Thursday, December 29, 2011

Love this amazing woman!


These two make my heart so happy!


TRUE Friends!

One of my new favorites of Jordan and me! Christmas Eve!

Our amazing, beautiful, comfy new sectional! Gotta love Nebraska Furniture Mart, and wedding money!


Christmas was so much fun! We got to spend SO much time with our families, and it was so fun to be able to be together so much!

We also got an AMAZING deal on an XBOX 360 and Kinect bundle, so we now stay up way to late and get way to competitive :). But, it's all fun!!

I am looking forward to this weekend! Love New Years!! Happy holidays to you!!






Monday, November 28, 2011

I love being a wife.
I haven't seen Jordan in almost 7 hours. This is the longest we've been apart since the wedding day. And I miss him. Pathetic?
I loved our wedding. The whole day was so fun and relaxing, and seeing Jordan as I was walking down the aisle toward him was the best feeling I've ever had. I can't wait to see our pictures from our photographers in a few weeks! The day was so amazing and beautiful, but it's hard to remember the details!
Our honeymoon was more amazing than I could have ever imagined! It was so fun, relaxing, warm, and just perfect. We love Jamaica, and it's definitely an adjustment to be back home. Even though we love home! And we love being able to have a home together.
I love that he doesn't have to leave at night after watching a movie or relaxing together.
I love that I get to wake up to him every morning.
I love that I don't have to take care of my house alone anymore.
I always have my best friend to hang out with!
I love just sharing life with the man I love and will spend forever with.

I know this "honeymoon" stage won't last forever, but I am looking forward to all of the different stages our marriage will go through. I'm even looking forward to the bad times, because I know it will only bring us closer and make us stronger.

Thank you Jesus for marriage. It is truly the most amazing gift.

God is good.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Well, here's my last post as a non-married woman :). I get married tomorrow!

After rehearsal tonight I did the pretty typical things of a Bride, I think. Finished packing my bag for wedding day, wedding night, honeymoon, etc. Then I did something that's probably not-so-typical. I dusted my house.

I wanted to come home from the honeymoon to a clean house. So I picked up, Jordan helped put dishes away (yeah, without me asking. he's THAT good.), I sorted papers and books, and, I dusted. Call me crazy, but I feel so much better knowing that things are good and clean for my husband and I when we return from JAMAICA!

We got the reception hall decorated, and it was so fun to watch all of my visions come to life. Everything turned out so much better than I had ever even dreamed of! I am so excited. The sanctuary is gorgeous as well.

Rehearsal tonight went very smoothly, and Jordan and I are just so excited to be getting married! Our rehearsal dinner was beautiful and absolutely delicious! We are so blessed!!

I'm not saying everything has been perfect (ehh, the sound guy, videographer, and guest book attendant all found out last minute that they had to work the night of our wedding...one of our main candelabras for the sanctuary is broken...etc. ), and surprises have definitely come up. But I have the best family and friends who step right up and find solutions and get things done! I am so lucky to have so many great people looking out for me!

I am so excited to get married tomorrow. TOMORROW.
I guess I should probably try to get some sleep. HA. What a joke...

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I get married next week.

Next. Week.

My whole daycare is covered in terrible stomach flu germs. I am praying I don't get it, and doing everything in my power to avoid it! Can't tell you how many times I've disinfected the room and washed my hands! This would not be an ideal time to be sick!

It is really strange to me that in 10 very short days I will be married. Then 2 days later I will head off to JAMAICA with my husband. OH man. Get excited!

Planning a wedding is definitely not how I pictured it. All I can say is that even though it really hasn't been too bad, I'm completely ready for it to be "over" with. I'd love to be able to go back to my semi-normal life of not having to constantly make decisions and think about 100 things at one time! Let's get this party started!

T.E.N. Days. :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I love being engaged.
Jordan and I have been doing premarital counseling, and I feel like we are really learning a lot about each other. We are going through the book and workbook for "Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts". It is such a great book, and gives us exercises to do that we talk about things we wouldn't normally think to talk about. We are able to have great discussions, and sort out potential problems that we may encounter on this journey called marriage.

We also got the book "Sheet Music" and have been reading it out loud to each other. It is just so great that their are tools out there like these books that really help couples know what they're getting into before the "I do's". I feel so blessed to have a fiance that is not only willing, but excited to reading and digging deeper into our relationship in order to prepare us fully for this commitment.

