Thursday, February 2, 2012

Dream day.. Aka Wedding day!

I cannot express how lovely and wonderful my wedding day was. November 5th 2011 goes down as one of the best days of my life in my history books. I had so many family and friends helping to make my special day amazing and I can't thank you all enough! Ryan and I are so grateful for you all and appreciate it so much!! We had such an amazing, fun, FUN day and I can't help but think about it all the time! I still look at my pictures all the time :) We are so in love and are having the best time being a newly married couple! It's so interesting thinking back and reflecting on life and realizing how much our Heavenly Father knows each and every one of us and how he places people in our lives specifically for us. I hate to get all gushy on everyone but Ryan and I are definitely made for one another. Could I have made it work with someone else? Maybe, but I wouldn't have been as happy with anyone else. Ryan is the man for me and I have never been happier than I am now!! He is such a blessing to me and I am thankful for him each and every day!! He's my best friend and my husband. How did I get so lucky?! Here are some pictures from our wedding and from the last few months we've been married!
Ok, so I have a bunch more but this is all it'll let me upload for now. I'm really bad a blogging.... check back for more pics!!

Friday, October 14, 2011


I've never been so excited for the changes that will soon take place in my life. This women is getting married. It's been a long time coming but can I just tell you, it was worth the wait. I know I bragged about Ryan in previous post's but he's just that good that I'm sure several more posts will be about him and me bragging on his behalf. I can't wait to start my life with him! I can't wait to face all life has to offer with the man of my dreams. I never knew that it could be this good. So all you out there who are patiently waiting to be swept off your feet, don't settle. You'll know when it's right! It's like nothing else... 22 more days and I am Mrs Jessica Darling Fair. My life will never be the same and I cannot wait! This is what true love feels like...

Monday, July 4, 2011

So grateful

With today being the 4th of July, which happens to be my favorite holiday, I am feeling extremely grateful and proud to be an American. I was raised to be patriotic and proud. How did I get to be blessed to live in such a beautiful and free nation? Our forefathers were inspired men of God. Men who fought for what they believed in and won because if was what was suppose to happen. I am so incredible grateful to live in a country that I can live and practice freedom of religion. A religion that makes me who I am. I'm grateful for the men and women who have served this country and will serve this country, my brother is one of those men and I couldn't be more proud of him. I hope we can all remember what took place in the creation of this country. I am truly grateful for my freedoms and all that I have! Happy 4th of July and God bless America!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Have you ever wanted something so bad and once you got it, it was better than you ever imagined it to be? I have. Meet Ryan.

This guy has always and forever officially changed my life. For the past, oh I don't know, 20+ years I have wondered who I'd end up with, I pondered many things I'd want in a eternal companion. To look a certain way, smell a certain way, act a certain way, talk a certain way, be a certain way and so on an so on. Ryan has accomplished all that and more in the short time we have been dating. He has surpast all my expectations and made me realize that there was even more that I wanted in a eternal companion that I didn't even realize. He's incredible. Let's face it. How did I get so lucky? I have no idea. I do know one thing though. I'd wait another almost 26 years, if I knew I got to be with him in the end. He was absolutely worth the wait. Ask anyone... I didn't always have the best luck in dating but I'll tell you one thing. I feel like I've won the lotto. Ok so you're probably wondering where the rock is that's suppose to be on my left hand?! Answer is.. I don't have one... yet! Now you're probably thinking I've jumped the gun. Maybe so. But most likely not. :) I love this man and I will be with him for, well, forever. Can forever start already?? :) While we wait for forever to start, lets enjoy some pictures!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things....

With it being the Christmas season and all, I thought I'd do a small (as of right now, it's small) post of just a few of my favorite things that I am currently loving. Every year around this time I always seem to have new obsessions. Sometimes they carry over to the next year and sometimes they don't. It just depends I guess but I will say, this year I am really REALLY loving my list of "favorite things"! Do to recent events, I've been trying to focus on these few things to keep my spirits up, and I must say, it seems to be working! So here it goes. Enjoy!

First and foremost my favorite Band right now is:
Paper TonguesNow, let me just say... this band is absolutely AMAZING! I discovered them on Itunes one night and have been lucky enough to see them live TWICE now!!! They are different from what's currently out there and that's why I'm so obsessed with them. They have mastered the art of fusing rock, funk, rap and soul all into one and it's incredible! If you like hearing something fresh and new, something different and fun, I HIGHLY recommend this band. "Higher", "Ride to California", "Love like you", "Soul" and "For the people" are just a few of my favorites. All these songs show how versatile they are. All their songs are excellent though. I could really go on and on and on about them but I'll stop while I'm ahead.

Next obsession:
Short hair
Now, for those of you who don't know, I have pretty long hair right now, so this is very extreme. I just have this urge to cut it all off! I LOVE these short Do's and I wish I could pull something like this off. Sadly know it's a huge shot in the dark. One I'm not sure if I'm ready for but none the less... super super cute cuts. Maybe one day?

Sweet sugarless candy:
Russel Stover Pecan Delight
These sweet sugar free candies are delicious! There are several different flavors but this one is particularly good. Being on a sugar free diet can make you crazy but these sweet snacks are just the thing to kick your craving! They can be found in any grocery store.

GAP Jeggings

I just got myself a pair of these SUPER fun SUPER comfy jeggings from the GAP. I am IN LOOOOVE with these pants and I plan on getting myself another pair. You have got to at least go try them on so you can know what I'm talking about! I promise you won't regret it!

