Welcome to Havey Happenings!
Jonathan and I went on our first date on September 15, 2001. He was a senior and I was a love struck sophomore simultaneously thrilled and terrified at the prospect of going on a first date with the boy I'd had a crush on since the previous year. We met in a speech class in 2000 and were paired together to do introductory speeches, which is how we first got to know each other. Needless to say everything went well, and high school sweethearts we became!
Jonathan graduated high school in 2002, and thus left for A&M Galveston for the first two years of his college career. I graduated two years later and we both headed off to College Station to become full time Aggies (WHOOP)! Jonathan graduated in 2007 with a degree in Industrial Distribution and I in 2008 with a BBA in Management. From there we both headed home to Houston to pursue our attempts at the "real world."
Jonathan popped the BIG question on Christmas Eve 2007, and I of course said yes! We later set the date for October 31, 2009 and we began our journey as husband and wife. One of our first big joint decisions came not too long before our wedding day. Jonathan's company had offered him an overseas assignment in Dubai. We decided to jump at the opportunity and packed up our three dogs and moved in January 2010. We were there for a year and had the chance to travel to some pretty amazing places.
After moving back to Houston it was back the job hunt for me. It was also time for another new experience, buying a house! We closed on our first home in May 2011 and it's been a whirlwind of remodeling and decorating ever since, which I'm told never ends for a homeowner.
Between then and now there have been a lot exciting things happening, from new jobs to a new kitten! Jonathan is currently the VP of international sales for an electric cable manufacturing company and still gets the opportunity to jet off to amazing places throughout the year. I'm lucky enough to get to tag along every once in a while! Since Dubai I've been working in marketing for various companies, but am now focusing full time on my custom invitation and announcement design company, Creative Conceptions by Caroline. Read more about this little venture of mine under the Creative Conceptions link!
My newest and probably most exciting full time job is about to begin - MOM! Jonathan and I are expecting our first baby in late March 2014, and we could not be more excited about this new journey together. This is what prompted the creation of our little Havey Happenings site. I wanted a place to share our Havey family adventures with friends and family so we'd have all of our memories to look back on in one place. I'm not sure where or what this blog will morph into over the coming years, but I'm excited to see it grow. Welcome to all things Havey!