Monday, March 18, 2013

We're Engaged!

I am still in shock that Tyler and I are engaged! I am excited to share the story of the proposal and how perfect the day was.

Tyler was on spring break from law school a couple weeks ago, so I flew down to Charleston to meet him for a few days. As y'all know, Charleston is my favorite place on earth. We stayed at the Inn at Middleton Place which is located right next to the beautiful Middleton Place Plantation. We stayed there back in the fall and fell in love with the plantation. On March 6, Tyler arranged for us to take a carriage ride around the plantation. After the carriage ride, we walked around the gardens for a couple of hours and simply enjoyed the plantation grounds. He eventually led me under a live oak tree that overlooked the Ashley River that had spanish moss hanging down from it. It was absolutely beautiful. This is where he proposed. It was the happiest moment of our lives! I was shaking throughout the entire proposal and just couldn't believe it. Afterwards, Tyler told me he had another surprise and pointed to a professional photographer that he had hired to capture the proposal. I was completely shocked! Afterwards, we took a bunch of pictures together and enjoyed the rest of the afternoon outside. I was so excited to call our families and tell them the good news (which they already knew). We wanted to enjoy the engagement before telling everyone so we waited until after dinner to tell our friends the good news.

Tyler literally did everything perfect from driving to Little Washington to ask my dad's permission to setting up the most romantic day. I am just so excited for our life to begin!

Here are a few pictures from the proposal!

Thank y'all for your love and support of Tyler and I! We are so excited for all of the planning to start!

Monday, January 21, 2013

My Life Lately

Wow, it's been a long time since I've blogged! Please forgive me. I figured I would give y'all some updates on what I have been doing since I last blogged. I had about a month off of work so I was able to go home and spend time with family and friends. One of the highlights of my time off, was going to NYC for a few days with Tyler. I had never been before but I am certainly in love with the city now. We fit in as much as we could for just staying 4 nights, but we could have stayed for weeks doing all the fun things in the city. We are already talking about planning our next trip. I would love to go in the spring so it's not too cold and we can spend time in Central Park. Tyler spent his first Christmas Eve with my family which meant so much to me. After Christmas, we went to Tennessee to spend a few days with Tyler's family. I truly enjoyed my time with friends and family on my time off.

Celebrating Katie's graduation at her oyster roast. I sure do miss being by the ocean and going to oyster roasts. 

Our first night NYC! We stayed a couple blocks away from Times Square.

Rockefeller Center

The view from the Empire State Building was incredible.

Granny and I gave each other matching J Crew cardigans for Christmas. Great minds think alike!

Lilly's 2nd Christmas!

I'm now back at the University of Arkansas helping our chapter this semester. While it has been an adjustment getting back in the swing of things, I am so happy to be back with my girls for the spring semester.