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Mom to Iris. Wife to Todd. Our little family lives at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in Fayetteville, Arkansas. We love it here and I love sharing little bits of our life.

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I went to my very first Razorback football game on Saturday! We bought tickets at the very last minute but somehow ended up on the third row from the field. Todd and I had to walk to the stadium as soon as I got off work, so I didn’t have time to change out of my black shirt and gold dangly earrings. I was kinda disappointed that I didn’t plan ahead and wear a red shirt like every other person in the stands. However, I was ultra disappointed to see that when we got to our seats and looked out in the field that the rivalry team’s colors are, of course, BLACK and GOLD. Boo.

Hog wild:
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Walked past a baton twirling show at the pep rally the night before:
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My new friend Jessica who just moved here from Milwaukee.
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BB at a party last night
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Walking and picturing.
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Then there’s me.
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Now it’s Sunday… my one day off of school and work. School by the way is going great. It’s already a lot of work, but most of my classes are at least interesting. Oh and in other news, my mom and step-dad just bought a house in Memphis (they’ve decided to leave DC). It’s a big, yet cozy, old house over by Rhodes, but the best part is that it comes w/ a hot tub inside a screened-in porch. All in all I’m just excited to have my mom in my home town again.

what a weekend

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Another insanely busy week has passed. Friday I met up with some friends for for pitchers, pizza, & plenty of girl talk.

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Earlier in the week was the first Canadian Tuxedo softball game, (the softball team Todd is on w/ a bunch of his friends). Even though they got creamed, it proved to be a lot of fun. One member is just the boombox player for when the guys go up to bat. The totally sweet selections included 311 and the theme song from the Lion King, just to name a few. Totally hilarious… AND this happens every Tuesday for the next month or so.

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Saturday my mom & step dad rolled into town for a short visit. Todd & I took them to Eureka Springs where we randomly happened upon a surprisingly delicious hippy restaurant. Turns out it was owned by the first person to ever open a vegetarian restaurant in Greenwich Village. That was about the most impressive thing we found there. The visit with the fam was quite nice though.

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On to more important news.. I simply can’t get over what has happened in New Orleans. I can’t stop trying to wrap my mind around the fact that so many lives are changed in so many different ways. I want to help, but how does someone who doesn’t have money to donate contribute?

that motley crue mirror

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So last night Todd & I went to the Washington County Fair. We sat at the bar of a 70’s style food stand stuffing our faces with cheeseburgers and krinkle cut fries when Laura & Eric walked by. Friends and the fair – what more could ya want? How about two-for-one rides? Yep. For the next couple hours our adventures included the Tilt-A-Whirl that wouldn’t quit tilting or whirling (note the not so happy faces & stomachs in the picture), a jank ferris wheel ride, gettin hooked on the redneck version of the slot machine, riding the Himalayas for about 10 minutes, and poloroids with Leroy the monkey (who kissed Todd on the cheek).

It’s so incredibly different than the Memphis fair… people don’t get shot or robbed. However you also miss out on deep fried candy bars and “Pork Butt On A Stick.” Either way, I love the fair so much. I think I always will.

packed my life up into boxes

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we kissed our lafayette house goodbye and said hello to our new one. thanks to our wonderful friends our insane amount of furniture and boxes are all moved. slowly but surely we’re becoming more organized, but it will be a while before everything is set up to where it feels like our home. we’re about at the point where we need to start painting before we can really put things where they’re suppose to be. i’m thinking a green tea color for my room, but we’ll see.

school starts back in less than a week. with the summer off, i’m actually getting kind of excited to go back. i finally get to take a couple more journalism courses this semester. however i’m signed up for 6 classes in all and i just hope i can handle it.

recently i started liking my job a whole lot more. i asked for a dollar more per hour and got it. score!

there’s a good chance that i’ll be spending thanksgiving in NYC this year. i spent christmas there this past year and am aching to go back. my fingers are crossed..

ok. off to organize..

won’t last through the fall

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We returned from Texas last night after a ridiculous 9 hour drive. The trip consisted of a day at the Galveston beach, a 100 degree afternoon at Six Flags, eating loads of food, lots of reading, and a trip to one of my favorite stores in the world.

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As soon as we got home, we started moving things to our new house. Our goal is to be moved in less than 6 days. I have no idea if that is actually possible, but we’re going to try.. Not only do we have all of our crap & furniture, but the house we’re getting is completely furnished too.

On a lighter note, I am now the proud owner of a CHI hair straightener. I tried out Todd’s sister’s on the trip & it was like putting on my first pair of Diesels or Sevens.. I knew that I could never go back.