Sunday, March 29, 2009

Founder's Day

This weekend had been filled with both sorority and school. Yesterday, we had a lovely brunch in honor of our sorority's founders. Our chapter and alumni dined on breakfast casserole, hashbrown casserole, french toast, ham, muffins, bagels, fruit, etc. It made me realize how much I miss Sunday brunch after church! Not only did we reflect back on our heritage; but the seniors were acknowledged, as well as academic awards were presents. I was lucky enough to be recognized in both of those categories.

For the seniors, they had our little sisters get up and read letters from our parents. I thought I would share what my mother wrote. (Preface: I was rush chairman and my little sister was the recommendations chair, so we were able to get to share being in charge of recruitment. That was definately a bonding experience like none other!! Not only are we best friends, but our mothers and families are friends as well.)

Dear Lilly P. Wannabe,

Here you are at another milestone, your graduation from college. How proud Dad and I are of your many accomplishments in both school and [your sorority]! How I loved being with you and your sisters during Rush week 2 years ago! [Little Sister's Mom] and I sat on the cooler in the kitchen during the parties taking turns peeping out the shutters seeing you and [your sorority] shine! Enjoy Today!

Love,
Mom

Thank goodness my mother did not write one of the tear jerkers... I didn't wear waterproof mascara! The entire day made me look back on my experience and truly realize how special it was and how different life would have been without being in my sorority. It is also customary for the chapter to present the senoirs with gifts. We got monogrammed aprons!!! And the icing on the cake is that mine is accented with pink and green ribbon :) They know me all too well!


Lastly, they recognized the scholastic achievements of the chapter. There were 5 of us that receieved 4.0's last semester, and we were presented with our Lamp of Knowledge. I was so excited! It took me until the end of my college career to get straight A's. This little addition made me start thinking that I want to make a charm bracelet. I think I am going to get the charms for Rush Chairman and Recommendation Chairman (I was that the year before). Then turn my pin into a charm, and add the lamp of knowledge too.

I am off to read more legal briefs on execution (fun subject, I know!), and put my new apron to use. I am debating between making homemade (of course!) brownies, chocolate chip cookies, or cake during my next reading break.

P.S. Don't forget if you haven't entered The Pair Tree giveaway to do so before Thursday!

13 comments:

Lou Lou said...

Yay we just had founders day last weekend too! I also got a lamp of knowledge :) Unfortunately I can't find my pin, I'm hoping it will turn up when I move out because I also am hoping to make a charm bracelet

Preppy 101 said...

Hey! Are you an ADPi???

Her Preppiness said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend!!

PinkLilly said...

Congratulations! Sounds like a great weekend! You will be fabulous wherever life takes you!

Prep in the Big Apple said...

Happy Founders' Day. It sounds like a wonderful time.

The Pink Tutu said...

Congrats on the award! That's a great idea to turn it into a charm bracelet. The apron is fabulous!

Princess Freckles said...

I love the idea of a charm bracelet! Congratulations to you! I love the apron too!

Chloe said...

What a sweet note from your mother. I'm so sad I'll never be able to have my senior day because I transferred schools, but I presided over the ceremony for the 2008 graduates. Such an amazing time to look back and reflect on your sorority experience.

(cute apron, too!)

GraceKelly said...

Congrats on your achievements (and your cute apron)! I'm especially impressed at your being rush chairman. Rush is such an exhausting week!

And, I agree that Sunday brunch is the best!

cancersucks said...

I am so proud of you!! Keep up the great work.

Kappa Prep said...

CONGRATS on a 4.0 and yay for Founder's Day! Our celebration always made me appreciate everything about Kappa!

Miss Janice said...

Congrats! I love the monogrammed aprons!

Hillary and Russell Jordan said...

You wouldn't happen to be a DG, now would you? The reason I ask is because we just celebrated Founder's Day. Anywho, I too, was Rush Chair back in my day and am now the Recruitment Advisor for my alma mater, Miss. State. Congrats on all of your achievements!