Thursday, November 26, 2009


This year I'm going to post my thanksgiving "what I'm thankful for..." in the form of pictures.  So here goes...

My amazing love!  There aren't enough words to explain how thankful I am to have him in my life!
My supercool parents.  They're so fun and do so much for me.

The great friends I have, they all mean so much to me!  This is the adorable Glamorous Newlywed at her bachelorette party.

And I couldn't leave out this little precious.  She definitely adds color and loads of personality to my life!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

We picked a reception location.

We decided to go with an old creamery.  It has indoor and outdoor space, so now we just have to decide how to decorate.  The patio has bocce ball, so I need to learn how to play.  We're thinking about putting lots of fun games and activities outside, and food and dancing inside.  We'll see how it all turns out.

I stole this picture from Google images... So thanks google?

Monday, November 23, 2009

Engagement picture preview!

Here are a couple pictures to get us started.  These are the ones Audrey posted on her facebook, so of course I stole them.  If anyone is in the Southwest Missouri area, she is so great plus she's SUPER reasonably priced.  She does this on the side, so we got together yesterday afternoon.  Let me know if you're interested and I'll get you in contact with her.

Here's a couple of my favorites.  I'll post some in the future and you all can help us decide what we should use for our save the dates.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thank you Cee!

The super cute Cee at Curiosity sent me this sweet award.

The rules are pretty simple...  10 tidbits about myself, then nominate 10 bloggers.

1.  I am exactly 6 months away from being Mrs. Farmboy!  I couldn't be more thrilled, and to celebrate the occasion we had our engagement pictures taken.  I look forward to getting them in a couple weeks to share with y'all.

2.  This is my fifth year teaching and I learn something new everyday I teach.  I hope to be able to say that in another 15 years or so.  I'd be so bored if I didn't learn anything and just worked to pay bills.

3.  My favorite dessert is cherry chocolate cake.  My mom makes it every year for my birthday.  She also laughs about it being my favorite, because it is the world's easiest cake.  She made it early for me this year, because I'll be with the future in-laws for the actual day.

4.  This is the fourth time I will celebrate my birthday and Thanksgiving on the same day.  1987, 1992, 1998, and this year all have had Thanksgiving on the 26th.  The next time this will happen is 2015.

5.  Since my b-day is during Thanksgiving break, I've rarely had to work or go to school on my birthday.  One of many reasons that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.

6.  Using initials from both Farmboy and I we can make up a chunk of the alphabet in order.  JKLM

7.  I get giddy around the holidays.  It's just so much fun to have a little extra time to spend with family or enjoy some down time.  I also really hate the stores from now until January.  Busy stores make me feel very uneasy!

8.  I took a motive matters quiz last night and I'm a blue.  That means I'm generally motivated by intimacy and love.  Is that the least bit surprising to anyone??   Farmboy's white, which means he's motivated by peace.  So true he does love keeping the peace.

9.  This is my 120th post.

10.  I really dislike cats, and I blame it on my childhood pet.  When I was little I helped a neighbor while they were on vacation.  When they got back their cat had kittens, so for pay I got first pick.  I chose a little yellow stripey one that I called Tigger.  Soon after Tigger grew past kitten stage, he turned into Tiger.  Dad said we should change his name when we found out he was a boy.  As he grew he definitely turned into more of a Tiger.  I was the only one who liked this cat, and I was the only one who he hated!    Tiger would run at me and tear around my legs then take off with no reason or provocation I could ever figure out.  He just really enjoyed making me bleed.  So now I try to avoid adult cats as much as possible.  But I'm with Cee when she says she still finds kittens precious.

I nominate anyone who would like to share 10 tidbits about themselves with the bloggy world.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Rain rain go away...

