Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Getting Close to Christmas

We raised enough money to go see my Dad and Stepmom for Christmas! The above photo is a close-up of one of their trees.

Still trying to find presents for my mother and for each other. Todd got me a few early presents and I gave him a new wallet waaaay early but so far the only presents we have for eachother on actual Christmas day are handmade, but that's the best kind of gift.

Friday, December 13, 2013
2 days until we can hopefully go back home to see my parents for Christmas. Really looking forward to it and the sooner we can go the better. We are shooting for the 15th but unless someone buys $100 worth of merch from our Ebay store we will have to wait.

If you or someone you know enjoys Power Rangers or the show Sliders please check out /share our ebay - http://www.ebay.com/usr/jennynicole77 or you can see Todd's previous work on his site - http://decadeprops.wix.com/decadeprops

If you have any questions, comments, or prop requests please message us!
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
My engagement ring is extra bling-y today so I thought I would show it off!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Dear Todd,

We both know that currently we live in a very bad part of town. Today you and I heard some shots fired behind our house. Soon after the police showed up and we saw on the news that a woman had been killed and 2 others wounded in the house right behind ours.

It's scary to think what people will do and how your life could be cut short in an instant. I love you and I am so grateful you have you in my life. You bless me with your love everyday and I couldn't be happier being your fiance. Thank you for always being here to comfort and protect me.

Yours; forever and always
Sunday, November 3, 2013

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For great wedding and relationship themed pins from all around the web follow my Pinterest Board here or click the Pinterest link in the sidebar

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Dear Todd,

I wish I was a better writer. I want to write these wonderful and long letters to you but when I go to type the words just don't come. I think of all these great things to say whenever I am trying to sleep, cleaning, showering, etc, but I can never seem to get it down on (virtual) paper. I hope you don't mind my terrible writing. I love you

Yours; forever and always
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Halloween 2013

Todd and I went to our city's Halloween festival this past weekend. We stayed for about 3 hours walking around, buying things and eating wedding cake cupcakes (pictured above). We also got to put our new thermos travel mug to use. It was super cold out but it kept our coffee nice and warm.

Dear Todd,

There are times that I wish our love was more like it is in books and movies. Where love conquers all, adventure is around every corner, and there is always a happy ending. It's then that I remember how you and I met....

We met by chance online; no dating sites or friends of a friend, simply by chance. We continued to talk for months, of our shared interests, family, jobs, etc. We became as inseparable as you can be when you are a thousand miles apart. I would run home to find you waiting online for me and I would call you during my work breaks. You mailed me gifts and wrote me letters, and when the time came when you had enough money, you bought a bus ticket to finally meet me in person.

My heart fluttered the first time I saw you somewhere other than my computer screen and heard your voice without the use of headphones or speakers. It was awkwardly wonderful, the way most first dates are.  We spent a week together and you planned to go back home, but the thought of us being apart again hurt too badly, for both you and I. You made a joke that we should run away together, we both laughed but then...we stopped laughing. We looked at each other, and thought "maybe it is possible."

Runaway we did. It sounds crazy when I think about it now. We never wanted to be parted from one another since the day we met in person, and since that day, we haven't. If that doesn't sound like something out of a movie I don't know what does.

The adventure in love I craved happened without me even realizing it, and I know there will be many more to come. I can't wait to spend the adventures of my life with you.

I love you.

Yours; forever and always
Friday, September 27, 2013

Dear Todd,

Thank you for always supporting me not matter what.

Today I had an interview for a job, and you were very busy so I knew you couldn't go, but once you saw that I was nervous you dropped what you were doing and came with me for support. I love you so much. Thank you for always being there to hold my hand and catch me if I fall.

Yours; forever and always
Sunday, August 18, 2013
It's been 9 months since Todd asked me to marry him...It still seems like yesterday that he got down on one knee and gave me my gorgeous ring.

Today I decided I'd give my ring a good cleaning to keep it nice and gorgeous. I love how it looks after its been cleaned, it glitters and gleams brighter than ever.

Dear Todd,

I love watching old shows and movies with you, and I'm so glad you love The Dick Van Dyke show because it's one of my favorites. It's the small things like that make me love you even more. The small things are usually overlooked in other parts of my life and I'm so glad that when I'm with you I can slow down and take time to appreciate everything. You bring me peace.

