May 2004: Graduated from
with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and a minor in Marketing. Auburn graduated the same day, with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. Began my master's program the following summer and started working as a graduate teaching assistant teaching Public Speaking at Auburn. Austin
January 2006: Moved to an apartment in
May 2006: Graduated from
with a Master of Arts in Communication and was hired on full-time at Cox Enterprises' AutoTrader.com subsidary in the Marketing Department as an Internal Communications Coordinator with a focus on internal communications (i.e. project management/consulting, writing, editing, blogging, podcasting, reporting, working with publications, intranets, etc.). Auburn
June 2006: Moved to a loft in Buckhead! Had a blast with Austin in Atlanta - so glad to be in the same city again!
Austin proposed on a mountaintop in Park City, Utah, during a family vacation with the Martins! A few months later we took engagement photos.
September 2007: Me and Austin met and quickly became obsessed with our fur baby Reuben (a shih poo). Was promoted to Internal Communications Specialist at work!
January 2008: Following an engagement party in my hometown and two wonderful showers in Birmingham and in Atlanta, I had a fabulous bachelorette party in Atlanta hosted by my sister!
February 2008: Me and Austin got married in
. Below are a few favorites; Here’s a bunch of pics. Birmingham, Alabama
Fall 2008: I started the blog in September 2008 and joined Spark People after a Labor Day trip/bathing suit pictures made me realize my working out efforts weren't working!
I’ve been married for a year! I posted more progress pictures at my new weight – 115. We also got even more serious about house hunting, and even found our home!
March 2009: We bought a house!! We moved in on the 30th.
October 2010: We got a new family member, Remy, the perfect little maltipoo!
March 2011: Became an aunt to sweet Dane Harrison Porter, my sister and brother-in-law Zach's little baby boy!
February 2013: Baby girl Beckett arrived!
June 2013: I resigned from my job to be a Stay-At-Home Mom!
|Taken at 19 weeks before we realized he had lost his heartbeat|
|Family photo shoot the night before my D&C|
First Quarter (January - March): We usually spend New Year's on a family ski trip with the Martins, then come back home to snow, cold days in, a few get togethers here and there, our anniversary dinner (February 16), a St. Patrick's Day party, and that's about it! Now, we have Beckett's birthday to celebrate on February 8!
Second Quarter (April - June): This is where things seem to pick up with weddings, baby showers, engagement parties, birthday parties, Auburn's A-day, Memorial Day family lake trip, etc. We also try to do a 'tropical vacay' during May!
Third Quarter (July - September): Concert season, beach trips, Labor Day Lake trip, preparing for Auburn football season! And more weddings and fun parties of course!
Fourth Quarter (October - December): Football season! We visit Auburn a lot, we reconnect with so many friends and family, we try to visit Athens (for UGA/Martin family!), and of course the holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas - this is always ours (and I"m sure everyone else's) busiest quarter. It usually ends with us flying out for a family ski trip!