Thursday, December 19, 2013

A Look Back on 2013: Part One

It's hard to believe 2013 is coming to a close. This time last year, I was overwhelmed with anticipation of what the year would bring. I knew 2013 was going to be big! I was sure that the year would last forever and June would never come. Now, here I sit at the end of December wondering how it all went so fast. For obvious reasons, 2013 will always hold a special place in my heart, but it will for not so obvious reasons too. It was a year of firsts and a few "lasts," and I can honestly say I laughed and cried more this year than I ever have.
I apologize for all the instagram photos. Before this little blog was born I took most of my pictures with my phone. I'm annoyingly obsessed with deleting pictures right after I take them, so the only ones I have now come straight from instagram.


-Even though I didn't want to {I was afraid I'd ruin them} I took Sis and Micah's engagement pictures. I have lots of critiques about the pictures, but I'm glad I did it. Still waiting to get paid for that one ;)

 -We spent New Year's on Hilton Head Island in matching t-shits...

...and celebrated my sweet momma's birthday with 60 letters written by everyone who loves her.


-We did a lot of wedding planning

Vanilla cake with raspberry fillings and almond icing was the jam!


-Sis and I had our first wedding shower. It only made sense that it would be a "sister's shower."
Check out those glasses!



-Celebrated James' birthday with a Braves game and Holman Finch burgers. Seriously, there aren't words for all the wonderfulness in that burger.

- James' parents threw us a couple's shower at their house

-Sis and I {and friends} studied, took, and passed our licensing exam. We never have to open that purple book again!


-After 3 years of classes, studying, and internships we graduated with our Master's!

-My sweet bridesmaids threw me an "around the house" wedding shower

-My sister {and mom} planned an incredible Bachelorette weekend for me and my bridesmaids; complete with surprises from the "Bachelorette Fairies," a sunset dinner, and oh so much fun!

-We took our last "family of four" trip to Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC


-Oh, I don't know... we just got married!

-Then we spent an incredible week in Mexico on our honeymoon

And there is the first half of the year! Those first six months hold some incredible memories. Looking back on it all I'm overwhelmed with how wonderful our friends and family were during those months of preparation and planning. I leaned pretty heavily on my family and a few very special friends as I got started on my career path and prepared my heart for forever {thank you, you know who you are :) }. The next six months are focused on learning about marriage and beginning our life together, but more on that later :)  

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  1. Love this post! Sound like an amazing year! I'm sure 2014 will be great as well!

  2. 2013 was good to you, Taylor! I'm sure that 2014 is going to be even better!

  3. Love looking back on the year. You certainly packed a lot in!! Hope you enjoy the holidays! xo

  4. what a great year! may this one be even better !!!


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