Ha, I told you awesome readers that I would blog again!! So a week ago some friends and I decided that we missed some of our awesome friends from Richmond so we planned this wonderful trip to surprise them! It took a great deal of planning and secret spy work to make this surprise happen. I immediately contacted my beautiful friend Sheridan and we began to plan our little trip. I will admit I was a little sad that I couldn’t surprise Sheridan and Beth, but hey I couldn’t be spontaneous with needing a place to sleep! But there were so many surprises to come that it was ok if one didn’t happen. Ok not really but what was I gonna do at that point.
So the day finally came and naturally it was pouring down rain 😦 frowns all around. But I knew the surprise would continue on anyways! So I got the text from my friend Adam telling me he was on his way to my house with our friends Brandon, and Neal, and a little surprise for me. As I was waiting I kept looking out the window waiting for them, and eventually I just went to my room and played Iphone checkers…. yes that is what my life resorted to. Well not even three minutes later I heard a car door shut and I sprinted to the door. As I looked outside I saw a familiar car and immediately screamed with joy! They had brought my beautiful Carlie with them!!! It had been about two weeks since we had last seen each other, but getting to be with her was definitely a treat.
So like I said before, IT WAS POURING! Pretty bad actually, but luckily no one died, so I think that speaks well of my driving 🙂 Our first stop was the one and only Cracker Barrel. I forget how much I love that place everytime. Seriously it’s delicious! Then we went off to our first surprise. We ventured to Luke’s house, and came up with a plane for each of us to sporadicly walk in. Each time he was more shocked, and by then end he said he couldn’t handle anymore surprises! From there we then had to figure out how to surprise our friend Adam. We figured it would be easy just because of Adam’s personality, and how he was completely clueless as to what was coming his way. When we arrived at Adams house we rang the door bell and when he answered the exact look of shock was there that I knew would be. So much shock ran through his body that he dropped his game remote. It was priceless, and I’m still kicking myself for not getting a picture of it.
From there our evening continued on with just reconnecting and being together while preparing for an incredible new semester! I love these amazing people and I hope you enjoy our mini photo shoot that took place in Sheridan’s driveway cause those are the kind of people we are!
The boys then decided to play this crazy game called “buck buck”. Just watch the progression… These boys are absurd, but I love all of them with my whole heart. They show me everyday that there is hope and that as a woman I am loved an appreciated by my brothers. Not to get all sentimental and everything.
But, it wouldn’t be a proper shoot unless the boys got super ridiculous and photobombed…I am beyond thankful that this weekend was had. It was an excellent time to reunite and enjoy my beautiful friends. This amazing trip truly personified the quote that says, “Friends are the family you choose for yourself…” I am beyond thankful for the fact that I was chosen by this family and that I am loved so well by all of them in a way that could only come from one thing.
Sheridan, Beth, Carlie, Neal, Adam, Luke, Adam, and Brandon I love all of you with my whole heart and couldn’t think of greater friends to have. I’m thankful that our amazing daddy and the town of Radford brought all of us together, and that together is how we’ll forever stay! Y’all are amazing, and I’m so excited to be fighting this battle with you everyday!