Monday, December 31, 2012

Anniversary Care Package

Happy One Year Anniversary Care Package!! 

I did thoroughly enjoy putting this box together and I liked being able to be sappy and girly with it. I covered the outside of the box with red and pink duct tape. and wrote "I love you" on the top with some hearts. 
The Flaps 
Two of the flaps were just pictures of us. Another had two bird cut outs with a heart between them. We're such love birds. The last one had some quotes. 
"I love you with all my butt, I would say heart but my butt is bigger."
"Hey! Guess what? We're getting married soon!"
"I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I'm with you."
"You spin my head right round, right round."
The Inside
Nothing special, just pretty colored paper with hearts.
The Contents

Snacks: Chex Mix, pudding, and mini cereal boxes. 
Randoms: Envelope with some pictures of me holding silly note cards. 
Anniversary Gift: made it myself (made the box too). A 52 reasons why I love you craft!
The deck of cards I used were Bicycle 1800 Vintage Series Playing Cards. I chose these simply because of the way they looked, old and dated. I purchased them HERE on Amazon (2 pack).
I then designed little pieces of paper with borders in Microsoft Word, glued them on each card, and wrote the reasons on there. For the Microsoft Word version of the paper cutouts visit THIS LINK. So you can print them and make your own! You can even add text right to the box if you don't want to hand write the reasons. I had wrote it because it's more meaningful to me that way. I also added a quote to the back side of the cover card "One day we will never have to say goodbye, only goodnight." And on the last card I added a Marine themed LOVE. I punched holes in the cards and clasped them together with metal rings (found at walmart, super cheap). For the cover I also attached two scrabble tiles. J for Jake and M for Miranda. 
The box I made out of an old checkbox. I just covered it with construction paper, added some ribbon, and a colored wooden heart, and a little expression of how much I love him. 
My 52 Reasons
1.      Because you love me
2.       You are a nerd
3.       You make me laugh
4.       You are hard working
5.       You are passionate
6.       You smell good! (yummy man smell) =]
7.       You are SEXY
8.       You believe in me
9.       You are a good singer
10.   You inspire me to be better
11.   You accept me for who I am
12.   You have cute sneezes
13.   You don’t give up on me
14.   Your hands…that’s all that needs to be said
15.   You are so smart
16.   You cheer me up when I’m having a bad day
17.   Your happy/excited arm dance
18.   You encourage and support my education
19.   You want to help me complete my bucketlist
20.   You will let me bring my pups to live with us
21.   Your face after a couple days with no shaving
22.   You give me sweet compliments
23.   You have a tattoo
24.   You are responsible
25.   You are good with kids
26.   You are a good cook
27.   You are faithful
28.   You trust me with your secrets
29.   Your hobbit feet
30.   You are a Marine
31.   You put others before yourself
32.   You like to watch movies
33.   You are my very own Christian Grey
34.   XXX
35.   You gave me your sweatshirts so I’m not as lonely with you gone
36.   You proposed at the ocean (it was beautiful)
37.   You try your best to talk to me everyday
38.   You write good stories *wink, wink*
39.   You encourage me to try new things
40.   Your body is warm
41.   You like Legos (we can build them together)
42.   You have pretty eyes
43.   You are romantic
44.   You treat me like an equal
45.   You like videogames
46.   You like zombies
47.   You can teach me how to shoot a gun
48.   You like to read (bookworms are hot)
49.   You make a good pillow
50.   You are ticklish
51.   You give good advice
52.   You need my help to remember things (you and your bad memory) 







Sunday, December 30, 2012

Dear Jake: Our 1 Year Anniversary

Seven Years Ago, I met you.
Our friendship began as a simple online thing via Myspace. We chatted, got to know each other, and eventually became fairly close. We tried dating for a week or 2. I remember we went to the beach together once and swam and my little brother was with me. I also remember you calling me one day and asking me to hang out with you at the carnival in town but I was too busy with family. We ended our dating relationship shortly after because we were at different stages of our life and we made better friends than a couple.
Six Years Ago, you left to join the military.
We lost touch and we both moved on with our lives. We had the occasional Facebook comment or message but after awhile most communication between us stopped.


One Year Ago, you reached out to me when I was heartbroken and had just ended a very serious relationship. You were there for me when no one else was because you could relate to what I was going through. We began texting all day every day. We skyped every night until the wee hours of the morning. We played countless games of Words with Friends. I remember you telling me later that you tried reminding yourself you just wanted to be there for me as a friend and you weren't going to try and form a romantic relationship with me. That worked well! We got closer and closer and I decided to take the risk and fly out to see you in San Diego over New Years. My first day there you took me to Coronado beach and as we walked hand in hand you asked me to be your girlfriend officially. I couldn't say no.


