So last weekend we celebrated the upcoming marriage of my Lil Sis in Pi Phi, Averi Renee. Averi is such a sweet friend and I am so excited to be a part of her Big Day! That wedding is going to be so much FUN! And I’m sure it has nothing to do with the fact that she started planning it in early 2008, several months before she even met Grant. :) But you have to appreciate a girl who knows what she wants! Plus we all do it, anyway… hehe.
Anyway, the plan was to drive down to Morehead City straight after work on Friday. That plan hit a pretty hefty detour when I was making my way down and started smelling a really odd/horrible smell coming from my car. I decided to pretend it wasn’t there and kept driving, but eventually ended up pulled over and calling OnStar. Now, OnStar has not paid me to make any of the statements I’m about to say (But if they want to, then please feel free to contact me) but I LOVE my OnStar! I will never buy anything but a GM car until OnStar becomes available in other brands (Hello, Acura TL) because OnStar has helped me SO MUCH! They have brought me gas, fixed my flat tires, given me directions and unlocked my car for me so far. They came to my rescue again and towed my poor CTS to the nearest Cadillac dealership. Bonnie, one of the other bridesmaids was making her way into town just in time to pick me up when the tow truck arrived! Thank goodness for Bonnie!!!
Pretty soon we made it to Averi’s parent’s home and our fun weekend got started. We stayed up drinking wine and chatting the night away. Early Saturday morning we had a delicious breakfast and headed out to the pool for some tan time. One of my legs totally missed the sunscreen memo and it got pretty burned, but was bearable. Saturday afternoon we celebrated with a little shower for Averi. (I missed most of this because my dad came into town to meet me and get the car taken care of. All it needed was a new battery, thank the Lord!)
Since the weekend was planned entirely by Averi’s two best friends from high school, the rest of us just went along with everything. All we knew about Saturday evening was that there would be a big surprise and we were to be dressed in cocktail dresses at 6 where our ride would come and pick us up from the house. Now, we were trying to come up with what this “surprise” was all day Saturday. We knew it wouldn’t be anything trashy, since none of us (and especially Averi) are not into the “typical bachelorette” experience of gross straws with boy parts on them, or veils with boy parts on them, or cakes in the shape of boy parts. So we were at a loss about what it would be.
We finally figured it out when we arrived at Corinne’s condo in Atlantic Beach where her dad’s sport fisher yacht was parked out back! We all boarded the yacht and rode around eating, drinking and listening to Jimmy Buffet and Eric Church for a few hours! It was AMAZING! We were then dropped off at the Beaufort waterfront where we sat on the dock and finished our wine and talked about Averi and her future children’s names. It was such a special time and I think one of my favorite parts of the entire weekend! Her giddy excitement about marrying her best friend is so sweet, and I am so happy for her! :)
We ended up the night at Jack’s where we danced the night away. We then headed back to Averi’s house where we all promptly crashed! Overall it was a wonderful weekend and made me appreciate having amazing friendships even more! Congrats to my fave AVE! I love you and can’t wait for July 24, 2010! Woo hoo!! :)
PS: Caroline, we missed you this weekend!