On Friday, one of my bestest friends and bridesmaids came through Minneapolis. She moved to South Carolina in October to live with her aunt, get experience in the dietetics program there, and follow her heart to try something new on the east coast! I have been so excited to see her, and it was all I expected! Of course, she has to come back to snow...which will make her never want to come back again, ugh! We met for dinner at Black Sheep Pizza and caught up with gossip, each others lives, and what comes next. She has been such a great friend to me over the past...4 years now I suppose. She is someone who always lets me be me. My sarcasm, my honesty...and she truly appreciates me for the way I am. Even though she is completely different than me in style, friends, etc, we fit perfectly as each others friends. You mean a lot to me, Lex!!
And now for my Mikey. He truly treats me like a princess. I am so lucky to have found someone to put up with my whining and impatience (and my good qualities, of course, haha!). If it weren't for my brother having a short stint at NDSU, I wonder if Mike and I would have ever met...but I'm so thankful we did. I was completely content with my 5-year-plan that began my junior year of high school. 4 years of college, move back to Litchfield, get married, a house and start popping out babies...all with a certain twin I was dating at the time. It sounds bad when I say I had a boyfriend when I met Mike, but clearly my persistence (just to clarify, Mike did not persue me, I went after him) toward Mike was a good choice on my part! I will never forget being at our first LDS/TKE exchange and proclaiming myself single for the first time and all the guys gave a good laugh, knowing my heart was already taken up by Mike :) I am so glad he drug me out of my rut and opened me up to a "new world".
|October 14, 2007...the 2nd time we saw each other|
|June 2012, Costa Rica on our Honeymoon|
We have now officially known each other for a bit over 5 years and have been dating a tad over 4.5 years. And it has been fantastic! We have lived together in Moorhead, Downtown Minneapolis, Golden Valley, Bloomington, Burnsville, and now Apple Valley :) Lola has bee along for the ride for over 2.5 years as well. There have been LOTS of ups and downs, but with Mike's patience and my persistence, we have made it through. And again, I feel so lucky!
Saturday we had Mike's Holiday Party for work. We ate family style at the Ginger Hop (wow, delicious) and headed back to their office for dessert and three new home brews from their kegerator. Yes, they have one in their office. And beer in the fridge...and can indulge any time they want. Lucky, I know. And they have a rooftop deck on their building they can use during the summer. SPOILED.
|Mexico work trip 2011, Cancun|
I am a lucky, lucky girl, and although things don't always go my way, at least I've got great company along the way. I love you all who make my life fantastic :)