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 :)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


So I apologize for not writing in awhile... It's been a little busy lately. I will try to catch all of you up, so watch out, this will be a long one.

Spring Sing Host and Hostess tryouts were great! We had a lot of talented people out there and was VERY impressed with all the performances. I will say that it was a stressful process to pick people. You go back and forth in your mind and don't want to hurt anyone's feelings. I'm a huge people pleaser and I don't like hurting people's feelings. But, i prayed about it and came up with such a great Host and Hostess list! I'm so excited to work with them next semester and to become a Spring Sing family with them :) So if any of you are reading this know that I love you and can't wait for next semester!!!!

Thanksgiving was great! We went down to San Antonio to spend time with the Branches. This was the first time we have all been together in a LONG time. It was so nice to see everyone. On thanksgiving we were all in the Ranch house and we were packed into that place. But that made it even better. You couldn't get around anywhere cause there were people right by you all day. It was a great day filled with great food and chocolate cake and pumpkin cookies that my mom made. I can't wait to be such a great cook like her. Then that night some of us girls went to the outlet mall to get all the good deals. Warning if you do that... These are the stores to avoid: GAP, Ralph Lauren, Coach, and any electric stores. Those stores are jammed packed with people and it looks like a tornado passed through that place after 10 minutes of the store opening. I mean these people are strategic. They rush in at midnight, have their husbands stand close to the line, and throw them clothes from across the store. It is MADNESS! American consumerism at its worst. It's crazy what people will do for material things. Anyways, we went to Pottery Barn, and J Crew and those stores weren't as packed at all. Sidenote: you know you are growing up when out of all the stores in the mall you want to go to Pottery Barn... We got some pillow covers for the wedding that were on sale and that is all I was looking for. One bad thing about this Thanksgiving was that I wasn't with Brock. I realized that I just don't like to be without him, especially when I'm with family. He is my family too, he is going to be my husband, I don't want to spend a holiday apart ever again! Luckily we will be with each other for every holiday after this year :)

Now I'm to the part of the story where life becomes difficult. This is the season that brings cheer and love, but also brings stress. This is the time where I need to make a lot of decisions and start getting organized. OH... and don't forget that finals are right around the corner. We need to nail things down for Spring Sing before break and I need to start shopping for Christmas. Sorry family, I have no idea what I am getting you yet, not even my lovely fiance. I have some ideas, but I don't know when those ideas will get done. Time time time is running out. So I'll admit it to you, I'm stressed. I put on a good front, but sometimes that isn't healthy. This does not mean that I am not enjoying the things I'm doing! I love what I am doing with the Wedding, Spring Sing, Gamma, etc... its just getting things done and deadlines that are stressful. And I guess you know your stressed if you find yourself crying in class for no reason... HA! That is also a phenomenon that I am figuring out about myself. I don't cry as much as I used to. If you talked to people that knew me in elementary-highschool they would tell you that I am an emotional person. Then college hit. I guess I was embarrassed that I cried all the time, so I wanted to get out of that habit. Now I'm to that unhealthy habit that I cry when I'm with specific people, Brock or my Mom (sorry guys), or when I have let something boil up I can't take it anymore. Have you ever seen the episode of Arrested Development where Gob wants to get emotional and tries to make himself cry but he can't? Well that has been happening to me lately. I'm telling myself I should cry in this moment, but I don't. Anyways its just funny to me. Guess you change right. I also sometimes get to emotionally attached to certain things. I don't know if that is a good or a bad thing. I just don't like to see people get hurt.

On a lighter note, we are going to order the bridesmaid dresses soon! I love them :) They are exactly the color I was picturing and they are going to be long which I am surprised I really like! I have always been a fan of the short dresses, but this dress is so flattering long! I'm longing for that day more than anything :) Sometimes picturing that day and imagining my wonderful fiance standing in front of the gazebo looking at me with those eyes of love gets me through days like this. That will be the best day of my life. I can't wait to spend that day with the ones I love. God has blessed me tremendously. I could probably go on and write a novel of my thoughts, but I'll spare you all ;) Remember to love every day God gives you, even the bad ones, cause those days make you stronger if you choose to use them in that way.

Love to you all,