We Do…Now What?

It’s officially been 2 weeks since I became Mrs. Drew Hawkins.  It may be cliche, but I can honestly say that small amount of time has flown by.  It seems like only yesterday that I was getting my hair and nails done, slipping (or rather crawling) into my very large cinderella-esque wedding dress, and walking down the aisle toward the man I’d spend the rest of my life with. So, in an effort to prevent any more future days going by in a blur, I’ve decided to start documenting our newlywed life, day by day.  Since I obviously haven’t gotten into the swing of this blog, I can’t say for sure what content I’ll be posting. I’m sure there will be a good amount of cooking adventures and recipes (our newly equipped kitchen is easily the favorite room in our apartment!), posts about events and happenings in Atlanta, home decorating and general “nesting,” as well as a random new band we’ve discovered or a restaurant recommendation.

To give a little background about us…Drew and I met during our college years at Western Kentucky University.  He graduated and moved to Chicago while I still had two years left of school.  We decided to try the long-distance thing and less than a year later, Drew proposed.  Just when I thought I’d be moving to Chicago post-graduation, Drew got a new job at an advertising agency down in Atlanta.  So, after a year and a half engagement, Drew and I tied the knot on August 6th at the church I grew up in. Fast forward to the present and we’re (almost) settled into our one-bedroom apartment in Midtown Atlanta.

Why did I decide to start this blog? Though Drew and I have only been married two short weeks, we already have experienced so much together–the good, the bad, and even the ugly.  Friends and family members have joked that we have enough material to sign a book deal.  Alas, “The I Do Diaries” was born.  I can imagine the two of us, many years down the road, sitting together on the couch reading my earliest blog posts, laughing (or maybe crying) our heads off.  It’ll bring all the memories back, and not that we’ll need the reminder, but it will show us why we fell in love with each other in the first place.  To quote one of Drew’s favorite movies, the wise Ferris Bueller one said, “Life moves pretty fast.  If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”