Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas around Arkansas

We didn't stay here for Christmas this year, but instead, we made a nice little trip around Arkansas. We opened our Christmas presents at home on Monday night since we were going to be gone on Christmas and Christmas Eve. Parker really seemed to enjoy her presents. She wanted to try on some of her new clothes immediately and couldn't wait to play with her Elmo and push her baby around. Too cute! Jeff received boring presents from me but isn't that what I'm for. I did purchase the one item that he requested, an Iowa wrestling shirt, strange? Parker ran a fever Monday and Tuesday so we were home with that. Wednesday, we woke up and made the trip to Conway to spend Christmas with Jeff's side of the family. We were able to attend the Christmas service at church and open presents with the King kids and Aunt Cinnamon on Thursday. Parker got some great things from grandma, grandpa and Aunt Cinnamon. Jeff and I got some pretty great stuff as well. Friday, we made the trip to DeQueen to spend some time with Mimi and Papaw. We all got some more great presents and got to spend a lot of time with family that we haven't seen in a while. Sunday morning we made the trip back to Fayetteville to get ready for this week. Are you tired yet? I took tons of pictures with my new camera but I'll only post a few.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Early Christmas!

Merry Christmas to me! I opened my Christmas present tonight and this is what I got. The best part of the deal is that it only cost $1. Don't be jealous!!

Busy Week

It looks like we are going to have a busy week ahead of us but I secretly can't wait to go and visit all of our family. Wednesday, we are going open presents at our house and then make the drive to Conway to be with Jeff's family and spend Christmas Eve and Christmas day with them. Friday morning, we are going to make another drive to DeQueen to spend a couple of days with my family. Saturday, we are having a get together at my grandma's house with all of the aunts, uncles and cousins. It is very rare that we get to spend time with all of them. This will be the first year in a while that Jeff will be able to go to my family's house to celebrate. I pray that we have safe travel and enjoy all of our family! Merry Christmas everyone!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas Tree

Yesterday, Parker and I went to get a Christmas tree and we picked out a pretty nice one, or at least we thought so. We brought it home and I "attempted" to put it up. Putting up a tree on your own is by far the most difficult thing ever. It took me a few hours and I finally got it in the stand and up but only to find out my Christmas lights didn't work! All the hard work and the tree still wasn't ready. Finally, by 8:30 last night my tree was finally finished. It looks a little bare without the gifts but hopefully that will change in a few weeks! Pictures don't really do the tree justice either. It looks a lot better in real life!

Circuit City

For those of you that know, and those who don't. Circuit City recently closed around 150 stores nationwide, including the Fayetteville location. The reason I'm telling you this; my husband has worked there for about four years or so and was recently just promoted to an Operations Manager, which was nice for us but not so nice that they shut down a little over a month later. So now they are liquidating all of the merchandise and the store should be completely shut down by the end of this year. So, the point of this sap story, is to just keep up in your prayers while Jeff tries to find something else on top of trying to finish school. He is working really hard so hopefully things will get much better for us!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Family Pictures, Finally

In the middle of October, we all made a trip down to DeQueen and had some family pictures taken. Parker was somewhat cooperative but not great. They turned out really good except for the few pictures that Parker just decided to only stare and not smile. All in all, I am satisfied with the results. These weren't all of the pictures but these were some of my favorites.

Phew Cat! That was close!

Over the Thanksgiving break, we had a little scare with my beloved kitty cat. When we returned from visiting in Conway on Thursday night, we were only gone one night, we came back to a yelling and screaming cat, who had not eaten a thing since we had left and just didn't seem like his usual self. Friday, I had to get up and get Parker and I ready so we could make our trip to DeQueen, but he still wasn't seeming like himself but I just thought he was constipated or just had a tummy ache. By Friday evening, when Jeff had came back home, the cat had been peeing blood EVERYWHERE and was found at one point lying in the bathtub, which is quite unusual. Saturday morning, Jeff took our cat to the vet and was told that he would have to stay until further notice! We went back and forth on what decision we were going to make. If he would have problems long term, then yes deep breath, we would have to put him down or we could just try and make him better and spend a little money. We decided on option 2. We were told that he had a blockage in his urethra and there could be crystals in his bladder and they would have to keep him for a few days. So finally, today I was told that he was doing much better but still had blood in his urine but he would be ready to come home today. After work, I hurried to pick him up and was given a brief demonstration on how to express urine from my cat's bladder and he is on a new type of cat food, so hopefully, he will be better for a while. Such a stressful time for me! We spent a good chunk of money but hopefully it will be worth it. We love our cat!