Here's a group of us girls while we were in college in beautiful Gunnison, CO. Left
to Right are Hope, Rachel, Me, Alaina, Jessie and Lily.
Needless to say, we took our studies very seriously.
Seven years later... There are some different chicas in these pictures, but the girl power we all have...
Wow! Clockwise from top left are Hope, me, Nikki, Jess, Alejandra, Echo, Jodi and Jessie. GIRLS RULE!
These two below are brothers, Bill on the left and Steve on the right. Steve and I went
to high school together, too. Their family heralds from Massachusetts and I just love listening to them talk to each
other. I love my memory of Steve as the fire chief (with the Jose Cuervo bandana) that night at Camp Up-over-there-in-the-woods
and the difference between a poking stick and a poking staff.
This is my buddy, Celia. She'll kill me for posting this particular photo, but it's just capturing her at such a great
moment, I couldn't resist. Celia and I met when we were ten and have been friends ever since. We never lived in the same town
or really hung out with the same friends, and maybe that's why our friendship has stood that test of time? We were pretty
much opposites as kids in a lot of respects, she's blonde, I'm not, she's athletic, I'm not, (wait, so things haven't changed
since we were kids) but they say that opposites attract. We're like the Yin and Yang of small town Virginia. And we're still
making waves when we get together.
A special congratulations goes out to
Celia and Bronson who announced that they're getting married! I wish them both the best in their journey together!
Celia and Bronson are getting married in October, 2002. She
asked me to be a bridesmaid in their wedding! I am thrilled to be a part of it, and I am truly happy for them both!
Silly boys... Here are some other long time friends. Left to right are Elliot, his brother Phil and my buddy Lou. I graduated
high school with Lou and Elliot. Lou teaches grade school right now and Elliot is a student of art and life. This picture
was taken at Lou's birthday.
Lou and I were roommates for over a year in college. Before
that, we took this road trip across the country because friends of his were getting married in Virginia. We had a BLAST.
We stopped for the first night in Kansas and stayed at friends of my grandparents. We were driving just ahead of this
monstrous storm. It was intense, we ate at a restaurant and just watched the torrential downpour outside. The
next night we made it to Indiana, I think, and there were bugs the size of baseballs out there. We sneaked into the
pool and Lou mastered doing flips from the side. There were these people who were practicing scuba diving there.
After the wedding (which I have pictures of that I should post, Ben all hammered and hung over the next day!) we stayed in
VA Beach and got caught up in a hurricane. Crazy! Then we went to Georgia and had this campsite that we could
just swim up to, that's where Lou swears he saw this UFO. I don't remember, but I wouldn't doubt it. Then we stayed
a couple days in New Orleans, that was awesome. I finally got my fake ID taken away there (of ALL places, lol) but it
was the end of our trip so I didn't care. Afterward, we traveled to Oklahoma and I saw the most amazing sunrise.
I woke up Lou, who wasn't as amazed as I was, lol, but life's short, catch the sunrises, right? Then we came home.
I'll always remember that trip, buddy, and I'm glad I did it with you!
Justin is my favorite bartender. He has this poster of shots and how to make them, then he's got a little rubber arrow that
you throw at the poster. Whatever shot it lands on, Justin will make for you. Love that!
Here's a blast from the past! My girlfriend, Amy G.,
on the right and her sister Tina. Amy and I went to school together in the fourth grade and haven't seen each other
since! This February she flew to Colorado for a visit and a trip down memory lane! We had a great time.
She had never been to CO so I tried to pack in all bazillion miles into one weekend. It was tiring but fun!
My friends Keith and Nikki got married this summer. I was out of town visiting Celia but I saw the pictures and had to post
a couple here. They married at the church at Red Rocks which is just a beautiful atmosphere and the whole ceremony had a
fairy tale theme. The ladies were all dressed in fairy gowns and the men all had kilts.
Going with this fairy tale theme, check out their wedding cake! WOW!
This is my friend Andy, and his girlfriend Chi. Andy's younger brother, Fred, and I were in the same grade in school. Fred
and I met the summer after 5th grade, at the same fine arts academy that Celia and I attended. I didn't meet Andy for several
years after that. We became fast friends and hung out with a group while we were in high school. Andy introduced me to groups
like the Police, the Connells, Alphaville, and others that I still listen to today. He always listened, never judged and
had the oddest sense of humor, and we all loved him for it. Andy lives in California today doing computer stuff. I miss him.