Saturday, August 29, 2009

More on Chick-fil-A ... a MUST see!

So I'm in love with Chick-fil-A right? And everyone knows that... so I figured you ALL needed to watch this. :)

Friday, August 28, 2009

One Week!

The past couple of days have been wonderful.
Yesterday I had an interview at Premiere Academy (an early childhood development center here in Dallas. I think that went well but I am just merely a little frustrated that I feel that my lack of experience might hurt me. It would be a 2 year commitment and a 9:30am-6:30pm job. wheph! If this is not the job for me or if it is, I am still asking for God's guidance and his will to be done. He has provided for me my whole life, even more abundantly than I could have imagined and I just pray that this is all for his glory! I will keep ya'll posted and again, thanks for your prayers! Its such a joy to be surrounded by so many believers that I know are there for me even when I do not see them on a daily basis.
Last night while Karl was working I got to meet with 2 amazing girls who also happened to be recently engaged within the last few months. We had a great time talking about how God is working in our lives and our relationships, telling romantic stories and just having a fun time. Oh and good food too. Yummy BJ's!
Today Karls ring finally came!! YAY!!! BUT.... we missed it and wont be able to pick it up at the POBox until tomorrow because it came certified mail and we were at lunch when the mailman came. BOO! So thats TWICE that we have missed the mail coming- and both of our rings. ha. So I guess on the agenda tomorrow is to go pick that up. Hopefully its all he ever dreamed of (because I'm so sure that he has been dreaming about his wedding band ha!- not!) and that it fits on his finger.
Lunch was amazing today. I FINALLY got to hang out with some of my favorite IBM people!

(this is a pic of one of my besties, Dana, oh how I had missed her!)

It had been tooooo long! And to make things better we went to my favorite deli- Hang Out in Coppell! :-D wahoo! So ... all in all... wonderful day. However, I really missed my daughter, the fry master :( Sadness. Come back to me love!
Well the real countdown is on!!! 7 Days...!!! And there are still several last minute things that I would like to do. I would like to do a little shopping... im not completely happy with the outcome of the shoes I have, so I might take another look at some other stores. We need to finish our vows. Make dinner reservations. CLEAN MY HOUSE!! figure out how I am going to do my hair... and get my nails and toes done... duh! :) I get to pamper myself for this right?! Any suggestions are more than welcome and appreciated.
Happy Friday to all and have a WONDERFUL weekend!!


and again... i stole this ♥survey. from one of my friends blogs ... so here goes...

♥ What are your middle names?
Allison Neal
Karl Josef

♥ How long have you been together?
8 months

♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating?
about 3 months

♥ Who asked whom out?
um technically he didnt ask, he just "did"

♥ How old are each of you?

♥ Whose siblings do/did you see the most?
umm right now about the same

♥ Do you have any children together?
Not yet!

♥ What about pets?
sorta... ariel and yoda, although i have been a terrible mother lately, thankfully they have wonderful grandparents :)

♥ Did you go to the same school?
yes, in third grade :)

♥ Are you from the same home town?
we are! good 'ol Monky-Roe

♥ Who is the smartest?
hes def got that one although he wouldnt agree, but he has the book smarts and can remember anything and I am the most forgetful person .... ever.

♥ Who is more sensitive?
me, i think its because my heart is bigger :)

♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple?
Chick-fil-a! oh pure goodness!

♥ Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
Dodge City, Kansas

♥ Who has the craziest exes?
No comment. :)

♥ Who has the worst temper?
He wins that one, although I'm a close second.

♥ Who does the cooking?
whats cooking? we shall figure that out soon and probably me :)

♥ Who is more social?
at lunch today, me. I think I usually am.

♥ Who is the neat-freak?
neither of us... but we like to keep things semi-clean. just not "freakish" about it.

♥ Who is more stubborn?
Im not stubborn!

♥ Who hogs the bed?
I do. He doesnt get to sleep in it... yet.

♥ Who wakes up earlier?
lately me for some odd reason

♥ Where was your first date?
Logans and the dollar movies to see Marley and Me.

