March 28, 2012

So What Wednesday

Here's what I'm saying So What to this week:

*if my emotions totally dictate what/when I eat?

*if I really can't stand Jillian Micheals? I avoid her at all costs.

*if after the Mr leaves for work in the morning I usually roll over to his side of the bed?

*if sometimes the only thing that gets me out of bed (even after the alarm has gone off...
more than once) is the fact that I have to pee?

*if I love and hate the auto correct on my phone at the same time?

*if it's taking me forever to share our wedding pictures? I'm sorry!

*if I have issues with confrontation, even if it's just over the phone and I can't see the other person? I really am a people pleaser, so I want everyone to be happy. But when I make a decision I make it for a reason- I don't really like when people question me.

*if I have the loudest clock in the world in my office? Grrr.... I can't stand it.

What are you saying So What to this week?
Head on over to Life After I "Dew" to see what
everyone else is So What-ing this week!

Love, Mrs. K

March 27, 2012


My sister is here to visit :)

She came up on Sunday afternoon and she's here til tomorrow night/Thursday morning (not sure when she wants to drive the 2 hours back to mom and dad's yet).

We've relaxed on the couch, went to lunch, did some shopping, cooked dinner, baked cookies, played games on our iPhones/Pads against each other, watched tv, laughed... it's been a good few days so far. To bad I also have to work while she's here :(

Love, Mrs K

March 26, 2012

who are you?

Friday night Molly invited me to go out for a drink with some of the ladies she works with. I was so excited to be included in something! As you read last week- I haven't made a lot of friends in this northern town that I call home.

It started out just 4 of us (Molly, me, and 2 other ladies that I had met before). Then a couple came and joined us (I had met the husband but not the wife), then another couple (who I hadn't met but the husband grew up in my hometown!!), the our husbands joined us and another couple. All in all there were 7 ladies and 6 guys. Big group. It was so fun to chat with these people, relax, enjoy dinner, laugh, just to feel like you were with friends.

At one point (towards the end of the night) I was chatting with the lady next to me about how it's been kind of hard to meet people here. She and her hubby did not grow up in this northern town. She said that it took them about 7 years to really feel like this was home and they belonged here and to feel like they had friends here. Great. So that mean's I've got roughly 4 1/2 years of this crap left?! Awesome. I said "Yea, this just isn't a very welcoming community, is it?" Well, that was the point in our conversation that the lady on the other side of my new friend decided to join our conversation. She said to me, and I quote, "Who the f**k are you?" So I told her my name and what I do. She pushed it by saying, "And you don't think this is a welcoming place?" Umm, no, not really. And your attitude isn't helping. Well, that's what I wanted to say to her. Instead I turned and talked to someone else. I was so stunned. And for the record, she grew up in a town less than 15 miles from our northern town. And her hubby is well known in the community because of his job. So of course they know everyone so they think this is a great, welcoming place. But that doesn't mean she should talk to people that she doesn't know the way that she talked to me.

When the Mr and I got home I told him all about it (we had a boys table and a girls table at the resturant so he hadn't heard our conversation). He brushed it off and said she must have been drunk. I would believe that if she would've just left it at one question. But she pushed and ask another and gave me one of those looks.

The night had been really fun up until then. I just hope that the Mr and I get invited out again and that she isn't invited...

Love, Mrs K

March 22, 2012

dr. suess

I love Dr. Suess so I'm going to let him to the talking today:

Love, Mrs. K

March 21, 2012

So What Wednesday

It's that time of week again!
Linking up with Shannon from Life After I "Dew"
for So What Wednesday!

Here's what I'm saying So What to:

*if I'm a night owl and the Mr is more of an early bird?

*if I made breakfast (french toast and bacon) for dinner on Sunday?

*if I didn't enter anything on my fitness pal on Sunday?

*if we got new silverwear as a wedding gift and I use the smaller or salad fork for everything?

