|The last day of eighth grade, 1997|
Natalie, Anne, Michelle, Nancy, Merisa
There are three other equally-important members, and together the five of us formed a friendship that has withstood time, distance...
...and teenage mood swings.
We all were friends in seventh grade, but our friendship solidified in eighth grade. Eighth grade was truly a magical year...
ask any one of us, and we'll tell you the same thing.
We stayed friends through high school, but went our separate ways after graduation. We have kept in touch the best we can over the last ten years, but our chances to be all together have been few and far between as we've moved even further away and become busy with school, work, and families.
|2006 - Nancy, Natalie, Anne, Michelle, Merisa|
Last year, we were able to reunite for a few days to surprise Michelle at her baby shower.
It was a loooong drive, but the shocked look on Michelle's face when she saw us made every second worthwhile!
|2010 - Nancy, Merisa, Michelle, Anne, Natalie|
One of the most amazing things about our friendship is that no matter how long we've been apart, we can pick right back up where we left off. It's like we've never been separated -- our conversation doesn't skip a beat.
And let us tell you -- we can talk a lot.
After our baby shower weekend reunion, Mr. S said he was amazed at how much we could talk...and talk...and talk.
On May 21st, we were *thrilled!* to be together again,
this time to celebrate Natalie's wedding.
|2011 - Michelle, Merisa, Natalie, Nancy, Anne|
It was so fun to see each other, talk, and see each other's families.
Most importantly, it was fabulous to celebrate Natalie's happy day.
Congratulations, Natalie and Clint!!!
Between Natalie's ceremony and reception, we quickly zipped over to a bridal shower for another one of our longtime friends, Becky. Becky has been friends with Michelle since third grade and with Nan since seventh. Neither of us had seen Becky in almost four years, so we were so happy that we were able to see her for a few minutes and meet her awesome fiance.
We love you, Becky!!
It doesn't end there!!
As if that weren't enough fun,
Michelle came to stay with Nan for a week in
Yep, it was pretty exciting for us!
We haven't been able to spend that much time together in we don't know how long.
We had a great week talking, visiting the USU campus, discussing the Royal family, talking, eating, watching The Biggest Loser finale (thanks for hosting us, Hope!), talking, laughing, watching videos from Nan's 14th birthday party, talking, squishing Tiny S's cheeks, shopping, and talking.
We also had a blast....
Playing Beatles Rockband
|Channeling our inner Paul and Ringo|
Going out for Mexican at Cafe Sabor
|Nan ate beans! A Kodak moment for sure!|
|Check back next week for the recipe!|
And having a photo shoot with Brandi Lyn
|More photos coming soon!|