Most weekends over the past six months have been dedicated to weddings and all the events that go along with being a wedding guest. From a Blush Bridal Shower Brunch to Bachelorette parties, or to Bachelor Parties and Rehearsal Dinners, we had such a great time celebrating with our friends as they planned their upcoming nuptials and later said their ‘I do’s’ in front of family and friends.
After seven weddings since May, we officially had our last wedding of the year Saturday the 18th. The wedding was local and neither Tim nor I were in the bridal party. We were able to spend time together at both the ceremony and reception so it was a nice way to end a busy wedding season. Your perspective on weddings and marriage certainly changes once you’ve joined the married ‘club’ and we truly had a blast this year welcoming so many of our friends into the club as well!
Initially I was thinking that since our calendar is now a little less full, we would certainly have a pretty open weekend schedule for the remainder of the year. However, we are still finding ways to fill up the days we have off work very quickly. This past Friday night we met friends for dinner at the new Dewey’s Pizza that just opened near us (so good!), and Saturday morning I spent the early parts of the day visiting my parents, eating brunch made by my mama, and going on walks with her and Tebow.
This past weekend was Homecoming at Tim’s alma mater, Wittenberg University, and he was invited back by the school in thanks for his time spent as a baseball captain while he was a student there. He went to the alumni breakfast and meet-up early Saturday morning and then later my parents and I met him at the football game. The weather was everything you could ever hope for, especially for late October in Ohio. It was also my first football game of the year so I was happy to mark that to-do off my fall bucket list.
Going back to visit really did bring back so many memories for me, and even though I didn’t graduate from Wittenberg I still spent a lot of time on that campus visiting both my brother and Tim during those four years they were students. It is amazing how fast time flies and it’s hard to believe that it has already been five years since he graduated, but what may be even crazier is to think about all we have done since May 2009:
- Tim graduated from college.
- We took a trip to Denver, which was my college graduation gift to him!
- Tim moved to Columbus, and then moved for his first job.
- I graduated from college and got my first job too.
- We bought a house.
- We got engaged.
- We planned a wedding.
- Got married!!
- I started this blog.
- Bought two cars.
- Adopted our pup! (Besides getting married, the best thing we’ve done!)
- Traveled a ton:
- Went to Denver
- Went to Jamaica on our honeymoon.
- Went to Myrtle Beach five times.
- Went to Destin and Orlando.
- Went to Chicago three times.
- Went to Indianapolis.
- Went to Gatlinburg with friends.
- Went to Hilton Head.
- Went to Savannah.
- Went to Boston for my 25th birthday.
- Went to more than 15 weddings!
…And that’s just scratching the surface of all the great memories we’ve made in our post-college life so far. It has been a whirlwind these past five years that’s for sure! College can be such a big part and important time of life, but it is also pretty cool to see all the awesome things to come after that graduation walk is taken and that diploma is received. For those of you who are still in college, be sure to soak in as much as you can, and if you are a recent graduate, just know there are plenty more awesome memories up ahead.
- How long has it been since you graduated from college? Where did you go to school?
- What have you done/accomplished in your post-college life?
- What advice would you give to your college self?