Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Back in May I did the Blog Everyday in May challenge. When I saw that Jenni was hosting another blog challenge this month I knew I had to join in. I am excited to participate in Blogtember and meet even more awesome bloggers!

Day 1: Describe where or what you come from. The people, the places, and/or the factors that make you who you are.

I was born January 29, 1990 in Atlanta, Georgia. For the first two years of my life I lived in Centerville, Georgia (Metro-Atlanta). It was just me, my mom, & my dad. 

When I was 2 1/2 my brother came along. Shortly after he was born we moved about 10 minutes down the road to Snellville, Georgia. This is where I grew up.

Growing up in Metro-Atlanta was really fun. We were close enough to the city to go whenever we wanted/needed to, but far enough away that we didn't really have to deal with "city traffic." I feel like I had a very typical "American" childhood. I was in the same school district K-12, played sports at the local athletic association from the time I was 5 all the way until I was 18, my family, along with most of my friend's families, were members at our local country club, and I knew pretty much everyone in town. Even though Snellville is a relatively big city (it has 3 high schools) it felt small because I was there my entire childhood.

When I was a Senior in High School my parents sold our house and moved to Bishop, Georgia (10 minutes outside of Athens). I lived in that house for about 3 months before I moved to Athens for college. 

{my first college apartment}

I LOVED having my parents close by when I was in college. They are not the kind of parents that were always in my business just because they lived so close to me, but would always bring me dinner, come fix stuff for me, or meet me to go shopping. Now that I am married and still living in Athens I still really like having my parents so close by : )

I absolutely love everything about the way I grew up. My life revolved around my friends, sports, and having fun. Some of my favorite memories include spring break with my best friends, cheerleading, and homecoming/proms. I am so thankful for the town I am from and pray that my kids have a great place just like it to grow up in. 


  1. Loved reading about your history girl, sounds like a great town to grow up in. Looking forward to more of your Blogtember posts x

  2. Those childhood photos of you are SO similar to your precious niece. I'm creepily her biggest social media fan, what a precious little baby! Can't wait to read more posts! :)

  3. I think I am going to participate in this! I enjoyed reading your post :)

  4. Love these pictures!! And I agree with Victoria- your baby photos look so much like your pictures of CG!

    xoxo Miss ALK

  5. Love this! Which high school did you go to? Just curious, I grew up in Watkinsville and cheered for Oconee! :)