Friday, August 29, 2008

Best Friends

I was going through some of my old pictures and it made me think back on my life. One thing that really stuck me as I was thinking is that I have always been blessed with really good friends . My friends have really helped shape me into the person I am today so I'd like to do a little tribute to some of the best friends I have had throughout my life.
Jodi is the first best friend I remember having. From the time I was three until I was about 8 my family lived in California. My family and Jodi's family were really close so I spent a good portion of my young childhood playing with Jodi. Our favorite thing to do was play Barbies. We would play for hours and hours at a time. Even when I was a teenager and I came to visit Jodi we would still get out the Barbies and play. Jodi was and is such a great friend. I love that I am still able to keep in touch with her and her cute little family!
I met Kelsea at church shortly after I moved from California to Las Vegas. She was two years older then me but that didn't keep us from becoming fast friends. I have so many great memories from the good times we shared together. I am surprised our parents made it through our preteen and teenage years without killing us because Kelsea and I were always up to mischief. Kelsea is one of my favorite people to spend time with because she always makes me laugh. When my family moved to Mississippi when I was 17 and I stayed behind in Las Vegas, Kelsea was the person that helped me get through it. She kept me busy so I didn't miss my family so much.
I met her through my cousin Theresa and in 7th grade we had a bunch of classes together. We became fast friends and our friendship only grew throughout high school. Stacey and I were roommates out freshman year of college at BYU and we had the time of our lives. Stacey has always been such a great example to me. She is so smart, funny, cute, and kind and she always tried her hardest to be best person that she can be.
I have known Theresa my whole life because she is my cousin. When we were younger we fought A LOT, usually over silly things like who could cut straighter and whose siblings were cuter. As we have gotten older we have become better and better friends. Theresa makes sure to keep in touch with me and lets me know what is going on in her life. I love this because sometimes I get lonely here and I miss conversing with friends. I am so grateful to have Theresa not only as my cousin but also as my friend.

No best friends list would be complete without mentioning my ultimate best friend Jared. I feel so blessed to be married to my best friend and there is no one I'd rather spend this life and the next with.

I really appriciate all the friends I have had throughout my life. I think it is so great to have things like blogs where I can check and see how all of you are doing. It makes me so happy to see the people that you all have become!


Theresa said...

ah,.. love you pal. Even though I know the secret that skittles is really your favorite cousin.. hahaha. but I notice he didn't make the list so I guess I'll settle for that concession haha. I get to be the best cousin,. he gets to be the favorite,.. I can live with that. :) Miss you already and you've only been gone for oh what,.. a week ? haha. I'm glad you're home though with jdawg,.. he can't live without you.

BDN said...

Well done, KT. This made me think about my own friends, and I was reminded of how great my friends are. :)

Cynthia said...

This is so great. You are such a great sis and you are beautiful. Also, you did an amazing job on BDN's pics. I really like them! Well done! Love you!

Jodi Jean said...

awwww what a great post! friends are the best ... and i agree ... blogging is such a good way to stay connected with people from the past. i LOVE it. it's been fun to re-connect with you after all this time.

Summer and Hunter said...

That was a really nice post-but I got very distracted by your gorgeous wedding pic! I've never seen any of them and I request another post showing some off.

Thank you for considering this request.


Shayla said...

I love this post. What a great idea! I think more people need to put a "best friends" post on their blog. It was so fun to read. Maybe I'll do it one of these days. Of course I'd have some major picture-digging-up to do. And then I might run the risk of offending somebody that I left off... Hmm. Maybe not. But I sure enjoyed reading yours!

Theresa said...

yeah,.. that's my problem. ... not sure who would be sad at not being on my best friends list. There's a lot of people that are up there,.. just not on the tippy top. I'd probably put oh,... 3 people on it. Dan KT and Stacey.