Sunday, February 27, 2011
- 12 grades in school
- 12 eggs in a dozen
- 12 hours on a clock
- 12 jurors in a jury
- 12 Coke cans in a case
- 12 ounces in a can
- 12 days of Christmas
- 12 months in a year
- 12 spots for the Nascar Race for the Chase
- 12 in the Top 12 on American Idol (one of Beth's favorite shows!)
- 12--Matt's shoe size (make no judgement)
- 12 letters in BETH_CALVERT (yes, running out of 12's)
In case you are wondering, Beth only has 3 favorite students of all time (pictured above). Ironically, besides me, the other two are Followers #14 (Jill Jones) and #16 (My dear husband)!
This also reminds me that I did notice on the Facebook comments from my family (who note, is featured often in my blog writeups), they often used the phrase "your blog is ACTUALLY pretty good " or "ACTUALLY entertaining."
1. In reality
2. Used to express wonder, surprise, or incredulity
Well, I'm glad I ACTUALLY surprised you then :) Oh geez, I hope I can keep up with these high expectations!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
We just celebrated our 1 year anniversary in Little Rock at the beginning of February--and what a year it has been! So to kick off the series, let's highlight some of the most memorable moments from 2010.
#10: Calling the Hogs
Our Arkansan friends are probably appalled that "calling the hogs" would be rated #10. But...as I like to say "Someone has to be Last!" Despite being a cold evening, we did have a fun time attending our first Razorback football game with our neighbor, Jeremy. There is something to be said for football in the SEC.
#9: Bob Villa Pumpkin Carving
If they can do it on t.v., so can we! We showed our pumkins who was boss, as Matt did all he could to remain #1 son-in-law. (Note: This was just a few days after a surgery and Matt learned about this while watching lots of t.v. during his recovery)
#8: Record Setting Heat
You know I'm not usually one to complain about being hot. But when the thermometer gets over 100 for 8 consecutive days (and let me tell you it was not a dry heat!), even I was hot!! Really hot! Mind you, there ended up being 21 days total this summer that it was over 100.
Monday, February 21, 2011
And as a reward for having the least amount of clutter/crap in my office--I recently received this trophy:
- A not so new computer
- My awesome vinyl clock (not Uppercase Living, but it was $10--LOVE IT)
- Cookies (it's like a torture test when you have to stare at them all day)
- The back door--guess who usually has to answer the doorbell? (It's not like I can hide!)
And taking a closer look at my desk, you will see my never ending to-do list, and yes...what gets me through the day...Coke!
But often, some of the best views are behind me...
My view of Motel 6 "we leave the light on for you." You can imagine!
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Some people pick up pennies from the sidewalk.
Some people pick up chicken fingers left over by a stranger.
Last night, we did a good deed--unintentionally. Call it a random act of kindness! Unable to eat the last two chicken fingers from my basket at Verizon Arena (Little Rock's indoor stadium), I pushed the basket of food under my seat (thinking I may eat them later...but clearly didn't). As the stadium was clearing out, we left our aisle seats so the rest of the row could hurry out. We moved up about 3 rows to wait for our friends that were coming over to meet us in our section. It happened in a flash, but while the man in the red shirt thought he was being sneaky, I caught it all. As he exited up the steps, without a second of hesitation, he reached down, grabbed those two chicken fingers, and shoved it in his mouth. He didn't look around to see who was watching (I'm sure he didn't expect the original eater to be watching) but just ate and kept walking. Now I should point out that while I'm glad the food was not wasted, I don't think the man in red really needed to eat two more chicken fingers if you catch my drift.
But needless to say, I think we scored some heaven points with our food donation.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Katie is crazy--Her new life goal is to become a pharmasist at the fancy new Kroger in Little Rock. No, I wish I was making that up!
Friday, February 11, 2011
Matt sent me a text saying to pack my bags for a weekend trip. (Trust me, him being home 1 day yesterday was enough to give him cabin fever!).
I think we are about to find out if everything really is bigger in Texas! I'll be sure to pack my Big Sexy Hair hairspray in case we run into any cute Cowboys or famous celebrities. I'll let you know in a few days if I was right. Dallas, Texas here we come! (Maybe)
Boy, I hope he wasn't just planning on just going to...
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Our new gift to ourselves probably falls into all of those categories! That's ok--It's so worth it!
After noticing that our Christmas pictures taken in my mom's basement and recent bowling pictures trying to capture people in action turned out looking like crap, we decided it was time to upgrade our point and shoot into a real camera. Really, we have no idea what we are doing (luckily it has an auto funciton for dummies like us), but we sure look like pros. The camera guy helping us told it us was not the camera that made great photos, but the photographer. Oh geez, let's hope not! Of course he was trying to explain to us how to manually control the ISOs, shutter speed, lens image stabilization, aperture, light reflection, the numerous additional lenses you can purchase, etc. Let's just say, don't get your hopes up for amazing photos to come on this blog. I still haven't even figured out yet how to turn the flash off. But here is a glimpse at my first photo session...
Poor Shadow, she hates the camera. But I'm sure she will be the subject of many future photo sessions as well. Isn't she so cute?
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
And this still makes me laugh. We had just moved into the house we were building a month before and had not yet finished the fireplace. And even though we had cut down trees for years to build our house, we didn't have a single piece of dry firewood, but we did have 2 x 4s. Despite not having a blower, this was all the heat we had.
So friends and family in Illinois, I'm thinking about you. But really, you may want to consider moving to the South. It has it's perks!