Friday Rambles

Another Friday is upon us, friends! It's my Friday to leave work at 4:00 and I'm counting down the hours. 

I obviously want to start this post by taking a moment to reflect and remember the event that rocked our nation 14 years ago. I was in the fifth grade when the towers were hit, and I'm not one to remember a whole lot of things vividly, but I can very clearly remember watching coverage in Mrs. Edwards classroom that day, and the days to come. My heart really aches for those that lost loved ones and friends on 9/11. I truly can't begin to imagine their pain, grief and sorrow. The new memorial that is now finished in NYC is a must see for me, hopefully in years that are not too far down the road. I've heard it is a touching and moving experience, one that I am anxious to have for myself. A classmate of mine posted this story on facebook last year regarding the attacks and posted again this year. I read it last year and wanted to pass it along to you guys, it's long, but you'll be so deeply enthralled in the story that you'll read through it quickly. Find the story here.  

This afternoon mom and I are hitting the road for a girls weekend in Greenville, and I can't wait. I believe we're supposed to have great weather and I'm looking forward to a weekend or relaxing and lots of shopping. If there's one thing mom really excels at, it's shopping. The woman is good, y'all. Oh, I'm also hoping to eat at a few good restaurants too! 

I'm donning my garnet and black today for our Gamecocks tomorrow as they take on Kentucky! While mom and I are gallivanting around Greenville, Josh and his dad will be headed to the game. I have to tell you, the Colvin clan is definitely happy that football is back. I can't tell how good it felt to hear the familiar sounds of Game Day on our TV last Saturday. We spent a good chunk of last weekend watching football, and I know that will be a familiar scene for our fall weekends. 

Speaking of fall, we're a little over a week away from our 2nd wedding anniversary and the last official day of summer, although I call Labor Day the last unofficial day of summer. I had to work on our anniversary last year...absolutely a bummer. So much so that when I got off work I came home and cried like a baby because I was so upset that I didn't get to spend the whole day with my husband. BUT, we are redeeming ourselves this year and we both took the day off of work and will be headed to North Carolina to go apple picking. I'm starting to think trips to NC will be a tradition for us, because last year we went to The Biltmore to celebrate our anniversary, a few days before the actual date. I'm really looking forward to a day off work and to celebrate our marriage! Then just a couple weeks after that, we're headed to Folly for our anniversary trip. A little throwback to last years celebration of 1 year. You can read my reflection of our first year of marriage here.

I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe weekend! 

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