Saturday, November 10, 2012

A Growing Family

When a tiny, awkward, nerdy little version of myself moved to California in 2003, It was literally only days before I met my best friends. All three of us went to different schools (and couldn't have been more different in real life) but, thanks to church, we were pretty much forced into spending time together until we didn't need to be forced anymore and, of our own free will, became completely inseparable. We were SO joined at the hip that we honestly became known as "The Three Musketeers" and "The Three Amigas" by the adults in our church, something that is still referenced today.

Embarrassing photo from 2006 seminary class - I don't know what we were doing. 
2007 Seminary Class - Still Embarrassing 
Rainbow Brite, a Nerd and Supergirl, Halloween 2008

 Growing up, I was the weird one. I was (am?) socially awkward, with a love of SciFi and Medieval Fantasy. Bri (blonde hair) was the popular, social one, always in fashion with tons of friends and tons of boys chasing after her with their jaws dropped. Kasey (long brown hair) was the laid back one, pretty quiet with a love of nature and a carefree lifestyle. We were and are SO different, but somehow we complemented one another so perfectly that there was never a dull moment. 

Being weird in 2009

Still being weird in 2009 - prepping for a snowball fight in Big Bear, California

Senior Prom in 2010 

Now we learn the reason why I wrote this post today: Within one month of each other, both of my best friends have gotten engaged to great guys who they love very much. They are planning to get married within a few weeks of each other as well, so our family is going to be getting much bigger very soon. 

Welcome to the family, boys. You better take good care of my girls. 


Lauren said...

This is such a sweet post! That's so nice that you have such a close group of friends! Congratulations to them both!


Autumn said...

This made me smile. Congratulations to your friends and I love the silly photos of y'all growing up! I was the nerdy one in my group too haha

Kamille said...

my two best friends were also in my ward, but our nickname was not so nice...we were frequently called the "three blind mice." but i wouldn't have it any other way. love your blog!

Gaby said...

so sweet,i hope you get to go to their weddings!

Breenah said...

This is SUCH a sweet post :)

holly said...

Aww what a cute post! Seems like a fun bunch!

Ella-Lauren said...

I've recently stumbled upon your lovely blog...and have to just say this is a super sweet post! I love the "fun" you've shown of your past and the fact that these girls are considered family to this day (& always will be).

Reminds me so much of my friendships from the past that are still going strong today...even though I've moved to another country (America) from where we all grew up (Australia).

ifs ands Butts said...

so fun! love all the pictures, full of happiness!

Lil' Bit and Nan said...

I love all my girls so much! The three of you compliment each other so well. I am so proud of all 3 of you. I am also so grateful that I got to be a part of your wedding, Daryl, and that I get to help in some way or another with Bri and Kasey's wedding's. I love that the three of you are on a good solid path to happiness and are still best of friends, no matter the distance of miles/kilometers. This post brought tears of joy and love to my eyes.


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