Saturday, November 26, 2011

OM to the G!

Hello lovely ladies!

I am ALIVE! It has been way, way, way too long and I have missed you! This is going to be a long post to explain my absence, so you have officially been warned.

 Let's start out with my BIG NEWS first...

He put a ring on it! We got engaged Oct. 14th and I could not be more happy and excited! It was a very low-key proposal- I kind of knew it was coming, but that's our style! We went to my favorite Mexican restaurant and he popped the question at home. The big day is July 20th, 2012 and I am SO EXCITED! This is where our reception will be, and I cannot wait! So pretty and fun...

Reason #2 I have been M.I.A:
My sister donated part of her liver to my mom on Nov. 3rd. No worries- both are doing just great! I cannot tell you how scary it was to have both my mom and baby sister (she's 22) undergo such a major surgery on the same day, but in the end it was all worth it. My sister has given my mom her life back, and there is truly no greater gift on earth! She is and always will be my hero. *Tear*

Me and my mom 2 weeks after the transplant! Looking fab, Mom!
Casey 3 weeks after transplant on Thanksgiving! Her sense of humor is back- she's holding the turkey liver...

Reason #3:
I am finishing up my masters program and will be student teaching this coming spring! Scary and exciting all at the same time!

Needless to say, I had a LOT to be thankful for this year! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with lots of love, laughter and of course food!

 Have a fabulous weekend!!!


Jenn╩╗s Adventure╩╗s said...

WOW! So much going on!! First -- so happy your Mom and Sis are good! 2nd, CONGRATULATIONS^2!!! Engaged and almost finished with your Masters -- that is awesome girl:)

Victoria said...

wow! lots of big things!! glad your mom and sister are recovering nicely! congrats on the engagement!!! how exciting!

and student teaching-fun times those months are :) good luck!

Em said...

Congrats! I'm suspecting my other half is thinking about popping the question somewhat soon too!! I'm so excited for you and you are definitely glowing in that photo with your bling! :)

Liz Taylor said...

WOW!!! That is amazing! I am praying for them both babe!