Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Mom loves to make Easter Baskets!

My mom loves to make Easter Baskets and she and dad stopped by before they headed out to the Dominican Republic for vacation to drop them off. Zach and I got some sweet goodies and Tallis got books, bath time goodies, and toys. He is not even here yet and he is getting Easter baskets! Do you think he is going to be spoiled??

April 6th: 32 weeks and 2 days...

I can't believe how fast the time has gone by...I've really been growing lately, or should I say Tallis has been growing. Just 8 weeks left...and that's if I make it to 40 weeks! 37 weeks is considered full term so it's time to start getting ready!

A Busy Saturday...

Saturday, April 4th, was a super busy day. I had 2 baby showers to go to and wrapped up the day with a lingerie shower..whew! We had a lingerie shower for Lindsey at "The Wine Cellar". It was so much fun. We had the cutest little waiter (who I think had a crush on Katie) and the conversation was a pleasure as usual. 
Jade and I at Lindsey's lingerie shower.
All of the girls...Starting in the back, Suzette, Courtney, Katie, Lindsey, Tiana,Jade,Kristie, Megan, me, Brittany, and   Callie.
Katie, me, Megan, and Callie enjoying some yummy treats. We had a cheese tray, salmon board, bruschetta, fresh fruit, and cookies. Megan made cookie from scratch (unheard of in my house) and they were shaped like little bra and panties, so cute!
Elissa is due really soon with Baby Jack and I can't wait to meet him. Courtney hosted a beautiful shower for her and she got some great things. I know Tallis and Jack are going to be great friends! 
Kayla also had a baby shower on Saturday...I didn't get to stay long, but long enough to visit and catch up with some girls I hadn't seen in a while. Kayla is naming her little girl Ireland...I just love that name and I know she will be as beautiful as her mommy!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Tallis's Nursery

Here are some pictures of Tallis's nursery...It turned out to be perfect. I absolutely love it!! I could have not gotten everything pulled together without the help of my in-laws and my parents, and of course my wonderful hubby.  Barbara, my mother-in-law made all of the bedding and window treatments AND painted the strip on the wall. It's finally all come together and now we are just waiting on little Tallis to get here:)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Lindsey's Engagement Party

We had Lindsey and Cassidy's engagement party at Uncle Gaylords March 7th. It was great. It's always fun getting together with friends! Zach was out of town playing, but Tallis and I had a blast....especially the strawberries! 

The beautiful bride and the bridesmaids at Lindsey's engagement party...I'm surprised there aren't any cats in the background. Have you been to Uncle Gaylords lately? Wow, it's like a cat sanctuary or something.
                                                        Jade, me and Kristy
                    Future Mrs. Begnoche, Megan, and me. It was great to see Megan. Now that she                                                     lives in Tulsa, we don't get to see her as much:(

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Nashville Trip

Last month Zach and I got the opportunity to go to Nashville to record a music video for his new song "Say Goodbye Slow",  you can listen to it at It was soooo neat! There was hair and make up and a wardrobe team. Zach did great of course... he's a natural. 

Julia Arnold was the girl hired for Zach's video. We hit it off great! Not only is Julia a cutie, she is super sweet and definitely knows what it's like to be married to a musician. Her husband is the lead singer in the band Anberlin and he was touring in Australia during the video shoot (I thought I had it rough). She was flying to Japan the next week to meet him for his tour. Jason Epperson was the director for the video and he was very creative. Jason was on the reality show "On the Lot". It was such a great experience. They shot for 12 hours for a 3 and a half minute song...I can't imagine what it's like to shoot a movie!
This is me, Melissa, and Mrs. Ingrid. Melissa is married to Dave Wilson who is one of Zach's good friends and has started a label in Nashville. They are working on pushing Zach's music in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee, and Florida.
This is Jason and Zach looking through the clothes to choose different looks for the video. There were several locations including an unbelievable house that had an elevator in it. It was wild!
We finally made it to Nashville...This was an adventure in itself. First of all, Zach played a show in Eureka Springs Saturday night and did not get home until 2:30 and we had to get up at 3:30 to catch a plane in Tulsa at 6:20. We got to the check in and Zach had forgotten his wallet in the car so he had to run all the way back to the parking deck to get it...he was a bit frazzled. So we finally landed in Nashville at 10:45. They started shooting at noon and finished up at midnight...Then we had to wake up at 6 the next morning to catch our flight back to Tulsa and drive home to Fayetteville. We were exhausted!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Bishop came to visit.

This is Bishop Barton who may be the best baby in the whole world. I hope Tallis will take notes from him:) Bishop came to hang out why Mom and Dad (Courtney and Chris) had a date night. Bishop loved playing with Jack, our miniature chihuahua, and Jack couldn't get enough of Bishop's attention. It was precious!  Oh and to see more precious moments from Bishop, check out his blog at

My dad and Bishop hanging out. I didn't know dad knew baby talk, but he definitely does! He is going to be such an unbelievable grandpa...Dad is still not sure what he want's to be called. We are thinking Q Daddy. I think it's pretty cute.