Thursday, June 28, 2012

life update {baseball + house + dress fitting}

Hey hey hey friends!

This whole posting once a week thang is getting old, I know I know

This past week/weekend I've taken a round trip to a few different cities and haven't been home much. I also thought it was a good idea to wash my SIM card and couldn't find it. Good news it is found and works. Mom's can find everything, it's true.

Last Sunday through Monday night I went to my future little town to work on the house. I realized something about myself, painting is definitely not my forte. Is that how you spell forte? I'm too lazy to check. Anyway, Patience comes along with painting, and I just didn't get that gene.

However, the house is finally starting to look homey and I am falling more in love with it as we get things done. So cool to see it transform. And glad we had little worker bees to help us paint and fix our deck. We also got new furniture so I'm getting super excited to go back and see the new and improved casa.

On Tuesday through Wednesday night we spent the day in Kansas City for my parents 30 year anniversary and my LAST wedding dress fitting. We went to the Royals baseball game Tuesday night and thankfully did not melt away in the bazillion degree heat. And surprisingly the Royals kicked MAJOR booty.

On the day of my wedding dress fitting I was getting all sorts of nervous that it wouldn't fit. I just knew that it would be too big. I have no idea why that was my biggest fear with the dress. Maybe because I wanted it to be perfect since it is obviously a huge part of the day.

But can I just tell you that feeling when I slipped that baby on and it Just perfect. I definitely fell in love with it again and cannot wait for Jeff to see it in a few short weeks. It's getting real folks! Ahh!

I also want to say THANK YOU to all of you who still come back to my little ol' blog even when I'm not consistent and MIA these days. I adore my followers, commenters, and friends I've met through here. I can't wait to get back into a routine, but thank you for supporting me while I am scattered getting ready to become a wife, teacher, and new home owner.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

30 years

To Mom & Dad on your 30 year Anniversary,

It's been 30 years since you made the best decision of your life.

30 years ago you bonded a love that has been the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. Ever.

30 years you've stood side by side, best friends, and much much more.

I envy you guys. The love you have towards each other is a love that comes once in a lifetime. I have always looked up to that. You've shown me what it means to love, and to be loved back.

You've shown me how a person should be treated. How to love unconditionally. And how to make the best of even the worst situations. How to laugh when you should cry.

You are the best role models I could ever imagine.

Even the smallest details of your married haven't gone unnoticed. How you miss each other when away, how you hold hands and snuggle on the couch, how you do everything for your children, and how amazing of a grandma and grandpa you are.

I love you guys more than I could ever explain. I look up to you more than I could ever show.

But what I treasure most is the gift you have given me. Which obviously is life. Without you guys, I would have never found what I have found in my future husband. I wouldn't have known how much I was worth, and what I deserved.

Without you, I would be lost. Completely.

So what I'm really trying to say is HAPPY ANNIVERSARY.

You both deserve the world. The most happiest there is in the universe. And all the beautiful things life has to offer.

Enjoy YOUR day.

Love  always and forever...and ever...and ever,

Your Daughter 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

wedding brain

Actually I guess I could name it the wedding, car shopping, house decorating, school preparing brain.

I swear I don't know how it hasn't exploded yet. I guess it just constantly thinks to prevent such a thing. Well that or with the help of my mom. However, right now we have been knocking out wedding things left and right. The big wedding "to do" list is getting some things crossed off and the days are drawing near.

I would have never in a bazillion years guessed how much work, time and money went into a wedding. Heck I never even thought about half of the little details before. You bet I pay way more attention at weddings now.

The details have actually been my favorite part though. Making the wedding ours. Molly & Jeff style. Doing the little projects with my mom, aunts, and family friends. Having my friends be involved in a variety of ways. That to me is the most special part. Getting everyone involved to make it memorable and special.

I get so excited as things keep coming together and I am beginning to see what everything will really look like. I get even more excited to know how close I am to marry the best friend I've ever had.

Sometimes I think it doesn't even seem real. It's like you prepare so long for something that you get so caught up in the getting ready for the party part, you forget about the whole reason for it all. I hope to prepare myself just as much to be a wife, as I do to have a good party. That is definitely the most important preparation.

