Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Hello to everyone on Kelsie's blog! This is Melanie, the oldest sister, posting a blog taken from my blog, The Swinson Adventures. Enjoy the beautiful pictures, most of which were taken by the third sister, Stefanie, and join me in congratulating Kelsie and Taylor on starting their new life together!

Taylor proposed to Kelsie. My little sister, Kelsie, is engaged to be married. Taylor asked Kelsie to be his wife. As many ways as I say it, it still sounds crazy! I am so excited for both of them, and I am thankful I was able to be in Alabama to celebrate with them.

Taylor proposed to Kelsie Friday night in Birmingham after the NeedtoBreathe concert at the Alabama Theatre. Once they finish their Knot site, I will post it so you can read the story from their point of view. After Kelsie said yes (of course!), they headed back to my parents' house to tell them, where, unknown to Kelsie, many family and friends were gathered to celebrate with them.

One of Kelsie's friends took a video for us with our flip camera.
The quality isn't the best, but Kelsie's reaction is priceless!

The pictures below are evidence of the celebration. It was great to have everyone there to share in the special, albeit overwhelming, night with them. Thanks, Mom and Dad, for hosting everyone!

Right when Kelsie and Taylor walked into my parents' house.

Can you tell my mom was excited?

The sign we had made for them! We had it in the entry way when they walked in.

Compliments of their friends and Taylor's mom.

The soon-to-be Borders!

Everyone likes the ring!

Kelsie has the sweetest friends!

Kelsie's best friends--Haley, Kelsie, Amy, and Shelly.

Three weddings this summer--Haley, then Shelly, then Kelsie!

The table set up sans bruschetta and L.A. Caviar.

Cute glasses--filled with Dr. Pepper and Coke Zero, of course--from my parents.

Taylor's "little" brother, Brett.

Rockin' the sisters picture.

The Dew Zoo girls and parents.
Are you sure, Taylor? Really sure?

Kelsie with her new in-laws, Leisa and Larry.

We had everyone sign a frame for Kelsie and Taylor.

Kelsie's friend, Haley.

The new MIL, Leisa.

And, in case you couldn't see it in the pictures--the ROCK.

Compliments of Stefanie Dewhurst Photography.

Kelsie and Taylor, we are so excited for the two of you!! This Thanksgiving, we are extra thankful for the two of you, the love you share, and the new life on which you are about to embark! Love you!

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