Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Officially an Arkansan!

Most of you know the meaning of my Tennessee license plate. Rachel Nickens the Registered Nurse. With the new name, RWTHERN wouldn't have the same effect!

A week or so ago, after I received my social security card (because you can't change anything unless you have a new one), I went to get my new tags.

Officially an Arkansan!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Happy birthday - to me!

Happy birthday to me! Aaron surprised me on Monday evening with a quick trip to Memphis for Wednesday night! We met in Memphis last year - right before my birthday. We, again, stayed at the Madison.

Thursday morning, Aaron and I walked up and down Beale Street. We went to one of our favorite stores: A. Schwab. We had to try on the hats!

We stopped by Peabody Place and walked around. We treated ourselves to Maggie Moo's. Had some Red Velvet ice cream! Oh my, it was so good! :)

Friday evening, Kaitlin and Matt came up early, Donnie and Lori came over - and we had hot dogs and birthday cake! We bought the "Party Animal" hat in Memphis. We're starting a tradition - those celebrating birthdays with the Wards will wear the hat during the 'birthday song.' :) So, I had the pleasure of starting off the tradition!

Yellow cake and chocolate icing! It was so good!

Thank you all for the birthday wishes! Had a wonderful week/end of birthday festivities! :)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Adjusting to Arkadoo

Arkadelphia...It's a great place to call home.

Well, that's what the tower says! :) It is a place to call home, because it is home.

Everyone asks, "How's married life?" And, married life is wonderful. I'm loving it! It's simply because we're together. We're doing the little things that I looked forward to: having lunch together, hanging out with other couples, sitting on the steps outside with Travis and talking.

Having said that, I'm adjusting to Arkadoo. I've been hanging out with the girls at the gym and going to the water park. It's a nice change of pace. I'm still getting use to the 5 minutes across town versus 25 minutes in Murfreesboro. Yesterday, I was going to get my tags for the car, and the lady told me that the computers were down and they weren't able to process the information. She continued to apologize, and I told her that it wasn't a big deal. "It's only 5 minutes to get to anywhere." The ladies in the office thought it was funny. She was originally from Detroit, so she could relate.

I've applied for a job in Hot Springs - in an ER, so I'm waiting to hear back from them.

That's a quick up to date on the life of Mrs. PursuingPineapple! Exciting, huh? :)

(I promise to blog more often)!