♥ Who has the bigger family?
Our immediate families total are about 150 people, and I think his is slightly larger than mine. (And were just talking Parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, first cousins and grandparents here.)

♥ Do you get flowers often?
never have

♥ How do you spend the holidays?
we're not sure yet ha

♥ Who is more jealous?
Neither of us is jealous.

♥ How long did it take to get serious?
a few minutes

♥ Who eats more?

♥ Who does/did the laundry?
we do it together. hes actually doing that right now as i blog, so maybe him ?? ha! Hes such a good helper :)

♥ Who’s better with the computer?
I guess I am... good ol IBM.

♥ Who drives when you are together?
I usually drive mine he always drives his... and sometimes when I dont feel like driving he drives me in mine.

and there yah go folks :)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

All About Us and Chickfila

Words of Wisdom from kids:
When is it okay to kiss someone?
"The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone then you should marry them and have kids with them. It's the right thing to do." Howard age 8

As I sit here sipping a glass of chocolate milk I am thankful for a very good day! This morning I went to a preschool and kept 2 kids for the day, one was three the other four. I am exhausted and having a hard time writing but I did want to update with some fun stuff. So I worked for the first time since December- and man that felt good! I felt like I actually had purpose in life ha! Then I came home and hung out with the FI and then I took a much needed hour long afternoon nap. I have to say that I could get used to being done with my day between 3pm or 4pm... it was rather nice and much more enjoyable than the constant 6, 7 or even 8pm while at my old job. So yay for that today!
Also, got off "working" and had a voicemail from a Preschool/Daycare that I had called early last week. Long story short I have an interview with them on Thursday at 12:30cst so please please be praying for me!! How can you pray? That God's will be done and that no matter the outcome of the situation that He may be glorified!
This afternoon my sweet fiance took me to run some errands and then we went to dinner at Chick-fil-a. It was family night and I happened across a free kids meal! (WAHOO! free chickfila= heaven on earth!) KJ ordered a combo and I ordered a kids meal and the total was 6something dollars. He asked the guy working "hows that work?" and the guy explained when you purchase a combo Tuesday night then you get a free kids meal. I think we may have just started a new "Family Tradition" because there is always a craving needing to be filled by good old Chickfil-A! After that my sweet baby took me to Barnes and Noble for some book he wanted to get "us" but wouldn't tell me what it was because he wanted to surprise me! Anyways, ends up we get the book "All about Us"by Phillip Keel. Basically it is a book that you and your significant other fill out (be it boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, etc.). It has questions about yourself and about each other and has blanks in the book with a line where each of you answer the questions. We spent a couple of hours tonight filling that out and it really just made me love this man more! It was very refreshing and I would recommend it to anyone in a relationship that means something to them!!
Still looking for a restaurant to take everyone for dinner... heellllp!! Thanks ya'll!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Oh Happy Day!!

(right after we got our marriage license today!)

Words of Wisdom by Kids
What is the right age to get married?
- "Twenty three is the best age, because you know the person FOREVER by then." Camille Age 10

FINALLY got my ring today!! It was so crazy how giddy I was trying to rip into the packaging that it was in ha! I was like a little kid at christmas :-P My ring is absolutely beautiful and I just kept telling KJ that I wanted to wear it ... NOW! ha (We are still waiting on his ring...)
We then went to the visitors center and got some info for our out-of-town guests that will be here in just a matter of time... ahhh i can NOT wait :)
Followed that by a trip to the courthouse where we filled out an application for our Marriage License and got it... all for only $7 dollars ha! And no waiting period because we completed 8 hours of premarital counseling. Craziness, it just seemed so easy, I kept telling KJ that I thought there would be more that you had to do, but nope. And for the first time I saw "Mr and Mrs Pueschel..." wow! cool feeling!! :) yes. full of smiles today.
We had a great time driving around, and we are still in the process of deciding on where to go eat in the DFW metroplex for dinner after our marriage... any ideas would be GREATLY appreciated! :)
Oh and to top all of that off, I am WORKING tomorrow, just for the day, babysitting from 8:45-2:00 :) YAY im excited ha!
Love yall all!!