Six Months Ago, I flew out to San Diego again and I was so happy to see you. It had been five months since we had been together. We spent your birthday together, and the day after on Coronado beach during the most beautiful sun set you asked me to marry you. You like to tease me and say that I originally said "No," but I do no recall those words coming out of my mouth. I was caught off guard, shocked, nervous, and speechless for a moment. It all happened so quickly, but I loved you. I loved you more than I ever thought I could love someone. I knew you were the one, my other half, my soul mate, and I couldn't risk ever losing you. So I said YES! You tried to put the ring on my finger but it was much to small so instead it was put halfway down my pinky finger.

December 29th, 2012
It sucked not being able to be with you today. It was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be. I would have loved to have woken up next to you and been able to surprise you with a nice gift. I would have loved to have cooked us a nice breakfast to enjoy together. I would have loved to have gone out to the beach or gone hiking or had a picnic at the park during the day. A chance for us to have fun together. I would have loved to have gone to a romantic dinner somewhere where we could talk, laugh, and reminisce. I apologize for being sad and down when we skyped today. It was nice to see your face and hear your voice but I just missed you too much to be excited about the day. As soon as we got off Skype I broke down and balled my eyes out for a good 30 minutes. I loved my gift. I will wear it and cherish it every single day. I love open heart necklaces and I love everything that it stands for; "If your heart is open, love will always find its way in." I just want you to come home. I want to be able to hug and kiss you and hold you in my arms. I want to have someone to talk to about all the good, bad, and ugly things in my life. I want to hold your hand and tickle you until you can't breathe. I want to grow closer to you and start a life together. I will never feel whole again or completely happy until you are back in my arms. Thank you for always being there for me, for supporting me, and for believing in me when no one else does.
I love you. 

Friday, December 28, 2012

Canon Rebel T3i


I spoiled myself and bought my dream camera last night! I had the money from Christmas burning a hole in my pocket and I have wanted a nice camera for a very long time. I wanted something nice to take pictures of Jake and I when he gets home and of our wedding. So I bought the Canon Rebel T3i. It is 18 megapixel with an 18-55mm lens. My older brother has the same one and loves it. I LOVE IT TOO! I've only played around with it for a little bit last night and today when I got home and here are some photos I got. These were taken without changing any of the settings, just imagine what it will do with the settings adjusted! I'm so excited to take a bunch of photos!!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas!!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Ryann posing with the tree and presents.
I hope everyone had a fabulous Holiday with family, friends, stories, laughter, and yummy food! I know I sure did! On Christmas Eve my older brother and my sister-in-law stopped by and we exchanged gifts. This was very weird because ever since I was born we always opened our gifts on Christmas morning this was the first year ever we opened all our gifts on Christmas Eve! That was because my brother and sister-in-law could only come that night. 
These are the gifts I got from the immediate family. 

I am so excited about my gifts! I asked for things for Jake and I's home and that's what I got. A crock pot, Snapware (super excited about this one!), bakeware, and awesomely colored mixing bowls! My brother also got me a how-to guide for the camera I'm going to buy! It's a DSLR so confusing to use, therefore a manual is helpful! I also got $100 from my Grandma. I also got to Skype Jake on Christmas Eve...well sort of. He couldn't talk because his roommate was sleeping but he got to watch and listen to me open the gift he got me, which I FREAKING LOVE!
He got me a message in a bottle! It's filled with sand and shells which are important symbols in our relationship because he asked me out on the beach and proposed to me on the beach and we spent a lot of time together in San Diego at the beach! The message inside was also very cute. He tried to tell me he wrote it himself...which I was suspicious about because of the large words and the over all flow of it, so when I went online to "Authenticate" it with a code, I saw that it was a pre-written message and called him out on his fib! It was actually pretty funny. Either way I love it and it's very sweet. 

On Christmas day we went over to my Aunt's house. We ate A LOT of food and I went into a short food coma. We also played pool, my brother and dad had a nice arm wrestling match (my dad won), and we opened more gifts. 



