Thursday, July 26, 2007

YaYa's

So I have been reading The Divine Secrets of the YaYa sisterhood for this month's book club. It has really made me think of my YaYa's. My sisters and friends that I have had through out my life. I feel luckier than most to have the friends I have...and the sisters I have. My friends though really to me are sisters, I have known them my whole life and would do anything for them...I know they would do the same for me. As I have been here at home I was looking for some pictures of me and Laura and Amber. My parents don't have any. And...since I don't have a scanner I can't post any of my awesome ones. I did however find this one it is filled with some of my greatest friends.

Starting L-R Laura lei, Cherie, Amber, Tiffany, Samantha, Cali, Celeste, Me, Shane Lybbert ??, Chrissy Waller, Matt Hardy, Keri Lybbert and Alisha Waller. Those were the good old days. I love this picture and I love all of the people in the picture.

I was talking to Laura a couple of months ago on the phone and she said something about how she thinks maybe there are only so many "soul mates" out there for you...only so many GREAT friends...and that for her in her life she already has met them all. I'll have to say I agree with her. I always make new "friends" but it will never be like it is with the friends I already have. How can anyone even compare to friends I've had my WHOLE life that know everything about me, and love me anyways. I always hear about people growing up, and all of the problems they had with cattiness...and girls that would be their friend one day and not the next. I never felt that. Through thick and thin my girls were there by my side. So that's that...this book, talks about the sacred bond between friends. I feel lucky to read the book and TOTALLY get what they are saying. I will say that there are a couple of friends that I had that I have lost contact with. Most of the ones that aren't Mormon. It isn't because they aren't mormon though...just because my parents are friends with theirs. So I can't ask my mom..."hey what is going on with so and so". It makes me sad. I miss them sometimes. Maybe I will see them at the 10 year reunion and get their info...and maybe then I will be better about staying in touch. Anyways...I love my girls...

Why is it we don't all live in a cul-de-sac together???




I am leaving to the JONES family reunion in BEND OREGON (one of my favorite places in the world). I will be back on sunday.

9 comments:

Samantha said...

oh man I love coming across pictures like this. We had such a good time growing up. Life was so fun and carefree. Not that it's not fun now...but you know what I mean.

Laura Lei said...

AHHH...i love this picture. It's so funny. I love the YaYa's. Well, I haven't read the book but I loved the movie. Everytime I read a book about bestfriends, I think of my girls. While reading the Travelling Pants series, I kept picturing us. I was Carmen, you were Bridget and Amber was Tibby. Sigh, I wish we lived in that cul-de-sac with white-picket fences. Maybe someday.

Marlatt Family said...

So, that's a crazy picture! It brings back so many memories. Do you remember when we were playing barbies in your front yard and Matt came over and we shoved all the barbies at Sam, because we didn't want him to know that we were playing with them? Too funny! Sorry Sam!

Scott & Tami said...

I totally get how the new friends you make just don't really ever compare to the life long friends!!!! You hit it right on the dot!

BRIAR said...

I have to tell you something funny.
I was getting dressed yesterday and my little avery came in with this really sad, pouty look. I asked her what the matter was and she said: " I really miss CORP. Why doesn't he ever come over? He's so nice and funny. Where is CORP." It took me a minute to figure out she was talking about "CORT." Too Cute.
We miss you guys!

ashleyboice said...

Alisha...the funny thing is I thought of that EXACT same story when I saw this picture. I actually think that this was the day that happened. I remember Laura was wearing that shirt. They were coming over to look at their lot. Barbies were fun...but we were a lot too old to play with them. Soo funny.

cherie merrell west said...

So weird. I just read that book and wrote an ode to friends on my blog.

That picture is so great. Was I a show off even then? I thought that was a new development.

My ego has no bounds! But you would be the same way if you were me. You wouldn't be able to help yourself.:)

Andrea said...

I totally love the book. The movie was ok, but the book just made you feel like you were there. AJ

mumovearls said...

Ryan said "thats not syane it me, because of the addias shoes" so there you go thats ryan in the red shirt-nena