A day with Mom

This past Saturday, Nate was in the deer woods allll day and my dad has been in Colorado all week. Since my mom and I were both going to be home alone all day, we decided to make it a girls day out!

We met at 6:45 and headed to Panera (our favorite!) for breakfast! Sadly, Panera has closed for a couple of weeks until they open their new location so we ended up eating at Einstein Bagels...still very good but no comparison to Panera! After breakfast we headed out to start craft fairing! The 2 we went to didn't open until 9a so we decided to head to the Fayetteville farmers market to walk around for a bit. Mom bought some pumpkins and she bought both of us some fresh sunflowers (my favorite!)...they look so bright and cheery in my kitchen! After the farmers market, we headed up to the Convention Center to hit up the craft fairs...if we had Avey babies, we could have done some SERIOUS damage...but, since we don't quite yet, mom and I settled for a few fun finds for ourselves! I love going to the craft fairs and seeing all of the talent...there are so many people with so many different trades! After we left, we made our usual Hobby Lobby stop for the day! We are both regulars and always walk out with some good finds! We then headed back to my house for a short nap, then it was out to our favorite store The Perfect Choice! Of you haven't been and you live in NWA it's a must...especially at Christmas! Gwen is wonderful and has such a talent for finding unique decor and gifts. After Perfect Choice, we went to dinner with my aunt Dar and aunt Nini. Mom an her sisters always get together for dinner for each of their birthdays and this month was Aunt Dars! I tagged along with mom since we had been out all day and I was so glad to spend time with her and my aunts...I just love my aunts and what they mean to me! After dinner, we decided to finish off the day at the Embassy Suites Arts and Crafts..we spent a couple of hours there, and after getting some more goodies (i got the cutest cross for my cross collection) we decided to call it a night! We were EXHAUSTED! I love that my mom and I can spend such quality time together! We always have so much fun being together and laughing all day!

"Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the Land that the Lord YOUR God is giving you." Exodus 20:12



Look what came in the mail....:)


Who are you from A to Z!

So I'm jumping in on the A to Z game! My friend Meredith did hers yesterday so go check it out!

A - Age: 22
B - Bed Size: Queen...we need to upgrade to king!
C - Chore that you hate: washing dishes...the worst
D - Dogs: Biscuit, a blue heeler/collie mix, and Case, a beagle...our babies
E - Essential Start to Your Day: coffee!
F - Favorite Color: Hot Pink
G - Gold or Silver?: Depends on what I am wearing
H - Height: 5' 9"
I - instruments You Play: None...I love to sing! (im not any good though!)
J - Job Title: Management Analyst at JB Hunt
K - Kids: None yet...but some day I hope!
L - Live: Arkansas!
M - Mothers Name: Denise
N - Nicknames: Chrissy, Booger, Chrisamatino
O - Overnight Hospital Stays: Nope
P - Pet Peeves: My house not being picked up
Q- Quote From a Movie or Favorite Movie: I don't watch many movies or tv but my favorite movie is How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days!
R - Right or Left Handed: Right
S - Sublings: 1, my best friend and brother Dalton
T - Time You Wake Up: 6-6:30a...I'm definitely a morning person
U - Underwear: Always
V - Vegetable You Hate: Tomatoes and onions...love all the rest!
W - What Makes You Run Late: I don't run late...I DO NOT like running late at all!
X - X-rays You've Had: Just on my teeth
Y - Yummy Food That You Make: Roast
Z - Zoo Animal: Zebra and Leopard...love the prints :) (stole this from you Mere!)

Hope you enjoyed Who I am from A - Z! Link up and share yours too!

The Avey's

"Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come to him and dine with him and he with me." - Revelation 3:20



First off, I want to brag on my hubs....I got home on Tuesday night and I had a box of my favorite lotions, body spray and body wash, and a gift card to New York & Co. and Franchesca's sitting on my dining room table....HOW sweet is that?? It was a big surprise and I appreciate him so much! Made my day!

Last Friday night, we had a rehearsal dinner to go to for Nathan's cousin that got married Saturday. Nate was one of his groomsmen. I only snapped a couple of pics because I was too busy visiting but it turned out very cute! The theme was vintage fall and I loved it! Right up my alley!

Me and the hubs

Our dinner table

Friday after we left rehearsal dinner, Nate headed out to Wesley to spend the night with some friends so he could get out and hunt early Saturdady morning....not long after I woke up around 7, I received the following picture......
This actually isn't the piture I got but I got a pic of Nate with this big ole' buck! He was SO proud and so was I! While he was out hunting, I was over at my mom's enjoying my FAVORITE food....chocolate gravy with flap jack biscuits! It's like a little slice of Heaven on Earth....If you have never tried it, I suggest you do soon. Mom always makes me a flap jack biscuit too which is basically a fried biscuit....very healthy :) (can't forget your big glass of milk either)

Saturday night was Nathan's cousin Brian's big night....him and his fiancee Stevie got married! I didn't get any good pics of the happy couple but I did get a good pic of my handsom groomsmen...and of course some family pics after the ceremony!

The Avey Family...Kyle, Sarah, Kenny, Glinda, Me and Nate

Proud momma and her boy

His girls

Me and my love

Love my sis-in-law



Me, Glinda and Sarah

We had a great weekend and now I'm ready for the next one! I'm fixing to sound like a HUGE dork but my Erin Condren Life Planner should be here tomorrow and I can't WAIT to get home and see if it actually came. How has your week been?

The Avey's