In about 90 minutes, I’ll be headed to the airport for a red-eye to Florida to celebrate the upcoming marriage of my friend and college roommate, Taylor. Our Key West bachelorette trip will mark the first time in four years that my former roommates will all be sleeping under one roof, and the first time in over two years that we’ll all be in the same room (the last time was at Marissa’s wedding in 2009). Time flies when you’re having fun, so they say, but no one tells you how much more quickly the years after college go by, we trade in tailgates, and boyfriends and bars and class for weddings and babies and phone tag across time zones. I live in Oregon, Marissa is in Houston, and Jillian and Taylor both live in Central Florida. With full-time jobs, husbands, and kids, seeing your old partners in crime is a challenge. I’m glad we have the opportunity to take this trip, and that we’ll see each other again in September for the wedding. And…I hope it’s not another two years before it happens again!
I know I’ll come home with lots of new memories made, but just for fun, I thought I’d create a little photo-documentary of the last seven years (I found a lot of these photos buried in Facebook tags). They’re going to kill me for posting them.