Monday, November 14, 2011

3 years

3 years ago my life changed.
It was Patrick and I's first kiss and when we started dating. It was a great night! We were invited to a bonfire from our friends. We went to the bonfire as friends and left as a couple. I have been blessed! Patrick in my life is so much fun. We love to have fun. I couldn't have asked for a perfect day!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Hello There...I'm Married NOW

Hey guys. Its been a long time since I've updated. Lets just say I'm behind. I won't rumble a lot, but I will just give a short story.

Got married on July 16th
Went on our honeymoon for a whole week. (So relaxing!)
Came back from our honeymoon and I accepted a job at Creative Photo Video.
Also when arriving back from the honeymoon, Patrick had an interview at Chesapeake.
The same day as the interview he was hired for the job! :)
Went to a Rangers/Twins game for Patrick's birthday.
Parents came for a visit.
Finished decorating the apartment.
Got cable and internet.
And now, we are just living life as the Rayners.

Its been a great time. Married life is extremely fun.
Here are some pictures as a recap :)

I'm sad that I don't have any pictures when my parents came to visit or of our apartment. I hope to add some soon!

Have a great Saturday :)

Monday, July 4, 2011

It's crunch time

Well folks, its been awhile since I've updated. I'm sorry about that. Weddings, planning my wedding and getting ready to move into the apartment that I will call Home.

My best friend Erin got married and my two really good friends Amber and Corey got married. I was blessed to be part of both of those weddings! Both weddings were beautiful and the brides were gorgeous of course! During Erin's wedding I started to get very excited for my wedding, but during Amber's I was starting to freak out. I guess it was because I knew it wasn't long time my wedding. There is so much to do! Thankful all the big stuff are done, just need the little details and then on top of that I need to pack and move into the apartment. These past days have been waking up, running errands, packing, and more wedding stuff. Every night around 10ish I'm tired. I can't wait until I can stop thinking about other stuff and just focus on having fun with my husband. (ah, husband. Weird to say that hehe)

We are now down to 12 more days! I know these days are going to fly by! I'm excited. Right now I'm just so excited to move all my stuff into the apartment. My parent's and I leave early Friday morning to Oklahoma to move all the furniture and my stuff into the apartment. Tomorrow morning Patrick will move all his stuff. I can't believe it. It's HAPPENING! :) I'm very excited. Here are some pictures from those beautiful weddings! I pray that these two couples have a happy and beautiful life together :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Oklahoma Bound

This past weekend I had the chance to drive up to Oklahoma to see my fiance and go to Meagan and Brock's wedding. I had a blast. I enjoyed every minute. The best part was that I had planned to surprise Patrick at least 3 weeks before. He had no clue. I lied to him for about 2 weeks. He thought I was getting into town on Friday afternoon, but I surprised him Thursday afternoon. Oh, I feel in love with his face when he saw me pull into the church parking lot after getting off of work. We hugged for about..ehhh..15 minutes. I hadn't seen him in over a month. It was so nice to be back in his arms. I didn't want to let go. After our moment we went back to his house to surprise Michael and Jared. I was glad to see them too! That evening we watched a little of the game and just laid in his arms. I can't wait to be married and do that all the time :)

After that evening I went straight to Alli and Kristi's apartment. I was so excited to see my roommate. And yes, I will still call her my roommate even though I will be living with a boy soon and he will be my roommate. It was so nice to catch up and just hang out with each other. I sure do miss those days when all we would do is talk. I also missed sleeping next to her. Our junior year, our beds were pushed together. We had a great night talks.

That weekend went by fast. Friday, Patrick and I spent the whole day together. We went shopping, went swimming with friends, went to two of his softball games, and watched Hangover 2 with friends. Great day. I also got my first tan of the summer. I was excited. The next day we had a picnic at Lake Arcadia. It was the perfect date. The weather was beautiful and we just ate our bp&j's. After the picnic it was time for the wedding. It was a beautiful wedding and Meagan looked beautiful. So excited for her and Brock!

Over all, the weekend was perfect. I had a blast and didn't want to say goodbye to Patrick, but I know in a few weeks I will see him again.

Oh, and another plus..I GOT MY ENGAGEMENT PICTURES! They turned out BEAUTIFUL! I love every single one of them.

Here are just a few pictures from the weekend. :) Enjoy!

39 more days till I get to marry my man :)

Picnic at the Lake Arcadia :)

After Patrick's softball games.

Patrick at bat. He got a hit on every at bat!

Patrick and Michael

Loved every minute with him :)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Anxious..I think so

Being at home is amazing, it really is. I have slept in, laid around the house, read, and just relax and enjoy summer. BUT..I'm ready to be married to Patrick. I feel like the days are going by slow. I'm used to being on a schedule and being very busy. I do enjoy these days. I appreciated them because I will look back and enjoy the fact that I had down time. I am ready to start working, but I know I may regret saying that haha.

