Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Rob's 1st Christmas

Baby Rob is my 'nephew' or at least I like to think that! Rob's momma is a very good friend of mine. I am so very thankful for our friendship and that she lets me come see Rob and get some Rob cuddles anytime I want! Last week Sami Jo and I took baby Rob to see 'Ho-Ho' as I call him. Rob just loved pulling on his beard and just kept smiling at him! We even brought one of Rob's books for Santa to read to him! 'Ho-Ho' was at a cute little children's boutique during a store wide sale, of course Rob got a couple of super cute outfits! After our Santa visit, we met our moms for dinner :) I just love girls nights and believe they are truly what helps us get through the work week! I have another girls night this week with my best friend Rebekah and am SO excited!!

Did I mention that baby Rob is also going to be Andy and I's RING BEARER!! October 26, 2013 can't get here fast enough! :)

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Happy 4th Birthday Madison!

This afternoon Andy and I attended our flower girl, Madison, 4th birthday party! It was a lot of fun watching all the little kiddos talking and engaging in conversations with one another! They had us cracking up! Madison had a Minnie Mouse party and her momma Laura did a great job with decor, invites, etc. All the kiddos loved the 'Madison's Clubhouse' bounce house!!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Tacky Christmas

Last night we celebrated Christmas with tons of friends in a TACKY way! It was so nice to catch up with friends and enjoy each others company! I even scored some awesome wine glasses in Dirty Santa, I won't have to add those to the wedding registry! ;)

Have a fabulous weekend!!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Circus Birthday Bash

December is a big month for my family. Not only is it Christmas but it's also the month celebrating my brothers birthday and my dads birthday! My dads birthday was on the 5th and we had a good ol' time 'under the big top'! My dad used to work in a circus after college. He worked his way up from animal truck driver to
assistant manager of the whole show! It's a northern circus called Kirk Circus! He talks about his circus days ALL the time so we just HAD to go with a circus theme! We even decorated with old pictures of him and Circus Kirk programs and memorabilia from 'back in the day'! Enjoy the pictures! I am so very blessed to have a momma who just LOVES making everyone's special day so exciting and fabulous!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tis the Season!

Happy December and Merry Christmas!! I am so thrilled that is is FINALLY cold down here! I am loving wearing infinity scarves, boots, tights, and sweater dresses! My Christmas shopping is almost complete and Christmas parties start this weekend! 4 parties in 3 days!! Whew! Andy and I have a tacky sweater party tomorrow night and need a $10 dirty Santa gift. Any ideas?! It's guys and gals. It can be a funny gift or a good gift ;) to celebrate the season we went with the family to Callaway Gardens in Georgia thirst the beginning of December. It was SO much fun! I am excited to start this new family tradition :)

Tomorrow I'm posting pics from my dads Circus themed birthday party! You don't wanna miss it!

Happy Thursday!

Sunday, November 25, 2012


Thanksgiving week was exactly what I needed! A full week off from school, one day off from work, and a little Thursday night Black Friday shopping with my momma! This year I have so much to be thankful for! God has definitely blessed me with an amazing fiancé,wonderful friends and family, good health, and much more. Enjoy the picture of Andy and I and also a "throwback" picture from when I was 3 years old :)

Thursday, November 15, 2012


My fiancé Andy is super passionate about working out and helping others achieve their goals by motivating them. The way he motivates and cares so much for other people is one of the MANY reasons why I love him! I'm always scared that he is going to "overdo" it during workouts. Andy is very competitive and enjoys pushing himself further to set PR's. aka Personal Record. He started Crossfit which is a very wonderful Christian workout program. I always tell him to BE CAREFUL because I know he is going to get hurt..well, he is currently in SURGERY as I type this due to an injury last week during a "Skin the Cat" workout!

Andy ruptured his bicep tendon and surgery is the only way to fix it. Please send a little prayer up for speedy recovery and quick healing. EVERY morning Andy is at the gym. This is where he had his "me" time each day. The full recovery time is 14 weeks!!! I think he could use some prayers for patience as I know this will be so hard on him. After all, he is one TOUGH COOKIE! I told him I was scared about his surgery and recovery and he reassured me he would be fine because after all "I have fought in combat TWICE and undergone 13 surgeries because of it...I think I'll be fine."

I'm sure my very own Captain America will pull through and that he will only become stronger because of this!

