Happy Birthday Mariel!
Mariel and I on my wedding day
I met Mariel about 4 years ago after my 2nd date with VABeau. She was (and still is) dating VABeau's college roommate and friend, Connor.
Connor and Mariel
We started out as 2 girls who happened to date guys who were friends. But she quickly became someone I consider to be a very close friend. We have shared some pretty wild and incredibly fun weekends with our boys.
New Years 2009
Mariel and I have so much in common and I wish she lived closer so we could get together more often over a glass of wine. She is such a blast to be around and is always the life of the party.
Mariel and VABeau in HHI
While her and Connor live a decent distance away from us now, I know we have many more fun weekends and trips together to look forward to. Besides, no matter what, we're all retiring in Charlottesville together if we don't make it there earlier, right?
Happy Birthday Neil!
Robert, VABeau, Neil
When VABeau moved to DC several years ago his best childhood friend, Robert (BobbyD, here's your shout out of the day!), introduced him to Neil.
They clicked immediately and were roommates and have been friends ever since.
Neil, VABeau, and I
Neil is one of VABeau's closest friends in DC. He really values his friendship with Neil and so do I!
He and his wife, Elise, are like our DC family.
Neil and Elise on their wedding day
Neil is not only so much fun, but he is also such a supportive friend who I know we can always count on. He is so full of life and has an infectious love of life and all of it's possible adventures.
Neil and I
It is such a blessing to have him and Elise only a few blocks away and we always look forward to spending time with them. Neil has been such an amazing friend to us over the years and we are so thankful for him!
Neil and Mariel are both a part of two very special couples that we not only admire but also absolutely adore. Happy Birthday to you both and I'm looking forward to celebrating with you both this weekend (I just got word that Mariel and Connor may be joining us in DC this weekend, yay!)
Mariel, Connor, VABeau, and I
Neil, Elise, VABeau, and I