My gifts from the other family members include: a cashmere scarf from my Aunt that she got during her trip to Israel, and money from everyone else. Totaling...well lets just say enough to buy my new camera! In the picture my grandma is opening a new  TV that my Dad, Aunt, and Uncles all pitched in money for. 
Overall, it was a great Christmas. I was missing Jake a lot but we will have plenty of Christmases together in the future! I was also really missing my Gramps. Family get togethers aren't the same without him around! Love you Grandpa!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Gifts

Yesterday my little sister and I stopped by my future in-law's house to gift them their gifts.
First, last month my sister and I made them a frame with a picture of their dogs, because two of them sadly passed away so we felt really bad and wanted to make something nice for them. It's hard to see in the picture because of the glare but the two dogs who passed away have little halos above their heads. 


 

Next, comes their real Christmas gift. I ordered a canvas print with pictures of their kids! I think it turned out really good. I got it from Snapfish on Black Friday so I saved A LOT of money on it. I had to use picmonkey.com to make a collage of all the pictures but then all I had to to was upload it to the website and Viola! I am actually contemplating getting one for myself with pictures of my dogs...I love it that much!! The picture doesn't do it justice...It looks way better in person without the glare of the flash. haha. So I got a picture of them older and a picture of them while they are younger!


I also got gifts from them (even though I wasn't expecting any) and I loved them!

First, I got a Chihuahua Christmas ornament! I love it because I have a Chihuahua that looks EXACTLY like it and I just love dogs! I also got a Geometric coloring book which is awesome. My sister got one too so we went home and started coloring right away in it. Next, a coaster with a picture of Jake and I etched in it. Along with another etching of Jake and I that has a stand so I can put it on my nightstand. The picture they used of us is important to me because that was taken right after he proposed to me. It made me realize though that we REALLY need more pictures together. I am so NOT photogenic so that's mostly why we don't have many, but we only have about 4 or 5 together so that needs to change! Lastly, delicious truffles that taste like heaven. I love chocolate! So I'm happy! Also, their business is Laser Etching so check out their Facebook: Clearwater Laser Etching. Thanks again for the gifts future Mom and Dad!


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Stay Strong

I'm constantly hearing the words "Stay Strong" from people in my life, and other military SOs that I chat with on Twitter and other blogs. Staying strong is really damn hard. It's hard to go on twitter and read other MilSO's blogs when they are reporting getting their homecomings and you are sitting at home still waiting to get yours. It's hard to stay strong when you see pictures of the wives jumping into their husbands arms as they welcome them home and knowing that you won't be able to do that because you live too far away from where he does. It's hard to stay strong when you need a shoulder to cry on and someone to hug but no one is there. It's hard to stay strong when you will be utterly and completely alone on your 1-year-anniversary and every important Holiday. It's hard to stay strong when you see cute couples posting pictures all over Facebook of the fun things they get to do together when you get none of that with the person you love. No memories being made, no date nights, no time spent together at all. It's hard to stay strong when you are so used to being alone that you feel like nothing is ever going to change and nothing is ever going to get better. It's hard to stay strong when you are talking about your future together and how happy you think you will be but knowing you have to wait another 7 months before any of it can happen. It's hard to stay strong when all you think about is spending time with someone you can't spend time with. It's hard to stay strong when your fiance' is having a shitty time and you are worthless and can't do anything to help. It's hard to stay strong when your whole relationships is nothing but  the phrases: "goodbye," "I wish," and "someday." It's hard to stay strong when someone has become the key to your happiness so you can never feel happy with them gone. It's hard to stay strong when you are engaged and can't appreciate nor experience the happiness, joy, and excitement of having a fiance'. It's hard to stay strong when you try to explain things about your fiance' to the important people in your life and no one has ever met him or knows anything about him so they don't understand. It's hard to stay strong when every time you go out with your friends you are the third-wheel. It's hard to stay strong when all the radio plays is depressing love songs that makes you think of him. Each and every day it gets harder and harder to stay strong. Harder and harder to keep on waiting. Harder and harder to listen to everyone telling me it will all be worth it. 

Theta Phi Alpha

There has been exciting progress with getting a new National Sorority to come to campus! We had a presentation at school on December 5th and we got to meet Laura Foley and Michelle LaPlatney from Theta Phi Alpha! It was so interesting to hear what they are all about and so many people from the Greek community were there to support us! We even had a penguin show up =] (the penguin is the sonority's mascot). They had nothing but good things to say about us students and the campus itself and they are just as excited as we are to get things started. It will take about a year to get everything into place, so I will not longer be at SCSU when that happens. However, I look forward to helping in any way I can and staying involved for the years to come. To watch the sorority prosper and grow. I know there were a lot of people who doubted us and didn't believe this would ever happen. But guess what?? IT'S HAPPENING! We are making history and we are doing a great thing for the future of SCSU. Being in a sorority has opened so many amazing doors for me and I have met so many great people. It has changed my life and made me into someone I never thought I could be. It has given me self confidence, leadership skills, and most importantly it has given me the ability to trust people again. I love each and every one of my sisters and I owe a lot of my accomplishments to them. No matter what they are always here for me and that is an amazing feeling. 

