Thursday, June 19, 2008

Summer So Far, and Happy B-day Jen!!!

It has been pretty calm at the Bidwell house. Summer has been really hot so far, and I have discovered how the sun must be hotter here than Indiana. I have had a few sunburns already this year and I am sure more to come. We have some trips planned for the middle and end of the summer that we are looking forward to. My sister Jennifer will be getting married July 26th so we are going to head home the 19th. A month from today!!!! Then at the beginning of August we are going to Las Vegas with the Bidwell crew! This will be a fun trip. Never been to Vegas so I am sure it will be a blast. As some of you know I won a trip through work to Cancun. I will be going at the end of August. I don't have many details on this trip yet but I do know is that I won't have to much spare time to just sit at the beach or anything. I will be in classes and at the hair show. Though I am super excited about it I am a little nervous about traveling by myself to Mexico... I have never even been out of the country!

We have been working in the yard a bit this year, not as much as last but we have added a few flowers and bushes in the flower bed. Now I am wanting to tackle the back yard.... but like I said... it is really hot.

Our one tree in the backyard is begging for some other flowers and trees!

This is Divot helping me in the flower bed

Deric has been getting out about 3 times or more a week to ride his bike. He has started to ride with the Louis and Clark group on Wednesday nights. I don't ride but my duty is taking the dogs out for their walks. They expect it now right when I get home. I usually go for about an hour or so. Poor Birdie gets really tired, usually she will just sit down and I will have to pick her up for awhile so she can rest. Her little legs can't handle long walks.

This a picture I took of Birdie after a walk... thought it was super cute!

One thing that I have decided to do this summer is to make a new recipe once a week. However I love to cook, grill, and bake I am in the habit of making the same ol' dishes a lot. So send me some recipes if you have any fun dishes to pass along!!!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Happy Birthday, Nikohl!!!

Today is little Nikohl's birthday. As most of you know this is Deric's niece. She is 8 years old today. Which is a big deal! I can't believe how big she has gotten. I got the chance to meet little Nikohl just days after she came home from the hospital. She was born premature. I had only known her for minutes that August day and I knew I would always love her!
Deric and I were going out on a date and he told me we needed to stop by his sister's house to see his niece. I never even met his sister or family really at this point. I was so nervous and it was really weird to me at first, but he was so excited to get over to his sister's house I had to go.I knew when I saw her she was going to be little but she was TINY! She was so little couldn't even fit in infant clothes. Now you wouldn't even know that she was that small. She stands almost to my shoulders and she thinks it is cool that we can share some of our shoes!! She has turned into the beautiful caring little girl I always knew she would be. I am just proud that I have the privilege to call her my niece.

This was taken in 2004. She was just about 4 years old.

This was taken at Easter when they came to visit us.
Nikohl we wish we could be there! Hope you have a wonderful day!! LOVE YOU!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Free Concert

So every year in North West Arkansas Wal-Mart has their share holders meeting. This event brings in about 6,000 people to the area. They alway have concerts every night and they used to be closed to the public. This year however they opened it up for everyone to enjoy. My friend Olivia ( who used to work at salon) works for Wal-Mart home office and she took me with her!! We went Thursday night and saw Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.....yea both of them! Well I was super excited to see Carrie and then it was icing on the cake when I found out Keith was going to be there as well. Deric and I were going to go but then found out they weren't opening the doors for the public until 15 minutes before the show. And we all know how Deric doesn't like huge crowds.I know he was just going because I wanted to go! So it was really cool that Olivia and I got to go together! Here are some of the many pictures I took!

Us after the concert!

I think this is one of the best pics I took that night!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Another Tag from Ashley!

I was just thinking during one of my many walks this week that I needed to post a blog. I have a hard time coming up with things to write about so Thanks to Ashley I have a topic now!!!
What were you doing five years ago?
I was a Senior in High School so I was doing whatever high school girls do on Sunday nights.... a movie with the girls or hanging out with Deric!

Five thing on your To Do list today
1. Walk the dogs
2. Clean up a little bit
3. Go shopping
4. Color my hair
5. Watch some "Lost"

What are five snack you enjoy?
1. Chips of any flavor
2. Dark Chocolate
3. Fruit
4. Crackers.... Cheese Itz and Goldfish!
5. Ice cream

What are five things you would do if you were a

1. Travel the world
2. Pay off family's houses, land, debt etc
3. Volunteer a lot
4. Open a free hair salon/spa for under privilaged women
5. Save as much as I could for the future.

What are Five of your bad habits?
1. Not putting clean clothes away right after being dry
2. Waiting until the last minute to get ready for something
3. Picking at my finger nails... I can never leave polish on!
4. Watching too much HGTV and TLC!!
5. I am a snacker if I am just sitting around!

Where are Five places you have Lived?

I have only lived in two cities but 5 different houses I guess!

What are Five jobs you have had?
Haven't had five jobs. When I was younger I babysat and then I went to work in Salons!
People you want to Tag?
I will tag Candace Zarecor and Candace Mettenburg.... ummmm everyone else I know who have blogs has already done it!I just realized I need more blogger friends!!