Thursday, August 19, 2010

Now and Then

I just got back from the BEST trip to Utah!  Rusty had a business trip to NYC, so I loaded up the car, and drove the kids across the mountains to attend my 10 year High School Reunion and to go to my good friend, Brandon Boulter’s, wedding.  A few of my other friends came in from out of state, and we were all husbandless.  So, it turned into a huge girl party.  I have not had so much fun in AGES.  We caught up on life, reminisced, laughed till we cried, and stayed out entirely too late—just like the good old days.  I am so lucky that my High School friends remain some of my very closest friends to this day.  I love those girls (and guys) so much! I was so sad for the weekend to be over.  It was hard to say goodbye again.  We were trying to calculate how long we’ve know each other, and we figured some of us have know each other since about the 5th or 6th grade.  That’s 17 years!! I love spending time with these girls  because they’ve been through everything with me—girl fights, boyfriends, breakups, high school drama, living together, trips, birthdays, weddings, births, early mommy years—and they still love me.  That is a small miracle :)  So—here’s a tribute to the good old days, and to looking forward to the next 17 years of friendship!

THEN:

graduationbest friends   new years eve at Erics freshman year of college cute girlsseminary graduation 

NOW:

10 year HS reunion

 Brandon's Boulter's wedding Aug 7, 2010

I also had the chance to catch up with my gals from BYU-Hawaii. I don’t get to see them nearly enough, and when I do I feel 18 all over again.  I love it.  These are some truly amazing girls and I can’t wait to see them again!

THEN:girlsatwimea

cute roommates hiking wimea falls

NOW:Hawaii Girls out to dinnerIMG_0503

5 comments:

The Loveridge Family said...

I love it!! Thanks for posting the pics from high school. Those were the days... If only I had a scanner I would have posted some too! I love how we are almost standing in the same order on the one picture. It was so fun to get together!

Adrienne said...

So fun. High school friends are the best! Glad you had fun.

Hiatts said...

I so wish I could have been there and caught up with you all. This little girl just couldn't wait to come though! Looks like you guys all had a lot of fun though!

Brian/Kasey said...

You have some cute friends! Especially the girl that keeps reapperaing in your high school and BYU-H pictures.

Russ and Megan said...

YES!! I agree, the most fun in ages! I LOVED it too! Thanks for all the fun memories!!