Welcome to Under the Oaks!

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Yesterday it was announced that Kate Middleton (or if you prefer to be politically correct, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge) is expecting her first-born with Prince William. Despite our differing opinions on the matter (Crystal is in love, Annie is not a fan (but can appreciate her amazing fashion sense)), the three of us appear to have a great deal in common. Just a couple of young ladies barely making it out of our twenties alive, making life changing decisions left and right. Kate with a kingdom as her platform, this blog as ours.

Both newlyweds of a sort, Annie got married in October 2012 and Crystal in April 2011, our conversations tend to be of similar nature.

“Should we begin our journey to motherhood soon?”

“Good lord, what makes her think she can pull off a skirt that short?”

“Did you see what I just pinned on Pinterest? Brilliant.”

“I will have to wait at least 50 years before I get pregnant. I still want to go … everywhere.”

We’re just a couple of average Janes with big thoughts, wild hopes, and vivid dreams. We value the bonds of womanhood and friendship (especially our own) and look forward to sharing our experiences as beginning nesters with our amazing readers.

What’s on tap?

Recipes : God, we hope they turn out.
Fashion : Only the best …
Travels : Can’t wait!
Pregnancy (eventually!) : Scared to death.
DIY : You can thank Pinterest for that.

…and that’s not all!

Please stay tuned and check in often. Comment with honesty (and kindness), we want to hear it all (and be reassured that we are not alone!). We have big plans to write about and document our journeys of building our bonds of individuality and friendship through travel, learning how to be good wives and mothers by beginning traditions and creating the place we call home, and most importantly finding the balance between all of the above.

And what sort of first blog post would this be without posting a little something from [our] version of the gospel according to a one Ms. Carrie Bradshaw …

Maybe mistakes are what make our fate … without them what would shape our lives? Maybe if we had never veered off course we wouldn’t fall in love, have babies, or be who we are. After all, things change, so do cities, people come into your life and they go. But it’s comforting to know that the ones you love are always in your heart and if you’re very lucky, a plane ride away.

Cheers from under the oaks,

– A & C

(image via FabSugar.com)

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