Any form of a White House reunion is good for the soul.
This past weekend Ben and I drove down to Clemson to meet up with Liz, Ashton, Kat, JD, Liz and Ed and it was such a full weekend. The only way it could have been better is if the rest of the gang was there. After a long drive featuring Spotify’s 2008 and 2007 Top Hit playlist (can’t recommend it enough) we made it to the lake house and spent the evening catching up with Liz and Ashton. Rather, Liz and I chatted and the guys talked politics, or something of the sort. Saturday morning was slow and picturesque with coffee in hand and a crisp fall lake scene out the windows. For breakfast the four of us ventured to Barnwood Grill for a good ole southern breakfast. Our order went something to the tune of, “two coffees, one wrap… and one… ‘Trashbowl'”, a local delicacy. Ben was a happy camper.
Back at the lake house, Liz and I worked out and then laid out every purple and orange thing we owned to piece together our game day attire. We practically recreated what every game day looked like living in the 114 or the White House.
Driving on to campus brought back all the feels, and even more feels when sweet Liz and Ed arrived.
Throughout college Ben was only able to come to a few Clemson games, so having him here now is the absolute best. We’ve spent many Saturdays over the past few years yelling at the TV screen and cheering on the Tigers but nothing beats being back in Death Valley.
Top notch duos coming at ya!
After the game, we checked out a few of the new spots downtown before heading back to the lake house for an evening of s’mores with Halloween candy, football, a lot of laughter, and great chats around the fire. Goodness how I’ve missed these dear friends.
Sunday morning we all woke up pretty early (thanks Daylight Savings), read a bit, and sipped on coffee.
We shared breakfast around the table while we reminisced and shared a lot of laughter.
After a long breakfast, we soaked up the crisp fall weather. I can’t begin to express how much I’ve missed little moments like these. Walks down the street, mornings spent just chatting, refills on coffee, and individual aspects of everyone’s personalities.
These humans are a true gift. I am thankful for friends who care so deeply and love so well.
What a group, I tell ya. I’d say the White House really struck gold in the husband department. Being back in Clemson brings a rush of memories filled with game days, Sundays spent at the lake, and walks through campus. As wonderful as those memories are, I am cherishing these new ones with this top notch group. I can’t wait for the future trips, reunions, and plans made with these friends (including the non-East Coasters ;) ) who truly make my heart the happiest.
Go White House. Go Tigers.