Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Well, the weather here is pretty nasty, which makes for a slow day in the retail world and for sure no pictures today. I've spent most of my morning blog stalking when I should be utilizing this slow time and doing grad school homework....maybe later.

I am happy to say that the mister and I will be hopefully starting a new house in the near future! We had our house plan sent to be approved by the owners of the subdivision (since we will be the first house in the neighborhood...) and we got this call this morning that we are cleared :) The mister wanted me to take the plans and go to the bank this afternoon, but I assured him that it might be wise if we both go, since it is we that are building this house, not I. He finally agreed.

Here's a sneak peek of the front. I'm in love with it already.

I am very anxious for the arrival of next week. My first burst of excitement will come when the sex of Baby Mentzel is revealed. Following the news of blue or pink I will board a plane to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for my sister-in-law's wedding...not that I am looking the best for the beach right now....could stand to be a lot skinnier and darker. All eyes will be on her thank goodness...she will be beeeautiful, can't wait. Goodbye ice, hello sunshine!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Park Street Market made it back from market in Dallas last night. We are exhausted! But are so excited about the new things we purchased and are anxious for their arrival. Our road trip to Dallas started with my mother-in-law and I traveling to Dallas with a stop in Texarkana to pick up my Mom and a fellow store owner...we were delivering my sister-in-law's dog and cat to her as well(they have been spending time in Carlisle with their grandma!) so we were piled in with four women, a dog, a cat, and lots of luggage. The dog is not very fond of me so it was a tense ride in the back seat! I spent all day today shopping the 2009 catalogs and trashing the 2008 ones. My job is so fun :)

In other news....maternity photo session on Friday. Excited to see what we end up with!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Layton and Boston are the youngest Kelly cousins, and I have to say the cutest! While they were here over the holidays we had some time to take some Christmas pictures and then let loose at the farm. Boston is the sweetest thing and looooves his Momma!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Christmas was wonderful this year, but I am glad life has slowed down a bit! We were busy at the shop up until Christmas Eve with those customers buying last minute Christmas gifts. Matt and I somehow had four Christmas celebrations and we only have one set of parents each! It all made for a fun holiday season :)

Matt's Christmas = every gift was hunting related. He really wanted to sleep in his duck hunting blind from my parents, but I managed to convince him otherwise.

And everyone should play the game Farkle. I think it's the new Kelly family Christmas Eve tradition....after we watch Christmas Vacation that is.

I've been meaning to post some pictures from our annual Christmas party at our friends, Keaton and Lindsey Thaxton's, new house, but seemed to never get around to it. It's an annual party, but this was my first year to attend and it was so fun! We missed last year and Matt had to go by himself the year before. When we finally looked at the clock, it was 1:30 AM and the Bennetts, Browns, Thaxtons,and us Kellys were the only ones still celebrating! I left my good camera at home so I had to count on my trusty little Canon to do the job for the night.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy Birthday Megan!

I have never been a Razorback or a fan of, but after moving to Arkansas I have been surrounded by everything red and Razorback. I still have not given in, as I am a true Aggie, but in honor of Megan's birthday today I will post a picture of us in Razorback attire.

Hope you had a wonderful day :)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad! Twenty nine years ago on this day, my parents, Gary Strickland and Cathryn McCasland, were married. I am so proud to have them as my parents! Congratulations on the very successful 29 years and here is to many many more :) Matt and I love you both!

(Mom - I know you hate pictures of yourself, but I couldn't post a picture of Dad without you!)