Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Ode to the A.B.E

What is A.B.E? The alphabet? Some kind of code word?

How about a bestie friendship? Right!

A=Ashlee: I've known this woman since the very beginning of 8th grade. I thought she was Hispanic(she still hates me for that), and she thought I was a floozy because my shirt was a little low cut. Little did we know that it was the start of a beautiful friendship. We bonded over our sewing class and the fact that the teacher had a bald spot on the back of her head. We were inseparable all the way up though high school and have remained besties ever since.

B=Brady: Brady and Ashlee have been friends since they were like months old. Literally. They have grown up just a few houses away from each other and are still there to this day. Brady and I initially met probably in jr. high. I don't even remember. All I know is that Brady HATED me. We've come to the conclusion that it was because he felt like I was taking Ashlee away from him. Throughout the years we never really hung out or even talked. However once Brady came home from his mission, an instant friendship was formed and we've been besties ever since.

E=Emily: That's me. The last part of the trio.We don't really need to know more about me because well, it's me. We know me.

These two are my breathes of fresh air. No matter the situation or what we are doing, we can find humor in everything. We have so many inside jokes, half that we don't remember, that we still quote on a daily basis. We can text each other one word and the other person is cracking up. We have more fun together than most and we love it that way. Our bestie birthday traditions are legendary and we always try to go over the top every year.

I know that I can always go to these guys no matter what and they are always there for me. We've been through all sorts of different things together and our bond just keeps going stronger. Our last big hurrah happened this past weekend. Ashlee and Brady came down to St. George to help us move into our home. We have an amazing, fun last weekend together before we had to say our goodbyes.

Watching them drive away was definitely one of the hardest parts of this move aside from saying goodbye to our families. I couldn't stop crying and my heart had it's final heartbreak as the last link to our home faded into the review mirror. I know our bestie-ship is never going to end. We will be in constant contact with each other and are going to visit whenever we can. We're going to continue our Halloween tradition and watch Hocus Pocus all together at the same time even though we're far apart. We are going to survive being so far apart.

Real Friendship Knows No Distance

I love you guys forever.

Friday, May 10, 2013

5 Days

We move in 5 days people.

We're excited yet nervous but I'm sure that's normal. I can't wait to be there but I'm not ready to leave here. I'm ready to be on our own but not ready to leave my family. I'm ready to have a house full of space but will surprisingly miss our little bedroom. I'm ready to have lots of people come visit us but it's going to break my heart not to see my mom every day or have my besties just a few blocks away.

I know all these feelings are normal but moving is hard. This is the town where we met, where we fell in love. This is the town where I met my besties. This is where I really grew up and got to know myself. This town is our home.

Now St. George will be our home. We'll make new memories there. New adventures will happen and we'll enjoy every minute of it. Nothing however, will compare to the family and friends we have here. Our lives are changing and we just have to hold onto each other for the ride.

So where does that leave us? With 5 days. 5 days to finish packing. 5 days to keep working. 5 days to make all the final arrangements and have everything ready down there for us. 5 days to spend every possible minute with our friends and family that we can. 5 days to say our goodbyes. 5 days until I cry the whole drive down to our new home.

To everyone we don't get to see before we go, we love you and will miss you.

I know it's not goodbye forever, just goodbye for now.