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Wow. Hi guys. It has been over a year (more like almost 2) since I have written in this thing. Is any one still on here? I find it funny how I have a weird dream about Live Journal and decide to come back and peek in to see if things have changed much.

The last time I left off looks like before Joe and I moved and got married. We ended up purchasing a really cute "gingerbread house" I like to call it. We have been doing updates on it and I really feel comfortable here. It's nice talking about making changes and mapping out our next project! We learned owning a home is a lot of work, but I honestly can say it has been the best experience for us!
We have been married for over a year and I truly believe in the whole "falling more in love every day" motto. Over 11 years together and the guy still makes me feel like I'm living some sort of fairy tale. I am already a mushy person, but there is just something sexy about a guy who is smart, reliable, handy, and a romantic at heart. It's funny to think of our teenage years together and even our "dark" year when we were living with his mom and I have no idea how we made it out alive let alone how we made it out still together....and where we are now. We have been through everything and we have always remained faithful, strong, and at the end of the day know we are each other's core. Yesterday I sat on my couch while he was outside doing yard work (I no longer substitute but I watch my 9 month old niece Mon-Fri for a decent pay and plan on extending an in home day care when the time is right.) and just felt lucky.

We also have been trying for a baby for a year. Long story short, I'm infertile! Go me. We have done two medicated cycles and will continue doing so until I can't take it any more. We also plan on doing IVF if these cycles do not work. It's been a battle but I have been open about it and open to new ideas to make this happen. Here's my new blog if interested.


I hope you are all well! I'm going to take a peek on over to my friends page to make sure you are! ;)

ch-ch-check it out.

Uh, Hi!
I'm so sorry it's been a billion years. I PROMISE I am back for good, though. I seriously miss updating. I miss you guys. I miss everything about LJ!

The kicker is wondering where to begin...

Substituting is going awesome! I work two jobs now Mon-Fri. I sub until about 3ish and then head over to a daycare until 6. This is nice income for us, and in the summertime I will work 40 hrs a week at the pre school. It's super helpful, and I'm glad I have that opportunity while I'm in the midst of figuring out what I want to do with my life. I LOVE substituting, and until I pay down some of my loans I have to take a minor break from school, which totally blows, but I'm not the type to just give up and never return. I make decent income right now, and Joe makes even more decent income, so we are okay with money, it's just figuring out what exactly I want a degree in. After substituting this year, and seeing so many sad child cases, I kind of want to check out social services. I know the pay isn't GREAT, but that is one of those jobs that you don't get involved for the pay, you get involved to try and help kids. I'm going to look further more in to it. :)

Joe and I are doing fabulous, beside him being sick as a dog right now. :( He has two interviews next week for a promotion at work! I'm keeping my fingers crossed, definitely!

We have started our house hunt! We have looked at about 15 houses, and are looking at 6 more tomorrow. I think we possibly may have found one, but we just need to be sure. This is a huge step we are taking, and we want to know we are doing the right thing! I'm kind of nervous about house bills, but I know everything will be okay. I'm going to apply for as many counties as possible for substituting, and worse comes to worse I will commute the 45 minutes-hour from where we live to the county I am already hired in. Plus, I'm sure I will still be working at the day care, so it may just be worth the bit of a drive for the 100 dollars a day.

Ohhh, the wedding planning! How completely stressful and exciting everything is all in one. We have almost everything ready. We still have to pay $5,000 for the venue, (My mom is helping me BIG time with the venue. I am truly blessed, I know this. I have so many friends who are on their own, and I freekin admire them, because if I was one hundred percent on my own, I'd be having a back yard wedding with a keg. lol) I have to finish paying off the DJ and photographer, (Which I found out is one of the cheapest guys around-sweet deal)and I basically have to figure out the small loose ends. (Where we are going to get our favors, what I'm going to get my bridesmaids, etc) I'm getting married in FIVE months! It's super exciting, and considering I'm not some fancy girl who needs to have everything perfect, I'm kind of procrastinating. lol I found my dress, though, which is pretty and slimming! Whoohoo! :)

Besides that life is just going! It's going pretty good, though. Hope you guys are all great!



Okay, a bigger and better update coming but...

Joe proposed to me last night with the sweetest words, and most beautiful ring ever!
I haven't stopped tearing up. I am the luckiest person in the world.I love him so incredibly much! Our date is September 28th, 2013. We wanted it to be as close to our anniv as possible.(SEPT 26th)

It will be 10 years we've been together when we get married.

OMG....guys...I'm engaged. =D =D =D
By the way..

Glee season finale. I am a total nerd, and I am going to cry my eyes out. Just saying.

Oh, Glee...

Rant for tonight's episode of Glee. :)

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Writer's Block: No reservations required

If you could go out to dinner with a character from a current TV show, who would you choose, and why?

Tough one. Finn & Rachel from Glee. I just love them together, and it would totally be an awesome time! :D

Jul. 14th, 2010

Does any one have a Tumblr?
I made one, for some unknown reason..and know two people who have one. LOL
I would love to be able to read every one's interesting posts. :)
These are the days.

What is a book and/or poem you guys go to for inspiration? Just wondering =)
I'm pretty blank, and don't want to be negative about anything right now soooo..
Ask me anything! http://formspring.me/rachieroo26

Go for it, I don't mind answering any kind of question! :)
has anyone had to wait for more then a month to be credited their student loans?