Just think of Arkansas weather like a woman going through menopause: unexpected behavior, extreme shifts in temperature from one moment to the next, and occasionally bitchy. All filled in now? Okay, good.
Hello ladies and gents! How was your weekend? I have heard and seen many of my friends here in the states have experienced lots of snow lately. On Sunday we were presented with our first snowfall of the season here in Northwest Arkansas. It’s a bit early for snow too, which just leads me to believe we are in for a long, cold, and crazy winter.
But if you’re at all familiar with Arkansas weather this should come as no surprise. If you’re not let me fill you in:
- the weatherman’s predictions are only right about half the time
- no rain or snow can be showing on the radar and we will still end up with accumulation
- one day can be a bright and sunny 75 degrees with the following day ending up only with a high of 40 degrees with wind chills that would knock the breathe out of a snowman
Now that you’ve had your meteorology lesson for the day I’d like to take a look back at what made this past weekend so marvelous for me.
Due to mine and my boyfriend, Wade’s, 4 year dating anniversary falling on this past Thursday the past few days have been filled with many great moments and lots of love *wink*.
Four years…It’s actually hard to believe it has been four amazing years with this guy. Here are some of our first pictures together as a couple. Freshman year of college. The picture on the right was taken in my dorm’s bathroom. The girl’s bathroom. Because we are rule breakers.
Fast forward four years and you have November 13, 2014. After leaving his work, Wade drove the three hours from where he lives to stay with me Thursday evening to Sunday. We are currently in a long distance relationship–read more about that in my article, Soul Searching.
I had a special anniversary cake waiting for him.
On Friday our adventures began with a trip to Crystal Bridges Museum to see their newest State of the Art Exhibit. This was Wade’s first time seeing the exhibit but I had already been through it twice–once was a guided tour with the Arkansas Women Bloggers group for a special blogger’s event.
Even though this was my third time seeing the entire exhibit, I still found new pieces and details to marvel at that I hadn’t noticed from my previous visits.
Later that evening included a date night dinner at Carraba’s. I ordered one of their specials, the Chianti glazed salmon roasted on a cedar plank, while Wade went with the classic lasagna.
It matches my blue rose tattoo I got when I was 17. When I was deciding what to get for my first tattoo, I was instantly drawn to a blue rose drawing. Not even knowing the symbolism behind a blue rose, I knew I had to have it. Looking up the meaning that goes with a blue rose afterwards, I’m happy with my decision and have always been drawn to them. They symbolize something that seems impossible to achieve, something very rare.
Saturday included a lunch meet up with a couple of friends at PF Changs. I tried their egg drop soup for the first time and was impressed! I’d recommend that soup if you ever happen to stop at Changs.
Later in the evening called for homemade pizzas, a new red wine, and football.
Honestly the most exciting event on Saturday was finally seeing the Arkansas Razorbacks get the recognition they deserve. The Razorbacks have come this close to beating some of the top ranked teams in the nation this entire season. Last night was our time.
They beat LSU 17-0. Get this folks, they broke their 17 SEC team losing streak against the 17th ranked team in the nation AND the final score was 17-0. Coincidence?…I don’t believe in coincidences.
The game was truly one of the greatest of the seasons and Wade and I were ecstatic. Our team took back the golden boot we play LSU for every year. The people in the stands swarmed the field after the big win. A great way to end our anniversary weekend as loyal Razorback fans.
4 years of dating celebrated successfully. Here’s to many more years to come.
I have a new recipe coming up for you next time. It’s a sweet treat I came up with on my own one evening to satisfy my sweet tooth craving for funfetti cake. Or maybe just to satisfy my craving for sprinkles. Who knows? Here’s a sneak peek picture to keep you guys interested…
Stay tuned! Wishing you all a fabulous week!
How was your weekend?
Any snow accumulation in your neck of the woods yet?
What’s your favorite type of cake?