|The whole gang! PC2K, 02, 03, and 04|
Tara, Kelly, Tricia, Alana, Kim, Me, Leslie, Amy and Kelly
Thank you Kelly for hosting such an awesome start to our weekend!
|love this girl so much|
Not just sorority sisters... our group also has two pairs of real-life sisters :)
|Me & Leslie, Tara & Kim|
Our real-life families are also connected in Chi O... Kim (also my college roomie!) is Amy's big sister, who is Leslie's (my real-life little sister) big sister. Got it? Good.
|Chi O family|
Leslie, Amy & Kim
Tricia and her husband Jordan drove up from Boynton Beach for the night. Sarah and I loved this girl so much, we called her our "middle" and we were her "left side" and "right side". So Tricky and I took a picture as if Sarah was with us - we missed her! (Although it's been years since we took one of these... we couldn't remember if I was the right side or the left side?)
|Me and Tricky|
I loved seeing Alana and Matt, for the first time in almost a year. Back in college, I used Alana's drivers license as my fake ID. To this day, I still remember her address and zodiac sign. I can't wait to see her again next May in California for her wedding!
|Me and Alana|
Leslie especially liked Kelly & Dustin's cat, Pounce. They were instant BFF's.
Afterward we went to (the other) Kelly and Matt's home in Palm City where we all stayed for the rest of the weekend. It was great to have a place for all of us to be together. As we usually do, we stayed up really late that night catching up with each other over a few beers.
Friday turned out to be a gorgeous day, which was a really nice surprise since earlier in the week the weather forecast for Tropical Storm Emily looked something like this:
Really helpful forecast. Basically, the weather people had no clue what the storm was going to do.
We spent most of the day hanging out by the pool on their awesome back deck, playing Sponge Bob Square Pants Uno, and catching up some more over a few cases of beer.
|<3 Me, Amy, Kelly, Leslie and Kim <3|
To celebrate Amy's return to America, Kim made a fun USA-themed power hour playlist, Kelly and Matt made a delicious all-American dinner for all of us, and we had plenty of beer.
|Cheeseburgers, pulled pork and UF pasta salad...yum|
And Amy got us all surprise gifts from the desert!!
|Simba vodka from Kenya|
|authentic head scarves|
|New Gator gear - handmade bracelets from a Kenyan market|
Amy taught everyone the proper way to wear the head wraps.
After one lesson, Matt was a pro. He could do it himself and it turned out really good!