A fun little backstory to this engagement. Katelyn and I both caught the bouquet at her sister Trisha's wedding last June. I have the picture to prove it, and the fun doesn't stop there. Come October we'll both share the same anniversary, October 14th! I guess some wedding traditions still have a little magic left in them.
Katelyn and Justin have been together for some time now, about eight years. They grew up in the same friend circles, both showing cattle at Fair. They share a passion for the outdoors. I rarely get a photo request from the groom-to-be but Justin wanted sunset with the cows, and nature kindly obliged.
On a stunning April night, Katelyn and Justin escorted me into the cow pasture, fresh with newborns and heavily expectant mothers. Being near to feeding time the cows came trotting right over to me checking out the camera and prodding my bag for treats. I would be lying if I said I didn't panic. Katelyn shouted over, "I forgot this isn't normal for you" as we all looked at my leopard print flats. Before I knew it Justin was calling his favorite four legged ladies over for "a good pet" and pointing out which ones he thought would birth in the night.
Harper Lee said, "write what you know", which to me always meant, do what you are passionate about. Katelyn and Justin were brought up in the country and they are passionate about it, they know it, its apart of them. I find it beyond awesome that two of the started raising cattle on their own. What a gift to know what you love and have someone to share that passion with.
I can't wait for October to hike back to the farm and watch these two tie the knot. I promise to bring boots next time. Congrats Katelyn and Justin!