Saturday, December 29, 2007

Quick update!!

Hey everyone! I'm still alive...but I've been home for the holidays and don't have my computer home with me! I can't wait to get back and catch up with everyone and also update my blog! ;) ;) I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!

xoxo

Monday, December 24, 2007

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE!!!

Remember, Jesus is the reason for the season! May all of you have a blessed holiday with the ones you love! Can't wait to get hear stories and see pictures in the new year! God Bless to you all!


Love to all ~ Amy

Thursday, December 20, 2007

HOLY COW!!


Can you believe that Christmas is in 5 DAYS!?! I feel like the holiday season just started! I hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend before Christmas. For those who are traveling...be safe. Tyler and I are heading to Indiana to be with his parents and then back up here for Christmas Eve dinner and church! Tomorrow night we are having a large Christmas party at my house here at school, so that should be fun! I'm off to cook and clean!!!!!


Check out all the cards I've gotten from bloggers...you guys are so awesome! ;)

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The New Bathroom!

Over the course of the last couple of weeks, Tyler was asked to fix the drywall and paint the boys bathroom. It had real ugly wallpaper in it before and just wasn't cut out for a 1 and 4 year old! After the wallpaper can down, the walls were horrid. Tyler spend many nights in this bathroom spackling, sanding, trimming, and painting. This is the finished product!

Isn't that color awesome! Lisa painted all the fish and nailed them on the wall. Also the rug was our inspiration for the wall color! The boys love it and spend lots of time in here now! I'm so happy that I'm marrying a handy man! :)

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Christmas Party and Weekend Fun!



I hope everyone had a great weekend! :) Friday night Tyler and I had his company's Christmas Party. If you know Steffie B. over at Never Too Many, you probably know this story! It was a good time and it was really good to see some of the people there. Tyler works for Stef's husbands company so we go back a few years! I love Stef...she is such an awesome person!! Also Emmie (her daughter) was there. Tyler and I love Em! It was so fun seeing her also! Saturday I got to spend the whole day with my best friend. We did some Christmas shopping, so I'm finally almost finished! Saturday night, my parents threw a dinner party for a few of their friends, so Tyler and I joined in for some free food and wine! ;) Today I got to see a few of my good friends who haven't seen my ring yet!! We went to Starbucks and talked for awhile. It was very fun!


Tomorrow starts the week before Christmas!! wahooo!! Tyler and I are heading to the mall tomorrow evening for some shopping. I guarantee a good blog story after this experience. Never a dull moment when Tyler and I shop together! haha Well I hope everyone has a great start to the week!!!


HUGS-A

Thursday, December 13, 2007

HIP, HIP, HORRAY!!!!!!



I'M DONE WITH MY LAST FALL SEMESTER!! I think finals went ok...obviously they would have been better if I didn't have a wedding occupying my mind! ;) I'm just glad to only have one more semester of college left! Whew...what a huge weight off the shoulders.

As for Christmas shopping...still haven't done much. I know I know, I'm slacking a bit. I have just had so much going on in my life...! hehe I'm hoping to get a huge chunk done this weekend and the beginning of next week.

And just an update...I'm still grinning from ear to ear, I look at my ring 24/7, and I just can't believe I'm getting MARRIED!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

~The Proposal~



Well I can't believe it! I am still shocked...I can't stop smiling and I just couldn't love my fiance' more! Here is the story...


As we all know, I have been sick with a nasty sinus infection...I've sounded like a man for a few days now...haha. This past Friday night, the parents of the family that I live with, went out for the night. Tyler and I stayed home and watched the boys. Around 7pm, Tyler went up stairs to put Ryan (the 1 year old) down. Kyle (the 4 year old) and I started to bake sugar cookies, Tyler soon joined up when he got Ry to sleep. We were just cooking away and having a good time. As we were finishing up, I started on the dishes. Tyler and Kyle had left the room and I just thought they were playing down stairs. A few minutes later, Kyle comes walking up the stairs with his hand behind his back and a smile on his face that lit up like a Christmas tree! I said..."Kyle, what did you do!?" haha He then walked right up to be and said, "Amy, Tyler loves you very much." All of the sudden, my heart started to race. Then from behind Kyle's back, he pulled out a black ring box. I started to scream and cry and everything else! Tyler walked up behind him, grabbed the box, and got down on one knee. I was shaking, crying, and speechless. He said the most amazing and loving things I've ever heard. I screamed "YES YES YES!!!!!!" (In my man voice) I hugged him and kissed him for about 5 minutes...well until Kyle said "AMY WHY ARE YOU KISSING HIM SO MUCH!" haha Got to love 4 year olds! Then I spent the next 2 hours calling my best friends and my family. Then my voice was completely gone!


I am still glowing and will be for quite some time now. We are thinking about September 2009 for our wedding. I want to get through with college and my internship and hopefully save a few $$. I can not wait to spend the rest of my life with Tyler. He is my true love and soul mate and I thank God for him everyday. I think I'm going to start turning this blog into a wedding blog! haha I'm going to need some opinions! ;) I will leave you all with some pictures...of the ring of course! It is amazing!





Saturday, December 8, 2007

~MEET THE FUTURE MRS. PYKE~



Pictures and details will be posted soon! I just can't stop shaking with excitement!!

Friday, December 7, 2007

TGIF

Here is a little video that will make you smile! Kyle loves this song and as I was reading blogs this morning, it started playing! So why not dance?! It's Friday after all! (Don't mind my man voice! haha) HAPPY FRIDAY!
video

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Blah.

It's official...I have the dreaded beginning of winter cold. I've tried to steer clear of it but it didn't work. It's been hitting everyone in our house. I have the running nose, sneezing every minute, head is like a balloon feeling. Luckily it hasn't worn me down too bad yet. I'm trying to lay low for these next couple days. I can't be sick now though...I have 3 Christmas parties in the next 3 weeks and not to mention 5 final exams next week!!! I'm hoping I can kick this cold to the curb!

UPDATE: I still have this nasty cold. My voice sounds like a man, and when I cough it hurts....bad! Gosh I hope this passes by tomorrow...Tyler and I have Christmas party #1!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Finding Faith with Blogging...


Ever since I've started blogging, I have become more in tuned to God and his amazing power. I've been reading adoption blogs for sometime now but just in October of this year started my own blog. It was definitely a calling by God. I read your stories and I see how good God can be and how so many are struggling and need a touch of his love. When I read blogs that are crying out for prayer, I immediately make a mental note and pray for that person each night. Before I started getting involved with blogging, I didn't feel the need to pray as much as I do now. Reading the stories and seeing the pictures that I do, compel me to reach out for God and pray to him to help heal all who need it. I want to thank everyone for posting such personal and inspirational stories. Know that if you say you need prayers or even if you don't....I'm praying. God has called me to be apart of this blogging community and I'm loving every minute of it.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

HAPPY DECEMBER!



I can't believe its already December. Boy has this fall flew by. It is snowing and just keeps on coming...we already have a good 4-5 inches! Today we baked 5 different types of Christmas cookies and I feel like I gained 10 lbs. just by seeing all the butter and sugar we used! ;) I do love the holidays!!
~I hope you all are having a great weekend~