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September Currently

I am linking up with the lovely Farley for the ORIGINAL and ONLY teacher Currently!
I am listening to the sweet sound of my teacher/musician fiance playing his trumpet. At times it's kind of like having a live-in band. I've been on conference calls where someone says "is someone playing elevator music in the background?" Ha! It's just my favorite jazz musician!  

I recently got engaged! While I initially thought I would just have a quick ceremony, my mother reminded me that I always wanted a wedding and even if we have to wait a while (can someone say 2016) I'll be happy I did it. We found this BEAUTIFUL and surprisingly affordable gem on the bay in Miami! 

Planning a wedding leads me into a mushy place where I look back over my life and realize how good God has been to me. I was the first in my family to attend to college and had more than one #badteacher tell me that I wouldn't make in college, but God knew otherwise! Not only did I attend college on an academic scholarship, but I graduated magna cum laude and earned my Master's degree! God has blessed me to be able to purchase a house and to be a pillar in my family to all my younger brothers and sisters. Since I went to college we have gone 4/4 with six brothers and sisters left to go! #myGodiseverything

Speaking of college I nearly had a heart attack watching the FSU game Saturday night! I thought I was going to have an early night, but the Seminoles had other plans! We pulled out a victory, but not without me coaching yelling at a few players. We are a house divided so before I cheered on FSU, my fiance cheered on the Ohio State University! So glad college football is back! 

My incredible fiance's parents gave us a car! Yes gave! It's a manual though and I am terrified of it! I'm learning, but having done more stalling out than anything! I'm working on it though! 

I'd like to go to Nigeria because I've heard (don't know how true it is) that my family roots trace back to Nigeria. Los Angeles is on my list because I'm from Miami and people always compare the two. I want to see for myself what the hype is about. Lastly, I've heard the coast of Greece is AMAZING. I have a sorority sister who is there now and the pictures she is posting are breathtaking! This is definitely on my shortlist of honeymoon spots! 


  1. First of all I loveee your blog design! And congrats on recently getting engaged. One of my girlfriends got engaged this past weekend! Love is in the air for sure. I'm excited for football season to start as well and like your fiancé, my mom is a huge Ohio State fan! Have fun with your wedding planning!

  2. Congratulations on your engagement! I'm sure your wedding will be beautiful!

    Good for you for not listening to those people who put you down! It makes me so mad when I hear about bad teachers like that! They give the rest of us who love and encourage our students a bad reputation!

    I was born and raised in southern California, but live in Tennessee now. I would never go back, but I think some areas are nice to visit as a tourist. However, my mom went on vacation to Greece a few years back, and loved it! I hope you go, and enjoy your trip!

    Have a fabulous week! Carol

  3. Go Bucks! We watched the Buckeyes Saturday evening since we were at my son's JV football game in the morning. It's just not the same as watching it live. We still screamed at times. I had to chuckle about your trumpet playing fiance'. My husband plays guitar and I have had people ask about the background music. Have a great year!

    1. Thanks! This week is going to be another test for the Bucks!