Even though you bet I'm ready to get my dancing shoes on, raise my glass, and party on with all of our family and friends on August 4th.

1.5 months to GO!

Friday, June 15, 2012

here's to my people

So today I wanted to write some letters, because a whole lot of things need em' and letters are my thang. I love writing letters, always have. Is there any better feeling than getting a letter in the mail? Best.Thing.Ever.

So here are my short, sweet, and to the point letters for this lovely Friday.

Dear Wedding Crew (Mom + Diana + Diane), You totally rocked the house yesterday putting together all of the centerpieces. Rocked it. And thank you for all your time, probably sweat, and thankfully no tears. I don't know what I'd do without you. Oh wait, I'd elope...that's definitely what I would do without you.

Dear Dad, Is it possible to get cooler than you? I don't think so. Thanks for bringing back some pretty special childhood memories and telling me a few of your stories last night. Little things like that  are more special to me than you could imagine. So thanks for always being the greatest dad in the world and more. Shout out to you to come on Sunday {YOUR day}.

Dear Jeffy poo, This whole sending each other pictures of puppy schnauzers is killing my soul. I think I fall in love with each one of them. And I want you to know that it makes me happy (not the word I'm going for) to have been long distance with you for a year. You know why? Because if we can make it through that, boy we can make it through anything. And we've made it and I couldn't be happier.

Dear Future Car, I'm tired of having nothing to drive, so I'd just lurve if you made an appearance. And please have a good price tag or I want nothin' to do with chu. Got it?

Dear Aunt Janet, Your love and support never goes unnoticed. You love us like your own and I hope you know how much we love you back. I hope I can be the aunt to my little niece (and future little neices or nephews) like you have been to me and my brothers.

Dear Mom, I think you were actually a wedding planner in your past life. I better go, I think you are getting after me :) But you know how much I appreciate all of your help. Times a bazillion.

Dear Bloggity, I realize these posts may be quite bland to y'all lately. I'm sorry. I am not sorry in a way though because I blog to remember special memories and especially moments with my family. I'm also sorry I've been totally lame at commenting, posting, and all that. I'm trying to spend ALL the time I can with my family right now and if you've had a know how much goes into it all. So bare with me, I beg of you. I'll be back consistently after I get settled. Swear.


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

i'm alive i swear

Well now that it has been about 500 bazillion years since my last blog post (as Jeff and Mother noted), I figured I'd join the party again. I have missed you all so stinking much.

Sorry I've been a little M.I.A it has been a whirlwind of a few weeks. I think I've said that about every week this summer. I haven't been able to stay in one spot for more than a few days so I'm keeping on my toes. Or just sprinting all the time. One or the other.


A few things I've learned over the past week, bullet point style.
  • Tim McGraw. Oh, Timmy. White shirt + White pants + Black Cowboy hat & boots. Need I say more? Oh wait, I just fainted.

  • Having no car is getting quite inconvenient. I have to depend on everyone else to get me from one place to another and it makes me feel like I'm in high school again. C'mon good deal, come to me!
  • There is always that one "special" place where you and your family go growing up that just makes you feel at home and like a breathe of fresh air every time you go. And I got to spend a week in my my special place with my parents. It was heavenly. And I caught my limit fishing thanks to my cheerleader mom and BA fishing coach dad.

My purdy momma.
Ignore my no makeup, crazy hairdo self. This picture was too great not to share.
  •  Having my very own classroom is beyond exciting, but even more overwhelming. I got to see it, really see it for the first time this week and boy oh boy do I have a lot to do. And a lot to plan. And feel like I want to pass out. I can't wait to get started after the rest of the wedding plans come together!
  • That I don't think I could ever love my family more than I do. All of them. Love them with all that I am. And was so glad I got to see them all in one place at my cousin's wedding. Oh, and I also learned that Jeff has some mad dance moves. I mean, he was getting doooooown. And I alsofell in love with him all over again when I saw him loving on my niece and cousin. Something about men and kids together. And yes I may have said to-get-her to spell that. Never fails.
Ready to party on!
My easy on the eyes date. And boy can he MOVE!
One of their GORGEOUS wedding pictures. Stunning. AND it's my hometown church we are getting married in. CANNOT wait!!

