Thursday, January 12, 2012

2012 happenings

2012 is FINALLY HERE!! .... 12 days ago. AND there are tons of things happening this year that i thought were worth mentioning.

last friday i turned 22 years old. and in all honesty i was completely BUMMED out.

18 - was all i looked forward too. finally an adult yet still a kid
21 - hey, if i wanted to drink alcohol (which i almost never want too.. its a taste thing) i could
22 - ..... after 22 what do you look forward  to after that?? 25? 30? getting older?!

birthdays just aren't as fun as they used to be.

today i started my 2nd semester in NURSING SCHOOL!! woo stinkin hoo!!

nursing school is going to be hard BUT hopefully it will be worth it, just trying have faith that all of this is worth it... prayers please!!

in other and MAJOR news. i am getting married in 4 months!!! ah! weird right?!?!

planning has been going great, not stressful at all except for picking out invitations (TOO MANY CHOICES!!)

AND jacob and i are way excited to be getting married - even if that means leaving my childhood days behind.. yes you can tell i am sulking slightly.
i am WAY too comfortable living with my parents during the summers, swimming in the pool, being included on family vacations, free meals.. getting to run back to mommy and daddy when i need them..

growing up is scary.. but i am excited to move on to this next step.. yet scared at the same time ;) haha. its been a jumble of emotions that i am sure will all settle out in time.

but of course prayers are ALWAYS appreciated. tons of things are happening this semester and i am convinced that only God is going to be able to get me through this in tact with my sanity.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


The Holidays are back!! And now after a successful and might I say wonderful Thanksgiving with Jacob's family it's time to start kicking it into high gear for CHRISTMAS!! woo hoo! Santa! Food! Lights! Cold! Food! Family!  Food!... FOOD.

Geeze thats the problem huh? Where did all of my gusto for being fit and thin for my wedding go?! Well I actually know.. I LOVE FOOD and the Holidays are the WORST!

Seriously. It's not that I eat because I have too.. it's because I seriously enjoy eating. Food is just.. so GOOD.

I realized how bad it was when Jacob and I were discussing honeymoon destinations with our Travel Agent in Corpus Christi. I got SO excited about all inclusive packages not because of where it was but because... FOOD IS FREE!! haha. oh geeze. Just talking about it makes me so excited!

We are planning to go somewhere tropical and all I could think about was free drinks, free food, anytime, to our room, to the beach AH!

Now thats not the ONLY thing that I'm looking forward to of course. GEEZE. Don't make me say it.

BUT! Jacob did have a good point. I might as well work out and get fit so I am more comfortable on the beach in a swim suit THAT WAY I can ENJOY the food and not be self conscious for eating so much deliciously tropically goodness. It can be like a reward for being so healthy. HA! Sometimes that boy really gets me. AND he knows what I really care about even when I don't want to care about it then.. confusing huh?

But back to Holidays.. I'll be needing TONS and TONS of prayer if I am to make it through this holiday without stuffing my face with all the christmas goodies!! And the fact that somehow when it's cold outside I really just don't want to leave my house!! ... blah! - I feel like I'm a hibernating bear or something.. :/

Well theres my rant.. I write this as I am REALLY regretting the Chick Fillet I just ate.. oh dear.

I might just need a Christmas Miracle.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Engagement Pictures!!

Well it finally happened. Me and Jacob had engagement pictures by the WONDERFUL Brynne Owen (you should totally check her out on facebook - Brynne Owen Photography) and even though I was in SUPER high stress mode and a little tense the pictures came out wonderuflly! SO here are a few that are MY favorite :) if you haven't seen the rest look on facebook!!

{I think this one is super sweet}

{Trying to calm me down.. haha}

{My personal favorite.. well one of them anyways}

{Looks like I highlighted my hair BUT i totally didn't.. its just that beautiful} haha 




{Look at those baby blues!!}

{totally awkward kisses in front of a camera.. for me a least} 

{Another one of my favorites - and Jacob's super cool outfit that he picked out for us}

{My family LOVES this one!! - seriously.. they're ridiculous}

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Miscellaneous Wednesday Night

Tonight is one of those nights where I really don't have a single complete thought about anything. I start to write about one thing then I want to write about another. So I have decided to write about a couple of things that I have been on my mind recently that really have no relation to each other what so ever.

Number One - Occupy Wallstreet.

Alright, we've all heard about the millions of people of people that have been living out in the streets protesting the injustice of.. well everything.

Ok I know this video is extremely ridiculous. and yes a lot of people have real legitimate concerns about the government and how it is run but heres the problem. When there are SO many voices screaming about so many different things - how do you expect the government to listen/respond? Its impossible. If the Occupy Wallstreet movement really wanted to see things done then they need a united front. I think that if they all rallied for one thing, the government would have to listen. And once that had been dealt with move to the next thing. - hey just my opinion.. maybe i like organization too much.


 any one?? because the muppets were my FAVORITE tv show EVER!! I love the Muppet Christmas Carol, Muppet Treasure Island, The Muppet Movie.. geeeze. I love them all. seriously you can ask anyone. my favorite is how they dance... is that weird?? I love kermit and miss piggy.. and rizzo the rat.. and of course gonzo.. ah. my DREAM would be if they still have the muppet show and i could be the guest on the show.. that would be so COOL (squeak!)

Number Three.. THANKSGIVING!