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas Care Package

It's Christmas time!!!! 
So time to share Jake's Christmas Care Package!
'Tis the season of giving so I packed little goodie bags for the people he works with. Inside each I put a mini package of cookies, a Rice Krispie bar, and either a fruit roll up or fruit by the foot. I also packed some of those plastic candy canes filled with candy. I chose the ones with Mike and Ike's, RUNTS, and Skittles because they had less of a chance of melting. Along with those I put in some Gatorade for Jake, a card, and Jake's gift.

Thee Box

The Gift
Jake asked for something small and simple. Something he could take around with him since he doesn't get much time in his room unless he's sleeping. He suggested a necklace of some sort so that is just what I got him. 
I am in love with ETSY, an online store for homemade goods. I found a Star Wars inspired I love you - I know necklace and knew right away that would be the perfect gift. I already had a blue light saber necklace for myself that I bought so I figured if I got him this particular necklace we could match and wear the same thing while apart and it would somewhat connect us. 
To check out the necklace I bought him and other work by the seller go here: McMakinDesigns.


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Discover the Dinosaurs


Today the family and I went to see Discover the Dinosaurs at the Minneapolis Convention Center. I love Dinosaurs. Everyone who knows me knows that I am a super Dinosaur nerd. I even have a Brontosaurus tattoo on my foot. So we went to this event and saw some animatronic Dinosaurs. It really was cool to see but it was not worth the $16 admission. We walked through it in about 20 minutes and while there were extra things for the kids to do, you had to pay extra money for "tickets" to do the extra things. So total, to do every single event and see all the dinosaurs it would cost $36 per person. That is just ridiculous to me. While it was fun to see today, I won't ever go back unless they seriously lower the admission price. 


Friday, November 23, 2012

Lego Care Package

This particular package is by far my favorite of all the ones I've done. Also the one I've spent the most time on. You can find the Lego outlines HERE just print them out and decorate! Also, I found the Lego scrapbook paper and fancy duct tape at Joanne Fabrics. The outside was decorated with various patterned/colored duct tape.
For the inside, I made Lego couples representing us as a couple. You know casual wear, scuba diving wear, semi-formal ware, and wedding attire! I also put Hans Solo and Leia on there to represent us in a silly way.
I added in shaving cream because the store out there ran out, beef jerky, applesauce, Tabasco, graham crackers, Muddy Buddies, trail mix, a five hour energy, and some crackers.  


Fall/Thanksgiving Package

The outside. Leaves and a Turkey made from the outline of my hand. I even added my engagement ring on there. Because I could I guess. The inside is various Fall themed stickers, little leaves, some trees I drew and cut out to glue in there, and the quote "I'd Fall for you every time." I also added a little note on some cardstock to top it off.
The goodies inside include: an inflatable Turkey, Bacon scented bar soap, Maple Bacon Seasoning, Gumballs in the flavor of various Thanksgiving dishes, a Bacon stuffed guy, applesauce, Diet Arnold Palmer Snapple, Five gum, beef jerky, Chex Mix, and some of those cheddar peanut butter crackers. 


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Turkey Day!

Happy Thanksgiving! 
I do have a lot to be thankful for, but for the most part I am very thankful for a wonderful family and for an amazing Fiance'. A Fiance' I really really miss. A Fiance' I wish was with me today getting fat with a food babies. A Fiance' I wish could sit down with my family and get to know them.  I spent the whole day talking to everyone about my fast approaching move to California and my school plans. They all seemed pretty interested in what I want to do with my life and where my life is heading. My sister-in-law is eager to meet Jake when he gets home, so hopefully we will be able to plan some sort of get together so he can get to know some people in my family. My older brother and sister-in-law graduated with my Fiance' so what they remember of him is a lot different from what he is like today. Apparently Jake was a super weirdo in high school. Who would have guessed!? I already knew that though because I was friends with him at the time too. It was so weird having a Thanksgiving with out my Grandpa around cracking jokes and falling asleep randomly in the living room. I miss him and I can tell my Grandma really does too. It breaks my heart seeing her all alone. My Grandpa passed away this March and Holidays just aren't the same without him around. 
Overall, it was a pretty good day. Talking with the Fam was great, and eating all our food was awesome. I ate way too much though, but hey it's a Holiday. That's how I'm going to justify myself. We also got a good snow going today. We haven't had a good snow yet this year so it's newsworthy in Minnesota. As for Black Friday shopping I am skipping it this year. I don't really need anything that is on sale and I am really trying to save some money.  Therefore, I'm going to bed early and getting up for work tomorrow like a normal person (although I really don't want to work tomorrow =[ ). 
Some more Snapshots from the day. My dog was being a baby Kangaroo!!




