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Sunday, October 31, 2010


So last Friday night I went to YaYa's with my Aunt Phyl and Cousin Tina. I had my phone in my purse and looked at it when the check came. I had a missed call, voicemail and text from a good buddy Lindsey. Lindsey was trying to let me know she had FREE tickets to the Razorback vs Ole Miss game and wanted to do a girls trip!!! I double checked with the hubby who said, "Of course! How fun!" and we went on our merry little way to Fayetteville the next morning! Lindsey, Carrie, Amanda and me! We had a blast. They picked me up from the Morgan/ Maumelle exit at 7:15. We made it the whole way with out stopping. (I don't normally do that, I have to stop so I was impressed with myself.) We decided to pay $10 and park at Wendy's. Then we walked to Chick-fil-a and ate breakfast. Then we walked to Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium and made our way up to our sets just in time for kick off! We had GREAT seats. They were on the 50 yard line! They were also in the upper deck, which I love, because you truly can see everything that goes on in the stadium. Here are some snapshots.

This is the "Arkansas" side of the field. You can sort of see the hill in the background where you can sit on the grass and watch the game.

And here is the "Razorback" side!

This is the band- no DOUBT playing the fight song when I took the picture!

Here is the team on the field. I believe this is the offense judging from Tyler Wilson being in the huddle.

OK so we had 2 rain delays. Here we are in the concourse huddled among EVERYONE

Me too- didn't get the black jacket memo.

It was SUCH a blast!

Back out in the stadium after the rain delay! Carrie being goofy.

And sweet Lindsey being goofy.

All 3 being GOOFY! HAHA. Notice, I took no pictures of ME being goofy! ;) See the Hog on the screen? Scary and intimidating, huh?

The sky was also scary and intimidating!

When the second rain delay happened, we decided to call it a day and we headed on back to Little Rock. We stopped at Braums for some delicious ice cream/ yogurt/ fried yumminess and we were on our way. What a great time! Thanks again, Lindsey for inviting me! And Woo Pig Sooiee!
Here's to a great time with great friends,

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pumpkin Party!

The females in our Life Group got together last Tuesday to carve pumpkins! How fun! This is Carter. Isn't he precious? His dad took him to the baby gym, so he is fresh off his work out in this picture.
Here is his mommy Krista's pumpkin. It is an owl! Isn't it cute? (Krista not pictured)

Here is Kaitlin! She made a big ole smiley face! He is cute! (You can see him in the picture above with Carter too.) See how Carter is making sure we did a good job?

This is Carissa and her pumpkin! She made a beautiful leaf design in her white pumpkin. It was so elegant! And she did it free hand- very impressive!

This is my little dude. He was already partly rotten. So now, he is really rotten on my front porch. It is a spider.

That's it! Cary and Tia were also there. Tia decided to sit out the carving, but from the way she was talking, she is an expert! Cary worked on her Halloween costume while we carved pumpkins. She is going to be Barbie in a box! Great time with great friends!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Continuing the Tail

Well, we had a nice trip to the doggie ER this weekend. We came home Saturday night and his tail had split open. Naturally, we assumed he had chewed it open and thought we better get it stitched up pronto. We got there around 10:30 and got to see the Dr. at 12am. They were quite busy. The vet was Dr. Ray who did Bear's abdominal surgery to remove the socks!! We LOVE Dr. Ray. She remembered Bear (without us telling her Bear's name!) asked about how she was doing. She said that she did not think Midas had chewed his tail open. She said it looked like it had popped it on something- probably on the wall getting in/ out of the kennel and that she could not stitch it back up. So, we got it wrapped up, she gave us a bigger collar, some pain pills and we were on our way! We got in bed at 2 am and made the decision to skip church Sunday morning. Didn't feel bad at all! We have been going going going all the time and we NEVER just stop and sleep in and relax. We did that Sunday morning. We slept until 10:45. I (humbly) believe that God wants us to rest our bodies. He did! I had my praise time while I ran my 7 miles. I have been listening to Pandora's Christian radio station while running and it is so uplifting! It is amazing to praise God while running and exercising the body He has given me. If you have an iPhone, download the Pandora app! It's free. Here is buddy and his giant cone!

Yay Monday is over!


Monday, October 18, 2010

Racing for the Cure with My Sis

Do you see this person? I love this lady. She's my big sister. She does everything first and then tells me how to do it. She has always been the boss of me. Since we were 3 and 6 and she told me what to have my Barbies say. And I love her for it. She and her hubby Zac came in town this past weekend and Lauren and I ran the Race for the Cure together. We signed up for the "Elite" race. It was new this year for people who wanted to run the race and not walk. It had to be completed in 27 minutes or under. This is such an amazing event! This year there were over 45,000 racers! We are now the 3rd largest race in the world! Pretty amazing. Other than the race, we ate at our favorite, Loca Luna, and shopped at our favorite store, Antropologie. It was a blast and I really cherish EVERY minute with Lauren because soon, she will be moving all the way to Alabama to join a OB/ Gyn practice. I am incredibly proud of her and so very thankful to call her my sissy!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

I would like to introduce you to...

MY ETSY SHOP! Woo hoo! I am so excited! Lorrie's gift to me a few weeks ago (the beautiful wreath) 100% inspired me. When I walked into her workshop, I thought I would LOVE to do this... and possibly make the hobby into a business. So, friends, here is my ETSY Shop! I only have 2 wreaths up right now. (I am starting off small and when these 2 sell, I will make more!) I hope you love it!!! And if you are interested in one of my 2 wreaths, please let me know and we can make a transaction outside of ETSY!

