Kevin and I were in Ann Arbor, MI this past weekend for one of my best friend's weddings. This was the first time I've seen any of my closest friends since moving to Minnesota. It was a BIG deal. I left after five days with a hoarse voice, probably due to the fact that I have not talked or laughed this much in a looooong time.
These friendships make me think of Phoebe's lobster philosophy early on in Friends - obviously she's talking about romantic love between Ross & Rachel, but I'd like to think it also applies to my friendships. They are my lobsters! As Ashlie put it on Saturday, we're on the forever friendship train, destination: eternity, no getting off.
These are the friends that comfortably embrace the toilet humor that would embarrass anyone else, the ones who know your most intimate stories, the ones that love you through your ugly cry no matter the reason, the ones that you can unload all the feels onto and need no words in return, the ones who allow you to grow as you need but also keep you accountable. It's truly such a gift. And one that our husbands and "sig-o's" (as Elise has labeled them) have been absolute heroes for embracing, cherishing, and becoming a part of.
Life moves forward for us all, and we have to fight more and more for that quality face-to-face time, but I haven't been disappointed thus far. I'm excited to be on this forever friendship train with these incredibly special people.
Also, Elise & Joey's wedding was incredible: beautiful ceremony, tear-jerking speeches & first dance, and all around wonderful community time.
Above was at the rehearsal dinner with the happy couple! And below our dear Elise - such a STUNNING bride!
The wedding was a blast. How could it not be when I have such a handsome date? He's quite accustomed to being with a bridesmaid ;).
Since it was a Friday wedding, Saturday was mainly just spent with all our peeps. Boston, Ohio, Duluth, Houston, Phoenix, Virginia, etc. We come from so many places, but ours hearts are together!
And finally, a Sunday send-off brunch with this wonderful group of friends. Not pictured: my waterfall tears from all the goodbyes.