Thursday, November 21, 2013


Blake and I got to spend the weekend in Little Rock, AR, watching our nephew, Lincoln, while his parents went to a concert. We just so happen to have a bunch of friends in Arkansas... :) 
While watching Lincoln, we met up with a few of them to have dinner at Big Orange (best. fries. ever.), and I got my first bitter dose of motherhood. YEESH. Lincoln, who is one of the happiest babies I've ever encountered, was SO fussy all night! He was only happy if we were walking around - he didn't want to sit down, even if I was holding him! Blake and I kept having to take turns walking around with him so the other could eat... and I was like, "NOPE. Baby Fever is GONE." And then I watched him sleep in the car on the way back to the hotel and was like, "well, this isn't so bad after all...." and Blake thinks I'm crazy. So there's that. 
^^this outfit didn't last long; it ended up being 80* in Arkansas... 
 ^^isn't Claire's house the most precious thing?!
^^aren't we so photogenic?! 
Claire took the cutest photos of us to use for a Christmas card! I'm so excited about these Christmas cards... I feel silly for doing them, especially since it's just the two of us. But I know of a few grandparents who will love them! ;)
And! Funny thing happened: we checked into our hotel (Doubletree! Ooh!), and I checked in under my maiden name (Tyson). We were given a room on the Hilton Honors floor (which, uh, we are not Hilton Honors members...). I text my dad and tell him about it, and he's like, "Oh yeah, they treat me like gold at the Hilton in Arkansas...they think I'm part of Tyson Foods, I'm pretty sure..." So, maybe I should go to Arkansas more often. Except for the part where I'm no longer a Tyson. Maybe I should look into hyphenating my name?!  ;)

Happy Wednesday!
(I tried so hard, but I couldn't resist.)


  1. That's so great!! A little surprise for your trip! :) That last picture is SO cute! I love Christmas cards even if it is just the 2 of us. :)

  2. One day I'm going to convince you to move to Arkansas. I'm going to.

    Hehe! So happy this little trip happened. Such a sweet start to my week!

    PS - it's now freezing here in AR. This weather... *rolls eyes*