Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I would like to announce that I am currently filling out my application to live in Park North Townhouses :).
In as little as 4 weeks, I could be the new owner of a 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath townhome.

So excited!!
Since I haven't updated in over a month, let's go over what you've missed. In no particular order.

I had a good Christmas :).
I don't work at Hobby Lobby anymore.
I'm starting school in January.
I'm looking for a part time job.
My dog is 9 pounds.
My boyfriend and I have been dating for over a year.
I got a beautiful diamond necklace from my amazing boyfriend.
I'm about to move out.
I went on ski trip to Colorado.

Can't think of anything else. But it's been a pretty eventful month!
Pictures? Sure!!

Ski Trip!!

My loves!
Daddy, Mommy, and Daxon! 6 weeks early, but he just couldn't wait to meet us! And he didn't want to miss Christmas! :) What a blessing!

Park North!!! (Excuse the backwardness. Stinkin Mac)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

I don't even know where to start. It's been 20 days since I blogged, and life has gone crazy on me!
My best friend got married!!!

Bachelorette party with my best frannnss!

Beautiful bride!!!!
Joel and Danielle went to Cozumel on their honeymoon....made me super jealous. Now Jordan and I are the only non married couple in both of our families. But...we're in no hurry to change that ;).

What else? Work has gotten insaneeeeee. Like, I thought it was crazy before. but no. That was insanely calm compared to what it's like now.

Thanksgiving is almost here! What?! Yeah.

I still am looking for a Westerfield. Come on people. $100 to anyone who finds me one! Get on it!! :)

Lucy is huge. I'm too lazy to take pictures of her, so just use your imagination.

I've been sick lately. Went to the Dr. last week. Could be acid reflux, could be an ulcer. Who knows. I go back tomorrow for more tests.

I wish I could think of other things that have been going on. But I just can't remember. Sorry!

Monday, November 1, 2010


One reason to be jealous: you don't have friends like these:

One reason to be jealous:
Those aren't your lip marks on that handsome guy.

One reason to be jealous: you don't live in Becca Tader's room:

One reason to be jealous: you don't have anything this gorgeous hanging from your ceiling.
Last reason to be jealous: you don't get to wake up in the morning and go to work and wear this!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween...?
I don't really care about this day at allll. Sorry world.
I actually have started to h.a.t.e. this holiday since working at Hobby lobby in the fabric department.
It's been crazy. Maybe that's why it's been weeks since I've updated my blog. I just don't have the time. I'm too busy ordering, unpacking, pricing, rearranging and repricing yarn, being nice, getting cuts and bruises, answering peoples questions even though I have no idea what they're talking about, and so on.
Why do people need to buy so much fabric and spend all that time and money, when Savers is right across the street, and they could just go BUY a costume?! Idiots. Thanks for making my job sucky. I've never seen so many grown adults freaking out about needing fabric to make a halloween costume. Freaks.

I wish I could post about something besides work. But that's all I do, so that's what my post has to be about.
Here are some pictures of things that spice my weeks up!

Crazy boyfriend a and crazy dog who sleeps in the strangest positions...

My Sweet puppy got to big for her old blanket. So I made a new one. She doesn't seem to realize it's bigger though....

Beautiful sunset.

Legends date!

My week also included: Staying at Grandmas, picking out and buying bridesmaid dresses for Danielle and Joel's wedding, going to the dorms and hanging out with great friends, bonfire, hayride, cold nights, Sweet Caroline's which is the cutest and best little candy store ever, Lucy, and lots of Hobby Lobby!!

Ps. I'm currently looking for a 2 bedroom Westerfield! Anyone who finds me one gets a CASH REWARD.

Monday, October 11, 2010


YES guys- engaged
Nope. Not me. Not for a while, don't worry! ;)

DANIELLE AND JOEL are getting married in 5 weeksssss!!! I am so excited, and I couldn't be happier! We got her dress yesterday, she has an amazing ring, and her wedding will be incredible. Just a sweet little ceremony with family, and then a reception that friends are invited to. November 13th is the big day. So so so happy!!

