This is me and my best friends at my graduation party. Joie is on the left, I'm in the middle, and her boyfriend (now husband) is on the right. Number one, can I just say that I was so cute back then, and had no idea? Does anyone else look back and think about how you thought of yourself, and realize now that you were so cute and just didn't know it? lol
Anyway, on to why I really chose this picture. ;) Joie is that kind of friend that changes your life forever. I met her when I was in middle school... desperate for attention and having no clue who I was. Her family became my second family. I camped for the first time with them. I swam in their pool. We convinced a girl in 8th grade that we were really twins, but that our parents were divorced, and we lived with separate parents. lol I introduced her to Kurt, (on the left) and they are married now, with an absolutely adorable perfect little girl. I could count on Kurt and Joie to do pretty much anything for me back then... they were my glue. I'd date some weirdo guy and they still loved me. I broke up with Kurt's best friend, and he still loved me. (Though I have to admit, Kurt and I loved to butt heads, lol).
When I married Ross I lost contact with alot of my friends. I was in a different place... married, having kids, and they were all still in school. Then Kurt and Joie got married, they moved off to California, as Kurt was going to an amazing school out here for acting. (He is amazing). I lost contact with them for a few years, and it broke my heart. But every time I would talk to Joie, it seemed like no time had passed. She knows me better than anyone else. So... thank God for Facebook. :) And blogs. Because now I can talk to her any time I want... and I get to read her blog. ;) Some friends really are forever. :)