Alright, as if you haven’t been able to tell yet I have a bit (understatement) of an obsession with my fabulous sisters, and today we’re celebrating another one’s birthday! One of my sweetest, dearest, favorite friends is turning 25 today! I’m wishing a Happy Happy Birthday to Mandy! If you’ve been keeping up, you know that I’ve been blessed with some pretty awesome roommates over the years (Lizzi in London, Camille in the annex,) but my first sister roommate was Mandy. We moved into the house together our sophomore year, and lived there again our junior year. (Plus, you could just go ahead and consider her Camille and I’s third roommate senior year.) As I’ve mentioned before, I am quite aware I was not the easiest person to live with. I’m kind of messy, can have some pretty intense mood swings, she might have had to listen to “Tracks of my Tears,” “Piano Man,” and “Tiny Dancer” about three thousand times, and never gave me too much of a hard time about my enthusiasm for Kyle XY. Junior year fall was a “little” stressful with my unexpected term serving on exec. and the constant knocks on our door at three olock in the morning to tell me that the kitchen was having electrical problems, they couldn’t get ice out of the machine, or oops locked out can you call the locksmith? (I’m telling you, when these random requests stop life’s normalcy feels weird for a while.) This girl is amazing though, she’s smart and funny and has one of the kindest hearts you’ll ever know! She’s a loyal friend, and she sticks by through thick and thin. We have been through so much together, and I have been so unbelievably blessed by our friendship. (I am super super excited because she’s coming to town in two weeks for homecoming YES!) I have countless memories with this girl. Some of the things that come to the forefront of my mind pretty quickly are our old days in the house, it felt like summer camp all the time. We built blanket forts in our room, and would stay up all hours whispering about endless things from our bunk beds until one of us fell asleep. We watched ridiculous amounts of Nancy Grace and news coverage on bizarre events. We tutored at Grace Mission together, and took our mentees on little outings. We road tripped to the beach and Thomasville. She’s the one who’d call the cops when my phone gets stolen in the middle of the night, or brings me crackers at four am when I’m complaining from the other side of the room that I feel like death from our cinnamon drinks. I think about the excitement of her engagement, or the night she asked me to be her MOH. Screaming through a scary haunted house, the katrillion number of times we got ready for events together – always ready to throw on a crazy costume. What’s crazy to think is that we’ve been friends for about six years now, and the amount of bonding we’ve packed into that time. I’m wishing this special person a very happy birthday and year full of great things to come!
One of our first roomie pics!
Pre-littles for all of us 🙂
Oh you know, we just had Stacia help us make matching lady bug dresses, haha.
Omgsh, such a fun night – Jacki’s Waltz and epic evening at Chubbies. Also the night we jumped in the fountain and I drowned that poor phone.
Winter Formal Sophomore year!
Spring Break in the Keys sophomore year.
Tiffany and Gary’s wedding!
Jacki’s wedding in St.Augustine
This one was on our door’s bulletin board for a while
Girl’s beach weekend
Pier Park in Panama City
GREEK meet and greet 🙂
Mandy’s 21st purple Princess 🙂
Another favorite…some random biker bar in Oveido, getting invited to birthday parties…
Oh just filling in on phones at the hotel pre-Carly’s wedding
Oh a fave moment…just chatting on the phone at the Inn Between.
Beth’s Tutu 22 Waltz
Our awesome shirts we borrowed from Eryn, haha
Rockstar social, hence the ridiculous outfits…
Senior year semi-formal
Island exploring adventure on the cruise
Senior year spring break cruise with our new FSU almuni friend at Senor Frogs.
We were sad it was our last social!
Senior bar crawl night!
Spring Formal senior year! (Our last one :()
Senior banquet night
Our last night before graduation, hanging out at the Inn Between…
Finally riding the electric golf cart, bucket list check haha
Rehearsal dinner night!
Beautiful bride on her wedding day! (I was honored to be her maid of honor.)
Deb ball fun!
Reunited for a little summer visit!
Hanging out in the back room at Water Works on a fall visit
Girls weekend last spring!