Friday, March 30, 2012

Annual Downtown Skywalk Scavenger Hunt

Every year we have a little fun running through the skywalks of Downtown searching for random items. Thanks to Matt and Tim who put everything together, we all get really competitive and sweaty from running all over the place. This year added another obstacle with State Wrestling going on so we had to dodge a lot of crowds in the skywalks. Thankfully, Team Muskrat has a few team members who are knowledgeable about the downtown area. We were defending our title from the previous year... and this year we came in second*. We had a great time and it was another successful scavenger hunt.

* While we weren't the first team to have the camera back to the starting point, we were the first team to have their entire TEAM back to the start... which was the rule to win the game. I'm a bitter old lady :)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Breaking Dawn midnight DVD release party

That title is correct! We did indeed attend the Breaking Dawn midnight DVD release party. Call me crazy, I already know I am.

There were even treats for us to enjoy, and posters we took down off of the walls, and plastic rings to wear... while we watched the movie. Watched the movie you ask? Well yes, we went to Wal-Mart to see the fans dressed up in their costumes, only, when we got there no one was dressed up. They were playing the movie though so we thought, why not... and found ourselves watching the ENTIRE movie in the Wal-Mart photo center. So hilariously ridiculous!

Monday, March 19, 2012


Just your average Friday night at the local bowling alley in the middle of winter...

Friday, March 16, 2012

Happy and Thankful

2 words I pray for often that don’t necessarily come at the same time. It’s really easy for me to be happy. I’m surrounded by wonderful friends, I have a job that pays me well and allows me to travel, I belong to a church that stands for truth and loves people in a way I’ve never seen before, and I’m part of an awesome family. Naturally, you would think that I would be thankful for all of this… and I AM. I so AM! But I find that I let my thankful prayers become stifled by those where I’m asking to be happy. I’ve been given so much yet I always want more. Its gross, yes, I’m not alone is this, yes, and I’ve (we’ve) been saved from this, yes. Thankful! See, there it is again.

This morning when I woke up, I wasn’t sure how I would feel about today. Sad, happy, scared, nervous, excited, etc… In all honesty, all of that went through my mind… BUT, above all, I am happy and thankful. Happy for what is to come and thankful for what was.

Today, I am happy and thankful.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


My college BFF Hayley had another baby. Welcome to the world Liza Nell Nixon! Make that #5 for the Nixon family! Liza Nell is the newest addition to the already adorably cute and fashionable Nixon crew. She is the cutest little thing and already so loved.

After the hospital visit I got to hang out with the twins for the night (Georgia 1 and Tillie 1) while the big kids (Theo 5 and Mayzie 3) went back to the hospital to visit mom and Liza.

And my dear cousin Katie is expecting her first child. I spent a Saturday afternoon celebrating her and the baby to come. I can't wait to meet whoever you are!