On The Edge of My Seat!

"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies."

Tonight was the perfect ending to an already good weekend. But I'm not going to go on and spoil all of the fun until I catch you up on yesterday's events. {Which were few and far between but I am still reporting!}
Friday night was an attempt to go to bed "early" but that never really works out that well for me. I am a night owl even when I fight my body to the core on this issue! Anyways... I finally made it to bed around 1am I think. I say all of that because Saturday was a fun filled day starting at 7am! Now, I understand some of you think this is normal but I will go ahead and warn you not to tell me that because I do not like how you think, nor do I think like you! Isn't that the beauty of us all being "different"! ha! So 7 am bright and early, I get ready and leave for our premarital counseling. I had high hopes for the day and was definitely not let down. We had a fun time spending the day together and learning some new things, but really didn't discover anything new about one another so I think that says a lot and also reassures me that we are ready and prepared for this. The day was a little long for Karl because he got really sick Friday night (and still isn't feeling 100% so we covet your prayers) but he was beyond a trooper and stayed more involved than I expected.
So you all know the excitement I have had around my ring right?? And how I have been anxiously awaiting its arrival, to see it for the first time since creation... well I was really hoping that it would come Friday but it didn't show. I had a feeling that it would most likely come on Saturday, which is amazing, BUT I wasn't home all day saturday! So KJ checks the mail when we get home Sat night and sure enough... in the mailbox... was a tan slip of paper saying that I had a package to pick up at the post office. GRRR! I wish I could adequately explain to you my excitement followed by quick disappointment-- we learned in premarital counseling that it is impossible for your brain to have 2 different emotions at the exact same time, but I assure you, if it were possible, this would have been the time it happened! To me they seemed to occur simultaneously. I have been on the edge of my seat all weekend anxiously awaiting a Monday morning more than I ever have in my life, only to make an enjoyable trip to the P.O. ha! Might sound silly but seriously I am SO excited to see it. My sweet aunt who inspected it when it was complete says it is beautiful and I'm sure she wouldn't lie to me ;) (right? ha)!
Yesterday was a long day for the 2 of us, lasting until a little past 5pm (the class that is). We came home and decided that there would be nothing better than relaxing on the couch and watching a movie. We also tried to finish up some more of the marriage details but were both too tired to even slightly function.
Today has been very exciting as well... started out by sleeping in (wahoo!) and then having a nice homemade lunch and heading out to Plano to check out some of the hotels and restaurants for our Marriage night activities! It was a little stressful and didnt feel very productive at the time but looking back it was. We came home, relaxed, de-stressed, and then got ready for church at The Village -- Josh Patterson spoke on 2 Corinthians 5:1-10. Let me just go ahead and put it out there... if you have any intention of listening to this, be VERY prepared to be blown away!! It was good stuff- but then again, it always is! Gotta love me some Jesus, and the truth being spoken by the pastors at this wonderful place!! (check it out by clicking the link and going to sermon archive for 8-22-09) So yea. That was followed by ... drum roll please... Rosa's ... such a shocker, I know. It seems we always go there... its just a wonderful place late at night for a big group. Good ol fellowship with friends... wonderful! As if today couldnt have been a good enough day at that point the FI and I came home and discussed more plans (hotel and dinner mainly) and finally BOOKED a hotel! It happened to be one we looked at and walked around in today. All in all, so happy everything is continuing to come together!! Counting down the days till I am his wife... :-D Giddy!

Friday, August 21, 2009

looking forward to being my loves wife!

