In January DFH and I announced our engagement in the local paper in NJ where we grew up.
We also made it to a Pittsburgh Pens game.
We saw the Lumineers in concert.
I picked out my bridesmaid dresses with some of my bridesmaids.
DFH and I registered for our wedding and I finally got to use one of the fancy hand held register machines.
DFH and I also went to a Dog Fish Head beer and food pairing event.
In March I celebrated my 29th birthday at Perle a local champagne bar.
Me and DFH
DFH and I decided on our rehearsal dinner location, Beneduce's Vineyard in their greenhouse.
We attended our food tasting at our wedding venue with my parents.
I went to more Penguin's hockey games and got seats right behind the glass.
My bridesmaids and my mom threw me the best surprise bridal shower ever, I was more than shocked.
Even three of my bridesmaids from out of state flew in and totally surprised me. I balled like a baby when I saw them.
With my Grammy, mom and sister at the shower.
All my maids!
We sent out our Save The Dates.
More Penguins Hockey!
DFH and I celebrated seven years of dating.
Our friends Steve and Margaret visited from NJ.
I hosted my friend SRW's bridal shower with the other bridesmaids.
SRW loves Audrey Hepburn, so that was the theme for her shower.
That same weekend we celebrated Miss SRK ( now Mrs. SRW) in NYC for her bachelorette party.
In May, ALV and I started our summer concert tour with Tim McGraw
LES, DFH, and I and friends had another awesome time at the Delfest music festival in Maryland
LES, ALV, and I saw Brad Paisley and got upgraded to go backstage and in the pit.
DFH rescued this cutie, Oliver and our family grew by one.
Too cute for words.
In June Sarah became a Mrs. and I had the best time being in her wedding.
Some of my favorite Elon girls posing with the beautiful bride.
Hanging out with my parent at her wedding.
These are horrible pictures, but this summer we also enjoyed another year of growing fresh veggies and herbs in our backyard.
Stay tuned for part II.