Monday, June 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Amy!

Today my sweet friend, Amy has her birthday! What a good picture of her and her husband, Tony! They invited us and a few of their friends to meet them at Copelands.

Amy Jane is opening presents!
Amy's friend Leslie and her daughter, Carson came too. Carson is personality plus and oh so dainty! ha! See her eating salad! HA!
Me, Amy, Carson, and Leslit outside Copeland's
Russell, Tony, and Nick outside.
Here is an interesting fact:
In 2003, I met Amy at my former church, First Baptist Camden. She was the pianist at church and we became fast friends. I love to sing and she plays piano and sings, so we often sang together in the praise team and duets. FUN FUN! Anyway, sometimes on Sunday afternoons, we would go to her grandparents house in Stephens, AR. I saw this picture of one HANDSOME man. I said to Amy, "WHO IS THAT?!" She said, "Oh that's my cousin Russell Price." Then later, she set us up on a date. She arranged for us to meet in Camden. It was a blind date. The rest is history. I just had to add that little tidbit in. Thank you, Amy Talbert for setting us up! HA!
Happy Birthday again, Amy! I love you!

Yay for Pictures!

These are out of order kinda! Russell and Me at Seaside!

Mama reading on the beach wearing her "Paula Deen Crystal Readers"
This sums up what I did on the beach when i was scared of.....
These harmful little things! EEK!!!!
And by the way, we found like 3! Logan, Eric, and Daddy were the "Jellyfish Hunters"! HA! This one is huge!
Here is Russell on the beach! We had so much fun!

Here is our beach house, "All U Need". It was so nice! The swimming pool was right across the street!
Lauren had so much fun digging holes in the sand! Logan did too!
Here we are at Stinky's Fish Camp. It really was soo good! I had Escolar with jalapeno cheese grits. YUM!!!
My cousin, Emily and me on the beach! She is so tan!

See, I told ya'll they love to dig holes in the sand. I just love these kiddos! More pictures are soon! PLEASE Comment! Please come back to see more pics...HA!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Awesome Bible Verses

So we're back in Arkansas. I'll post pics asap but for now, I wanted to share a few Bible verses with all of you. I mentioned a few weeks ago, I am reading Karen Kingsbury books. I'm now on the 4th one of the Redemption series. One of the chapters mentioned several verses that really spoke to me. Hopefully they'll speak to ya'll also!

--For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

--He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:13-14

--Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Colossians 3:12-14

--And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

--And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love. I Corinthians 13:13

--A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12

--Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Philippians 4:4

All of these were in one chapter that I read on the way back to South Arkansas! I will blog again soon!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Fun at Santa Rosa Beach

Well, no pictures... Yall, I feel like my blog has been boring lately! SORRY! I need to take time to put things on here! Anyway I was saying, we have lots of pictures, but this internet has been acting crazy here lately so I didn't wanna chance round 5 of trying to blog while at the beach! HA! Saturday we arrived at our beach house, "All U Need". It is soo fun and great here! We are not on the beach but we are like 2 blocks from it. Santa Rosa Beach is just so beautiful. One of the best things about this vacation is just being free to do whatever whenever you want! Also, being w/ family is great! I am thinking of all my blog friends! And I have to add, I am so happy for Kelly and Scott. YAY! And one more thing, you blog friends, I want to link you, I don't know how, I want to add more than 5 pics on each post...I don't know how to do that either! Please tell me or email me about it! I am "blog illiterate." HA! Odviously, I am sooo tired so I am headed to bed!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

A Few Random Things!

Tuesday night, all the Star consultants were recognized at a luau! I thought i would also take a couple pictures of the training center too.
The Training Center in Rogers! We do facials there (except it's not always Hawaiian!).
Me and my friend, Christy having fun! She is so sweet and so fun, too!
Here is a picture of all the star consultants for the 4th quarter! And we are so ready for Seminar!
Amy Bowman and me! She is a Director and one of the nicest people ever!!! So sweet to EVERYONE she meets! We had so much fun at the Mary Kay Luau! YAY!

On Another Note:
The other day, my friend Amy called me and told me about this awesome gym called Fit For Her. Well, I normally don't like gyms. Hey, face it the truth is I just don't like working out! HOWEVER--This gym seemed too good to be true! I had to see if this really was true, so I stopped in. Every treadmill/bikes/elypticals had tvs, there was tanning, massage chairs, circuit workout machines, and more! Anyway, I am going to go on a regular basis!!!
Oh and one more thing:
Our family is going to stay at a beautiful beach house on Santa Rosa Beach! We are sooo ready for it! So I'm going to be packing all day today! Tomorrow we're going to Camden to meet everybody. I may blog while we're there!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day, Daddy!

