Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Roommates Reunite!!!

The last two weeks have been packed with visits from old roommates! Last week started with a visit from Matt and Eleisha. Later in the week, Maylene and Mark came which resulted in a visit from Nancy and Gretchen. This week, Allie was in town. So Sunny and Elizabeth came over on Monday, and Aubrey came over tonight. Why is it that those of us in Utah only get together when someone ELSE is in town? It was SO FUN catching up, letting Parker and Avery meet some new friends, and remembering why I loved college (and being embarrassed that many of these friends were around to witness me during those life-changing years!) While we're all very much the same, we're also very much different! Enjoy the pictures, then I'll tell you some of what's changed....

Gretchen, Robyn, Maylene, Nancy

Avery's all smiles with Aubrey


Avery, Aubrey, Allie, Robyn


Aubrey, Allie, Robyn

Parker and Zac

Kayden and Avery

Parker and Sydney

Here's what's different....

  • The hottest topic of conversation with Matt and Eleisha was my amazing new blender! Seriously, we all sat around trying to figure out what to blend next! I was like a proud parent showing off my baby! Much different than college days (and late nights) driving around with the intent of throwing eggs at boys' cars (I won't say whether the eggs were thrown or not...). Our kids played great, and we mixed away!
  • Maylene is definitely NOT the same Maylene who came running out of the bathroom in the dorms to announce to me and Nancy that she'd just gone #2. She didn't realize at the time that it was "visiting hours," and a boy happened to be in our room. Oops. She is now a cute mother of two. Parker ADORED Sydney!
  • Nancy (now pregnant with twins) is definitely not the VL Nancy of years past. She is definitely not the same Nancy that couldn't go to bed before 3 am and that pushed the snooze button for HOURS and HOURS (or maybe she is!) every morning. She's not the same Nancy I stood dancing with on the windowsills, or that I laughed so hard with walking home to the dorms that we both peed our pants.
  • Gretchen is NOT the same Gretchen who quoted Clueless daily, or that recruited me for several years of telemarketing! She's not the girl who talked marriage in missionary letters to the dorky boy from our freshman ward. Her hubby is WAY cooler! We now have little boys who share the same birthday (and are bound to be best friends!) and live a mile from each other!
  • Allie is definitely not the intimidating Allie I met years ago! Seriously...I was afraid of this southern belle with all the boyfriends! Now she's the cutest little mom who makes it so I see my friends I should see all the time at least once a year!
  • Elizabeth was never actually my roommate, but may as well have been since she was a previous roommate of all my other roomies. She's always been awesome at making me feel good about myself!
  • Sunny has changed from the crazy, hyper ball of energy to a soon-to-be mother of three! She still has a VERY infectious laugh...but is grounded enough to care for her kiddies! We used to make fun of Sunny for being our "brown" friend...now she has two cute "brown kids" and another on the way. I love calling Sunny to complain...she always helps me feel validated!
  • Last, but not least...Aubrey! Aubrey is DEFINITELY not the same Aubrey who screamed when she fell in the mud in the DR (actually when the donkey dropped her in the mud!) She's also not the Aubrey I bawled with in the airport in Mazatlan, Mexico because we couldn't get on our flight home! She's adventurous, competes in crazy races, and FINALLY STARTED A BLOG! YAY!

Everyone's changed, but for the better! I love that we share so many memories of when we were trying to figure out who we were, and that we're still friends! It's been a fun few weeks, girls! Thanks for the visits...come again soon! Maybe I'll find some incriminating pictures to go with the stories next time...

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15 comments:

Erin said...

What great friends...and what a cool blender!

It's always fun to laugh about the crazy days.... :)

Kimberly said...

I didn't even recognize Nancy. Her hair looks brown. Wasn't she blonde before? Anyway, sounds like a fun reunion!

Diane said...

I had to look twice at Nancy too. Do you remember how nervous you were that you were going to get a roommate your freshman year who was mean and boring? How funny! Nancy was perfect! It's fun to see all of you together. Fun memories! By the way...Aubrey looks so tan! Cute girls!

Gretchen said...

Look at those HOT Stover Hall girls!! I loved getting together and talking about old times! It's great that we still have so much to talk about... like the frequency of our children's poops! It was a fun little reunion!

Nicki said...

Awe, this was so fun to read and catch up on the old Stover gals!

Aly said...

Oh, that makes me wish I went to college so that I could have fun old roomates!!! It sounds like you guys had a blast together:)

Deanie's Diary said...

Good friends, good times! It is always great sharing memories.

Michael said...

I hope you told them all hello for me...especially Helen. Okay, especially all of them. However, I didn't meet Allie until Black Angus last year with the crazy, drunk waitress. It's funny to read about your college years, 'cause that's where I am right now.

Amber said...

I ADORED so many of my roommates and this post made me wonder what they would write about the many, many ways I have changed. I guess motherhood does that to ye. :-)

Allie said...

Thanks for being "homebase" for all the comings and goings. I loved seeing all of yall!

Cara said...

Wowzers! I can't believe all the visitors you had. And, I love the funny stories about each one. What a fun reunion!!!

Maylene said...

Thanks so much Robyn for letting us stay with you! I had so much fun catching up. I didn't realize you were hosting so many "reunions" this past month. Wow...I guess you are the coolest girl and that's why everyone wants to go hang out at your place. I had to laugh about all the funny things we used to do or say. I guess we have grown up...just a bit.

Kristin said...

Okay, that is so funny that last week was roomie week for you because I was in your neck of the woods and was so close to calling you up. My sister just moved to South Jordan from Denver and I went down there to help her get settled. I wasn't sure how close you were and it was so out of the blue that I didn't call, but now I'm wishing I would have! You were one of my all-time fav roomies!

Jen said...

Robyn -- Your blog is so fun! And, your kids are ADORABLE!! But, I have to admit that my favorite part of this post was seeing Nancy's PREGNANT belly! That just makes me happy.

Rachel Corbett said...

What a fun post! I missed this one till now. I love laughing about those days!