew! So, sorry guys that this is late, but we still love you guys and were thinking of you on Thursday.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Megan's Engaged!!!

My dear old friend Megan Harvey is engaged to Charlie!!! Many of you know Megan or have heard me talk about her. She is my friend from high school! She and Charlie are getting married this September and I couldn't be happier for her! This is a picture right after Charlie proposed! Congrats Megan and Charlie!

Katie's Tickled Pink

I had the privilage of throwing a baby shower for one of my Best Friends in the world- Katie "Bird" Allen. I feel as if I just planned and threw a small wedding! Katie and Chris are expecting a little bundle of joy any day now! Katie and Chris are dear friends to both Flint and I.

As most of you know...I love to throw a party! And as I expected, everything turned out divine from the decorations to the food and even down to the weather! I certainly could not have pulled it off without all of the wonderful people who helped out! Thanks a million to all of know who you are! And a special thanks to Cindy Lofton for taking the pictures! She did an awesome job and now Katie will be able to remember her shower. We had so many people come. It was a wonderful time of seeing many old friends and showering Katie with love!

Happy Father's Day (a little late)

***Flint is the cutie baby in the picture above with the cowboy boots on! He is with Dooley (his half-brother), his dad, his mom, Haley (his half-sister), Mama Harris (his grandmother), and Big Daddy (his grandfather and best friend growing up!)***
Flint and I were talking this weekend about how important a dad's role is in the family. We both feel that a dad determines the lives of his children by the role that he plays in the family. We are both so thankful to have dads who love us and who were always there for us no matter how busy things were for them or how tired they were. We both commented on how much it means to us that they were always at our ball games, dance recitals, piano recitals, and all of the other things that they were at that they probably would have rather NOT been at.

So today we want to thank our dads for all that they mean to us! Thank you for the roles that you have played in our lives and for making us who we are today! We love you both!