September 25, 2010

one year and counting

Today is our ONE YEAR anniversary!  This year has been full of lots of laughs, a few tears and a whole lotta memories! :)  I LOVE being married to Jason!  He is seriously my best friend and I couldn't be happier to celebrate today with him. 

I have learned so much about myself, good and bad, and about the Lord over this past year as Jason and I have navigated the waters of being married and being parents.  Jason is definitely the stability in our house when things are rough and he usually always knows exactly what to say to make things better.  He can make me laugh at the drop of hat.  He is so protective and so supportive of everything I do and I love that! He is an amazing leader and caretaker and I have no doubts our family is always his priority.  Not only is Jason a wonderful husband but he is the best daddy for Hannah and she loves her daddy big time! 

I couldn't have dreamed of someone fitting me so perfectly...God definitely knew what He was doing when our paths crossed nearly 2 years ago. ;)  I am thankful for this year and look forward to MANY MANY more!

September 23, 2010

neighborhood friends

Several weeks ago, a group of moms in our neighborhood decided to form a playgroup with our toddlers to get together once a week and do life together.  It has been a HUGE blessing to me and I am so thankful that Hannah has some sweet friends to grow up with.  Hannah and I always look forward to Thursdays and spending time with some awesome mommies and fun little ones!

We venture out all over south NWA and take parks by storm! :) Here are few pictures from some of our recent adventures...

Driving the train at Gulley Park


Snack time with Hudson :)


Feeding the ducks at Murphy Park....Hannah wasn't too sure about it!


Swinging with Faith

We love our neighborhood and our friends!  Since becoming a stay at home mom, it has been so refreshing getting to spend time with other moms and toddlers on a regular basis.  The Lord has truly blessed our little family with wonderful families to share life with and I am so thankful to have such dear friends and cute kiddos living right around the corner!

September 20, 2010

wedding weekend

This past weekend, Jason and I headed down to Conway/North Little Rock for his best friend's wedding.  Jason was the best man so it was super fun getting to hang out with Jamey and Ashley all weekend as they begin this new journey together.  Jason and Jamey are COMPLETE opposites and they both say they only thing they have in common is Jesus. :)  But as different as they may be, we always have a blast with the Hendersons!

Jamey and Ashley got married in a peach orchard and man, was it BEAUTIFUL!!!  We had so much fun catching up with Jason's friends from UCA that we don't get to see too often and I met several of his friends from his fraternity throughout the weekend.  It was a fun and gorgeous weekend, albeit a little hot, and we couldn't be more excited for Jamey and Ashley!

Jason checking the football scores and keeping cool before the ceremony


Two peas in a pod :)


YUMMY peaches for the guests served as cute centerpieces for the tables


In the peach orchard

September 7, 2010

mexico!

Over Labor Day weekend, Jason and I headed to Puerto Morelos, Mexico for a little anniversary get-away at the Ocean Coral and Turquesa resort.  It was a LONG road getting to go on this trip, and actually not even knowing we were going to go until about 36 hours before our flight left NWA, but it was much needed for some time of rest and relaxation!

The chaos of this trip began last Monday...Jason received a phone call from our travel agent that the airline we were to fly into Mexico on had gone bankrupt and closed.  NO flights, trip canceled.  Needless to say, I was bummed!  We have been planning this trip since June and there is seriously no other weekend this fall we can get away.  So I began looking up all sorts of destinations, even within driving distance, and EVERYTHING was either booked because of Labor Day or REALLY expensive because it was like two days before the weekend.

On Tuesday...Jason seriously spent 95% of his day on the phone with the travel agent and American Airlines management.  The only response we got most of the day was that we could go on our trip but the price would virtually DOUBLE since Air Mexicana had shut down.  Again, bummed.  We were definitely not paying that for this trip!
But...about 5:20pm, right before Jason was leaving work, the travel agent called and he had gotten something worked out and we would be able to take our trip at no extra cost!  And our flight would leave NWA at 1:00pm Thursday afternoon...I had to get busy to get everyone ready for this trip!  My parents were SO gracious and kept Hannah for the weekend and we were able to relax and enjoy time together reflecting on this past year. 


Finally made it after a few flight delays and an overwhelming experience at the Cancun airport!

We got a room/bed upgrade since it was our anniversary! 
King bed in an ocean view room


First day on the beach


Before dinner at the Japanese restaurant

AMAZING hibachi-grill food!!!


Off to breakfast and the pool

After dinner, hanging out on the lobby balcony overlooking the ocean


The perfect American lunch...even had Heinz ketchup packets!

I LOVED the ice cream cones at the beach restaurant!

And Jason loved the Corona tap at the beach restaurant! Ha!


BEST chicken fajitas!

Last night at dinner at the resort's Mexican restaurant


We had a blast and loved every minute of our time in Mexico!  I am so thankful for such an amazing husband who spent lots of time and energy on the phone fighting for our trip and amazing parents who take care of Hannah (and our house!) while we are gone and I don't have to worry about a thing!