Wednesday, December 29, 2010

away i go

i leave for tampa early tomorrow morning
and i couldn't be more excited!
on friday we are going to bennett's cousin's beach house
to ring in the new year--the year that i turn 22
get married
and graduate!
oh, what a year 2011 will be!!!!

i hope everyone has a wonderful new years!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

farewell 2010

in 2010....

-bennett asked me to marry him
-i turned 21
-bennett and i went to harry potter world
-i spent 9 days in nantucket
-bennett had his (hopefully) last surgery
-i took 18 hours of classes and somehow got all A's and B's
-i bought a wedding dress
-i cried a lot
-i laughed a lot
-i learned who my true friends were
-i learned how to silkscreen
-we went to the biltmore
-we had an engagement shoot in a canoe
-i had my last christmas without bennett as a single woman
-i lived in an apartment, then a house, then another house
-i was a nanny for the most adorable little boy
-bennett was in greece for 3.5 weeks and i lived
-i learned how to use power tools
-i climbed a rock wall
-i loved the heck out of bennett

and in 2011...

-i am getting married
-i am going to barcelona, nice, and cinque terre
-i will be a wife
-i will have a husband
-we will get a tiny apartment
-and i cannot wait

Saturday, December 25, 2010

a white christmas

merry christmas to all
and to all
a good night

(my house right now. taken by papa humphrey)

Friday, December 24, 2010

what does a _____ say?

i made the adorable baby boy i nanny
little stuffed animals for christmas
but not just any animals
these are the ones he knows the sounds to!
they were so much fun to make
and to hear him
woof woof
was just priceless!
i even made a little bag with his name on it to carry them in.

merry christmas!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

rockin around the christmas tree

(photo from a few christmases ago)

tonight i'm sleeping under the christmas tree
with my mom and sister.
it's something that we've done every year since i was little
and i look forward to it every christmas.
i can't wait to carry on the tradition next year with bennett!

merry christmas eve eve!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


only 5 more months...
until i am a wife
until i get to wake up and fall asleep next to my best friend every day for the rest of my life
until i can run into people i haven't seen in a while and say, "oh, and this is my husband bennett"
until i really do need to start cooking meals instead of eating out all the time
until we can watch movies as loud as we want because we are each other's roommate

oh i cannot wait

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

tampa engagement party

i had such a wonderful time in tampa this weekend.
my mom came with me so she could meet the rest of bennett's family
and they had an engagement party for us
with plenty of gifts, food, and mimosas.
all of bennett's friends were there and we had a blast.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

tampa trip

i am headed to tampa today with my mom
to see bennett for a few days
and to celebrate our engagement with a bunch of his family
and friends
and i couldn't be more excited!
be back on monday!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

* * *

(me, on the left, with the sisters in 1994)

it snowed here in nashville a couple days ago
and we're apparently supposed to have an ice storm tomorrow
so i have a feeling i will be cuddled up in bed
watching movies and trying to recover from a stomach bug
for the next few days...
which is just fine with me

Saturday, December 11, 2010

slow it down...

(baby jack smelling the christmas tree)

i am done with finals
and i couldn't be happier
because i can finally slow down
and enjoy the christmas season
before it's gone...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

i did it...

i chopped off my hair.
and it feels incredible.

Monday, December 6, 2010

funny photo

i came across this photo and had to laugh.
this is from a looong time ago
when bennett and i were just friends
but i liked him so much.
my best friend karlie came to visit
and snapped this photo of us...
look at how awkward we were!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

a little bit stressed

nothing like eating a bowl of chicken noodle soup
at 1:15 am
while trying to finish one million assignments....

this is how i feel right now
about ready to pull out all my hair:
Gustave Courbet
The Desperate Man

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

a little thanksgiving feast

(sorry for the crappy photo. my good camera is broken)

last night,
bennett and i had a little thanksgiving feast
and it was absolutely delicious.
we had honey baked ham,
corn on the cob,
biscuits in the shape of autumn leaves,
and delicious wine we brought home from the biltmore.
we ended the night with a delicious drink bennett made
and watched the village.

it was such a wonderful night
and although i am sad we can't spend the actual thanksgiving day together
we had a nice little preview of what it will be like next year when we're married.

ohmygoodness only 6 more months until i am a wife!

Friday, November 19, 2010


i fall more and more in love with this guy every minute...

Saturday, November 13, 2010


i just realized i have 100 followers!
i think this calls for a happy list
and these are some of the things that make me the happiest:

- christmas (only 42 more days!)
- when i get to see bennett for the first time each day. i get so excited i can hardly stand it
- long naps in the middle of the day
- woodchuck ciders
- spending time with the baby boy i nanny, who also happens to be the cutest thing you have ever seen
- knowing that in almost 6 months i will be a wife
-when this happens:

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

i do not care for heights

i climbed this today with my lover/best friend/fiance
and i made it all the way to the top and touched the black bar
and by the time i got back down i was shaking so badly i could barely stand
but i did it
and bennett was so proud of me
and i was so proud of myself
...oh the things one will do in the name of love

Monday, November 1, 2010


- time seems to be flying by
- i absolutely cannot wait for christmas
- i am trying to be much better about saving money
- i am trying to be much better about eating healthy
- i am dying to open the wine i got from our trip to the biltmore
- i have been practicing writing jenny foster on every piece of paper i can get my hands on
- i have been so tempted to start listening to christmas music
- i have 3 rolls of film i need to develop and it's driving me crazy
- i really miss my baby sister
- i really miss my stephanie
- i fall more and more in love with my bennett every day and i cannot wait to be his wife
- only 6.5 more months to go...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


our little vacation to the biltmore was absolutely perfect!
we had such a wonderful weekend
filled with a tour of the house
oohing and aahing at all of the fall trees
a wine tasting of the most delicious wines
and wandering around downtown asheville.

but now we're back
and i have loads of assignments due
and it's cold and rainy
and i have no idea what to be for halloween!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

a little vacation

this weekend,
bennett and i are visiting the one and only biltmore estate!
i am SO excited
because the fall colors are supposed to be at their peak right now
and the house itself is absolutely gorgeous
and we get a free tour of the winery
with a complimentary wine tasting!

this is a MUCH needed mini vacation...

Saturday, October 9, 2010

engagement shoot!

a couple weeks ago, bennett and i got together with our wonderful wedding photographer austin gros and had our engagement shoot. we went to our favorite canoeing spot in kingston springs, tn, and had so much fun canoeing and taking pictures. here are some of our favorites! and be sure to check out austin's blog!