Now onto Hair:
Goody's Spin Pin

These little pins are UNBELIEVABLE! I'm tell you... who ever thought of these is a complete genius! They work like a charm and they do exactly what they advertise which is so wonderful. I hate when you are disappointed by something you expect to work and it doesn't. Nothing makes me more mad. I use these just about everyday! They are way to much fun.

Favorite Flavors:

First, Lemon
So pretty much anything lemon I am obsessed with right now. The sent and flavor! Of course my obsession would come when lemon is not really in season. Just try and find a lemon cookie/bar right now. I dear you! I guess I'll just have to make my own then.

These days I seem to be putting Cinnamon on just about everything. My cereal, ice cream, fruit, you name it, I probably sprinkled some cinnamon on it. I was even tempted to put it on my meat that I was seasoning the other day! I know, I'm crazy but that just shows you how much I love this delicious spice! And it's good for you which makes it even better!

HoneyVery similar to Cinnamon, I seem to want to put honey on just about anything and everything. With the exception of meat. That may be crossing the line on this one. Sadly, since I'm on my "sugar free" diet, I haven't been able to use honey as much but it's still an obsession and I think this one will be one for a very long time given the fact it's been one for a very long time already.

From flavors to Food:


Hummus is probably at the top of this "favorite things" list. I mean I really can't get enough. I CRAVE this stuff!! Not only can you buy great flavors at any grocery store you can make this at home and it's super simple! If you'd like a recipe just let me know. It's such a great, healthy snack!

Next Obsession:
Gold eye shadow and berry lip shades
I absolutely love BOTH of these colors right now. Not only do they look great separately but together is even better! They compliment each other so well. I've had lots of fun pairing them this season. They both work with any skin tone (in my opinion) so have fun and play it up!

OPI Lotion
Not only do I love this lotion in general but it's this particular scent that is my favorite. Jasmine Juicie. It is to die for!!! Such a delicious scent. It smells so good and I can smell it all day which I love! I hate when scents fade so quickly. I get this lovely lotion at ULTA.

Last but not least:
Ice breakers mintsFor someone who can't chew gum this is a great alternative. I ALWAYS have a thing of Ice Breakers in my purse. Always. Oh, and I hear they freshen your breath even more than gum and that works for me!

Well, I hope you have enjoyed a few of my "favorite things". I have a million more but this seems like a pretty good list for now. I may update here and there when more great things come to mind. If nothing else maybe you've found a few things you'd like to add to your Christmas wish list this year! I sure hope so cause all these things have brought something good into my life. It's the little things, right?! I hope you all have a wonderful and joyful Christmas this year!

Monday, July 26, 2010

The Itch I wish I could scratch....

Why is it that I always want to move from where I'm currently living? Is it that I'm never satisfied, or that I like the change of scenery, or maybe it's cause my siblings live in different states and I miss them and their babies, or maybe it's the fact that I met a handsome young southern gentlemen who is so different from anyone I've met in a long time and it was very refreshing (just so everyone knows - I had this itch to move even before I met him. I just want to clarify that. But it does help... haha) Or possibly my parents adopted me from gypsies back in the 80's? That would make a lot of sense on several levels but we won't get into that now.... I'm sure all of these reasons play some part in my unstable-ness. I just want to try something new! What's so wrong with that? I'm young - I'm single, it's the perfect time, right?! Something new and exciting is really what I'm looking for. Maybe I'll move to a state that I've never lived in before. So Washington, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico are out. Been there, done that. Maybe Texas? Or somewhere in the deep south like North or South Carolina? (I blame you, Nicholas Sparks for my desire to live in the south). So you're probably asking yourself "well don't you stop talking about doing it and just do it!" Easier said that done, my friends. I wish it were that easy. Maybe one day? Or maybe I can take a sabbatical? For now I just need some advice for fighting this craving... help!

For your viewing pleasure, here are a few pictures from my recent trip to the beautiful Alabama Coast! (thanks Jen for planning the best trip ever!)
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I'm sure being in Alabama on the coast didn't help my itch.. in fact, it's probably safe to say that it spread the itch.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010's been far to long

Welp, lets be honest here. I haven't bogged in quite a long time BUT something that I am also honest about it how not exciting my life is.. which has been known to make blogging difficult. However - a few exciting things have happened over the course of my absence of blogging. I got this...

(thanks lacey)

Yep! That's right people. I am rollin' duuurty. Ok not really but I am LOVIN' my new Mini. It's been so SO fun. And I got an amazing deal and I'm very grateful for that. Thanks Steve Francom! He's the good man behind this great deal. I couldn't be happier!

Ok, so the next exciting thing in my life right now is HCG. Have you heard of it?? I don't think it really should be in the category of "exciting" but for now I'm putting it there. If you haven't heard of it.. I'm shocked! It's a diet that's pretty well known and I'm on it. It's pretty hard. I can only have 500 calories a day. INSANE, right?! I know, I know - but to me it's worth it. I've only been on it for three days and it's a three week diet so I have a way to go BUT I've already lost three pounds in three days. That is my motivation. I will keep you updated on how things are going. If things are not going good, like I'm not loosing weight then I most likely will not keep you updated. Just fyi. ;)

Next exciting thing on my list of exciting things... is... I'm going to ALABAMA! My sweet niece Taylor is getting baptised July 17th which is her 8th birthday and my whole family will be going to celebrate this very exciting time in her life. It happens to be the day before my 25th birthday as well. I can't think of a better way to celebrate this BIG birthday than being with my whole family! I can't wait. Maybe I'll find me a good southern man while I'm there. Then I could add that to my "exciting" list. That wouldn't be a bad birthday present either. I wouldn't be mad at that.