[Now that I received pictures I can do a proper post:)]
There once was a group of five lovely ladies who had a sense of humor all their own. They decided to call themselves the "Fab Five" because it was perfectly ridiculous. These women met when they were naive little freshmen in college, almost ten years ago [gasp!].They grew up together. They cried together. They did lots of laughing together. They laid around on couches for obscene amounts of time together, analyzing the world/boys/school/life. They shared their wardrobes, dreams, fears, and goals in life---all while sharing their bedrooms, too. And of course, they took an absurd number of pictures together through the years, to document their friendship.
Then something crazy happened: they started wearing diamonds on their ring fingers, changing their names, and dressing up in bridesmaid dresses. The Fab Five transitioned into life's next phase slowly but surely.
Wedding #1: Kim married Mark on September 16, 2006. Her engagement overlapped Julia's and her wedding was emotional for all of us [okay, some more than others]:
Wedding #2: Julia married Nate on May 27, 2007. Her engagement overlapped Hannah's and her wedding yielded the creepiest of Fab Five pictures. It was a serious day:
Wedding #3: Hannah marries Michael on August 25, 2007. Julia learns that being a Matron of Honor requires significant amounts of Xanax because speeches are scary!
Wedding #4: Kristen will marry Will on May 2, 2009: engaged December 4, 2007.
Try to watch the following series without grinning ear-to-ear:
Wedding #5: Lindsey will marry John, engaged July 12, 2008. No talks about The Date just yet, the girl has only been engaged a few days, people!
Again, I dare you to view these images without saying, "Awwwwww":He gave her a flip book, with pictures of him holding the signs " Will You Marry Me?"
He hired a photographer to catch this moment, but poor Lindsey had no clue. She went into the ugly cry and stole John's sunglasses to hide the evidence.
Then he tells her, "Oh yeah, we are being photographed right now."
And so, the story of continues. More laughter, memories, and pictures to follow their future transitions in life. Even if one of the ladies lives in The Great North, their friendship remains--- enhanced by emails, phone calls, and many gallons of expensive gasoline. And it's all worth it:)
Does anyone else have a core group of girls going through these transitions together? Isn't it fun?