Saturday, April 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Randi!!!!!

How do you tell your best good friend that you love her on her birthday? Scan OLD and embarrassing pictures of her and post them on your blog of course! I'm sure most of these pictures will be just as if not more so embarrassing for me but here goes.
I've known this girl for 18 years. She was the new girl from Oklahoma that transferred to the huge school that was BHS back in 1991. We met in dance class and the rest, as they say, is history!
Some of my greatest moments and adventures in life have happened when she was right by my side. We've lived apart for 10 years now but are still as close as ever. Every time we get together it's like nothing has changed. Deep down we are still those two silly teenage girls (but now with better hair and clothes...you'll see what I'm talking about in a minute).
She is the most loyal friend I have ever had. She drops everything when I need her. She makes me laugh. She is an amazing mother and gave to me the honor of being "Aunt Jenn" to three of the most wonderful children ever born. She puts up with me complaining when I need to complain. She has seen me embarrass myself or act like an idiot hundreds of times on more than one occasion and loves me anyway. She's seen me through some really tough times. She gets me. She loves to shop as much as I do. She loves chocolate even more than I do and we always find excuses to eat junk food when we're together (and not feel bad about it). She really loves Julianne and is a great "Aunt". I could go on and on about how much I love this girl. She is a part of me. But instead of going on and on with words I'll continue with pictures.....


High school graduation (apparently we weren't good enough friends yet for her to tell me to wax my brows!)


One of our many trips to Disneyland (apparently Guess was in and so were fanny packs!)

Who doesn't have a picture in front of the big thermometer on the way to Vegas?



Celebrating Randi's 21st birthday in San Diego (that is her signature move by the way)



Celebrating my 21st birthday in Vegas



She was such a good sport when I hired her a stripper for her bachelorette party (this is the only picture I could post of that evening)!

See, I told you it was her signature move!

At my engagement party




At Randi's baby shower (just a few weeks before Abbie was born)

And, just in case you wanted to see a more recent pic....here we are just a few weeks ago in Mexico!


Now, if only I had an embarrassing picture of Randi doing that thing she used to do that made me call her Gumby. Oh wait.....I do!
You're the best friend a girl could ask for. I always wanted a sister and I finally got one...when I was 15. 1991 was a good year for me. I found you and Shaun! I love you friend and hope you have a wonderful birthday!

2 comments:

Randi said...

Wait a minute while I wipe away a few tears! We have had some wonderful times and you mean the world to me! Thanks for all of the things that you said and for the trip down memory lane. I am so lucky to have found a "sister" in you as well. One thing is for sure; my life would not be the same without you! Wait, make that two things....I am not a flexible as I used to be!

Monica @ Writer Chic said...

Sniff. I want a Randi. Where can I get one?

What a sweet post. You are blessed, indeed.

I just wanted to pop over and say hi and thanks for "delurking" on my recent post. It was originally just intended to out the anonymous person who, basically, told me to rock Seth more, but I'm haivng fun seeing who my other "regulars" are, too!

I'll be back to read more of your blog, too. Your daughter is a gem! So beautiful.