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Monday, October 22, 2012

From a traveling duo to the pitter patter of baby feet

College is probably for some the most memorable years of their life.  I for one am very grateful for my college years for many reasons.  Obviously we are all grateful for the great education we received....right?  Maybe not that so much as the amazing friendships we made along the way.  I have Michigan State University to thank for some of the greatest friendships I could have ever imagined.  This blog post goes out to my dear friend Lisa Mitchell who just had a milestone event happen (you will learn later on in the post).  First off lets relive some great moments in this friendship........

It all started with this little activity one would call Crew (aka rowing). Now if you have never heard of crew let me give you a little insight.....it is the most physically demanding thing I have ever done in my life! 

Here is a pic to help you understand.  They are 8 or 4 person boats normally and you race down a river.  Well this is where it all started.  We met during this little sport and began a friendship that was bound to be inseparable.  Little did we know that we had the same interests and were connected by mutual friends....Agriculture, Barkow, and Potter
This was the gang....we spent most of our time and money at Leo's Lodge.  (I suggest anyone that travels to the Lansing area you eat there.....best food ever!!!!)  You tend to form a family while in college.  The people that you can always lean on and run to.  These were my people.   While we slaved away at college we got the bright idea to take spring break to Vegas....and that is when the traveling duo began!
In Vegas in front of Bellagio
In Chicago
We went from Vegas to Texas.  Then decided to try out Miami and many trips to Chicago.  Even took sailing lessons in Chicago.  It is the type of friendship that one calls the other and says lets go on vacation, we look online, find what we want, book it, inform the significant others, and off we go.  We also got on a groupon kick....anything that looked interesting we tried from sailing lessons to horseback riding lessons....why not?
Celebrating graduation together
The best part about our friendship is that we maintain it states away.  We can go weeks even months without talking and then when we meet up or call it is like we pick up where we left off.  Sometimes you never know if people realize how much they mean to you so that is why I writing this post.  I am so blessed to have such a great friend!!!
This dear friend of mine also just had an amazing event happen....SHE HAD A BABY!!!

I'm not going to lie...when she first told me she was pregnant I was extremely happy for her yet sad all at the same time.  It felt like my little compadre was gone.  Like I was now a lone ranger.  However thankfully that was not the case.  We still had adventures together and it was like nothing had changed.  Now she is a mother.  It is incredible how proud and excited and amazed you can be with someone!  Friend you amaze me everyday and I am so happy to be able to call you a friend!  I look forward to many more adventures together....with the little nugget too!
I guess this is what growing up is all about!

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