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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Who are the love birds?

Before we get too far into this journey, I thought I'd introduce us on a more personal level for those of you who are following and don't know us personally. Also, since this is a journal of our engagement and beginning of our family life, I want to be able to look back one day and read about us and where we were at this time in our lives.

The Bride

I grew up in Lexington, SC and graduated from Lexington High School in 2004. I attended undergraduate studies at Winthrop University, majoring in Family & Consumer Science with a minor is Business & Media. During college I was involved in several on-campus organizations. Alpha Omega, a Christian Women's Service sorority, where I not only had fun participating in sisterhood events, philanthropy and socials, but where I gained some of the greatest sisters and friends. I was also involved on our Campus Programming Board my sophomore year, which lead to the job I have today. More on that in a bit!

After college I pursued a certification in event planning from Midlands Tech. Shortly, after that I began my first post-college job as a nanny for a sweet two year old. I was with that family for 16 months and then got my first "big girl job." I worked for a corporate insurance company in their agent training department. It took me nearly 3 years to discover that corporate wasn't my jam. After my department re-org'd I was let go. 3 weeks later, I started a job at the National Association for Campus Activities, where I am the Education and Development Coordinator. We work with colleges and universities all across the country and the college entertainment industry. My experience on Winthrop's programming board gave me personal experience and insight into what many people I work with on a daily basis do on their campus's. I have been with NACA since 2013 and I enjoy what I do and all that I get to experience including a little bit of traveling!

In my personal time, I enjoy blogging/pinteresting/facebooking, watching tv, listening to music, attending country music concerts, walking, playing with my miniature schnauzer MileyBelle, and spending time on the lake during the summer.

The Groom

William grew up in Florence, SC and graduated from South Florence High School in 2001. He attended tech school right after college and eventually transferred to The University of South Carolina and graduated in 2008 with a degree in history. He had plans to attend law school, but put that on the back burner to travel Europe with a friend. After spending time over seas, he returned and decided to go into Real Estate. Not long after that he met Morgan. After a few months of trying to make a living at real estate in a slow housing market, he was encouraged to apply for a position with Wells Fargo. He applied, got the job and has moved up within Wells Fargo as a Personal Banker. This past fall he earned his insurance and wealth brokerage licenses and is well on his way to becoming a branch manager in the future!

In his spare time he enjoys watching Netflix, hanging out with friends and doing odd jobs around Morgan's house. Ok, he doesn't enjoy those jobs that much, but he helped install laminate floors in February and enjoyed learning a new skill.

We are excited to start the next phases of our lives together. We are truly the best of friends and can't imagine doing life without the other. We make it a point to have our faith in Jesus the center of our relationship and know that He has brought us to this point and will take us through the rest.

One of our First Pictures at a friend's wedding

Easter Sunday 2015