|Tailgating basket from my best friend Caroline & a football-we are set!|
|Our new Auburn garden sign|
|The new Auburn spinner-Allan hates it and I'm a little iffy so we will see if it lasts all month|
That next year I finished my Bachelor's, Allan got back to work on his, Allan got Sasha for his birthday in April, and we spent our nights and weekends with people who it feels wrong to call friends. These people became our family. We love them as we do our own family and seeing several of them this weekend is going to feel more like a family reunion than anything. The Auburn Family is something that several people talk about it but many find it difficult to describe. Our Auburn Family is who we call in the middle of the night in crisis, drive hours to see even if only for a few hours, and don't have to talk to every day because even after months it's easy to pick up where you leave off.
|Auburn garden flag out at the mailbox|
|Several of our Auburn Magnolia Lane pieces-check out the personalized one we got as a wedding gift!|
Our first year as newlyweds I worked and Allan finished his Mechanical Engineering degree. I graduated with my Master's in December 2008 but didn't want to move from Allan so I took a job at a bank in Auburn. In September 2009 we made the decision to look at Huntsville/Madison for where we would move upon Allan's graduation in December. God had a faster timetable for the move and in October I transferred to a branch in Huntsville and spent a month living with a sweet friend who had been one of my roommates the two years Allan was in Spain. In September and October we had little time for anything but work, school, and house hunting. We drove up here on weekends to check out different places and the weekend I moved here we found "The One". I spent the morning looking at houses with our sweet realtor and the following day my parents and Allan met the realtor and I to check out my top three from Saturday.
|Our other Auburn Magnolia Lane pieces|
|Auburn Birdhouse that my parent's gave us for Christmas last year|
|Our entry table with another Auburn Magnolia Lane piece|