I work at Hobby Lobby. I work a lot. And it's really busy. All the time. ALL the time. I work in the fabrics and needlework department. Lots of work. yeah. I like it though. Or at least, I will like it. It's kinda stressful and very overwhelming right now. But I'll survive I believe.

Lucy is still freaking awesome. Getting bigger, and falling in love with my grandma's dog, Teddy.

My boyfriend is still the best. He took me to the melting pot for our 10 months, and it was hands down the best date ever. Not only was the atmosphere perfect, the food outstanding, and the most romantic evening ever--it was a blast, and we just needed it so badly.

I moved! I love my house, and I'm trying to get settled in. It'll take a while since I work alllll day alllll the time. But I'm loving it!

Hmm. Sleep time. Real life comes too early and lasts too long.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


I've come to the conclusion that I love fall. I used to not like it, because that meant the end of laying out and getting tan. However, fall has come, and I couldn't be happier about this!
You can't take pictures like this in the summer:

And you also can't get puppies and make them blankets, because they'd get hot and smelly from being outside, then wouldn't even want to hang out on their homemade argyle blanket. That's why fall is such a good time to get a sweet new puppy:

Plus....it sucks to move in the summer. It's so hot and humid and nasty outside, so who wants to pack up all their belongings and move to a new house? Not my family! That's why we've waited until fall to move! We're moving next week, which will be October! Perfect time to move (if there is such thing as a perfect time to move...)
13637 S SYCAMORE Street, Olathe, KS - MLS#: 1693345(THIS IS MY NEW HOUSE!!)

Which...makes me actually choose summer over fall...because of this reason right here:
13637 S SYCAMORE Street, Olathe, KS - MLS#: 1693345
You can't use that awesome pool in the fall! (PS...More pictures to come once we move in!!)
So maybe it's a tie between summer and fall. I'll decide later.


I own 4 of these beautiful chandeliers. Candle lit. So amazing. Thanks to Jocelyn and Jeff :). I love them and can't wait to put them up in my new room and bathroom! YES!

Friday, September 17, 2010

That's what my hair used to look like.
And before that, it looked like this:

Even though having it long is a pain in the butt...I think I'm gonna grow it out. I miss it.
And maybe dye it? Dark like that? Who knows.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


This is what I look like:

This is what I would look like if I were in the magazines:
(Yes Maria, I copied you).

Sunday, September 5, 2010


This is what I wrote and read at my grandpa's funeral today. Still can't believe he's really gone...

On your last night here on Earth, I had the privilege of staying overnight in your hospital room with you and Grandma. I sat there watching you softly breathe in and out, and I stayed up most of the night because I didn't know when God wanted to take you home. As I tried to pass the time, I started reading a devotional book. I immediately felt God's presence, and I found peace from reading this passage in the book: "Death can temporarily remove us from those we love, but it transfers us into the presence of the One who loves us most."

From that moment on, I have had an incredible peace. As much as we all wish you were still with us, it's so comforting and exciting to know we will see you in Heaven someday. Until then, we can remember all the great memories, and everything you have taught us.
If it weren't for your strength, and your passionate faith in God, we wouldn't be the people that we are today. As your grandchildren, we remember the times we'd be gathered together as a family, and you'd get up to talk to all of us. You'd have many great and wise things to say, but it all came down to this: Love God and live for him. You told us that if we do that, nothing can stand against us. Thank you for teaching that important lesson to us!
You have always been so proud of us as your children and grandchildren, and we couldn't have asked for anything more special than that.

I know that now that you're gone, things are going to be different. The day you passed away, we went to your house for dinner as a family. I walked in your front door, and immediately saw the change already happening, as Steven was sitting at the table teaching Noah how to play chess, just like you had done many years ago with me, and several of my cousins over the years. Change is good, and needs to happen in life, but it's definitely going to take some getting used to. I want you to know that even though you are gone, you are living through each and every one of us as your children and grandchildren.

