|Also, if you need a group shot, just put the camera on the floor.|
|MLK day, St. Pattys Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and 4th of July|
Amanda and Nicole, known this weekend as 4th of July and Halloween, brought it to the next level and married their college boyfriends, New Year's Eve and Christmas. My friend Carolyn (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) moved down here with me after college, and now lives 20 minutes away from me. We graduated as single ladies, and had to do an extensive search of local men before finding suitable husbands. It's actually a pretty good way to try out a lot of different restaurants in a new city without having to spend any money.
There were a few members of our party who weren't fortunate enough to attend our alma mater, Geneseo, but they've since learned the fight song, and are now part of the group. They still missed out on four years of bliss though. As my sister said, it's the most magical place on earth.
I really brought my college days back this weekend. Friday night, Amanda and her husband Alex didn't arrive until after midnight, so we stayed up talking until like 3am. Luckily my friend Mike (Christmas) is a fellow runner, so he got up at 8:30 with me to do a 10 miler.
Some people brought props in addition to their costumes (can you see the Stovetop behind Eric?). There was absolutely no way this was a bad idea.
As always, I was quite the party animal. In my defense, I made it past 2am, two nights in a row.
When you are "having a party" in which all the guests are already staying at your house for the weekend, you have to be a little creative in delineating when just hanging out stops and the party begins. This isn't our first time at the rodeo, so we generally have each person leave the room and then come back in, with some sort of announcement and fancy entrance.
Here's an example. He left as Eric, and returned as Hanukkah.
|Mo Menorah, Mo Problems|
|Thank you, Fourth of July and New Year's Eve.|
|Leopard print snuggies are a type of traditional Irish clothing|
It's really hard to believe we graduated 7 years ago, it seems like yesterday.
Are you still friends with people from college?
Did you meet the love of your life early on, or did you have to kiss some frogs (or are you still kissing frogs)? It's amazing my friends let me date some of the losers I did before Eric came into the picture.