With rain in the forecast all this week, Cassie and her friends managed to squeeze in a graduation photo session in between storms. I met them at Yates Mill Pond and then we went back to Clayton to take some on the high school's football field. These ladies' personalities just shine through the pictures and I'm pretty happy with how they turned out! Best of luck to them in everything that lies ahead for them (ECU for Cassie- go Pirates!).



My friend Taylor asked me to take graduation cap and gown pictures of her the other day, so we visited some favorite locations around campus, as well as some that held meaning for her - including Scott Hall, the home of the Prestage Department of Poultry Science, in which she is getting her B.S. We had a lot of fun taking a ton of pictures, and these 19 are just a sampling, but some of my favorites that capture her beauty and happiness! Our friend, Evan, makes a guest appearance, too!



Around a year ago (almost exactly a year ago) I befriended this boy who was in my newly found circle of friends. I really met him back in the fall of 2015 and we would talk on occasion at get togethers, but he was never around much because he was running for FFA national office. Pretty successful guy, right? I think so.

I truly think, however, that our friendship truly started on his 21st birthday. Harrison and I practically became inseparable after that and I'm so thankful for the different relationships we've cultivated over the past year.

I don't know how it's even possible that we've been best friends for a year and dating for about six-and-a-half months now. We have done so many things in the past 12 months, made so many memories, learned so much, grown so much. There's no one else whose hand I'd rather hold in this crazy life.

I am so thankful for his way of telling stories, the way his eyes crinkle when he laughs, his unconditional and constant love and support, his love for traveling and seeing new things, how he knows me so well (almost as well as I know myself), his gingerbread house decorating skills, and his passion for songs about the USA.

Happy 22nd birthday to the sweet, strong, handsome, caring, and loving boy I get to call mine!