Tuesday, May 5
I had a weekend so fun, I can't even describe it, though I can try: relaxing, funny, entertaining, goofy, comfortable, nice, delicious, silly, achy, joyous, delightful, invaluable, cheerful, refreshing, cozy, easy, wacky, snug, hilarious, merry, amusing, noisy, priceless, laughable, uproarious, boisterous, rare, cherished, FULL of LAUGHTER, and once again, priceless.
Almost 9 years ago I met the greatest group of girls when I moved into the dorms at BYU. I've mentioned them before, but I have to tell you that they are some of the most remarkable women I know, and I'm not just saying that. There are 12 of us that keep in contact still, and out of that, 11 of us made our way to a resort in Scottsdale this weekend for a reunion of sorts. We've seen each other now and then, but never in a group this big, and never for this long of a time. And again, I can't even tell you how much fun we had.
It's remarkable to me that we've stayed in contact over this many years, but what's even more remarkable is that when we get together we just pick up and carry on as if no time has passed since the last time we've seen each other. It had been several years since I'd seen some of them, or only a few months since I'd seen others and yet it felt like no time had passed. But even more incredible is that in a group that size we all feel comfortable with one another--cliques don't form, there's none of that exclusive feel that tends to happen with women. We love each other, we are crazy together, we say stupid things in front of each other, we can talk about ANYTHING, and we have more fun than people should be allowed to have. Also, there's a chance that we all still have the maturity levels of a 12 year old (or maybe that's just when we're together?).
Did I mention they are all beautiful, inside and out? Check out the pictures, you'll see for yourself. Some stats about the twelve of us: we all graduated with a bachelors, one is in the process of getting her doctorate, and one has her masters (I think), and another is almost done with her masters program. 1 served a full time mission for the LDS church. 5 of us have kids (2 each), 2 are pregnant with their first, both due on the same day, both having boys. One is starting the adoption process. 10 of us are married (all in the temple), ranging from 6+ years to less than a year. One has already retired from a successful career, one is starting her own business. 5 live in Utah, 2 in California, 1 in Texas, 1 in Idaho, 1 in Maryland, 1 in Washington, and 1 in Arizona. Did I leave anything out ladies?
Now here's a whole lot of pictures:
And of course a big thanks to Jeremy for taking over my duties at home so I could go. And to my in-laws who fed my family most of their meals while I was gone!
On an unrelated note, there is an almost unrecognizable human being living in my house...stay tuned for my Wordless Wednesday.