Sunday, August 4, 2013

After spending a few days in Savannah and Tybee it was nice to be able to come home to my new apartment and explore a little bit of the city I will be calling home for at least the next three years. My dad actually had not yet seen my school, so we took him to see the gorgeous building. 

I seriously cannot get over how beautiful this school is. 
I am obsessed with the white rocking chairs on the front porch!  
Could it be any more beautiful?  
Needless to say, he was impressed. I feel so lucky to be able to attend such a beautiful school. The building has so much charm and sits on top of a hill that overlooks the city. Seriously, so beautiful. On Friday, I organized a small get together at one of the downtown bars for anyone who was in town so we could get to know each other. It honestly only made me more excited for school to start. (Weird, I know.) There were about 15 of us in total and everyone was so wonderful! I feel so blessed to have such amazing people to spend the next three years with. Because of the stress of law school I am thankful to be surrounded by amazing people to keep me grounded. We are a very diverse group, but we also have a lot in common so I think we are going to get along seamlessly. I was glad to finally have the chance to meet so many of the people who I have been communicating with via Facebook for so long. My inner social butterfly was starting to die from lack of friends, so I am happy to have some new friends to get to know and spend our last few weeks of freedom with! Speaking of freedom, if you follow me on Instagram, or are friends with me on Snapchat, you have probably noticed I have been spending A LOT of time at the beautiful pool in my apartment complex. 

Obviously have to rep my Spartans at the pool. (Although certain people seem determined to turn me into a Dawgs fan yet...don't worry I still bleed green.)
I am so spoiled to have this pool. 
 I have been spending a lot of my free time laying next to this gorgeous pool. It is a saltwater pool so it is super refreshing on these hot August days. I actually have sun tan lines...which is a huge feat for me. I rarely get a tan so I am happy that the Georgia sunshine loves me as much as I love it. The whole complex is just beautiful. 

This is just the neighborhood waterfall! 
This is my building. My apartment faces into this tree scape. So pretty! 
I was also able to cross another item off of my Georgia Tourism Bucket List. I visited the Hay House before my parents left on Thursday. Unfortunately, you were not allowed to take photos inside this magnificent 18,000 square foot house. (Yes, you read that right...18,000). Construction on the house began in 1855 and finished in 1859. Everything about this house was amazing. The artistry that went into decorating the house is phenomenal. The history behind the house is a very long story, as it was owned by three different families who were all very technologically savvy for their time. But, the most notable features were its symmetry true to the Italian Renaissance Revival style, the amazing chandeliers and the plaster work and detailing inside the house. 

This is only about 1/3 of the front of the house. It was seriously huge. 
Lucky for me (or not) I got to experience my first "Georgia Wildlife" during the tour. 
That lovely critter is a cockroach...yuck. I have never seen a bug that big before. I also stepped in a nest of fire ants while trying to take a photo of the front of the massive house. Oops. Luckily, they only got one foot. Speaking of wild life, I have hummingbirds!!! 

My mom convinced me to get a humming bird feeder and I am so glad I did. It is so much fun to watch these little guys. The love chasing each other. 

I am have lot of fun things planned for my last few weeks of freedom, but my goal for tomorrow is to finally finish my apartment reveal post! Stay tuned! 

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