"A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of friendships, all the enjoyment of sense and reason - and indeed all the sweets of life. - Joseph Addison

So the other night... when I was making dinner and the sort, it occurred to me how much I can't wait to be a wife to my amazing man! I love cooking, cleaning, and doing laundry. That may seem odd especially since I strongly dislike all of those things when I am doing them for myself. But now doing those types of things (for us) bring great pleasure and joy to me! How odd is that... I tell you... it seems like getting married might just make you a crazy person who does crazy things. But all in all, I mean just look at him, there's everything about him to love!!
Unfortunately, yesterday was a bit of a stressful day for the both of us. I realized a lot and learned a lot from the events. I learned how much I really do love him, and how much I hate when we are upset with each other and upset at all. I think the wedding planning events can get a little out of hand sometimes and tend to throw things out of perspective but now that we are past that we are both stronger and learning more about each other all the time. All of that to say, "I don't know how or why but I love him more everyday." (click on the link then play the song "Who I Am")
So today the FI went to talk to someone about getting a job and was hired on the spot! (YAY!) For a happy celebration meal we took it to On The Border and enjoyed a tasty lunch. We were hoping to get our rings today but they arent here... yet. Hopefully tomorrow or Monday. I am so excited about getting them and so is he, he ran to the door today when the mailman made his pass, but sadly, nothing. I can not wait to see my ring creation for the first time!
Today we ran some errands and have had nothing less of a wonderful day enjoying each others company!
I really can NOT wait to be married to this wonderful man who I used to only know in my dreams!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Rings on the way!

As most of you know a couple of weeks ago I picked out my wedding band. Well I got a call yesterday morning saying that its ready!! wahoo! so my ring is on its way to my house right as we speak! So to make things even better yesterday we ordered Karl's ring too! That was a little of an adventure because really he didn't have a strong opinion about what he wanted but the final product is really nice, I like it a lot and I think that he will also. I'm so glad that we both "have" our rings and cant wait to actually HAVE them in our hands... and better yet, ON our hands! :)
here it is:

So today was a fun day too. I slept in a little and then spent the afternoon on the job search. Im kinda in a tiff... I have been applying for some full time jobs at daycares/ preschools that have benefits but I have not heard back from them yet. Today, out of the blue I get a call from one of my wonderful friends and she knows of someone that is looking for a teacher for a 4 year old classroom three days a week, the only problem here is that its part time but more importantly there are no benefits... :-/ hmmm so what do i do?? That's the question of the day. your thoughts?? leave em' :)
Then tonight... cooked some chicken, beans, potatoes and rolls. I wanna know why on the rolls it says to bake for 8-10 minutes so I put them on for 6 and they were burnt??!! Grrr gets me every time. I also had my first attempt of making homemade sweet tea... but apparently I added way too much sugar, oops! ha.
Sorry for not updating this weekend. We had a great time roaming Dallas and going to church on Saturday night. It was a really good time. Time is rolling away so I guess I will go for now. TTFN! ;)

oh and PS- just so you can leave me comments... and I LOVE THEM! (just click something at the bottom of my post along the lines of ... "piece of mind..." ... i think. ha okay done for now.

and here is a comment from my wonderful aunt:
For Grandmother's sweet tea.....boil several cups of water, pour over 4 reg size tea bags in a 2 quart pitcher, add 2/3 cup sugar and stir. Let steep(sit awhile), squeeze out the teabags and discard, add water to make 2 quarts and refrigerate!!!! easy as pie,
especially after you do it a time or 2 or 200???? You can use 2 family sized teabags instead of 4 regular ones.................
love you,

Friday, August 14, 2009

a total girls day!

YIPPEE!!! What a day! Got up early, had a dr's apt, then went and got a mani/pedi! The only thing I was missing was a starbucks... dang it! Today has consisted of relaxation, naps, pampering, and 2 baths! Not to mention I get 2 visitors tonight...!!!! Yay for company that I LOVE!!! The countdown is on baby!!!! 3 weeks from today!!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Stuff, Stuff EVERYwhere!

