When I met Derek, I was a sophomore at the University of Connecticut, about 45 minutes from where he lived in our hometown. I’d spent my freshman year at Siena College in upstate-ish New York, and transferred to UConn for bigger and better things.
Except the whole time I was at UConn enjoying the bigger and better things, I missed the smallness of Siena. So, I transferred back there for my junior & senior years. Derek and I have a gazillion memories of dating in the Albany area, and we go back to visit our favorite spots once or twice a year.
Check out these two crazy kids, throwback style:
This past weekend, we finally got to show Benjamin where we spent our early days together, and where I graduated from. Legit, a dream come true – I was so stinking excited to show Ben the campus, go to the bookstore, and drive around.
1. The exit for Siena! Love Loudonville!
2. Enjoying a stroll around campus. Lots of my business classes were in that building with the columns.
3. I always wanted our kids to be Siena students, and make me a Siena mom. Though now, I sincerely hope they stay closer to home!
4. Benjamin had his first experience with a straw, at a local diner.
There’s nothing like the start of a new school year in the fall. Love this tiny campus.
Checking out the campus.
Posing in front of Siena Hall.
Someday, if Benjamin does attend Siena, this would be such a cute picture for him to have!
All in all, another fun fall day!
And as I was excitedly Instagramming photos throughout our Siena trip, I found out that one of my fave bloggers, Molly, was totally living in the area during the same time I was at Siena. Legit, we probably were in the same malls at the same time. Crazy right?
While we’re on the topic of small-world-ed-ness, I’m not sure what’s crazier – they NY connection, or the fact that I also recently discovered that my newest bloggy friend, Amy, grew up in the town next to where I live now, and her whole family is from the town where we are building our new house. And our new-house-town is within a driving distance to where she lives now. Disproving my there-are-no-bloggers-in-New-England theory, and totally making an IRL blate a possibility someday.
And I digress.
Holy moly. With that, happy Friday, friends!