Friday, January 30, 2009


Ok. I finally found a connection to the outside world. Unless you have been living under a rock, you all heard about the ice storm that swept through NWA on Tuesday. It has been MISERABLE! 2 inches of ice covered everything left outside. Every tree in Fayetteville is completey ruined: missing branches, split down the middle or completely fallen over. Some cars were destroyed and some houses have gaping holes now. It serisously looks like a tornonado of ice ripped through our beautiful city. It will be months before everything is cleand up. My apartment lost power on Tuesday afternoon and I still don't have it back. Last time I checkd it was 54 degrees inside. And to top it all off my phone decides this week to not completely charge all the way so i was phoneless for two days. My parents got their power back last night so at least there is a place to stay warm. I took a hot shower last night and it felt like i hadn't had one in years. The University has been closed since Tuesday. That's FOUR days in a row. And any of you who went to the UA know that the school never closes! Our office building has been without power as well so I haven't been there since noon on Monday when they sent us home. Cable is out everywhere as well. I will post picture later on as soon as I am back settled in my own home. I am going to clean out my refrigerator now....YUCK! Needless to say, I am ready for some normalcy again.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Brad Paisley

On Saturday Me, Emily, Shannon, Caroline and Mary made a road trip to Tulsa to see Brad Paisley in concert! We drove over early and ate at Cheesecake Factory. YUMMMYYY! Darius Rucker and Dierks Bentley opened up for Brad and then he played for about 2 hours. We had a blast and all three acts were great.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

My Professional Blog Post!

At a team meeting this week, our boss, Elise, wanted a "younger" person to write a post for our company's blog about the inauguration so I jumped at the chance and volunteered. After many, many drafts and many brainstorming sessions with others in my office I finally got a version approved. Go to our website to see my post. I was the first account coordinator to have a post on our company's blog. That thing took a lot of work :)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

2009 Family Pic

Just wanted to share our first family pic we have had in over a year! Its hard to get all of us together since JD is away at school. This was taken by Jo, JD's girlfriend, outside a Mexican restaurant-our family's favorite food! Jo is from Pennsylvania and can you believe they don't have Mexican restaurants in the north?????? That is a crime against humanity!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

In the News: Power and PR

I was catching up on my news today and I came across 2 articles that really made me think.

The first was a video clip of the 5 living, past, current and future presidents all in one room-the Oval Office.

Think of the amount of power that was in that room at one time. Five leaders of the most powerful country in the world. Think of the secrets they know, the decisions they have had to make or will make and how many lives these 5 men have affected. Its mind-boggling really! I wish I could have been a fly on the wall at that lunch. What advice would a past president give the future commander in cheif in a time of terrible war and devestating ecomonic instability? As you are looking at the picture it is also amazing to see a man of color in the group. Our country has just witnessed history and this moment in time will go down in the history books forever. 2009 will be remembered as the year Americans elected a black president.

The next article I saw was bit of a validation and relief for me. It is a list of the 25 best jobs in 2009. I bet you will never guess what number one was? Yep! A PR manager.

Its validation that the job i love is truely influential and much needed during a time of uncertainity. As jobs are continually being cut and companies are losing everything, I am thankful and blessed to have a job that this economy still needs. Those failing companies and concerend CEOs come to us for guidance and counsel. They want us to make them successful again, they need us to get their name in the public so they can survive. What a crazy time!

What a month August '09 will be!!

Over the holidays my family and friends got a lot of exciting news and its all taking place in August 2009!

1. My cousins Nathan and Sarah are going to have a baby due Aug. 17! Yay! We are so excited about their first child and praising God for his timing. Nathan just got a new job, they just moved into a new house and now a precious gift is on the way. They plan on not finding out the sex of the baby which is even more exciting. I love the surprise! I can't wait to meet the newest addition of the Adams/Harriman clan.

2. One of my very best friends, Jeni, got engaged on New Years Eve and is getting married on August 15th. Sam surprised her with a trip to Chicago and popped the question there. Looks like 2009 is going to be another year of weddings for my group of friends. I can't wait to celebrate with you guys!

3. Another baby will join the other side of my family in late August or early September. Mark and Tracey are expecting which will make Kinley Diane a big sister. We know she will be the best big sister in the world.
I can't believe I have to wait a whole 8 months until August!

Friday, January 2, 2009

2008 was GREAT!

Copying my cousin Amy, I am going to do a 2008 Year in Review. Enjoy!

I celebrated the beginning of 2008 in Dallas for the Cotton Bowl with Emily. We had a blast, even though the Hogs had an embarrasing loss against Missouri. We shopped, went to a New Year's Eve party and then to the game. What a great start to the year.

February was pretty low key. One very special thing happen on the very last day of the month though, I met Ryan (well I thought it was the first time I met him, he claims we had met more than a year before that). Its been a great year with him and together we have made some very special memories.
Emily's birthday was on March 9th and I threw her a surprise party on March 7th at Noodles. Hope you had a great birthday Em! Emily, Mary and I also celebrated St. Patrick's Day for the first time. We were decked out in green and enjoyed the night with a glass of green beer!
April was the first busy month of the year. I turned 23, the Arkansas Naturals had their very first game in Springdale, we traveled to Dallas for Kelsey's Bachelorette party and Spencer played in his last game as a college football player.

In May Tracey and Mark got married in St. Louis. We had a lot of fun at the wedding and the Cards game and are excited that Tracey is party of our family now. We also had Bekah's Bachelorette Party. We had dinner and spent the night at the Embassy Suites. May was also the month Kelsey got married to Mat. Their wedding was a beautiful spring event and I loved being a bridesmaid for my Fayetteville friend. JUNE
I was in two more weddings in June. Bekah married Dallas in Mtn. Home and the very next weekend Kendall married Keith in Little Rock. Both weekends were so much fun and the brides looked beautiful!
I spent the entire month of July recooperating from the previous 3 weddings. I was pictured out by that time so there wasn't a single picture taken.


August was a month of firsts. The Hogs played the first game of the season and I started my first day at Mitchell Communications Group. We had a great time tailgating and cheering on our Hogs and I absolutley love my new job!


Our family welcomed anew addition in September. Jermone Joseph Reith, III was born on Sept. 4. He goes by Treyson for "third son." He is absolutely perfect and an amazing part of our family.

October was filled with more football, the Razorbacks and the Farmington Cardinals as well as tailgating. I also helped host a Tailgating Wedidng Shower for Stacia and Chris. It was a lot of fun and we watched the Hogs beat Auburn. October is also the month of Halloween so we got all dressed up.

November was a very thankful month. The holiday season started off with a bang and we had an amazing Thanksgiving at Uncle Bob's.


December was another month of weddings. My uncle Don married Tina and Stacia married Chris. We also had Stacia's Bachelorette party in St. Louis. Christmas was great in Ft. Smith, Fayetteville and Memphis.

2008 was a great year and I can't wait to see what 2009 brings.

Stacia's Winter Wonderland Wedding

Dec. 27 one of my very best friends got married. Stacia and Chris had their military wedding in Hot Springs and it was beautiful! We all had so much fun. Thanks guys for letting us be a part of your special day. Love you!
The Groom: Lt. Chris
Getting our hair done while sippin on mimosas

At the rehersal

Our Wedding Pose

Mrs. Petrancosta
Beautiful Bride