Bridesmaids' Weekend!

This past weekend was truly a once in a lifetime moment! All of my best girlfriends came in from all over to meet each other!
 It started on Thursday when my dear friend Ashley came up from North Carolina!
We couldn't post anything until Friday because we had a surprise planned for my other friend Holly! Ash, Holly, and I all met in 2009 through a scholarship program where we spent a week in D.C. We have kept in touch and both girls have made trips to WV to visit, but the two of them hadn't seen each other since we first met! Ash and I planned to surprise Holly at the airport! We told her Ash wouldn't be in until Saturday, the day of the party, but she really came in Thursday and when Holly got off the plane Ash was standing there!!! It was a beautiful thing!! 

After a fun-filled day catching up with these two ladies we prepared for the main event! 

Saturday 6 of my bridesmaids, my mom, and my beautiful soon-to-be sister-in-law all got to meet and fellowship with each other! 

The setup! 

I was blown away by these girls and how willing they were to drop everything to spend the day with me! Meredith is currently in med school preparing to go back next week! Holly has an 8 month old to take care of. Ash and Holly traveled from NC and LA. Morgan T drove down from Parkersburg, WV, got pulled over and stuck in traffic but still made it!! Haha! Kelsey drove up from Lexington, KY, and Morgan C. Is preparing to start her first year of teaching this coming week! I am just blown away by their selflessness. 

L-R: Meredith, Holly M., (sister-in-law), Ashley, Morgan C., Holly C., Me, Morgan T., Kelsey

All the girls and our personalized cups! 

My beautiful maid of honor was SO incredibly thoughtful and has started a scrapbook to document all the moments leading up to the wedding! I opened it to see handwritten letters from all my beautiful friends. Of course I couldn't read it until everyone left, but it was so meaningful and something I will treasure for the rest of my life. I truly am blessed more than I deserve. Thank you so much! 

398 days to go! 


Vacation 2013

 So, it's been a month and a half since my last post and SO much has happened! I will post throughout the week because I NEED to post more than once every 2 months! YIKES! 

I figured I'd start where I left off! Shortly after graduation I headed to Ft. Lauderdale and Key West with my soon-to-be in-laws and sweet fiance! 

We spent a few days in Ft. Lauderdale laying on the beach and eating at some of my favorites like Bubba Gump's and Cheesecake Factory!!! 

We also went to watch the Pacers play! (Notice how I didn't say "A Miami Heat Game" BOOOOO!)

Outside of the biggest Forever 21 I've ever been in! 

Key West was AMAZING and I can't thank my in-laws enough for taking me with them. :)