Wow!! I have realized that I have a lot of STUFF! shoes, clothes, purses, books, crafty stuff, decor, etc etc etc.!!!! AHHHH its going to make me crazy!
What started a couple of days ago as "cleaning out my closet" has now become, "clean out my closet, dresser drawers, room, guest room, and anything else my ADD mind comes across!" -- what a nightmare! A little side note to my soon to be hubby- I LOVE YOU! A Lot! and man you have no idea what I have been through just to try to move over so we can have our house, not my house. I can not wait to share my life with you!! :)
So yea, thats about all I have been doing all day today, and deep down I really wonder if I am getting anything done. I mean, I know I am but it just seems like sometimes I am just re-arranging my junk. ha.
Went and had a nice little work-out today, first time in quite awhile and it sure felt nice. Going to plan on making 2 days in a row tomorrow unless for some reason I can't get close enough to being "done" with picking up/ cleaning up/ organizing... well, you get the idea. I can NOT wait till I'm done with this!
At the end of the day here is my progress:
-closet floors completely clean minus shoes and that jazz
-1/2 of my closet empty and closet shelves organized!
-3 empty dresser drawers
-guest closet COMPLETELY cleaned out, and now completely filled with my winter and professional clothes/ suits/ etc, and with two- three drawer plastic organizers (4 1/2 drawers full of clothes/ stuff)
-Tons of bags of trash, about 5 empty boxes, and a huge box thats overflowing with clothes and shoes to give away- yay! this has been needing to happen for some time now!

I'm not quite as far along as I wish I were but thats what tomorrow is for- to hopefully unpack my 2 suitcases from living on the road (Guatemala, Houston, North Carolina, all summer); wash a thousand loads of laundry and actually put it away- not in a basket! Clean kitchen, finish removing last bit of clutter from guest room, my room and clean the bathroom and under the sink.

Also, I can not leave this out:
Today is Daddy and Sonja's 20th anniversary!!! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! I love you both, and Daddy I really miss you today, as does Sonja. I can't wait to see you one day!
This time of my life sure is hard for me, not having my daddy here with me. My whole life I have been looking forward to daddy walking me down the isle, and sure, he still will but not physically. Thats been the cause of a lot of my emotional rollercoaster-ness. I'm trying to be strong! Just praying for Gods presence!
On top of all that, today my fiance had his "going away party" and I just hated that I couldnt be there. As he was telling me what people were telling him, and telling him goodbye and all that it kinda got me all down in the dumps, which is weird! I'm not leaving him, ha! Good ol wacky emotions. Anyways, I'm so excited about starting our life!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Blessed (in more ways than one) !

Okay so first off I really do not want to get in the habit of only writing every two days. but here goes again...
Yesterday was quite a productive day! I think that I have been so excited about getting married and having a new roommate that I woke up yesterday at 9am, and happily jumped out of bed and got to work. If you know me at all... well... yah, thats NOT me ha! So by getting to work I mean I went to my office/junk room/extra bedroom and got to cleaning out the closet that was still full of boxes from when I bought my house over a year ago. Why didn't someone just come over and throw that stuff out for me? Obviously I haven't missed it in the past year so why would I now... anyways, story of my sentimental/pack-rat life! So now that the closet is cleaned out (cheering!) the room is a complete train wreck!! Not only that but so is my hall and everywhere around the room. I guess you have to make a bigger mess before really cleaning up, or at least thats my story and I'm stickin to it! So yea, that room is still a work in progress- My goal is to completely clean out that closet to use to store my out of season clothing, because to be completely honest, I have been really living in my house -- living- to the full extent of the meaning of that word! So where will the soon to be hubby put his things... well thats the issue I am trying to resolve. By 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon I had had enough of that for the day.
Met one of my sweet YL girls for lunch and went shopping after- Garden Ridge occupied me for about an hour and after thinking long and hard about some purchases (mainly new patio furniture) I decided that I would "wait and think about it". That might not seem so productive- but thats huge progress for my impulsive buying habits that I am trying to break- or at least get a better hold on. Welcome to married life right?! ha! So I have to share with you- and vent just a little about this... (and sorry Jen if I sound like I am coping you but this hit me before I even read your blog ha) So its August right? and early August at that... but I walk into G.R. and this is what I am happily greeted with:
Clearly I wasn't the only one baffled by this because the lady that was walking in at the same time as me stopped, starred, looked and me and we both threw our arms up at the same time. Could this really be true!? Im all for planning ahead... but really people? Almost 5 months ahead!? No thank you! I would still like to be laying by the pool without thinking about which colorful Christmas tree I should be purchasing (none this color, thanks!) What are your thoughts on this?
Moving on.. . I met with another one of my wonderful YL girls, and we went to our place. And you wont be able to understand my obsession with "this place"... until you have had it! Its the BEST thing ever... Yogurt Land!! Anyways... here is a sample of my work :)
We had a wonderful time catching up- and I am still shocked that one of my YL babies is going off to COLLEGE this year, wow!
So, yea! That was my day pretty much and of course ended it with about a 3 hour convo on the phone with the fiance ;) ahhh i just love him!!
And all that just to catch you up with yesterday!? So just for your reading pleasure, I wont kill your eyes and Ill keep today short. Its days like today that I don't enjoy posting much on anyways because I'm a little embarrassed... It was a very lazy day! I did meet up with my dear, dear friend Tara. It was a very bittersweet day with her, we had a blast together, as always, BUT she is leaving me to go to Jordan (yes, the middle east- not the guy) for a FULL YEAR! I said my goodbyes, came home and got ready for dinner with another wonderful friend (wow! just writing about all of them reminds me how VERY blessed I am with some of the best friends in the world, and I'm not just saying that!)
Lori and I had a wonderful dinner with some of the best service ever! ha! It seemed like we were both having sorta rough nights but the moment we saw each other it was all better. We caught each other up on life. We talked wedding plans and shes a year up on me (being happily married since last summer) and she gave me some great advice, and just tips on married life in general. I love everything about her. I really believe she is my sister - and still to this day believe that God placed her in my life two years ago and had prepared us for each other. She was going through some of the same issues I was back then, and its neat to see Gods work in her life to prepare me in my ways of life. She had a short engagement, and is happily married to an amazing man! She is now mentoring me through my engagement and marriage. You go Lori! You go God!! So blessed!

