Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Happy Hump Day

Hello my Lovelies, Happy Hump day! It's almost Friday WHOO HOOO. It's been a rainy, yucky day there. I would have done anything this morning to stay in bed hehe. One of Mr. Love's colleagues invited us to a Halloween party this weekend. Thank goodness it's not a costume party, I don't think I would have enough time to put a costume together! I am wanting to bring some type of halloween dessert. Got any ideas? I'm thinking of these Crispy Rice Candy Corn Treats I found on Paula Deen's website. Aren't they just too cute? There will also be kids at the party so I think these will go over well.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Why I love this Week!

I can't believe I forgot to do this yesterday!I have just been so busy so I will have to make up for it today. I love this week because:
1. We get our engagement pictures back this weekend
2. Only 253 days until our wedding after this week
3. Halloween- I love trick-or-treaters!
That all I know of for this week thus far. I hope you all have an amazing day.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Weekend 10/23-10/25

Last night Mr. Love and I went to dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant. We then went to the mall in search for a scarf that would match his shirt for our engagement pictures tomorrow. After an hour of no luck we gave up and came home. We watched TV and relaxed. This morning he slept in and I went to the tanning bed and to get a manicure. We are having friends over for soup tonight. I can't wait!!
I have officially decided what we will be wearing tomorrow. Mr. Love will be wearing khaki pants and light blue collard shirt and I will wear dark jeans, a long sleeve solid white t-shirt and a scarf that will (hopefully) match his shirt. The next outfit I will wear black dress pants and a black cardigan and pink shirt underneath and he will wear khaki dress pants and a black dress shirt.
I told him that tonight we will have a little fashion show and practices our smiles haha!
I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Engagment Pictures

Mr. Love and I are getting our engagement pictures done this weekend! I love all of the colors in the trees during fall and I wanted to do it soon for sure. When I called yesterday she suggested we do it THIS weekend because the next one will be Halloween and there will probably be a lot going on. We are doing it at my all time favorite park back home. We are meeting Sunday at 2:30! Everything is happening so fast…I love it. I’m still trying to soak everything in… is that weird?
What to wear? I’m defiantly going shopping this weekend! Mr. Love has plenty of things to wear so I know no matter what I pick out he will have a collared shirt to match. I’m thinking we will bring 2 outfits to change in too. Mr. Love really wants us to get matching college T-shirts. After this year we will have both graduated from WKU. I’m not sure about that idea! I feel like that’s too much like senior pictures.
Ahhh…. What if I can’t find anything to wear? I feel so rushed! I’m very, very excited… just a little worried about what to wear, that’s all!
I’m going to get a poster board and with black sharpie I’m going to write our wedding date on it and we will hold it in one of our pictures. I will send those out as our save-the-dates! Cute idea don’t ya think?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Candy Reception

I'm thinking about having a candy bar at the reception. I think the kids will LOVE it! What do you think? Any cute candy ideas?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

begining ideas

I love these colors together.

And I love this bouquet. I might would add a little of the green to it.

I like the bow that goes around this bouquet, not the color. I might would either do the green or maybe cream...hum I don't know. Actually no I don't think cream would be good. Any ideas?

I love these as center pieces for the reception. Coffee beans is a cute idea!

I Love these cakes! I really like the last one. I think it's my favorite.

I like the jelly bean idea as a favor!

I would love yo hear any ideas that you might have!!!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Free Stationary!

Traylor Papers is offering free stationary. Go visit Kelsey over at and see how to get it!
Since I am getting married I'm going to need lots of thank you cards!

I love these

The best weekend of my life.

This weekend has been the absolute BEST weekend of my life.

So Friday Mr. Love proposed. After we went to dinner and a concert we went to my best friends apartment who lives in Nashville and who was dieing to see the ring!

Saturday morning I went to get an (already planned) pedicure with one of my friends. After that we packed our bags and went home to stay at our parents house for the rest of the weekend. I couldn't wait to get home and show everyone. Mr. Loves mom took us to dinner in celebration of our engagement. We then went to a friends house and hung out for a while.

Sunday I went to my first bridal show with my step mom and 2 of my friends tagged along. After the bridal show Mr. Love picked me up and we went to his grandparents for lunch. All of his family was there to congratulate us. We then went to the hospital to visit my grandparents and then headed back to our house.

