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Hi, y’all! Usually I’m here introducing everyone else’s “Sit a Spell” posts, but today, it’s my turn! My preferred drink of choice is raspberry lemonade, so grab a glass, and let’s get chatting!

1. I don’t cook dinner. I am generally pretty domestic, but you might be surprised to know that my fiance, John, does almost all of the cooking in our house! He’s a regular chef, and I am more than happy to let him take the culinary reins at the end of the day. I do enjoy baking, however.

2. I really hate all joints, but especially knees. Knees COMPLETELY gross me out — mine, and those of other people. I think they look weird, I hate that you can squish them around… ew, I feel like I am going to vomit just writing this. Anyway, this is kind of a problem, as my sisters are an athletic trainer and a physical therapist, respectively, and they love playing with body parts. Much to my chagrin.

3. My Dad was in the Coast Guard for almost thirty years, but I never moved. From birth until age 18 I lived in the same house on the Connecticut coast, and I loved it! My situation, though, is pretty unusual for a Coast Guard family — the reason we didn’t move is because my Dad is also a professor, and was on the permanent teaching staff at the CG Academy for most of his career.

4. I’ve written a 100+ page collection of poetry. Nerd alert! I was an English major in college, and my senior honors thesis was an original collection of poetry. One of the most academically- and soul-satisfying projects I have ever completed.

5. I have danced more than 12 roles in The Nutcracker. Said roles include the blue girl in the party scene, a mouse in the battle, a soldier in the battle, Fritz (!!), a snowflake, the Chinese tea solo, the Spanish hot chocolate solo, and the Gingerbread solo. The first swells of the Prologue still send butterflies through my stomach!

6. I have a pen pal. Her name is Molly, and I know she reads SW, so hi, Molly! We’ve exchanged letters almost every week for two years, which satisfies both of our old souls and love of pretty paper products.

7. I love ridiculous music. Seriously, I KNOW I embarrass John, and probably most of our friends, too, but I can’t help it! My favorite tunes are all from the ’50s and ’60s. A few favorites for your listening pleasure: “I Do” by the Marvelows, “Good Lovin’” by the Young Rascals, “Twistin’ the Night Away” by Sam Cooke, and “Do You Love Me?” by the Contours. I would fit right in at a sock hop.

8. I am, by nature, an introvert. I could occupy myself for hours — or possibly even days — and be as happy as a clam. I like people, and I like parties, but after a big outing I always need time by myself to recuperate.

9. I have had laser beam focus when it comes to our wedding. This has been very surprising to me! I’ve worried for years that when actually faced with making actual decisions — permanent decisions — for my own wedding, I would be paralyzed by all the options. But I’m not! At all! We’ve got a very clear vision for exactly how we want our day to look and feel, and now it’s just about executing. Hallelujah!

10. In ten years I will be 34, and by that point, I want to have children (two if John gets his way, three if I get mine) and be living on a farm and managing a wedding venue with my whole family. And I want to have chickens.

Read more about me here!

Do we have something in common? Introduce yourself in the comments!

All photos by Millie Holloman

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar Lydia reply

    Pen pals are a forgotten pleasure, especially if they love pretty paper too! I’ve been corresponding with an out-of-state friend since we met in DC in 2000. She’s not married with a baby girl while I’m still single. But hopefully my status will change sooner rather than later!

  2. avatar Emily Plans a Wedding :: The Main Characters « Southern Weddings Magazine reply

    […] before we jump into the nitty gritty! Y’all already know me pretty well (just read this and this for a refresher course!), but John is a little bit more of a mystery. Allow me to enlighten […]

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