Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Today is a pretty special day. Involving a certain someone in my family.
As you know...they are my everything. The reason for me, and who I am.
But today is for my dad. My hero.

I read an article and literally bawled through the entire thing. So many memories flooded through my mind of childhood, growing up, and how big of an impact my dad has always been on me. The sacrifices he has made, the promises he has never broken, the love he never stops showing to me, my family, and most importantly my mother.
Go here  if you would like to read it as well. Bring tissues, you will need them.

So on this day I would just like to say the happiest HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the man who loved me first, and will always be my hero. I will be forever grateful and thankful for you daddio. You mean the absolute world to me.

love always
your kiddo

Sunday, November 27, 2011

no more turkey

If I see one more little piece of turkey anytime in the near future I may possibly get sick. I swear I ate my weight in food this Thanksgiving and loved every little second of it. However, I don't think I'll be hungry again until next Thanksgiving...or in 5 minutes. Dang it!

I absolutely love this holiday. There is really nothing better than gathering your family and all the people you love into one place and sharing your blessings together. It really is a special holiday and I think we all have many things to be thankful for.

I also can't believe that now Christmas is about to jump out around the corner! Craziness! Even though Santa Molly is on it and has most of her Christmas shopping DONEZO.  I did have about 4 less people this year so I guess that could be why..but either way I did it and did it on a nice tight budget. Win!

I did learn one very important thing during Thanksgiving Break....Black Friday is some crazy sh*t. Oh my WORD. My parents, brother, Jeff, and I all were sitting around playing a game on Thursday night....harmless, right? Well when it wasn't my turn to play I was searching through the Wal Mart Black Friday ads. A vacuum for 36 bucks? Jeff needed one so I thought it'd be quite fun to just "watch" the craziness and if it worked out slip out with a vacuum.

Watch my booty. We walked into the store and it was insane. Really insane. I seriously think that the ENTIRE town was at Wal Mart. The parking lot was packed to the brim. Nuts I tell ya. I guess I have just never known what Black Friday was all about. So we walk in and see someone we know right in front of the vaccuums. Score. Jeff gets in line with her and I thought I'd join the madles

Where did I end up? In front of the rubbermaid, ready to pounce. I was all excited and when it reached 10 PM (actually some crazy started 5 min before) everyone started grabbing, running, pushing, and here I am in the rubbermaid line just standing there...not fighting off a soul. I  grab (4) off of the stack. Then I see Jeffro coming through the crazy crowd with goods in the air. Crock Pot, Vacuum, Coffee Pot.

I couldn't stop laughing. I have freaking 4 (26 piece) rubbermaids, he had all his stuff, and I was like let's get the heck out of here. before we really go nuts! Then we tried finding my dad and brother and guess what? They found some goods too! A Garmin for my little brother and a sound bar for my dad's new T.V.

Needless to say we went in to just "watch" and came out with {two garmins-one little brothers x-mas present, coffee pot, sound bar-dad's, 4-26 piece rubbermaid container sets, 1-20 piece pyrex set of glassware, playdough set-gift, remote control helicoper-gift, and a small bit of sanity}. I think we have enough containers to last um....a lifetime.

It was actually a good time watching the electronics get ripped open at midnight. I may or may  not have been standing on a chair trying to see it all go down at once. I really don't know how people survive this event every year. Definitely wanna catch the madness again though, hopefully without all the random goods next time.

I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving, and I sure know I have a lot to be thankful for.
Now for the next month of holiday cheer. Can't wait!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

gobble gobble


May we be thankful for all of our blessings EVERY DAY, not just this day alone.
There is always something to be thankful for! & I am thankful for each and every one of you.

{and hope you are all in as much food coma as I am!}

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wedding Wednesday {a last name}

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

I'm gearing up for the big day by telling my body it has to be realllll  hungry tomorrow so I can actually eat more than one thing on the table without getting super full. Also, that night before Thanksgiving is the biggest night of the YEAR in my little small town. I mean anyone who is anyone goes out on Thanksgiving Eve and it is a BIG bash. I mean...BIG. I can't wait to see all of my high school friends, it is always a blurry good time.

