Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Life in the Fast Lane... Part 1

I feel like I go through this all the time... explaining why I haven't been blogging for a while.  While this time is no different, life has just been super crazy with not much free time for anything, let alone blogging.  It has been about 6 months since my last post and a lot has gone on.  Over the next couple of weeks I'll try to update you as to what has been going on in life, plus do some other posts in between.  For now here is a recap of April - June....

April 2012
~ VM (previously known as VG's) Bridal Shower & Bachelorette Party: Headed to Wilkes Barre, White Haven and Philadelphia, PA for  VM's bridal shower and bachelorette weekend!  Wilkes Barre on Friday night proved to be interesting and we even got the bride to be up on the bar.  Bridal shower was Saturday afternoon with many of the bride's family members as well as a few friends/sorority sisters.  Saturday night was the big night in Philly complete with a classy steak dinner at Morton's and then a night out a Hunk-O-Mania.
Ladies out in Wilkes Barre for VM's bachelorette part 1
Hanging out in White Haven waiting for the bridal shower to start

All set up and ready for the bridal shower to start

End of the shower

Dollar Dollar Bills

Ladies at Hunk-O-Mania for Val's Bachelorette

~ PAAP Scholarship Luncheon: Every year the Philadelphia Area Alumnae Panhellenic (PAAP) sponsors a scholarship luncheon for a deserving graduate student woman in the Philly area who is furthering her education at  Philly area school.  This year the theme was a garden party and a prize was given for the best hats!  We were also lucky that one of our very own Chi Omegas was chosen to receive one of the scholarships!
JM & I at the luncheon

May 2012
~ Little Brother's gf's Bucknell graduation: Headed out to Bucknell to see SP graduate from college.  Got to meet her entire family as well as spend a day with my family!
Little Bro & his gf after her graduation

~ Nights out with my girls and visits from friends who have moved out of state: Lots of nights out with my girls and visits from friends made this month full of lots of fun times and great memories

MO, SC & I enjoying a night out at the Tavern

Ladies out for KT's return home for the weekend

Oh how I have missed my bestie KT!

June 2012
~ 5 Year Bucknell Reunion: A fun filled weekend of all things Bucknell and spending time with some of my long lost favorites.  The weekend included attending various receptions and events, fireworks, dancing, and just spending time with some people that I haven't gotten to see in a very long time. 'Ray Bucknell!!
All Class Luncheon... posing by the class of 2007 sign

Couldn't resist a picture with the bison statute

Gorgeous Rooke Chapel

Ready for our class dinner

Friends since Freshman Year

Glitter Love

Tent Party... "The World Touches Bucknell. Bucknell Touches the World"

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~ LM's Bridal Shower: Headed up to NJ for LM (formally LW)'s bridal shower.  Had an awesome time getting to see some Chi Omegas that I hadn't seen in a very long time. Made me really look forward to the wedding because I knew I would get to see so many of them again!! Also loved how her bridesmaids made her bottles of wine for all their first holidays at a married couple.  
LM with broom bride!

Some of the bottles of wine for the various holidays

Glitter Family Love 

~ VM & WM's Wedding Weekend: Before I knew it VM & WM's wedding weekend was here.  The weekend started off with the Rehearsal followed by the rehearsal dinner at Tedd's on the Hill.  Tedd's on the Hill brought back many memories of Bucknell and formals.  The next day it was wedding time!  Spent the morning getting ready for a memorable wedding.  It was so incredible to be standing up there watching on of my best friends tie the knot.  Was hard to hold back the tears, but somehow I managed.  After the wedding we had a night full of fun, friends and of course lots of dancing.
Rehearsal dinner cake

Twins at VM's rehearsal dinner

Longtime friends at the rehearsal dinner

Me with some of our longtime friends
Blushing bride in the limo

Bridesmaid dresses

Here comes the bride

Mrs. & Mr. W M

Lovers at the reception


Sammy Boys


Chi Omega Love

~ AP & CC's Engagement Party: One of my besties from high school got engaged and I am honored to have been asked to be her Honor Attendant in her wedding.  We have been friends since right before freshman year and I can't imagine my life without her.  In the end of June we were fortunate enough to be able to head back to NJ for her engagement party.

AP & CC getting practice for when they actually cut their cake at their wedding

Significant Portion of the Wedding Party

Jersey Besties

So that is a quick recap of April - June of this year.  As you can see we have been super busy!  Stay tuned for a recap of the rest of the months!  But I promise, I'll have a little of some normal blogging in between!