This past weekend Kristian and I made the 4 hour trek down 95 South to ECU for my sororities 50th Anniversary. I was a 19 year old sophomore during the 40th Anniversary celebration 10 years ago but I have to say that some things never change. Even though I hadn't been back down to visit in about 5 years it felt as if I had never left.
We got into town Friday night and as soon as we dropped our bags in the room we headed to the hotel bar for a drink. In fact I never even had the chance to change my clothes or refresh. What can I say? It had been a LONG week. Eventually my friends Spanky, Grickis and Melissa (her nickname is not blog appropriate) met up with us along with their husbands. After some more drinks we headed to a Mexican restaurant for food and even more drinks then downtown to the bar where we all spent many a nights back in college. It was there that we met up with most of the other alumnae that were already in town. It was so much fun hanging out in our old bar, with all my sisters, dancing and taking inappropriate pictures. Just like the good ol days. And having Kristian with me was definitely the icing on the cake. He was able to channel his inner frat boy and consume an abundant amount of beer, margaritas and shots. The next morning was a tad rough.
Saturday we met up with my bridesmaid/sorority sister Kelli and my sorority little sister for lunch. Then headed to the bookstore to stock up on some new Pirate gear. Finally it was nap time prior to Round 2 of Shenanigans at the formal. We headed next door to the Hilton for dinner, drinks and dancing. I was able to see girls that I haven't seen in YEARS! I received many congratulations on the engagement, compliments on the ring (which always makes Kristian happy) and questions about the wedding. Oh and my killer new pink heels were a huge hit. I lost count of all the compliments I got on them, including from girls I didn't even know in the bathroom. It made all the pain my feet were in at the end of the night totally worth it. Who cares about blisters when you have cute shoes?
It was so much fun getting to see my college friends and reminisce about the old days. And I was so excited for Kristian to have the chance to meet the girls I spent some of the best years of my life with and vice versa. I feel like he knows me even better now having seen a glimpse into my past.
And now the fun stuff....pictures!
(I promise I'm not as drunk as I look)
(Reunited and it feels so good)
(We clean up well....check out my hot shoes)
(How cute are we?)
(Alumnae from 1996-1999)
I can't wait to see everyone at the 60th Anniversary!