Thursday, May 3, 2007

Me and My Gang.....

I feel really blessed to have a lot of really good friends! I was talking to my sister recently about friends we have from different phases of life...childhood, high school, college, mission, and now. I guess each friendship is different because you go through different things together and bond in different ways. I am happy to say that I still have really good friends from each phase of my life so far and I hope to keep it that way! Last night some of my really good college friends came over for a little mini-reunion. Allie and Jeff were in town (from Texas) with their little girl Emma. (I have three good friends with daughters named Emma--Mandy, Ansku and Allie--each Emma is adorable!) Anyway, Larry and Sunny brought their Nintendo Wii, so the boys hung out downstairs while we gabbed upstairs.
We don't have a lot of living room furniture, so we have to improvise when we have people over! Here's a picture of Allie and Emma...too cute!
From left to right: Elizabeth, me, Sunny, Emma, Allie, and Aubrey on the phone. My sophomore year at BYU I convinced my parents that I absolutely HAD to study abroad in the Dominican Republic or I would never learn Spanish. I honestly think that one of the reasons I went to the DR was so that I would meet Aubrey and Rachel (who now lives in Texas with her hubby and two kids). I came back from the DR and ended up living with Aubrey, Rachel and Eleisha (who now lives in Vegas with her husband and little boy Zac). Anyway, they already had a really tight knit group of friends, but they all welcomed me in and are now some of my best friends. Last summer we all got together for a weekend reunion. It was when Parker was about 2 1/2 months old. We were already in Utah for a Gadd family reunion...we went camping up at Spruces. Anyway, the camping trip was really fun, but really stressful and hard for me with a new baby. I was really hormonal and emotional anyway, but the minute Joe dropped me off for our little reunion I just started bawling! I felt retarded, but my friends were SO GREAT! They all understood, and lots already had kids of their own, so instead of thinking I was an idiot, they just took Parker for me and just let me talk and cry until I felt better and realized that nothing was really wrong in the first place! Anyway, to me this was a sign of true friendship. I think it had been a really long time since I'd talked to a few of these friends, but it felt normal from the beginning. I feel like I should end this mushy post by listing all of my good friends from different seasons of life, but I won't...I'm sure I'll have something to blog about each one of them at some point in time. The friends that came over last night were THRILLED to have their pictures on the internet. Anyway...that's all. Everytime I post something I feel like I'm writing an essay for school or something and have to have a really great ending, but it's just not happening this time, so...THE END!

7 comments:

Diane said...

I can't tell you how much I admire you and your ability to make and keep friends! They are so important in your life! You have always had friends who have lifted you up and helped you become who you are...so to them I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart! I love you all!

Ansku said...

I loved your post! You don't need a great ending for your stories, because the writing itself is already fun to read. :)
Keep up the good blogging! Love Ya!

Kimberly and Devon said...

I am glad you have so many good friends there in Utah. Your folding chairs reminded me a lot of the folding chairs that Dad used to pull out when we would have get togethers at the house. I think they were gray like yours. Remember how some of them used to have dried paint spills on them and stuff. I always feel the same way when I end a blog, I feel like it needs to sum up the whole blog in a good way or something--like an essay. But, "the end" was perfect!

Diane said...

"The End"...it is so you. Ok bye.

Sarah Beck said...

I miss everyone so much! I'm so jealous. Thanks for your post. It's so fun to see everyone together. Maybe if Steve's brother gets married this summer we'll be in Utah and I can stop by too!

Grandma Hand said...

Your blogs are so great that I just look forward to reading them and for you to keep your friendships from different times in your life is really special. I feel that I know all of them when you talk about them and this is truly a wonderful gift. "The end" is perfect. Love ya

thebalifamily said...

Robyn! Congrats on your baby! He is beautiful! You look very happy and seem to have a great network of friends. They are a great escape sometimes...well for me...ALL THE TIME!
Take care and lots of love to you!
Jennifer (Kunz) Balistreri
www.easysite.com/thebalifamily