Thursday, August 30, 2007

Old Friends

This week has been a week to see some of my old best friends. Yesterday I was able to hang out with my one of my best friends from high school, Cori. She lives here in Utah but I've only gotten the chance to hang out with her a few times because she still lives about a half hour away. It's really crazy to me that she is pregnant with her third child already. I can't imagine having three right now. She's an incredibly good mom, though, so I know she can handle it. Today I was able to see Maren Winterrowd, another best friend from childhood. She just got off her mission to Boston a few weeks ago and I was so happy I got to see her for a bit. I am mad at myself because I forgot to get a picture of us together. Here are a few pictures of Cori, her kids, and Hannah, though.
Cori and Hannah

Her daughter, also named Hannah

Her son, Carter

The two Hannahs and Carter

After hanging out with a few good friends this month (including Stacy at the beginning of the month) I've realized how much I miss having good friends. It gets hard sometimes to make good friends with girls around here. Sure, Scott and I have couples that we hang out with every once in a while, but a girl's gotta have her own friends too. It seems that every time I start getting close to someone around here, they end up moving away. Now that Scott and I are serving in a Singles Ward it will be even harder. Oh well, I'm glad to have my husband and Hollie here to be my friends......and Hannah, even though she can't talk. I hope this blog doesn't sound like "poor me...I have no friends" because that's not what I mean. Having friends now is different than it used to be for me because I am not as close to them. I suppose that's probably usually how it is after you get married though. But someday it will be nice to live in a place where I have real neighbors and can make friends with someone without worrying whether or not they are going to move within the next year. For now, though, it was nice to have a chance to spend time with some old best friends.


Marc and Stacy said...

Cori and her kids are so adorable! (As are you and Hannah.) I miss her, I wish I was in Utah to see you all! Maren is home? Wow, how is she? I would love to see her too!!! Ya know, I feel like I've gone through the same friend dilemma sometimes too. I've been fortunate enough to keep good contact with you, and then make some good friends along the way, but definitely, I think its hard at this stage in life to be able to feel grounded and have solid friendships in your life. You hit the nail on the head that is what Scott is for. Sometimes, I think Marc and I step back and go...wait, we don't need to call friends or family to hang out, we have each other. That is the most amazing friendship. And although I really miss you and our friendship may not be close as it used to be when we were younger, that's what is meant to happen when we get married. To cling to each other. So I think you're doing the exact right thing Maran!!!
Tell Cori to do a blog!! I'd love to see more pictures of her and her cute family.
Love ya,

Mom said...

Maran, how neat that you got to see some old friends. Cori looks good. She has cute kids. How far along is she? I'm glad you got to see Maren. She is such a neat person. You have sweet friends. Its good to keep in contact throughut the years if possible. 'Cuz when all the kiddies are gone you and hubby can have friends to double date with etc. Your hubby is your best friend, but honestly sometimes we need another woman! Love ya Mom

kerrie said...

I can't believe Cori is on her third. Well, I guess I can...there is a girl my age with FIVE kids (no twins). I also can't believe that Maren is home from her mission. It seems like just yesterday you were saying goodbye to her.
As for probably won't ever be like it was in highschool now that you are married and have a kid, but like mom said, it is important to have a girlfriend to talk too. I didn't feel like I had one in Utah, except of course my sisters, but I feel like I've been able to make some good friends here in NC and it has really been helpful since Jake is gone most of the day. Anyway, I wish we lived closer so we could hang out.