If you're reading this that means we made it through another week. Once Monday was over I was already craving the weekend and was pleasantly surprised with how fast the rest of the week went by. It's always hard to start your week on empty but that's kind of how I felt after the most fun weekend away.
This past weekend I went to my first friend wedding which was a blast but also weird to think about. The couple graduated in May and it is so weird to think about people just a year above me getting married. I can guarantee you that won't be me anytime soon but we had the best time celebrating them all weekend long. The wedding was in Birmingham so the friends and I who were going loaded up in the car around lunch time on Friday and started to make the drive. It definitely took longer than it should have (thanks Atlanta traffic) but fortunately we didn't have anything going on until 9:00 that night. To kick off the celebration there was a party for the couple and all the Furman attendees at the cutest restaurant across from our hotel. It was so fun seeing friends I haven't seen since May that have graduated and ventured into the "real world" and catch up with all the friends still in school with me as well. After the party we were all still wide awake and wanting to hangout so we went to a bar in Birmingham called Moes. Everyone stayed out super late but it really was so much fun.
Since the wedding wasn't until 6:00 on Saturday we took our time waking up and eventually made our way to breakfast near the hotel at a restaurant called Demetris. It's a favorite of the bride's family and so they treated us to a filling meal that morning which was so generous. Then it was off to explore Mountain Brook, get coffee, see Samford's campus and eventually make or way back to the hotel to get ready to head to a friend's house before the ceremony.
The wedding ceremony and reception were beautiful and the weekend definitely falls high on my list of most fun weekends of college. It was weird to have gone to such a small school but still meet people that I hadn't known who had graduated just a year above me. Situations like that remind me that just because Furman is small I really don't know everyone even though it feels that way sometimes!
The rest of this week was pretty normal aside from a roommate's 22nd birthday celebration and our first philanthropy event of the semester. Next week should start to feel more routine but with my first big project due, a paper, and a big test I am hoping to spend some time this weekend preparing for those so I don't feel too stressed.
Since my roommates and I have to get up early for student teaching we decided to surprise Caroline with a decorated living room and kitchen as well as a cinnamon roll cake in order to start the celebrations! It was a really sweet way to start her day before also enjoying a dinner downtown with her family.
I have been trying to brainstorm post ideas for the coming weeks and while I have some really fun ones coming y'alls way soon here is a little sneak peek at what I have planned. Any requests are always welcome as well though!
Lastly, like I mentioned, we had our first philanthropy event this week, last night to be exact. Kappa Delta Quesadillas is an event we started last year and decided to do this year as well. It is always so much fun and proves us with a great opportunity to involve the Furman community in an event that financially supports and also informs them about our local philanthropy, the Julie Valentine Center. While it felt like a long event since I stayed from set up through clean up it was really successful and went off without a hitch!
I hope y'all enjoyed this look at my week and if you have any sort of post request please let me know as I love producing posts that I'm sure y'all will enjoy. Happy Friday and happy weekend!