Monday, November 22, 2010

Why I love my best friend

1. Our grandma's have the same names: Lorraine and Marguerite. Plus we have the same, albeit common, middle name: Marie.
Brooke's photo of her Grandma Pearl (Lorraine)

2. She is one of the kindest people I've ever met. She helps out people who need it, she would give you the shirt off her back, and she never expects anything in return.

Brooke's photo of her with some friends she met at the William's Syndrome Convention!

3. She loves to have fun. We have done everything from running around Main St. in our skivvies in fifth grade, to driving to Perkins at 12:30 a.m., to getting stuck in snow banks multiple times (in one trip). She has a great laugh and loves to use it often!

Brooke's photo of her and I being Mei-Mei and Spirit Heart Woman.
4. She loves J e s u s. This woman is a strong woman of God, and He is working through in the most wonderful ways. Not only does she love Jesus, but because of that she is able to be a much better friend than she could on her own.

Brooke's photo.
5. She is always there for anyone. She is the person I call in the middle of the night when something's going wrong for me, and she's the same for other people as well. She mentored students when we were in high school, and she did more than just go to work every day. She put her whole heart into those kids, and was always there when they needed her, especially outside of the hours she was getting paid.

Brooke's photo with a girl she mentored, Becca.

6. She is a strong woman. Her family has been through more than any one family I know, and yet she still gets up smiling every day. Not only has she been able to take care of herself beautifully, but like I said in point five, she is there for everyone else who needs her as well.

Brooke's photo of her with her niece when her neck was broken.

7. She takes things too far. This is one of her little quirks that makes her hilariously lovable. Whenever everyone's joking, she's usually the one that goes just a little too far and makes everyone laugh hysterically at how awkward she can be.

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Brooke's photo of her going too far while Noah's doing homework.

8. She is up for almost anything. She is not afraid to try something new. She loves to try new foods, go to foreign places by herself, and meet new people. She makes growing up in a small town look more exciting than being an adult in a city with everything.

Brooke's photo of her when she flew to Italy by herself.

9. She is so easy to be around. I have lived with this girl for three years (maybe the first year we both technically lived at home) and I have never experienced an awkward moment with her. Well, none that had to do with being uncomfortable with each other. But you don't have to live with her to be comfortable. She can make anyone feel at ease in any situation.
A photo of Brooke with people she barely knows. Easy going.

10. She has beautiful, thick, long, rich hair. And stunning gray-blue eyes. And really nicely shaped eyebrows. And a very fashionable and eclectic sense of style. And a great big smile! And a beautiful womanly figure. And adorable fingers. And spectacular freckles that show up sometimes. Obviously there's much more as well, but these are my ten reasons for loving my best friend!Brooke's photo. She's such a stunner.

So here's to you Brooklynn! You are the best friend I could ever ask for and I thank God every day that I am lucky enough to have you in my life.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Things I'm looking forward to...

1. Chi Alpha on Thursday
2. Thanksgiving!
3. Seeing my big brother after 5 months
4. Spending time with my family
5. Having my research paper done with
6. Having a great day at work tomorrow (This is probably more wishful thinking, but I'll try)
7. This tummy ache to go away
8. A visit from one of my favorite aunts Maribeth this spring
9. Having no tests for awhile
10. Sleeping well tonight.

No pictures tonight...too tired.