On to Wedding Wednesday. This topic holds a load of weight so I just wanted to talk about it briefly, and pray that someone shares the same feelings as me. If not, well....I guess that is just no good. The topic? My last name. The name I've had since I was born. The name I take such great pride in.

My last name is a part of me. Who I am. Where I came from. And the thought of me not having that part of myself anymore, makes me sad. Like I am leaving apart of myself. Who I am and who I've always been. At first it made me almost scared like I wasn't ready for all of this since I wasn't even ready to leave my last name. See, I am like terrified of change. It's not good. BUT, I am getting better.


However, once again...I come to reality. I realize it's not me losing who I am. It's me becoming something more, and sharing my life with the person I love more than anything and my very best friend. The man I will create a home with. The man I will have children with. The man I will still be holding hands with when I am old and grey.

I am slowly realizing that changes are OK and in many cases GOOD. However, I do know...I just wouldn't change my name for any lad. I will and want to change my name for him.  To become one, to become a family.  

Sunday, November 20, 2011

growing up

This past weekend I got to tour the little (actually...500,000 people) town that we will call home in just a short few months. Jeff is moving there the first week in December for work, and I will be following behind and moving there after we tie the knot in August.

I have got to say, it was alittle different than I thought. Seeing my future town. Future surroundings. Future schools I may teach at. To me, it was a little emotional. The changes that are about to happen. The emotions of leaving a town I know so well, and love so very much. Leaving something that makes me feel comfortable. I'm not going to lie, it was a little hard to take in at first. Okay...really hard to take in.

But then I calmed myself (because I may or may not be a  little dramatic) and thought about why I will be leaving everything I knew so well behind me. It was because I am starting a new chapter, and building a new place I call "home". And well worth the changes, even though they aren't easy to take in at first.

If you would have ever told me at age 22 I would be engaged, looking for places to live, moving to a new town, then I would have told you that you were absolutely freaking nutso. But now that I AM in that position, I couldn't image myself not doing these things, especially doing them with someone I love so much.

Today we actually went to Best Buy to look at washer & dryers. friends, made me SUPER excited (weird...yes I know). It was something fiance & I are going to find together, for our future home, and that made me all sorts of giddy. I never knew washer & dryers could be so damn exciting. I was opening them up, making sure I couldn't fall in getting laundry, making sure it could fit our large amount of clothes, and comparing prices, etc. I tell ya, it was a weird feeling. But an awesome one.

However, it was nothing like the feeling of when we went around our future town looking at houses. Super stoked is exactly what I was. I was making Jeff stop at every house that had information by their for sale sign. Found about 500 keepers. Really, I wanted them like...right that very second. It was definitely something I won't get tired of doing anytime soon. However, take my house and you die. :)

Anyway the point is...even though these changes are really hard for me at first, and extremely overwhelming the end result is absolutely beyond rewarding. I cannot wait to begin our life TOGETHER, in a place we both can call our home and make the best of memories.

For now...I'm going to enjoy the ride, be open-minded, and hug my current town because I am going to miss the bajesus out of it!

Friday, November 18, 2011

iz random

Okay so here's the scoop.

I've just  been chilling here in a hotel for a mere 500 bazillion hours waiting on Sir Jeffrey to return from work, so I thought I'd bust out a random of all random posts....because I am that bored and my homework refuses to do itself. And because I swear I got lost going a block I'm d.o.n.e venturing out.

I've been thinking a lot. (big surprise here, I know).  About this little blog. I need a change. Want a change. And well, I get bored too easy so I need a little spice me up. Therefore, whenever I get the blog header, and probably new name. I have ideas but I am a computer dumby so I can't figure out how to do them on my own just yet.

Most comfortable bed...ever.

Another thing. Do you know how much more exciting life was when I was able to cook, make goodies, do things during the week, and actually have something to say every once in awhile? Yeah...that was pretty great huh. I feel like I am empty these days on the ol' blog. And I feel like everything I write is just half assed, which I also do not enjoy because many times I just post to Slap on the forehead.

