Clint and I just got back from visiting Clint's family in Arkansas! Let me tell you this....it was the highlight of my summer. We had such a blast, I am not an Arkansas-lover ;)
We stayed with Clint's cousins Amanda and Cody and their adorable daughters, Addison and Chanie! (Side Note: Addie and Chanie are my flower girls). We left Houston at 6am and arrived in Fayetteville around 3pm. I was nervous about the lengthy drive but it flew by! This was probably due to the fact that Clint drove the entire time and I slept for about 4 hours total :) Gotta love Clint! Since Amanda and Cody weren't home from work yet, we drove around the University of Arkansas campus for awhile.
Woohoo! SAE represent!! (Clint's fraternity)
When we arrived at Amanda and Cody's house I was blown away. Let me just say that the way their house was decorated was EXACTLY how I want my future house to look like. It was absolutely perfect!
Clint's cousin Marissa and her boyfriend Moses also drove in for the weekend and after they arrived around 6 we all changed and headed out to dinner at a place called Grub's. It was like a better Chili's...so good! We all had a little joke that Addison looked like she could be Clint and I's daughter...what do you think?
Addison is the funniest 5 year old I have ever met. She has a more diverse vocabulary than I do! She is fiesty and I love her.
Chanie has the most beautiful eyes I have ever seen, they literally trap you when you stare at her. She smiled so much that you could not help but smile all the time since she was.
When we got back the girls went to sleep and all of us adults played Taboo! If you have never played Taboo I strongly encourage you to go out to Wal-Mart and buy it ASAP! It is so much fun!! We all had such a great time playing together.
The next day we went to visit Clint's Aunt Linda, Uncle Rick, cousin Anthony and Grammy! Their house is on top of a mountain and has the most breath-taking view! I am so sorry that I didn't snap a picture:/ I was too distracted by all the beautiful land. Get this..Anthony has a pet raccoon! As soon as I saw Anthony bring around his raccoon, Bandit, on a leash...I knew I was not in Kansas anymroe haha.
We had a great time at their house looking through old pictures and talking with everyone. (Hi Linda!)
That night Amanda decided that we needed to celebrate all of our birthdays. Her's is in September, Moses' was in June and Marissa and I's are in October. Yes, it seems like a stretch but Amanda and I share the same view on life:never grow up. We are always up for celebrating anything. Clint baked us birthday brownies and ice cream!
After eating our dessert we got ready to go out to Dickson Street which is a street full of bars.
We went to a place called George's to see one of Amanda's co-workers son play. We got there at the opening act only to find out it was a heavy metal band. We felt like fish out of water being there surrounded by head banging, long-haired, tattooed, screaming fans. It was hilarious but we made the most of it! We walked around for a little bit before coming back to George's to see her friend's son's band called "The Good Fight". (I think that was their name). They were pretty hardcore but definitely LESS intense then the previous band. We all had a great time!
The next day was awesome! Does anyone watch the show on TLC "19 Kids and Counting"? It is a show about Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their 19 kids. They live about 20 minutes from Amanda and she was so sweet and drove me there so I could see their famous house! I love their show...does anyone recognize the house!?
I could go on and on about how much I loved Arkansas and especially how much I fell in love with Amanda and her family. I am so glad I met Amanda and got to bond with her. I know that she is someone I can call anytime to just chat with. She was so funny, warm, beautiful and just plain perfect! It was also great to get closer to Marissa. I had no idea how funny she was and I am so excited to call up her and Moses soon and all get together!