Monday, November 12, 2012

Fishing/Aquatic Care Package!


Woo hoo! Jake received his next package yesterday so I get to share! This one had a fishing/aquatic theme. Jake is a fan of the water and scuba diving so I thought I would bring a touch of the water to him (in the best way I could). I think it turned out pretty good!

Outside
On the outside flaps my sister made a drawing of an octopus (made with the outline of her hand) and some Jellyfish! She also wrote a little note on there. She is adorable and she has a MAJOR crush on Jake. It's quite ridiculous. She's only 9-years-old so it's cute! =]

Inside Flaps
Flap #1: A bobber attached to a fishing line with the quote "You and me going fishing in the dark, lying on our backs and counting the stars." Great song and it's about fishing and I can't wait to go fishing in the dark with my hubby someday! 
Flap #2: A boat that my little brother drew (12 years old). With some waves. 
Flap #3: A fishing pole with a heart attached and the quote "You've caught my heart...AWW" and I also added a "I LOVE YOU" on there! =]
Flap #4: "There are plenty of fish in the sea, but you are the only one for me!!!" Couldn't be more true. 

Sides
Side #1: Some summery stickers of a surfboard, sunglasses, cloud with a sun, and a flower.
Side #2: Drew my own school of fish on shiny gold paper, added a hook in front of them and a sticker saying "Hook, line, and sinker."
Side #3: My little sister drew a picture of a mermaid, and I added some sea animal stickers. 
Side #4: My sister drew Jake and I as scuba divers (they are sooo cute) and I added some stickers of fish and other underwater animals. 

Inside Bottom
A drawing of Dory from Finding Nemo with the quote "Just keep swimming." Meaning, keep on trucking over there and working hard because soon you will be able to come home!!!

The Contents
I tried to add snacks that somehow related to fishing or something that one might bring with while fishing. So I started out with the obvious: Goldfish. I put in two bags in two different flavors. I then added some Wheat Thins, four cans of AMP, granola bars, beef jerky, sunflower seeds, pistachios,  and gummy worms. I added applesauce as well because he requested it (he's on a health kick so I tried not to include snacks too high in calories). I also added in two random things, the first being hand sanitizer called Maybe You Touched Your Genitals Hand Sanitizer from the site Perpetual Kid (click the link to go to the site). I actually got a lot of stuff from that website for future packages for him. There are a ton of low priced random stuff on there! Anyway, I added the hand sanitizer because well...#1 you need to sanitize your hands after handling fish right? So it fits the theme. #2 it has a funny name and well obviously a lot of deployed military touch their genitals a lot, let's be honest. It's a lonely place over there. I also included a Wacky Wally Wall Crawler (from Perpetual kid as well), because it's cute and it's a octopus! 
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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Marine Corps and DAY 100!!


Today is the 237th Birthday of the Marine Corps, the branch that my future hubby is a part of! I would like to give a shout out to every past, present, and future Marine. I would also like to thank the military branch for giving my fiance' so many amazing opportunities and for making his life complete. Today also marks Jake's 100th day of deployment! Time is flying by! I'm so excited. Each day that passes means one day closer to him coming home to me. Then we can get hitched and start a life together. I've never wanted anything so much in my life. I've never been more willing for change in my life either. It really is perfect timing for everything. I will be graduating college in May and hopefully soon after Jake will be able to take a few days off and fly back up to MN then we will hop in my car and road trip it back to Cali. Our new home (for the time being at least). I will be corny and cliche' and say with with utmost honesty- home is wherever we are together. There are so many things I am looking forward to about moving. First, I will be in a state with NO SNOW! I'm not a fan of the snow. Mostly just the driving in. Next, I will be able to make new friends! Also, I will be able to go to the ocean and experience a whole different culture. Minnesota is a 180 degree flip from Cali! I will be able to go to the Marine Corps ball next year as well. I also had a dream the other night about me, my man, and my dog all running around and playing at the beach. That will be awesome!