The whole point of this little space isn't just to write posts to write them for no reason. Jeez, Molly. I need to write when I feel like I have something to say...something to share...memories to be kept. Instead of this goobily gob of messiness that has been coming from my mouth, I'm going to stop worrying about how many posts I do a week and just do it when I feel like I have something to say...worth saying.

Where the party people reside!

Ya know?

Also, I know you wouldn't even want to hear about my weeks right now because do you know what they consist of? Okay I'll give you a brief schedule. 6:25: BEEEEEEP BEEEEP BEEEEEP, Hit snooze until the very last second I can possibly wake up without being late, go to work, go to class, come home, do homework, creep on blogs, creep on pinterest, and then pass out. Repeat and repeat again. A few days are different but that's the main schedule as of lately while my professors are trying to kill me. Like really, who wants to hear THAT. I don't even want to hear it.

bahah. I thought I'd make this at least a tad bit interesting ;) my camera died right after this...bummmmer.

Anyway, so I've rambled on and by this point I've probably lost everyone reading this sooooooooooo moral of the story: I am not writing posts just to write them anymore. I am here to be me and share what I feel needs to be shared. Thaz all folks.

Have a BOOTYful Friday & hopefully y'alls towns are not as windy as this one...hellllllo wild hair!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wedding Wednesday {via Pinterest)

Since I am uber busy this week I just thought I'd make a short and sweet list of pictures that have caught my eye this week of wedding galore! Linking up with the gorgeous Michelle today for some Pinteresting Wednesday.

There are so many sweet, sweet wedding pictures I want to take and hopefully I can remember them all.

Need to start putting this stuff on PAPER.  Like, right now.

Herre we go!

all pictures via & via

Somehow puhlease remind me how to direct link from pinterest.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Truthful Tuesday,  back at it!

The TRUTH is....

I'm going to be MIA
Until uhhhh December 8th.
Maybe not MIA, but close enough to it to warn you guys.
I have like 500 bazillion projects and papers due in the next few
weeks and I am going bonkers. And eating lots of skittles and diet cokes (free refills = bad news)
So bear with me....I'll return (like...have good posts return), hopefully sooner than later.

I got my PLANNER.
(erin condren)
That I had been waiting and waiting and waiting for.
What a great day that was.
I don't think I have ever opened anything so fast in my entire life.
Oh the simple things in life.
However, now it is filled to the brim with shiz I have to do.
 Not really feelin' that part.
It seriously rocks my socks off though!

BEFORE...I filled it in today. Yikes.

Engagement pictures ROCK.
Jeff & I got our pictures taken by a good friend of mine this past Sunday,
and it was a blllllast. I guess I didn't really know how much fun it'd be.
I'm sure I am cracking up in all the pictures, but hopefully there are some keepers!
It was super funny because I got a spray tan the day before so I was looking a little more
"colorful" than usual and Jeffy well...wasn't, so I kinda look like his dark lover in the pictures.
Whoops. Sorry Jeff. Can't wait to show you all when I get some back!

I'm going to see my new stomping grounds this weekend.
The place I will be moving with fiance next August.
For...who knows how long.
Kinda crazy.
I'm pretty stoked about it though.
They better show me what they are working with, and it better be GOOD! :)

I love this time of the year.
Holiday cheer.
Sweaters & Boots
I love it all.
& I also would love if this weather would stay...forever.

Nothing like Truthful Tuesday @ 10:00, right?

Monday, November 14, 2011

iphone fun

Happy Monday!!

What an eventful weekend around these parts. Fiance & I went to my home town to watch my little brother's last high school play. We got our ENGAGMENT PICTURES taken {so fun...more on that when we get some back}. We went on a date. And relaxed. Perfection to the max.

I'm linking up for some "fun with our phones" with Savannah & Erin.

I actually did a vlog for all your questions buuuuut it wouldn't I'll work on that another day. I just don't have the patience right this second. Hmmm, or ever.

See below!!! Ah Erin Condren planner ARRIVED!!

wiped out after 3 hours of pictures...trooper!

Let the crazy week BEGIN.

Actually, let's just skip over Tuesday-Thursday. Thanks.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wedding Wednesday {Sprinkles}

Happy Wednesday!

