Tuesday, April 26, 2011


As of tonight I have..
-9 classes
-1 presentation
-1 quiz
-1 lab
-3 tests
-4 finals

That stands between me and this..

It sounds terrible when I lay it out like that, I like to think of it as 14 days. Sounds much, much better.

Now that the final countdown is on, alllll I can think about is being home with these 2. I am SO sad that the three of us will only get to be together for 2 weeks before Al leaves us, but 2 weeks is better than none.

Summer is my favorite time of the year. What's not to like? The sun is shining, sunglasses, sun tans, sun everything (pending mother nature decides to be kind) and the most we have to worry about is what time we will start laying out. Senior year summer was one of the best couple months of my life, spending almost every day with my Tess and Al before we left each other for the first time. As nervous and anxious as we were to leave, we lived up every day like it was our last day together.

Life changes. Especially once you start a new chapter. Did I ever think I would be able to go a day without seeing this face?
 yeaaah right. I think it's safe to say I've seen this face almost every day since 1st grade. How in the heck was I going to go a day without it? Scary thought. But we did it. Two years in a row we've done it. It's a funny thing how once you've been friends with someone for so long you could go days without talking or seeing each other and pick up right where you left off. Luckily, we didn't go days without talking, seeing each other was much more sparse than we were used to but we made do. I cannot imagine growing up without you by my side licstick. Words can't explain how lucky I am to have a best friend like you. You know how to make me laugh even when we're apart. And make me laugh, you do. So. Much. I am going to miss you so, so much this summer. I'm not going to know what to do with myself when you leave, I won't have you to meet me half, something we've done from the time you moved into the neighborhood. 

Did I ever think I would be able to deal with only getting these kisseys once a year?
Faaar from it. Unlike me and Al, Tess you decided to run far, far away. Leaving Al and me in the same state alone. Unsupervised visits. Usually you are here to mediate for us, you're one trusting girl. Just kidding about the mediating. But not really :) Technology has been a godsend the past two years. Only being 2/3's complete half the time is no fun. I love waking up to good morning texts and being able to hear every detail of your day just like I was there and did it all with you. What am I going to do when you LEAVE THE COUNTRY on me?! I've learned to deal with you leaving the state, but the country. Limited contact? You are killing me. But I know that you will have a blast this summer and I am so excited for you. And I love you and will miss you so much and can't even think about going a day without talking to you!

It is going to be such a weird, weird, lonely summer without you two. But I know you will both be off doing such wonderful things having so much fun! I'm so excited to hear all your stories so hurry home to me :) But, no need to worry about you leaving just yet because we will have 2 weeks of pure bliss the three of us. And I cannot wait.

I can't imagine my life without you two, words can't express just you mean to me, I could get all sappy and confess my undying love, need and admiration for you both but no need for tears. This is happy times, we've got this distance thing down pat.

Distance never separates two three hearts that really care, for our memories span the miles and in seconds we are there. But whenever I start feeling sad because I miss you I remind myself how lucky I am to have someone so special to miss.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

a semester in pictures

It's all so surreal. Today is April 20th, in less than 25 days (22 to exact, AH) it will be time to pack up and move home. Literally feels like just yesterday we were moving in, trying to make this place ours. I feel like we've done a pretty darn good job. Here is first semester (clearly I'm a little late, forgive me)

we moved in..

we had our first meal of many together (at 10pm, after we realized we had zero power in the kitchen)..

 we reunited with the boys..
 Mariah entered her last year as teenager..
we became mothers..err Mariah did..to Cappy..the dirtiest, laziest fish you'll ever encounter..may be it was the Rum someone fed him one night..

made a quick trip to vermont..

al came to visit and everyone got to meet her crazy self..
I entered my last year of being a teenager and we had our first party..
we stayed busy in the kitchen..

 We temporarily had a pet spider..
 everyone got to taste momma lem sauce and meatballs for the first time and their lives all changed a little bit..

greens and beans was introduced..again, lives changed..
 our favorite turkey burgers were made for the first of many times..
 we got inventive and made our own pumpkin..
 that later became pumpkin muffins..
 carved pumpkins, that resembled things..except mine..whose having an identity crisis..
clearly had the best costumes on the block..
drank lots of butter beer and butterscotch-flavored treats..
 mariah and emily took over the kitchen for the first time and succeeded..
 we failed miserably at making this cookie..
 but to make up for it, made the most delicious s'more cookies
we decorated our tree the day after thanksgiving break..

 made delicious treats..

 had a Christmas party..
 love, love, love our neighbors..
 and jenny!
 no party is complete without shots all around..
love our boys..
 Santa stopped by...

we missed each other so much we had to come back over break..
 to do wild and...
 crazy things..

On a whole we...
drank too often..
 never had a dull moment...
 learned quickly emily would lose her head if it wasn't attached..
 baked, a lot. and at odd hours (that's 1:44 am)...
 made and served hundreds of jell-o shots..
 learned having your own apartment is not fun. like cleaning to toilets not fun..
there can never be too many taylor swift jam sessions.
not everyone likes glitter..but that won't stop me..

stay tuned for this semester!