Friday, December 31, 2010


January 9th: We OFFICIALLY started dating. Both of us had just gotten out of previous engagements and said we were just taking it slow and see what happened. Since Chris and I grew up together we already knew each other so we got to skip the getting to know you part. If you ask my parents they knew from the very beginning we were going to end of getting married. 
 Wild Wings!
 Weekend trip to Clemson!

February: We celebrated Valentine's Day together in Greenville! We went to the falls downtown right after the massive snowstorm we got the night before!
 Also in February I signed my contract with Richland 1 and we decided to move to Columbia together after I graduated!
 Wild Wings again---there is a trend here :)
March: Chris moved back home until I graduated to save some money! I made weekend trips home to see him. 

April: Disney World trip! We got engaged April 4th at Animal Kingdom!

May: I graduated from Winthrop University with a Bachelors of Science in Special Education and Elementary Education!

One of my best friends aka TWIN got married to her high school sweetheart :)

 June: Our engagement pictures were taken! It was the hottest day of the year we believe.
 1st Bridal Shower
Moved to Columbia and started working on transforming this into my classroom!
 Tim McGraw concert in Charlotte

Adopted our puppy Palmetto! Palmetto came from the local shelter he has previously had heartworm and a broken back leg that next healed properly.
A childhood friend, Elizabeth, got married!

We went to the Fall Festive in town.

Bachelorette Party!
 We said I DO!

Has been busy---sadly no pictures avaliable yet. 
We went to the Panthers vs. Cardinals game for our 1 month anniversary.
We began the purchasing process of our first home! We will be closing in February! There will be more pictures to come!
We celebrated our first Christmas together as a married couple!

This year has flown by. We had a lot of exciting events this year. We are looking forward to what 2011 has planned for us!

Happy New Years!

Thursday, December 30, 2010


Initially Chris and I were just going to stay on Hilton Head after the wedding and spend Thanksgiving with the family since we are going to Hawaii for 2 weeks in the summer. But one night Chris was just looking around on Priceline and found a great deal on a Royal Caribbean cruise from Tampa. So we signed up of course! A week before the cruise we actually got upgraded from an interior room to a balcony!!! Chris had cruised with them several times before and was a gold member so we got all kinds of cool things on board-two nights of free drinks, a cheese plate, a coupon book with free pictures, robes, and a bunch of discounts!
The morning after the wedding my family threw us a going away brunch at the clubhouse we got married. After we ate we packed up the car and headed south! We could not have asked for better weather! We stopped in downtown Disney to get the just married buttons-we only thought it was right since we got engaged in Disney :)
After our stop in Disney we drove to Tampa to check into the hotel his parents got us. Of course we had to go to Target that night before my beloved straightener decided to quit working :( But we discovered that the Target was multi-story and had a parking garage--bizarre.
  Yes of course I had to take a picture of it...
Here are some pictures from our trip....
 Inside the ship!
 Of course I would take pictures of the food ha. But I thought it was so neat how they carved the fruits.
 On our balcony overlooking Tampa
 Waiting on our first drinks of the honeymoon :)
 My Rings!
 Lifeboat drill

 And we are off to Mexico!!!!
 First night on the balcony
 Yes the end of November it was 85 degrees! I loved the weather!

 Towel creation!
 The Honeymooners Gathering!

 In Costa Maya--Snokeling
 Senor Frogs.... enough said

 I am TERRIFIED of clowns and my loving husband called this creepy one over to me...thanks babe

Last night on the ship!

We had an amazing time! Can't wait to go again!