Yes, weddings CAN involve sprinkles...who woulda thunk it?!

Not me!

However, the ever so addicting pinterest proved me wrong once again. I swear my life would just not be the same without that site, nor would our wedding.  So yesterday as I was browsing through the site as usual and something caught me eye. It looked like this.


If you can't tell what this is a handful of perdy little sprinkles with a ring in the middle. However, what the picture is there for is to show that this bride and groom had their guest throw SPRINKLES instead of rice, bubbles, etc as they exited the church. How fun! I love the idea...a lot. On the picture it also said "for the sweetest day of their lives", which I think you could make cute little tags for and put them in little bags to hand out.  Love it and definitely want to do something fun like this for our big day.

Then I saw this.


I was freaking in love. So perfect, especially for us. We probably won't be sending this as our invitation but I just thought it was too great not to share. If you haven't heard the whole story, you can check that gem out here. It's a good one if I must say so myself.

Y'all better watch out in December because Wedding Wednesdays are going to be HAPPENIN. Need to get a million and a half things done and DECIDED on. Engagment pictures this SUNDAY! Can't wait :)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Just to let you know, your comments yesterday were all sorts of wonderful. It's always nice to know we aren't alone with different jazz going on in our lives. So thanks for making me smile.

Another thing. When I have a spare second of time, I obviously and stalking all of your blogs. Probably not commenting as much as I'd like, but I definitely always look. Lately I've been seeing a lot of vlog action. They flipping crap me up. And a lot of them are so funny to see the voice compared to the person and how you actually picture them talking from reading their blog. Good stuff.

I am tossing it up there about doing one. Just for shits and giggles, ya know. To pass my time. Oh, and because when I was in high school at a volleyball tournament I fell on a cement stair ( on my throat...mind you) and messed up my voice. That was fun. So in conclusion, I cannot yell. At all. Or sing. It actually is pretty fun to try though. If you are lucky, I may even add that too.

So anyway, if you guys have any questions. At all. Throw them at me. Anything....I'm  not scurred. And if you don't well....looks like my voice will stay in hiding :)

Wedding Wednesday will make an appearance late tomorrow night. Big teacher conferences tomorrow and Thursday! Yaaa  buddy!

Monday, November 7, 2011

my nights

Alright so as most of you know Mr. Fiance & I don't live together. Or even close together in fact. For the past 9 months he has been living 6 hours away. Brutal. We actually (in the good days) got to spend every single day together, and every single night. Well, for the most part. We would cook together, snuggle up on the couch and watch our "usual" shows together, go out for date nights, and ya whatever we wanted to do...because we could.

Well, obviously it doesn't work like that anymore. Actually, I am living in my cousin's basement until May. So I have done a huge switcheroo in life, and am honestly still not use to it. I miss it. I miss him. And I miss how things were. But that has nothing to do with this post, so whatever. Speaking of though, he is moving TWO HOURS AWAY in like a month. Excited? Yup, to the extreme.

So what is this post about then lady? Yeah well I thought I would show you what most of my nights look like these days. I am going to totally call myself out right now and put a big L on my forehead. But this picture right here, is my nights...most nights. I could blame it on the grad school + internship + wedding planning, but let's be honest....that's not that great of an excuse. So that's why when the weekend comes I want to go go go go go. And have fun fun fun. But then it just flies right by me and I don't know where it goes!

I guess this is what happens when your love is far away, and all your friends that DO happen to still live in the same town are as busy as you. Someone save me, and let's go on a vacation! Thanks!

P.S. I may or may not have done this whole post to distract myself from all the work I really should be doing. Whoops.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

first one down

What a whirlwind of a weekend.

I swear a whole entire weekend feels like about three hours of a usually week day.

Too fast for me.

This weekend I got to see my gorgeous friend get married. The first one yet, actually.  She looked absolutely stunning, and you couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. And surprisingly enough I was crying through half the ceremony. Crazy how different it is watching your friend walk down the isle.  It was funny though because Jeff & I knew really NO ONE but the bride and her family. Therefore, we made our own little party and ended up making some frans by the end of the night.

