From our Home to Yours!

This is a first. Sending out Christmas cards, buying decorations, having a tree...that I have to water and decorate? Baking? Shopping? Stressing? All these things to do now that I am considered an adult (I hate that word). Luckily, I love Christmas and I have been taught well. Also, I have a wonderful community back in Fitzpatrick and the sweet ladies there threw me a Christmas shower last year. You know what that means...boxes and boxes of decorations. These boxes are in the attic back home, so until next weekend the only decorations up are the wreath on our front door.
I did however, get some pretty fabulous cards made last week. Trying to be ahead of the game? I don't even know if that's true considering most people decorate before Thanksgiving these days. Not me, no way. I gotta space my holidays out or else I'd freak out.

 Check out our Christmas Cards! Peace on Earth...



Early Christmas Present!!

Taylor and I have been on the hunt for a new addition to the family, and we finally found the perfect fit! We get to pick her up in about 2 weeks!

Meet Lola, a bassett hound puppy!
her markings look like eyelashes!

Lola with her sisters



No Gifts. That's what I love about Thanksgiving. This Holiday is all about being thankful for the good stuff. The good stuff like loving families, and of course, food. I love food. I love it a lot. Sit me in front of some homemade macaroni and I'll be good for days.
I can remember sitting at the "kids" table for Thanksgiving, and before we said the blessing we all had to say something we were thankful for. I remember saying the dishwasher. Really KATIE? The dishwasher? I was no older than 10 and had probably never used a dishwasher. My cousins and sisters also rattled out ridiculous things, but I remember my Grandmother saying she was thankful for all of her "darling little angels" (that including me of course). At the time, I was too young to understand how spending time with family was so important. Now that I am older I understand the importance of family and luckily, I've got Taylor's family in on the action this time around. 
Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and remember to give thanks!!

This is just for your enjoyment and a little pre-holiday cheer

 Beth is great in this one.


I Dream of Travel

 I'm a travel lover, even if it's just going home with Taylor to Austin or Arkansas. Taylor and I also love traveling to new places and exploring different cities. Yeah, yeah, yeah, my first plane ride wasn't until I was a senior in college. So what? I did it. I love it, and I wanna keep doing it. We would love to get in as much traveling as we can before we settle down and start adding to the fam. I think our love of travel comes from our parents. Both of our families love taking trips and planning excursions.
Since Taylor and I have been married we have talked about many places we want to visit. We love flipping through travel books and magazines planning our next move. One of our favorite books is "1000 Places to See Before You Die". This book is legit. I won't list all 1,000 places, but I will absolutely tell you my top 5 off-the- wall-must-sees.

 5.Islamic Cairo, Egypt 
Tour cities that are more than 6 centuries old!
can you imagine having to build that thing?

 4. Scotland by Train
  Travel the Scottish Highlands in STYLE on the Royal Scotsman
Only $6,800 per person.....

 3. Machu Picchu-Urubama Valley, Peru
See the "Lost City" of the Incas 

2.The Amalfi Coast-Campania, Italy 
 "nothing more beautiful can be seen on this earth"

how sweet would it be to own one of those houses, or even one of the boats?!
 1.Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand 
Glaciers , Mountains and Beaches!

Taylor says, "I just wanna go out in there"



Happy Birthday to, no lie, the best Mom in the WORLD!
You see, my Mom Jan is not your typical mom; she is super Mom. As I was growing up, I never really knew how much she did for us. I guess I just assumed dinner magically appeared on the table, jerseys miraculously landed folded in our gym bags, and lunches would make themselves, and then hop into a brown paper bag with encouraging notes and/or drawings on the outside. Yep, my Mom not only made our lunches, she drew on them.
 Now, even though I am "grown-up", my Mom is still as nurturing as ever. I still look to her for advice and to that Love only a Momma can give. It is overwhelming for me to think that one day, I will have to try and be the Mom to my kids that she was to the 3 of us.
She never missed a sporting event, and we had LOTS. Between my sisters and me, we were playing some kind of sport year round. I just don't know how she was always there? But I do know this, I am so blessed with such wonderful parents, and I can't thank them enough for all they do!
 Happy Birthday Mom!
Bridesmaid Luncheon

day of our wedding

roll tide!

zip lining in Costa Rica!
Rehearsal Dinner


You may recieve extra hardware with your unit.

Now that we are in Birmingham and Taylor has his office, I thought I would help out by putting together his new desk. Because I am an Interior design major, I was pretty particular about the type of desk he was to order. Little did I know, the desk I wanted him to have came with about a million parts....
still in the box
I decided to tackle this project Friday morning. I figured I would work on the desk until about 12:30 and then once I had it fully assembled I would go grocery shopping. Welp, I was wrong about that one.
5 HOURS later I was putting the last screw in. I go to slide the drawers in and you guessed it, they don't fit right. So for the next hour and a half Taylor and I try to figure out what in the world is wrong with this stupid desk. We finally get the drawers working as a team and then place all of his work stuff on the desk. That boy can get a computer up and running super fast.
I thought I would share with you my recent feat..sort of.

just a little intimidating

ignore my fabulous hair

almost done!!
the completed project


still a Texan at heart

lots of books


Stocking bars

The Happy Couple!
Lindsay Cole and Jacob Meacham are tying the knot this May, and in order to complete their home we wanted to help stock their bar!
We all gathered at our friend, Katherine's to watch the Bama game and celebrate their engagement. We had so much food and so much fun! The game on the other hand....not so much fun. I'm convinced that whatever Les Miles picked up off the field and then proceeded to place in his mouth gave his team some kind of super powers. Just sayin.
 Lindsay and Jacob got some great gifts and we are so glad to be apart of this exciting time in their lives!! Love yall soooo much!!!
game day essentials!


yummy cupcakes!

the girls!


Settling In!

Taylor and I moved to Birmingham this past Saturday! With the help of a 17' uhaul, both of our Dads and a young fellow named Safareno, we got the job done. We started our day at 7am and wrapped up the move around 5:00pm. 4 hours of that was spent on the road from Jackson to Bham. No big deal. I'm a professional. Did I mention we are on the 4th floor of our building? Best leg workout I've gotten in months. Taylor and I have been unpacking boxes a little each day and now the only room we lack is our bedroom. We finally have the room to unpack all of our wedding gifts and it was like opening them for the first time! I feel like I need to write thank-you notes all over again! Siiiike! (that was for you A and Emily)
I already feel more at home at our new place than I did at our old. Main reason? That Apartment had ISSUES.
It never felt "homey" to me.
So the next step for us is for me to find a new job : ( I wish I could have picked up SummerHouse and brought it with me. Too bad it wouldn't fit in the uhaul.

Our Wedding  Invitation
pillow from Etsy
compliments of Campbell!
Sherry Spain vase and an old sugar mold
our aprons!
awesome wedding gift!
new washer and dryer!
Dyann Gunter from SummerHouse

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