Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Perfect Weekend

This past weekend, I was thrilled to get to spend the first part of the weekend with some of my favorite Clemson girlfriends. I met these sweet girls in various places- on my freshman hall, through Student Government, and in FCA. Though they were all in the same sorority, one different than mine, they "adopted" me- the lone Theta- into their group. I have been so thankful for their continued friendship and look forward to the time we get to spend together.

Despite living in many different cities, we seem to always be able to pick up right where we left off- and if there is one thing we can do, we can TALK! At a recent girl's weekend at Lisa's house in Seneca, we stayed at the kitchen table for hours on a rainy Saturday, only getting up to exchange the breakfast foods for lunch items. These ladies are smart, successful wives and mothers, but more than anything, they are real. And they inspire me in their faith and the sense of balance they have in their lives.

Tailgate at Clemson vs. Duke, 2008

We gathered together this past weekend to celebrate the upcoming arrival of Lucy at a baby shower for Stephanie. Everything at the shower was done beautifully (and Sarah wowed us all with her monogrammed, polka-dot cake!). Steph got lots of great gifts, and we all just enjoyed being together. Can't wait to see all of you girls again soon.

Dinner Friday night with Sarah, Stephanie and Julie

Melanie, Alison, Meg, Sarah, Stephanie, me, Julie and Amy

After the shower, I traveled up the coast to see my dear law school friend Mary Madison, and her sister-in-law Elizabeth, for some relaxation on the beach. We had perfect weather on Sunday and were able to spend the day in the sun- there's not much better than sitting in the sand just a few yards from the ocean with the breeze blowing. Mary Madison and I laughed about how we used to spend much of Secured Transactions passing notes back and forth. I never thought I would find friends in law school as good as the ones from Clemson, but I did in Mary Madison and several other girls who I now can't imagine life without.

Mary Madison and me

Having weekends like these make being apart from RCW so much easier, and I praise the Lord for these friends!

1 comment:

  1. Oh it was such a perfect weekend! Loved our relaxing dinner on Friday until they quite literally were closing up all around us! Glad you had a great day on the beach Sunday!!