God is so good and He knows what He's doing-even when I can't see the good. Jordan and I are so blessed to have a relationship that consists of very little arguing, lots of laughter, and a ton of love. We are going into this marriage debt free, and feel very financially blessed-even though at times I may not feel like it. We have amazing families that are there for us no matter what, and not only bless our relationship, but encourage it.

This week at work has been pretty rough, and even when things seem the lowest, I still can find joy through Christ. Take a minute to count your blessings, not your worries. We tend to get caught up in all the "yuck" and don't really seem to notice how incredibly blessed and loved we are by our Savior.

These next 23 days before I walk down the aisle are going to be a roller coaster, I'm sure. Ups and downs at work, with friends, finances, and migraines. However, God is faithful. At the end of the day on November 18th, I will be Mrs. Jordan Seifert. Two days later I will be on the beach in Jamaica. What is there to complain about?! Life may not be easy, and I may not always be in a good mood.
But I can guarantee one thing: Through Christ, I have joy.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Makeover!

New design! I love fall!

Now that my blog has had a makeover, don't you think it's time for ME to have a makeover?? Yes please!!

MY wedding dress has arrived! I get to try it on on TUESDAY! Who's excited?! I'm excited!!!

We are hopefully getting invitations out by THIS Friday!! Get ready--they rock!

My nose is runny and I need to go get things done :).

Friday, September 16, 2011

Yes Please



GETTING THIS for when Jordan and I make the master bedroom "ours".


Can I have this for my door please?



I love fall clothes!
I'll take it. All of it! Especially the boots.


Sentimental Cider
Christmas Cottage
Amber Road

All 3 of these scents will soon be mine. Filling my house with the greatest fall and winter smells! MMmmm....

As you can tell...I haven't been thinking about fall and winter at ALLLL. Except for all the time. My work is now decorated for fall, and smells absolutely delicious thanks to Amber Road scentsy! It's even in a cute little warmer!!

Happy almost fall!!



PS: Wearing these for my wedding? Maybe! 63 days and you'll know for sure! :)






Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Anyone have good recipes they'd like to share with a poor engaged girl that just wants to save money by cooking at home?!? Please let me know :).

I'm getting married soon. And really trying to remember why we didn't decide to just elope.
Must have been my dress. It's awesome.

The naptime CD that I have to listen to (on HIGH volume) on repeat for 2.5 hrs is about to drive me insane. Not to mention that it doesn't even keep my kiddos asleep. COME ON.

Is making a grocery list incredibly difficult for anyone else? Along with cleaning stairs, changing sheets, and getting laundry out of the dryer? Maybe I'm just w.e.i.r.d.

"Stop stressing about the wedding. At the end of the day I'll still be married....."

Friday, September 9, 2011

So much

You know how people say that planning a wedding is a lot harder than it looks? I used to think that was crazy. But now I get it. There are just so many little things to worry about. Once you get the fun stuff out of the way, you just wanna say "I DON'T CARE!". That's where I'm at right now. How do I wear my hair? Will my dress turn out the way I want it to with the slip I bought? I need to send out invitations. I need wedding shoes. I need to start tanning. I need to actually work out-not just pledge to start tomorrow (everyday). Get dresses/outfits for showers and bachelorette party. Make slideshows. Choose fabric for centerpieces. Make sure everyone is happy! BLAH BLAH BLAH.
I'm just ready to be married!
Doesn't help that I have an ulceration on my gumline that needs to be fixed asap, which is a painful procedure that won't be fully healed for 6-8 weeks. Which is GREAT since there are only 10 weeks until the big day...ugh!

Let's be happy. It's Friday! Jordan FINALLY sold his car! I get to s.l.e.e.p. i.n. tomorrow! YES!

I'm going to stop here, because I can't think of anything to say, and no one reads this anyway :).
Back to drooling over Pinterest!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

DIY


First of all: Pinterest has taken over my life.
Second of all: Plum has taken over as my number 1 favorite color. Sorry pink. Still love you.
Third of all: I'm so crafty! Look!!!

Step 1: Find/buy glass vases/jars/bottles. Wash them!

Step 2: Spray paint them if you want. Any color. I chose silver and white.

Step 3: Pour Epsom Salt into a container. I chose a cake pan. Let your really cute dog help out- it makes your projects turn out better.
Step 4: Get your spray adhesive ready!
Step 5: Spray adhesive onto bottles. Roll/sprinkle epsom salt onto glass.
Step 6: Look at your creation!!!
Here they are! I decided you don't really need to spray paint them if you really don't want to. The white and the clear look pretty much the same, and the silver looks cool, but not necessary :).