Sadly I didn't really take any pictures but I know they wouldn't even be able to show how wonderful it all really was. Wedding over looking the lake, fall day, 60's, and sunny. Perfect. PLUS, our hotel room was only down the hall from where the reception was...SCORE.

Then before we knew it the weekend had flown past us and it's already over, and thankfully so is my hangover headache.

Can't wait until  we can actually spend time together without having to be somewhere doing something and actually get to spend some good ol' QT together. That'll be a nice change I must say.

Hope everyone had a relaxing weekend! Don't forget to change those clocks!

Friday, November 4, 2011

i got a ship date

Since there was no Wedding Wednesday this week, I thought I'd share a little wedding news.

1-Good, 1-Not so good.

Of course the bad news has to come first.

It all begins with the DJ. Okay, so I e-mailed this guy like a coon's age ago asking him if the date of our wedding was available for him to DJ our shabang. He said it was open. Awesome, so I asked to reserve it right away so no one else would get it. All was good.

So I never heard back from him after that, so my mom ended up calling him. He said he e-mailed me back (lies) but he would get it on the calendar. Okay, so we are in the clear. Good stuff.

Well....yesterday I called the guy up just to triple check that he had us booked. You know, because we might just need a DJ for our wedding. So long story short....his words to me were "I'm about to break your heart....." Hmmm. He then proceeds to tell me he is scheduled for work (EMS) that day.

He says sorry. I lose it.

Anyway so life goes on and we will find another one. But it really irked (is that a word? or can I just not spell?) me that he told us it was available TWICE and then when I call to MAKE SURE he says I don't know why I would   have told you that day was available. Say what? I didn't lie buckeroo, I have your e-mail.


The GOOD news?!

Wedding dress store called and said my wedding dress will be shipped here in FEBRUARY!

She said it could come before that as well, but it was just an approximate. Holy cowza!

So I hope everyone has a happy Friday. I am enjoying it so far hanging out in bed stalking the the Erin Condren website to see the little words "SHIPPED" but they are just not coming. Sad. Then off to see my lovely friend get hitched. I cannot wait!!


p.s. posts are really not as cool without pictures. i sorry. can't show the wedding dress or call out the DJ :)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Okay so I have something to admit. Some true facts that we all just can't deny. I have been a huge blog SLACKER. Like, the worst I've ever been I think. I know I always blame it on being super busy, which well...I am. Mostly just mentally exhausted. Too many things going down these days. But no need to complain, I know my life is WAY less comflicated than many.
 Anyway, just wanted to let you guys know that I'm sorry I have been much heart and soul in the ol' blog lately. Maybe none of you even notice I've been missing, heck I don't know. I promise I'll try my hardest to get back into it because I really miss it. It's kinda weird how your blog becomes almost part of you, and the people who comment become so dear.

I love everything about what blogs have to offer. All of them have a story, a purpose, emotions.  I love reading them, and wish so very much I had more time to comment on all of them and show you all how much I adore them. Y'all are talented. Seriously, talented. Many people look at blogging and thing puh how hard could that really be? Yeah, well they don't understand the time, dedication, and thought that goes into everyone's post.

Some days it really is my saving grace. So thanks for that. Just wanted you guys to know that I am still alive on this Earth, and miss y'all greatly. Off to write some more papels. See ya on the flip side!

Big X's and Large O's!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

my world

Three years....seriously?

The three very best years of my life.
On  November 1, 2008 the Fiance & I happened to cross paths.


The time I would get liquid courage to chat with the handsome guy.

And on November 1 I found my ticket man. For life.

The past few years we've had a lot of highs, some lows, but always a lot of love.
We have had our GREAT days, and our frustrating days.

We have left our other half for 9.5 months and made it.

It was hard. {Still is} Really, really hard. But we did it. Because we have each other.

And just not long enough with you. Hopefully you can handle me that long ;)
Happy 3 Years to the man who has and continues to make all of my dreams, and now our dreams....come  true.

If only we could spend this day together.....

Love you to the moon and back papa bear.

And it's 11/1/11....that has to be some sort of luck :)


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