Labor Day weekend was slam jam packed full of fun and excitement (and work...poor Barrett). With the threat of party pooper Hurricane Earl on the horizon, we thought our weekend plans might be in jeopardy...but Earl moved on and it made for a BEAUTIFUL weekend. Friday - I headed down to Oak Island for an engagement party for my sorority sister Bre and her fiance Kevin. It was lots of fun...great weather...good times. Then, I made the trek from Oak Island to Greenville to meet Barrett for the first ECU game of the season! Big win for the Pirates and a great weekend all around.
Some of the girls at Bre and Kevin's engagement party
Fun little dessert table
Me, Katie (and Landon), and Lora
Awesome new end zone
ECU Silly Band!
Hey Barrett - "teach me how to Dougie!"
The next weekend we were back in Greenville for another game...another big win....Go Pirates.
Ashley, Me, and Claire
Me, Jerm, and Barrett
The weekend of September 17-19 we headed to Durham for the wedding of Brandon Comeaux and Amanda Davies. Brandon and Barrett were pledge brothers in Kappa Sig and have been great friends since their freshman year of college. Barrett was a groomsman so we headed there on Friday afternoon. Buddy stayed with my mom and Kenny in Burlington, so it was really nice for us not to have to leave him at home or take him to the vet. (Thanks!) The wedding was really beautiful and lots of fun. The ceremony was at Duke Chapel. It happened to be the same day as the Duke/Alabama game, so parking was a little hectic, but the chapel is simply breathtaking. There was a great band at the reception...lots of dancing, great food, and really yummy sangria. :-)
Inside of BEAUTIFUL Duke Chapel
The day of the wedding...those are empty beer glasses...safe.
The Cotton Room - Reception
Me, Amanda, Lora, and Squishy-faced Brandon
Barrett, Brett, and Matt with BBQ stuffed hushpuppies (feel free to pause and drool)
Kappa Sigma Boys
The next week we had a nice 5 day weekend down at Carolina Beach with family. Susan and Mike rented a house and so we were able to spend a few days with them, Matt, Jenna, Landon, and two of Barrett's stepsiblings, their significant others, and their children. It was another great weather weekend and we made lots of fun memories. Hopefully we can make it an annual event...we don't all see each other nearly enough. :-)
View from the deck
our beachfront for the week
House from the dock
Jenga at the bar...how fun is that?!
Barrett and Susan
Barrett and a fire hydrant (cute one though)
Pretty Carolina Beach
OK...so there is a bar in CB called the Fat Pelican. Strangest place I've ever been. This would be the beer cooler...where you walk in, choose your beverage, and then pay for it at the bar. The decorations were straight out of yard sales over the last 25 years, and there was a dog bowl in the corner. Weird...but fun!
Flash forward and we're already in October! The first weekend I helped to throw a baby shower for my friend Katie in Richmond. Again - BEAUTIFUL weather and everything turned out really nicely. Barrett spent the weekend with his cousins, uncle, and brother at the Carolina/ECU game. Not a pretty game for the Pirates, but a nice weekend for us.
This past weekend, I headed back to Carolina Beach for a little girls weekend get together. It was (again) gorgeous outside (side note - all this pretty weather is making me a little nervous that we might be in for a messy winter). We spent Saturday afternoon at the Seafood, Blues, and Jazz Festival in Kure Beach. Had some pretty phenomenal seafood (mostly steamed oysters - my favorite) and got to spend a lot of time catching up. Barrett went to a birthday party for some friends of ours and got to spend a little time being lazy and watching football.
Claire, Me, and Lora at the Shuckin' Shack
Award winning seafood chowder from Michaels...delish.
Not a bad view for the weekend. :-)