So I have been following a few blogs over the last few months and Julie over at Peanut Butter Fingers did a “who’s who” section on hers that I just LOVE. I thought it was so great to get to know a little about the people she loves most in her life so I am essentially copying her idea. Thanks Julie!!
Above is Tim! Tim is the soon to be hubby. I could go on and on about how awesome he is and how much I love him but I am guessing from the fact that you know we just got engaged you already guessed that right? Well anyway, I met Tim at college freshman year through a mutual friend (who oddly enough is married to a man she knows through me- small world hu?). Tim would drive me home during breaks and holidays since he has his car on campus and I didn’t have mine. We were friends for about 2 years until we decided to try dating. That was 5 years ago at this point and we haven’t looked back since!
Those fine people are my parents! Don and Carole- two of the most influential people in my life. You’ll probably hear a lot about my mom on the running post because she is a personal fitness instructors who runs her own business and pretty much kicks my butt in workouts weekly! I am practically a spitting image of my father both in looks and personality. No joke- I thank God every single day for blessing me with parents that love me and support me but more importantly that challenge me to follow every dream and succeed in everything I do. They are not afraid to challenge me and are the first people to celebrate my victory. They aren’t for sale- so don’t bother asking!
OOO and this little beauty. Look at that face? She already sucked you in didn’t she? This is my niece Peyton! She is 3 years old and I am literally obsessed with her. She played a BIG factor in moving back from Boston as I just couldn’t stand not seeing her grow up. She is a crazy ball of energy that will melt your heart when she squeezes your face together and says I LOVE YOU AUNT JACI (well she wouldn’t call you that) but in any case you can’t help but to love her. I guarantee you will either a) feel like you know her better than you ever thought you would by reading this blog or b) you will be so sick and tired of her you will skip over any post that has Peyton in it. Ugh- I just love her!
And these are her parents! Brittney is my big sister (3 years older) and she is with her husband Nick here! They are wonderful parents and have some really great friends! My sister has pretty much been my life line my entire life- getting me through tough times, laughing with me when I need it most, and even telling me off when I need someone to bring me back down the planet earth. I’m pretty blessed to have such a wonderful older sister who knows that no matter what happens, she is stuck with me. And secretly I think she loves that =)
And just to introduce you to some of our friends….
Casey and Mark…. They came into our lives as being neighbors and then Casey and I quickly realized that we also work together! So it has been so much getting to know them… it is just one of those friendships that only fate can describe.
And here is Rose and Adam! We have all been friends since our senior year of college. Rose and I were RA’s together in the same dorm so we got to know each other pretty well! These two live in Columbus so I miss them daily but truly cherish the time we do spend together! They are crazy in love and have been married for a little over two years now…. I hope that after a year of marriage Tim and I are just as crazy in love as these two!
Kara and Dana… A couple that I admire and respect so much. Kara and I have been friends since 7th grade. Alphabetically we are right next to each other so our lockers were right next to each other and since that first day of middle school she has been my other half. Her husband Dana is probably me in a boys body! We love the same candy, we think the same terrible jokes are amazing, and we’ve been known to do some decent impressoins!