Sunday, April 29, 2012

Will and Kate's Wedding Anniversary!

Happy 1 Year Anniversary
William and Catherine!
 Yes, I know it's cliche, but I am a sucker for anything hopeless romantic. I was one of the billions of people who watched the royal wedding early in the morning hours and loved every minute of it!
I wish them even MORE years of blessings and happiness!
Here is a Bible passage read at the wedding by James, Kate's brother.

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one aother in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.  Romans 12:9-11

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Race for the Cure 2012

This morning, we participated in our first Race for the Cure at the Pinnacle Hills Promenade. Here's how the morning went.
 We left our apartment a little before 7:00 a.m. It was early, but we were excited!
 Here I am ready for the 5K!
 Russell was excited too.
 Before the race, we spent time walking around the promenade and we saw all of the vendors at the event. They had "Bark for the Cure" for dogs and their owners. Look! It's a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. His name is Charlie. How cute!

 Pink flowers perfect for today!
 There was even a "Crawl for the Cure" sponsored by Huggies. So funny!
 We were so surprised to see 5 News Meteorologist, Garrett Lewis! We just had to get a picture with him!
 And then, we ran into Dan Skoff, from KNWA news! I guess it was our day to meet famed people. HA!
 The 5K we participated in was not timed or anything, so more people walked or ran in that one. There were TONS of people! We started near the back. This shows you just how many people did the non-timed 5K walk.
 Here's the beginning of the 5K! YAY!
 There were a few people encouraging us along the way.
 It was also good to see this sign! Ha!
 When we saw this view, we knew we were almost finished with our walk! We decided to run the rest of the race and it was awesome!
 WE DID IT!!! It was so great to do this. We will never forget our first Race for the Cure!
 Yoplait is always a huge sponsor for this. This was actually a photo/video booth. It was so fun to try it!
We had a blast this morning. It was amazing!!

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Friday, April 27, 2012

Girl's Night!

Our church had a men's event last night, so the girl's had a perfect reason to get together. We had a Girl's Dessert Night! It was so fun!
 I loved the chalk board Rhyanne has. She thinks of everything!
 Here are some of the yummy desserts we had. SO sweet!
 I made homemade apple pie for us last night. I love making apple pie!
 Here's Cooper enjoying his brownie! He is so sweet!
 Ana, Adrienne, and Eden having fun.
 Mandy, Marji, and Heather!
 Kelsey and Lee
 Me and Rhyanne! Rhyanne is such a great decorator! She needs to come help me with my house!
She is also expecting a baby in August! So exciting!!!
 We all love babies! Jacob is precious!!!
Eden is such a sweetie, too! Love her!

We always enjoy getting together! Girl's Dessert Night was definitely a success!

He replied, "Out of the eater, something to eat; out of the strong, something sweet." For three days they could not give the answer. Judges 14:14

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Yes to Yarnell's!

Yes! The Down-Home Goodness of Yarnell's is Back in stores!!! If you have never tried Yarnell's ice cream, you are certainly missing out! Unfortunately, Yarnell's closed for various reasons last year, but they just opened their doors again only a few days ago!
 "Scoop", the ice cream man, is ready to serve you! This picture was taken outside the capital in Little Rock, Arkansas. I thought it was too funny!
 Russell and I were anxious to go to the grocery store to pick a flavor and take it home. I think they are coming out with other flavors in the near future.

 Ya can't go wrong with a classic, right? We decided to go with the original. Homemade Vanilla. One word: Yum!

When I was in high school, Daddy invited an employee from Yarnell's to Camden's Rotary Club meeting. Everyone at Rotary got to try all kinds of flavors of ice cream. I would have loved to had been there! Fun! We are so excited that this Arkansas based company is officially back in business. So pick up some "down-home goodness of Yarnell's" today!

Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him. Psalm 34:8

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Weight Watchers Wednesday! Salad and Races Edition

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I hope your day has been awesome so far! I wanted to share another recipe with you. There are so many great foods I have found and they are so yummy! Try this salad and you will love it!
Beef & Blue Cheese Salad
5 PointsPlus Value
1 Serving 

2 oz. deli roast beef, torn into strips
1/2 oz. (about 7) bagel chips, broken up
2 T. low-calorie blue cheese dressing (I like Wish-Bone)
1 1/2 cup lettuce (romaine, red leaf or baby spinach)
1 cup cooked asparagus or green beans

Mix lettuce, asparagus, and roast beef. Add bagel chips and then toss with dressing.
That's all!

Russell and I have been preparing for our very first 5K walk/run on Saturday. We have been walking and staying active. We are so excited about Saturday!

It will be so fun this weekend! We are walking in memory of my aunt, Janet. She was so special to us and we loved her so very much. As y'all know, Race for the Cure is an awesome thing to participate in. It will be awesome!

I will walk among you and be your God, and you will be my people. Leviticus 26:12

Monday, April 23, 2012

Happy 10th Birthday, Lauren!!!

Tuesday is a special day because...
It's LAUREN'S 10th Birthday!!!!
I can't believe she is ten. She is growing up faster every day. I will always remember our special memories we have and will have to come!
 Here we are on Christmas 2011. I love this picture of Lauren and I.
Lauren, let's take a brief trip down memory lane!
I remember when your Mama and Daddy told us at dinner, "Logan's going to be a BIG BROTHER!" What JOY we had when Kelly said that! That joy has never left us since that day!

April 24, 2002
 The day you were born. So exciting!
 What a sweet baby girl you were! So beautiful!
 Going to Logan's soccer games!
 You have always loved the beach!
 Logan and Lauren
Meredith's favorite buddies ever!
 Russell loved playing with you too!!!
 Here you are trying on the veil that was KK's, your Mama's, and mine. So sweet!
 I will never forget the fun we had at Disney World together. What a wonderful time we had!
Lauren, you are beautiful inside and out. I am SO blessed to have a sweet niece like you. I want you to know that I will ALWAYS be there for you, no matter what!! Let's always remember our eskimo kisses, tea parties, ballet and piano recitals, and much, much more. Ten years from now, who knows where you will be, but I am sure you will most definitely succeed in whatever you do! God has AWESOME plans for you! I Love you!!!!
Love, Meredith

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you, plans to give you hope and a future.