This year Jacob and I are having Thanksgiving down in South Texas with his family and we are SO excited!! Jacob really misses his family since he's moved up here and I don't blame him at all! Family is so important and is such a great support system that I know its extremely hard for him not to be closer. and besides, his family is AWESOME! its so much fun to be able to know that the family you are marrying into are so supportive, sweet, and SO much fun. I just can't wait to see them in a couple of weeks!!

Oh and speaking of Thanksgiving. CELEBRATE ONE THING AT A TIME!! its thanksgiving. the day AFTER thanksgiving I will play christmas music but NOT ONE DAY SOONER! :) - sorry. pet peeve.

And thats it. Ha. I told you nothing I had to say was related at all.. except by the fact that I had been thinking about those things recently :)

Hope everyone is having a wonderful November!!

lots of love -


Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Whatever happened to life going so slow and smoothly?! I swear the minute that the first holiday of the semester rolls around and WAM! I am suddenly SO busy and feel like I'm running out of time. Heres what is on my plate at the moment - in no order of importance of course :)

SCHOOL! blah. ok i'm done.

Joking! Actually at the moment I am getting ready for my 3rd pharacology exam for this NEXT Monday, I just had two exams earlier this week. And in reality its not so bad.. except for the fact that pharm is the ONE class that I am worried about! I'm not failing BUT I don't want to push my luck.. if that makes sense??

Engagement pictures!! If that in its self is NOT stressful enough! - Jacob and I will be "photographed" the 18th and i still don't have any outfits yet!! (you HAVE to be a girl to understand this fact!) Jacob is not worried about it but he's not the one worried about his face breaking out, which hair style will not make him look weird AND how in the world am I going to do my MAKEUP! woo. what a stressful/exciting thing - over react much?? :)

Did i mention school?? haha. having a test every week plus assignment/quizzes/clinicals is a little stressful but at the same time I feel like the semester has FLOWN by!

 prayers are ALWAYS appreciated in the school department. <3

AND... well I guess thats really it. maybe its not so bad. and probably a pointless blog entry BUT at the same time its made me feel better. THAT and I will be posting up our engagement pictures the minute I get the hard copy of them after the 18th!!

yaay for cute, gushy photos of me and jacob!! - feel free to gag a little bit from all the mushiness.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

An extremely jumpy, anxious, gun carrying college student.

So I guess its fitting in the spirit of Halloween that I should get freaked out. Here I am at my house ALONE for like the first time in FOREVER and some werido rings the door bell at 9:00 at night.


So like any mature adult, I run turn the inside lights off, turn the outside lights on peek out the window AND...

no ones there.

creepy right? Well I thought so too. I thought it was SO creepy in fact that I am now locked up in my room with a shotgun ready to go underneath my bed. I'm not playing no games here. (and yes that is a double negative)

Well I guess this all shows that I'm a huge scardy cat. Through the many scared calls to family telling them to come over and spend the night with me (and each saying that they love me but sure I am ok) I am still here freaking out. Its so clear to me know just how alone I really am.

I mean really. When it comes down to it, its just you. And thankfully for me its me AND Christ. I know that sounds super stupid but I'm so glad its the truth. I'm not really alone. Christ is in me giving me strength. Courage. And solace in the fact that its going to be ok no matter whatever the turn out.

so back to the scary person who rang my door bell at 9:00 at night (way to late for a social call by the way)..
At fist I thought it was some kids pranking my house.. you know. woo hoo kids right? But really my neighborhood doesn't really have kids.
Next I though it could be some serial rapist/thief/murder.. worst case scenario right?? ya thats me. ask anyone.

BUT it comes to find out that it was the UPS man. Yep. Apparently they run late bc when I finally looked out the window and looked DOWN there it was. A package. Addressed to one of my roommates, that wasn't there the whole evening. So ya. Crisis adverted right??

Ha. Well needless to say that package can just STAY outside until tomorrow morning. I'm still locked up in my bed with a loaded gun.. but I do have a little more peace of mind that A. even though I'm home alone, I still have Christ with in me giving me strength, and B. anyone coming in here is going to get a face full of lead.

Well sweet dreams I guess. Hope everyones evening is going better than mine.

much love,

an extremely jumpy, anxious, gun carrying college student.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Back again!

Here I am. Back again at the blogging idea. Its been over 8 months since my last blog entry and I'm like say WHAT?! The world did not fall apart without my insight into my small little world?! amazing. 

Well things have certainty changed a lot since last February, for one I am actually IN nursing school and no longer just a "pre" nursing student and i LOVE IT! I love that God gave me a heart that enjoys taking care of people and doing things that will help them on the road of recovery. Yes a lot of the things I do are not glamorous but there is such a sense of fulfillment at the end of the day that its worth it. Classes are tough but I seem to be doing well.. not failing anything.. yet.. ;)

Well if you hadn't figured it out by now I AM GETTING MARRIED!!! Jacob proposed August 10th of this year at Camp Zephyr in the prayer garden (after an extremely stressful scavenger hunt.. oh lord). But I said yes and we are happily planning our wedding in May for next year. I'm excited. He's excited. My family is excited. We're all excited!!  And just to show off here is a picture of my ring!! :) 

AH! so yay for pretty rings and handsome guys who propose! :)

AND... besides going to school. working out. planning my wedding. I got nothing for ya. I'm enjoying the time in my life right now when things are busy but simple at the same time. 

I'll try to report back with some more interesting things besides just showing pictures of my ring.. haha. I'll try to hold that back from the next post!! 

much love!