Wednesday, June 5, 2013

New Blog

If you’re thinking it’s been a while since I updated my blog, you are right. I’m sorry.  But I am turning over a new leaf, at a new blog address.  :)

You can now stalk me (and my handsome husband) at

Please come join me at my new blog, and leave me a comment with your blog address so I can be sure to follow you back from my new home.  If you are a private blog, I would still love to follow you, but my email address has changed, so let me know so we can get it all worked out!

Hope to see you all there!


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

This morning...

Love it when the two gentlemen in front of me open both of the big double doors so I can walk right through the middle. 

Bonus: The gust of heat from inside makes your hair whoosh behind you!

Yup, it’s going to be a good day!  

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


I am so blessed to have such amazing friends. Case and point {from our g chat conversation}:

Jessica:  ok, anyway, i have to go teach, but just to recap our conversation -> Hermione should have used the time turner to sleep more---> Hufflepuff is great because they have normal lives -> normal life is great when you get to see your husband in the evening -> you are a crazy bride in the evenings --> i'm going to give Mary my dna -> invitations, thank you notes, christmas cards -> christmas is the best.
Me:  Oh wow, I love us!!!!!
Where would I be without people like this who know me oh so well, and still love me?!?! 
P.S. Happy Halloween

P.P.S. I promise to return to my blog when my life returns to 'normal'.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Engagement Story

Though we had spoken about marriage, gone ring shopping and I knew the engagement was coming, sweet Chance really wanted the engagement to be a surprise. And Surprise it was!

A month in advance Chance had planted the idea in my head that Make – A – Wish was having a special open house for family and friends towards the end of the month and asked me if I was interested… and of course I was!

A night or two before he proposed Chance told me he thought he would have the ring by the next week, and I would only have to keep our little secret a week longer, little did I know the ring was on its way. Just to throw me off the path a little more, the day of the proposal Chance texted me to ask if I really wanted to go tour Make - A - Wish like we had planned. He had a meeting there that night and said I could meet him if I wanted, but if I wasn’t in the mood then he would just come meet me after his meeting. He seemed so nonchalant about it all, that I would never have guessed that was the night. :)

When I got there we wandered around and looked at the main floor and the grounds. It was so fun! We talked to one of the gals he works with granting wishes and she asked if it was my first time there and said she wanted to take our picture. I love pictures so I was game. When Chance put his hand around me it was FREEZING! This is a big deal because I have never known Chance to be cold the whole time we've dated. This should have been a clue that something was up!

When we went upstairs I saw a room that was changing colors - literally. It had a wood door, but there is a little window you can sort of see through and I could see the room lighting up and changing. I asked Chance what was in that room and asked to go in. He said it was the wishing room and he would show me how they do it with the kids.

You can see my silhouette in the window.  This is when Chance is proposing.  
 So he took me to a table and gave me a key to the door, and a medal canister that the children get to put their wish in. We then went in the room and he walked me through the process they do with the kids. The floor lights up and you walk around a waterfall and then the lights lead you to the spot where you put your wish. After I put the wish in I asked what happened to it from that point forward. He said that the wish granters would come back and get the wish, but that I could open it and see where the kids put the wish. So I opened it up (actually I tried, but I couldn't do it so he had to loosen it for me and then I opened it). When I took the lid off I could see a paper inside and I then knew what was happening! It was a Make-A-Wish paper that said it was a wish from Chance for Starlee and that his wish for me was for me to be his wife… I read it and looked up and he was getting down on his knee and then he asked me to marry him.

As I mentioned before – I said YES! :)

As we walked out of the room some of his friends from Make –A - Wish were standing there to take our pictures.
When we went back outside he had arranged for my mom to come pick up my car so we could drive up to Ruths Diner for dinner - that was our 1st real date together. :) He also had beautiful flowers for me - daisies, my favorite, and a stack of letters. One for each week until our wedding. They are love notes with a clue as to where our honeymoon destination is. So so thoughtful!

It was the perfect night, and as usually happens at Make – A – Wish, my dream came true!

Friday, September 21, 2012

I said YES!

Don't you worry, the story is on it's way! But for now just know that I am one happy lady to be engaged to this phenomenal man! 

Life is good Ladys & Gents! Life is Good! 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Club

Those of you who are redheads know what i'm taking about - The Redhead Club.  Those of you who are not redheads {or fake redheads} may not believe me, but i'm hear to tell you there is a special club among this little group that I LOVE being a part of.

This morning as I got in the elevator at the parking  garage, I happened to look over at the middle-aged woman in the elevator with me.  She was a redhead, who was obviously dyeing her hair and had some roots growing in, but I could tell that she was a true redhead. (Redheads can usually tell if you're just trying to fake membership in the club.) She was wearing a lovely lilac colored shirt and black pants...I just happened to be wearing a lilac shirt and a black skirt.  We immediately started chatting like old friends.  People getting in the elevator after us must have thought we knew each other by the way we were talking and laughing.

Just like that, a bond between two strangers... it's kind of like finding out you were in the same sorority in college, or maybe it's like noticing you're from the same small town, or maybe it's not like that at all.  What I do know is that there is usually a special bond between redheads.  The outside world may not always see it, but the redheads feel it, and it's a wonderful group to be a part of.

Monday, August 27, 2012

No time for blogging...

Last week I didn't have any time for blogging because I was busy spending every extra minute with this guy:

Oh goodness he's fun.  I smile more, laugh harder, sleep less, and enjoy life more when this guy is around.  After 25 years of practice Sky knows how to push my buttons!  He teases me like crazy in a way that only a little brother could get away with.

He also spends hours at night just talking with me about any random subject we come upon.  And when i've finally gotten to the 'mumble stage' when my sentences are no longer coherent we finally slip off to sleep.

Now he's off to live his dreams in the shiny state of California, and the Holman house is considerably quieter.