4- Speaking of Halloween...I love it all the more now because it's when I met Austin.....
The funny thing is- Halloween isn't actually the first time our paths crossed.
The first time we met was actually several years ago when our mutual friends and the 2 of us went on a ski trip together. Our cabins were pretty far apart from each other, so we didn't see each other very much, however, we did hang out. He barely talked to me though, because I had a boyfriend at the time and according to him was "off limits". I thought he was rude since he barely acknowledged my presence.
But actually, our paths kind of crossed before even that.
In the 70's both of our moms went to high school together- 492 miles away from where we all now currently live. Without knowing it until Austin and I were dating- it's kind of this amazing, awesome thing. Our families, both from Alabama, both Auburn fans, and both still intertwined by friends and family that know each other (without our having known).
So Woodlawn, our Moms' high school is where our stories kind of began.
If you haven't seen it, go see it- it's such a touching and amazing story.
Yea, I know- a tangent. But sometimes it's amazing to see how close we've been this entire time. Some might say cosmic. Some might say fate. But any way you look at it- our relationship is amazing and Austin is the boy I've always prayed for.
Typically I would never dream of posting photos that I hadn't gone over and edited and spent tons of time trying to perfect. BUT I still haven't been able to redownload my photo editing program since my computer bit the dust, and I'm frankly sick of waiting to post these photos. This family is one of my favorites both to hang out with and to photograph. So I figured for now.....I'll post them as is. Raw. Unedited.
Come back to see the edited versions later on!
I completely believe in celebrating even the small things.
So while 101 posts may not seem like a lot, it's definitely a milestone for this blog- a blog I hoped would stick, but wasn't completely sure. It's gone through some transitions as I've tried to decide what I wanted it to be.
I created this online space as a home for my photography, in hopes of making photography my second career. While I still wish for that (and maybe one day it will happen) right now I think I'm keeping this blog as more of a lifestyle blog.
So for those of you that read this little blog of mine, thanks for sticking in with me.
This came on my ipod tonight (yup that's right I said ipod- I played it old school today). Not to play puns with the song title, but listening to this song filled me with some kind of indescribable feeling of love and God's power. It also is one of my favorite Chris Tomlin songs.
Ever since I was little I have been in love with this song. Part of it is that I love oldies (thanks Mom and Dad) and part of it is that the song is so cute and catchy. Oh yea, and there was that episode of Designing Women where Charlene was getting married to Bill (who I thought was soooo dreamy) and she sang this song the night before the nuptials.
Then, this summer I was rewatching Gilmore Girls (because that's how awesome I am) and they played this song in an episode. So of course I had to put those 5 minutes of the show on repeat and belt out the song every single time. Because why not?
What's a bit ironic, is that since I was little I've wanted a Bill that I could sing this too..... good thing it's short for William I guess. **wink wink***
Okay, okay if you've been to a wedding, a party, or even just turned on a radio once and awhile you know this song. In fact, you're probably sick of this song. BUT last year the dance team I co-coach used this song for one of their dances and we're using it again this year for try outs. And guess what? Even after hearing it about 20 times a day, I still love it. It still makes me want to dance. And I absolutely love Bruno Mars (which isn't even his real name, by the way).
So with all that being said, I couldn't not add this song to my soundtrack list!
So, like my last post said, Austin and I went to Asheville this past weekend for my friend's awesome wedding. The city is absolutely amazing, with so much to do.
We spent the day after the wedding with my friend Brian driving along the Blue Ridge Highway and hiking a bit. We got some amazing views and photos and just like the Floridians we are, we hiked in our flip flops.
The day before the wedding Austin and I joined some of our new friends and visited the Biltmore Estate, gardens, and winery. It literally look over an hour to tour the house and I feel like we barely saw even half the rooms. And that library!!!!! I think I would be okay living there..... just sayin'