Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Just a Lil Happy

Belle says, "Happy Summer!"

Friday, May 24, 2013

Mom's Day

We got to have a Mother's Day lunch with Amy, Tony, Leighann, Ron and Debbie. We all get out of church at different times, so we planned to meet at restaurant at 1:00. In between church and lunch, Russell and I decided to go to Bogle park to just look around at the gorgeous flowers. It was such a surprise to see the Price's and Talbert's at the park! We decided to take some pictures, of course.
 We love sweet Lei Lei. I loved her cute dress and matching jewelry. Can she get any cuter?
 Amy, Leighann, me, and Debbie
 I love this picture of my best friend and I. We have been best friends for 10 years now. My how the years fly by! Whoa.
 Beautiful flowers at Bogle.
We had lunch at Fred's Hickory Inn and it was SO good!
A few days ago, I took pictures of the flowers we planted. Just wanted to share.
 Here is our flower bed. We are still working on it, especially since it SNOWED on May 2nd. Ugh. Thank goodness it's been warmer lately.

 Don't ya just love rose buds?
Geraniums and petunias.
I probably need to repot these soon, but I still love these.
Springtime was more like winter with the weather we had this year. Let's see how Summer treats us. Hope y'all have a fabulous weekend!
I am the vine; ou are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
John 15:5

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Kelly's Birthday

Today is my sister, Kelly's birthday! I always love celebrating her birthday. I get way too excited about it, but I can't help it! :)
 So sweet!
 Kelly with Mama and Daddy!
Ever since I can remember, I have looked up to my sister. From how she put makeup on, to how she dressed so pretty, all kinds of little things. I specifically remember sitting beside her in church one Sunday, and I tried to sing JUST like her. I loved her beautiful singing voice, and still do. She has always, always been there for me. In my opinion, she is the epitome of what and how a sister should be. I can go on and on. I only hope that I have shown her even half the love and grace that she has shown to me. I love her so much.
Happy Birthday, Kelly! I hope you have a fabulous day!
Love, Mer

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

A Perfect Girl's Weekend

Yep, I am still trying to slowly but surely catch up on my blogging.
Last month, I went to my sister's for a fun girl's weekend. We had a great time together.
 I stopped by my sister's class. She is such an awesome teacher and I loved meeting her cute students.
 After school, Lauren and I played an oldie but a goodie, MASH! It brought lots of memories back to me. I played that game so much with my friends.
That night, we ate a perfect girl's dinner. What else but pizza? We loved eating at ZaZa, one of the best pizza places in central AR!
We watched the movie, Sixteen Candles after dinner.
Saturday morning, we went to Two River Bridge and trail for a walk. The view was so gorgeous!
 Pinnacle Mountain is always wonderful to see.
 Kelly and me
 Marcie is such a fun and sweet dog! She loved walking with us.
 Lauren loved walking Marcie, too.
 Me and Kelly at GiGi's cupcakes.
These cupcakes were oh so good. Who doesn't love cupcakes?
We also stopped by the new children's library in the area. Lauren loved it so much.

 I loved this picture of Lauren.
We shopped a little bit that afternoon, which is definitely mandatory for a perfect girl's weekend.
 I have mentioned several times that my sister is a fabulous cook. Lauren definitely has that talent as well. We made homemade pretzels together!
 Lauren was a pro at twisting the dough.
We watched my favorite movie ever ever EVER, Steel Magnolias! Lauren really enjoyed it, I think.
 Sunday, we visited the Museum of Discovery. This was a bed of nails!
 Lauren and Kelly

 The tornado room was one of the most interesting parts of the museum. When you walk in the room, it's just like a basement, then while you are there, it really feels like a tornado. Crazy.
 We also enjoyed being news anchors! :)
It was such fun. We had a ball together and I think we need to have a girl's weekend on a regular basis. I of course, had to travel back home. I am always thankful for a great weekend with a couple of my favorite girls! I love Kelly and Lauren so much!
I thanks my God every time I remember you. Phillippians 1:3