Thursday, August 30, 2012

Oh for Wisdom

I was put to sleep on Tuesday as I had all FOUR wisdom teeth removed. Need I say anymore? lol I've been in a lot of pain. And most definitely look like a chipmunk. :/ As I'm writing this, my sweet Momma is making me some homemade chicken noodle soup. I'm so thankful for her and my Fiance who has been taking good care of me these last few days. It's been a little rough. I can't hardly laugh or smile without it hurting. Can only open my mouth so far....but, I'm hanging in there.

Just wanted to give a big shout out to my Fiance and my Momma for everything you've done for me these last couple of days. Also thank you to everyone who has called, texted, and sent messages to see how I've been doing. You're all awesome!! :)

Monday, August 27, 2012

Save the Date!

We just recently got our "Save the Date" pictures done! I'm so thankful for a Dad that's a professional photographer! Thanks Dad for taking these on the spare of the moment. :) I LOVE them!

November 10, 2012!!

 Same thing...but had to show it in black and white too! :)

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Ethnic Festival

I absolutely love going to The Ethnic Festival! It's Kansas City Tradition! I love how diverse Kansas City is. We have so many different cultures represented. There was somewhere between 50-60 nationalities represented, which includes artifacts from that country, food, drinks, hats, folk name it, it was there. :)

This is the entrance for the Ethnic Festival. Love all the different flags!

My sweetheart and I enjoying the festival! :)

D trying real coconut juice from Thailand.

A Bestie's visit

One of my best friends, Dorenda, and her daughter Nessi came for a visit last week! I am sooo glad that they got to come down. Absolutely loved getting some girl time in with them! It had been almost 2 years since we had seen each other! Way too long if you ask me! But we had a wonderful time! Nessi is so full of personality...I just love that little girl! We didn't get many pictures, but here are a few after church before she left town.

Me and Nessi girl! Love her so much!!! 

Me and my bestie!

 Had to sneak this one cousin, Paulette and I after church. :)

Dwight and Nessi girl! They hit it off great!! They became really good buddies! :)

Is this a Dream?

It was just one week ago that my Honey asked me to marry him! :) There are some moments where I honestly can't believe that it really happened! I've dreamed of that moment my entire life. What girl doesn't?! :) Growing up, my Dad was (and still is) a professional photographer and we photographed weddings almost every weekend of every year. Growing up going to so many weddings, I always dreamed of how my wedding would be. And now...I actually get to plan my own!!! It's been a full week of planning, trying to set the date, planning the Bridal party, colors, getting the church reserved, searching for unique ideas, and I keep staring at my beautiful ring asking myself if its just a dream. But, I'm glad to say that its reality! :)

 I get to marry the man that has become my best friend, who knows how to communicate. Who is so sincere, sensitive, caring, and tender hearted man who most importantly loves God and puts Him first! I'm so glad that God allowed our paths to cross. He's seen me at my best...and he's seen me at my worse. The times where I didn't feel so pretty yet he told me I was the most beautiful girl. And yet, he still loves me. I'm a blessed girl. No matter what anyone else might think. :)

Now, I better get off of here, my sweet friend Kristy is coming in this afternoon for a short visit. I'll take what I can get! I love having girl time! :) There is also some wedding planning to do! :)

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Proposal!!!!

Saturday, August 11, 2012 will be a day that I will never forget!!

One of my best friends, Dorenda, was in town for the weekend and we met up with my cousin, Paulette, for some girl time! We wanted to show her downtown Kansas City before she left the next day. So after Dwight got off of work we were going to meet him and Jeff (Paulette's husband) at Union Station for coffee. As soon as us girls got to Union Station the coffee shop closed! I love this coffee shop and was kind of bummed that they just closed! So after a few minutes, we decided to go to Liberty Memorial to show Dorenda the view. It's one of my MOST favorite spots in Kansas City!!

So we get up to the lookout at Liberty Memorial, we are all doing our own thing...walking around, talking, taking pictures. Dwight and I were standing there talking and he says, "I have a question to ask you..." Still looking at the skyline not realizing what is going on, I said, "What?" I look over and he was down on one knee...and said, "Will you Marry Me?!" I said, "YESS!"

I couldn't even say anything afterwards. I was shaking and got all teary eyed when I looked at my cousin, Paulette, and realized, Oh my word! I just got engaged!!!!! lol

I absolutely love my bling bling!! :) So glad my cousin captured this picture....I LOVE It!! :)

He wasn't even planning on proposing to me this night, but he had the ring with him just in case that special moment came, and it did! He wanted to catch me off guard, and he did just that! :)

It was such a perfect moment! On a perfect Kansas City evening, right at Sunset, overlooking the City at one of my favorite spots!!! The place where he first held my hand!! :)

So Romantical! :)

A long awaited Update! :)

Hey everyone!

Well, once again I haven't been very good at keeping up the blog. I seriously need to become better at this. Soo soo much has happened since I last posted in April! I'll do my best to catch you up!

  • In May, my Honey came up to see me! We had a fabulous time! We had a date to the Chris Botti concert at the Midland Theatre! It was FABULOUS!!! 
  • Over Memorial Day weekend, I drove to Indiana and SURPRISED my niece with a trip to New York City!!!!!!!! She was so SHOCKED!! I'll do my best to post a "few" pictures of our time together! My sister, cousin, and her daughter also met us there and we had a blast!
  • Over that time period, I drove several thousand miles, and was in almost 15 states in 2 weeks! Talk about being tired!!!
  • At the first part of June, I traveled to Tennessee to see one of my best friends, Jen. She is like a sister to me. And of course, I got lots of Auntie K time in with Bradyn too! I had a blast just having some girl time. There is nothing like it!
  • From Tennessee, I traveled down to Mississippi to see my Honey!  Of course it was wonderful. Loved getting to spend a lot of time with him, meeting more of his family and friends. Loved getting to spend time with his best friend and his wife. They are like brothers. I've quickly learned how amazing Bradley and Paige are! I'm so glad to have met them and become such good friends with them. 
  • My Honey is moving to Kansas City!!! Yay!!!!! I am so excited that he will be close to me!! So in the meantime, we have been fixing up my grandma/grandpas home since that is where he will be living. :) They've been gone for several years and my parents now own their house. It's such a cute little house that sits on 2.5-3 acres right in the city! It has so much potential and it'll be really cute once we get it fixed up! :)
  • July of my besties moved home from living in Honduras for 2 years! Yay!!! If you've been following my blog for any length of time, you will most likely remember all the stories and pictures of my time in Honduras a little over a year ago. Anyone remember the hermit crab story on our private island?! HAHA!! :) Sweet memories! But I am so glad she is back HOME now!
  • July 10th, my Honey moved to Kansas City! I was (and still am) such a happy girl! I went to bed with a smile on my face knowing that I would get to see him every single day! This week we had been talking for one year!
  • Towards the end of July, we went to the Shaw Family Reunion. It was such a blast!! I'm so thankful I got to spend some time with all of my family!
  • One of my best friends, Dorenda came to visit me last week, along with her adorable daughter!! We hadn't seen each other for almost 2 years and it was wonderful to get some girl time in with her!!
  • Now that brings us to this past weekend! But it deserves a different post! :) Teehee.....stay tuned!!!

Sunday, April 22, 2012


I simply adore this picture! :) Seriously can't wait for the next 2 1/2 weeks to pass by! I miss him! He is the most genuine, sweet, and real guy I've ever met! I could go on and on about all the things I like about him, but I shall save that for another time. :) I love how we accidentally matched on our way to church that night! :) *sigh* He makes me smile! :)