During college, I was so blessed to meet so many different friends from so many different places! Those four years were the best four years of my life thus far and I cherish so many of the friendships I made during that time. I remember the day I "left" Ole Miss as a student. It was several days after graduation but it is a memory that is etched in my heart forever. There were about 8 of us who were still in Oxford and we all planned to leave sometime during that week so we decided to have lunch at Old Venice before several of us left for our new 'homes". After lunch, we all said our "see ya laters" and went our separate ways on the square back to our packed cars. It seems simple right- well, it was simple but it was also such a startling realization, at the time. Each of us turning towards our cars symbolized exactly what was happening in our lives. I think about that day often but I am confident that no matter how far away I am from those friendships, they are ones I will have forever!!!!! And for those friendships I am forever grateful....
So this month, three of these great friends from Ole Miss celebrated birthdays! At the beginning of the month, we celebrated Chuck's birthday. His precious wife, Julie, planned a great party where we enjoyed hanging out on the patio, BBQ, and poker. Julie is the hostess with the mostess and any even at their house is always a success.
(Side note- I did not know Julie while I was at Ole Miss! Chuck met her right after college and I could not be more thankful! We have become the best of friends and I look forward to so many years of friendship with my Julie Bug! She is such an amazing person and she is one of my most favorite people in the world!!!)
Here is the birthday boy himself (in the middle) with John and a friend from work...
Also, in May, my friend, Drew, turned 30!!!! His sweet wife, Kate, planned a surprise party for him last weekend in Oxford!
(the birthday boy and the party planner)
It was a so much fun to see friends that I don't get to see very often! Here is a group of some of my favorite people in the world! Every time we do get to see each other, we pick up right where we left off!!!!
These are two of my best friends in the world!!! Nicholas and Virginia TB! I think this captures their personalities so well!
I always enjoy spending time with my friend's especially those I don't get to see very often! Drew's surprise birthday provided the perfect opportunity! I wish we ALL could have been there! Oh what a party!!!
The last birthday of the month was my very best friend in the world, Nick! We went out to dinner in midtown at the Beauty Shop! There was a big group of us and I laughed the entire time!!!
Nick and me!
Nick and Jeremy
There are many reasons to celebrate! One reason I enjoy celebrating is I am blessed with many great friendships!!!!! My prayer is that every person I know is blessed with the same kind of friendships!!!
(I just remembered that we celebrated my friend, Andrea's birthday on March 31st! I haven't uploaded those pictures yet but as soon as I do, I will be sure to post!!! We had a great time at Pearl's Oyster House! The food is yummy so if you have never been, I highly recommend it!!!!)