I have very exciting news!!! I am traveling to heaven in June...at least according to my friend Sara :-). Sara grew up in Oregon and spent our entire freshmen year at BYU talking about how and why Oregon is heaven on earth. My version of heaven right now is a trip all by myself without having to worry about taking care of anyone else and either way, heaven will be visited soon!
Sara, Liz and I met our freshmen year of college when we all lived in the same hall of the dorms. We did lots of crazy things together, typically as a result of Sara's spontaneous personality - including missing a week of school to take a trip to Ireland.
Sara introduced us to Kim, Caroline, and Brooke and the 6 of us decided to live together off campus the following year.
We loved our ghetto fabulous Park Place apartment and helped each other through a lot of ups and downs...hosting lots of parties in between (including Mike's band Leisure, which of course was my personal favorite :-).
I believe each of these girls played a big part in the course that I ultimately followed with my degree in International Development and I admire each of them in so many different ways.
Now, 2 missions, 5 marriages, 5 kids and nearly 1 MD and 1 PhD later we are going to spend a weekend together in Oregon's heaven. I missed the last reunion at Caroline's wedding because I was due to have Addie in a few weeks, but am so excited to be completely free for this trip...no baby growing inside my belly and no one relying solely on me for food either! If only Brooke could come the group would be complete, but really arranging a meeting of 5 out of our 6 very busy lives is pretty good this time around!