Monday, August 10, 2009

My reunion with Texas!

Yesterday was such a whirl-wind of activities... it all started at 6:45 am when I rolled out of bed and got ready for my 7am hair appointment (mind you the salon is 5 mins from the house so I had all of 10 minutes to get ready ha!). Long story short about a month ago, right before my best friends wedding, I went to get my highlights "touched up" and I somehow managed to leave Toni & Guy with orange hair- no one really likes the color orange and let me just be honest and tell you- it looks way WORSE on your head! I was so upset about it my mom finally convinced me to go back and get my money back or get it fixed... ends up the same guy who messed it up went to "fix" it (oh, and did I mention he is also the assistant manager!)... 2 sets of highlights in 2 days = terrible for your hair and I was a nervous wreck!! Let me just tell you- it looked a little better but long story short it NEVER got "fixed" and when I demanded a refund for my heartache and soon to be hairless head (due to all the chemicals) Toni & Guy refused and only wanted to put more chemicals in my hair. um, NO thanks!! DO NOT EVER GO THERE!! So after a month of living with a beautiful (grr) strawberry blonde hair- and damaged- I went to get it done yet again but this time with a trusty friend in NC. She did a great job and my hair is now as blonde as it has ever been but it looks better than it did before. I still have an orange tint but was told I was going to have to live with it until my hair grows out :( sadness! but Ill get over it... I guess. Okay- enough ranting and raving about my hair. I had no intentions of telling that story when I started writing today but I guess I really needed to vent. grr. ha! Sorry for the not such "long story short"... more like "short story long" ha! okay... moving on with my life now.
So after the nice hair sesh (session) I headed to lunch with the fam at Juds. What a treat! They have the best burgers, mmm! I then had my wonderful aunt transport me to the airport to catch a flight back to Texas. It was bittersweet. First of all I was all jacked up on Dr. Pepper and next to no sleep which made for a quirky me, and on top of that I was dealing with the emotions of having to leave my wonderful mother, granddaddy, and the rest of my family, and missing my fiance more than ever :( that is not something I ever enjoy doing- saying goodbyes- and grandaddy reminded me that next time he saw me I would be Mrs. Pueschel- WOW! crazy awesomeneessss haha.)
Landed in Dallas a good 45 minutes early and was greeted by the wonderful Ms. McDougal who picked me up and took me back to her apt and had dinner ready when I got there! I hung out with the 2 Mrs. McDougals and RK and then headed home. It was so nice to see my house was still standing and that the grass was cut :) my flowers are a little outta-whack and the beds are full of weeds but I guess that's just one more project for me to do sometime this week. wahoo! NOT!
My two cousins who are in the Air Force in OK came over to my house and we went to Chili's, hung out, and had a blast catching up! That was the perfect end to a crazy long day!
Today wasn't near as eventful as yesterday but it was a good day. I slept in (oh how I have missed my bed!) then went and bought some groceries so that I would have food to eat this week. This Sunday was my week to greet at church so I got there around 4:15 and saw lots of friends who I hadn't seen in ages, and got lots of OOHs and AHHs about my ring- it seemed like that was all that everyone wanted to see ha. oh and lots of comments on the hair too ha. A couple of people just found out the news today and all were very excited. The sermon Matt spoke was very good and it was so nice to be back at my church home again. I could just feel the presence of the Lord in that place and oh do I love Him! :-D You can check out the sermon here (August 9, 2009) - I love how he speaks the truth of God so honestly. You will too. :) Church was followed by our Sunday night dinner with the same crew and to no surprise we went to Rosa's! I don't feel like I have missed anything- just a typical Sunday night!

