This term has been tough. Nick has been incredibly busy with schoolwork, interviews, practice interviews, prepping for interviews, playing tennis and table tennis (he's on both the Oxford University team but also on the MBA Olympics Tennis and Table Tennis teams!).
At the end of every term, there is a "Gala" which is a festive dinner event followed by an after party. Because this term was so trying for the MBAs, the Gala was a welcome reprieve from the intense work load.
Our good friends Lakshmi and Ashley were kind enough to babysit Stella for us so we could go out and enjoy the festivities — and I'm so glad that they did because we had a wonderful time!
The Gala was hosted by Keble College and it was beautiful! This is one of those events in our lives that we will bookmark in our minds and come back to over and over again. Here are some photos from our evening. We wish you were there to celebrate with us!
Our neighbors: Stephanie Poage and Bess & Jones Warren.
The Observatory Street gals.
I can pretend to be high-class!
The barrel-vaulted ceilings were beautiful.
I've made some amazing friends.
Beautiful Steph, the Southern Belle.
The radiant Meghan and her little boy.
I happily accepted Bess's dessert in addition to my own :)
We will never forget this night.
Ryan, Juha (what the hell is on your head?) and Nick.
The after-party, at Freud.