Monday night my BIL and girlfriend called us to let us know that they were ENGAGED!!!!! He had just proposed and they were calling all of their family and friends to let us know. Woo hoo! We are so excited to be adding to our family and I get another sister! I stole this picture from their facebook page, but look how gorgeous her ring is. They are planning on getting married this fall, so it's going to be an exciting next few months!!!!
I took off Wednesday because my sister was receiving an award at school later that afternoon. Since I had the morning open I decided to take Reagan to Lowe's with me and look at flowers. It was my first time taking her and I was a little nervous that she would freak out but she did great and LOVED all of the attention from the workers and other shoppers lol.
I ended up just getting a hanging pot of impatiens for our back patio. I do plan on getting some ferns soon for out two planters out in front of the house.
That afternoon I went to my parents house and we headed out for Mady's award ceremony. It wasn't at her campus but at another campus that was about an hour away. It was just the four of us, since my youngest two sisters were still in school. We hate that they had to miss it and that Matthew couldn't be there for he had to work but we still had a good time!
She was awarded "most outstanding student" for the education department- she was actually the only one in that department out of all three campuses. And to make it even better they surprised her with a small scholarship for when she transfers to the university in the fall!
Friday afternoon (Good Friday) our best friends, Ethan and Rachel, got ENGAGED!!!!! We are so excited for them and can't wait to plan all the couples trips together in the future!!!! She had no idea it was coming and it was the best surprise. Ethan told her they were having family pictures that afternoon at his families lake house and that he wanted to have a couple of them taken before. So sneaky but the pictures were absolutely adorable!! We met them later that night for ice cream and to hear all about it! They are planning on getting married next year sometime.
Saturday morning Matthew did some yard work while I cooked breakfast and worked on our dessert to take to our Easter celebrations. I let Reagan play in the backyard while he mowed the front yard and she watched him the whole time lol.
Then she watched from inside while he mowed the backyard. Girl was having a fit because she couldn't go outside while he was mowing lol.
You can read about our Easter weekend here.
- I have been obsessed with Pioneer Woman lately and trying to watch all the shows that I can. I have a few recipes of hers that I have saved and want to try over the next few weeks. I made her cinnamon rolls for family and friends back at Christmas and they were delicious. I am trying this recipe from her blog this week!
- We dropped cable last week too! When we first got married we didn't have cable for the first few months and then decided to get it. We've been noticing over the past couple of months that we really don't watch a whole lot cable so we decided to cancel it. We have Netflix and Hulu, but really only watch TV via Netflix, so we were just wasting money each month. We've been without cable a week and haven't missed it once!