Tuesday, February 22, 2011


I'd have to say I got pretty lucky in the parent department.
I know I'm really lucky because I know I have hurt them but yet they still love me and are pretty happy for me with this wedding.

My mom is being great with the wedding planning. She is helping out even more than I thought she would. She is busting her butt making 4 dresses one of them being a wedding dress. I am so grateful for all that she has been willing to do for me. We have had a great time with all of it. For as long as I can remember I have been able to tell my mom anything. I would always come to her with boy questions and advice and she was more than happy to share her advice and experiences. I hope to one day be that way with my daughter.

I think I am a lot like my dad. We are both pretty quiet and shy. We both think of others first before ourselves. When it comes to decision making my dad will always base his decision on what would be best for others without even thinking of himself in the process. He works really hard for his family. Growing up I always remember playing sports with my dad because he never had a son. We would play catch and ping pong, horse and soccer. Sometimes we would play without even speaking because we didn't have to. Each other's company was enough.

I love them both and all that they have done for me. I know it was really hard on them when I moved out and I am so glad that they have found a way to get past it and love me anyways. I am so grateful.

Monday, February 21, 2011


This one is so easy!
My first love was of course Michael.
When we were in 5th grade I would play basketball with the boys at recess so that I could play with him and he would always pick me for his team even though I probably wasn't any good.
At the end of the 5th grade school year Michael moved away and I cried. Yes I admit it, I cried! I was so sad! I even drew hearts around his yearbook picture.
When he moved back in 8th or 9th grade he was soo mean to me!
He would tease me and he even tripped me in the hall once and I fell flat on my butt and he just walked away!
I know what a jerk right!?
Peach days of like 9th grade year came around and he asked me out. I said no because I had my eye on someone else. I also thought he was joking because he had been so rude to me! But we did exchange numbers and remained friends.
Then comes junior year of high school. I was in the gym practicing stunts for an assembly. I was tossed up and I honestly don't know what exactly happened but I ended up straight on my back on the gym floor. Michael just happened to be in the gym when it happened for a PE class.
After school that day he found me and told me he saw what had happened and wanted to make sure I was ok. I was currently seeing someone else and they didn't even seem to care as much as Michael did.
That was such a cute moment but we didn't really talk too much after that.
Until one summer day the summer before our senior year. I get a text way way late at night and it's him. We started talking and he started using all of those cheesey lines on me.
Such as: "Did it hurt?"
I'll admit I totally fell for it.
He was so sweet and so honest with me and I loved that about him.
He was afraid to tell me he loved country music and had a tattoo.
I started slowly to fall for him.
It wasn't until Peach Days that September that I officially was smitten with him. He asked me to hang out and I had mentioned I loved the ferris wheel so he took me up on it.
After the ferris wheel we went with Nate and Megan to Nate's house to watch a movie. Center Stage.
We held hands that night and ever since then we have been inseperable.
I love Michael with all my heart and although I may have THOUGHT I knew what love was before I met him, I had no idea.
Those other guys don't even come close to the guy Michael is and how he treats me!

Meaning behind my blog name

Well this one is pretty simple...
The day I created my blog I wasn't exactly feeling creative.
So it's just my name!
Boring I know.

Well as you may have seen on facebook I tried on a wedding dress yesterday!
It was actually my mom's!
It was really cool to try it on and have her see me in it.

Now let me tell you a little story.
Do you remember my post about trying to find the perfect dress?
And how the neckline I wanted was crucial?
Well, my mom decided to get her wedding pictures out to show me and it just so happens that she had what I have been looking for!
It was so crazy!
So my mom got the dress from her sisters house (because my aunt wore it first) so that she could try to use it to make a pattern.
So I tried it on!

And the cool thing is...my grandma made this dress!
It is so...vintage.
And gorgeous!
It was so neat to try it on and have it fit me almost perfectly!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Michael's 22!

Today is Michael's Birthday and he is spending it doing what he loves most...Playing MADDEN!
Last night we had some friends over for his birthday.
We watched stand up comedy all night and just hung out it was a blast.
We even got him a cake and it was so good!

Chelsea and Cody

Tony & Kaci and Michael & Me

Michael and Cody goofin off

For some reason Rob put cake on my face
even though that shoulda been for
the birthday boy!

The birthday boy and the Codys


Introduce, recent picture of yourself, 15 interesting facts

Here we go people!
Are you ready for my next 30 day challenge?!
I am!
I feel like I haven't blogged lately!


