I did this last year on my single lady BLOG. It's fun to look back on the great things that happened in the last 365 days of life. So much has changed in mine! I read forty-three books, graduated college, planned a wedding, hung out with my amazing troll friends, married the best guy in the world, burnt like 785 dinners, crafted til my fingers bled, and have learned and grown with Grahm so much! Man, oh man, it was a good year.
Valentine's Day with Grahm. Yes, my hair is brown. It was an unfortunate phase.
I celebrated my twenty-second birthday on campus corner with great friends.
Grahm sent me on a scavenger hunt to significant places in our relationship and then popped the question. I think you can tell what my answer was ;) He picked my beautiful ring out all by himself!
A week later, I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Professional Writing degree.
We took engagement pictures in Nashville over the summer in the midst of all the wedding planning. Grahm is the most hilarious person to take pictures with. "Baaaabe, I'm bringin' my best smoulder look over here!"
The majority of my summer was spent wedding planning: sending (Lord only knows how many!) emails, shopping for the perfect dress (how many versions of white are there?!), having lots of fun showers (it's incredibly hard to come up with something witty to say after every gift), getting the dress fit/praying I didn't gain 100 pounds, bachelorette party (yes those are poles in the background), etc. etc. I loved/hated this time. Most days I wanted to pull my hair out, but by some miracle (my mom) it all got done.
I quit my job as the Editorial Assistant at the OU Press and moved out of my college house with my favorite room trolls before the wedding. Best roommates ever!
I married my best friend on September 4 in Tulsa, OK. It was the perfect day. So many people helped make it so memorable, but none so much as our parents. The Lord truly blessed us that day, and every day since!
We went to Hawaii for the Honeymoon. I think the above picture is from our second day there, and as you can tell, we're already burnt. Turns out I'm the worst paddle surfer in the world. The natives took notice.
We moved into our spacious one-bedroom in OKC, and it didn't take long to discover its quirks. Gas oven. Gas heater. No closet. It's amazing we're still alive.
We went to a Halloween party dressed as Audery Hepburn and Keith Stone. Classy.
I've learned (and will continue to learn) the ropes as a wife, one burnt dinner at a time.
We found out Grahm got a new engineering job in San Antonio. We took a house hunting trip down there and found a great place to live. It's three times the size of our home now. Umm YES.
We went to Nashville for Thanksgiving, and apparently really struggled with taking a decent picture.
We set off to Tennessee again for Christmas, before we went to see Grahm's folks in TX.
This weekend we will be in Dallas bringing in the New Year with our fabulous friends. It's our last hoorah before the big move next week. So thankful for this incredible year and the amazing people I got to share it with!