We have tons and tons going on right now! Including buying a new car, moving to our new place, and lots of special visitors! I want to update on everything very soon, but I wanted to share a few pictures my sister took of my family this past Saturday. I thought they turned out great!
I love the way the pictures turned out! I'll be back soo with an update.....hopefully sooner than later!
I decided I better go ahead and post about the 4th before it gets too far away. Things are very crazy around the Hooker house right now. We are moving in a few short days, so we are having the garage sale of a life time tomorrow morning. Since we live on a college campus, we can't exactly have a garage sale here, and my mom lives outside the city limits. We have tried a garage sale in her neighborhood before, but not had the best of luck. So, one of my good friends that lives in Searcy (20 minutes away) is letting us have the garage sale at her house. Thanks Michelle! He neighborhood is awesome for garage sales! Only thing that means is getting all of our stuff there.......8 trips down, at least 2 more to go before in the morning. Whew!
Back to the 4th.....
We had a very relaxing 4th. We usually go out of town some where fun, but we are trying to save money for the move, and we knew the next few weeks were going to be crazy!
We started out by eating at Old Chicago Pizza on Friday night and doing a little shopping, of course!
And, we ate this! I am so sad that there will be no more Yarnell's!
Percie in her 4th of July dress!
My mom has Fiesta Ware (I love it!) so I got all of her red, white, and blue out for us to use!
So thankful that Joe's mom and dad came to enjoy the 4th dinner with us!
Something else VERY important happened in February! I got to tour my very soon to be new home! Like we get to move in in 10 days! Can you tell I'm excited!?!
My husband is the hall director (or "dorm dad") of a residence hall (or "dorm" as they called them when I was in college), and the college he works for is building new residence halls. SOOOO, that means we get a new apartment!
These are a few pictures from our first time to tour the hall.
Our outside door to our apartment. (There is already a real door on there!)
Our living room. (That is the other side of that door that is now a real door. ha.)
This is out living room/kitchen. It is one big open room separated by a bar.
Our bedroom window!
Joe at one end of the hallway and me at the other!
And what am I most excited about??? My huge closet!! (That is Joe standing in the closet.)
I am a makeup lover! I always have been. I wear Clinique makeup. I love the way it looks and I have allergies and very sensitive skin. So, my dermotologist recommended that I stick with Clinique. I love their facial cleansing products, also. I have a Clinique 5 step/ 5 product process that I use. I love the way it makes my skin feel!
For some reason, I have been having major mascara issues this spring/summer. My eyes water so easily. When I sneeze, when I yawn, when I laugh, etc.....not to mention when I am just having a bad allergy day. And it rained quite a bit this spring and I always get soaked walking into work. My makeup would already be a mess before I really even began my day. And I really hate it, (and it is really gross!) but I sweat very easily, which also destroys my eye makeup. This summer has been unbelievably hot and has not helped my mascara issue.
I had pretty much just quit wearing makeup. Truthfully, I only put it on if I knew someone was going to take my picture! Ha! But I look horrible without it! So, I had decided that water proof mascara was my answer. Friday, I went to the Clinique counter and asked for water proof mascara. The Clinique lady told me that they don't have a water proof. :( (She explained it is because the products that make mascara water proof are not hypoallerginic.) But, she told me that they do have a great 24 hour mascara. So I decided to give it a try.
This is what the Clinique website says:
Lash Power Mascara Long Wearing Formula
Mascara with staying power. Vows to look pretty for 24 hours without a smudge or smear. Lasts through rain, sweat, humidity, tears. Yet the formula removes easily with warm water. Unique brush reaches and beautifully lengthens even the tiniest lashes. Ophthalmologist Tested.
I am in love! It isn't water proof, but it survived my sweating, the rain, and my eye watering. I just wanted to let all (2) of you know that for $14.50 this is a must have. It isn't hard at all to get off at night, but it stays put all day! Hooray! I solved my very important mascara issue!
(No one asked me to write this post, I just wanted to share my awesome find!)
February 2011 was a fun month filled with lots of snow!
Here is Quapaw Hall during the big snow!
Percie had a great time in the snow!
The campus was SO pretty!
Look how deep it was!
Horizon Hall's First Big Snow
(Our very soon to be new place as it was being built.)
Percie LOVES chasing snow balls! It cracks me up. When the snow ball lands in the snow she bites at it trying to pick it up with her mouth.
February 5, 2011 was also Percie's 6th Birthday!
And guess what??? It snowed on Percie's birthday!
In her Birthday Dress!
We had a pink birthday for Percie!
We had Pink cupcakes, but poor Percie couldn't have one. We also spent a lot of time at the vets office in February. He was pretty sure Percie had a food allergy, so we could only give her special food and no treats.
So, when I found this birthday cake dog toy that sings Happy Birthday with 6 candles on it, I had to get it! And she still loves it! She plays with it every day!
(It turns out that Percie had an abscess tooth, inflamed tonsils, allergies, and a very sensitive stomach. She is still on special food, but her diet doesn't have to be as strict.)