September 18, 2013

Celebrating with Friends

I woke up before my alarm starting ringing on Saturday morning...because I was so excited about getting to spend the day with six of my best friends.  The DC girls who are in our wedding had planned a perfect day, complete with wine tasting, delicious food, quality girl time and cool fall weather.

I always forget how much I love the Virginia countryside until I return.  It's beautiful!

I felt so special with my "Future Mrs. Hoff" sash on all day!

We had an amazing picnic on the edge of a little pond.

When we got back to DC, we had dinner at one of my favorite Italian spots followed by a lovely little party at Laine's apartment.

The treats were amazing!

Let's just say this: there was lots of laughter and a good time was had by all!

Carolyn made my adorable MRS wooden blocks!

"In friendship...we think we have chosen our peers. In reality a few years' difference in the dates of our births, a few more miles between certain houses, the choice of one university instead of another...the accident of a topic being raised or not raised at a first meeting--any of these chances might have kept us apart. But, for a Christian, there are, strictly speaking no chances. A secret master of ceremonies has been at work. Christ, who said to the disciples, you have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, I can truly say to every group of Christian friends, you have not chosen one another but I have chosen you for one another. The friendship is not a reward for our discriminating and good taste in finding one another out. It is the instrument by which God reveals to each of us the beauties of others."
C.S. Lewis

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