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Howdy y’all!

So, I have a favor to ask of all of you, a prayer request if you will.

Kyle and I have been on the hunt for a new home for quite a while now.

I’m commuting almost 4 hours a day and not only is it taking a toll on the bank account, 

but also on my sanity. 

— Long story short —

My sweet Mamaw has been living in an assisted living facility for a while now, 

and her house is just kind of sitting there empty.

My parents came up with a genius idea that Kyle & I could live in it, 

pay for the utilities, save up for a house of our own – 

but also work on my Mamaws house while we’re living in it, ya know – fix it up a bit 

and just take care of it for her while she’s not able to live in it. 

Well, My Mamaw isn’t quite herself lately so she didn’t take that too well,

and felt as if we were trying to take her house from her.

But in reality it would just be the perfect situation and help all of us out.

It’s closer to my job, it would help us save money for a home of our own, 

and we would fix her house up and keep it safe while she’s away. 

Today after work i’m going to go visit her and possibly talk to her about it,

so if y’all could say a little prayer for me!

Just pray that if it’s Gods will that we move there for a little while that my Mamaw 

will have an open mind and trust that we will take care of her home for her & 

know that we aren’t trying to take it away from her.

I know there’s power in prayer so hopefully we will have an answer today!

Y’all are the best, thanks for reading this little blog of mine.

Happy Friday!!!

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How come no one warned me that all of my money would disappear when I grew up?
Gosh, paying bills is so lame.
It’s not only lame, it’s also stressful and depressing.

Kyle and I are currently renting right now,
and ever since the break in I honestly can’t wait to get out.
I know break ins can happen anywhere and it was probably just random bad luck,
but still, I do not feel comfortable here at all anymore.

Can someone just loan us a couple 100k?!
Wouldn’t that be convenient?!

One bummer about owning your own business is you can’t get approved for a loan
until after you’ve been in business for 2 years, so that’s also holding us back!

Kyle really wants to live out on land somewhere,
I would like land also, but I want to live close to the city as well.
Working from home makes you realize how desperately you NEED errands to run,
and a gym to actually go too.
I also don’t want to be too far away from family.

I guess this is what happens when you get married,
life decisions start happening, and they aren’t as easy to make as you would think!
Unless if you have an unlimited money supply of course.

If you could just be praying for us that would be awesome!
I’m desperate for us to get out of the house we’re in now,
so prayers for us to find the perfect home that we both love and that’s in a good location.
And of course for me to be at peace in this home until we are able to find a new one.

Happy hump day ladies, and thanks for being so awesome <3

xoxo, Monica

After florating the river we all headed back to the house

to stuff our faces and get ready for the wedding!

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Wedges: Tillys.com

Necklace: LuLus.com

The wedding was beautiful and VERY warm.

Needless to say we were all very sweaty and very exhausted.

Us 4 ended up leaving after dinner was served.

We got back to the house and did a whole lot of nothing.

Omg I just realized I forgot to mention my new BFF Penelope!

We met her the minute we got there and I fell in love.

she was so precious.

Anyways, we got home, fed some deer, then all relaxed until my parents got back.

They didnt get home till about 10 and we were all SO exhausted.

We were all leaving in the morning, My parents, Tara & Jonathan were going ziplining

and Kyle and I were going to one of my best friends little girls 2nd birthday party.

The night was going well until Kyle received a call, he didnt answer and then

the same number started calling my phone.

He got a voicemail while they were calling me and he listened and it was the

alarm company, so he immediately answered my phone.

The alarm company was calling letting us know our alarm was going off,

and were seeing if everything was okay.

I immediately panic.

We had them dispatch the police and anxiously waited for them to call back.

About 30 minutes later we received a call from an Officer Evans.

By this point I was shaking and anxious and praying for the best.

I am already a paranoid person & always think someone is trying to murder me.

(thanks to criminal minds, CSI, The Following…etc.)

We were hoping and praying that it was a false alarm.

As I was sitting there I was just waiting to see Kyles face make some kind of 

obvious reaction to what the officer was saying.

Kyle was SO calm.

And then Kyle repeats the officer and says

“So they kicked the front door down?”

I immediately burst into tears.

I felt fear, anger, sadness, and so many other emotions.

I know these kinds of things happen all the time but you never really think it will happen to you.

And well, I didnt take it so well.

The officers were walking through the house, going through every room

so Kyle could let them know what he thinks was stolen.

As far as we could tell they only took my laptop.

Which kind of breaks my heart.

I have always taken my laptop EVERY where I go.

It has so many memories, special notes, pictures etc.

I had literally deleted everything off my phone the day we left and dumped it onto my laptop.

The only reason I didnt take it with me is because a few days ago Kyle had spilled

a little water on it and it was running slower, so we were going to take it to the apple store

as soon as we got back.

I think what I was most upset about is that I was finally staring to consider this place home.

It took me a while but it was finally starting to happen, 

but now I literally cant wait to get out of here.

The scary thing is whoever did it must have been watching our house for a while to know

we were out of town.

Oh and did I mention they broke in at 9pm?!

WHO does that? Our neighborhood is VERY busy and we are right by the entrance

to the neighborhood.

The whole thing seriously just blows my mind.

Needless to say I’ve been extra paranoid lately.

I’m upset about my laptop and other things being taken but beyond grateful

that me, Kyle or charley werent there to experience the break in.

It could have been SO much worse so I am SO grateful that it wasnt.

What also blows my mind is that we have stickers and signs that we have an 

alarm system posted ALL over the house AND front door.

Ugh I dont know the whole thing just makes me feel uneasy.

We are going out of our way to make sure it wont happen again though.

The bastards are lucky we werent here because they wouldve gotten 

a bullet or 3 in the chest REAL quick.

Anyways, thank goodness we are renting this house and we arent stuck here.

and thank goodness it wasnt any worse.

Just pray for us because it’s definitely not a good feeling knowing a

criminal was recently in your home going through your personal items,

 it’s terrifying actually.

Prayers are MUCH appreciated. 


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Jeans: Forever21

Shoes: DSW

We celebrated my moms birthday this weekend!
So Kyle came over and so did my sister and brother in law,
and we used all of our Christmas gift cards to take my parents out to a nice lunch haha
(you gotta do what you gotta do)
We took them to Logans roadhouse and all ate an unhealthy amount of food.

This is the only picture I managed to take that day.

After eating dad took the boys to this new indoor go kart place,

they loved it, obviously.

Then we went home and had way too much dessert and all plopped on the couch!

It was a pretty good day!

So now I need all of you to do me a favor…

the weather has been absolutely beautiful here, but a cold front just came in.

I’m begging all of you to pray your hearts out that the weather is nice on February 9th!

I can’t really picture my wedding being inside and I’m really hoping and praying it won’t be.

So prayers for good weather on our wedding day are EXTREMELY appreciated!


Hope you all have a wonderful day!