Okay y'all - so every once in a while I'll dig up our old phones and literally charge them just enough so that I can scroll through my old photos on there. It's like a little blast to the past and I.Love.It. Does anyone else do this? I don't know what it is, but something about looking back at old memories is so soothing to me. So that's what I did earlier this week and I found so many old photos that I love and felt like sharing today!
I'll totally admit that this post is probably more for me than it is you, so I'm sorry . . . but I seriously love these memories so much and I'm not sure about you, but I always think it's fun seeing a little glimpse into a persons past.
Soooo if you want to see some old Emilee & Taylor, stick around - we're gonna have fun!
Gonna go ahead and kick it off with this oldie, but goodie. Here we are on our last day in Florida, right before we went and sold off our first & favorite car. We loved this car - I was sad to see her go. We named her Baby Blue and honestly I'm not sure why, because she definitely isn't baby blue but it just felt right.
We miss you, baby blue.
The dress that almost was! This pretty thing was the runner up in my line up of wedding dress options. I really did love this one.
There were a lot of things that I didn't love about Florida when we lived there, but one thing that I did love was the amphitheater in Tampa. Concerts here were magical.
Ha! I don't know why Taylor takes me anywhere - this is usually how it ends up.
This was at a Golf Tournament up near Taylor's work in Snoqualmie, Washington. It was my first time to a golf tournament and I was clearly having tons of fun. Yay golf!
This was taken when Taylor & I were just dating. I'm with his mom at a farmers market in Anchorage, Alaska - we were up there for one of Taylor's buddies weddings. I'd only met his mom like 4 days prior to this trip and I immediately LOVED HER! Also, we got engaged a couple of days after this!
This picture always makes me laugh. In Florida, Taylor worked as an Athletic Trainer for the USF Softball Team, so we'd spend a lot of time at the field - I'd either be there watching the softball games or we'd be there together catching some of the baseball games.
Fun fact - I don't like mascots. I cringe just thinking about them.
These are the two kiddos that I nannied while living in Florida - how cute are they!?!?!
Their family literally became our family when we lived down there. They invited us over for birthday parties, holidays, family events, etc. Most holidays we were able to go back home, but Easter we stayed in Florida and spent it with their family.
If you couldn't guess by the red, white & blue outfit and Tay's USA shirt, this was taken on the Fourth of July - our first in Washington. We'd moved just a couple of days before the fourth.
Speaking of the Fourth of July - this was us just one year before on the beach in Fort Meyers Beach, FL!
Okay, I have no idea why, but I love this picture. It cracks me up every.single.time. - therefore I had to post it. This is at my parents house in Colorado. So.much.snow.
And soooo opposite from the last picture, but this is also one of my favs. This was on one of our very last days in Florida. We went out to this small beach that was more of a local spot rather than a big touristy place like Clearwater Beach and it was so fun. The water was SO warm - I think we'd stayed in the water for an hour or more and then got out to realize that we were majorly sunburnt . . . it was so bad. My forehead and Taylor's back were straight up red. I honestly wore a hat for like the next week to cover up the burn and then the peeling that occurred afterward.
Even with the sunburn, this was probably my FAVORITE day in Florida.
I didn't even know that this picture existed until I looked at the pictures on Taylor's old phone, but now it's one of my favorites. We'd just gotten back to our hotel after our wedding and we were starving, so here I was casually sitting in my wedding dress ordering room service.
In Florida I worked only twice a week - each day was 10 hours, but still, all together I only worked 20 hours/week. I was also going to school full time (online), but during the time that I wasn't studying or working, you could probably find me doing something like this - just hanging around!
We were actually out playing frisbee golf here - something we did quite a bit in Fl.
If you ask me what my favorite thing about Seattle is, the answer will always be The Ferry. My love for the ferry runs deep. I also love Seattle. It's one of my very favorite cities - my dad was born near Seattle, we visited when I was younger, my sister lived there for a couple of years, I married Taylor who was born & raised there and we lived there for a year. I guess you could say that my Seattle ties run deep too. It's a city that holds a special place in my heart and this picture always reminds me of our time there.
This photo was taken a couple of days after our wedding - we met my family in Seattle and got on the ferry to go to Bainbridge Island.
This is another picture that I've totally forgotten about, but I remember the day so vividly. For the first 6 or so months of our relationship we dated long distance. I was living in Minnesota and Taylor was in Florida - we were pretty good about visiting each other as much as possible, but every visit felt too short.
This picture was taken while we wasted some time at the beach before heading to the airport and then when we got to airport, for whatever reason, we found out that my flight had been changed to the next day! It seriously felt like the.best.day.ever.
and finally . . . the oldest of them all.
I really have no words. #haircutgoals
This was fun! I love looking at old photos - they always bring back so many fun memories!
One more thing before I go - I'm taking a break from social media during Lent so I'll see you back here after Easter! Until then, I'll leave one of my favorite verses with you.
Catch you all in a few weeks!
I'm Emilee. Twenty-something. Homebody. Believer in a simple + intentional life. Daughter of the King. Living in Austin with my hubs.
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