I keep going over all of the special times I was able to be with you and learn from you. For many years, you were the one to read the Christmas story from the Bible before we opened presents. This taught us as your grandchildren that we should never lose sight of what really is important, no matter what the world is telling us.

I want you to know that I look up to you so incredibly much. I pray that one day I will have the patience, love, and strength that you had. I never once saw you get angry. I never saw you give up faith, or fail to show love and compassion to anyone. You lived the kind of life that God called us to live, and I thank you for showing us how to be what Christ wants us to be. Thank you for your love for all of us, and your love for Grandma. You two set the perfect example of what marriage should look like.

Grandpa, we all have so much to learn from your life, and I want you to know that your legacy will live on for years to come. I can't thank you enough for all you've done in our lives. I miss you so much, and I love you more than you'll ever know. I'll see you in Heaven, Grandpa.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Please pray for my Grandpa Tader. He suffered a massive stroke, and is not expected to be around much longer.
This man is the most amazing man of God. His whole life belongs to our Lord, and he is the best example of how to live a life for Christ. We all love him so incredibly much, and as much as this hurts for us to see him go through this, we know his reward is coming!

God knows what He's doing, and He does not make mistakes. We leave it all up to him now.

We appreciate the prayers, love, and support. It's amazing to see how much love is being shown through such a devastating event. We will put our trust in God, and wait and see what happens.

I love you Grandpa.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Hey! Look! I'm still alive!
So much is happening, and life is just crazy! And I haven't even started school yet! I can't imagine what it'll be like in a couple weeks when I'm in school full time and working part time. Woah.

So...My past couple weeks have been insane. Basically, I spent every spare second of my life helping Jordan's sister, Jocelyn, get ready for her wedding. I made over 200 oreo truffles, decorated over 300 cupcakes, assembled programs, and just helps get everything together for the big day.

Bachelorette party: very fun. Got all dressed up...the theme was vintage black. I made birdcage veils for all of us to wear, which ended up pretty much just being a hair clip with some net on it. Haha. But we had a great time, and enjoyed spending the evening with Jocelyn :).

Then the big day came. And it was amazing. I did her hair, we went and got her makeup done (by Samantha, who did an AMAZING job! Do I have a great sister-in-law or what?!). Then we went to the church and I did 3 bridesmaid's hair, and one makeup. Wooo. Busy busy busy. The wedding was so beautiful. I cried during the whole ceremony.
It really made me want to write my own vows when I get married. I've
never really wanted to, but when I saw how much it added to the ceremony, I decided to consider it :).
The reception was a blast, and even though there was a huge storm, (really Kansas?) it was beautiful.

THEN just when we thought life would slow down....
Jordan decided he wanted to knock the wall down between his room and Jocelyn's room to make it an apartment style room. Soo.. Jordan and I knocked out his closet, tore out the carpet, and are going to paint the whole room, trim, and floor. Lot's of work, but it'll turn out

Picture time :).

I did her hair! :)

Monday, August 2, 2010


So. Let's play catch up. Moved Danielle into her new apartment. SO cute! Got my wisdom teeth out Thursday. SO painful. Trever's going away party friday night. Spent the night at Danielle's Saturday night, got SO sick in the night. Threw up a lot. Ew. Trever's other going away party Sunday night. Went back to the oral surgeon's office today. Dry socket. They had to take my stitches out and pack my tooth holes with gauze stuff. Probably the worst pain I've ever had. Ever. SO bad.
Bachelorette. Wow. Thank you Ali! You showed all the girls out there that they really can have the guy that seems "too good to be true". I loved that she said that so much. That's so similar to how I describe Jordan. So perfect. I'm too happy. Everything seems too right. That's how it SHOULD be!
Some people see it as a problem when couples don't fight, don't argue, always are sooo happy, and always want to be together. Um. Remind me again what's wrong with that...? Let me know. Because in my book, that's my fairy tale. And I'm livin it!