LOVE them!!! I think I'll use them at my wedding reception, but until then, they'll be helping my house look cute!

On another note: I get married in 76 days. I love when Jordan calls me "my bride". I love weekends. I love when God shows himself to me in the most unexpected ways. I love my family. My dog is great. That's my life all summed up right now :).



Wednesday, August 24, 2011

You're crazy.

My Grandpa Harold Clerc, joined my Grandpa Tader and Jordans Grandpa Simpson today in Heaven. All within a year of each other. Sitting here thinking about how "unfair" this all seems, makes me start thinking about this past year.

If last year at this time you were to tell me that my life would be about 98% different by one year, my response would be - yeah right.

If you were to tell me that in a year I would:
Start and quit cosmetology school, I'd say- No way.

That I'd have a little nephew that would fill my heart with more love than I can imagine, I'd say- I'm excited, but it can't really be THAT good...

That within 11 months, Jordan and I would lose all of our grandpas. I'd say- That's not possible, and NOT going to happen!

If you told me last year that this is the year I'm getting engaged, I'd say- Psshh.. yeah right. That'd be too amazing.

If you told me last year that within a year I'd go through 3 jobs and STILL not know what I want to go to school for, I'd say- That's nonsense.

For real. If you told me all of that, I'd simply say: You're Crazy.

Well. Here I am. A year later.
Not in school, have an amazing nephew who has my whole heart, Jordan and I have lost all of our Grandpas, I'm getting married in three months, and I work full time at a daycare.
Life has thrown at me some pretty insane stuff this past year. Some great, some terrible, and some in between. But I can honestly say that I have learned so much in this year. I have learned that even when things seem to be the worst possible, I can give it all to God and he can provide peace when I least expect it. I have learned that death is horrible and beautiful all at the same time. I miss my amazing grandfathers so much it hurts. Yet I know they aren't hurting, and they're all together in Heaven. And I'll get to party with them and Jesus someday!!
I have learned that my fiance will be there for me no matter what. There is not a doubt in my mind that God made Jordan Seifert to be my husband.
Family will always be there for each other. And our love is our strength during hard times.
God is good.


Thursday, August 18, 2011

You know what I'd totally do if I weren't getting married in 3 months?

This:

I want to cut my hair so bad! BUT, the way I want to wear it for my wedding requires it to be long. So yes, I will most likely be the typical bride who chops all her hair off shortly after saying "I do".

I hope we get this for our wedding :). It's on our registry, but it's expensive. It'd look SO good in the living room though. Ahh. Just picture our future flat screen tv on it. Getting married will be really fun. At least, that's what I've heard ;).
Product Image Room Essentials® TV Stand with Sliding Door - EspressoThis can be my inspiration for not cutting my hair. Icandoit.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

SALE!

I have a ton of Mary Kay products on sale!! Let me know what you would like, and I'll let you know what the sale price is!!
I currently have:

(2) Microdermabrasion set
(3) Oil Free eye makeup remover
(3) firming eye cream
(1) Compact
(2) Black Ultimate Mascara
(2) Black eyeliner
(1) Olive Eyeliner
(2) Foundation Primer
(2) Facial highlighting pen
(1) Satin lips set
(2) Liquid Foundation Brush
(1) Age fighting lip primer
(2) Combination to Oily Skin Miracle Set (includes cleanser, moisturizer, day solution and night solution)
(2) Normal to Dry skin Miracle set (includes cleanser, moisturizer, day solution and night solution)
(2) Fancy Nancy nourishine lip gloss
(1) Gold rush nourishine lip gloss
(1) Pink Diamonds nourishine lip gloss
(2) Desert Sun mineral bronzing powder
(1) Sandstone mineral bronzing powder
(1) Dusty Pink Rose Lip liner


Comment, Email, text, or Facebook me to let me know what you'd like! Hurry before supplies run out!

