Bridget was just as stylish as I thought she would be. As expected, she oozed with southern charm and enthusiasm for her girls.
Rita was just as outgoing as I thought she would be. As expected, she was strong and opinionated and warm.
Cacey was just as introspective as I thought she would be. She had the talking speed and energy of a 24 year old but the heart and mind of someone much older. (Cacey I'm thinking book jacket photo for this one.)
And of course she was the most willing model in my picture escapades.
Joanna was just as a I remembered from last fall - smart and witty. She hits my funny bone in just the right place.
Seriously can I tell you how much we were laughing all weekend? It was probably a bad idea (and an awesome idea) to have us room together because we stayed up way too late talking and laughing.
And then there's Lindsay, who in real life I call my "best blogfriend." It's odd to me that out of the hundreds of blogs I have seen and read, I can somehow pick the one where I feel like I know the person the best and I was immediately comfortable.
If only the two of us could meet somewhere between Dallas and Raleigh to watch SYTYCD every week!
We did do a little bit of tweeting and facebooking...
but for the most part, we spent the time talking. And more talking. And eating while talking. Usually with my introverted ways, I need a break from all the talking to regroup but I was just so happy to get time with everyone in person that I didn't want to miss anything.
Of course I took group pictures everywhere to make sure we got one that turned out well. I took them at Rockefeller Center...
and Central Park...
and Central Park....
and even though I lined up the pictures and accosted PLENTY of strangers to take our pictures we never got one that was awesome of all of us. In the end, I don't think having a perfect picture mattered because I'm sure we will never forget this amazing trip.
We had such a good time we're doing it next fall too! In the meantime, I hope these girls know my life has been so much better having them in it and I am so thankful for these friendships.