I can't want to move into Westerfield! I'm already planning everything. Being with Danielle while she's moved into her apartment has been so much fun, but I'm so jealous haha.

I'm also very much looking forward to being normal again. AKA...not on crazy meds. I don't remember some events, and I just can't seem to focus.
Um. I don't remember what else I was going to say.

Gonna miss you Trever!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

So. Good.

What a g.r.e.a.t. weekend. Let me tell you.

-Girls night with Jocelyn and Danielle for dessert at Applebees Friday night. I have such a good time with those girls. I am so thankful to have them in my life, and to have gotten so incredibly close to them. I love them to death, and have had so much fun with them lately!!

-Saturday, BUSY day:
  • Went to Starbucks with Jocelyn and Danielle and started off the day with an iced coffee. Yum.
  • Went to look at an apartment for Danielle with the girls, and it was amazing. HUGE living room, big kitchen (with a dishwasher, woot!), new hardwood floors, cabinets, countertops, everything updated, etc. It was perfect. Plus side- there's a special going on, and she could get it for an amazing price! Cross your fingers!
  • Dropped Jocelyn off, and headed off to Y'allapalooza with Danielle, her mom and her sister.
  • Got so hot I was dripping with sweat, then got poured on and had more goosebumps than I ever thought possible. so cold.
  • Met a cool guy named Keith who was handing out Clay Walker's guitar picks. A few minutes later, moved our way from the BACK lawn, to ON STAGE with all access passes! Unbelievable!!!! SUCH an awesome experience!!!!!

Today (Sunday) was so great, too. Jordan came to church with my parents and me, and then we went to the college/young adult sunday school class. There is a new young adult pastor, and so we were greeting him, his wife, and their baby. They seem so sweet, and I can't wait to see what God has in store for our church.
Got home and got to spend great quality time with my parents, Steven and Samantha, Jordan, Rosco, and baby Tader (in Samantha's cute little preggo tummy). I have the best family. We sure missed Elizabeth and Tanner though. But I'm sure they had a great time in Branson with his family!
Got a call from Beauty Brands....set up an interview for 11:30 tomorrow (Monday) morning! Pray for me! Hope I get this job!!

I'm going to sleep. Thank you Jesus for a great weekend, amazing family, an awesome boyfriend, and wonderful friends.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Little Black Dress.

My wonderful boyfriend took me out on a date. We went to Johnny Carinos. AMAZING.
Earlier that day, I had gotten a little black dress. I bought it for Jocelyn's Bachelorette Party, but I didn't want to have to wait that long to have to wear it. I mean...what good is a new dress when it's just hanging in the closet waiting to be worn? SO I wore it out to dinner. :)

Sorry for my swimsuit tanline. I bought a new top to try to solve that problem.

My summer has been so relaxed and not busy. Then all of the sudden...BOOM. Busy! With great things, but just a lot at one time. But it's ok!

Still job searching...
School starts the beginning of September. I'm ready. I haven't been excited about going to school since the 5th grade. But I so am. Probably because there will be no math, english, history, or science.
Just hair :). The way it should be.

Speaking of hair...someone I know is making a drastic change to their hair today (not me! I'm growing it out...maybe? hopefully) so there will be pictures up later!

Monday, July 19, 2010

I got a black eye.
In the pool. I was shaking my head to get water out of my ears. My eye met Jordan's fist...
This was the result.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

I'm going to be an aunt!!
I can't wait.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Ali, Please pick Roberto.

I think the reason I like him so much is because he reminds me of Jordan. The way she talks about how he seems "too good to be true" or "too nice" like there has to be some sort of catch. That's how I've always been with Jordan. I just keep wondering when some hint of something I don't like about him will start to show. But here we are, a year of being friends, 7 months of dating. And still, not a single negative. Too good to be true? Nah. Just incredibly blessed.

