We only saw each other at church, for sleepovers and play dates. As we got older we led youth group together and while normal high school friends normally have some type of drama, that never happened with Caroline and me. We had limited time together and we didn’t deal with the everyday drama that I saw happening on the cheerleading squad and between other friends. I honestly think that our friendship put a high standard on friendships early on and neither one of us really settled for dramatic relationships in high school because we knew that it didn’t have to be like that! When drama did enter our lives, we could talk to each other about it because we were at different schools and so we were unbiased! It was such a gift!
That gift continued through college and then I got married. We’ve stayed in touch, but not as much as we’d like…. but the thing is, when you’ve been friends for almost 3 decades, you don’t have to talk every month to be able to catch up and it not be awkward. Just the other day I called Caroline and had an honest, genuine conversation and it was out of the blue. Last summer we hadn’t seen each other in MONTHS and yet we headed to Alaska and lived with Caroline for a week and had a blast! That’s the gift of a lifelong friendship! Now our friendship is entering into another new season and it’s so exciting!!!! …..
…..CAROLINE IS GETTING MARRIED!!!! I’ve been anticipating this season for so long and I couldn’t be more excited for her!! This past year we were introduced to Brandon and we knew this was a good thing. Caroline was herself when she was around him, and he loves and appreciates everything about the way Caroline was raised… from farm life to her love of the water and adventure… Brandon gets it. They were made for each other!! Michael and I can’t wait for their wedding (which is going to be here before we know it!) and we really can’t wait to share their engagement session with you! We took these at Brandon’s cabin on the water and it was the perfect location for them!!! Enjoy my favorites!!!!