This weekend I got to spend a lot of quality time with my bffls. (a jodie-ism that we have all begun to include in everyday conversation.)  I have not driven through the mountains of North Carolina during the fall in quite a while, and let me just say it was BREATHTAKING.  With each curve of the road came a new, beautiful, and even more glorious view than the last.  Just look at all those colors.  God is an amazing creator, and I love that He reminds us of that through things like the seasons changing.

We finally arrived at Aimie's house in Winston-Salem, and as we walked up to the front door, we all got super giggly and excited about seeing her.  When Aimie opened the door, we all screamed like little girls and gave lots of hugs. p.s. Aimie is learning to become a hugger.  It's an amazing transformation.  We are all very happy about the change. :)  After a tour through her host family's home, Aimie took us to the Reynolda House so we could take another tour where we were reminded every 2 minutes how much longer we had before they closed for the day.  We felt so welcome.  The gardens are great for jumping pictures though.

And running pictures.

It wouldn't be a fall weekend without some pumpkin carving, so we visited a pumpkin patch, hand picked our pumpkins, and named them of course.

What Saturday is complete without a shop til you drop marathon?  After pumpkin pickin', we headed off to the outlets to divide and conquer.  Let's just say that was a long day.  Pretty sure my favorite part was our dinner at Olive Garden.  I think we might have been the most deliriously happy table in that place.  SOOOO much laughter.  We left a lot healthier...at least that's what I chose to believe.

Alright.  Are you ready?  Here are some pictures from our 2nd annual fall photo shoot.  These girls are absolutely beautiful inside and out, and I am so thankful they are in my life.

This makes my heart smile.

 Favorite Elisa Quote: I have a hard time sitting still.  I'm like a squirrel.

 Work it gurrrrl.

 This girl is GORGEOUS.  She should model.  No really.  She should.

 peace, love & attitude.

Aimie should be a foot model.
I'm in love with these pictures and these boots.

Sunday night we carved pumpkins and spent time with some of Aimie's friends from Emmaus.  Oh and if you ever happen to be in Winston-Salem and someone asks if you want to go to cookout....they aren't asking if you want to go to A cookout...it's THE Cookout...where you can get delicious milkshakes.  So if you have the option of going to Cookout, you should always say yes.

Again, this past weekend was refreshing.  Every chance I get to spend time with these girls (plus Nat) I'm reminded of how blessed I am to have be given these friendships.  Not to copy Aimie's last entry, but seriously...how wonderful is it that the Lord has brought these girls into my life?  Each one of them is in my life for a reason.  We are all so different, but that is what makes it so great.  I wouldn't change a thing.  

Best friends for life.

Samantha@Elah Tree said...

look at some of those model poses! hawt!

Megan McIlvaine said...

HAAAhahahahhaa. Oh man. We loved photo shoots.