Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Athens, GA - Home Sweet Home To Me

Check one off of the fall bucket list - football in Athens.

It wasn't a pretty one, but the Dawgs pulled off a victory against the Volunteers.
As much as I wanted to keep "Rocky Top" to a minimum, the Vols stuck it out for four quarters giving us a run for our money.
But at the end of the day - #DawgsOnRockyTop

The morning started out pretty chilly like any good fall day should.
There wasn't much time for tailgating since the game started at 12 that afternoon.
Cody and I hung around our tailgate for awhile before we headed into Sanford Stadium.

We had a lot of fun at the game - especially listening to the Tennessee fan in front of us and the drunk Georgia guy beside us. ;) But the best part was Todd Gurley hurdling a couple players and a Georgia victory! #GurleyForHeisman

Glory, Glory to ole' Georgia...

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fall Bucket List

It's the official first day of fall y'all!
And this year, I'm really excited about this.
Normally I'm one of those that holds onto summer as long as possible.
But this year, I'm ready for sweaters, boots and pumpkin flavored everything.

I've found over the last few years, that I don't always take time to enjoy the seasons and holidays as much as I should. It seems like work somehow always overtakes my life and I don't take the time for myself. After the first couple months of school, I've really started trying to leave work at work, and take time for myself. At the end of the day, my job is just my job and it doesn't (it shouldn't) define me. So with that being said, I'm kicking off my teacher shoes, and I'm determined to enjoy the season that's in front of me.

So in order to make sure that I do, here are some things that are on my fall bucket list!

1. Visit a pumpkin patch.

Cody and I started this fall tradition when we first started dating, and I love it so much.
Jaemor Farms is our go-to pumpkin patch come October and it's a fall tradition that we will continue even when we have our own little family.

2. Food Truck Friday

Thanks to Ashley @ A Thousand Words, she's got me counting down the days until the Food Trucks pull into town again. Buffalo mac & cheese? Yes please! It will be the perfect outdoor early fall activity with our friends.

3. Make something pumpkin flavored.

I've seen pumpkin flavored everything on Pinterest and in the grocery stores.
Narrowing down which recipe to make may be the difficult part!
Pumpkin cupcakes, pumpkin cookies... oh, the possibilities.

4. Moonshine Festival

 Yet another fall tradition Cody & I have started since we started dating.
Cody loves looking at all the cars in the car show & I love all the little shopping booths.
The fried food doesn't hurt either.

5. Football in Athens.

Fall wouldn't be fall without a little football.
And Athens is always where my heart is every fall Saturday.

6. Carve a pumpkin or paint a pumpkin.

I've been debating on which I'd like to do this year.
I love the traditional pumpkin carving before Halloween.
My family has always done it.
But Pinterest has my heart yearning for a white and gold polka dot pumpkin with a ribbon tied around the top. Pumpkin painting party anyone!?

7. Enjoy Halloween!

With Halloween on a Friday this year, I won't have to dread the next day at school.
I can't wait to indulge in mini sized candy and dogs in tiny costumes.

8. Make something yummy for Thanksgiving.

I see food involved in a lot of my goals.
Lots of calories in my future. And maybe a treadmill.
But I love finding new recipes and trying them out for special occasions.
So fun!

9. Be Thankful.

It's the perfect time of year to count your blessings and enjoy your family and friends.


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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

| Our Wedding | Groom + Groomsmen

I can only imagine the torture Katie, our photographer, was put through by these silly boys!
They all looked so handsome, and I was so happy with how their pictures turned out.
When I saw the pictures of my groom, I couldn't help but be so proud that I married him! He had never looked so handsome, and I feel so lucky to call him mine!

See what I mean... :)

I'm pretty sure I married a model. ;)

Wedding Coordinator/Florist: Terri @ Everything and More
Wedding Photographer: Katie Rivers Photography
Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Hair/Makeup: Shannon @ Formal Faces
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff @ Affordable Bridal
Bridesmaid Tanks: Baileywicks
Bridesmaid Glasses: Alisha's Designs
Bridesmaid Shoes: DSW

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