Weekend Update

I had a very busy weekend this past week – and an interesting week to say the least – here are the highlights!
Wednesday I went to renew my driver’s license – always a good time to be had at the DMV! My last picture was really good, so I made sure to practice really hard for this one too. After many, many self portraits with the ever present digital camera, I felt confident I could master a smile that did not look fake and that I would be OK with for the next 4 years… So I headed out. I waltzed into the DMV and grabbed a ticket # and was immediately served (yes, hell must be freezing over). The attendant took my picture and jokingly asked “Did you practice” – yes mam I did! She wasn’t prepared for me to say Yes I think but she just sorta laughed…and I was on my way.

Friday, I headed to B’ville to get my hair cut. Lindsey and Stella came and hung out for the 3 hour event. I think I saw them more last week than I have in the past 6 months and Stella is out of her French stage.
Then Friday evening was our Junior League New Member retreat at Mt. Sequoyah. Erin and I headed up the hill to the lodge area where we spent the next 18 hours learning all about the year ahead of us with the Junior League. It was a great evening and morning. We did some volunteer work on Saturday which is always very rewarding. I’m very excited to be a part of this great group of women and to meet so many new people in Northwest Arkansas!

Saturday evening we had plans to go to Shogun with Dan and Michelle and Lane and Mark came along as well. It was tasty as always! Dan is also lucky enough to receive the distinction of having a “notable quote” on the column to the right…Then we headed down to Dickson Street to see the local favorite Maud Crawford. Brad and Jennifer were there and had a front row table saved which was great!

Sunday was a pretty lazy day – didn’t roll out of bed until about noon. Amanda and Suzanne had a pool party which I was supposed to bring a dessert to, I was stoked about some banana pudding but it didn’t really turn out that well – it looked a little more like banana soup so that was scratched. Then I spent the rest of the afternoon lounging by the pool …

The debut of Stick Ari and Maud Crawford – the band…

This past weekend was the debut of Stick Ari! What or who is Stick Ari you might ask? … Great questions. Ari lives in Little Rock so she isn’t here sometimes… so we created Stick Ari to take out with us – if you have 3rd graders it’s much the same theory of Flat Stanley.

As you can see her “lip gloss is poppin.”

Anyway, we went to see Maud Crawford. It was the first time I’d seen them but Zack et al had seen them a few times before. Its one of those bands that was stumbled upon and now I think some people’s schedules are planned around it — not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Maud Crawford = Maud Crawford [mawd kraw-ferd]: A) a highly respected lawyer who mysteriously disappeared from her Camden home on March 2, 1957. Crawford’s case was never solved, even after officials scavenged the Ouachita River, tore-up parking lots and ransacked the town in search of her body. It is now known as the most widely publicized unsolved mystery in Arkansas. B) A down-to-earth, solid-hitting, soul-grabbing southern rock band that brings a twist of not only the country and rock classics, but also long-lasting originals, and up-beat cover songs that will guarantee to bring you to your feet. —Although the band’s name may suggest a sudden disappearance, the music of Maud Crawford is destined for survival. And just as you think you have labeled this band, they bring out their original head-banging rock tune “I Tried” and Mountain’s “Mississippi Queen.” —Maud Crawford consciously chooses to perform cover songs that share the down-to-earth edge of their originals. Some of those cover songs include “Heart of Gold” by Neil Young, “Summer of ’69” by Bryan Adams, “Tuesday’s Gone” by Lynyrd Skynyrd, and “Lonesome, On’ry, and Mean” by Waylon Jennings. Live, Maud Crawford carries out intricate harmonies and brings an up- beat, dance-your-heart-out energy to audiences of any age. They have been seen at several venues in Northwest Arkansas and plan to expand their fan-base to rock and country audiences nationwide. —Excerpt from a Biography written by Virginia Wietecha, staff writer for Carroll County News …
Check them out at: http://www.myspace.com/maudcrawford

They were really great and I’ll probably make a stong attempt to go see them again!

We got a great picture of all the girls…
On Saturday afternoon, we went to a shower for Cole. Erin hosted a lovely shower. The invites were really cute – the theme was a Garden Hat Party – however it was super cold so no garden and I couldn’t find a sassy hat so… Either way it was fun and Cole got some really great gifts!

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