With one of my closest friends from high school moving across the country (I swear this is the summer of moves!) I had to take the opportunity to get the old gang back together. Most all of us still live close & a lot of us still see each other on the regular, but not usually all together. Facebook is a glorious thing for tracking people down! A few quick messages & I had all the numbers gathered & I sent out a big group text.
Chaos ensued & I might have participated in THE most funny group text in the history of ever. 50% of what made it so great was that while I knew everyone’s number, not everyone else knew everyone’s number. Make sense? So as the big group text is going on, I had other texts coming in from friends saying, ‘who is 555-1234?’ We all quickly reverted back to our 15 year-old selfs, as the sarcasm & inside jokes flew. I had a moment where I thought, ‘what in the world would have happened if we could have all texted in high school?!?’
I honestly have so so so many cherished memories with these people & the older I get the more grateful I am for the good friends I had in high school. No one in this group was going to get away with too much without us calling each other on it & I’ve realized that is a rarity. To this day, some of these people are still my closest confidants. The people I can call no matter how much time as passed & say, ‘what do you think?’ and know they will tell me what I need to hear…even if it isn’t what I want to hear.
While none of us got into much trouble…with the exception of sinking a car, we had so much fun together. The boys were always planning bonfires, lake trips, rappelling, hiking, you name it, we were going. The girls…well we were always up for it & it was always a rule that you had to get in the water if you were on the boat. No exceptions.
the originals + spouses
And while I loved the ‘originals’ I might love some of their spouses even more! Really. It was such a fun night to re-live all our antics with some stories growing over the years & some stories I never even remembered! We determined we have to do it again.
photo credit: Kara Pothier, my favorite spouse.