Friday, July 22, 2011

It's been so long since I've blogged that I couldn't even remember my password! Time to step it up!
So, since my last blog, I've moved into Westerfield, GOTTEN ENGAGED, and planned most of my wedding!
My townhouse is so fun, and I am so blessed to have gotten such a great place to live! I love it and could not be happier!
Jordan Seifert asked me to marry him, and I of COURSE said yes!! You can go to our website here for more about that :).
Wedding planning is a breeze. Not sure why people get themselves so worked up and stressed about it. Yesterday marked 2 weeks since we got engaged, and so far I have my DRESS, bridesmaids dresses, tuxes picked out, cake ordered, flowers ordered, reception decorations planned, just not purchased yet..We are almost done picking out songs for the wedding. Tomorrow I'm going to a Bridal show to get lots of ideas and sign up for free stuff! I also hope to find a photographer tomorrow :).
I am so incredibly happy that we decided on a short engagement. We originally were planning on NEXT spring or summer. Crazy, huh?! Yeah. So when we decided on November 18th, 2011, everyone thought we were crazy.
"4 months to plan a wedding? There's no way you can do that!!"
Well let me tell ya. It's one of the best decisions we've ever made! Even though it's less than 4 months away, I still just can't wait and am so ready for it to be here!!
ALSO!! Look where we are going for our honeymoon.
Yeah. Not a joke. We aren't messing around here.








Sunday, May 22, 2011


I just ordered these shelves from Amazon for my kitchen. Don't you just love them?! :)
Jordan and I went on a FOUR hour shopping spree last night. Got a bunch of stuff to get me all ready to move in! Cleaning supplies, storage tubs, kitchen stuff, etc! It adds up quickly...never knew I needed so much stuff! I guess that's what happens when you go from living in a room your whole life to living in a 2 bedroom townhome!

I wish I had something exciting to blog about. Really my life has just been work, Mary Kay, and getting ready to move! I'm going to Branson in a couple of weeks with Jordan's family. I can't wait...I NEED A VACATION!! Never have I felt the need to get away this badly. It can't get here soon enough!

I should probably get to bed. It's going to be a long week!



Monday, May 16, 2011

May 25, 2011.
9 days from now.
I will be receiving my keys to my very own Westerfield Townhome.
WHAAAAT?!?!?
It's about time!! :)
Could not be more excited!
Maybe I could be a little more excited if this migraine went away. Time to enjoy my new memory foam gel pillow! Off I go..

Saturday, April 23, 2011

I sell Mary Kay!!!
I am so excited! Let me know if you'd be interested in buying anything, or hosting a party for me :).

I still haven't heard when my move in date for my townhome is...it's pretty much taking forever. But at least I know that I am getting one! WOOHOO!!

For Mary Kay we had a challenge last night from my director to get 5 women on a conference call. Well..I got 7! Overachiever? YES! But I made it in the email to my unit from my director:
"AND CONGRATS with 7 GUESTS ON THE CALL
QUEEN BECCA TADER!"
Awesome, right? I get a pink ice diamond ring for completing the challenge! Yay me! My first party is Thursday. Sooo excited!

I work full time at my daycare, and I'm in school part time. It makes for a very crazy, busy, stressful week. But, School is almost out, and I love my job. So I can't complain. :)

Please keep my Grandpa Clerc in your prayers. He fell and broke his hip, had surgery, stayed in the hospital for a few days, got moved to rehab for therapy, had issues, was moved back to the hospital, and is currently still there. He's in so much pain, and he gets very confused from the strong medicine he is on. Please pray for him, my grandma, and my family through this very difficult time.

Have a very Happy Easter!!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


I. GOT. A TOWNHOUSE!!!!

Can you believe it?! I actually got it! After 5 different units falling through on me, this one FINALLY worked out! I could not be happier right now!! I won't be able to move in until sometime in May, but that'll give me plenty of time to buy things and get everything all ready to move in! I am in shock right now! I can't believe I actually get a townhome! YESSS!

So, other than that, life's about the same. School, work, being sick. The usual.
Lucy got spayed yesterday. I feel soo bad for her! She was completely out of it all day yesterday, and when we tried to pick her up or move her, she made the most terrible pain noise I've ever had. She's a lot better today though. She's staying with me for the next few days until she heals, because I'm not working very many hours with her, so I can be with her more than Jordan can be.
This is pretty much how she will be spending the next few days. Poor baby. Sorry for taking out all of your woman parts.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Life and Death


6 months ago from today, this man joined Jesus. I miss him every day. But I rejoice in the fact that I will see him again someday. I love you Grandpa!



Tonight I said goodbye to this man, most likely for the last time. Jordan's grandpa Roy. Last night I said to him "Be sure to say hi to Grandpa Tader, and I love him!" He said "Yeah, it'll be fun." Tonight he told Jordan and I "You are a blessing". He hasn't been able to get very many words out, but when he does, they sure are extremely meaningful. He is such an amazing man of God, and it's hard to watch him the way he is, but the peace that the Lord has given this family is unbelievable. God is so good.

