Wednesday, May 29, 2013


First off!! Thank you for all the congrats on getting into nursing school. I have been worried about that for the longest time and it is like a big weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I know it's going to be hard but I am so excited to start this journey!!

So, I haven't really posted anything of much interest lately but I've been quite busy and lazy! As you saw in my brief post the other day I was road tripping to Illinois to attend my cousins wedding. My sister and I were guest book attendants. It was a beautiful wedding and such a great trip. I hadn't seen my cousins in 5+ years so it was so great to catch up with them and meet some of her friends and new family. Friday night we had the rehearsal dinner for the family and wedding party. Then after that us girls went out and got manicures and pedicures and went to steak and shake for shakes. We had a great time just visiting and catching up. Then Saturday morning we went and got  our hair done and then had the wedding and reception. Everything went great and no big problems. Except for when the minister started quizzing my cousin and her fiancĂ© during the wedding. They were caught completely off guard but they passed :)

Getting my hair done

The getaway cars aka my aunt and uncles other children :)

The wedding party

The guest book. It's an actual lid from a bourbon barrel. You could still smell the bourbon on it.

The cake and cup cakes

Our nails :) I had hot pink with sparkly accent fingers

Sunday on the way home from the wedding we made a detour through Springfield Illinois and went to the Lincoln museum and tomb. It was very interesting. Out of all the presidents Lincoln has been one of my favorites. I did a project about him way back in the second grade and since then have always been interested. I really encourage anyone to go because it was awesome. Sorry I don't have any very interesting pictures but they didn't allow cameras in most of the museum :( I have a new fancy camera but no I don't get to use it I WAS MAD!!!

This was supposed to be a replica of his boyhood home. You go in and you go through his life from boyhood to presidency.

Lincoln as a boy

Lincoln family

While we were in Springfield we also went to Lincolns tomb. We didn't go up close to it or in it because there were a lot of people but I took some pictures.

The tomb
This is the grounds keepers house or something like that. Don't remember
This was the mausoleum of a governor of Illinois. I thought it was cool looking.

Finally for the past few days we have been blessed with lots and lots of rain! In 2 days we had 5 inches. One night we got like 1 inch in like 15 min. It was crazy. The good thing is that our pastures are looking amazing and we have lots and lots of green green grass. My garden is doing really well with all the water and heat things popped up over night. Please disregard all the weeds and grass. I was gone 3 days and it is literally a mud pit and hard to get into but It will look better once it dries up and I can get in there :)
My Peas

An onion

Some lettuce

Green beans

Roma Tomato

Jalapeno Pepper
Look for tomorrow (Thursday) I will have a guest post on a blog about nursing. I will have links tomorrow!


  1. I have been to the Lincoln Museum!! It is totally awesome! One of the best if not the best museum I have ever been in. Did you get to go into any of the theaters? We actually got to eat a dinner in there and had the whole place to ourselves, (well us and the 200 people who were on the same trip with us).

    1. That would be awesome. It was pretty packed being a holiday weekend. But my sister went when our FFA went to National Convention and there were no people there. Yes we went to both theaters and they were awesome especially the Ghost Theater!!

  2. Looks like you have been having a great time! The Lincoln museum looks neat! THanks for sharing it! LOVE your background too by the way!

    1. Thanks Julie! I love to change things around every now and then :) Yes the Lincoln museum was amazing!! Lots of fun!

  3. The museum looks very interesting! Something I'd like to visit. Thanks for sharing pics!!


    1. Yes I would encourage anyone to go It was lots of fun!