Friday, August 7, 2009

What a VERY Productive Day!

What started out as just a fun shopping day with my aunt ended up being a very productive day! I got up around 830am (gasp) then ran some errands and headed to the mall! We had planned on making our first stop at Chick-fil-A (my favorite) but on the way through one of the department stores, a beautiful white dress caught my eye. I grabbed it an a couple others to try on and the first dress was the one I wanted. I had been a little worried about finding a dress that was nice but not too nice, while at the same time something casual, but not something that resembled a beach cover-up. yah know what I mean? Crazy how the first dress I spotted was IT! :)
Well as if things weren't already going good enough for me we decided to make a few stops at some jewelry stores... this happens to be one of the positives of being from a small town- people know you- and you can find some good deals that way ha! I designed my wedding band and it is currently being custom made! It is going to match my BREATHTAKING engagement ring that I absolutely adore. I can NOT wait...Its so crazy to think this is something that I am going to be wearing for the REST OF MY LIFE! Nuts! Anyways, I'm on cloud 9 and happier than ever that things are finally coming together and I can NOT wait to spend the rest of my life with the LOVE OF MY LIFE, and BEST FRIEND!! WAHOO!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

One Week from Today!

I should have blogged 2 days ago but my busyness/laziness got the best of me again! I booked a date for our marriage and I could not be more thrilled. I have to admit it was quite a rush of feelings that came over me all at once. I wanted to be with Karl to enjoy the rush but he wasn't within arms reach because hes working his last week as the High Adventure Director. Thoughts like rings, vows, clothing, pictures, and all sorts of things flooded my brain and for some odd reason I thought that I need to have everything done right that minute-- but thankfully others reminded me that I have time-thank you for that!
An exciting piece of news from today- my grandma finally got out of ICU after being there since last Tuesday- so that's a huge PRAISE GOD! :) She still needs lots of prayers! Also, please keep in your prayers the family of Ernie Meyer who lost his year long battle with cancer and brain tumors earlier this week. He left behind a wonderful family who I am sure would absolutely covet your prayers!
Today, Karl took his kids backpacking; luckily they got there safe and once he climbed to the top of a cliff he had enough service to call me and chat for a little while. Made my day!
By the way I am sooo looking forward to Karl & I starting our life TOGETHER! So far we have spent as much time together as we can but I absolutely hate telling the love of my life goodbye. Thankfully, that will end in ONE WEEK! from today. YAY!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

We're Engaged!

July 22nd, 2009 was the day!
Karl and I were taking a nice romantic walk on the beach together and after we were some way down the beach he popped the question and got his knee all sandy! I think it was worth it :)
Two weeks later we have been soaking up all the time that we have gotten to spend together and it has really been an amazing ride!
This is the start of a blog that I plan to use to keep our friends and family posted on all the fun events of present and those to come! It will be a constant work in progress so please be patient with me... oh and... Enjoy!
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