Monday, October 28, 2013

Why we disappeared off the face of the earth....

Well. It's been a while. An embarrassingly long while, actually.

What happened was....Liz and I both kinda had the craziest 2013. After our fall semester ended, I went into graduation/what am I going to do with the rest of my life mode. Liz went into wedding mode.

So here are some pictures of what all went down this year.

Liz became Elizabeth Taylor. I am not kidding. She's really Elizabeth Taylor now.

How freaking cool is it that one of my best friends in the world is Elizabeth Taylor? I geek out about her name basically always.

I became a college grad with a degree in Communications: Public Relations and Advertising.

I'm now using that degree working for an arts and culture nonprofit in the famously hot Columbia, South Carolina. And even though I hate heat, I love that I'm surrounded by the arts every day. I listen to a lot of Etta James, The Rat Pack, and Norah Jones every day at work. My heart is happy.

I moved away from home and now have a lovely little apartment in the suburbs (I love cities but living in one stresses me out. I like quiet and trees.) is the biggest news...I'll be sharing that apartment with a boy in January. Yep, I'm getting married!

It started with a facebook message from my high school sweetheart, who I hadn't seen or spoken to in two and a half years after breaking up {for the second time} at the end of sophomore year of college. A few weeks later, we went on our {third} first date. It was wonderful.

We kept dating. He even got me into college sports fan gear. If you know me, you know...I loathe sports. I do not understand getting all worked up about a team I have no connection to playing a sport I don't understand and am far too uncoordinated to play. Alas, Drew is a die hard Gamecock fan. I get in trouble if I say red instead of garnet referring to the team colors.

And then, on a lovely drizzly Tuesday in September when he was SUPPOSED to be working a twelve hour shift in the hospital he's a nurse at, he surprised me with a scavenger hunt that led to him and the ring.

{there is no filter on this pic--it's that bright. thank you brilliant earth for the best ring ever}

I'll be Mrs. Beckwith on January 4th, 2014. The wedding is going to be perfectly me--very small and intimate, at sunset in winter, in the art galleries I spent three years working at, to my very best friend. God shocked me when he brought Drew back to my life {third time really is the charm}, but I couldn't imagine saying I Do to anyone else.

So now that you know why Liz and I abandoned the blogosphere for so long, I hope you can forgive us. I promise I'll try so very hard not to run away so long again.

I've got lots of little sewing projects ahead as I continue to set up my first home. Plus, it's my first Christmas in my own house. You know I'm rocking some DIY holiday cheer this year.

So. How have you been, web friends? Anything fabulous in your worlds I've missed out on?

1 comment:

  1. Hi Liz and Kaitlyn, OMG so excited for you both! Your blog is testament to the fact that I need a new sewing machine! With three daughters, I can't wait to see what's in store. Keep up the good work, and I miss seeing you both around AU.
    Laurie Epps


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