Sunday, January 23, 2011

First snow 2011

Thursday we got our first snow fall of the new year.  Unfortunately we were unable to play in the snow that day because I had to work and Chris was in Phoenix for work.  We only got a couple of inches of snow but it's always fun to play out in it.  We didn't get a chance to enjoy the snow until Friday.  Chris's flight didn't get back until 8:30 Thursday night and since the roads were bad he didn't get home until late.  When Chris left Phoenix it was 81 and sunny and when he landed in Northwest Arkansas it was in the teens with snow and ice on the ground!  Thankfully I was off Friday and Chris didn't have to go to work right away that morning.  So we got to play with the dogs out in the snow.  Morgan absolutely HATES the snow.  He runs out to go to the bathroom and runs right back in.  Baxter on the other hold LOVES the snow.  The last snow fall that we got last year was when he had his back surgery and he was unable to play in the snow.  But he took full opportunity to play on Friday.  He's favorite thing to do is eat the snow.  He wants to go outside every few minutes to play and eat snow.  I'm hoping that we don't get anymore snow for the rest of the year but I really don't care for snow or cold weather at all!
Snow falling Thursday morning

Tired after playing all day in the snow!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Chris and I set some goals for 2011 rather than deciding to do a New Year's resolution.  I'm not really one for doing resolutions because I rarely ever stick with them.  I made 2 personal goals for this year not to eat out as much and to pay down our student loans.  As many of you know we took financial peace university at our church a few years ago and we made some big progress in our debt.  We payed off our last credit card last year and now all we have left are our student loans and car payments.  So my goal this year is to stop eating out as much and apply some of that money towards our student loans.

Chris's personal goals are to lose some weight and get in better shape.  We have been doing a fitness program called P90X.  We started it last week and it's pretty hard.  I'm trying my hardest to do everything but it's going to take me awhile to do everything they can do.  I've been really proud of Chris for sticking with this because it's really hard.  His other goal is to read one book a week.  He spends a lot of time on the road and will have plenty of time to do this one! He has also started his own blog where it will be filled with random thoughts, wanderings, and rants.  You guys can check it out here:

New Year's Eve 2010

We decided to do something different for New Years eve this year.  For the past couple of years we have gone to Willy D's with friends to start the new year.  This year we wanted a quieter evening so we decided to go to Shogun and then head back to the house to play board games.  The food at Shogun was excellent and the company was even better!

Part of our wolfpack missing a few members though.


It's vegetable island.

Chris and Dwight beat us after they confessed to cheating 6 times!!

Christmas 2010

Sorry this post is so late but January hasn't been the best month for illness for me.  I'm a person who is rarely ever sick but I have been sick with a really bad cold and some stomach thing.  Let's hope that the rest of the month goes by more smoothly for me!  We split our Christmas up into 3 parts that way we are able to see all of our families.  We do our Christmas really early in the morning and then go to my parents house.  Then we drive down to Mena to see Chris's family.
I love this Razorback Columbia jacket Chris got me!

Chris plans on spending a lot of time playing disc golf.

Baxter's new toy only lasted a few minutes!!

My parent's Christmas tree.

I love this hat!

Daddy can balance presents.

We've been spending a lot of time doing P90X.

 I didn't take any pictures at Chris's parents house this year because Chris's mom got a new camera for Christmas and took most of the pictures this year.

I love wood burning fireplaces!!

My wonderful in-laws and my fabulous parents got me a Coach handbag for Christmas.  I know that it is probably materialistic to want something like this.  But I plan on using this purse for YEARS to come!! Thank you guys so much for this!!