Every year during either the first or second weekend in December our group of college friends gets together for a little Christmas get together. I blogged about it in 2008 and last year.
All but one of us live in Oklahoma, but we are all spread out living in different cities and Tambra lives in Houston. She moved there after getting married last August. But she was able to find a cheap plane ticket and fly back for our college get together this year!
We met each other in the dorms freshman year and lived together for most of the rest of college. As any group of girls does, we have had our ups and downs, but remained friends throughout the years.
I was a bit stressed leading up to the event, as it was at my house and when any event is at your house you want to be fully prepared and want everything to be "perfect". But at the end of the day on Saturday it was clear that my worries were unnecessary. It was a great day, with some great friends.
I am thankful for the people in these pictures. They have provided many fun times and laughs throughout the last eight years of my life, and I love that we still get together each year.
The annual girl's picture in front of the tree:
The whole group:
I was the person who was setting up the camera timer, so I had to run back to the group in about 1 second flat and pose. Preggo belly and all running across the living room. So the boys thought it would be funny to block Jodi and I out of the picture. I still chose to pose anyways because I didn't run all that way for nothing!
Jodi and I have been close since freshman year of college, we were in each others weddings, and even though we don't live in the same town anymore we still see each other often. And now we are pregnant at the same time. The same exact time, 0ur due dates are only 5 days apart! We wonder if our sweet babies will be born on the same day and we are so excited to add 2 babies to the mix next year!
Here we both are at 26 weeks:After hanging out all day, we all sat around the dining room table and enjoyed our meal. We had snacked on chips, dips and desserts all day so we didn't eat much dinner, but it was fun to pile around the table and enjoy the meal together. After dinner we burned some calories playing Just Dance on the Wii. The 2 preggo's had a face off, which was fun and probably scary at the same time.
My sweet husband and I at the end of the day. We are thankful for a home where we can host our friends and enjoy a fun day with them. When I met these people I never would have imagined what the years in front of us held, and that we would still be getting together eight years later. Such fun times!