S: Kelsy and Bill -- The best is yet to come...
BC: A book made with love by Kelsy
FC: Kelsy and Bill The best is yet to come ...
1: Kelsy and Bill The best is yet to come ...
2: What a cute new couple! Our accidental Baylor green and gold beer-pong team dominated at Jamie's place. We went to my first rodeo where "Shut Up and Dance" by Aaron Watson became our special song. Washers and Diadeloso were a blast, and Easter in San Antonio with the Westmans was the special beginning of a new family.
3: Clayton's lake house was a great way to celebrate the end of senior year and spend time with friends about to graduate. Shortly after, Bill began his internship at API in Austin. Our weekends that summer were packed. One of the few weekends we actually stayed in Austin, we went to 6th Street. Other weekends were enjoyed in Bulverde, Houston, Horseshoe Bay, College Station and sometimes, even Waco.
5: (Above) Joe Pawelek's wedding was a blast. I met Mrs. Volz and Lance and Morgan Fuller. The best part of the wedding? The grand march of course! (Left) My Daddy came to San Antonio over the 4th of July weekend to meet the Bill and his parents. I'll never forget how nervous Bill was when we picked him up in Austin! We celebrated the holiday by first going to the River Walk for lunch at a Mexican restaurant. Afterwards, we went to Sea World for the fireworks. Daddy's favorite part of the trip must have been the TPC Marriott golf resort; he tries to go back every time he visits! (
6: "A thing of beauty is a joy forever: Its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness." - John Keats | Cody Beyer's late July wedding was in College Station. The next day we visited the site of Baylor's first campus in Independence, where we saw Judge Baylor's gravesite. Just a few months later Judge Baylor would play a special role in our engagement!
7: "We'll fing our green and gold afar to light the ways of time, and guide us as we onward go; that good old Baylor Line."
9: I was so excited for Bil to come back to Waco at the end of the summer. No more driving back from Austin at 5:45 a.m. to make it to my 8 o'clock class! The Margarita and Salsa Festival kicked off the school year at the HOT fairgrounds. We rode there in style in a truck so big I had to be hoisted into it. Bill was beaming.
10: I was beyond excited to bring Bill to Wheaton for Torie and Colin's wedding. I got a chance to bring my two worlds together. While we were there, I was able to show Bill all my old spots: the soccer field, my dorm rooms, our house on Stoddard, and my favorite places to eat. Having Bill meet my best friends was so special. Bill was a trooper and so patient while I was off fulfilling my duties as a bridesmaid. All the girls had a great time with Bill throughout the weekend and during the reception. He was definitely a hit and Torie's wedding was absolutely beautiful.
11: Chicago was full of firsts for Bill: first taxi ride, he met my Grandma, and he said the city was "beautiful." Don't try to ask him about it, he denies it to this day! | Daddy and Grandma met us in Chicago to celebrate me and my Grandma's birthdays. We ate Chicago style pizza in Millennium Park and took an architectural boat tour. Bill and I then spent the night on Navy Pier and then went to the top of the Sear's Tower.
12: Gina came to San Antonio for Fall Break to meet Bill and his family. We went skeet shooting and I even got her to wear boots! | Fall brought football games and my first season of tailgating. We rode to each game in style, flying a tall BU flag off the bed of Bill's truck and blasting, "Rise Up," the season's theme song, written by David Crowder.
13: Homecoming 2010: KOT won float, Baylor beat Kansas to become bowl eligible for the first time in 14 years and Daddy got to see the Homecoming Bonfire, tailgate and see Pigskin. It was a great weekend.
14: Halloween: The Rangers were in the World Series and Bill played the part of Josh Hamilton perfectly. Beating Texas' football team in Austin gave us a special treat on Halloween Eve and made it a great night to dress up and celebrate. | Bill babysat the Larson kiddos with me one night. Niklas was in Heaven playing ball with Bill, and Bill was in Heaven snuggling with Princess all night on the couch.
15: Bill took me to KOT's semi-formal in Austin for the weekend right before Christmas break. We sent the day of the dance walking around the city. We toured the Texas State Capitol and saw the House of Representatives and the Senate. We looked at the many spiraling portraits of all the Texas governors, including many past Baylor presidents and George W. Bush. That night Bill took me to the Melting Pot for an incredible dinner and then to the Austin Convention Center for the dance. The next morning, Mr. Westman drove up to meet us for lunch at a Mexican restaurant. I thought it was funny he drove all that way to see us when we'd see him in just a few weeks for Christmas break. It turns out he had a special, time-sensitive package to deliver to Bill. I'd find out what it was shortly after!
16: This is a night neither of us will ever forget. | The beginning of an incredible life together.
17: "And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow - not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love. No power in the sky or in the earth below - indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord." -Romans 8:38-39
18: Christmas in San Antonio meant family and wedding planning!
19: We celebrated New Year's Eve and our engagement at a delicious steak restaurant. Then Gina, Bill and I rang in the New Year Texas-style on a ranch with friends.
20: Second semester didn't slow us down a bit! We went to Lizzie and Jon's wedding the weekend after Christmas break. Jo and I danced up a storm and Bill and I both witnessed just how dangerous steep driveways can be in the rain!
21: And now, the best is yet to come...