So that's kind of what I've been up to. I swear after I stay in one spot for more than a few days I'll post more, read more, and comment more. Bare with me people, bare with me.

Thank you for still reading, even when I am inconsistent as of lately. I appreciate it more than you know!

And thank you Jeff and Mom for making me feel like my blog is actually worth reading. Love you both mucho.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

the journey of the wedding shoes

The wedding shoes are finally in my possession, and I couldn't be happier with the purchase. Mark that bad boy off the to-do list! Yaaaa buddy.

Thank you to all of you who helped me out in the picking of the shoes. I honestly couldn't decide but I think fate made sure I didn't have to. And I'm sure glad because me and decisions don't get along, even if it was only shoes.

This past weekend my momma and I were on a mission. A mission to find the shoes. I was going to order them online, but then figured it'd be better to get them in store so I could actually try them on to make sure they fit, were comfortable, etc. So a searching we went.

We walked straight into JCPenny's and what do I see? A little red shoe just chilling on the shelf, calling my name. Only in a size 9? You are joking right? Oh and no other store has any in stock? Say whaaa.

We then hop on over to Dillards, and what do you know, there are the shoes I had online staring me right in the face. Smiling, actually. Gorgeous was my first thought. The pictures online don't do them any justice.

They were 10 times better than online, and I am so glad I waited to get them in the store. They not only had my size, but they fit like a glove. The best part? They were so flipping comfortable. And that red? Oh wow, that red.

Mom and I both were smiling from ear to ear because we knew they were going to be the ones walking down the isle

I am so pumped to wear them on our wedding day and rock my red high heels. Going into the MRS life in style. No better way.

Monday, June 4, 2012

never give up (job edition)

Happy Monday to you all!

I swear I can't keep my two feet on the ground these days and have been all over the place in the past week. This week my parents and I are going to our heaven on earth to relax for the next week before my cousin's wedding.

There may come a time this summer where I actually have time to sit down and type up a storm, but for now I'm keeping busy and enjoying the summer with the familia.

One thing I wanted to chat about today was anyone searching for a job. More importantly, someone who has been searching for a job for quite some time and wants to throw in the towel, say eff it, or just stay home and drink wine (that wouldn't be so shabby though would it?).

Over the past few months I have been applying and interviewing left and right for jobs. No luck. No nothing than a round of continuous e-mails saying that the positions had been filled. I also was seeing all of my friends posting on facebook of the great jobs they had gotten, how excited they were, and yadda yadda ya all awesome sauce that I wasn't getting. Was I happy for them? Of course. But was I ready to give up and throw my facebook in the trash? Yup, that too.

So when I finally got offered a job, I felt a little at ease. The only problem, it was part-time. Not what I wanted, but I would roll with it to have a job and get some sort of income and teaching experience. So I accepted. And then prayed and prayed (during the whole process) that God would show me what I was supposed to do and if this was right thing it would work out, but if not then he'd show me the way.

Then what do you know, around 5ish that night after I had accepted the job (not signed any contract yet though, just verbal) I got a call from a school offering me a full-time 3rd grade job.

 After months and months of applying, interviewing, banging my head against tables/walls (okay, not really), I finally got what I had hoped for. A full-time job teaching. What I had worked my arse off during college had finally paid off. Then I thought, crapola, what do I now that I actually have a job?! I only thought to the getting one. So now I am trying to figure out how to organize my classroom, what to do for the first week, how to decorate, what I need, and my head is spinning in circles.

Thankfully my mom, aunt, future mother-in-law, and family friends are very experienced kick booty educators so I will have a lot of help and support. BUT if y'all have any advice/resources/etc please let me know. I cannot wait to show these kids what I got.

Anyway, moral of the story...don't give up. When you are least expecting it, ready to throw in the towel, God will give you all you need. All you have to do is keep at it, and something great will come, whether it's what you thought you wanted or not.

Have a great MONDAY!

I will be thinking of y'all while I'm laying out camping and getting all sorts of relaxed.
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