The last guest post of the week comes from one of my most very favorite people, Henry George herself!!! Taylor is my little sister in the sorority (even though she's 5 odd months older than I am) and is my equally awkward soulmate. Stop by her blog, Eat Spin Go, and say hello.
I got put on assignment to cover a blog post while Anna and Mike are lounging in the Dominican Republic on their HONEYMOON. Cue intense jealousy. So here goes nothing...
Contrary to popular belief, this isn't a model from a magazine ad, this is my friend Anna.
And this stud gazing int the distance is her new hubby Mike.
And they had the most gorgeous, amazing WEDDING last weekend! :)
Anna and I go all the way back to my sorority rush days. We awkwardly chatted during bid day and for some reason she was dead set on claiming me as her little sister in the sorority. My bet is because I was tall, always down for a crazy shenanigan or two, and because she was too lazy to meet anyone else... ;)
Whatever the reason, I am so glad. You are not only my friend, but my caretaker in some instances and partner in crime in the others.
Through the tailgates, parents weekends, random roadtrips/vacations, and even travels abroad, we've fit more memories into 4 years of friendship than most have in a lifetime.
|Our whole little Phi Mu family the day Anna became an alum :(|
In the middle of our college years Anna met this lovely gentleman:
She fell for his apparent love of sandcastles, 3d movies, and trademarking the "frown smile."
In all seriousness, Mike is such a genuine, loving person, and I am so happy that Anna has joined such a fun, colorful, caring family. It is crazy to see how much we can all change and grow in a year, and I think the realization of that was why I was an awkward emotional wreck at their wedding.
And lets not forget Anna's two guardian angels through all of this either. Kelsey was literally the perfection of a maid of honor.
I am so glad I have gotten to know you through all of the wedding festivities, and I commend you for all the hard work and dedication you have to Anna and making sure her special day was perfect. I love that you are my big #2 and admire the friendship the two of you have. It is so rare.
And then there's this one....the mother of the bride. It's been a roller coaster ride of emotions as Anna's mom is the complete opposite of her. The timely planner and over achiever managed to throw the most timely, well thought out wedding that I have ever experienced. All of you who sanitized your hands at the buffet line, thank this one. Pat has also stepped in as my mom #2, so sorry Anna for taking over your life. You knew what you were getting when you met me... :) I can honestly say I've never seen a mother have so much love for their daughter as Anna's mom has for her.
To wrap it all up, I am so happy that we are friends. You will always be my big sister, and I love Mike for embracing our whole family's craziness. I look forward to the next chapter of our friendship and our somewhat "adult" lives. Perhaps it will be a little bit more of a healthy chapter....but I sense there will never be a lack of wine or tequila in our reunions. Some things never change.
I'm sure you have been cringing at my inappropriate random tense changing and extensive comma use...BUT TOUGH. I love you and your grammatically correct self. I hope you and Mike are sipping Mai Tai's on the beach and loving life!