|Jessica and me circa 2008 (note the tan).|
Last weekend, I packed into a beach house with 12 other ladies to celebrate my friend Jessica's bachelorette. Jessica is an amazing friend, and after months and months of talking about it, I can't believe her wedding in Punta Cana is almost finally here.
Not long ago, Jessica mentioned that she had been reading my blog, and that she was super excited when I referred to her here and here.
"You didn't mention my name, but I knew it was me!"
|Out to dinner with the girls. The bride-to-be is in pink.|
|Pole dancing class. Don't be fooled - it's harder than it looks.|
I had just graduated from college and had moved home to live with my parents until I could find a job. Having been away from Portland for four years, I barely knew anyone in the area, and I missed my friends who were all living on the East coast. One night, I went out for drinks with a friend from high school, who introduced me to a group of girls who went to Portland State. Jessica and I bonded immediately. Our conversation sounded something like this:
"Hey, so I don't know a lot of people here."
"Yeah, me neither! We should hang out sometime."
"Totally. What's your number?"
Shortly after, we went on our first "date" and we've been friends ever since.
|Prom pose! From left: Stephanie, Liz, Jessica, and me.|
Thank you for being there for me through all the ups and downs life has thrown at us over the past five years. Dustin is one lucky dude. Can't wait 'til April!