what did i do this last weekend, you’re wondering? well, you probably know since i have been blogging expectantly about the events of this last weekend for a while now. but it seems only fair that after that much build up, i give you at least a summary of what went down in what has been affectionately termed #VAis4lovas2k11.
in short, it was the best weekend EVER. i say ever a lot. speaking in ultimatums feels risky. but heck, i think i mean it.
so thursday circa 5:30 pm, paige, katie, rach, and i piled into paige’s tank of a car headed and for the grand city of charlotte, nc. there we grabbed brent, and we were off. 7 hours later (from when we left athens) we were in the lovely city of roanoke, in perfect time to celebrate mrs. bonne cecil’s 24th birthday! and what a glorious celebration it was. after 12 hours at the lovely cecil residence, we hit the road again for the one and only lexington to see the davis’! but wait, i’m getting ahead of myself. i’m sure you want to know more about our stop in roanoke. okay, i’ll tell you some trip highlights thus far…
-we played “would you rather” for the first hour of our road trip. ask me how much i love car games. (a loooot). wish you could have played with us? well here’s a sample question: would you rather burp chunks or fart liquid? (i think we might have been a 2-2 split on that one).
-we stopped at a super cool gas station on the way up and snagged some sweet candy treats for bonne’s birthday gift, including disgusting looking coconut bon bon’s (we just had to) that only rach ended up really liking.
-the second we arrived in roanoke, we sang happy birthday to bon, holding up the brown wine bags that doubled as birthday signs and gift bags. awesome makeshift gifting.
-first thing’s first: we got an awesome tour of bonne and kyle’s AWESOME home. it is so stinkin’ cute. for realz, bon knows how to decorate.
-kyle told us all about his first year in med school. it was thrilling having a real live grey’s anatomy-esque intern in the making in our presence. (and also great to catch up on the latest happenings on grey’s anatomy. kyle’s a loyal fan…)
-let’s be real: the real winner this weekend was the self-timer on my camera. to say we took advantage of that nifty feature is to say virginia is for lovers… duh. the best part? self-timer continuous shooting. so every shot we took, we got 10 photographic goodies. art at its finest if you ask me.
-thanks to brent, we learned all about vodka gummie bears (one of bon’s awesome gifts). so of course we had to try it. let’s say we messed up the vodka to gummie ratio. our gummies were soaked. and slimy. but just as awesome as they sound.
-we decided since bon was turning 24, that we should have 24 awesome moments in the 12 hours we were together. we didn’t quite hit 24 (i think we quit at 5 or 6. being together was enough awesomeness in and of itself). but we did get in a couple of good moments, i.e. rachael doing a cartwheel down a narrowwwww hallway (and freaking out mid-air) and bon speaking in a british accent intermittently during breakfast.
-speaking of accents, rach, cros, and i crawled in bed with bon friday morn and sang happy birthday to her… in every accent we could think of. and we’re pretty creative peeps. we sang happy birthday in spanish, portuguese, nerd, robot, british, french, southern, opera. you name it. e ficki. e ficki… e ficki, e ficki, e ficki! (a little sampling of our portuguese happy birthday).
-and speaking of breakfast, we had some delicious homemade muffs thanks to chef bon. also, they have an awesome stool in this awesome little nook in their kitchen. that’s where i spent most of my time friday morn during breakfast prep.
-falling asleep thursday night felt like the opening scene of a horror movie. bon lives near a railroad track and there was a scaryyyyy train cart making weird haunted noises as we tried to fall asleep. ask rach or katie. it was scary. oh, night time train horror.
roanoke was just so so so wonderful! the best part obviously was getting to see bonne and kyle’s sweet, sweet faces and getting to spend hours upon hours catching up on each other’s lives. it was just plain good. i love them both dearly and i loved getting to see glimpses of their new life up in va. we love you, bon and kyle. and are so thankful for your friendship. y’all are a treasure and a bundle of life and joy. thanks for a wonderful start to #VAis4lovas2k11. you da best.
stay tuned for part 2 of #VAis4lovas2k11 coming soon…