Twenty-Fourth Year

In a little less than three hours, I will be a quarter of a century old. To begin the celebration of a year older, let’s discuss what made my twenty-fourth year so special.

Twenty-four was a roller coaster. Between my fluctuating job situation and planning a wedding, I was all over the place. Emotionally, financially, and mentally.

For my birthday, I decided it was time to upgrade my ride. I had been driving a Dodge Neon and hated every moment of it. Shortly before turning 24, the battery decided to crap out and the minor fix was the excuse I needed to trade my wheels in. The new ride? A shiny, new Chevy Cruze.  Happy birthday to me!

During the Fall, I took advantage of every opportunity handed to me.

In October, Chris and I traveled to Europe. This marked my first time on an airplane and my first time out of the country. We spent time in Spain, France, and Italy.

I also went skydiving. (Sorry no pic of me falling through the air !)

I rode a mechanical bull in the middle of the street of Savannah.

During the winter, things calmed down for a bit. But once the weather warmed up life picked right back up again.

Spring brought on big changes.

Photographer: Korie Lynn Photography

During the month of March, Chris and I moved in together, I started a new job, and I got married. It was a slightly chaotic month.

I went to Costa Rica in April where I saw sloths, toucans, and the Pacific ocean.

I also went to Sweet Life Festival.

In May, I met the band Fun.

And I went to my first professional baseball game.

The start of the summer in June was met with jam-packed weekends. First a trip to Pittsburg to see Girl Talk.

And then a ride in a hot air balloon.

And then Modest Mouse two nights in a row.

The first week in July, I ran my first 5K race. And I met my time goal.

I’d definitely say it was a BUSY year . Honestly, I enjoyed every moment of it. All of the uncertainty, all of the new experiences, and all of the blessings. I wouldn’t change a thing.

Here is hoping that twenty-five will bring an equally amazing year.

How did you celebrate your twenty-fifth birthday? Was twenty-four a good year for you? What happened? What would you have changed? Let’s discuss! 

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Savannah.

Seriously, if the site of these beautiful trees and the spanish moss don’t take your breath away… I’m not sure what will.

The couple had their ceremony at the fountain in the park. Unfortunately, the sun is too overpowering in any of my photos to actually post something of quality but know that it was gorgeous. They could not have been blessed with a more perfect day.

Ceremony was intimate. Reception was held at Vic’s on the River and the food made me want to pack my bags and move down there even more.

Watching them on their special day made me so excited for my own. I’ve now decided to move my ceremony outside and hope that I am blessed with weather like that of the picture.

We ended up spending the entire weekend in Savannah. The wedding was Friday afternoon. We definitely made great use of our time the rest of the weekend.

We ate way too much food. But well worth it, I mean, how can I turn down chicken and waffles… especially in slider form.

And we drank. The DC area is missing a slushy bar. My liver will dream about these babies for weeks.

And ate some more.

And I rode a bull. Not for very long, or very well. But, I did it.

Chris and I agreed that Savannah is one of our favorite places that we’ve been to in America. It is so picturesque, it reminded us of college, and the southern charm. If you ever have the chance to visit, make it a point to do so because besides eating and drinking we did do a lot of other things. We went on a ghost tour, visited the Forrest Gump bench and the square it was filmed in, walked all over town, attended a block party, rode a trolly, and relaxed. It was marvelous.

I’d never been to a destination wedding before this one. I mean, I’ve been to weddings out of town, but never one that was so far away I’d have to stay the night. It was great and I can see now why people choose to do this. It really does allow your family and friends a chance for a vacation/mini-vacay.

Hopefully, someone else will decide to go this route and we’ll be able to do it all over again. Place is not an issue, we will be there! 🙂

Wedding Weekend: Savannah

Driving all night with the love of my life to get to an afternoon wedding on Friday is definitely an experience.

Why didn’t we leave earlier? Work for the future hubs is just too crazy right now and he couldn’t afford to take two days off. No big deal. We road trip like champs.

Distance from Washington DC to Savannah: 580 miles and ten hours.