Thank you, guys like Roberto and Jordan, for showing girls that they don't have to "settle" for less than they deserve!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sorry if I'm not alive tomorrow.
I did P90X for the first time today. HOLY COW. Hardest thing I've ever done. Meet Becca Tader. She is 18 and a half. She went to her friends apartment fitness center one time last year and "worked out" for almost an hour. That was the only time she's ever worked out. In her life.
So. Today's P90X was torture.

I think I may be ok though. Ibuprofen will be my good friend tomorrow I'm sure. The kids I'm babysitting probably won't like me too much, cause I'll be moaning and groaning from the intense pain I'm in.
K. Enough of that.

I had a freckle/mole thing on my foot. My whole life. It started itching last week. I scratched it. It came off...? Strange. Then. Like 10 minutes ago...another freckle/mole thing on my chest itched. I scratched it. Part of it came off. WHAT IS HAPPENING TO MEEE!?

I'm selling all my old prom/homecoming dresses on Craigslist. Cause now that I don't have a job, I feel broke. Even though I have plenty of money in the bank. It's a scary feeling though.

I had a good weekend. Wedding rehearsal, wedding, Jocelyn's bridal shower, swimming with friends, summerfest at central...Great weekend. :)

I'm so excited for Cosmetology school. And a Westerfield in the Spring.
But mostly...for Maria to come visit in a couple days!!! And stay for a MONTH! CAN'T WAIT!!!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sorry if my new swimsuit cover up blinds your eyes. But I got it for $1 at a garage sale. Be jealous.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

OH man.
Life is good. Real good.

First off, I GOT ACCEPTED into the JCCC Cosmetology program!! YES! I was getting so stressed out! But--I got it! Thank the Lord!!

Secondly...I got a "new" car yesterday! It's a white 2000 nissan altima. It's nice! We'll make it even nicer though :).

Third: I went into Beauty Express today to get an application. The girl there was so nice, and we talked for a while. She told me they're hiring, and really in need of people right now. So. I just filled out my application, will take it in at 2, and the manager will interview me!! Let's hope I get the job!!

Jordan has been home for a week now. Such a great week! :) We've spent a lot of time together, trying to make up for the time apart. Man I missed that guy.

I got to see ZACH LUCERO last night! I missed him so much!

I don't really know what else to say.

My throat is scratchy.
Sorry there are no pictures in this post, Kallie. Hope the content was exciting enough to keep you hooked. :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Wanna know why I'm so happy?!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

2 days 2 days 2 days 2 days!!!!!!!!!

I haven't been able to sleep lately. I'm too excited/anxious for Jordan to get home! When I do sleep, I have bad dreams. So I don't want to sleep. :)

I couldn't figure out what to get that boy for his birthday. But I finally did. He has a computer in his room....and he uses a TV tray as the desk. SO. I bought him a computer desk :). I'm going to go over there today or tomorrow and set it all up and make his room look awesome. Then get balloons and a sign saying "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" so that he'll have a sweet birthday present when he gets home! Woo hoooo! :)

I quit my job yesterday. WHAT?! Yep.
Next Friday the 18th is my last day. I'm looking for a job at some sort of beauty retail store (ie. Beauty Brands, Sally, Ulta, Beauty Express...). So...after over 2 and a half years of the Learning Center...I'm done next week! Weird.

What else? Hmm..
I took all my coins that I've been saving since I was little to the bank yesterday. $127.45! Yes! And I took all my graduation money to the bank and deposited it. Lotsa moneyyy. YES.

I'm going to go eat. bye.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

It's SO weird that as I'm getting ready to go to bed, my boyfriend is halfway across the world, waking up and starting a new day.

I really like Florida. A lot. I should probably live here.
Except.. I have a sun burn. Not a tan. COME on. I'm supposed to be super tan. Like this:

<----That's what happened last time I came here. Alright sun. Do your job.

I'm obsessed with the Bachelorette. But I just don't get it. She's literally dating 17 guys at once. I couldn't do it. Props to Ali! I like Frank.

I think I should go on vacation all the time. It's so much better than real life. I don't want to go back to work and real life next week. So I guess I'll just have to stay here.

