We are all the same people.
With sinning hearts that make us equal.
Here is my hand, not words said desperately.
It is not our job to MAKE anyone believe.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Life Together

Life since getting married almost three years ago has been a roller coaster of fun and adventure! Here are a few pics to catch you up since my last few posts before the wedding. 

Dating pics:

Wedding Pics:

Jake's Grooms 
                                          Wedding cake

We've been pretty busy!

 Concert at Cowboy's Stadium: 

 We got a sweet little puppy but we had to find her a new home because no matter what we did for her she wouldnt stop being aggressive. Not good when you're wanting to start a family!!

 Still have Deputy though. We've had him since we first started dating and he's the most amazing dog ever! :)

Made some yummy looking dog treats for our fur babies.

Did a little holiday baking hehe

 Made a trip to he hospital. Worst moments of my life!! :(
 I needed 4 bags worth! 

Hope to never have to go through that again! 

Also, a top "worst moment" since getting married.... Jacob's sister died last summer. It really hit home that we truly aren't guaranteed Tomorrow. 
We also learned to be grateful for the good times we have in life because just because we are Christians doesnt mean we wont go through trials and hard times.  Thankfully, we can call on Christ to give us strength through the bad times and rejoice when we do finally make it through the valleys. 

Ive also picked up sewing again. 

Fishin' in our spare time: 
Jake and I cooked this one on my new set of cast iron skillets :)

We bought a new game--
and had a blast playing it till Jake started whooping up on me! lol

 Bought a SUV

 Had spa day with Vannie

Helped some people on the side of the rode a few times

                   Designed and painted this room for Vannie after Sam died

 Acquired a Godson 

 Found out I have PCOS

 Survived this!

 And THIS!! Thanks Obummer!

Thats about it. :)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Wedding Stuff...

Our wedding website if finished now. I may play with it between now and December, but probably not too much. The Registery is up and going.... ;) lol

We got a lot of wedding details accomplished this afternoon. I loved getting to go to the Warehouse and trying to picture how everything would be set up :)
And we FINALLY got our song picked out for our first dance! I wanted to cry when I heard it---I was ready to get the wedding started right then and there after that!


Thursday, September 23, 2010


It's all starting to come together a little. The wedding, that is. We've got our Engagement pictures taken care of and our guest lists are made, the location is (finally) agreed upon, I've got my dressed picked out and purchased, his tux is picked out and ready to go...etc. All that's left is meeting with the DJ and the lady making my cake, making all the flower arrangements and getting a few more decoration bought/borrowed. Oh, and nailing down a schedule for the day. That parts kind of important, too. ;-)

I am SO grateful for all the help I've had these past few months. This would have been a million times harder and taken longer than the few months we gave ourselves if we didn't have everyone pushing us and giving us tips and ideas.

This weekend Jacob and I are going back to my hometown to take care of the newspaper and registering at J&J and True Value (mom's idea...) and to pick up a few of my things that I never got a chance to get.   Usually I go alone and I'm in such a rush to get back to Jacob that I don't take care of everything I need to take care of. It's going to be nice having Jacob home with me. :)

I'm in the process of making a website for Jacob and I. Now that almost everything is decided i'll be able to put all the details of our engagement/wedding on there plus some pictures. :)
I'll post the web address as soon as I get the site finished...or almost finished.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Give Me That Summer Lovin'

Can you feel it??
Summer is definitely in the air! I even changed my music on here to my "Summer Favorites" to help set the mood for me when I am writing.

Our squash plants are starting to have little squash babies! :)
I guess it's about that time again to pull out my Summer recipes and stock the shelves with plenty of white wine, (cooking wine, of course) Italian herbs and seasonings, and make sure the refrigerator is always full of Summer fruits and veggies! Oh, how I LOVE Summer cooking!!! :)
Summer also means much more reading and writing! Summer has always put me in the mood to read and write. First on the reading list, all my old favorites: Pride and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights, Common Sense, Emma, The Christmas Sweater and lastly, Sense and Sensibility. I always intend on reading more, but generally I never get too far past my favorites. I cannot wait to get started!

Last Summer I started writing several books. They were children's book. Too bad summer classes got in the way of me finishing, but who knows....I may put the finishing touches on a few this Summer and see what happens.

Well, off to lay in the sun!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

I'm a very, very lucky girl with a very, very special boyfriend. He makes me smile even when it's the LAST thing I feel like I can do and he is always successful in making me feel like the most beautiful, amazing, smartest girl in the world. I couldn't have found a better guy out there even if I had created him myself!
He's everything I need and more and I found that out once again tonight after my hair dying accident....
I truly am blessed.

