Shortly after the engagement, the wedding plans started! We decided that since we were both country people, it would be awesome to have an outdoor wedding..in the fall! We set the date for September 15, 2012 and began to think of the colors and types of decorations we wanted to have. We decided on Royal Blue, Silver, and White for the colors, and western as the theme or decoration style. The wedding party was chose and we are proud to have my sister, cousin, and best friend as the bridal party, and Jesse's brother, cousin, and friend for the groom's party. Also, my cousin and his little brother will be the flower girl and ring bearer!
As for decorations.. here are what we have so far.. that there are photos of!
Also.. in October.. we added another new addition to our family.. To go with Diamond, and our three rats.. (as of yesterday now two.. Shay took one.. ). His name is Hotdog. He is a little over a year old..and is a dachshund. He is for sure Jesse's dog.. he freaks out when Jesse leaves..and listens best for him..
After Jesse moved to Hutchinson in May, we ended up moving to a new, and much better apartment in early June! It is in a better part of town, thankfully much more quiet than the one we had previously (it was Shay & I's to begin with.. then Shay moved.. and then we moved!), and the neighbors thankfully don't fight all the time or at all.. unlike the old one!
With this move came Diamond. Diamond is my beagle.. I got her when I was 12.. and for the first year of college, my parent's were awesome enough to keep her until I could take her with me! The first apartment was anything but pet friendly.. Though we "hid" out pet rat's because lack of pet's was just not going to work for me.
Also, in May Jesse started a new job, working as a welder at Agco! He builds various parts of combines, depending on what the company has orders for. During the same time frame I went from having four jobs (crazy me) to two.. and now I just have one! :) I also am still going to school for Architectural Drafting!
Well.. where to start? I guess I will start from the beginning. :)
Jesse & I started dating in October of 2009. We met our Freshman year of high school.. got crushes on each other Junior year.. and finally.. Senior year we actually had the guts to go out on a date.. (I asked him.. he's shy) :)
From there.. things just got better! Our first date was actually in September.. but we were just getting to know each other for that month between the date, and the day we actually became officially in a relationship.
We dated all through our Senior year, through the summer before college.. then college hit! There were many doubts as to if we could make it work simply because of our choices of school. They were five hours apart, and practically clear across the state. We started out going home every other weekend, which wasn't so bad.. but then.. I got a job that required me to work weekends.. So I could only get off maybe one weekend a month. Man it is hard going from seeing someone every day, to once a week, to twice a month, then down to once a month!
Then with one job came two, then three, then four! Crazy me.. and going home got harder, and bless Jesse's heart, he would come see me.. drive all five hours.. and deal with me going to work and stay at my sister and I's apartment for a few hours..and wait for me to get off work so we could go see a movie or go out for dinner. Also.. thank God for cell phones and free mobile-to-mobile & nights& weekends.. I won't say how much we talked..but it was a lot!
Then.. at Christmas 2010.. Jesse surprised me with the BEST gift ever! :)
A promise ring! It also has a matching necklace!
This put an end to any doubts as to if we would last
through college.. :)
Needless to say.. we did make it through his year of school..and he moved to Hutch and we now have an apartment together!
That's all for right now.. but I will put more on soon!