Hello there, and welcome to our lifestyle blog!
If you’re reading this post, you’re lucky enough (or unlucky enough – you tell us!) to be reading our first ever blog post. We are so excited to be starting this new lifestyle blog venture together. We hope that you’ll stick around and enjoy some of the content that we plan to share with you! I think you’ll find that we have a little bit of everything here, and we can’t wait to get started. As excited as we are to get started, we thought that we should take some time to introduce ourselves and our family to you first!
We are the Dillons (or, rather, the Dillons-to-be). Ours is a small family living in Alabama trying to make the most of this wonderful life. My name is Amy Phillips, and I run this blog with the occasional contribution and constant support of my loving fiancé, Cole Dillon. Starting a blog was actually my idea – one I have had for quite some time now – but it has definitely been a joint effort. For a long time, I was afraid to try it and do it badly (as I think many of us often are). What if I ran out of things to say? What if no one read what I wrote? Worse, what if they read it and hated it?? But after a little soul-searching and a lot of prayer, we’ve finally decided to take the plunge and just do it!
Cole and I live in a small house in the country with a collection of animals that we lovingly call our zoo. We currently own three dogs, four cats, and a horse. In case you were wondering, yes, there is probably more pet hair floating around our house than I’d care to think about, but I wouldn’t have it any other way! (We actually addressed this very issue in our post A Pet Owner’s Guide to Cleaning the House.) Our pets are our furbabies, and they are so important to us that we are actually planning to dedicate an entire section of our blog to them. We have a bit of a weakness when it comes to animals, and we have a really hard time turning away any animals in need, as you might could tell from our EIGHT pets!
I graduated from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) in May, 2016, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. Cole is still finishing up his Mechanical Engineering degree there. We met at school a little over two years ago, and we’ll be getting married on August 4, 2017. If I had to pick one thing that I’m looking forward to more than anything else in the world, it would definitely be marrying my best friend! Cole and I always manage to have a blast together, whether we are going on a date, hanging out at home, or travelling across the country.
One of our favorite hobbies is gaming. We are both avid gamers, though I think I’m a bit more of a casual player than Cole is. Some of our favorite games and franchises include Kingdom Hearts, the Legend of Zelda, The Elder Scrolls, and Pokémon. In any case, we have a blast playing games together, competing against each other, or just hanging out near each other while we do our own thing. Gaming has definitely been a shared interest of ours from the beginning, and we hope to share some great information and have some awesome discussions with you in the future!
We are really looking forward to the New Year. With everything positive going on in our lives, 2017 is going to be a great year for us! We hope that you’ll be sticking around to see it with us.
God bless you and yours,
Amy and Cole