In His Words

The following post, is the first of fifteen days my husband has started to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year. He always does something really sweet every year, and I think this year he may out do himself. He has already brought me to tears twice in one day.

The following is his post on my facebook wall:

A few years ago I messed up and gave Angel Williams the love of my life an awesome Valentines gift, (guys this may seem like a good idea while trying to win the heart of a woman but trust me, bad idea) Now I have these incredible expectations to live up to each year! But in all truth and honesty I love this woman with all my heart and soul and would do anything for her and I love coming up with new things to surprise her. So this year baby we are not going to do valentine’s DAY for you it is officially canceled SURPRISE!!!!! 

Just kidding instead we are going to do 15 days of valentines cause one just isn’t enough to show my love to you. 

You will receive a song with explanation of why I chose it on here each day so I can show the world or at least a small portion of the world why it is I feel the way I do about you (DISCLAIMER: to the world they may not all be love songs in your eyes but they are to us in our own redneck way :)) along with a few gifts along the way! I love you baby, and could never explain it in ways I could even understand so I will attempt it through others music to try to put these feelings out there for you.

Day 1, Song 1 – Verse 1 – The first verse of this song is so accurate, I thought you were so pretty when I first saw you, it was hard not to stare, then I found out how old you were and forgot about that ever happening  you were way to young for me. Then you (and Mia) kept pushing me to go to your b-day party for Karaoke! It was the best decision I ever made! We flirted and I realized we had a lot more in common than I thought possible we did spend 45 +/- an hour or two to kiss goodnight on the porch that night (that’s literally where we were for you people with one-track minds so no shes not that kinda girl) I didn’t know where this was headed at the time but I liked you a whole lot so i thought I would see where it went! Now the chorus “now you are my whole life I couldn’t live without ya girl” so so so true you are my everything. 

verse 2 – the proposal – this song actually inspired my proposal and gave me the whole idea (not sure I ever told you that) “I took you back to where we first met and got down on one knee.” You convinced me to sing a song at karaoke that first night and oh man did I murder it  (amazed you still liked me after that) but I had always wanted to sing in public and never had the courage so this didn’t ruin me it encouraged me I got a machine and practiced at home and we started singing together all the time. The bar where we first met (in a relationship way) did not do karaoke anymore so I went to the bar we visited the most and sang a song (reserved for another day) at the end I got down on one knee and my whole life changed “and I thought I loved you then” boy was I wrong still didn’t know what love was! 

Bridge (I think its definitely not a verse) – Child – he can see her with a baby on the way – Well I saw you carry and love our children with all your heart and it made me love you more, “I can see you now with your hair turning gray (children and a husband will do that to you :)) and I don’t see how I will ever love you more but I’ve said that before and I’m sure I will look back one day and say I thought I loved you then” This sums up our life in every way and was almost your proposal song it was a hard decision to make cause it would only be done once in my life to you, I wanted it to be perfect! Of course you had to ruin it on the way and go looking somewhere you never do and find the ring box on the way there that night but imperfect really is the perfection of our life together! We have been through so many good and bad times, fun and sad, tears and smiles, it has made us the couple we are and I hope you never forget it or regret it! 

Sorry this came out so long had no intention of that just so much to say! I love you baby enjoy your first of 15 songs 



And then he came to my work, and had our son carry in a rose. Watching our little boy walk in with that rose in his hand was so cute. And Kyrie had some chocolates in her hand, and Josh had a few more presents too. It was entirely unexpected and super sweet, if not way too distracting. He gave me a box of chocolates, a rose, a stuffed monkey, and some darts… (he says they go with a package that is not yet here. Curiosity spiked.)



I am loved. I am blessed. And I have NO IDEA how I am gonna even compete with this one. =)


Thank Goodness

Family: I am thankful for my beautiful boy Zander who turned two today.Image



Work: I am thankful for having two days off, it really gave me time to clean up our natural disaster of a house.


Life: It feels so incredible to be so financially stable. Are we where we need to be yet, not quite. But to be able to take Zander to the store to pick out a birthday toy…. that was never even a possibility in the past. We are getting there, and it feels so good.

A Glimpse Into Days Gone By


Family: My little Zander has grown up so much, he will be 2 tomorrow. I miss his young, happy curiosity already… I know someday soon he will “know everything”. 



Nature: This is the amazing place that my husband picked out for us on our honeymoon. It was so beautiful and perfect.



Random: At my wedding I realized I didn’t have all I needed. Something new… sure my brand new cowboy boots. Something old, well technically my dress was. (I got it from a thrift store, minor alterations were all that were needed.) Something borrowed???? Allason covered that one, I wore her infinity, (or forever young or something like that) bracelet down the aisle. But then came something blue… I was outta time so I decided a blue pen would be enough. Mariesa wrote it right above my boot, and I was good to go.

10 Things

1. When I was little I used to wish my parents had named me Elizabeth. (Mostly because I wanted to be like Elizabeth in Sweet Valley Twins)

2. I dream of someday having a book of my poems published.

3. I rediscovered one of my favorite songs tonight, Colorado Sunrise by 3OH3!

4. Tetris is my favorite video game in the whole world.

5. I want to throw a dart at a map and start driving.

6. I had my children’s names picked out since high school.

7. I actually like when it is Friday the 13th, it always seems to be a good day for me.

8. I used to think that the color purple was evil…. now it’s my favorite color.

9. I love to scrapbook, I just don’t make a lotta time for it.

10. Fall is my favorite season, but i don’t deal with cold weather very well.

McDonald’s and Me

I love my job. I love being a McWeirdo. I love the people I work with, I love the stress I work with, I love the amazing things I get to learn everyday. Yes, I will complain… About the customers who think they know everything, about doing schedules with an impossible target, about the occasional irritation with a co worker (I do work with an awful lotta teens…. My patience is only so great.) It may cause rifts, with the time I spend away from home. With the never ending “I will always stick up for my job” (even though sometimes I know, Josh is right and I am wrong). With the days that are almost to crazy terrible for any human being to survive.

But it is my home away from home. The first place here in Idaho I could call my own. Where I met my first friends, where i met my first roommate, where I met my husband. McDonald’s was the starting point to me building my own life. It helped us survive when every day was a battle uphill. it paid the bills, put gas in our car, put food in our house. Even when I left, I was able to come back. And let me tell ya, I don’t regret it.

Without McDonald’s, I wouldn’t have Mariesa, or Josh. I wouldn’t have had crazy adventures after dark. I wouldn’t feel nearly as accomplished about what I am capable of doing. I know that to a lot of people McD’s is a dead end job, or a joke… but really. THIS. IS. MY. LIFE. So put it down all you want. Laugh about “minimum wage hell”. Joke about people “wasting” their lives away. But I will stand proud. I love my job, I love what McDonald’s has done for me, and I can’t wait to continue my CAREER here. 

Yours sincerely,

A Proud McWeirdo.


Mariesa and I at our manager’s outing today.