Each and every one of them deserves to be bragged about. Time to show you some of the most wonderful people you will ever have the privilege of knowing :) My life would be absolutely horrible without them.
Kay is my first and very best friend. Andddd she's my cousin, but whose counting? She knows just about everything about me and vice versa. One time I convinced her it was ok to poop on the living room floor. We've spent countless hours watching Rugrats, playing Barbies, and running around barefoot till our feet turned black. And before you knew it, we were grown up and all we could think about was boys, driving around at night, and staying up late. Kayla has been through her fair share of crappy events in life and has came out to be one of the strongest, most fearless people I know. And now she's somebody's wife! I just love her so much. Thank you for not only always being my little baby Kayler, but always such a rock in my life. God made us cousins because he knew the world couldn't handle us as sisters!
Courtney and I met in the 5th grade and she was totally the most popular girl on the cheerleading squad. We became good friends in 8th grade and have been stuck like glue since. Courtney genuinely has a heart of gold and will do anything for anybody, at the drop of a hat. She's so independent and has such strong faith even when things seem to be at their breaking point. She's most definitely my partner in crime! Literally ;)
This is kind of weird, but Chris was the first boy I ever said "I love you" to. He was also my first serious, serious boyfriend. And then he came out of the closet and broke my heart. That's ok. I'm over it and I still love him so much... just in a different way. Our friendship has gone through so much and we've really matured together. We have the exact same sense of humor and I always have an absolute blast when I'm with him. I can always count on Chris to make me feel better, even when it's something I don't want to hear. He is so talented and I know he will only excel in everything he does in the future.
Mandy and I met in 6th grade and she was brannnnd new to public school, so I did my best to show her the ropes. I secretly hate Mandy for two reasons: 1. She never went through an awkward, ugly duckling middle school stage. She's always been a hottie. and 2. She doesn't sweat. What a freak! Just kidding :) We have definitely had our ups and downs, but have always stuck by each others side. She is so beautiful inside and out and always manages to see the bright side of things. We've been through entirely TOO much boy drama together.. and I must say, we have seem to sort out the duds thus far. Annnnd she is absolutely, hands down my favorite person to gossip with. She is such a deserving person and I hope she gets everything she wishes for in life and more!
Anna is definitely my newest friend out of the bunch, but I swear I have known her my whole life. I feel like we're soul-mate best friends. I've actually never told her that, so Anna, if you're reading this.. congratulations? She is hilarious, easy to talk to, and probably the nicest person in the world. She is the kind of friend everyone should have because she genuinely gives a shit about how her actions might affect others (that's weird, right?). She has great taste in music and offers to drive more often than not, and in my book that makes her a keeper. Also, I can tell her absolutely anything and I know she'll never ever judge me for it. Isn't that what really makes a great best friend?
This crazy girl was one of my very first friends in college. I used to think she was kind of a dweeb, but I got over that reallll quick when I realized, like me, she has no shame. I mean good grief, we went out in public in footie pajamas together. I know she's my roommate and we're sort of forced to be BFF's, but I think I'd love her all the same if we weren't living together. She has such a big heart and will go out of her way just to cheer a friend up. She's probably the funniest person I have ever met. Literally, we can keep ourselves entertained for hours on end. She's just such a great person. I can't even explain her personality to you--but I promise, you'd just have to meet her once to get it.
Last, but certainly not least, is Smels. In all of my friendships, my friendship with Kelsey has never, ever changed. With some friends, we've faded in and out but still remained friends... but not with Kelsey. We've literally been inseparable since 7th grade. She knows absolutely everything about me and same with her. We've physically and mentally grown up together. She can read me like the back of a book and I can her. She is so funny and has such a big heart. Honestly, if I tried to count all of our inside jokes, it would take me days. Though I miss her so much (because we don't live in the same city), our friendship stays the same. I know things will always pick up right where they left off.
My life is 100 times better because of you all. I know I suck and don't tell yall how much you mean to me very often, but always know how much I love each and every one of you and how you've impacted my life. Yall are the loves of my life!