*if we're hesitant to take the plastic off of our windows just incase it gets cold again?

*if I told myself I would clean my craft/junk room last weekend but I never stepped foot in it?

*if I don't recongize a number on my phone I usually don't answer it? Drives the Mr crazy.

*if I've been wearing sandals this week and I think it's the greatest thing ever?

*if we're running low on snacks for youth group this week and I really don't want to go to the grocery store? I know the kids won't really be happy with water, but thats what we're having this week.

What are you saying So What to this week?
Head on over to Life After I "Dew" to see what everyone else
is So What-ing this week and to link up!

Love, Mrs K

March 20, 2012


This morning at our weekly staff meeting it was my turn to lead devotions. I usually choose to read from the book "My Utmost for His Highest" by Oswald Chambers (the updated edition). Today's devotion was about God's friendship for us. About the delights and difficulties of a friendship with Him.

As I was reading it yesterday (to prepare), all I could think about was the friendships in my life. And how much work they are. In high school it was easy. Sure, there was drama but I knew that my friends were there for me. We have great memories from high school. Watching Desperate Housewives season one in Tasha's basement. Prom dinners at my house and Brianne's. Tubbing down the river in the summer. Bonfire's and camp out's at Margaret's. Endless summer days on the beach. Football and basketball games. Choir and musicals. A trip to New York City with the choir, another to Atlanta with church. And then we all went off to college. I did not go to college with any of my best friends from high school. There were 6 kids from my graduating class that went to the same college that I did, I knew them but they weren't in my close circle of friends. Just like everyone else, I made new friends. And I love them too. And it was easy to be friends with them. We were all in the same boat. We were all away from home for the first time. We were all without our friends from home. We were all "new" to this college thing. And I have great memories from my time with them at college.

Then we graduated and moved on into the "real" world. And away from each other. Now, my closest college friend is 120 miles away. My closest high school friend is also 120 miles away. My family and my hometown are 100 miles away. I don't really have friends here in my northern town. And for the first time in my life, I don't know how to make friends. I really don't. Up until now, everytime I've had to make friends (after a move in 4th grade and then when I went to college) I was either the new girl so there was interest in me or everyone was in the same boat. Now, up here, there isn't a whole lot of interest in me and there's no one else in the same boat as me.

On top of not knowing how to make friends here the miles between me and the friends I do have puts a strain on our relationships. It's hard to keep being friends when you never see each other. And it's hard to keep being friends when you feel like you're putting more into the relationship than the other person is or that the friendship is more important to you than it is to them. Last week was a hard week for me and friends. I found out about a shower that was held for one of my friends that I didn't even get an invite to, in fact I didn't even know about it, I found out about it on facebook. And another friend bailed on plans that we had... again. She always bails on our plans. I feel bad being sour about this because this time it was for work, but it still hurts. I just want to feel like my friendship is important to someone.

Love, Mrs K

March 19, 2012

Wedding pictures: Church pre-ceremony

The Mr and I are pretty traditional. Well I am, and he just goes along with it. Because of this we did not see each other on our wedding day until my daddy walked me down the aisle. I'm sure that if I had wanted to see the Mr before that, he would've been fine with it. And he was fine with not seeing me until then.

Our photographer was not.

While we were talking on the phone before the wedding (the photog and I) he made a comment about trying to talk brides into seeing the groom before the wedding because it makes his job easier. I don't think so. It's our wedding and we will do what we want to.

So I mapped out the whole day for the photog. I made a list of pictures that I knew that I/we wanted. Then I put the pictures in the order that they could be taken so we could get all of them in the time that we had and we could do it without intterupting the flow of the day (ie- we could take all of our pictures and still serve dinner on time). I printed out the list (it was 2 pages long & and had 3rd page of examples from pinterest of pictures I liked). The photog took the list and then told me that he does this all the time and he has pictures that he just always takes so he'll just do his thing.