First of all here is my introduction:
My name is Anecia although I look young, I am a whopping 22 years old.
Have you heard my WalMart story yet?!
Well let me just tell you!
So we were in line to get cigarettes at WalMart because Michael's dad asked us to pick some up for him. The couple in front of us also purchased cigarettes. The guy that paid showed his ID...makes sense, but the girl didn't have to show hers. It's our turn and the dumb cashier asks for all of our IDs. I of course don't have mine. So we stood in the long line that has the cigarettes for no reason and had to go somewhere else. If she is going to ask everyone for ID, she should ask EVERYONE!!! Am I right or am I right?! I was so annoyed and I know I am a baby but my feelings get hurt so I wanted to cry! And punch her in the face. She's lucky.
Anyways, back to my introduction...I have 3 yes 3 jobs. I work mainly at ShopKo Eyecare Center as an Optician. I am even certified.
I work once or twice a month at the Peak hosting events such as birthday parties and Kid's Night Out.
I also work with Karen at the Cauliflower Retreat which is a self worth outreach for women. Though I haven't been in over 2 months because she is working on some things that will be coming soon!
I am engaged to my best friend in the whole world! Michael Jensen who I will marry on June 11, 2011. I am seriously the luckiest girl in the world to have him!
There is so much more I could tell you about me but let's not even go there!
Now a recent picture of myself...

This was a few weeks ago at our engagement shoot but it's fairly recent.

Now for the hard part...
15 interesting facts.
Well I wouldn't consider myself interesting so I'll just do 15 random facts.

1- I got a Peak hoodie jacket for Christmas and I wear it CONSTANTLY!
It is sooo comfy!
Here's me in the hoodie
2- I hate sour and cream and I HATE onions but I just love sour cream and onion potato chips although barbecue are my absolute favorite.
3- I don't like blue candy...cept for m&ms. But anything blue fruity like air heads, I'll pass.
4- My favorite song right now is Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, "Don't You Wanna Stay" It was GAC's number 1 Lovin' song on the top 20 Lovin and leavin countdown.
5- I absolutely love American Idol. Watch it every week. It's gettin good cuz Hollywood week started. There is a lot of talent this year in my opinion.
6- I love love love shoes and have quite a few but I seem to always wear the same pair. Tennis shoes. I don't get dressed up as often as I'd like.
7- My favorite colors are yellow and blue. Light yellow and baby blue.
8- I own every season of One Tree Hill and every season of Reba and now I am looking for a new season to start collecting. Any ideas?
9- I try to go to Zumba twice a week at my gym. I love it. It works every inch of your body and I sweat like crazy which is a sign of a good workout.
10- I am SOOOOOOO self-conscious of my arms. I love tank tops but don't like to wear them cuz I hate my arms. I am working on that when I got to the gym.
11- I don't really have a life. I watch way too much TV or Netflix and am on the computer probably too much. I need to get out more.
12- I love summer. It's my favorite. The warmth, the flip flops, sunglasses, swimsuits, shorts, tanks, all of it. I just love summer.
13- I want to cut my hair.
14- I want a new job. A full time job with set hours.
15- Coming up with 15 facts was harder than it needed to be because I overthink things way too much.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Yet Another...

I am addicted to these blog challenges! I love them and hope everyone does this one with me too! (Although, some of you haven't even finished the last one I did...get on that!) Some of these are the same as the last one so I may skip them or I may add them in again just for the fun of it!

The 30 Day Challenge Explanation and Description

Day 1: Introduce, recent picture of yourself, 15 interesting facts

Day 2: Meaning behind your blog name

Day 3: Your first love

Day 4: Your parents

Day 5: A song to match your mood

Day 6: A picture of something that makes you happy

Day 7: Favorite movies

Day 8: A place you've traveled to

Day 9: A favorite picture of your best friend

Day 10: Something you're afraid of

Day 11: Favorite tv shows

Day 12: Something you don't leave the house without

Day 13: Goals

Day 14: A picture of you last year - how have you changed?

Day 15: Bible verse

Day 16: Dream house

Day 17: Something you're looking forward to

Day 18: Favorite Place to Eat

Day 19: Something you miss

Day 20: Nicknames

Day 21: Favorite Picture of yourself ALL TIME Why?

Day 22: What's in your purse?

Day 23: Favorite Movie

Day 24: Something you've learned

Day 25: Put your iPod on shuffle, first 10 songs

Day 26: Your Dream Wedding

Day 27: Original Photo of the city you live in

Day 28: Something that stresses you out

Day 29: 3 Wishes

Day 30: a picture of yourself this day and 5 good things that happened since you started the challenge

Superbowl Party!

This year's Superbowl was super fun!
I spent it surrounded by family!
My parent's invited us to their house to watch the game.
I am NOT a fan of the Steelers so I am SSOOOOOO happy that the
Packers won!
Here are a few pics from that day!

My cousin Cody and his fiancee.
Everyone was snappin pics.
It's what we do.

Yup we even had a cheese hat.

All that FOOD!
It was soooo good!
I got sooo full!
Hope everyone had a great time watchin the game and the commercials!
Let's face it, the anthem and the halftime was no bueno...

Friday, February 4, 2011


When I was in the...7th(?) grade,
I was in a singing group called
Cache Children's Choir.
We got the opportunity to tour and compete.
I was lucky enough to go to Canada.
One of the funnest things we did was walk this bridge.
Scary as heck but so fun!