Monday, January 31, 2011

Arkansas Trip - Pictures Finally

Happy Monday my peeps! How are you? How was your weekend? Do anything fun and exciting?  On Saturday me and the hubster went to see the movie, "Country Strong" with Gweneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw.  The movie ended up being quite sad and depressing but the acting by everyone involved along with the music was outstanding!  Have you seen the movie yet?  If so, I would LOVE to hear your take on it.

Yesterday, I spent a total of 7 hours - YES 7 HOURS working on Saturday in my daughter's room trying to get it cleaned up and cleaned out and things thrown away.  She had collected so much stuff over the last 5 years that it was absurd and I'm not even kidding.  She had stuff stuck in all kinds of nooks and crannies and purses and jewelry boxes and other storage boxes, etc.... I just couldn't believe all of the crap she had for us to get rid of.  Needless to say, we did manage to get all of her room completely cleaned and things hung up - now I just have to paint her room and also redo her chest of drawers that my husband got for FREE on the side of the road and she will be good to go.  We are re-doing her room in a Broadway/New York theme and it will be so cute once it's complete.

Anyway, I can't wait to see how you spent your weekend and catch up with your blogs.  But as promised, here are a few pictures from my trip back home to Arkansas a couple of weeks ago:

Leaving New Jersey:
 Chicago O'Hare
 De-Icing the Plane in Chicago (Yeah, I wasn't too thrilled to see that)
 Me and my daddy
 Me and my Uncle Lloyd at my mama's house:
 Me and my best friends from back home - this is me and Vic:
 Me and Karen:
 Me, Jules and Paula cheering to our 40th birthdays that were 3 years ago - HA
 And these are my bestest ever friends in the world - my mommy and sister: (this was the night before I was leaving and I had been crying)
 Beautiful sky looking out the window on my way back to Newark;
My sister has the other pictures on her camera from our day at the Racetrack so I will show you those another time.

Well, thanks for stopping by to say hello and letting me know you were here.  I hope you have a great Monday and had an even better weekend!

Lots of love and hugs,


  1. it looks like you had such a nice time. i know you miss it...

  2. Your daughter's room sounds like my daughter's room. I always find what I call "bag o'crap" in her room. Basically it's a bunch of junk shoved in every available tote bag, jewelry box, etc. Takes forever to clean, huh? Can't wait to see her room when you're all done!

    Love the pictures! Looks like y'all had fun! I assume y'all went to Oaklawn for the races? You look so much like your mom! So pretty! Glad you had a good time!

  3. I bet it felt really good AFTER you finished cleaning her room though, hopefully she won't collect so much stuff now. Her new theme sounds very cute - can't wait to see the pics when it's done!

    Love all the other pics - what a fun trip!


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