The internet's a funny thing. It can take three sorority sisters who weren't especially close in college, and over a the years, through a series of eleventy bazillion emails spanning topics from pregnancies (the three of us had three kids in the span of exactly one month back in 2008) to Pottery Barn Kids purchases to the ins and outs of every reality show under the sun, give you something really remarkable. Like RHIGTG2011! That's Rhinelander Get Together, when Anne, Kim, and I finally got together face to face for the first time in many years. Just us, our husbands, 7.75 children, $400 worth of groceries, and a jumbo RV parked in our yard, classystyle. The girls pulled up on Thursday in SUVs jam-packed with coolers and blankies and snack cups, and we squealed and hugged and introduced babies out in the driveway, then went on like we'd just seen each other last week. And the kids?
Yeah, they had a pretty great time, too. They skipped naps and ate cookies and drank non-organic milk. Because we're CRAZY like that.
Backstory: our sorority was quite proud of our patented window pop-out recruitment routine. We ROCKED that pop out, but not without lots and lots of strenuous practice sessions, often starting as INSANELY early as 8:00am. (Being in a sorority is HARD WORK!) And so, at RHIGTG, the window pop out was reenacted. I'm happy to report our Alpha Phi window pop skills are still in fine form. Phew. Never know when that might come in handy.
Despite the apparent nakedness (and the Mikearitas), Kim and I are wearing clothes. And probably also smushing Anne's fetus.
So, thank goodness for the internet and emails and friendships that grow over the world wide web ... and in real life, too.
The internet also tells me it's 111 degrees in Austin right now (!!!!!!), there was a hurricane of some sort, and that I've got about 268 blogs to read up on. Better get to it. And then go to bed at 9pm. Because the elderly aren't meant to sit around a bonfire until 1:00am drinking wine. Makes 'em moody, I hear. Hopefully I recover in time for GTG2012.