Monday, October 31, 2011

My weekend in Arkansas!

Okay! So I pretty much had the best weekend EVER!

My weekend started Thursday and I hopped on a plane to the great state of Arkansas to visit my friend Whitney! We planned this trip way back in June and couldn't believe the time was already here. We were so excited.

Our first photo after Whitney picking me up!

And before I continue this post I'm just going to say that some of these pictures are mine and some are Whitney's. She has the whole editing thing going on and her pictures turned out way better. You'll be able to figure out which one's are hers, ha!

The night I flew in Jenna had arranged a dinner for a group of us bloggers at a local restaurant in Bentonville. It was so yummy and the company even BETTER.

It was so great to see Jenna again. I've had the chance to meet her before. And so thankful she put this dinner together.

I was BEYOND thrilled to get to meet Katie. She has become a great blog friend and is so dear to me. Have been looking SO forward to seeing her. She is a beautiful person inside and out. Love you, Katie.

Jill unfortunately doesn't have a blog. I was thrilled to meet her and she was as sweet as can be.

Lindsey and I just started becoming blog/twitter friends. I so enjoyed getting to meet her and spend time with her. Hope to see you again real SOON Lindsey!

Me, Niki, and Whitney. Niki stayed over at Whitney's house with us Thursday night. Such a blast to have a girl's night and hang out!

The whole group...
Back: Jenna, Whitney, Jill, Niki, Katie.
Front: Leah, Me, Lindsey.

Friday morning Whitney, Niki and I woke up and got ready and went out and about. Went went to some of the local favorites like Riffraff, Rick's Bakery, and the mall. Fun!!!

They also took me by the Razorback stadium.  I'm a Florida Gator girl all the way, but for the weekend it was Wooooooo Pig Sooooooie!!!! Let me just stop right here for a minute. Oh my goodness, Arkansas people DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT joke around about their love for the Hogs. Okayyyyy, moving on.

Calling the Hogs!! (Just for the weekend! Sorry Gators!)

I had to do my Gator chomp! It's only fair!!! :)

Love these girls.
You will not convert me, but for one weekend, and one weekend only :)

Then Friday for lunch we met a bunch of the other girls at the Crumpet Tea Room. Yummmy food and so so fun! These are some photos I got with my camera.

Leah and Niki.

Me and sweet Jillian Kate, Jennifer's daughter.

Kelly and I with sweet Hollis!

The whole gang.
Laurie, Leah, Niki, Yours Truly, Whitney, Hillary, Amanda, Jennifer, Kelly, and all the sweet babies.

Saturday we set up for the Fall Festival at Whitney's church. We worked hard for a couple of hours and then went to go eat at Rivertowne BBQ. We got to listen/watch the Razorback game. They won, but sadly the Gators didn't on Saturday.

After the game we got ready for the festival. Whitney was a 80's girl and I ended up finding a cheap cat costume at Wally World. Ha!

Whitney and her husband Brad.

Before I left Sunday we went to Pinnacle Hills Promenade and did a little bit of shopping before they had to take me to the airport. Turns out my flight was delayed and so sweet Whitney and her very sweet husband Brad turned around (luckily they hadn't gotten very far) and picked me back up and we went to dinner.

Time to go back, cue sad tears!! (and no I didn't mean to use Razorback luggage, totally a fluke, ha)

One last picture before heading back to Florida.

Oh and best of all, this Florida girl got to see some leaves!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I came at the peak time of Fall and could not have been more thrilled. NWA is truly a beautiful area and will definitely be back! Thank you Whitney and Brad for being such good hosts and so glad I got to see all my Arkansas friends.

Hope everyone had a GREAT weekend!!


Linds said...

great recap! I love that picture of you and Niki... bwahahah! Can't wait to see you again. Keep up the play by play for Revenge this week (just don't go to twitter time out-ha!)

ty said...

OMG, you were like, a mile from my house! wahhhwahhh

Sunshinemeg said...

It looks like such a fun trip. I love the one of you doing the Gator chomp = ) You are too cute! Glad you got to spend the weekend with all of your friends! Enjoy your week.

Maria said...

Love the Gator spirit in NWA! I'm a Florida girl too but I'd love to visit the Hogs and Rick's Bakery someday. Looks like you had a great time with some fantastic people.
P.S. Too bad for our Gators this weekend :(

Aishlea and Brandon said...

Looks like a super-fun weekend!!! :) So glad you got to go and hang out with so many friends. I hope you can make it back to visit me soon, too!!!!

Trina said...

Aww how fun!

Karah said...

I am so glad you had such a fun weekend in AR. I wish I could have been there with you. Next you will have to come to Texas :)

Perfectly Imperfect said...

looks like such a fun trip!! glad you had a good time girl :)

a boy a girl and a pug said...

Oh my word how fun!! So glad you had such great trip. I'm so jealous you got to stop in riff raff...i so want to go! Happy halloween!

Michelle (michabella) said...

Glad you made it back...alive. ;) Cant believe you got to meet Kelly!!! That is awesome! Glad you had fun! <3

Alex and Jill said...

Love the pics!!!

Melissa said...

How fun!!