March 18, 2011

Official Date

June 25, 2010

Our day is fast approaching,
And we can hardly wait!
We hope that you can join us,
But be sure to save the date!

March 2, 2011


Yes, you read that right- I am officially engaged to the man of my dreams. First, let me start off by saying that I couldn't have created a better man for myself. God was truly looking out for me when he brought Scott into my life. He definitely did a much better job then I could have ever dreamed of! I'm sure the main 2 main things you want to know right now are (1) How did he propose? (2) What does the ring look like? Well, you're in luck, because I'm going to tell you!

(1) How did he propose?

All day Scott kept telling me that I was coming over as soon as school was out, but then he had changed it to 4:30 because he had to go help one of his friends get up cows. So, after school I head home to clean out my car and change clothes. I had sent Scott a text asking him if we were doing anything tonight, and he said no, we'll just sit around the house, so I put on black windsuit pants, a razorback t-shirt, and house shoes, and left my house. Around 4:45 he started texting me asking me where I was. I informed him that I needed to go shopping first, then I would be over there. He said no, I just need to come over, so I told him he could meet me in town, and we could so some shopping together. But how ironic- his truck was broken, and he couldn't drive it, so I told him I would come pick him up. On my way there I decided to stop by Maca because I knew they closed at 6:00, and we wouldn't make it back in time to go, so I ran in there real quick. And when I say real quick, I mean real quick!! It was a fast shopping trip! (Ok, maybe not in Scott's eyes, but that's only because he was waiting on me)

I finally got to Scott's around 5:30.... and I just left my house at 4:45- see that was a fast shopping trip. As I pulled up I noticed that his truck was missing, and my chalkboard that I had bought not to long ago was sitting in the middle of his shop. As I got out of my car, I was thinking to myself, what in the world is he doing with my chalkboard! As I walked up closer, I noticed there was writing on the chalkboard, a note... to me!

Dear Amelia,
Please take Roxy to the bottom of the field. I'll be waiting on you. Then follow the clues the rest of the way. Love ya!

P.S. Text if you get lost (I know you)


**Roxy is Scott's horse**


Not really knowing what to think, I started to search his "house" trying to find him! Then I went to the back of the shop and found Roxy tied up to the trailer. His truck was also in the back, so I opened the door to see if he was in there, Nope, he wasn't! So, I walked over to Roxy, and found a pink rose sitting on the saddle... for me?!?

I took the rose off of the saddle, hopped on Roxy, and headed to the bottom of the field. *Don't forget, I'm in windsuit pants, a t-shirt and house shoes, and I'm riding a horse*

I could see Scott in the distance on another horse, but he definitely would not let me get close to him. It was like a movie where someone sees a "ghost" and they keep following it, not really knowing where they're going.

After riding for a little bit, not knowing whether to walk, trot, or run on Roxy, I finally came to my first clue. Scott had hand painted a sign that says Scott <3>

Along the way there were random roses tied to trees to lead the trail.

*Sorry, the pictures are kind of blurry. = (

When I finally got to the bottom I was shaking! First, I was cold, but I was also nervous! But felt at ease when I saw Scott standing there with his precious smile on his face, that melts my heart! At that point all I wanted to do was hug him, and never let go! But, I did because I had to walk over to the blanket on the ground, with a bouquet of flowers, and strawberry shortcake. As I'm standing over there checking it all out, he walks over to where I am, get's down on one knee, and asks me to marry him!

*Note, there was obviously something in his contact that was bothering him, because his eye's started to water... pretty bad!

All I could do was squeal and squeak, and no words would come out~ But finally I got the words yes out. = )

He held me tight forever, before I actually even really looked at the ring. Again, all I wanted to do was hug him forever, and never let go!

Well, this is the SWEET STORY of my engagement, it was a dream come true, and he truly did do a GREAT job. I was very proud!

(2) What does the ring look like?

Scott picked out my ring all by himself, and he did an amazing job.(He might have had a little bit of help from his sister-n-law!) I couldn't have picked a better one out for myself. It's beautiful. Or at least I think so. Diamonds are like cars, everybody has their own preference, and everybody likes different things, but I feel like it is perfect for me!

