Wednesday, May 28, 2014

year three


If you missed year one or year two you can go back and read them before you start year three!
We decided on dinner and a movie for our second year anniversary. Matthew gave me a beautiful jewelry box for our anniversary. It is one of my gifts he has ever given me. I gave him tickets to the CMA fest in Nashville. Year three also held a lot for us, there was a lot of planning and a lot of changes coming up for us. Matthew started his junior year at Tech and I started my sophomore (last year) at Motlow. He still came home every weekend and we still enjoyed getting dressed up to go on dates. Matthew turned 21 and I turned 20. He started his internship with an accounting firm in Murfreesboro and I was working at Bank of America
//Year THREE//
We went to the CMA fest and loved it!

Spent our third 4th of July together
 Went on many double dates with our best friends

Matthew bought his first car that summer 
We celebrated my 20th birthday
I went on my first SOC retreat that fall and loved it 

On fall break we went on a date to the shooting range

Tech has a concert every year and Dierks Bentley was preforming. Matthew drove home and picked me up and brought me back to Cookeville for the concert and then drove me back home after. 

Celebrated our third Thanksgiving together

 Matthew's first night home for Christmas break, we decorated the small Christmas tree in my room

We went to Opryland Hotel in Nashville to make pictures and see the lights
We went ice skating for the first time over Christmas break
 Celebrated our third Christmas together

Over Christmas break Matthew had his wisdom teeth out. He did so much better with his than I did with mine. He did the gangnam style dance most of the way home and told the nurses he loved them.
We brought in the New Year with our best friends and sparkling grape juice
We celebrated our 3rd Valentine's Day together
Celebrated Matthew and Nathan's 21st birthday with a surprise dinner party at our favorite Mexican place in Murfreesboro

On spring break we went with Matthew family to Memphis. His twin brother, Nathan, and his girlfriend toured UT Memphis for PT school. 

Spent our third Easter together
The first week after classes were finished last May we made a three hour trip to Holiday World, you can read more about that HERE
We went to a Sounds Game in Nashville and LOVED it!

For our 3 year anniversary I surprised Matthew with a drive in at my house, you can read more about that HERE
And then the very next day Matthew surprised me with buying all of my furniture I needed for my apartment and he and his family spend Memorial Day weekend painting it and hauling it up to Cookeville and setting it up in my new room! I honestly had NO idea, I remember thinking it was weird that he didn't invite me over for their Memorial Day cookout but I really didn't think about it all that much because we were cooking out with my family. You can read more about that HERE
We celebrated our third anniversary with dinner and a movie!
Like I said, our third year held A LOT for us. After three years of only seeing each other on the weekends and during breaks from school I decided to move to Cookeville and transferred to Tennessee Tech University. I moved in with two girls from the SOC here. I started working full time in Cookeville. I actually found out I got the job on our anniversary last year. I moved to Cookeville in the middle of June and Matthew finished up his internship and moved back to Cookeville in August. Starting in August we were living in the same area code and we LOVE it.
You can read all about that here, here and here!
Some pictures from our date nights!
I have no idea why this collage has a blue tint to it lol


  1. Wow!!!! You guys have done some amazing things together. A drive in in the backyard?! Amazing!!!

  2. What a fun year. It is a great idea to document it this way! I need to go back and do a yearly post for each year my husband and I dated… it would be fun to look back since I wasn't blogging then!!! :)

  3. I wish I would've been blogging back when my husband and I were dating. Oh the stories I could've told! Hehe :-)

  4. What a crazy year! It's great that y'all are close together now.

  5. Y'all are just precious!! Love how you both get dressed up for your dates- that's the way it should be I think! ;-)

    xoxo A

  6. Congrats on THREE years. y'all are cute couple. Thanks for joining in WYWW. Please come back next week!


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