This weekend has been amazing. I have no words to explain the excitement that I am feeling. I always knew I would marry Mr. Love but once he proposed it was a completely different feeling. The love that we share feels so deep and ahh.... I don't even know how to explain it. I'm just so happy :)

On to other things....
I would like to warn you that I'm going wedding crazy. I'm so excited for everything I just want to do it all right now! I'm sorry if I annoy the crap out of you for the next year constantly talking wedding stuff hehe!
Mr. Love and I will be making our final decisions on the wedding party today or tomorrow. I am looking for ideas on how to ask my girls to be bridesmaids. How did you do it? Have you heard of anything cute????

Today I calling to see about reserving the church for our wedding that will be next summer.

Tonight I'm cooking dinner for friends.

Mr. Love and I are finalizing our wedding party and then hopefully asking them.

Tomorrow and Friday one of my classes are cancelled.

That's about all I know of thus far. I hope you all have an enjoyable week. Ahhh.... I love my life!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

AHHHH It's offical we are engaged!

So my boring Friday night turned in to the most amazing night of my life. After school on Friday Mr. Love called and told me that he had good news and that we were going to a concert with friends in Nashville. It was a Corey Smith concert so I was super excited! Corey Smith plays our song that we will dance to at our wedding. Once we got to Nashville he said that we were going to dinner at this place across the walking bridge. So we parked at the Titans Stadium parking lot and walked across. About half way down he got down on one knee and proposed. I was SOO surprised. We went to dinner and then we got to the concert early. Mr. Love said he had one more surprise for me. After waiting a while, Corey Smith's manger came out and introduced his self to us. He took us back stage and we were able to hang out with him and get our picture taken with him. Mr. Love said that we emailed his manager to see if Corey Smith could announce it and he could propose at the concert but they said no because they get too many requests. But hanging out back stage was awesome! I had the most amazing night of my life.

Friday, October 16, 2009

I can breath!

Oh thank goodness it's Friday! I can finally breath. We have no major plans this weekend but we have thought about going back home to visit parents and grandparents but we haven't made any decisions yet. If so we won't leave until tomorrow because I'm going to get a pedicure with a friend on Saturday morning!!! Tonight we will probably go to dinner and grocery shop, work on laundry and all that fun stuff. I have been wanting to make White Chili but I haven't got around to it yet. Does anyone have any good recipes? Actually I have never had it before but it seems like everyone is talking about it this fall season. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Mr. Love and I

Brittany over at did this post yesterday and I thought it was so cute so I had to do it too. I hope you enjoy and learn a little more about Mr. Love and I.

♥ What are your middle names? Renee and Scott. When my dad remarried when I was in 7th grade, my stepmother’s middle name was Renee and her daughter’s middle name was also Renee. So now all the girls in my family have the middle names as Renee. Isn’t that funny?

♥How long have you been together? We have been dating for 5 1/2 years this month. We are getting married next summer YAYYY. We were high school sweet hearts :))

♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating? Not long... maybe a month or so!

♥ Who asked who out? We meet through friends, kind of like a blind date but when I got in the car I already knew him! We worked together at a local grocery store. I had just started so I had never really talked to him.

♥ Who made the first move? I think it was mutual. After our first night out we talked on the phone for hours. Every day after that we spent together.

♥ How old are each of you? I am 22 and he is 24

♥ Did you go to the same school? Not in high school. We started dating his senior year and my sophomore year. After graduation he attended WKU and once I graduated high school I also went to WKU

♥ Are you from the same home town? yes!

♥ Who is the smartest? Definitely him, he is so smart... one of those students who doesn't have to study but still makes awesome grades. I on the other hand have more common since than he does.

♥ Who majored in what? He earned a bachelor’s in Social Studies and a certification in education. I'm graduating in May and I will have a bachelors in Family and Consumer Science, a minor in Family Studies and 2 certificates; one in education and the other in home visiting.

♥ Who is the most sensitive? umm... I think we are even on that one!

♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple? We both LOVE Mexican food

♥ Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple? Ummm Gulf Shores a few years ago. Hopefully our honeymoon will be farther away than that haha!

