Sunday, August 31, 2014

Party in Pittsburgh {Part 2}

{In case you missed it, here's part 1 of my trip to Pittsburgh.}

After a wonderful, fun filled day, we headed back to the house and celebrated some more by watching the Lego Movie.

{Side note: If you haven't seen that movie, you have to watch it! Beautifully done!} 

The next morning, I awoke to a wonderful surprise – a birthday breakfast! 

stone's birthday was that Monday so we celebrated together on Saturday!

Y'all, I felt so loved and special. They really know how to make someone's day! 

the whole crew minus Mr. Brennan and Tillie. 

Later that day, we headed out to eat at the local Mexican restaurant because you all know I love me some queso! ;) 

For the past several years, I have avoided the "Sombrero–Singing–Fried–Icecream–Eating" part of a birthday dinner at a Mexican restaurant. 

And this year, it finally caught up with me. 

You could totally tell I was excited. 

It wasn't that bad considering we were in a corner of the restaurant, therefore, not a lot of people were watching. I may be an extrovert, but that doesn't mean I like to be the center of attention all the time. ;) 

Sunday, after church, we headed east to Maryland to work with the organization that hosts the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C. every year! 

Did you know that in Pennsylvania you have to travel through tolls and tunnels? I didn't. 

These were all new & exciting experiences for me! :) 

When we arrived on location, I was surprised to find out that we would be staying in a sorority house! 

And now this answers your questions about my instagram post. ;) 

This is as close as I will ever come to staying in a sorority house so, I soaked it up as much as possible.*

I probably couldn't survive anyway because of those BRIGHT FUCHSIA COLORED WALLS. 


It was actually pretty nice and that was just one hallway in the entire house.

But really, I did not realize how nice sorority houses could be. It almost makes me want to rush next year. ;) 

Anyway, the next day, a few of us ventured into town to help clean a house. 

Isn't it positively charming?! I wish I could live there! 

That night, we had a cookout on a rooftop terrace in Annapolis, Maryland. 

The view was absolutely breathtaking. 

Honestly, it was the perfect way to end the trip. 

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I so enjoyed my week with Laurence. 

She is one of my dearest friends and I hope we will be friends till the end. 

Yes, long distance relationships are hard. But, in the end, they're so worth it. 

Take the time to invest your long distance relationship and, I promise, you will be blessed. 

I know I am.

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*I have nothing against sororities. I have just realized they are not for me. 

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