Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas at Bonefish

This year my siblings and I decided we were going to have a night out as our Christmas gifts to each other. We went to my favorite restaurant, Bonefish, and got lots of delicious food and drinks! I always get the Bang Bang shrimp and the Ahi Tuna Shashimi. I'm not sure which one I like better, but you should try both! They also have some of the best martinis. One of my favorites is the pomegranate martini, but I usually try out the new seasonal ones when I go and am never disappointed. I don't remember their names, but they are all good.

Don't these look yummy...well, they were!

Spencer had to guide that weekend and Ryan's girlfriend, Cathleen had to cheer at a football game, so they didn't go...and they missed out! Chris and Brandlyn, Jeni and Sam, and Ryan and I went and had a fabulous time. We really need to do this more often and not just for special occasions. It would help if my lovely sister and new brother-in-law didn't live 11 hours away :)

Here are some photos of our night


So I know its been over a month ago, but here are photos from our Halloween party. We had it at Tara's house and a few nights before we decorated pumpkins while Katy was in town to get in the Halloween spirit. Mine is Billy Bob, Katy's is Luigi, and Tara's is Fred.Luigi on top, Billy Bob is second, and Fred is third.

After carving pumpkins, Katy cleaned and seasoned the seeds and then we roasted them. They were pretty good but I have no idea how she made them. She put a ton of stuff on them.Dustin had been keeping his Halloween a costume a secret...even though we were pretty sure he was going to be Batman. He went all-out for his costume and it was hilarious!
Tara went as Cat Woman and I got this pink dress for $0.72 at Half of Half so I went as Barbie b/c I was trying to be cheap this year.Hannah Davidson, Me, Tara Bowers, Tara HagenPeter and DustinThis is my favorite picture of the nightThis is what my wonderful boyfriend was doing and why he missed the party

Elli is much better!

Hey yall...thank you for your prayers. Elli is still recovering, but she is doing much better and can breathe a million times better!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Elli Reese

My sweet little niece Elli is having surgery tomorrow morning to remove her tonsils and adenoids. She recently turned two and has been sick many times since she was born. Hopefully this will keep her from being sick so often and keep her out of the hospital. Please keep her and my family in your prayers.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Deer Hunting in Warren

I went to Warren this past weekend to our deer camp for opening weekend of gun season. I usually go once or twice a year, depending on whether or not I get a good one the first weekend. The part of our land we usually hunt on has been flooded for a few weeks due to the enormous amount of rain in Arkansas, so we couldn't get to our regular stands. So I hunted out of my Uncle Scott's box stand and Dad hunted out of his climber in a spot Uncle Scott and Jackie found for him. It was just Dad and I who went this time from our family, but there were about 12 other people at the camp last weekend. I am pretty much always the only girl there besides Mrs. Cindy, who lives in Warren, but she doesn't actually stay at camp.

The first morning was pretty good. I saw three does early and then barley saw another one moving through the woods, but that was all I saw and that was before 8:00. So the rest of the morning was fairly boring. We went in for lunch and to watch a little football and then went back out around 3:00. I only saw two does and a spike that hunt, so not all that great either. I killed an 8-point last year, so a doe is just not quite as exciting to kill anymore. Luckily, I always bring a book to read when I get bored. I have been reading the House of Night series by P.C. and Kristin Cast. It is a vampire series, and it is pretty good once you get into it. I just finished book 5 and have to wait until May for the last one to come out.

Anyways...three people ended up with deer this weekend. Mrs. Cindy killed two 6-points, Bubba killed a 10-point, and JG killed an 8-point. Jackie gave Mrs. Cindy 4 shells and she used all 4 of them on her two deer. She put two in each deer just to be sure they weren't going anywhere til she got someone to come get her. Some of the guys were staying up there the whole week so I'm sure there will be more this week, but I had to come back home for work Monday and I went to listen to Ryan's band Thrill of a Dogfight play Sunday night in Conway at Sound Stage. They were really good. I was so proud of them. They practice all the time at our house, but this is the first time I have really heard them play and I will definitely go to more of their shows. Sorry I don't have any pictures from hunting, but I do have a couple from Ryan's show, so I'll try to post those later on whenever I get a new camera charger cord...and you can listen to their song on their myspace page. I think its www.myspace.com/thrillofadogfight.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

New to Blogging

So I have been really bored at work lately, and have decided its time I start a blog. The name of my blog is temporary until I come up with something catchy, but this is what my nieces call me, so it works for now. This post is just a test for me to see how this whole thing works, but I will definitely add more when I do something exciting :) Until then, have a good day!