Thursday, July 19, 2012

Raleigh

I had a last minute work meeting in Raleigh on Tuesday and I got so excited because it meant I would be able to see a lot of my friends!

We met for lunch near NC State at a place called Porters.  It's always so fun to drive around the campus and re-live the olden days of when I was in college. 

Us girls loved catching up.  My how times have changed...Suz just had twins, Cheryl is 26 weeks pregnant and Beth has a one year old!  We used to be at sorority functions, now they are discussing how their children sleep and what to register for at Buy Buy Baby!  I just kinda listened and learned since I'm a little behind! ;)
Me, Suz, Cheryl, Beth
Then I went to Suz's house and held both babies at once!  Zach and Lucy!  They are adorable!!!

Just Lucy...

Then I got to see one of my oldest friends, Ashley and her sweet girl Jane.  And of course their pups George who just got his "summer hair-do!"  Ash and I grew up together but now she and her husband live outside of Raleigh.  I had never been to their home so it was certainly time.  I loved hanging out with them and catching up with Ashley!  She literally has the perfect lil family!

Then I scooted over and met Kelly at our sorority house.  She is on the house corporation and they just finished a large addition to the back (you can't see in this picture) so I wanted to check that out.  This home holds so many fond memories from college.  I met my best girlfriends and bridesmaids here.  Special place.

Kelly and I met her husband for dinner at the old El Rodeo then I drove about an hour further late Tuesday night and crashed at a lovely Hampton Inn.  Ha.  I had work stuff to do yesterday in Eastern NC and then I cruised back to Charlotte.  It was a treat to be in NC this week and not in the northeast! 

Forgot to mention, I had an awesome navy VW Passat as a rental car this week.  It was nice!  I want one now!

6 comments:

Steel Magnolia said...

Glad you got to see old friends! I always try to see people across the country when I travel whenever I can. Last summer I had dinner with a couple my grandmother-in-law is good friends with.

Also - I had a Passat for four years and LOVED it. And I miss it now. I wish I had waited to get a new car until the new Passats came out. It's a great choice!

Miss Southern Prep said...

How fun that you got to see all of your friends! Those babies are too cute!

Portuguese Prepster said...

That's wonderful that you got to spend time with old friends! I can't even imagine in the next 10 years how many changes will occur in my friend group between moves, weddings, babies! O my goodness it's overwhelming to think about!

Dee Stephens said...

I still love my sorority too and all the wonderful women I met in it.
I would love to get back to BR again this Fall for a game and stop by but it aint going to happen.

Jess said...

I love visiting old friends. I just went to Denver and was able to catch up with a couple of college gfs. So nice and much-needed.

Caitlin C. said...

Awww it sounds like you had so much fun!! I imagine this is what I'll be doing in a few years :)