I love you.

Yours; forever and always,
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Todd made me a Gold Ranger power coin necklace inspired by the coins on Power Rangers (season 1)

Dear Todd,

I haven't written to you in what seems like a million years, but you know as well as I do how busy we both have been with Tim and his projects so I hope you'll understand.

Anyway...Dear Todd,

I find it really adorable that you always ask for my help when you are trimming your beard and mustache. I'm sure it's only because when you do it yourself I complain that you missed spots or its uneven, but still it's good to know you trust me with how you look. ;)

Yours; forever and always
Saturday, July 13, 2013

Dear Todd,

Sometimes when you are snoring you sound like a leaf blower
But sometimes you sound like a purring kitty, which makes me smile.

You are cute. :3

Yours; forever and always
Sunday, July 7, 2013

Anniversary (part 3)

Todd and I went out to dinner this weekend and I got a giant drink

 He gave me the gift he made for me. Its the Sailor Uranus transformation pen from the show Sailor Moon that I watched as a kid.
 I gave him the gift I got for him (along with my card and drawing.) I already had the bane figure on the right and I got him the Captain America one.
He also gave me a $10 Starbucks gift card and we had a coffee date yesterday. 
Overall a great weekend and anniversary.
Friday, July 5, 2013

More Anniversary!!

Todd sang and recorded our song and sent it to me today. I have to admit I shed a few tears.

If you'd like to listen to it click here.
Thursday, July 4, 2013


This coming weekend Todd and I will have been together 1 year.

Not long in the scheme of things but still very important. In honor or our anniversary we are going out to dinner and making each other gifts. So far I have made him a customized crossword puzzle where the clues are trivia about our relationship, and I've also done a very quick drawing of the green ranger from Power Rangers in his card.

Hopefully he doesn't mind that I didn't try to make it a masterpiece haha.

More homemade gifts and pictures to come!
Monday, June 24, 2013

Mail Time

Whenever I get a package in the mail all I can think of is the "mail time" song from Blues Clues...Anyway...Look what I got in the mail today thanks to Todd!

It's a little Lego Catwoman and it's super cute!
Then this happened :P

Story Time

So today Todd and I were sitting in the car in Wal-mart’s parking lot and we saw this Asian man pushing a cart full (and I mean full) of watermelons to his car. Then the man unloaded and put his cart up. On the way back to his car he passed a cart someone had left out in the open and slightly bumped it, clearly on accident. The cart then rolled a few feet and hit a car. Soon after an older man pulled up next to him in his car and began yelling at the Asian man for “pushing his cart into a car” and telling the man “he was going to call security and find the owners of the car.” The older man then drove around to the back of the car to get the Asian man’s license plate number, then proceeded to yell at him more. The whole time this was going on the Asian man tried to tell the older man that the cart was not his and he did not push it, but he barely spoke any English and the ignorant older man wouldn’t let him speak. It was then Todd got out of my car and walked over to where they were talking. He told the older man what he saw (that the Asian man put his cart up, and that he did not push the other cart into the car.) They all continued to argue for a moment then the older man drove off. Todd told the Asian man that if security got involved to call him if he needed a witness and gave him his phone number and then shook the man’s hand.
Why on earth that older man had to be such an asshole I don’t know….Some people…
Sunday, June 23, 2013

Dear Todd,

I'm sorry I haven't written to you in like 2 weeks or more. I haven't really been in the writing mood and our life has been kind of hectic.

I'm also sorry we have been fighting so much lately. You can be a pain in my butt but I know I can be the same to you. Thank you for putting up with me. Aren't you excited for a lifetime of me?! :P

Yours; forever and always,
Friday, May 31, 2013

Dear Todd,

I'm sorry I take so much time in between writing letters to you. I know you won't be reading these for a while but there is still a time stamp so if you've noticed the gaps then here is my official apology.

On another note...

I know I've said it before but, I love that you aren't picky about food! When I bought tofu (to make Vietnamese noodle soup) I figured I'd come home to groans and complaints like I've heard from everyone else I've tried to cook tofu for, but you just said "Hmmm sweet. I like tofu" and complimented me on the finished meal as well. So glad I can cook whatever I want an still be able to enjoy it with someone.

