Monday, July 15, 2013

All About Us

Our little family as of mid June 2013.

Every month or so I have someone ask me about how Autry & I met. Usually I have to hunt down the post(s) which tell that story and then email them to the person...this can be quite time consuming when you have a lot of things on your blog and, for me, can't remember the titles of all your posts! So I've finally decided to add a new section to my blog and it's here: the story of me & Autry! Hopefully this will help me better keep track of posts about our story, but if not you can always find posts about us under the label: Me/Autry.

I'm sure you're dying to know the story behind me and here goes the short version if you don't have time to read all the linked posts: I was working at Payless when I met one of my best friends {Ro} who was from Mississippi and had a lot of {hot} guy friends. At one point her Facebook profile photo was of me and her...and one of those {hot} guy friends saw it {Autry} and messaged her saying, "hey, who's that hot chick??" {Really, that's exactly what he said.} And the rest is history...Actually, we did the whole long distance dating thing for 9 months {because he was still in Mississippi & I lived in Oklahoma then} until we finally met in May of 2012. That was a wonderful day and long awaited too! We dated {in person this time} for 7 more months. He popped the question on December 6, 2012. We got married on February 14, 2013 and have been happily married since. We are expecting our first little one whose due date is January 14, 2014! I really love Autry & am so grateful to have him in my life.

Posts You Might Be Interested In

Birthday Boy. A post about the first birthday of Autry's that we spent together. (Published: July 15, 2012)

The Little Things In Life. This post shares the event where Autry & I finally met after our long distance relationship of 9 months and 10 days. Photos included! (Published: July 21, 2012)

One Year With The Love Of My Life. This post is about Autry & I celebrating our one year dating anniversary. Photos included! (Published: August 15, 2012)

Life Goals - 79 Things To Do With Autry. I haven't updated this list in awhile, but with the new series Bucket Listed I plan to go through it and share a little  more on the goals we've achieved together. (Published: August 22, 2012)

50 Things I Like About Autry. As the title suggests, a list of things about Autry that I like. (Published: September 3, 2012)

I Have Such A Sweet Man. A little post where I share something sweet Autry did for me. (Published: October 10, 2012)

Papa's Cowboy Hat. A little story about how Autry cheered me up on a day when I was not feeling well. Photos included! (Published: October 20, 2012)

10 Day YOU Challenge | 6 Places. Two of my favorite places have to do with to find out what they are! (Published: October 25, 2012)

Fall Bucket List | Thankful Jar. I made a thankful jar (where you put notes of what you're thankful in it and read them all together as a family) last year and Autry wrote a really sweet note. (Published: November 22, 2012)

Fall Bucket List | Bonfire. Autry & I went to a fall bonfire at my grandma's house. View the full list here. Photos included! (Published: November 29, 2012)

I'm Engaged!!! A post where I share the story & photos of when Autry & I got engaged. Photos included! (Published: December 8, 2012)

Winter Bucket List | Wrapping Presents With Autry. A post about my achieved winter bucket list goal. View the full list here. (Published: December 13, 2012)

Winter Bucket List | Christmas Parade. Autry & I went to our first Christmas Parade together. He asked me to marry him that night. View the full list here. Photos included! (Published: December 27, 2012)

Moving In Day. A post of when we moved into our apartment. Photos included! (Published: April 6, 2013)

Our First Easter. A post showing off the foods we made & ate and a little of what we did that day. (Published: April 18, 2013)

Announcing Baby Stafford! A post where I tell the story of how we found out I was pregnant. (Published: May 21, 2013)

Days With Emerald. A few photos of us with our cat, and a little about our cat. (Published: June 10, 2013)

This Is Me | It's Not Forced On Me. A little about what my beliefs are and how Autry was a big part in helping me along the path to where I am now. (Published: June 22, 2013)

Baby Update, June 2012. The second post about our growing little baby. (Published: June 26, 2013)

Stafford Rehearsal Photos. Here I've finally put together a post of photos from our wedding rehearsal. Photos included! (Published: June 28, 2013)

Date Night | Candle Light Dinner For 2. A few photos of our first candle light dinner together. (Published: July 5, 2013)

This Is Me | Country Boy In Blue Jeans? Yes Please! A post about different things we've gone through over the past two years of our relationship. (Published: July 13, 2013)

Happy Birthday Hubby. A little recap on our lives together. Photos included! (Published: July 15, 2013)

I started this food series after Autry & I moved in together. I was used to cooking for 8-10 people so going from that to just the two of us was a HUGE difference. I practically had to learn how to cook all over again...only this time for just the two of us. Here are all the recipes I've shared on that series...and this is the Introduction Post to the series.

Baked Potato Casserole (Published: July 1, 2013)
Italian Baked Pasta (Published: June 13, 2013)
Potato Casserole (Published: March 11, 2013)
Scrambled Pancakes (Published: May 14, 2013)
Stuffed Crust Skillet Pizza (Published: April 18, 2013)


  1. The two of you are just so dern cute!! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  2. This is such a great story. Facebook is also what hooked me and my husband up! We also did the long distance thing for about a year until we moved in together in his hometown. I'm hearing more and more stories like this.


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