Thank you Jesus for the people you have put in my life. Thank you for my incredible family. Thank you for Jordan's strong family. Thank you for blessing me beyond belief. You are so good.


Tuesday, March 1, 2011


I don't know what to write about. You know why? Because if I wrote about my life, you'd fall asleep!
So here it is real quick!

Class Monday Wednesday Friday mornings.
Work everyday 1-6.
Hang out with family and friends.
Eat.
Sleep.
Save money.Look for townhomes.
Do homework.
Watch Say Yes to the Dress and drool.

Here's a little story for you. Jordan found a car on Craigslist. In St. Louis. So. Jordan, his dad and I drive 4 hours to St. Louis. Thinking this is going to be the best car ever, because the dealer said it was awesome. And the pictures looked sweet. We got there. The car was a pile of junk. I couldn't put my feet on the floor because I didn't want to kill the mold family that was growing there. It's their territory. Wouldn't have been fair.We drove it for about 45 seconds. Got out. Gave the key back. Headed back home. Awesome. But we got back to Olathe, Jordan found a car in KC he wanted to look at. So we went, looked at it, bought it, came back. So, at least at the end of the day he got a new car. Right...? Yeah.


Daxon got his newborn pictures taken recently... He's pretty stinkin cute. They ended up taking his shoes off though...they're a little big. He's my favorite nephew ever! :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011


My boyfriend is the greatest.
Don't you just love talks with friends that by the end of the conversation, you're just reminded of how blessed you are, and that your life really is amazing.
I had a couple of those yesterday.
They made me thankful for my friends who I know will never betray me. My boyfriend who I know will never stop loving me. My family who will be there for me no matter what. My God who loves me more than I can imagine.
What a great life I have.








Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Is it supposed to hurt this bad to think..?



I hate setting my alarm for the morning. I can never figure out what time to set it for.

"Ok. I can do this. I need to be at class at 7:59 (so that Jordan and I don't have to walk in late to class to the VERY front row to be able to find the ONLY 2 seats together),So. I need to pick Jordan up at 7:35. So. I need to leave at 7:25. So. I need to wake up at 7:05 (I'll eat breakfast after class)So. I need to set my alarm for 6:45 so I can press the snooze button twice. Crap. It's almost midnight...Oh well. Time to update my blog..."

Welcome to the brain of Becca Tader.


Just kidding. I'm not a boy. And I don't have a butterfly by my head.

It's more like this....

Yeah. That's more like it.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

SNOW DAY!!!

I haven't been able to say that in about 2 years! But, I don't have Thursday classes anyway, and I just found out the daycare I work at is closed today!

Unfortunately, I'll probably spend the day in bed or on the couch due to my nasty cold. I've only worked at the daycare a week and a half, and I ALREADY got sick. Here's to the new year and catching every single thing any kid in class has!

So, as you probably know from my previous post, I am not moving into a townhome anymore. Sad, I know. My roommate ran into some complications, and it just wasn't going to work. So... I'll live at home and save money. Which isn't bad, I was just SO excited to finally get my own place! But, I've moved on! And...I want to buy a house! :) Hah..not yet. Don't worry. But that's my goal. That is my motivation to save every penny I possibly can within the next year or so. Wish me luck!

I started my first college class yesterday: Into to psychology. I think I'm going to like it. I start public speaking in a few weeks. And I have a couple of online classes. Look at me. College girl. AND. The best part is---Jordan is in all of my classes! So now I don't have to look like a loser walking around campus trying to find my classes! Woohoo!

I'm gonna go take some mucinex. That word makes me sick.

Monday, January 10, 2011

It's over.
No townhome for Becca.
The end.


:(

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Stress.





This is pretty much the only way to describe this past week. Getting a townhome is a lot harder than you may think. Especially with a roommate. You have to try to match up schedules in order to fill out 2938231 pages of paperwork, figure out if financially it will really work out, see who has what furniture, and what you still need, WAIT to hear back from the manager to see if you qualify....the list goes on and on and on.
I'm not good at handling stress. Not. One. Bit.
Why can't it just be easy? It seems like after a year of trying to get my own place and move out, after years of saving for this very thing, it should just all work out. Sign some papers, get a move in date, and BOOM. You're in.
Life is not so easy sometimes.
And patience...well. I have none.

BUT! On the positive side, I got a job! At a daycare! In the infant room! YAY! It's not enough hours, but hopefully that will change soon!
Also, I've been dating my wonderful amazing boyfriend for a year and a month today. Whooo!
My family is all coming over tonight...which means I get to hold Dax again! Can't wait!