Yours; forever and always,
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
I found a few goodies while shopping with Todd this past Monday. He found the Bane figure for $1 at Goodwill! Cute right!?

Dear Todd,

You are working your fingers to the bone...Yet again. You work so hard and get so stressed, I wish there was something I could do to help. You're starting to get sick again and I'm sure the stress of deadlines are not helping.

Well, I'm going to go try and make you feel better with a cup of hot coffee. I love you my dear, things will get better! I promise!

Yours; forever and always,

"Keep your mind going in the right direction, and your life will catch up with it. it will get better."
Monday, May 20, 2013

Cheesy Video Tuesday!!!

Not one of my personal videos, but I love this song. It makes me teary-eyed every time!
Saturday, May 18, 2013

It's that time of year again

Spent the day outside reading Bridal Guide Magazine and Martha Stewart Living, then had a cookout with Todd and my mother with a lovely spread of food
  • Hamburgers
  • Hot dogs
  • Salad with avocado dressing
  • Potato salad
  • Fresh cherries for dessert
  • Coffee with whipped cream on top for after dinner
Life couldn't be better :)

Dear Todd,

You tell me things that I don't want to know all the time, BUT I find it cute (and on occasion I'm guilty of the same thing.) Conversations about poop or things of the sort aren't usually my cup of tea, but I'm glad we are comfortable enough with each other to discuss such things, even if I don't really want to hear about it. ;)

Yours; forever and always,
Monday, May 13, 2013

Dear Todd,

You have been really stressed out this past month, to the point of breaking. I hate seeing you like this and knowing there isn't much I can do, but I want you to know that no matter what, I'll always be there for you. I will always be by your side comforting, supporting, and loving you.

You are the best thing that has ever happened to me, and I thank my lucky stars everyday for such a blessing (even if you can sometimes be a pain in the ass :P )

Yours; forever and always,
Sunday, May 12, 2013

Back from vacation!

Todd and I got back from our somewhat vacation a few days ago. Still trying to extend the relaxation a bit with a cosmopolitan.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
My wedding planning binder that Todd made and covered for me. Not much in it now but that will change soon! Planning on adding A LOT more -- themed sections, calendar, ideas and inspiration, budget, etc. 

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Dear Todd,

Thank you for loving all the food and drinks I make, even if they turn out not all that great. You generally eat whatever I make you and almost always like it. (I have to give myself some credit, some of it is good). I'm glad you aren't a picky eater!

Latest experiment: Ghetto mocha lattes!

  • Coffee - 1 scoop less than your normal amount
  • 1-3 packets of hot cocoa mix (depends on amount of coffee you make)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Steamed & frothy milk 
Just make sure to run a bit of water through the coffee maker after you do this.

Caught a picture of Todd sleeping (Don't mind me in the foreground)
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Todd hurt his knee a few days ago. He won't take any medicine but I finally convinced him to use my knee brace. Stubborn butt.

Dear Todd,

I love that your current job is doing something that you love, but you work such long hours. I miss you all the time and I wish what you do wasn't so time consuming. At least you work from home so if I really need to I can just walk downstairs, but if your busy I shouldn't keep interrupting you. I know you are doing all this for me and I love you for it. I hope one day we will be very financially comfortable and have all the time in the world to spend with each other. Until then, I'll have to deal with missing you I guess.

Yours; forever and always
Monday, April 22, 2013
I've already posted about my engagement ring and my valentines day present, but here is a video to make it a little more personal.
Bracelet says "Soon to be Mrs. Wallace"on the outside and "You are the joy of my life" in French on the inside. Bracelet from Lorelei Vella on Etsy - https://www.etsy.com/shop/LoreleiVella


I like to think we were some pretty cute kids

Dear Todd,

Thank you for not holding to tradition too tightly.

You are suborn in the way that a lot of men are - you want to take care of me financially to give me all the things I deserve, and show you're a good provider to my family and friends - but luckily you don't hold so tightly to those ideals that it hinders our relationship. You try your best to provide every necessity, and that's all I can ask for.

