Hello...It's me!!! I am very sleep deprived, but my heart is full of joy after a unforgettable weekend in Austin with some of the coolest people in the world!!
Every Spring, Beta (my fraternity) has formal in Austin, TX. I am a big fan of Austin and how weird it is. They also have some of the best food of all time. I really looked forward to this weekend!! Formal is only Saturday night, but this year a group of us went down on Friday night so we had all of Friday night and Saturday to explore the cool city we were in. I loved every minute of it! My friends Michael and Landon took 3 of the best ladies around: Brooke, April, and Paige!! For sure a squad if I have ever seen one!!
•We had a lot of great laughs and shared a lot of great stories.
•We basically walked to the other side of Austin to get Amy's Ice Cream.
•We (April) FaceTimed a lot.
•We (Me) slept on the floor both nights. TBT to childhood on the rent's floor.
•We were big kids and booked our own hotel room.
•We almost went camping. I have the s'more supplies... hit me up if your trying to make s'mores.
•We (Paige, April, and I) are the ultimate catch phrase champs.
•We (Brooke, Michael, and Landon) put up a good fight.
•We went to dinner in an Uber and the driver danced and sang the whole way. We joined in.
•We rolled down the windows and jammed through Austin b/c keep Austin weird, right?
•We dressed up and all got ready in the same room. #impressive
•We learned (in the words of April) that Brooke is more confident that Paige.
•We (Brooke, Paige, and I) enjoyed trail mix and popcorn in the car. Pretty sure there is some popcorn still in my car somewhere.
•We snuggled. #necessary
•We went to the state capitol.
•We almost risked going to the very top, by trespassing the Texas GOV headquarters.
•We witnessed the coolest children's choir singing in the capitol.
•We (I) learned @brooke is not a fan of Celine Dion. We are working past it.
•We went to this churro food truck. 10/10 recommend.
•We saw an insane amount of dogs, including one in a stroller.
•We took cool pics at the graffiti park. 2 out of 6 have changed profile pics.
•We wanted to rent bikes. Next time!
•We (I) ttook the best picture ever of the girls against this blue brink wall. A colored brick wall is all you need people.
•We went to 6th street.
•We did not go to the "i love you" wall. We saw it if that counts.
•We learned new things about each other.
•We missed other friends @kam_with_a_cam
• We survived.
•We (4 out of the 6) made it to the formal venue at 12:30 and had till 1:15to enjoy it . #execprobs
•We probs would do it all over again.
•We took a jumping picture b/c mems.
•We (I) forgot what room number we were and my phone was dead. Fun times for real.
•We did not go to get donuts. #vdisappointed
•We all learned how to successfully airdrop.
•We jammed to some great tunes.
•We now all can locate each other via find my friends.
•We had an awesome weekend!
Friends, thanks for making this such a fun time. I can't remember the last time I laughed that much. Laughing is good for your soul people. Meaning this weekend was good for the soul, This squad is good for the soul. Take notes if you'd like! But for real I am really thanking God tonight for these friends and the place they hold in my heart! Such a big smile after this weekend!
Also, huge thanks to my date Paige for the awesome water bottle with fun stickers, for introducing me to red bull, and for having the best attitude about everything. It so made a difference when we were helping get everyone to the event last night. Seriously made a kind of stressful situation 1,000 times better. Thanks for coming with Paige! #awk #punk
Formal weekend last year made me realize how blessed I am to go to school with such cool people. Formal this year made me realize how blessed I am to be friends with such cool people at the best school. Austin, the squad will be back. Until then, stay weird AND stay thankful!
Southern and Thankful
Blessed is an understatement when it comes to my life. Each and every day I am amazed by God's steadfast love. In return, I have claimed this space to show my thanks and whatever else comes along the way. A recent graduate from Texas Christian University who loves any creative insta post, all donuts, and dress pants that make you do a double take. I pray God has a grand purpose for me and I plan to get there with a little Southern and a lot of Thanks! Join me!