Saturday afternoon we headed out to Buda. It was a short drive from the Chicken Coop.
On our way there, we saw a pony tail.
Welcome to Buda!
We met in the Cabela's parking lot, and took shuttles to Jen's. The shuttles were so fast and efficient, but because 240 women were coming, there was still a bit of a line to wait in. I loved it! Walking up to the line, I was greeted with shouts of recognition, as women waved me over, and then hugged me tight.
On the shuttle, and bound for Jen's!
Jen welcoming us to her home. Seriously. Is this real life?!
Signing the board.
I love this girl! This is the lovely Rebekah. She had just returned from her honeymoon the night before the party.
This one is soooo dear to me. Oh Amanda. I have take her under my wings, and decided to call her sister. She is the sweetest girl I know, and she looks exactly like my best friend from college, which makes me feel young again.
Jessica and I live close to each other, and have had brunch together before. It was so nice to see her again.
Another Michigan girl! Sweet heather and I have had lunch together before. This picture was taken hours before her birthday. :)
Oh Melinda. How I love her so.
Stef is so dear and so gorgeous.
Krista. Stef. Me.
This woman is like another adoptive mama to me. I am so thankful for her.
Oh sweet Diana. The only reason I look remotely tall is because I was standing on a chair to prove a point.
On meeting Jen Hatmeker.
•She is tall? I am short? Something like that. She had to squat to hug me. She also commented that she could just carry me around, because I was so little. Heaven help me. I probably tried to jump into her arms.
•She knew who I was, and commented that of course I would have flowers in my hair.
•She stood there, for hours, hugging hundreds of girls, and making every one feel as if they were the only one there.
•She is absolute pure joy to be around.
After the party, some of girls went out dancing. Because I guess that's what you do in Texas.
There was pie at the party, but because I was chatting, hugging, squealing, eating, and just buzzing about at the party, I never stopped to eat any. I was pretty bummed. So when I got back to the chicken coop, I went to the kitchen to find something to snack on, and discovered this gloriousness!