Thursday, January 5, 2017

Christmas 2016

Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!!

Because Andrew had to work Christmas Eve night we opened our gifts Christmas Eve so Christmas morning was spent being lazy and getting ready for the day.  At noon we went to my dads/grandma's and had lunch and opened presents.  Sadly, i took no pictures there!

Then we drove 3 hours to Andrew's aunt and uncles for their Christmas.  We hung out, and then did a gift exchange where everyone brought something new and something used.  It was a lot of fun.  Then we ate dinner (tacos) and played some games and just hung out.  
Below are a couple pictures I took!

My Favorite Picture!! <3
Our second Christmas together and next Christmas we'll be married!

 Me & my soon to be mother-in-law!
And my soon to be sister!

It was a great Christmas!! :)

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Christmas Eve 2016

Like always we spent Christmas Eve at my mom's side at my aunt's house.  We've been doing this as long as I can remember!  We also take family pictures and then we eat (sandwiches and soup).  Then we hang out for awhile before opening gifts, eating cake for my cousin/uncle birthday's, and by then it's late and time to go home before Christmas morning!

Below are some pictures from Christmas Eve this year!

The Family
Andrew and I, My brother, mom, half brother, step brother, and other step brother with his fiance

The Cousins!

Andrew & I

And last my annual picture with Grandma!

Christmas Day Post to come!! :)

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Winter Break

This is me trying to be better at blogging for 2017!!

My winter break was December 23rd through January 3rd, because I student teach I don't get the normal college break but follow the local school districts break.  SO it was super short and busy, but I thought I would do a little recap of it!

The evening that break started my soon to be sister-in-law came over and stayed the night.  We eat pizza and watched a movie and hung out.  The next morning we made a Target/starbucks run and then went to Five Guys with Andrew.  We went and picked up her bridesmaid dress for the wedding, and ended the day with a trip to Hobby Lobby before she left for her 2 hour drive home!

Saturday was Christmas Eve and we had my mom's side (posts to come).  Then Christmas we had my dad's side and then drove the 3 hour drive to Andrew's aunt for their side.

Monday morning Andrew's family and us had our family Christmas!  And that afternoon Andrew's mom, sister, and I went day after Christmas clearance shopping!  So much fun!

We stayed with Andrew's family until Tuesday Morning.  Tuesday morning we made the treck home but on the way we stopped back in my hometown for my dentist appointment.  And then we went to my moms to watch my youngest brother sam for awhile while my mom went on an interview and then open presents with her.

Wednesday I got to spend time with one of my best friends, Jenn.  We went to lunch together and then she came along with me for all my errands that I needed to get done!!

Thursday I didn't do too much.  And then on Friday I went with my grandma to return boots I got for Christmas that didn't fit and also to lunch.  That afternoon I had to go back to my hometown for a doctors appointment.

Saturday I didn't do much again, and then Sunday morning we drove to Andrew's parents again to see some family friends that were in town.  We enjoyed time with his family on Sunday and Monday.  We came back last night!
(My soon to be sister and I snuck out Sunday night for a little dinner/shopping trip)

Today I met my cooperating teacher for the semester and tomorrow I will officially start!  Sad that the break is over, but it was much needed and enjoyed!!! :) 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

2017 A Year Of Changes

The year I've been waiting for, 2017, is finally here!
I'm super excited for this year because I have a lot of fun and exciting things happening.

At the beginning of the year I will be starting my last semester in college/student teaching in third grade.  In May I will be graduating from college!  And then the next weekend my brother will graduate from high school.  And then just 2 weeks later will be my wedding :)

I will hopefully be getting a teaching job this year that would start in August.  And there's a lot of other exciting things that could happen this year!

2017 will be a good year for me and probably the best year yet!  I am super excited for it and happy this year is here!

Hope everyone has a great 2017 as well! :)  Happy 2017!!
Hoping I can atleast post more this year then last year so I can capture all the adventures and exciting times that are ahead!! 

Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 In Review

Although I haven't been good about blogging in 2016 I still wanted to do a 2016 year in review to look back and reflect on 2016.  But I am very excited for 2017 and all that it will bring!  But that's another post :-)

January 2016
I don't have many pictures for this month but a couple exciting things happened.  Rang in the new year with Andrew!  Set wedding date and Andrew started a new job in the same town as me, along with moving here to his first apartment!  Also started my spring semester of class and me and Andrew celebrated a year of being together!!

February 2016
Not many pictures again this month.  Celebrated our second valentines together!  Andrew continued to be busy with work and training and I was with school/classes.

March 2016
My dad, brother, Andrew, and I went on a Caribbean cruise!  That was definitely the highlight of the month/year!  Besides that just the normal things that I have mentioned for January and February too.

April 2016
In April I participated in Relay For Life with my college (My third year).  I also had a movie date with Andrew and saw my best friend after way too long of not seeing each other!  I also asked her to be my maid of honor :)

May 2016
I finished up my junior year in college!  For the start of summer I started working more hours, and also started really wedding planning and doing crafts for the wedding.  An exciting thing that happened at the end of the month was we got our engagement pictures done!!

June 2016
This month wasn't much different then May, but the one exciting thing that happened is that I found a wedding dress and we started looking at bridesmaid dresses!

July 2016
Continued to work lots and prepare for the wedding.  Got to celebrate Fourth of July in Andrew's hometown!  Not many photos this month again.

August 2016
A busy month!!  At the beginning of the month my mom got married.  Spent times with one of my best friends Jenn.  Had my last day at the daycare and then started student teaching in Kindergarten!  At the end of the month Andrew's church threw us an engagement party and we got spoiled!!

September 2016
I was very busy this month with student teaching and being pulled out of the classroom for classes (just a couple weeks).  But I got to have a sister date night with my soon to be sister in law over labor day and also had a bonfire with a family friend of Andrew's family!

October 2016
Student teaching and lesson plans really picked up this month and I started full control in the classroom!  Also got to make some money and sub for my cooperating teacher a handful of days.  Andrew and I went to a Nebraska football game together, Jenn and I made save the dates, and at the end of the month Andrew's aunt threw me a Bridal Shower!

November 2016
Student teaching was keeping me pretty busy, but enjoyed a much needed thanksgiving break. Got to have Thanksgiving with Andrew's family and then go Black Friday Shopping with Andrew's mom, his brothers girlfriend, and his sister!  Also got to see Jenn and go to lunch together!

December 2016
I finished up my semester of student teaching in Kindergarten.
Celebrated Christmas with both my family and Andrew's.  Also went after Christmas clearance shopping with Andrew's mom and sister!  Enjoyed my winter break by getting some appointments in and spending time with family and friends.

Overall 2016 was a pretty decent year with some fun times!  But I am not too sad to see it go, because 2017 is going to be a year full of excitement and lot's of changes.  Tomorrow I will post a post all about my thoughts and feelings toward 2017!  Stay tuned :-)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Thankful Challenge (Day 15)

Today I am thankful for all the yummy food I eat daily!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Thankful Challenge (Day 14)

For Day 14 I am thankful that exactly a year ago today I got engaged!  I'm so happy he asked me to marry him and where we are at in life!  Even more excited to marry him in 201 days!!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Thankful Challenge (Day 13)

For Day 13 I am thankful for warm fuzzy blankets to keep me warm on cold chilly days!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Thankful Challenge (Day 12)


For today's thankful challenge I am Thankful for a car that gets me everywhere I need to go!!

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