Friday, March 26, 2010

I got called in to work today and I must say, it's been the craziest day Ive worked--by far!
I love it though. Id do it every day if I could (minus weekends, of course).
I went home on my lunch break to find that one of our cats had kittens...right on the front porch. :/
They'll probably be dead in a week or so though. The mom is young and doesn't seem to want anything to do with them. If Tifni were still living at the house she would take care of them Id bet. Who knows what will happen now though.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Undeniably Me

Midnight Pomegranate is my favorite lotion.
I love burning candles.
I usually save my meat for last when I'm eating because I'm still not a big fan of the stuff.
Cotton and cows make me smile :)
Blue is my favorite color
and I adore pearls!

I love crunching around in the snow...when we have it.
I think its cute to walk behind Jacob in the big footprints he leaves.

I love it when he tickles me, even though I act like I want him to stop.

Sweet tea and Dr. Pepper are my two favorite drinks.
I used to be addicted to Mt. Dew and Strawberry-Kiwi Capri Suns.
I love just about anything with strawberries in it.

My Grandmother was an amazing woman and I always do what I can to be more like her.
She gave me the confidence to cook and bake and now I love, love , LOVE it! :)
Sometimes I use too much butter when I cook ;)
And sometimes I rush my mushrooms and they don't saute correctly.

I love looking at the stars.
I used to study them for fun.

I love reading
and writing.

I want to write and publish a book someday.
Or maybe a series of children's books..

I used to want to open a daycare until I found out how much I loved studying medicine.
I wrote out every single detail of how my daycare would be ran.
I still have the spiral I wrote it all in....somewhere in my closet :/

I'm bad about keeping my closet organized.

I like my mom's friend Kimberly.
Shes so full of life and adventure!
Mom's lucky to know her.

One of these days I want to go to a Cowboy church.
Maybe Sunday?
I think Id like it.
I miss church. :/

My family is crazy.
Like insanely crazy.
There's never a dull moment.
But I'm proud to be apart of it.
I'm going to miss them one day if I ever get around to leaving.

The end.
For now..

I want a barn. Traditional. Big and red with pure white trim, nestled between rolling green hills with perfectly aged Oak trees standing in the distance and a peaceful, rock-lined stream flowing gently along the property line.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tragic though it may seem, it's mostly superficial.

Distance is no friend of mine. 2.5 hours doesn't seem like much....until it becomes the one thing that keeps you from what you want most often.

I'm in the mood to write a poem tonight, but that mood will probably pass by the second or third stanza so why bother..
I haven't really felt like writing much this semester. Perhaps it's because I usually do my best writing when I'm unhappy or feel close to God, neither of which I've been lately. I started off this semester so on fire for God, but silly me....fires eventually burn out. It was superficial. I want what I had last semester, what I had this summer, something! Anything is better than what I have now.
"No matter how many steps you take away from God all it takes is just one step back towards Him and He'll be right there." Jordan said that one night at Craft's college bible study and I'm quite certain it will stick with me forever.

Knowing my blog is like synced with my facebook page or whatever kind of keeps me from writing as freely as I'm used to because I know more people will have access to this than just my family and hometown friends who usually keep up with me through my blog. That being said, I've got nothing more to say till I can remember how to fix it so my blog posts stop showing up on facebook.

Friday, August 28, 2009

another poem..

This is just a real laid back poem I wrote one night for my little sister before she left for college. The rhyme scheme changes a lot, which isn't very ideal I suppose, but it's not too hard to follow.
New Journey
Lauren Parsons

We've been together through the years,
side by side we've conquered fears.
The years were hard, we made it through;
the laughs you brought were always true.

Some may say the time is near
for closing books and wiping tears,
but life is just beginning, Love,
and you will always rise above.

Share with the world what you've shared with us,
let them see it's in God you trust.
Go now into the world so wide,
let truth and honor be your guide.

Our separate paths will cross real soon,
we'll laugh and tease in your messy room.
Oh, the stories we will have to share,
I wonder who will have longer hair? ;)

These months will pass with grace and ease,
and you can always visit...please?
Until then remember, Sis
you are truly, deeply missed.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Looking for Rest

I need rest. Not the kind you find when your head hits the pillow, but the kind only the Lord can give. The peace only He provides. I want to run to my Father's arms and find sweet rest in Him.

Such rest He brings. Oh, how I long for that rest.