Thanks for the prayers!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

My Very Own Proposal Story

"I have found the one whom my soul loves." -Song of Solomon 3:4

Since I was a little girl I've always dreamed about finding my Prince Charming that God created JUST FOR ME. I've also dreamed about the proposal from my prince and always wondered if I would cry? Jump for joy? Take FOREVER to say Y-E-S? Jump into his arms? Have a secret photographer? Those of you who know me "in real life" know that I am EXTREMELY family-oriented and that my family is my rock and my whole world. Well...Andy turned my dreams into reality on Tuesday October 9, 2012.

Andy and I both had planned our vacation weeks at the same time so we spent the WHOLE week having fun little adventures and day trips! Little did I know that one of our day trips would be so HUGE! We had planned on going to the beach that day for our anniversary and do some shopping and I knew that he had a special dinner date reservation. I didn't think about it being THE day because it was our anniversary, and Andy always goes all out for our monthly anniversaries :) well, lets recap to what he KNEW I wanted before he proposed...

1. He had to MAKE SURE I had my nails freshly manicured! I mean who wants a NEW SHINEY rock on their un-manicured finger? NOT this Cinderella!

2. I wanted a 'secret photographer'. Thanks to Pinterest for giving me that idea and reminding me that THE moment is so very special and that I wanted to capture it to its extreme including the exact location, etc.

*The Friday before THE day, Andy gave me some good ol' moo-lah to get my nails done as a PRIZE for graduating 'Crossfit 101' which is a hard core workout class :) Also we had our friends Brittany and Kent's engagement party to attend and he wanted to make sure I looked good. Sweet man!

*The Monday night before, Andy bought me another prize (I just love prizes!). It was a little black dress I had been 'eyeing' from Eagle Eye Outfitters. A one shoulder black Miss Me Couture dress :) he said it was a new outfit for our surprise dinner date!...I still had NO clue about the proposal!

Ok, back to THE day :)

We left Dothan in the morning to head to Destin for some shopping, but not before stopping by Dunkin' Donuts for a sprinkle donut first :) Once in Destin, we did a little shopping, got some new Crossfit kicks! We just enjoyed time with each other and had a light lunch. We then met up with my brother and sister in law for some shopping. They planned on going to eat at Cafe' 30a for a date night. We arrived on the beaches of 30A, parted ways with them, got dressed and all dolled up for dinner. Andy said we had time to kill at our 'secret' dinner spot and suggested we take a walk on the beach and watch the sunset. We walked and talked and Andy asked if I was enjoying my day and of course I was! He said he wanted to make it BETTER. Hand in hand he then got down on one knee, told me some things about how much he loved me and wanted to care for me. He said he was REALLY wanting to make me his wife and then after about 3 minutes of NOT hearing what he said because he pulled out my gorgeous new BLING, I finally said YES! As soon as I said YES, I noticed 2 secret photographers in the background :) my brother and sister in law were hiding at a beach house waiting for us! My LOVE is great at taking notes!!

I was SO shocked and SO excited!! I didn't cry, which I really only cry when I'm upset or hurt. I'm not a happy crier, just FULL of smiles. After the initial shock of everything, Rebecca went and grabbed a box full of PROPS for picture taking! I was so excited! Turns out, Andy had told Momma a MONTH before, so she had plenty of time to make all the props for the occasion, and with Rebecca's help! Andy had also asked my dad over lunch one day! They kept that from me! After taking pics for an hour we parted ways with Kyle and Rebecca yet again for dinner. I still had no clue as to where we were going. Once we hit the interstate Andy told me that we were eating dinner at his aunt and uncles restaurant in Crestview called The Wild Olive. We walked in and were congratulated by his aunt and uncle and they sat us in the back. When we turned the corner there was my mommy, brother, sister in law, and Andy's grandmother!!!! I was so shocked and SO very excited to spend the evening of our proposal with FAMILY!! apparently Kyle and Rebecca were beside us at a red light and it almost ruined the surprise that they would be joining us, but I was too busy making phone calls, facebooking, and instagraming to notice!

If you know my momma then you know that she LOVES a party and loves to decorate!!! She had the little back section of the restaurant decorated for the future Mr. and Mrs.!

I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful man and a more wonderful proposal! God has truly blessed me and for that I am forever thankful! Andy and I have set a date :) We will become Mr. And Mrs. on October 26, 2013!

Enjoy the pics from our wonderful day!
Sorry that they aren't in order!!