Hurricane Party Girls Night In

Fourteen women, old friends, new friends, all online to now in real life friends. We said Hurricane Irene be damned & gathered anyways. For food, drinks, lots of laughs, hugs, stories, shellac manicures & much needed girl time. Hurricane Girls Night

I didn’t take as many photos as normal. Once the big guns aka professional cameras were pulled out by Jenn, Spoe & EB, my lil DSLR got intimidated & sat unused for the rest of the night. Brandy, Marie, BA & I still practiced & played around with ideas & EB’s awesome new lens.

That &/or I was too busy drinking & talking & getting my nails Shellac’d by EB to take photos. You pick the reason!

After a short night on an air mattress with the Mrs, I awoke to eat the heck out of Jenn’s boy bait, my honey bun cake & then EB’s potatoes. We also passed K’s Nolan all around & laughed out loud at BA’s Harrison signing “more” & “more” for K’s Gigi cupcake! Hurricane Irene Girls Night

I can’t think of a better way to spend a hurricane Saturday night. I’m looking forward to hopefully getting together with these fabulous friends again soon!

A Whale of a Baby Shower

I was thrilled to be included in my friend & Chi O sister Kim’s baby shower in Charlotte this past Saturday. Beautiful Kim is happily awaiting the arrival of baby Jack in November after going through infertility herself. I’m so happy for her.

B, along with Sarah & Ashley, were the hostesses and matched Kim’s blue & red whale nursery theme with their shower decor. Kim’s mom, mother-in-law, sister, friends & neighbors {& Jack’s BFF-to-be Liam} enjoyed chatting & cake while Kim opened her gifts. I loved her comments & excited expressions. Kim's Shower Gifts

I loved celebrating Kim & catching up with my college friends with the uptown Charlotte skyline in the background. Great job hostesses. Congrats Kim! Can’t wait to meet Jack & see all your gifts in action soon.

Book Club Girls Night Out

It’s only taken us three years & one of our founding members leaving for my book club friends & I to have a girls night out. Alethea {sadly for me & the rest of book club} is moving to OR soon. We let her decide where the nine of us who could make it would go. She chose one place but they didn’t take reservations, so we switched & met at Humble Pie. We enjoyed margaritas, sangria, craft beer & delicious tapas. I ordered the spinach salad & black bean crepe. I think we shared bites of everything & it was all delicious!

How beautiful are my book club friends?!

After dinner, we decided to check out the new pie place downtown, Pie Bird. Again, I think we got one of each of the sweet pies & shared bites. I enjoyed Key Lime pie, but I would go back again for more the the Cookies & Cream as well as the Icebox Lemon & Strawberry pie.

Looking forward to seeing them again next Wednesday to discuss Unbroken & hopefully to plan another night out soon!

30 Never Looked so Good or Was More Fun!

Two Saturdays ago {yep playing catch up} after {the tornado} & we had celebrated Emma’s 1st birthday, Jason & I headed to Sparian’s to help my good friend, Kelly, party her way to 3-0. Sparian’s is a fairly new upscale bowling alley/restaurant/bar. It was very cool & the perfect place for our crowd.

Kelly’s friends & family turned out in full effect {from as far away as Greenville, SC!} & we had a great time catching up with them all.

There was a little bowling done {I was awful!}, a little drinking, & some delicious cake enjoyed. Happy birthday Kelly!

Chi O Brunch

Chi Omega sorority turned 116 Apr 5th. The NCSU chapter hosted a brunch to celebrate inviting local alum Saturday the 9th. My friend Kelly just sent me the photos this week. The house looked so pretty that I had just had to post. They’ve done a good amount of improvements since I lived there~ updated paint, shower stall doors, & much needed redecorating. I loved it then but so excited about the improvements!

Also in attendance at the brunch was Kate S. who is now on our national board {a VERY big deal}. She’s from the NCSU chapter & lives locally. We presented her with a photo plaque which will be hung in the house. Kate also spoke briefly {along with current chapter officers} about the current state of Chi O & what exact she does in her national position. It was so cool!

Sadly, Kelly’s camera battery died before she was able to get a photo of us too. {I’d left mine at home}

Were any of y’all in sororities? Are you active with other alum or your old chapter? I’d love to hear how others sororities celebrate things.