On Friday, I helped with the Inauguration Ceremony for the new President at GHSU. Before the ceremony, I ran into my friend Neal from CBS News 12 and we got to snap this quick picture together. (Please excuse the grossly oversized blazer I'm wearing, all of the event volunteers had to wear them and they unfortunately had none in my size. So it goes!)
Neal and I worked as counselors at the same camp a few summers ago, so it was great to catch up with him for a second before we rushed off to do our respective duties. Meanwhile, Kyle and his classmates were relaxing by the pool to celebrate making it through the first Ortho exam of the summer. Oh the life of a student!
After being on my feet literally all day in high heels at the Inauguration, I was in no mood to cook anything Friday night. So I was very happy to hear we would be going out to eat for a classmate of Kyle's birthday. Gotta love Japanese hibachi grills! I always get at least two meals out of those places.
Saturday morning we headed to my parent's lake house so we could get a few things ready there for Memorial Day Weekend (yay!) and drop Doc off for his first dogsitting experience. We left Doc there with my parents while Kyle and I went to Rachel and Jason's wedding in Athens Saturday night (double yay!).
The wedding was like a college reunion of all our favorite people from UGA. It was so fun to catch up with everyone and see where life had taken them in the past two or three years. And of course we had a blast celebrating Rachel and Jason! If anyone is the epitome of patience, it's these two. They have been engaged for two years (they got engaged the same weekend Kyle and I did!), and they have remained 100% committed to each other the entire time. I know God will bless their marriage tenfold for that. Unfortunately we did not snag a posed picture with the new Mr. and Mrs. Smith, but I did grab these of Kyle dancing with the beautiful bride during the money dance:
I also LOVED how everyone was given a handful of lavender to toss during their grand exit. What a unique idea, especially for a wedding with a purple color scheme!
Sunday morning Kyle and I rushed home from the lake to get some last minute things ready at our house before his parents and my family came over for the White Coat Ceremony. Once everyone arrived, somebody thought it would be a good idea to go ahead and remove Doc's stitches from when he was neutered, since there were two veterinarians in the house. Bad idea. It took three people to hold him down, and Doc accidentally scratched Kyle's dad's chin and made him bleed pretty badly, getting a little bit on his shirt collar, and Kyle got some nasty secretion on the shirt he was going to wear to the ceremony, so he had to soak the stain and change really quickly. You would think with all the advanced degrees floating around in there that somebody would've had more common sense. Nope! Eventually we had everyone properly dressed and smelling normal, and we made it to the ceremony with plenty of time to spare.
I am so proud of all Kyle has accomplished in this first year of Physical Therapy School! He has been a hard worker and has taught me so much about what it means to depend on the Lord. I don't know how we would be getting through this without Jesus by our side!
After the White Coat Ceremony, we went out to eat for an early dinner at Boll Weevil Cafe in downtown Augusta. We were even lucky enough to score some free desserts! Anyone who lives around Augusta can understand my excitement with that. We actually got the free dessert to-go because Kyle's mom brought some homemade pecan pie for us to enjoy, so we went back to our house to eat her delicious pie and talk. There's nothing our family can do better than sit around and eat and talk! Before we knew it, it was time for everyone to say goodbye and our exhausting weekend came to a close.
I'm really looking forward to this Memorial Day Weekend and just relaxing on the dock at the lake. I'm predicting cold lake water, but I'm okay with simply soaking up some sun and reading a good book. I'm planning on stopping by the library tonight, I'm so excited because I haven't been since I finished the Harry Potter series back in March! I know, I'm a dork like that. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, only two more days until the long weekend!
**UPDATE**How could I forget?! There's gonna be another Fab Five wedding! Lauren, one of my best friends, got engaged to her long-time beau Caleb on Saturday! I am so so excited for them. We've basically been waiting for this to happen for forever. We can't wait until their big day!
P.S. Aren't they too cute? This kind of cuteness should not be legal.