“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
~Nelson Mandela

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Birthday SHout Outs

Miss Mo (that's what our Molly gets called) and Schmem! Happy Birthday to both of you. Can I just tell you how much I love you both? All I can say is RDC! How do we ever repay that place? First I meet Les then she brings Molly, then they send Em and Kristi...each year it kept getting better and better!
I can't believe how much we have all been through and changed in the 13 years I have known you guys. RDC, missions, Utah State, marriage, kids..... Can you believe 13 years? For Kristi, Les and Molly it has to have been at least 20 years? Is that right? We go through periods of time where I feel like we are in great contact and then other times when things get busy and we loose contact for a while but I know that we can all just pick up from where we left off. Throw on a tune or two, turn on the disco ball, throw on a pair of Khak's and we're good to go!
Molly I would have to say that Martha's Vineyard had to have been one of my favorite trips with you and Les. Oh boy...DO you remember Maggie and her boyfriend Jamie arguing as soon as we got off the dock? Do you remember crashing at a random persons house that we met at some club? How about that fact that it was illumination night? I still have that picture of all of us on the beach. I love that picture!
I also loved our trip down to Zions with my friend Patty...that was so fun. I will never forget Patty the first morning when she said S*&@ and then how she looked at Craig Barlow and said "I'm so sorry, I have been trying to be so good around you guys!"
Angels Landing....NEVER again! You could offer me a million dollars and I wouldn't do it. It would use all that money up for therapy after wards! BUT I am glad to say that I have done it.
I also will never forget you and Steph i the back seat on our way to North Conway....you know what I mean...
Molly I remember after I decided to move out here and you guys were going on missions that I was so bummed and couldn't understand WHY in the world you were going! Now looking back I admire you,Leslie, and Emily so much. What a great decision you three made. (as Kristi, Steph and I were dealing with Magic Shell on our walls) I couldn't believe how much you changed when you got back but it was all for the better and you were still the Crazy fun girls that we all loved!

Emily my dear sweet Em! Girl...we had some good times at RDC together. Do you remember the night we stayed in that cabin and you, Me, Kristi and Steph went skinny dipping? Then remember Craig and Homebrew came in and Craig played that U2 song on the guitar! That was such a fun night! Didn't someone take a bubble bath in there
and wasn't someone on the roof?
(wow, I am starting to think this Blog should be private because people that don't know the whole story might think crazy stuff!)
Em, I also remember the night I let you cut my hair. I thought it looked fine but a few days later it was so uneven! Who knew????
I loved going to town in the big blue bus with YOU driving!
Red Sox games! I love love loved going to the Red Sox games! What a blast!

What is so great about my memories of you two Birthday gals is that we are still making memories when we get together. I love that Ellie loves you Em and she knows you are the funny super nice guitar gal. Molly I love that my Miss Mo knows you because she knows ya'll have the same name. I love that Leslie started this whole chain of friends getting together and now look at us....

I hope that you Ladies had a great Birthday! I love you both a ton as you already know. I hope that this summer we can all get together. Em...are you still up for planning our next years girls weekend? If Les is still in Mexico..we are coming down Les!

Happy Happy Belated Day my friends!
I love love love you both and hope to see you soon!


poky girl said...

Thanks Ang for the nice walk down memory lane. Another thing I remeber about Martha's Vineyard is hitchhiking. Remember we didn't have enough room for everyone is Zach's car so me,Leslie,I believe Nancy and Maggie hitch hiked to the beach. Hello? Were we completely insane? We made it though and had so much fun that day. I still have the piture of all of us (in just our swim suits no less) stading arm in arm without a care in the world.
I am so grateful you made the brave choice to move west Ang. I hate to even think about you NOT making that one decision.
Love you all!

Babette said...

hummm, I`m not seeing or hearing..."I THINK I LOVE YOU SO WHAT AM I SO AFRAID OF...I`M AFRAID THAT I`M NOT SURE OF A LOVE THERE IS NO CURE FOR"..you know dedicated to Babette, your BFF..have you already forgot about me? I`m feelng the hurt....

Kristi said...

Babette...share a little more so we know who you are!

Steph said...

Hey I just wanted you all to know that babette is a lady I work with at the hospital. I look at the blog at work because i still don't have the internet at home so Babs is always looking over my shoulder. Babette is hilarious and she always sings me that song from the partrich family. sorry about the confusion.