Thursday, January 31, 2008

"Our Peeps"

So my friend Valarie wants to be really cool and be up on our blog. So I have created this whole blog just for her!

"How I met Valarie"
When I had started my new job at the salon I was pretty slow at first... didn't have to many clients. Well one day I was sitting around in the salon when these girls walked in. The one was wearing a hat... she had a good reason to. Her hair was a mess! She had colored it at home and it was really red. The girl in the hat is Valarie. So I told what I could do for her hair.... which I worked wonders on.... I think. Val had kept coming to me every time she needed her hair done. Well through time we had just gotten closer as friends. I mean I am a pretty cool person I can see why she wanted to hang out with me. :) We had such a good time when she was in my chair! Since then we have became such great friends. She just got married in September and just bought a house. We do a lot on the weekends together with our husbands.
After we got Birdie, Val and Spencer bought a house so they wanted a dog too. Valarie spent a lot of time talking Spencer into it, but he finally gave in and they got Mallie... who is super cute.(Check out her picture) Well Mallie and our dogs quickly became friends. A few weeks after Christmas Valarie heard there was a young lab looking for a great home. Spencer and Valarie had just moved and weren't all the way settled in their new home yet. Spencer was not ready for a new dog.. but Valarie got her way and they brought Gracie home. Now we have play dates with our kids! They all get along and are so happy to see each other. Grace is so good with all the small dogs, she just lets them crawl and bite her. Although when it comes to her bones... she doesn't like to share. When she growls it sounds like she is a cow! It is so funny. She is six times the size of the other three!
Every time we get together as couples we like the dogs to hang out too so they don't get bored at home. Here are some pictures of the last time we got together. These were taken at Valarie and Spencer's house a few weeks ago, Enjoy!
Oh by the way Val! LOVE YA MY BFF ARKANSAS

This is sweet Mallie May

Us trying to get a good picture!

And sweet Grace!

Christmas Time Pictures

Here are some pictures that we took when we were home. We didn't take that many pictures we took more video this year. I really need to get better at taking more pictures now that I think about it!
~ Amanda

Happy New Year!

So I am a little late on posting up a Happy New Year blog! So HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! This year we brought in the new year at home with friends. We just got back to our house on the 30th so we just had a little get together. We had about 4 other couples that came over to celebrate. We ate lots of food and played some games. It was a fun time. You can see Divot was having a wonderful time at the party too... even got him to wear the party hat!:)

We had a wonderful trip home for Christmas. While we were there we renamed CoCo.... her new name is Birdie. We wanted to keep the golf theme going. She responded to her new name quickly. It was so good to see everyone again. I got to spend a lot of time with the girlfriends, and Deric and I visited with Justin. The best time was being able to spend so much time with the kids. They are getting so big it is crazy how they grow so much in just a few months. Nikhol and Nate were so happy to see us and the dogs. They have really missed Deric. My nephews are also getting bigger and their family is getting growing too. Kimmy ( my sister-in-law) is due any day with the 4th baby.... ITS A GIRL FINALLY! I was so happy she will be having the baby around the first or second week in February. Also when we were home my sister got engaged and she will be getting married this summer. They have set the date for July 26th. So we will be making a long trip home for that. The trip home was an easy ride in the car with the dogs. It took us about 12 hours to get home back to Arkansas. We had a wonderful time home but it is always nice to get back to our place.