Congratulations to Sam & Kristin

So so so very excited for my friends, Sam and Kristin on their engagement! Sam is Joe’s brother and Krisitn was my roommate freshman year at BGSU. They are so perfect for each other. I think all who know them would definitely agree! Haha!  I can’t wait to see their relationship blossom as they get closer to becoming husband and wife.

Oh, and I have been told that I need to help her plan for the big day. Totally okay with that request. I have years  worth of ideas.

Congrats, Sam and Kristin!!!! Love you both!


Forgive me for neglecting my blog…

Forgive me for neglecting my blog… I don’t have a whole lot to say these days. I haven’t felt the need to blog or write about anything. If there is anyone out there who checks in on me every now and then, no worries, I am alive. Just not really feeling the “blog world” these days.

The most exciting thing that has happened in the time that I have been away is Joe’s and mine one year anniversary. One year! Woo! It really has been the best year of my life. We celebrated with a lovely dinner and recapped our year talking about our first dates and adventures. We visited a railroad track (they hold a special place in our hearts) where Joe read me a poem he wrote. We walked back to the car where he gave me a safe. Like a fireproof, locked, can-only-be-opened-with-a-key safe. The instructions were, “you can open it when I tell you you can.” “So, how long do I have to wait?” “I’m not going to answer that.” AHHHHHHHHH!!!! Well, whatever is in there, I can’t wait for the day when I get to open it. Because frankly, it’s going to drive me crazy until then.

Well, hopefully it won’t be another two months until I write again… but who knows. Lol!

FALLing In Love

FALL! That means pumpkins, apples, pretty leaves, and more pumpkins! It was a day full of the greatness fall has to offer. I baked two apple pies, a pumpkin pie, and carved a pumpkin with Joe. Here are some pictures of us carving our pumpkin!






Joe and I chose to carve an Ichthus into our pumpkin. This very popular Christian symbol has a history that I learned about tonight and find quite interesting!

After the resurrection and ascension of Jesus, the Christian church grew rapidly. Christians soon found themselves to be the subjects of persecution by both the Romans and the Jews. It became dangerous to be known as a Christian. So, when two strangers met and thought maybe they were fellow believers, one of them would draw, on the ground, the upper half of the fish symbol. If the other recognised the symbol, he/she would complete the drawing of the fish.

ΙΧΘΥΣ is Greek for ‘fish.’ These letters can be read as an acrostic saying, “Jesus Christ, God’s Son, Savior” or in Greek, “Ἰησοῦς Χριστός, Θεοῦ ͑Υιός, Σωτήρ”.

Interesting, right?!

Joe’s Birthday Rap from Me!

Now, I think we will all agree,

That you are much better at these than me.

But I hope you get a laugh,

You greasy, hunk-and-a-half,

At my sad attempt at this rap.

(Stay awake, DON’T TAKE A NAP!) :-/

I could write a book,

On all of the adventures that we’ve took.

I cannot wait to see,

What others are in store for me!

I have learned so much from you,

Trust me, it is true.

There are way too many things to list.

Plus, they would have to rhyme and make me pissed!

But seriously, you are so great!

I cannot wait for our date!

Yay! You are (finally) 20!

Now only 3 years younger than me!

Yeah yeah, call me a cougar if you wish,

Let’s just tell everyone I’m 20ish.

This may have been lame,

But maybe you are to blame!!

You set the bar too high.

Well, it was worth a try!


Birthday rap from Joe

Move aside, monotomous comments,
watch, weep, and lament,
for this does justice to the birthday girl
today is the day and this is her world! (not really, but you know)
…Make way for dis girl, y’all!
Those with hair and those that are bald,
Turn your head to see
The beautiful kay-lee!
Yeah she got it all
but she hates shoppin malls
Ive seen her clobber guys
monsterous ones twice her size
Nobody gets past her vigilant eyes
Even the weak, who are hopelessly lost
she lifts them up at her own cost.
You cannot walk past her without cheer
Her joyfullness isn’t produced by beer
No, her life comes from the King,
the one she loves worshipping
His love is unparalleled,
Her life He has held,
And now she is ready
stronger and steady
to invest into lives
to make them thrive
In her is so much joy,
don’t believe it? Just ask this boy,
she lives by the spirit..abundantly, too
never a dull day, hey, how bout you? What can you say? Do you have this?
Don’t worry, just ask her, she’ll give you a list
of things that have changed since God walked in
then she’ll tell you about the Lord
…and how if you live with Him you won’t be bored.
Yeah, she’s a stud, don’t get me wrong,
She’s like a spiritual King Kong
throwin barrels of Gospel
at the lost people
all out of love
spurred from above.
So watch out for kaylee, she’ll knock you dead
to yourself so you can live ahead
Her love is inescapable, don’t try to run
she’ll tackle you and tickle you until you have fun.
I’ve never seen a woman like this,
who clenches her bible instead of her fists.
Just hang out with her and you’ll see, she is solid, wise, and pretty as can be