On a side note, I had to take one of my clients to the library today and there was a wedding going on right in the middle of the library! I took a crappy picture but that's because I was trying to do it without anyone noticing! I thought it was cute, random, but cute. I think a public library is a little too public for my tastes. But hey if they love books and it's meaningful to them, more power to them!

When I got home from work and the gym tonight my sister just needed to show me that she got a pack of temporary tattoos. I remember when I was her age and temporary tattoos were the coolest things! I'm glad I'm now able to get permanent ones! I remember my senior year of high school we had to do a sociological experiment and my group chose to give ourselves temporary tattoo sleeves, and we put them all over our faces. The assignment was to do something out there and against "the norm" and document people's reactions to it. We got A LOT of weird looks and one guy at Perkins asked us if we just got back from a kids carnival of some sort. But other than that we didn't get very many comments for strangers. Anyway, back to my point. My sister insisted she give me a tattoo from her set and that's just what she did! She is so adorable! =]


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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

I love that...



Alright...so today, randomly, without even planning it, my man and I started e-mailing back and forth but the difference with today when compared to our normal back and forth e-mailing is we started every single reply with "I love that." For example the conversation started with Jake saying things such as "I love my job" and me saying "I love fishing" and just random things that we love. Then it ended up being Jake saying things like "I love that you support me in my military career", "I love that you want to take my last name", "I love that you will be a great mother one day", " I love that we will be able to play computer games together" and me saying "I love that you think I'm worthy enough to take your last name", "I love that we will be able to play board games as a date night", and "I love that one day I'll be able to hug and kiss you any time I want", and "I love that you believe in me and have faith that I will be successful in my career one day." 

It's a really fun and cute game to play with your significant other. You can do it over instant messaging, texts, e-mail, heck you can even do it in voice conversations! We made up the rules as we went and the person who does not put the "I love that" or the "I love" in front of the sentence loses and you can try to trick each other into messing up. As of right now, we are still going and haven't been able to trick each other yet, but we've been close! It gives you, as a couple, the chance to compliment each other, re-live good memories, express your hopes & dreams, and just let each other know how much you mean to one another. It's especially beneficial and important for me because Jake is overseas and we don't get to communicate verbally very often and we don't get to see each other for large chunks out of the year. This gives us a fun way to talk about our future together and express our love in a unique way. We're having a lot of fun with it!!!

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Last night...



This is what I got to do last night!!! TALK TO MY LOVE! It made me super happy to see his face and to talk to him and to see him smile and to see him play with the mini slinky I sent to him in his last care package! I miss him tons and I wish it was time for him to come home. I just want to cuddle in his arms again, hold his hand, tickle him, kick him in the butt, watch movies, play video games, and bury my head in his chest and smell him. You know that yummy man smell ;). I know we shall be reunited soon and I absolutely cannot wait! The time apart has been really hard, but I feel like it has made us so much stronger as a couple. I feel closer to him than I ever have and I didn't know it was possible to miss someone as much as I miss him. I try my best to cheer him up when he is having bad days, let him know that he is loved and missed, tell him how much he means to me, and express how excited I am for our future together to begin. There isn't a second that goes by that I don't think of him and wish that we could be together. However, he's doing what was put on this earth to do. He's living his dream and I am so happy and proud of him for being so hardworking and dedicated in his career. He really is one of the most amazing people I have ever met. He has been through so much in his life, the good, the bad, and the ugly and yet he stays strong and pushes on. I am so grateful and lucky to be able to call him mine. Once my boyfriend, now my Fiance', and my soon-to-be husband. I love you babe!

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pumpkin Patch


After work today the bestie and I went to the Pumpkin Patch, Sleepy Hollow in St. Augusta to be exact! It actually took us a really long time to find the perfect pumpkins because so many of them were already rotten and/or smashed. We also didn't want any super big ones but eventually we found the perfect pair. Then we went back to her apartment and carved them up! Mine is the larger one. Lisa made hers look like a vampire and named him Edward. I had no idea what mine was supposed to be so mine is nameless. He just looks goofy that's really all I can say! We also ordered Pizza Hut and had a pizza party after carving and watched some American Horror story. All in all, it was a great relaxing night! 
It made me really wish Jake was home. I cannot wait until next year when I will be with my hubs and be able to go get pumpkins with him and carve them together! It's going to be epic. Being able to do little things like that mean the most to me. Fun traditions that we can start together once we are a family. Ahh...I can't wait for "someday" to be here! 
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