Well the rain has cancelled our engagement photo shoot. :(  But I plan on enjoying my rainy Sunday afternoon anyway.  Farmboy and I have been to church, lunch, and a couple errands, so now we can be total bums for a while.  I do enjoy a good rainy day every now and then, even though it ruined our plans.  The minute we walked into the apartment, I changed into my cozy pajama pants and curled up on the couch.  Hope next week goes just a bit smoother than this week has!  I'm sure it will, wishing everyone a great week to come.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Rocky Raccoon strikes back

Apparently initial diagnosis was not so accurate, probably because it was done in the dark of early evening...  I know this is off topic but I don't like night coming at 6:00!  OK, back to my poor car.  When I killed poor Rocky, it did a lot more damage than I had hoped.  The black plastic skirt thing that goes under most cars these days is shattered.  The radiator is dented and pushed into the air conditioner coils.  I vaguely have some clue of what my fiance and dad mean when they say all these words to me, and my small amount of knowledge knows it's gonna cost me. :(  Dad thinks he and FB could fix it, but parts might be pretty close to my deductible anyway.  If that's the case we'll just let insurance deal with it after my deductible.  This kinda put a damper on my Friday evening.  Do you ever feel just a tad overwhelmed??  I'm there now.   Thankfully FB is amazing and pulls me back to Earth every time I start to skyrocket.  It's just piling up a tad bit more than I like to let things pile.  Car, engagement pics, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Christmas presents!, wedding, work, fixing up FB's house, moving in with FB this summer.  I know I'm skipping ahead a few months, but that's how my brain goes.  So needless to say, Rocky I'm not sorry!  Hehe, ok I'm kidding.  Please don't send PETA after me.  I'm going to slow down and worry about this week, let next week worry about itself til I get there.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Rocky Raccoon meets his maker...

So I killed a raccoon last night on the way to Farmboy's house. :(  It's the first time I've ever killed anything with my car!  He was scurrying across the highway with one of his little furry friends, his friend kept right on going.  However, Rocky raccoon decided to chance fate and turn tail and run...  Fate caught up with him by way of my right front bumper. 

Then my car decided it didn't like being a murderer, so it overheated!  Luckily I could see FB's driveway.  I walked in his door and said, "I killed a raccoon, and it killed my car."  Followed by tears.  Of course this confused the FB, but he handled it well.  He handed me his keys and said we'd check it out and I'd take his car until it was taken care of...  And now we realize one more reason why I'm so crazy in love with this man!

Hopefully, if FB's initial diagnosis holds, it's just a small leak or hose.  Something that won't cost an arm and a leg.  I wonder what my insurance lady would say if I told her a raccoon killed my car?  I really hope it won't be bad enough to mess with insurance.  Going to call my dad after school to find out what he thinks.  My life... never dull.  Not always fun, but never dull.  Hope y'all had a better Wednesday evening. 

Saturday, November 7, 2009

We found THE One!!

Bought my dress today!  I'm so excited to have something finished!  I'd love to post a gazillion pictures of it, but FB would see... we don't want that!  If you're curious shoot me an email and I'll email pics to ya.  We looked at bridesmaids dresses a little bit too.  One of my nieces went with us too, so we looked at jr. bridesmaids dresses for her.  Both nieces will be candle lighters.  I found some of those that I love!  And I can post them.  yay!

These are all Forever Bridals dresses from   Just picture all of them in turquise/tealy kind of color.  Probably with a brown sash.  Or possibly brown with teal sash.  Very bright and fun.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Family Dinner

We try to have dinner at my parents house once a week or 2.  Tonight was family night.  My brother and his family brought Chick-fil-a! YUM!  It was their elementary school's night where proceeds help their school, so it was an easy choice.  We got to talking about our Christmas lists.  Farmboy couldn't think of much of anything... He's just a tad bit difficult to shop for.  Not as bad as other guys I know.  My dad is hard to shop for.  Anyway, I'm getting off track.  My post was more about what y'all want for Christmas.  Please do share... What's on your lists??

Sunday, November 1, 2009

New Blogger Alert!!

My Farmboy is an official blogger now!  Please go check him out.  He even kept my lovingly given nickname.   He tells me he's planning on writing about us, wedding stuff, work, and all his hobbies.