♥ Who has the worst temper? Me. He is very patience and I like to have my little fits at times.

♥ How many children do you want? 2 or 3
♥ Who does the cooking? Me, I love to cook and he loves to eat so it's perfect! He does usually clean up after dinner though.

♥ Who is more social? He is very social. If he meets someone once he thinks they are best friends and will search for them on Facebook lol! I am also social but not as much as he is.

♥ Who is the neat-freak? I think we both are the same.

♥ Who is the most stubborn? Me!

♥ Who wakes up earlier? Me, he could sleep all day if I would let him!

♥ Where was your first date? A local Mexican restaurant in our home town

♥ Who has the bigger family? Honestly they are about the same!

♥ Do you get flowers often? No not too often, but that’s okay!

♥ How do you spend the holidays? Together, rushing around like crazy people trying to visit all of our families

♥ Who is more jealous? Again, it’s the same. Neither of us is really jealous. Sometimes we joke around but it's never serious.

♥ How long did it take to get serious? Not long, we were pretty serious from the beginning.

♥ Who eats more? He loves to eat.

♥ What do you do for a living? He is a substitute teacher and an assistant basketball coach. I am a student and just work part-time on campus.

♥ Who does the laundry? Me, sometimes I will ask him to move the clothes from the washer to the dryer and he will do that! He will also fold clothes too... I don't even have to ask for that.

♥ Who’s better with the computer? Definitely him

♥ Who drives when you are together? He does, I hardly ever drive.

♥ What is "your" song? First Dance by Corey Smith

Monday, October 12, 2009

Why I love this week

Well, my fall break is over and it's back to reality. It's back to school and work! I don't have much going on this week so hopefully it will be a non stressful one.
Why I love this week:
1. I'm getting a new oven/stove today
2. It's pay day today!
3. This weekend we are going home to visit grandparents
Ummm I think that's it! Okay I'm kinda boring today.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Nashville and Fall Festival

Last night Mr. Love and I went to Nashville to visit my best friend from high school and meet her new boyfriend. We had such a wonderful night. Mr. Love and I got to Nashville around 2ish and she didn't get off work until 3:30 so we went to the mall and shopped a bit. We love the BlackLion. Have you ever heard of it? We usually split up and spend hours in there. haha! Once she got off work we went to her apartment and meet her new boyfriend. Actually they have been dating a while now but he lives about 2 hours from us and so we haven't been able to get together. We went to dinner at the Cock of the Walk. They are supposed to have the best catfish in the world haha. I don't know about that since I don't eat catfish. We then went and got a few drinks at local restaurant. I'm not sure what it was called but we had a great time. Mr. Love and the new BF got along great.

Aren't they presh?

Today my youngest brother Eli (6) and my stepmother came to visit. I took them to Jackson's Orchard for the fall festival. Mr. Love stayed home and watch the UK game. We rode the hay ride to the pumpkin patch where Eli picked out the biggest pumpkin he could find. It was the first one he saw once we got off the hay ride. He wouldn't even consider any other pumpkin, it was love at first sight ha! After about 2 hours of hayrides, slides and face paintings we got a warm Carmel apple. It was delish. He was going to spend the night with us tonight but he decided to go home instead.

This was the one he HAD to have. No matter how many pound it weighed.

I don't know what kind of face this is!

I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend! I can't wait to read all about them.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Chicken Roll Ups

Yesterday was such a rainy, yucky, wet day there. I got out of class at 12:30 because one of my classes was cancelled. Mr. Love is on fall break this week so he picked me up from class. I love front door service! We went home and snuggled up and took a nap. It was wonderful. When we woke up we both had 4 or 5 missed calls and several text messages from friends who invited us over for dinner. We were so excited because these friends were our roommates before they got married over the summer. We aren't able to see them as much as we would like, but last night was a blast. She made her famous Chicken Roll Ups that Mr. Love obsesses over. ha! After dinner the guys played play station and we watched Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. Have you seen it? It's so funny. It was a really cute movie. These are pictures of our best friends on their wedding day! Gotta Love true friendships.
"The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart."By Elisabeth Foley

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

All things October

As I have mentioned before I LOVE October. It's my all time favorite month! I love everything about the season of fall. These are just a few of my favorite things:

I love sweaters! This one is simple and classic. The colors go great. Actually I have this ordered and can't wait to get it in.

