Sunday, January 9, 2011

Beginning of the End

As I sit here trying to calm my brain of all the activity going on in it I thought I would write a little blog post to clear my mind. Tomorrow is the beginning of the end. The beginning of the last semester I will be at OC. The beginning of student teaching, Gamma, and Spring Sing. Today it hit me that everyone use to say "Oh you are doing ALL those things??" And I would reply "Yeah but its no big deal because next semester will be the hardest..." Oh look, tomorrow is the "next semester!!!!!" Whoa! Time sure does go by fast. But to be honest I am ready for it. I am anxiously awaiting what this semester holds. I am ready for two Spring Sing meetings tomorrow, Rush this week, plus wedding things that pop up from time to time! If I can get past this week then we are clear for take off. The funny thing is that I'll sit here and think of things I should be doing, then I'll try to sleep and my mind goes there again, and all this time I have done everything I need to do, but I feel like I should be doing something! I guess that is a good problem to have rather than being behind. I would like for you guys to pray for me. I know that God is watching over me this semester and I can already feel the prayers of people. There is nothing like the power of prayer, and I will need it this semester!

On another note, Break was fantastic! I wish I could do it all over again. I don't want it to end!!!! But Brock and I are taking the positive and saying "now that it is the semester it is that much closer to the wedding!" People, it is less than 4 months now! CRAZY! We were registering in Dillards the other day and went to the furniture section and found ourselves in the bed and mattress section. We tried different types of mattresses to see what we liked the best and it hit me. Oh my goodness I'm gonna be living with this man so soon! I seriously can't wait. Its just those funny realizations that you might think "shouldn't she have already realized that..." But sometimes things just like to hit you in different times. We also tried Queen vs. King. Now, many of you have told us get the King and you won't regret it! Well, we were thinking that originally, until we tried it. For one, a King is huge and I feel like I am across the canyon from him. I know we aren't gonna want to cuddle the whole night but still, I feel like I am lost! So I think we are going for a Queen first. We don't know where we are going to live, and it could be an apartment so we don't want the bed to take up the whole room. I mean my parents have always slept on a Queen, so I think we can too. Thoughts?

Well here we go folks! this is where the blog posts are gonna get crazy so be sure to tune in!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Shooting the Gun

Well Sunday started the marathon of REGISTERING! Brock and I were so excited to get started and find things for our future home. We went to Bed Bath and Beyond first and let me tell you their store name does not lie! EVERYTHING is in that store... I can't help but think of the scene in "click it" with adam sandler when he finds the magic remote in the "Beyond" section. Anyways, there were about 4 couples there at the same time and it was kind of madness. I felt sorry for the registry girl cause she was swamped! We wanted to just get the basics so we made her job easy. We got the gun and the future was in our hands. Where to begin???? We decided to start with the knives and cookware. There was a happiness in the air and we started shooting so many things. We got knives, a food processor, quesadilla maker, toaster, and blender! Then we went over to the utensils... I think we spent about and hour in this section. Who knew there were so many gadgets to pick from. Which is the best? Do I really need that? Will I ever use that? These are boring cause there are no colors. Brock, why do we need that? "Because you never know..." Oh my after this section it was like all our air was knocked out of us. The fun started to dwindle, I started asking myself "why am I here again?" Brock had the look on his face of "I don't care anymore just click the button." We were now in a daze. Then we went to the next section, silverware. Of course the one thing of silverware we agreed on wasn't on the shelf. Well that was a waste... placemats, serving bowls, serving plates. Ok now we moved over to the bedding. Here is where we have NO IDEA what color we want in the bedroom. So we skipped that stage. Next, bathroom. Oh wait we have no idea about the colors either! so we skipped that... Anyways we spent most of our 2 hours in the kitchen area. One thing I wish Bed, Bath, and Beyond would do is put cute colored utensils there. Everything is black, silver, or white. Come on people! Live it up a little bit! I have also looked at our registry many times online and I have dreamed about it.... So people getting ready for this, be prepared!

Last night we went to Target. Now this experience wasn't as bad. We know the colors for the kitchen so that part was easy. We got games, tv series (dexter for Brock), tools, kitchen stuff, and then we FINALLY PICKED OUR BATHROOM COLORS! ha, but we are going with the neutral brown, gold, and ivory, and then add an accent color when we know what our bedding will be. That was a good thing to knock off the list. I want to go with neutral colors so some day when we want to change it up we can change one color instead of the whole thing. Target also gives you a cute goody basket filled with coupons and it has cute birds on the package.

