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Sunday, November 16, 2008

BUILD-A-BEAR








On Saturday me and Ryan went to Rogers and built him a Build-a-bear for his knee surgery this coming Thursday!  It is soo cute! Her name is Lauren Jr. (Ryan named her) and she is dressed in a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders outfit!  I thought Ryan would need something soft and cuddly to get him through his ACL surgery!  He really got into it and picked out the bear and everything! We had a great time as you can see from the pictures! Then we went back to Ryan's house and he made me Turkey Chili for dinner! It was soo good!  I was really impressed! Don't you love cold nights and warm chili? Gosh I love winter!   

Friday, November 14, 2008

WOOO PIG SOOIE





It is basketball season again! Tonight we went to the first game of the season versus Southeastern Louisiana and the HOGS won in overtime 91-87!!! I was soo excited because we saw my bff from class Laura there too! I LOVE HER!!! We had such a great time but I have to say we left during Halftime and went to Olive Garden! Gosh those breadsticks are soo good!! We had a big meal and then we all went home and went to bed! It was low key evening for us because I have a test at 7:30 in the morning and Nicki is going to visit Grandma Billy in Clarksville and Holly hasn't been feeling good all week, so we just stayed inside tonight! Plus Emily is out of town camping! Oh the life of college Seniors!! Here are some pictures from tonight and here is Page dressed up as Pork Chop! Isn't she soo cute! Well until tomorrow!!! 


XOXO Lauren

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Lunch with Leah




Today I had a special lunch date with Leah.  She has been one of my best friends since Pre-School and I love her dearly! It has been a long time since we have gotten together and it was way overdue! We have been through so much together and she will always be one of my dearest friends! We ate lunch at Jason's Deli and caught up on everything that has been going on in our lives! Even though life is crazy it's important to get together with those that have known you forever and in a small way remind you of home :) I love her sooo much and she is one of the most beautiful people I know on the inside as well outside.  And we have decided to make a weekly lunch date :) I LOVE YOU LEAH 

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

O.A.R.




Last night O.A.R. or Of a Revolution was in town!  Every semester we pay a certain fee to have a band come to our school and perform and this semester it was O.A.R.  They are a chill, easy listening band (Nicki and Emily's exact words) and all of my friends went and we all had a great time! You may know their song "Shattered" it is pretty popular on the radio now! 
We even went to Joses before and had some good Mexican food!!! Jill, Sarah, Heather, Brittany, and Maggie even met us before the concert at Joses!  Oh and here is a pic of Emily and her first speeding ticket :( BOO! I know we were all very surprised because she is such an AWESOME driver! 

P.S. Papa came home from the hospital and is doing well but still has to go through a couple more tests to figure out what went wrong but he is doing a lot better! 

XOXO Lauren


Sunday, November 9, 2008

PAPA TOOK A SPILL



This weekend me and Ryan decided to go home to visit mom's new dog Daisy and to have a relaxing weekend with family! On Friday we grilled out and then on Saturday, Mom and Dad had to go eat with their friends and me and Ryan went to our favorite Pizza Place in Mountain Home! Well after we got done eating we decided to go to Nana and Papa's house to visit them! We stayed there for about an hour and a half and had a great time! We left around 9:30 and about 9:45 I got a call from Nana saying "Papa fell and hit his head and there is an ambulance on the way."   WHAT?!?!?! We had just left there 15 minutes ago! Nana didn't sound like it was too bad on the phone but when Ryan and I got there we were stunned!  We saw the bright lights in the dark sky from the ambulance and fire truck as we pulled in their drive way and all we saw as we walked up to the door was Papa laying on the cement and a large pile of blood.  I have never seen anything like this in my life! My Nana was pale and shaking as the EMT men tried to get Papa slowly strapped to a stretcher and Ryan was incredibly sweet and gave Nana his coat :) awww  I have to admit I only looked at Papa once and when I did I saw blood all on his face and hands and shirt and it was just too much...On the sidewalk it looked like a murder took place.  The only thing that gave me hope was that Papa was conscious and talking the whole time.  They finally got Papa on the stretcher and we followed the ambulance to the hospital.  We sat in the Emergency Room for about 3 hours waiting for word about what happened and what was the next step.  We figured out Papa took their dog out to go to the bathroom before they went to bed and when he leaned down to take the leash off he blacked out and that is all he remembers.  Nana was walking by their glass door and just happened to see him laying there and immediately called 911.  Nana was so brave.  She didn't shed one tear the entire time and that could have been the night that she lost her partner of 48 years...and they celebrated their anniversary last week too.  Papa got 7 staples in the back of his head and as I am writing this he is still in the hospital.  We still don't know what caused him to black out...and they are monitoring his heart and his back tonight and hopefully he will be able to go home tomorrow :) He swears what made him black out was the "goobers candy" he had at the movie they went to earlier and the ice cream he had when he got home! I hope that is the reason it happened and it isn't anything worse than that! I LOVE my PAPA soo much and I know he will get through this in no time! He truly does have a VERY HARD HEAD! I love him with all my heart...keep him in your prayers :)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

SPA NIGHT WITH THE GIRLS











Tonight we had a SPA NIGHT with the girls! Pink Papaya was so nice to invite all of the Tri-Delts to come to their salon and enjoy free eyebrow waxing, make up tips, massages, paraffin waxes, and free poofing lessons! They even had drinks and a chocolate fountain too! WOW Tonight we were treated like royalty and we say a BIG BIG THANK YOU to PINK PAPAYA for such a good time tonight! Here is a link to their website too! http://www.thepinkpapaya.net/

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I MISS HALEY










Well how do you start writing about such a wonderful person? Someone who was always there for you even at your lowest points? Freshmen year was really hard for me being away from home and in a bad relationship and God blessed me soo much when he brought HALEY SCHAY in my life! Some of the best things I remember about her are: She always picked me up when I was down and we always had way to much food to eat at the union! She ate Sushi (gross!) and I had Chick-fil-a.  We would spend hours there just talking about boys and life in general.  She wasn't the biggest fan of sororities and hated being told to do stuff! Imagine that! Rush was her favorite time of year.....hahahaha Everyone LOVED her especially her beautiful curly hair!!! Gosh! Sooo jealous! She is an insane wakeboarder and loves the lake! She also has the best family in the world! She will do anything for you and is such a great friend! BJ is such a lucky guy and treats her like a princess like she deserves!  She has a beautiful baby boy that is going to be a STUD MUFFIN when he grows up!! Watch out girls! I know she is at such a happy place in her life and I wish the best for her but selfishly I wish she would come back to me! I miss her sooo much :(  I LOVE YOU HALEY!!! Come visit soon!!!

Mr. President


Welcome to office Barack Obama
He is the 44th President of the United States and the First African American to become President.  Even though I didn't vote for him I still wish him the best in leading this GREAT country! God Bless Him and God Bless AMERICA.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Fall Pictures 2008












Today my friends and I took our annual fall pictures at Wilson Park and at Old Main! They turned out AWESOME! Here are just a few!