I haven't seen Patrick close to a month. It has been a long time. I'm ready to see him for awhile. I'll be heading up to Edmond in 2 weeks for my friend, Meagan's wedding. I'm excited to see her and Brock tie the knot! And, I'm also ready to see my handsome fiance. It will be nice to see him for a few days. After that visit I will HOPEFULLY see him for my best friend wedding. With the whole job situation, I'm hoping he could come down, if not I will see him when I go up to Edmond for Amber and Corey's wedding. I'm also very excited for that wedding. This is the summer of weddings! When June 4th hits, there will be a wedding EVERY weekend till my wedding. Obviously I am only going to 3 out of the 6 weddings. Then I will attend mine on the 16th of July OBVIOUSLY! :)

One great thing about being home is that I get to spend time with my best friend, Erin. She recently graduated from ACU and is back home until her wedding on the 18th of June. I have known Erin for 10 years. Our lives are identical. We met our fiances and started dating them only a month apart. Erin and Kolby started dating Oct 14th (I think) and Patrick and I started dating Nov 14th. Then we are getting married a month apart. Her wedding is the 18th of June and mine is 16th of July. We have many memories together! We have laughed soo much during those times. With Erin and I were are just full of smiles and laughter. I'm thankful and excited that we are both part of each others special day. This past weekend was her shower from MacArthur. It was a so much fun. Only a few more weeks until her big day. I'm excited for Erin and Kolby!

Erin with a few of her bridesmaid at the Shower.

Me with the Bride-to-Be! :)

I get to marry Patrick in 55 more days!! :)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Goodbye college

Well, so much has happened in the past week or so. Gamma Banquet was last Saturday and it was so much fun. I had a great date and we had great car buddies. Katy and Colby rode with us and it was so much fun. Oh, and the food at banquet was FABULOUS! I don't ever say fabulous, but the food was just over beyond SO good. Great job Mary! She did good!

After Gamma Banquet was packing and then family arriving to OKC for graduation. Finals week went by soo fast. It felt like I just blinked and it was already Friday. Graduation was boring, but I crossed the stage and I'm done. Phew. Done with college. Now onto Marriage. Everyone I spoke with just said, "well, you are not done with college, ready for marriage?" I just laughed and nodded my head. Well, it is actually happening. I had my first wedding shower the next day. Patrick and I were blessed and definitely showered with gifts. It was so much fun to open all these gifts and imagine where they will go in our apartment. Our hostesses were AMAZING! They decorated the fellowship hall with a baseball theme. I was excited! We were blessed! These women did so much and made our shower a huge success! Thank you to all the hostesses! Here are just some pictures from the busy and crazy weekend.

Here is our awesome wedding shower!! I loved it! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

One event after another and now I'm home!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Prayers Please

Today, since its already past midnight, my dad is having surgery. He will have surgery on his right due to his carpal tunnel. Your prayers will be greatly appreciated! Thankfully it is an in and out surgery, but he will be out of work for two weeks. I love my daddy and miss him very much. I hope it all goes well and I'm ready to see him!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Robbie Burns & Engaged...

Two weeks ago I was asked to go to Robbie Burns. First of all, he asked Patrick for permission, then he asked me on the phone 3 feet away. It was a blast! I had so much fun at Robbie Burns. I sure did miss Patrick, but I had a great time with Ryan. I can't wait for Gamma banquet! During Robbie Burns I realized that it was the senior's last banquet then it hit me that my last banquet is coming up. I'm a SENIOR. It is starting to hit me. I will be graduating in 17 days. 17 days. It is coming up soo soon. I'm excited. I'm ready to be done with school.

These past weeks I have started my internship. This internship will only last a month, but I have learned so much. I'm praying and hoping that this is the place for me when I get back from the honeymoon. Everyone there is so nice and fun to be around. I enjoy interning there a lot. I know I will regret saying this, but I'm ready to start working and be a working lady and MARRIED.

I will be marrying Patrick in 96 more days! I'm so excited. It is coming up soo soon. Today the invitations were ready. My parents went to go pick them up. I can't wait to see them when I go home. I'm also having my first shower the day after graduation. I can't wait! I'm excited that my family will be there with me. I just can't wait to just think about the wedding and my marriage with Patrick. School just needs to be over already!

Well, it is 10:30 and it is getting close to my bedtime. I get worn out every day. But I will end with some pictures from Robbie Burns :) Gamma Banquet is in 11 more days.

Me and my date. We love this picture and Patrick laughs at it.

Me and Kayla

Me and my Niles sister, Katy

Me and Amber

GAMMA at CHI banquet

Me and Hudson

The officers from 2010-2011

Me and Jared