Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Why Rhiannon is one of the coolest people I know!

My friend Rhiannon got married this past weekend. I have known her for almost 4 years. When I first met her she was a student at UNBSJ. Her major was history and her speciality was Italian Fascist History. She graduated first in Arts in her year and won the Lieutenant Governor's award. (So she's a smart cookie). She then went on to pursue her master's (and eventually she will get her PhD), and she had 2 universities fighting over which could offer her the best package. She eventually chose the University of Georgia and moved to Athens. (which in itself is a very cool town, I automatically think of REM). I also need to mention that Rhiannon is musically talented, playing the cello. She also is a very unique dresser. She never follows the fashion magazines, but manages to look extremely stylish and well put together all the time. Sarah and I often use her as an example when we teach the teen girls at our church about how to dress great without looking trashy (as a lot of fashion is these days). So after spending a year in Georgia, we started to hear that Rhiannon was seeing someone down there. We then found out that he was Italian (remember that she specializes in Italian history) and they were introduced by their pastor. So the rest of her year looks something like this: they fall in love, get engaged, he meets her Canadian family, they fly to Italy so she can meet his family...meanwhile she completes her masters degree, defends her thesis and graduates (the ceremony was the week before the wedding). They are heading back to Georgia shortly as she now has a teaching post at one of the colleges down there (she's 6 years younger than me!). She's going to teach on her year off before starting her PhD. The wedding was lovely by the way. Traditional and simple.

1 Comments:

At 8:52 AM, Anonymous GypsyFeet said...

Gosh, she looks so beautiful.

 

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