Saturday, June 29, 2013

Rewind

Although I haven't had quite as many life changes as Alex has, the events surrounding graduation having included a lot of changes and a lot of memories.  Here are some highlights from the past couple of months.

(1)  Charles's very last time to visit me in Auburn



(2)  Signing my name in the original Momma G's


(3)  Using up my remaining meal plan money on Starbucks merchandise


(4)  Selling all of my Chemical Engineering textbooks I accumulated to Amazon.com 


(5)  Packing up my apartment


(6)  First time getting Toomer's lemonade on my last day as an Auburn student


(7)  Getting my picture made with Charlie's fat head


(8)  Going to Huntsville 2 days in a row to watch the Rebels win state



(9)  Day trip to Atlanta to watch the Braves 
(and ask a random person to take your picture who clearly doesn't know how to focus a camera)


(10)  Rediscovering my Crocs 


(11)  Rediscovering my favorite CD from 7th grade


(12)  Looking through old church directories


(13)  Organizing the bathroom


(14)  Eating the biggest burrito ever (yes - I ate the whole thing)


(15)  Charlie's graduation


(16)  Discovering funny pictures of Charles


(17)  Celebrating Alex's last weekend as Miss Sager at the beach


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

the perfect day.

Life has been crazy around here. Let's see…since I last posted, I traveled to a different country, moved to another state, and got a new last name. 
Needless to say, I have a lot of catching up to do. Here's a brief rundown of our wedding weekend. 
Friday: bridesmaid brunch, rehearsal at J&D, rehearsal dinner




Saturday: wedding!
We took thousands of pictures,  but I don't have any on my camera…so here's a sneak peek from our wonderful photographer!

The day was absolutely perfect. I married my best friend while surrounded by all of my amazing friends and family. There was not a cloud in the sky and the decorations came together just like we hoped. My grandfather performed the ceremony, which made everything that much more special. While the world tells us that your wedding day is all about you, I was reminded that the day is not about me. It's not even about us. It's about the Lord displaying his love, mercy, and grace through us. It's about the people around us that have supported us throughout our lives, and have taught us to love Christ and one another. It's a celebration of all these things and people, and, I hope, that it was a day that pointed people to Christ and served as a reminder that we love because He first loved us

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Ohio: Road Trip

About a month ago*, Amanda & Corey {Charles's sister and BIL} took me and Charles on a road trip to Ohio and back.  

The itinerary:

Day 1:  Drive to Huntsville to meet A&C.  Lunch in Nashville at Demos'.  Drive to Louisville.

Downtown touristy Nashville

Day 2:  Tour of Churchill Downs.  Drive to Sandusky, Ohio.

Twin spires



on the track!

Failed attempt at mimicking a jockey

Obligatory Face-In-Hole

"Props" from the infield

Day 3 & 4:  All day at Cedar Point.  And when I say all day, I mean we were there when the park opened and when the park closed.  I would post pictures -- but since many of the rides didn't even allow bags/ accessories in the line, I didn't take anything with me.  No phone, no wallet, nothing.  I probably needed one of those identification bracelets in case I got lost or something.  After the John Mayer ticket incident, I wasn't about to put anything valuable in my pockets.  But the guys rode all 16 roller coasters, and we averaged about 13+ rides per day.  The coasters were so incredible; Cedar Point basically spoiled every other amusement park I'll ever go to.  You can't beat the quality of rides.  (Also, day 4 included a drive to Cleveland after the park closed.)


Day 5:  Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Indians baseball game.  I'll let the pictures do the talking for the Hall of Fame, but the Indians game included $1 hotdog night (the stadium sold 60,000+ dogs!), a walk-off homer for the Indians' win, and a Beatles-themed firework show.



Elvis's car


Beatles wall


Katy Perry costume

Celebrating the win



 Day 6:  Drive back to Birmingham.

My first real road trip was a definite success!

* yikes, where has the time gone!?

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Celebrate!

Alex and Kevin are married!!

This past weekend was absolutely perfect!  All of Alex's hard work paid off; I couldn't have imagined a more beautiful wedding.

For the most part, I just gave up trying to take pictures and decided to just enjoy the weekend.  I'm sure Alex along with her wonderful photographer will be able to share a lot more details and photographs than the few I captured on my (& my friends') iPhone.  Regardless, here are a few snapshot of the Sager-Fly wedding weekend.

The bridesmaids' brunch

Katie, Liz, and I all wore variations of the same dress to the rehearsal

The rehearsal dinner -- atop Vulcan

Halfway ready on wedding day!

The beautiful ceremony location

Pre-pictures bridal party candids

Showing off our new jewelry at the reception

Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Fly!

After-dark exploring