Monday, June 19, 2006

bathing suits and pajamas

I love my friends! This weekend is going down in the books as one of my favorite EVER. 4 of my best girls (Lia, Kelly, Andrea, and Mindy) made the trip down to Fun-gomery this weekend to reunite, and I had been looking forward to it for months... Now that it is over, I am a little sad, but still laughing at all of the fun that was had. At good ole' DLHS, I was blessed to be a part of the class of 97. I loved so many things about our class and have so many great memories of unique friendships, and that is what made high school not just bearable, but SO much fun for me. There were 9 of us girls who were pretty tight, and we still get together for holidays, weddings and babies, summer trips, and random spontaneous events. These girls are so special to me!

This weekend we celebrated Andrea's pregnancy (she finds out boy/girl news today!) and Kelly's upcoming adventure to Japan (she is going on an 18-month stint there with her cool husband who is an engineer for Nissan). We also brought recent pictures and videos of vacations, weddings, and babies to just laugh, cry, and share the special things in each others' lives. We definitely missed Tara, Nicole, Jenny, and Kristen, who were unable to come, but I promise you, girls, you were definitely there in all of the conversations and walks down memory lane that we went through... And we pretty much covered them all from...
  • Spring Break trips
  • Tara's campout
  • Stewart and Brad's lakehouse weekend
  • Spartan Cheerleader
  • Lia's bachelorette weekend
  • our fateful Gatlinburg trip
  • the Charleston summer
  • New Year's at Karkau's
  • STARS Spunky and the cigar
  • 8th grade Washington and the bus mess
  • Basketball with BA
  • sleepovers at Nicole's
  • Class Days
  • Homecoming dress disasters
  • Junior/Senior dates
  • old boyfriends
  • all our crazy guy friends
  • our Senior song... All the places I remember...
  • Getting pulled over in Panama city, sun roofs
and so many others that I can't remember. All weekend was spent staying up late talking and laughing, wearing only bathing suits and pajamas, grilling out, sitting on the back porch, and swimming. We did take a nickel tour of Montgomery, and we all just had fun. One of our main goals was to name all of the 124 graduating seniors in our class. We got to 109 and then stonewalled. I've got one more to add girls, Cliff Chunn... If you think of others, let me know.
My favorite thing about the weekend is that no matter how we all change and go our own directions, our friendships remain the same. We pick up where we leave off, and we laugh until we cry.


JesseFaris said...

Sounds like SO much fun!

Supabloggasuprememama said...

Awe glad it went off so well!!! yay!!! I want a pool in my backyard!!! I WANT YOUR LIFE> MUAHAHAHAHAHAA. flippin call me when you get to DLU. word.

Anonymous said...

Oh Man! We already named Cliff- still at 109. I will have to cheat and look at my yearbook.
I had the best time this weekend but I'm suffering this week from lack of sleep. Definitely worth it!

Love ya,

Anna Dreyfus said...

Enjoy reading your blogs. I found it through Tesney. Sounds like everything is going well with you and Patrick in Montgomery. Miss ya'll in T-town! Enjoy your summer off!

lindsay meek said...

I am glad you all had fun. I am more excited that you are here this week!! Can't wait to hang out at mom and dad's pool tomorrow. Love you.

Kristy said...

Lia, we named Cliff! Am, man. Update me with what you find... even if it's from the yearbook. I can't find mine--I thought they were at my parents! Sigh...