Ahhh, the good ‘ole days. Many of you have party pictures of living it up during your wild college years…
well…this is what mine looked like:
Driving back and forth from Searcy, AR to Little Rock, AR for many LONG and exhausting nursing clinicals. STUDYING, PAPERWORK, EXAMS, STUDYING, PAPERWORK, EXAMS.
Next to carrying/birthing/parenting quads, Harding University’s Nursing Program was the most difficult challenge I have ever faced in my life.
What made my college years meaningful? ---> Getting to spend every single second of every day with my RN buddies. (posing in front of my car ~“The Red Rocket”~ …not sure how we all fit in there! haha)
The last time I was able to see my girls was 2008 in Virginia (way too long!)…a year after my kiddos had been born.
Suz, Mo (and Monroe), Sonya, Jessicca (preggo with Jonas), Wendi, and Alisha (with Aria)
This year we partied kid-free in San Antonio for Fiesta! (We had no idea “Fiesta” would be going on---but it was an incredible atmosphere! LOVED it!)
The first night (Wednesday) was super fun at Mi Tierra’s. You would have thought that it was late night Saturday by the party people outside! Dancing in the street, live music, awesomeness.
Jessicca and Maurine (Mo)
Alisha and Wendi
Suz and Sonya
We took it easy Thursday morning…a good workout, light breakfast, and an afternoon by the pool. Suz’s idea of a vacation!
Mo and me hanging by the hotel pool. We stayed on the top 15th floor of the Westin Riverwalk! SOOOO NICE! Thank you Sonya, for the hook up!
Dinner Thursday night at Paesanos on the Riverwalk. Yummy Italian food! Alisha, Mo, Wendi
Jess, me, Sonya
The San Antonio Riverwalk is a blast! If you haven’t visited, you should definitely try it out. Such an exciting atmosphere…you can FEEL it in the air!
After dinner drinks back at our hotel
…and desert~ one of my fav’s! Crème Brulee with Jessicca. Yum.
Friday late morning/afternoon~ we walked (a bajillion miles) to The Guenther House…and it was well worth the trek!
Such a cute and quaint little house with tons of history.
…and amazing food!
Our scenic route home…so peaceful.
My 2 little flower children…love Sonya and Jessicca!
The Riverwalk in front of our hotel. Me, Wendi, Alisha, Mo, Jessicca, Sonya (thank you, sweet lady who risked your life to take this photo while standing in oncoming traffic!)
No trip to the Riverwalk would be complete without an official Boat Cruise! tee hee.
I’ve been on tons of these tours and it never gets old
And no trip to San Antonio, TX would be complete without a visit to The Alamo.
Who’s never heard of Cascarones? THESE GIRLS!!! I guess confetti eggs is a Southern thing? Either way- they are tons of fun. Order you some and get to crackin’!
Fiesta Fiesta!!! People are dressed up everywhere in royal garments and pins and flower headpieces…(I don’t think we every truly understood all of the facets of the Fiesta history and traditions while we were there~ but it was fun!)
The girls and “The King of Bling”
And our favorite dinner, complete with live Salsa music and dancing, was at Rosarios!
The CocoMargarita was incredible! A mixture of Pina Colada and Margarita…who knew?! YUM! (Enjoyed by the “sweet girls”)
And the Sassy girls with their salty Ritas! Good times.
We had an absolute BLAST!!!!
Ladies, I cannot believe 10 years have gone by since we graduated from Nursing School…
…a LOT has changed, but I love you just the same!
I thank God for the blessing of you in my life.
Til Next Time~ Love & Hugs,
A HUGE thanks to all those who helped with the kiddos while I was away~ it takes an army! Ashley, Liz, Tempe, Ladelle, Peggy, Larry, and my sweet hubby. I love you.