Ummm... Ok...

I was very frustraded at this point. What do you do? What do you say?

So here are pictures from the photog as well as friends and family that were taken at the church pre-ceremony.
My dress. Love love love it!!!

My friend Katie who sang for us getting her hair done
My ring
The Mr's ring
Our rings in my flowers
2 of my maids and my PA getting me into my dress. And my mama making sure I ate lunch
Something was funny
My mom's veil :)
My PA Brianne. Isn't she beautiful?
Our flower girl Brianna eating her lunch
The earrings I made for the girls
The necklaces I made for the girls
I love this one
I don't really remember what's going on in this picture but I'm totally giving someone "the look"
All of the girls out on the balcony at church. Yes, we did get married on Dec. 10th and no, there was not any snow. I would've been happy with 2 fresh inches but I can't have it all.
The girls in front of the church
And striking a pose
I like this one. It's so sunny and bright.
The boys in front of the church
We didn't see each other before the wedding but we did take a picture together :)
I got this idea from pinterest
One last picture of just the 2 of us while we still have the same last name!
My girls just before the ceremony
They were all about their pockets
The sparkely shoes that I made for them
Another pinterest inspiration
Our guestbook.
I also asked for pictures of the order of worship and the hymal but I didn't get them.
The church decorated for Christmas and a little for the wedding

All photos were taken by Darrell Deutz Photography

Hope you enjoyed them!
Stay tuned for our ceremony pictures!
Love, Mrs. K

March 16, 2012

Wedding Pictures: Rehearsal and Getting Ready

Here's the first installment of wedding pictures. Sorry it's taken me more than 3 months to share these!!

*None of these are pictures from the photographer. These are pictures from my friends and family.
The rehearsal and groom's dinner:
Our ring bearer, Alex, practicing walking down the aisle with his sign :)
Practicing hard. Alex checking everything out.
Something must have been reallllllly funny
The whole crew up front.
We had to practice walking in twice. Apparently I got the giggles the 2nd time.
My friends. Aren't they cute? Tasha (a maid), Katie (the soloist), and Bri (the personal attendent).
Family pictures at the groom's dinner. My parents, us, my sister and her boyfriend.
Probably the last picture where we all have the same last name.
His side. His parents, brother, sister and her boyfriend, us.
Me and my girls at the groom's dinner.
The Mr and his boys at the dinner. Apparently boys aren't as good at taking pictures are girls are :)

The next morning at the salon:
Getting my hair did
My hairdresser is my friend Bri's (my personal attendent) mom :)
My sister getting her hair done
Brianna the flower girl trying out my veil
Trying to fix jewlery.
Yes, I did that on my wedding day
Trying to give me more poof- to make it look more like an updo.
I had a total melt down at the salon.
I did not like my hair. The front looked like a pony tail. I wear my hair like that all the time. It didnt' look special enough.
So Mary tried to poof it more.
I like the back and that was good because that's what everyone saw during the ceremony.
But I never was happy with the front, and that's what you see in picutres...
But that's my mommy's veil that I got to wear. How cool is that? When my mom wore it she had the part thats on the bottom of my hair across the top of her head like a headband.
My sparkely shoes
Getting pretty
Doesn't take much- they're all beautiful
Mommy getting her hair done
I had to jump in and help do hair. No big deal.
Tasha- one of my besties from high school. I love her :)
My two maids that I went to college with showing off our cobber rings :)
We're special.
Me with all six of my bridesmaids.
Tasha made matching zip up sweatshirts for them- isn't she cute?
Mary (the hairdresser) brought us caramel rolls and the fixings for mimosas.
Knows the way to a girls heart doesn't she?
I don't like orange juice so I opted for the champagne instead ;)
The back of my sweatshirt.
I went with "bride" instead of Mrs. Knopf so that someone else can wear it later.

Stay tuned for the next installment- pictures at church before the ceremony!
Love, Mrs K