Happy Fathers Day Daddy! Today is Father's Day and a day to celebrate our dad's! This is a picture of me and Daddy in his office. He works at Jim Golden Ford Dealership and is such a hard worker in not just his job, but in everything he does. He has such a passion for giving his best in everything. I love this picture of us because he loves it when we come visit him at work!
This is a picture of Daddy and his girls! This picture was taken about 2 years ago on Father's Day. Kelly and I were so blessed to have wonderful parents! They raised us so well, right Kelly?! He is a wonderful dad to us and wonderful grandfather (or J J as Logan and Lauren call him!). Again, HAPPY FATHER'S DAY DADDY! I LOVE YOU! We will see you in 4 days for our vacation! YAY! Love, Meredith Ann

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Welcome to the world, Sarah Kate!

My mama called us this morning to tell us Sarah Kate arrived! This little princess arrived at 3:53 a.m today and weighed 8lbs 1 oz. She is so beautiful! Russell and I went out of town for a little while today and then stopped at the hospital to see everyone.
Here is the proud Big Sister, Emily Paige! Isn't she just beautiful, too! She was excited!
Here is Russell holding this sweet little one!
Isn't she just a doll! And she was soooo calm and peaceful the whole time we were there!

What a perfect picture of them! Laurie, Sarah Kate, Mary, Emily, Steve, and Russell! How sweet! We are so happy for them! Congratulations!!!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

American Girl

My sister, brother-in-law, nephew and niece all went to Chicago last week and they are probably at home by now. Anyway, yesterday, Kelly and Lauren called me to let me know how much fun they had at American Girl Place! Lauren is 6 years old and has an American Girl doll, Kit. I have always loved American Girl and all the girls in our family do too! Anyway, I was so happy for Lauren. Even Logan went too! They ate at the cafe there and even left Kit at the American Girl Beauty Shop! HA! Pictured above is Kirsten. I received her when I was 8 years old and I loved all the fun that came with owning a doll like Kirsten! I just think they are so special! I know Kelly, Lauren and Logan had fun there.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Point of Grace

Point of Grace was my first favorite Christian music group! I absolutely loved them and still do. I LOVE the songs, Gather at the River, Jesus will still be there, Life, Love, and other mysteries, Keep the Candle Burning, Steady On, I Choose You, How You Live, and SOOO many others. A few years ago, one of the girls, Terry Jones retired from the music group. Leigh Capillino joined soon after and she is awesome by the way. Well, I just visited their website and found out that Heather Payne is retiring! There will be 3 of them (Denise, Shelley, and Leigh) as a trio. God has plans for everyone! I know Heather has an awesome voice! She sings so high! I am not sure what note she sings...maybe high G??? Anyway, she will be missed!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Visit to C-town

Well, I am back home! It's always good to be back home with Russell! He had the good new camera and I had my older camera that didn't work that well. I did take a few pictures though. I will have to post pics later.

Wednesday: arrived in Camden EARLY in the morning. Donna wanted to leave on Tuesday night.....long I got to Camden at 3:30 a.m. Logan and Lauren were in Camden too so they woke me up! We spent time together, watched 'Enchanted', ate homemade pizza for dinner, made cookies with Lauren, watched Logan ride a "big kid" bike! YAY Logan!

Thursday: My sister, Kelly came to pick up the kiddos and we got to visit! Also, had 2 big Mary Kay parties in Camden and Magnolia!

Friday: I still had store credit for our wedding gifts at a store in Magnolia so we got to go shopping!!! The Treasure Chest had really cute decorative items for our home. Mama and I had a great time! Then we ate lunch at Mule's Cantina which was good. My Aunt Molly came and we visited with her. She stayed for a couple days.

Saturday: I went to Magnolia again to visit with one of my best friends, Haley. She wanted me to see her and Keith's first home. How exciting! I also visited with Jackie and Ricky, Russell's mom and dad. Also, when I drove back to Camden, Daddy grilled chicken and it was too good! We also watched the movie, Mad Money. It was actually pretty good!

Sunday: Church! Then traveled back to NWA with my aunt Molly! I also saw my cousin, Emily! She is so sweet! I just love her!

I hope this post wasn't too boring for ya'll! ha! Pictures would have made it better but oh well!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Camden: Here I Come

Tomorrow, I am leaving with a friend, Donna to go to Camden. She is from Bearden and I am from Camden so we planned to go together and save on gas! Well at least save as much as we could! Anyway, I am procrastinating. I haven't packed one thing yet! I am so glad I get to see my ADORABLE and SWEET nephew and niece, Logan and Lauren! They really are gems! They will be staying with their JJ and KK until Thursday. I always like Camden but you know, I LOVE Bentonville! Camden and Bentonville are just SO different! Don't some of ya'll agree? So I will miss home and miss Russell so much but I'll also spend time with my Mama and Daddy! Thursday I have 2 big Mary Kay parties up so it'll be fun doing that! I will also see some of Russell's family! Well I am rambling. I don't really have a lot to post about. So have a great rest of the week, ya'll!