Friday, October 15, 2010

R.I.P. Midas' Tail

So sad, my friends. We went in yesterday for a check up and the news was not good. Dr. House recommended amputation. It was funny because we left the bandage off last night and Matt and I thought it looked not better but different. Dr. Karen called me this morning when we dropped him off and said that we were right- it did look different because his tail had gangrene. I guess we got to it just in time. She said it was very quickly spreading up his tail. Anyway. Here is my sweet baby boy. So sleepy from his anesthesia. Side note: he was also neutered. Such a hard day for this little guy. Thank you for listening the last several weeks and praying for him and us.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Closet Purge

What was I thinking? I went through this faze (when I was on call and could basically only wear scrubs for 2 years) that I gained weight and purged my closet thinking, "I'll buy new clothes" and I gave away a LOT of my clothes. Why did I do that? Why?

I don't know the answer to that question. I do know that I miss those clothes now and will sometimes remember them and want to wear them but I can't because I gave them away since I didn't wear them for 6 months or so. A lot of them, I could wear to work, but alas, they are gone.

Also, Anthropology opened on Friday. I am avoiding this place with every fiber of my being because it is pure torture to walk through and want want want and not buy buy buy. We are really trying to watch our dollars and save up.

Anyhoo, random post, but that's been in my mind. What a dummy- giving away all your clothes!

Experiencing the Sunday Night Blues,


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Amazingly Humbling Gift

This weekend, in Collierville, my mom, sister and I were doing our usual thing and going shopping/ going to eat lunch. We drove by the neighborhood of some of our very good friends Tommy and Lorrie Tubbs. I was asking my mom about how Lorrie has been feeling lately and my mom says, "Well, you're about to find out. We are going over there." I thought, "Well, ok."
We get to the door and we get great big hugs and she smells delicious as she always does. I love to hug Lorrie because she leaves her scent on you when she hugs you and you think of her the rest of the day. She looks at my mom and says, "Does she know why she's here?" Haha! I laughed and said, "What is going on?!" Lorrie then proceeds to take us upstairs to this AMAZING craft room. She has these two 3x8 foot tables pushed together and they are covered in these beautiful Christmas wreaths and candle holders. My sister walks up to this precious green and white wreath and says, "I like this one." Then Lorrie says, "It's yours!" Then she looks at me and says, "Lana, I made this one especially for you. Your mom told me you like candy and classic Christmas decorations." I was absolutely humbled and amazed at her generosity and it immediately brought me to tears. (And my mom and my sister because when we cry/ laugh it is contagious.) I wish I had the words to thank her properly. She spent countless hours making this beautiful wreath JUST FOR ME.

I was so touched- beyond words- that she would think of me and do something that special for me. Here is the picture!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tail Update!

Well, as you can see from the picture, poor buddy went back to the vet this morning. We got some good news from Dr. Karen though! She said that the granulation tissue looked better today than Monday. EXCEPT for the little piece of dead bone sticking out of his tail still. Well, she decided to just snip it off and see if that will heal up over the next several days! That was just wonderful news to hear. I think little buddy was excited too. Thanks for praying! Please pray that when we go back on Saturday, he is doing even better and can maybe stop wearing the collar!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I heart Cupcakes.

I love cupcakes. There's something about having my own little individual cake that makes me feel so special. This one is from Gigi's in Germantown. Quite yummy. Had a little date there with my mommy and my sister this weekend when I went for our visit. Mine (pictured) is Wedding Cake. You can also see that we "paired" our cupcakes with Duncan Donuts Coffee. We all agreed that Duncan Donuts Coffee is, in fact, the BEST coffee and went quite nicely with our cupcakes. Mom got Italian Cream and Lauren got Caramel Apple. I had such a hard time choosing from all of the varieties, I just said whatever came to me when I walked up to order. It was quite a tasty treat. I thought I would share it with you all.

Happy Cupcake Hunting,


Monday, October 4, 2010

The Tail Continues

Well. Last week, we thought Midas' tail was getting better. Really, it was. BUT. Friday, when I got home, he had chewed off his wrap. (It has been wrapped up with duct tape.) When I got home and saw this, I let it go. I was going to see my family in Memphis and couldn't be more thrilled! I got the dogs packed up and all my stuff thrown in to the truck and scooted on out of town. Well, he proceeded to chew on his tail the entire way there. I, of course, had no clue because I was driving. When we got there, he ran into the garage excited to see his brother and sisters and mommy and daddy and Memommy and Pepoppy (my mom and dad haha). He popped his tail on the wall in the garage and that was the end of it. Blood went all over my mom's freshly painted kitchen. It was awful. We cleaned the tail (and her kitchen) and I saw what I THOUGHT was his spine. Their little tails are actually a continuation of their spine and just covered in a small amount of skin, cartilage, and ligaments. It doesn't take much time to chew down to it. Anyway. We wrapped it up and I bought this lovely cone at Petco to keep him from chewing it. We went to the vet this morning and she said that we may have to amputate the end of his tail. Which is so lovely. If we do, I think we will have him neutered at the same time so that we only pay for and he is only under one round of anesthesia. Anyhoo, as awful as I feel for him, he is so pitiful in his cone, and I had to share with you.

Isn't he gorgeous? He's my sweet little buddy and I love him so. PLEASE say a prayer that this angel pie doesn't have to have the tip of his tail cut off.

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