We rang in our second anniversary with breakfast at Waffle House before he headed out on a road trip. Oh, the romance I tell you..
Year two was the beginning of big changes for us. I declared myself as a double major, and Billy was finishing up his Senior year. Of course, most of our time was spent at the baseball field. I loved every single minute sitting up on that hill watching the team play.
|I swear I only wore that shirt because I was trying to get tan.|
When we weren't at the field, we were with my roommates or out with our friends. There were so many nights of laughter and fun times. Even back then, we still did trivia every. single. week.
|Trivia night at Pickle Barrel. This was also the night we celebrated Billy's 23rd birthday.|
|Apparently I also wore these boots a lot.|
Casey Michelle grew up on us.. Besides no longer having a puppy, everything was just right in our world.
|Our anniversary, which is Valentines weekend. February 2011... No, Billy didn't actually buy be all of those roses.|
Billy graduated in May 2011 with a bachelors degree in Mathematics. About a week later, he moved back home. I stayed behind to finish my last year of school. Again this summer, I went to see him every chance I got. I had just purchased my first car that my parents didn't help me with, and I added the miles on it fast.
Billy started his first year coaching baseball with Team Elite. He loved it! I loved it.. sorta. It took up a lot of time, but I was willing to overlook it as long as I could tag along. I actually think our very first fight was right about this summer, over how time consuming summer ball was. No, we never fought and rarely still do.
|Oh that heafty guy over on first, that's Billy. Summer ball and all of it's fast food has a way of adding on the pounds.|
When we weren't at the field, we were at the cabin. This was when I realized how in love I was with that place. Like every year, we spent the 4th of July there. Eating fried chicken and watching the fireworks on a blanket during the hot summer nights has always been one of my favorite memories.
At the end of that summer, we took our first trip together, just the two of us to Pigeon Forge, TN. We were so broke at the time and were doing it on a tight budget, but we still felt like we were such adults being off on our own.
That year, I went back to school without him. Billy started working at a sporting goods store while he "took a year off." I worked 4 days a week and absolutely loved my job. I started heavily interviewing for jobs basically anywhere that would schedule an interview with me for post graduation. The good news about that, it gave me excuses to go to Atlanta to see Billy. Billy continued coaching with Team Elite in the fall, so rarely was he ever able to come visit me.
|We visited our first corn maze|
|Apple Festival Weekend 2012|
We continued splitting holidays with my family and his--lunch with mine, dinner and the rest of the weekend with his. Christmas was the first time that I was around his ENTIRE family at once. I must say, I adore them all. They are such a fun bunch to be around and we never have any time to get bored.
|New Years Day 2012 - Stanley Creek|
I started back to my final semester of college and I was working my butt off in class, at work, and to find a big girl job. In January, Billy started coaching high school baseball and working on his Masters in Education. We celebrated Year 3 in February 2012 with Sushi (I think) in Milledgeville.