I saw like 100+ stingrays today. They're EVERYWHERE when I look out from my balcony. And seaweed. Lots of it. Hope it goes away tomorrow so I can enjoy some beach time :).

I think I'm going to go to sleep...

Friday, May 28, 2010

I'm in Alabama. Somewhere. Not sure where.
In a hotel. My bed: pull out couch. BUT it's ok. Because tomorrow, I'll be in FLORIDA.
But. Problem. The forecast for the entire week: THUNDERSTORMS. Shooooot. I'm goin to Florida to get my tan on! Not spend time in the condo wishing I were out on the beach! :(
So let's all pray for no rain. K? Go.

Jordan is in the middle of his 18 hour flight to Africa! He left around 5:30 today (Friday). So he should get there in the morning sometime. You can do the math. Cause I'm too lazy. Pray for the safety of his trip and for his group. They're going to Swaziland. They'll be back on the 10th. He'll be gone over his birthday, and our 6 month anniversary. Sad day. But, it'll be an amazing trip. I know that for sure!

Well. I spent like 11 hours in a 7 passenger van, with 7 people. That's right. S.e.v.e.n. Every seat was full. Not ideal. We'll be there tomorrow though! Only a few more hours!

I saw Sex and the City 2 last night. It was fabulous. Go see it.
But don't go see it at 10 the night before you leave for vacation. Then go say goodbye to your boyfriend afterwards. Making bedtime approximately 2:30. Waking time: 5:30.
Not good. Sleep in the car? With seven people? I think not.


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sadie's been gone for a week.
Seriously...nothing good happened. Can I just say, I'm soo thankful that Florida is coming in 3 daysss!
I've been super sick these past few days. It got to the point where I passed out last night. SO scary! I think I may be getting better though. Hope so! Being sick on the LOOONG drive to Florida with seven people in the van is NOT ideal. So let's hope I get better!

One positive thing that happened over the weekend: I got a dog for my grandma! His name is Teddy. He's a maltese/yorkie. Adorable.

I don't have anything to say. Not sure why I started this post..

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


My precious dog of 14 and a half years took her final breath today.

She was acting really weird yesterday. When my parents and Jordan and I got back from my senior banquet, we knew something was very wrong. We called Liz and Tanner over, and we all spent a few hours saying our goodbyes and shedding countless amount of tears. We put her in her kennel, not expecting her to make it through the night.

I went upstairs this morning before work, and my dad was sitting in his recliner holding Sadie in a blanket. She was paralyzed. Eyes closed, but if we opened them, they’d stay open, without blinking. She wasn’t in pain. Just peace. I held my baby for the last time this morning from about 8:05-8:20. I said goodbye, having a pretty bad feeling. Knowing almost for certain it was the last time I’d get to spend time with her.

My dad held her all morning. Then he had to go to a meeting. So my mom (who has never been a fan of my dog, but always taken care of her anyway, since she knows how much she means to us) took over. She then put her in her basket so she could do some laundry. She noticed her breathing slowing down, went over and picked her up, and within a few moments, she took her final breath, and peacefully died.

I don’t know how to deal with this. I’ve had that precious girl since I was 4 years old. When Liz and Steven were at school when I was younger, the only friend I could play with was Sadie. She used to sleep with me every night. She comforted me when I cried. She was part of my family. And I miss her so much.

I’m thankful that she gave us a warning though. She had been separating herself from us for the past few months, and tried to help us get ready for her to leave. Yesterday she tried to get away from us so she could die alone, but we just wouldn’t let her. We wanted to be with her in her last moments.

I’m so thankful we all got to say goodbye. Except Steven. It breaks my heart that he couldn’t be here for this. He’s in Chicago for work, and he didn’t get to say goodbye. I couldn’t imagine not being able to say goodbye.

She stayed alive until I graduated. I am so happy about that. She saw all of my first days of school, so it was only right that she was there as I finished, too. She knew she had to be here for me.

This hurts.