Monday, November 02, 2009


The new blog is official! I hope you will follow me there!

This blog has lots of attachments to my old last name, which I miss dearly, but its time to cut the cord! The new blog will be all Hilborn! I hope the transition is smooth :)

Visit us soon!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

10,000 + Visitors and Happy Halloween!

10,000 + of you super sweet people have visited my blog! Thank you so much for listening to my silly ramblings! I apologize for being such a terrible Host!

I am such a slacker. Shame, shame, shame on me! I had every intention of keeping this blog going on and on way past the wedding. From life as a newlywed, to our first pet (which came sooner than we thought and was not the species we had planned!), to the progress of our First House, to our first holiday seasons as a Family, to the arrival and raising of "little ones" (whenever that may be!), but.....

....I have failed miserably, and here's why! I had no idea how much my life would change after the blissful Wedding Day. For those of you who know me, you know I am a perfectionist, a neat freak, and the oh so dreaded, OCD! I just can't help it. When I'm not enjoying the wonderful company of my sweet husband, our friends, and lovely family, I am totally obsessed with our house and the upkeep of it! Laundry, cooking, dishes, decorating, etc., etc., I thrive on being the ultimate House Wife. Although, technically I am not a "House Wife" because I do have a fulltime job :)

Either way, I meant to show lots of pictres of our journey as newlyweds and the progress of our First House, and I didn't "get around to it." Which reminds me of a key chain my grandpa and granny brought back for me as a souvenier from one of their many trips. It was a round piece of polished wood that was called "A Round Tuit". Below that title it said something to the effect of, "Now you have 'a round tuit', so do it!" I thought it was clever! But then again, were my grandparents just trying to tell me something? Probably that I was a procrastinator, as I seem to still be today! Although I would never claim such a title until I realized the lack of attention I was giving to this special blog and all of its readers!

So, officially, I am the only way I know how to be! It may not be every day or every week. I just can't make that kind of commitment! Our life and plans change every minute and are never quite what we "had in mind," although everything is most definitley God's Best!

Just so you know, we love you all! I miss your sweet comments and look forward to hearing from you soon! I'll do my best to keep in touch! I'll leave you with a picture of our sweet "little one"! He has become very curious of "people food" these days. We think its hilarious!

P.S. There may be a new blog coming, just to help get me back into the swing of things! I'll let you know when that change will take place! I hope you will follow with me!
Enjoy your Halloween! Its beautiful outside!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Your Prayers Are Needed

It has been over a month since my last post (and for that I will explain later), but recent news has spurred me to post.

A friend of ours from Central Arkansas, Sarah, and her husband Ben have recently been given some very heart-breaking news. Sarah is pregnant with a baby girl who they have recently named Weslee Faith. At Sarah's 20 wk. ultrasond, they not only discovered that their sweet baby was a girl, but that she has a rare disorder in which her skull has not formed around her brain. They had an appointment today with a specialist to learn about their options.

Please go here and visit this sweet families blog. They need all of our prayers desperately as this is a very difficult time for them. Aaron and I are praying constantly for God's blessings, comfort, and understanding to be given to this special couple and their families for the future plans God has for their sweet daughter, Weslee.

"For this God is our God for ever and ever; He will be our guide even to the end." Psalm 48:14

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Its been a while since I've posted (thanks to being sick!), but now I'm back! We are still waiting on our professional pictures and portrait album, so I'm going to move on to the honeymoon!

We made our honeymoon getaway to Cancun, Mexico! It was so amazing and we were more than happy with our decision! The weather was amazing! It only sprinkled for about 5 minutes one afternoon, but the sun never went away! Fantastic!

After the reception, we drove to Little Rock to stay at the Capitol Hotel. Our flight for Houston, TX left the next morning around 9 a.m. We had a short layover in Houston and arrived in Cancun around 3 p.m.

Our resort stay included lots of fun excursions, like zip-lining through the rainforest, etc. that we could have enjoyed, but we enjoyed being lazy on beach and by the pool way too much! It was so nice to finally have no plans and no where to be!

This was the set-up for our "Honeymooners Private Dinner." We had to leave our room at 6:30 and come back at 7. When we came back, this is what we found! It was pretty awkward because we had two personal waiters in our suite serving us dinner and watching us eat!

This little iguana was my friend for the week! Our waiter brought me pieces of lettuce to feed to the little guy! His teeth are pretty intimidating! The lounge chairs in the front were ours, in a gated off section of beach with our own private waiters!

I never knew I LOVED mango until this trip! Sooooo delicious!

