In with the old

There's this song, 'Everybodys Free to Wear Sunscreen. Call it cheesy or call it good advice.  It came on the radio the other day, and I cant help but love this line...

"Understand that friends come and go, but for the precious few you should hold on.  Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography, in lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young."

I feel this is so true!

Everyone needs someone who can see them in different lights.
 Dim lighting, for the times you need a little understanding, and harsh lighting for the moments, you needed to be smacked on the head and steered in the right direction.  I am greatful for one of my best friends, Meagan who has been this friend to me.

Meagan was one of my first roommates in Hawaii and for some reason just looked out for me and never stopped. 

Ex:  One week I didn't have time to do laundry, and was out of underwear, so I was wearing swimsuits to class.  I came home one day to a pair of hers set delicately on top of my bed with a note saying I should never feel afraid to ask her for ANYTHING.

She has become more like a sister to me and I was so thankful to reunite with her over the holidays!

Some of my favorite memories of her include: biking, going on adventures, planning parties, baking treats, and chaperoning teens on blind dates.

We made some new memories in Arizona with her adorable baby boy, Milo! 

Milo is the happiest baby ever and never stopped smiling!

  It was so awesome to see Meagan and Jordan as parents.  

You know you have a good friend when you just find so much joy in doing the simplest things together.

One of my favorite nights we just did a sewing project and chatted,  another night we went to see the movie Hugo together, shopped the clearance racks, sipped on soda, ate tons of hot tamales, and  strawberry licorish that were to die for.
Meagan's trademark advice is to always "follow your heart". 

 Jordan is an expert with cacti.  I belive, behind him is some cows tounge or prickely pear.

After a few days with Megs, I traded in the warm Arizona sun for the biting cold of Utah.  So happy to see some familiar faces...

I visited my friend and roomie Nicole and played in the snow and met her sweet family.

Toured beautiful temple square 

Met Nicoles dog Ruffie who I wish I could adopt.  He is the ultimate trickster.  He can even jump on top of your back.  Nicole said he used to belong to an Australian Olympian.  I belive he could have been an Olympian himself because he is seirously the most professional dog Ive ever come across.

I also stayed with one of my sweet friends Sarah Beth who I hadn't seen in 2 years, since she served her mission in San Diego.  Sometimes we just start laughing for no reason and cant stop. I missed her so much and it was the best to crack up with her again. 

This series of photos were taken by this darling latin man who Im assuming is a professional photographer. Each shot was pure gold.  He kept making comments like "pretty good eh?"  when we were reviewing the photos.

Tristan started crying he was laughing so hard at the picture quality.

Also I got to see my sweet roomie from Jerusalem, Kathleen.  She is a a fellow Vegetarian and even though she was busy with finals, we were able to chat and eat linguine!

I loved touring around.   Im so thankful for each special person who has come into my life and made it rich!

Love is food for the soul


Clark said...

Your visit to utah looked fun. I just moved here so I barely missed you! Shoot. As always, its great to read your web log and see what you're up to Marni. Lets catch up soon!

Meagan said...

I don't know why it took me so long to read this post, but it was wonderful to have you come and visit. I love you marns