The same habit of not holding to tradition has proven favorable in our wedding planning as well. Some people would die of horror at the thought of me making my own wedding cake, or buying a cheap dress instead of a wedding gown, but you don't really care about those details. You support me in my decisions as long as they lead to my happiness and you know I "will look beautiful either way."

As much as I would love to spend thousands of dollars on a wedding, it's not in the cards. But I know with some tedious planning and help from you and our families we can have a small AND beautiful wedding, that won't take a year (or more) to pay off.

Yours; forever and always
Friday, April 19, 2013

Todd likes to play dress up when we go shopping

Dear Todd,

I love when you wake up before me. You always roll over and wrap your arms around me to wake me up then pull me close. You peck at my ears and neck playfully until I smile or laugh. I have to admit I always melt a little when you say "wake up kitten, I miss you." I am looking forward to waking up next to you for many years to come. Even if you have bad morning breath. (hehe)

Yours; forever and always,

"True love is waking up next to your partner and thinking Well, I could smother them with a pillow or make breakfast. Sigh. Pancakes it is." ;)
One of the books Todd and I got at the library today.

Dear Todd,

You checked out a whole bunch of comic books and graphic novels at the library today. How can I not love someone who is a geek just like I am? We bonded over geeky things when we first met and we still are. I love you!

Yours; forever and always,
Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Todd making faces at the camera during an outdoor concert last summer.

Dear Todd,

Thank you for having such a good heart. You may have the biggest temper, but you offset it with the your kind and gentle soul. 

I know sometimes you think I'm confusing and you don't know what to do in order to make me happy, but in all honesty, I confuse myself half the time so don't worry too much. :) No matter what, at the end of the day you always put a smile on my face. 

Yours; forever and always
Thursday, April 4, 2013

Todd got new glasses today...Doesn't he just look so happy about it haha
Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Dear Todd,

I love that you at least try to like the same things I do. I know you aren't a huge hockey fan like I am, but you watch some games with me and try to get into them, even if you don't know exactly whats going on. You even deal with other fans trying to converse with you when they see the Blackhawks hat you found (and agreed to buy after my persuading), or you look to me to jump in the conversation. Not only do you (at least attempt) to include yourself into all aspects of my life, you even deal with the fact that I'm totally in love with my team, the Montreal Canadiens (more specifically Carey Price), and the idea that if/when we have children, I want to put them into hockey (I'm not sure if you will agree once you see how expensive hockey equipment is).

Thank you for being my best friend and (sometimes unwilling) hockey buddy. 

Yours; forever and always,

"How would you like a job where, every time you make a mistake, a big red light goes on and 18,000 people boo?"
—Jacques Plante

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Bracelet Todd got me for Valentine's Day

Says: "Soon to be Mrs. Wallace"

Says: "Tu es ma joie de vivre" which means "you are the joy of my life" in French 

Dear Todd,

You are so sweet to me when I'm stressed. Last night I came to you in tears because I felt like I couldn't handle it all and you were so supportive and relaxing. You rubbed my back, cleaned the tub, and drew me a hot bath (you even joined me for the last half of it). I could not ask for a better end to such a stressful day. Thank you so much for always doing your best to keep me happy, I know that isn't always easy. I love you so much.

Yours; forever and always,

My toes in the sand at the beach in Maine with Todd this past summer.
Monday, April 1, 2013

Dear Todd,

Remember when we took that trip to Maine? We fought about so many stupid things -- I stopped too much, you wanted to shower, we were almost out of gas, our budget was getting too tight, -- It all seems so silly now. That trip was one of the best things that happened to me, I hope you know that. It's when I knew I truly loved you.

Yours; forever and always,


I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once.
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
Sunday, March 31, 2013

This is my engagement ring. Isn't it puuurddy!?

Dear Todd,

You proposed to me not long after Thanksgiving of 2012, I had planned on writing letters to you all thoughout our engagement. As you can see, I got kind of a late start. But you know me, I never really stay organized, even though I'd like to. Spring is finally here and I can't wait to get this show on the road. You already know how excited I am since whenever you come upstairs I'm watching some wedding related show (you have even watched Bridezillas with me...You are such a good man). If it's not wedding shows you always see me on Pinterest or reading some wedding planning book. Heck maybe it's too early to plan, but I can't wait to marry you so I can't help myself.

You are the joy of my life.

Yours; forever and always,