Our suite from the balcony

The view from the balcony

One of our last nights their, we were offered a private dinner on the beach! It was so nice!
This was one of the "restaurants" called The Steak. Every evening they began setup around 4:30 p.m. You could pick your cut of steak of seafood and they would cook it for you poolside. Fancy!
The food was amazing! Our resort had several different restaurants with, of course, no wait. The staff to guest ratio was ridiculous. We NEVER had to wait for a single thing! Aaron started working at his current job in the Summer of 2008 and had not been on a vacation since then! He was so excited to have a week of rest and relaxation!

We had a blast and were NOT ready to come home, but it was really nice to see our family before we "officially" moved! We didn't do the best job of taking pictures, other than scenary (we were soooo lazy!), but I hope you enjoyed them anyway!
Talk to you soon!

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Wedding Day: Getting Ready!


I hope you love pictures as much as I do. If not, you will hate this post! I wanted to fit one more post in before our long weekend begins. We are going back to central Arkansas for Labor Day, the first Razorback game of the season, and to visit our family and friends! We are so excited for a long weekend to spend with our families!

Here is the big question we are faced with: What do we do with Casper? Many of you may not know who Casper is, but I'll fill you in! Casper is the cat I have had since I was 10 years old (that makes him 14!!)
We brought Casper to NW Arkansas to live with us and he loves it! I still think he misses constantly having people around, but he's making it okay. So now back to the question: What do we do with him? He HAS to have people around as often as possible! When my alarm goes off in the morning, he starts meowing until I open the bedroom door so he can get in bed with Aaron. Then, when Aaron comes home for lunch, he follows Aaron around and meows at him until he sits down. He then immediately jumps into Aaron's lap until he goes back to work! When I get in from work, he does the same thing! Its ridiculous! He is the most affectionate cat known to man and we love him to death. We feel so bad leaving him up here all weekend with no interaction....hmmmm. I just don't know!

Now, let's get back on track! Here are lots of "getting ready" pictures! Its just a big hodge podge of pictures, so enjoy! (Remember: All of the pictures I have shown you so far are NOT our professional pictures. Dale and Meredith took tons of amazing pictures and I can't wait to get them so I can show them to you!)
Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Wedding Day Luncheons!

This is mainly a picture post! The day of our wedding, Aaron and I were blessed by sweet people who hosted luncheons for us, our wedding party, and our families. We both had such a blast at them and the weather was perfect!

The Groomsmen Luncheon was at Loca Luna in Little Rock. Aaron's Aunt Amy and Memaw hosted it and did such a great job!
The Bridesmaid Luncheon was out at the Albey's house, hosted by Kellye and Lauren. They went all out! Everything was absolutely gorgeous and delicious!
The luncheons were a perfect start to a perfect day! Thank you to everyone who hosted and attended! You each made it so special!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Ashley's 8th Birthday and One Month!

My oldest neice Ashley celebrated her 8th birthday 10 days ago! We were so excited to get the opportunity to come back to central Arkansas to celebrate with her! I cannot believe how fast time has gone by! She started 3rd grade last week!

Aaron played in the ABA softball tournament in Sherwood on Saturday. The Sharon Missionary Baptist Church Co-Ed team and Men's team both won their divisions! It was such a fun day! We were there from 7:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m.! But, Ashley and Gracie came and spent the entire day with us! We had such a blast!

Then, late Sunday afternoon, we went to Ashley's birthday party! Here are several pictures from the party!

Most of the girls who attended her party.
One of her big gifts was a guitar with LOTS of guitar accessories! She was so excited!
Her adorable cake and several of her little friends.
My sister, Leah, had several fantastic ideas for Ashley's party! One of them was to have two teams and have a water balloon fight! All of the kids LOVED it!
Her other great idea was to have a pie throwing war! It was hilarious! Ashley chose to throw her pie at on of her very best friends, Samuel.
But, don't worry! Samuel got Ashley back!
Then.....Jimmy surprised Leah with a pie to the face! (He stole a pie from the littlest girl there!)
After all the pies were thrown, the kids went for a swim!
It was such a great time! is our One Month Anniversary! Haha! We have officially been married for one month today! Isn't that amazing?? It seems like just yesterday we were getting married, but then at the same time, it feels like we have been married for a long time! To celebrate, Aaron and I enjoyed a nice, quiet, relaxing night at the house. It was fabulous! I cooked this meal:
Pork tenderloin, okra, squash, mashed potatoes, and rolls. Aaron LOVED it! He helped a little once he got home from work, which was super sweet!

Have a great week!