Next we are going to brave Dillards or JCPennys. This is where I can get my cute fix. They have all the utensils and serving sets in color and fun things! I'm excited about that one. We are going to look at both and see which store has the best prices and best selection! What do you guys think? Which is better?

Tips on registering: Have fun, go prepared, no that you will spend about 2 or more hours in Bed Bath and Beyond, get things you REALLY want (don't just shoot the gun for fun cause people will buy you whatever is on the list...), if you fight with your fiance about a certain object that you don't agree on either move on or agree to disagree!

Brock did a great job! We really didn't fight much which is good. Just don't ask him about a ladder... :)

Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 Wrap Up

I was inspired by Taylor Ketchum's blog so I am going to wrap up my 2010! It was a GREAT year filled with so many different things! Here it is :)

To start off 2010 we had a major ice storm which allowed us to have a big family sleepover with two of my favorite girls! 
 Directed Gamma Spring Sing! We were flight attendants and got 2nd place! I still hear from people how great we sounded :) Loved it
Love this girl so much! We directed together and I miss seeing Katy everyday :( She is an amazing woman! The master of all club Spring Sing

 Went to Washington D.C and NYC for Spring Break! So much fun! Also the first time to be on a Segway!
 Times Square! Our hotel was right in the square!
 Met Marry Poppins
 Met Anne Curry (if that is how you spell her name)
 Saw Taylor Swift! She sounded great and put on a great show!
 Gamma banquet with my boyfriend! :)
 And my friends!!!!!! 
Became President of Gamma Rho following the lovely Ms. Katie Barnes!

 THUNDER MADE THE PLAYOFFS!!!! My favorite sports event I have ever been too!
 Sang the Rwandan National Anthem for the Rwandan President... no big deal!
 Little Brother graduated and went to college with me!
 Turned 21!
 Roomie and Summer Singer Meagan got married!!!!!
 Roomie and Summer Singer Lacy got married too!!!
Chelsea went to Japan :( Last picture before she left! Great night! I love you guys
 Last Summer as a Summer Singer
Started off a great semester with my Gamma girls! 

My other pictures from this semester are not up yet... But we also had a great rush, started planning spring sing, started planning the wedding, and had my last Christmas without my man! I loved 2010, but I AM ALREADY IN LOVE WITH 2011! Wedding year! Also Spring sing is going to be awesome plus student teaching! Thanks for the memories 2010! :)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Last Christmas

This is the last Christmas that Brock and I were apart! It's crazy when you start saying "the last" of things. To be honest this is exciting yet bitter sweet! I'm excited that I will never have to be apart from him ever again on the holidays, but it is sad that some things will change. Change is sometimes a hard subject for me. I think I learned that from my family. I live with a traditionalist family. We have Christmas the same every year. We are atleast at home with just the 4 of us and wake up, open presents, eat a steak lunch, and stay in our pajamas all day. The perfect Christmas. Now that "last" Christmas has passed. I don't think it will hit me till next year when we play the "whose house we will be at when" game. This is an exciting step for us because we will then be "one", a two in one package! Luckily our families live 2 hours away from each other so it isn't that bad. I look forward to starting our own family traditions someday :)

I spent the most of the last week in Wichita with my soon to be in laws! It was filled with family, great food, movies, sleeping in, basketball games, and more! We went to the Warren to the LARGEST DIGITAL IMAX in the country (Brock said to emphasize the "digital" part). It was awesome!!!!! We saw Tron (which I think you should all see) in 3D and I was glued to this huge screen the whole time. I also got to have my own Christmas party with the fam! I got the Lytton favorites cookbook, SO EXCITED, a KU shirt to add to my collection of new KU attire, KU running shorts from Brock, a wedding ornament, an apron, and more! It was a great first Lytton Christmas! As I was leaving on Friday Shawn (Brock's dad) turned to me and said "next year you will be a Lytton!"This is true! So many things are gonna happen this year!

