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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This last week was ridiculously fun and crazy. Last Saturday was Jonathan’s birthday and a group of about 30 of us met up for BBB (Bowling, Burritos, and Boobs). Thanks to the last “B” it was a night I will never forget for reasons that I can’t quite mention on here.

The longest table ever at La Huerta. This picture doesn’t do it justice.

Thursday night was a night that I looked forward to for quite a while. The Paper Hearts, Lucero, and Cory Branan played the biggest show that the Dickson Theatre has ever held. The line was insane – about 4 people thick and stretched all the way down Dickson Street for a good hour or two. Everyone sounded great, but I was especially excited to see The Paper Hearts play again, this time on their own turf!

Brandy gettin “Memphis Style” BBQ before hand.

Cory playing first

Laura & me

Michelle & Laura


Genevieve, Me, & Laura

Tim & Bryan

Todd, Dave, Tim


Half Cathy / Half me

Husband & Wife

Sparks Light, all night!

Some troll & me

Karen, Me

“Do you want me to go swim in the garbage on the floor?”

Me (yet again) & Brandy

The Paper Hearts!

This one’s for you Dave:

Todd & Cory singin w/ Ben

Cory & Tim @ the after party at Dave’s.
This picture makes the party look lame, but it wasn’t at all.
We left “early” at about 3 am.

So, that’s that.

Everything else is going wonderfully! School’s back in session and engaged life is grand.

See ya’ll laters..

Bling Bling

So finally, here are a couple more pictures of my ring!

As for the engagement, Todd proposed in Eureka Springs and beforehand, I was totally clueless of what was about to happen. It was the sweetest, most thoughtful thing anyone has ever done for me, not to mention insanley romantic. It was the best moment, the best feeling of my entire life. I’ve already told the story a hundred times and I hope to tell it a hundred more. We aren’t setting a date or planning anything yet. We’re just going to enjoy beinh engaged for now. Which, by the way, is quite enjoyable seeing as how I am now engaged to the best guy in the entire world!


Last night Todd proposed to me! I seriously feel like I’m dreaming. I’m so surprised, so incredibly happy. It was the most amazing thing that has ever happened to me. We’re going to get MARRIED!

More pictures and details will come a little later.

A New Year

Our night ended up being very low key, but very perfect. Apparently Eric paused our countdown with TiVo, so really we counted down after we got our champagne in order around 12:10 or so. Dick Clark’s voice was a buzz kill, but the lonely island videos brought us right back up to speed.

Hope everyone had a safe and wonderful night!

T-shirt Weather

Last year I spent Christmas in snowy New York City and Washington D.C. This year however, I spent it in Memphis for the first time in five years. I got lots of amazing gifts from my amazing friends and family. Thanks to everyone!!

And as soon as I’m not sick,
I’m going on a shopping (and eating) spree…

While in Memphis..

Kristen Deets (a friend since the 6th grade) was in town fron NYC

Spent time w/ my step-sister Roxanne who was in town from D.C.
(I totally stole this picture from you Rox)

Chilled w/ “Ryan Gosling” at the Hi-Tone

For the very few of you who don’t know about Graceland Too..

There’s this guy, Paul McLeod, who lives in Holly Springs, MS and is a complete Elvis FREAK. He has devoted his entire house to Elvis and gives tours of it 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. I’ve been twice before (once at 2 am on Easter). The tour lasts waaay too long at almost 2 hours. He gets going and just doesn’t stop talking. Almost everything that comes out of his mouth are obvious, random lies all dealing with celebrites and millions of dollars. All the while, his dentures are pretty much just dangling from his gums. The tour was complete with him singing Jail House Rock, dancing a little jig, and showing us his home-aid electric chair in the carport.

The gold suit he will be buried in:

Even the ceilings are coated in craziness.

That’s him…

He has pictures of everyone that’s ever taken the tour.

He likes TV?

Shaking his hips like Elvis.

Mom.. about to kill me for taking her there.

And what does an electric chair have to do with Elvis?

We survived!

Last, but not least:
+ Happy Birthday to Todd (Dec. 23rd) & Michelle (today)!
+ Congrats to my best friend Kerri who got engaged to Joel right before Christmas!
+ Congratulations to Brandy & Dustin who also got engaged over the holiday!