Pumpkins and Gourds. I can't wait until Mr. Love and I have our own place so we can have a pumpkin patch.

Everyone has been talking about the Pumpkin Spice Latte. I gave it a try over the weekend and absolutely love it.

I love the sound of leaves crunching as you walk. Mr. Love and I have been enjoying nightly walks since the weather has cooled down. The leaves are starting to fall and I love it!

Jackson's Orchard. This is a family owned orchard where we live and they have pumpkin festivals every weekend the entire month of October. You take a hayride to the pumpkin patch and pick your own. The have obstacle courses and play areas for kids. They have the best Carmel apples. We haven't gone this year but I'm hoping we will go this weekend.

I love baby Halloween costumes. I can't wait to have a baby so I can dress it like this. Isn't it just presh?

Yumm.... pumpkin cheesecake. Mr. Love's favorite. I'm going to surprise him and make him this soon. (maybe this weekend)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Why I love this week

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I have lots of pictures to share with you once I upload them from my camera, which will hopefully be tonight!

I love this week because:

1. It's my fall break! No classes or work on Thursday and Friday. Mr. Love is also on fall break this week. He gets all week off though... I'm jealous!

2. Since Mr. Love is on fall break all week he is taking me to my classes on Mon. Tues. and Wed. It's such a stress reliever knowing I don't have to fight with people over parking stops on campus this week.

3. We have a first FCS ed meeting this week. I'm so pumped seeing how I'm the president of the club!!!

4. We are getting a new computer desk this week. We should hopefully be getting it on Thursday.

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

weekend plans!

Last night Mr. Love and I had a pretty low key night. We hung out around our house. We did laundry and cleaned up a little bit. I made Chili for dinner and we watched Field of Dreams. Today Mr. Love has basketball practice and I'm going to the Taste of Home conference. I'm totally pumped, I love the Taste of Home magazines. Tonight we are going to visit my parents. My brother is on fall break and is home from college so we are going to go home and visit with him. Tomorrow we are going to a cook out at Mr. Loves grandparents. It's his papaw's birthday and he is grilling steaks for everyone. Isn't that cute? He's the sweetest person I know! And of course tomorrow night desperate housewives comes on. I can't wait!!! I will have tons of pictures when I get back. I hope you all have an amazing weekend and I can't wait to hear all about it.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

It's for the memories

I have to remind myself and everyone reading this that I have started this blog to play the role as a journal. I want to be able to look back to this and allow it to remind me of all the memories I am making. I haven't been able to tell anyone about my exciting news today because well... I want it to be a surprise. Okay I'm just confusing you so there I go...

Last night I told Mr. Love I needed to go to the mall to pick up something I had ordered from JCPenny. He told me that he also wanted to go. Without any questions we jumped in the car and made our way to JCPenny. After picking up my order Mr. Love said he wanted to walk around in the mall. We did the usual by splitting up and I went to New York and Company and he went to Walden's Books. After we went to our stores we meet up and started to walk back to the store were we had parked to leave. As we were passing one of the jewelery stores Mr. Love veered into it while saying he wanted to double check on my ring size. Inside I'm freaking out at this point but I just kept smiling. Mr. Love and the guy behind the jewelry counter acted as if they knew each other. He took my ring size and I began to look in the jewelry case. I pointed to a few telling Mr. Love that I really liked them. As we were leaving I saw a ring out of the counter of my eye. I stopped and looked at it. With out knowing a price or anything about it I started professing my love for it. It is everything I have ever wanted. I mean PERFECT!!! You have to remember, Mr. Love and I are on a budget. He just graduated in May and I still have 1 year of school left. After I finished staring at the ring I looked up at Mr. Love giving him the sign that we could leave. I noticed a little grin he was giving the guy behind the counter. SOOO I'm not getting my hopes up but I can't quit thinking about it! I can't FREAKIN wait. I can't wait to be sporting my new beauty! This is it. What do ya think? If this is not the one I get than that is completely okay. I will be sooo excited and happy with whatever Mr. Love buys me.