I came back Christmas Eve to spend it with the Lovejoy clan! This has also become tradition. It is a night filled with great food, Wii bowling, gift card exchanging, and farkle. This year many people could not make it on Christmas Eve so we didn't do the gift card exchange but we did enjoy a great game of farkle! I almost came back and one with a score about 3,000 or more but I lost it with one roll... Nanny won the game! Like I said earlier we spent Christmas day as the 4 of us and it started by my dad turning on James Taylor Christmas at 8:30am. Guess this meant it was time to get up (my parents get very excited about Christmas surprises). I watched Christmas story until Lee woke up then we proceeded down the stairs. We open our stockings first and then eat sausage balls (my favorite). I got a suit case that was sitting next to my stocking and I was really excited! It even tells you if it is over 50 pounds or not... technology these days. Then my dad plays Santa and he passes out everyone's presents and we open them. My big gift was an Ihome and jewelry cleaner for my new beautiful ring and some clothes and such! It was a great LAST Christmas with the 4 of us :)

Now we are packing up and getting ready to go to Hilton Head for a nice little get away. I can't wait to just sit in the house and not do anything... seriously, I want to eat good food, shop, watch movies and tv, and SLEEP! I hope you all had a great Christmas! Thanks for reading my blog. I keep finding new people that read it! Have a great day! Thank God for your blessings :)


Tuesday, December 21, 2010


So my mom is funny... but the other day she made a point that I thought was so true. We were walking to the Cowboy stadium and one man said "holy s***" and my mom's response was "that is not holy..." So funny and so true! Why do people use this expression?? Here are some of the funny words used with Holy that should be re thought...

Holy s***, or Holy crap- sorry to be crude, but your poop is not holy, unless you are God
Holy cow- there are no cows that are holy, not even a pure white one
Holy moley (however you spell it)- I don't think people want to glorify the moles on their body
Holy Guacamole- Although I am obsessed with this stuff, it is not holy

Are there any others you know of?? Food for thought...

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Study Break

Well it is the Saturday before finals and I want to take a quick break and tell you some thoughts.

-Yesterday I had my last official college class... WEIRD! I don't really know what to think about this. Part of me is REALLY EXCITED, and part of me is a little nervous about this. Life is starting so soon for me. Can this really be happening? Am I really student teaching next semester?

- Friday was also my first "teacher christmas." My little ones in the homeschool co op brought me some goodies and sonic gift cards! THANK YOU! They have no idea how much I needed that. I am on the go so much that I never have time to go buy food and make it, so I'm always at sonic, or taco bell, or chick fil a... yeah no wedding diet for me! Luckily I haven't really gained anything. Brock and I try to keep working out, but we haven't been keeping it up to good lately. Next semester will be more difficult too, so Im just gonna go back to the good ol Ab Ripper!

- I have no motivation for finals at all... and i have two essay finals this semester, BOO! I'm not good at those... but we will see how that goes.

- Ever feel like God puts you in situations where you have to grow up really fast? Yeah I have felt like that all semester. I'm totally ok with it because I feel like I have always been more grown up for my age, but this year there have been some definite growing experiences.

- This semester has been such a great one! I have had so many fun times with Brock, Gamma, friends, family, and Spring Sing. Now I get to add student teaching into the mix for next semester. I'm so ready to teach. It actually is a destresser for me.

- I get married in less than 6 months and I will have dated my fiance for two years on the 19th!!!!

Well there are my thoughts! Live Laugh Love :)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

My Favorites

Our engagement pictures are here and we are SO EXCITED about them!!!! If you want to look at all of them they are on my facebook, but here are a few of my favorites :)

 This was right after he said "be natural" and we didn't know what to do... haha so we came up with this 

 Yeah he makes me happy

 This is outside the Oklahoma City Art Museum! Pretty cool! 

 We wanted to do something cool with this bike rack. Try to be "artsy" with it. He did have us do this other pose then looked at it and said "nope, that definately didn't work..." haha! Never saw that one, wonder what that looked like. 

 We also get pretty giddy sometimes

 Brock just told me he likes these next two because I am holding his ear... ha! But I love these because this is who we are!

 We were driving with Randy and he saw this staircase and we had to stop to get the perfect shot with our sperrys! I like this one too.
 This is the start of some awesome lighting! I love this one, and I think it could make an awesome invitation. What do you think?
 I got him that black jacket for Christmas last year. He is so handsome


Well everyone, here it is! The PDA picture you have all been waiting for! Atleast it isn't one of those pictures on facebook that couples put up of them making out. I'm not ok with those. But I do love this picture. Thanks to Whitney Weber and Macy Mason for doing my hair this day :)