So theres this song by Tenacious D about friendship and it just popped in my head. I love my friends. They're always looking out for me, making sure I'm taken care of, making sure I'm having fun. Some of the best friends in the world. Right at this moment, I'm in Salt Lake City for a reunion that all of us who worked at Jacob Lake this last summer are attending. Its been so great to see the people who I shared a ton of fun and created a ton of memories with. Right before I started writing this, one of them, Russ (who we all thought wasn't gonna be able to make it), surprised me with his presence. I'm so blessed to have such good friends. Kinda reminds me of another song that talks about friends, thats what its all about. Can't live without friends.....
Anyways, at school there are five of us that usually hang out (my friend Kellie calls it the fab 5):
First, there is Wistie.
As you can see from the camo and the shoulder holster, she's pretty legit. She's from Mesa and she made my food for me at Jacob Lake. Kinda like a slave, only she got paid. Just kidding, she worked in the kitchens and I was a waiter so technically she made other people's food for me. One thing that I think is hilarious about her is she played badmitton for Mesa High School. She even drew me a picture about it once.
Next up is Matt.
Matt's the youngest of our group, and we occasionally give him a hard time about it, but he is also a very unselfish individual. This is evidenced by all he does "for the team" so to speak. This includes driving around a majority of the time.
Being from Provo, he also has a pretty good idea of whats fun to do and when its a good time to do it. For example, this picture was taken on our way to go camping up in the mountains in September before it go too cold. Other adventures have included road trips to Idaho to see friends at BYU-I, trips to Aspen Grove to play in the snow before it got too cold in Provo,and the occasional trip to Pita Pit or Carls Jr.
Next up is Kellie, Matt's girlfriend.
Except to call her just Matt's girlfriend is a bit of an understatement. She is from California and is one of the best friends that I've ever had which is something I think most of her friends could say. One thing that I've noticed about her that is a very admirable trait is her desire to be friends. I've always known her as an individual who has strived to make her friendships stronger. More than once I've seen her apologize for something, explain her side of a situation, and then say "lets get back to being friends" or something similar to that. I also owe her for always allowing me to use her car to run errands and to take my girlfriend out on a date.
Which brings me to my girlfriend Amy.
Amy and I met at Jacob Lake and began dating around the beginning/middle of September. She is from McAllen, TX and, like me, is the eighth child in her family. She helps me do the things that I'm supposed to do and makes the things that I want to do more fun. One of my favorite things about her is that she helps me become a better person by challenging me to make the best decisions. She is also a great friend to her friends by being thoughtful of their feelings and by doing her part to make sure everyone has a fun time.
So yeah, thats pretty much it as far as my friends go. We all live relatively close together and have tons of fun, laughs, and good times. I love my friends.