Posts Tagged With: University of Arkansas

Little Razorbacks!

We have always been Razorback fans. Can’t help it. We live in Arkansas. Difficult NOT TO BE a Razorback fan – wouldn’t you say?

This year, we have extra-special reason for being HUGE Razorback fans as my in-laws are members of the Mallett family. Mallett as in Ryan Mallett, Arkansas Razorback QB. And, who better to demonstrate the family loyalty than his smallest cousins.

Cecelia and her daddy, Hugh - Saturday Pep Rally

Cecelia and her daddy, Hugh - Saturday Pep Rally


Anderson wearing his Razorback hat.

Anderson wearing his Razorback hat.


Ryan and Cecelia.  What do you want to bet - shell go U of A someday!

Ryan and Cecelia. What do you want to bet - she'll go U of A someday!


Looking forward to a great season.  GO HOGS!

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Graduation Day 2009

This past Saturday, our families celebrated Emily’s (my daughter) second graduation from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.  

Emily showing her Masters Hood Colors.

Emily showing her Master's Hood Colors.

Emily received her undergrad Bachelor’s Degree in 2007 and on Saturday, May 9, 2009, she received her Master’s in Speech Pathology. She graduated with a 3.8 GPA and begins her career on May 18th with the hospitals of Cox Health in Missouri. We are very excited for her and her husband, Kyle.

I threw a post ceremony graduation luncheon for family and friends.  I prepared my family recipe for Smoked Brisket, Pioneer Woman’s Asian Noodle Salad, Cheese Bread based on PW’s Olive Cheese Bread, Cake Balls that Bakerella showed us how to make back at PW’s Ranch last month. I also dipped some fresh strawberries and served the cake balls and strawberries with a side of strawberry or vanilla ice cream. They raved about everything and ate it all!

Son-in-law, Kyle, helping himself to some of the PW Asian Noodle Salad.

Son-in-law, Kyle, helping himself to some of the PW Asian Noodle Salad.

We took lots of photographs and had a wonderful day.  So here’s to Emily – Congrats, baby! 

Emily and Kyle

Emily and Kyle

Their next adventure:  they are building their first home this summer.  I’ll post photos of the entire process.  The plan is great!

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The Calm Before The Storm!

Storm approaching my house this morning.

Storm approaching my house this morning.

I’m sitting in my home office watching a big, black cloud approach from the west.  The wind just picked up and it is about to storm.  Big Time!  I hope my cake finishes cooking before any power outages (if any).  I’m also marinating the brisket and washing a second load of clothes.   The storm I speak of is the storm of fast and furious cleaning that will take place today.  Don’t get me wrong.  The storm outside is beginning to look pretty intense, but it will pass quickly.  The storm inside my house will last all day. 

You see.  My parents will be here around 5:00 pm.  I’ll also have a house full of guests for lunch tomorrow following Emily’s graduation ceremony.  And, this is how things go for me.  I swear – anytime I make plans, God laughs and says “Oh yeah!”   (I feel like the ‘Whack a Mole’ game at Chuckee Cheese.)   I can’t complain too much because the weather did cooperate yesterday just long enough to get the grass mowed and the yard looks much, MUCH better.  (It is raining now.)  I’m hoping I can accomplish the ‘LIST’ of chores I’ve outlined for myself today.  My sweet daughter is coming over to help me later.  I just wish I could find a way to be more relaxed about having guests.   (Thought bubble: ‘Maybe a margarita will help.’)

What about you.  Are you a relaxed hostess or a ‘Deer in the Headlights’ hostess?  Me?  Deer.  Big Deer.  BIG DEER CHASE ME!  (except in the movie it was a bear. Name that movie.)

I’m off to clean.  Y’all have a good Friday.  I’ll post pictures of the festivities sometime over the weekend.   After my guests are gone and I’ve recovered.

See ya! 😉

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