Posts from the “Photos” Category

Graduation!

Posted on December 11, 2015

I love graduation. It’s the best time of the year and one of my favorite things about working in higher education. Two snapshots from today that I love, with more to come next week!

 

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The Last Weekend of Summer

Posted on September 6, 2015

When I graduated college I reaaaally thought about leaving Florida – I’ve lived here all my life, minutes from the beach and wearing shorts through many Decembers. Sometimes I still think about it, but weekends like this one remind me how much I love it here. KB & I made the drive on Friday afternoon and set out bright and early Saturday morning for paddle boarding with Kent’s momma and her friend. Eddy Fredryck does tours out of the Fort Pierce Inlet State Park and it was the most beautiful three hours I’ve spent outside in a long time.

Happy Labor Day y’all :*

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Fourth of July & Hilton Head

Posted on July 8, 2015

Oooh I love the Fourth of July! Nothing comes before Christmas or Thanksgiving… or Halloween… but the 4th comes in a solid 4th for my favorite holidays. Earlier this summer, a bunch of my family made plans to meet up in Hilton Head, South Carolina for a get togetha around the beginning of July. We met up with everyone from July 5-8 and now that we’re back in Tally, I can safely say it was one of the funnest weekends we’ve had.


Kent and I went up on the 4th to Amelia Island, just north of Jax, to meet up with my parents & seesters. Despite being a Floridian all my life, we’d never made the trip up to Amelia Island and it was darn cute up there. We walked through the downtown area with the breeze at our backs and popped into pajama stores, toy stores, book stores and the occasional ice cream shop :). When the rain came later in the afternoon, we sat on the patio of a restaurant with a bunch of boaters and watched the lightning dance and sat in rocking chairs. Mostly, I was just happy to be with my fambam. But also kinda happy that Lib & I found some pretty legit Tory knockoff sandals for $20 ;)

Anyway, we spent the night in south Georgia & hit the road to Hilton Head briiiiight and early. Three hours and we were in South Carolina. Side note – am I the only one who didn’t know that the 95 exits reset with every state? I was waiting for exit numbers to increase and we magically hit Exit 1 in Georgia. Inexperienced highway driver, I guess. Now is probably a good time to mention that I locked my keys in my car during fireworks one night. Kent took the opportunity to remind me that I keep things “interesting”.


Now for a spoiler alert, Hilton Head is BEAUTIFUL. I’m talkin’ green trees for days and magical beaches that go on forever with the good kinda sand that doesn’t scorch your bare feet. My aunt & uncle, Tracey and Ed, bought and renovated a house inside Palmetto Dunes on the island. They’re down for the week and orchestrated everyone coming together for a couple days. My cousin Lizzie and her husband Greg came, as well as my uncle Scott, aunt Jen and my cousin Will.

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We stayed at the Omni Resort on Hilton Head and spent the vast majority of our time there, laying in the sun or biking the area. The resort was straight out of Southern Living and was right next to a Kroger, which I’m now realizing is the mecca of all grocery stores. Sorry, Publix. The only issue we had was the pools – we’re too big for the shallow kid pools and too loud and obnoxious for the adult pool. So we spent a good deal of our time getting sassafras looks from older ladies over their crime novels. #whatevz.

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The resort is right on the beach and inside the same development area as Tracey’s house, so we were all together and took the opportunity to steal borrow some bikes to scout out the incredible homes in the neighborhoods. We watched the sunrise on the beach in the morning and at nigh we roasted s’mores at the fire pits scattered across the property. Also – key lime pina colada. THE best drink I’ve ever had, so so so good.


I posted a bunch of photos of the food we ate on Yelp. We ate at The Porch one night and went a little insane with the fried food – fried mac and cheese balls, fried green tomatoes, hush puppies, fried pimento cheese. For the record, I packed salad for lunch at work tomorrow.

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At the end of the day, it’s so hard to leave my fam. I’ll be down in the beginning of August for Dave Matthews (!!!) so it cut the sour taste, but still sad to head back to Tally.

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Russ’ Graduation Photos

Posted on May 4, 2015

 

 

 

 

And as quick as it came, graduation season is over! Parking was a dream this morning, there’s not a single student on campus and everything is settling down for a quiet summer at Florida State. This morning, Russ and I adventured around to capture some graduation photos for a guy who is possibly the most involved student I’ve ever met.
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Spring 2015 Graduation

Posted on May 1, 2015

A year ago tomorrow, it will be a year since I graduated college. In that time, I’ve moved from a freelance writing job into a salaried, full time job that I really, really love. Especially on days like today, where I get to take photos of the people I’ve spent the last year around – meet their families and snap a few photos that’ll be looked at decades from now with a smile. Anyways, a few from today:

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Chelsea’s Graduation Photos

Posted on April 22, 2015

My cubicle soulmate Chelsea is graduating in a few weeks with her Master’s and is then leaving me in July :( Selfish Kate aside, we took some awesome pictures this morning at Westcott and Tallahassee graced us with beautiful weather in the 70s. VSCO released free filters and I’m starting to find my mojo in Lightroom and I’m really happy with how these came out! When we got to the fountain, they were putting the new bricks in and Chelsea got to take some photos with her before they put it in the ground (!!)

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