2: November 13, 2006 "I can't wait... Will you be my girlfriend?"
3: When you kiss me On that midnight street Sweep me off my feet Singing ain't this life so sweet
4: "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." ~Henry David Thoreau | Good Times | I moved to Texas on December 28, 2006. The days before were spent with family and friends, with Mama and Dad driving me to the airport that last morning
6: From friends to lovers | Take the plunge | Good Times | Matt Jackson! | Too much | College Life 2007
7: Colorado Trip to see ashley
8: back to | My first trip back home after leaving for college was in August. Don and I and his parents went on a cruise the day after I got back from Minnesota.
9: Carnival Cruise | relaxing by the pool
10: Trick or Treat
12: Winter Memories Don came to Minnesota for the first time for Christmas 2007. He met my family and my best friends while spending time at the science museum and exploring Minneapolis. 2007 was also the Christmas that Brittney was pregnant with she and Josh's baby girl, Audriana Dawn.
13: Don took me to see Love, Janis | Easter | Maddie at the Thorpe's | 2008
14: 2008 2008 brought challenges with UTA, so I moved from Athens to the Thorpe's. Don and I still only saw each other on the weekends, but we made the most of it.
15: Back to Colorado Don and I went back to Colorado in May to see Ashley one last time. We stayed in Breckenridge and Denver while there.
16: After spending the night in Breckenridge, we went to the Denver Botanical Gardens and the Cinco De Mayo festival in downtown Denver
17: "A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken." - James Dent | Memorial Day 2008
18: We received a surprise bundle of joy that summer in Zyla Sweet Darlin' Thorpe. She arrived with a box of toys and pink blanket and ready to meet her new family.
21: Birthday Girl! | Maddie's third birthday!
22: to visit me in Texas! | Brie's first time
23: Best Friends
27: The midnight premiere of The Dark Knight | "The friends we meet on the path of life make the trip worth while."
28: Late that summer Don, Drew, Erin and I spent the day in Fair Park. | We went to the Science Museum, the aquarium | and later that night, Gomez, Colbie Calliet and John Mayer
29: "We're never gonna win the world we're never gonna stop the war we're never gonna beat this if belief is what we're fighting for..."
30: The rest of the summer went by quickly & was spent with family and friends and at Lake Texoma
35: Martin | Lindsay
36: The State Fair of Texas
38: Trips to Texas Tech University
40: Engaged | 10.18.08
41: ARE WE THERE YET? | Austin
42: Minnesota | back to
43: Like friends, it's the old ornaments that mean the most.
44: A day of sledding at Champlin Elementary
46: I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas
47: The first days of 2009 were spent with Minnesota loved ones
48: In 2009 I finally got the loans to go to UTA and Casey Bailey was moving to China so Don and I moved in together. First into Valley Ranch, and then to an apartment in Lewisville.
54: Summer | 2009
56: A trip to Austin with LB, Megan, and Rachel.
57: Summer 2009 was a busy one. I went to Austin for a week, then Minnesota for six. When I got home the party continued...
60: Cecile Muireann | born on June 10, 2009
61: Sweet As Can Be | A baby fills a hole in your heart that you never knew was there.
62: Sweet Baby of Mine | LAUGHTER | FAMILY
63: CUTE AS A BUTTON
64: Don came to Minnesota for a weekend with Brie and I around her alma matter, Hamline University. Brie and I also went to Father Hennipen for the first time in years!
67: The more candles the bigger the wish... Brie's 21st birthday!
69: It's the little things that make life beautiful.
71: "The more you laugh the longer you live" | "Good times are even better when they are shared"