It's the antique style, with a cushion cut diamond in the middle.

The End! = )

February 9, 2011

New Blog... New Life

I have created a new Blog.

If you would like to look at it or follow it click HERE!

Have a Blessed Day.


September 27, 2010

Are you an organ donor?

The other day, I had to stop by the Revenue Office and get a new drivers license. I have not gotten a new license, since my sister has passed away. One of the first questions they asked me was if I still wanted to be an organ donor. In the past I have always said yes, with a smile, knowing that someday I might be able to help someone out if something were to ever happen to me. But this time it was different, after she asked me, I just stood there with a blank look on my face, not knowing what to say or do. The only thing I could think of was the horrible scar my sister had from being an organ donor, and how we couldn't burry her in her white princess gown because of it. How last minute we had to find something else to send her home in, and it wasn't quite as beautiful as the white gown. This really made me stop and think about being an organ donor. Should we all be organ donors and help someone in the future who might need it? What about in our everyday lives, are you an organ donor? Have a you gave your heart to Jesus? It's exciting to know that in our lives, we have the opportunity to be an organ donor twice! So, stop and and think about your life. Sometimes its worth having those ugly scars for God to forgive, so that we can "donate" our hearts back to him. = )

August 11, 2010

Pool Time!

What's better than spending the day at the pool with friends! This past weekend, we spent both Saturday and Sunday at the pool, and it was a blast! On Saturday, we had a Horseshoe Competition - and for the record, I am horrible! But it was still fun. We also grilled chicken, steak, and had baked potatoes, salad, and grapes! It was yummmy and cooked to perfection. Every time we all get together at the pool, all the guys have some sort of competition. Last time, they spent hours seeing who could swim the underwater the farthest (down and back). This time they had what they called the QBC, Quarterback Challenge. They spent all day jumping off of the diving board and throwing the football at each other. It was pretty interesting, and got pretty competitive!

August 10, 2010

Teacher or Dog Sitter

Today was my very first day as a "teacher". I spent my morning in new teacher orientation, and will finish that up tomorrow. Then, I join all of the experienced teachers for some more teacher inservice, from now until school starts. So, my summer is officially over. Today, we took a tour of the building, went over important dates and other information that ALL teachers needs to know, and watched a video on strengths. According to the video a strength is something you enjoy doing, not necessarily something you are good at. After the video, we had to create a poster, listing our strengths. Do you know how how it is to come up with your own strengths? Think about it: your whole life, different people, like your family, friends, co-workers, teachers, pastor, etc have praised you with your "strengths" (things your good at, but are these things you actually enjoy?) So, you should sit down and come up with some of your own strengths (things you enjoy) It's pretty interesting. After orientation today-- (Becke' you can stop reading, because you might get mad) I ran to Bella's Gifts and bought a cute little polka dot bag and got my name monogrammed on it. MS. MARTENS How fun does that sound? Now, I feel more official! (Becke', if you didn't listen, and you kept reading, don't worry, I've found something else for you to get me!)

I'm excited and looking forward to student teaching this year.

It's time to get serious, but still have some fun.

But, I'm wondering if I should think about changing my career....

FYI: If you write something down, and take a picture of it, it's backwards.

FYI: Even if you write the name backwards, the letters will still be backwards. = )

After several years of school, hard work and lot's of time and money - I'm wondering if maybe I should be a professional dog sitter. In the past month, I feel like that's all I've done!
  • Constantly check on a friends dog while he's out of town during the week. (almost everyday)
  • Dog sat for an old friend at the bank. (weekend... and had to take the dog to the vet, long story!)
  • Dog sat for some close friends while they went out of town. (weekend)
  • This weekend, old friend at the bank wants the best dog sitter back again!
But, I think I'll stick with teaching, even though dogs tend to not talk back! ; )

Have a good day!

August 4, 2010

What makes a good day?

  • Test Drive a Black Camaro - check
  • Eye Brows Waxed - check
  • Great Sale at Maude ($5 rack) - check
  • Lunch with the Girls - check
  • Pedicure with my best friend - check

What more could a girl ask for?

I've been enjoying my days off, I don't know what I'm going to do next week when school starts back.