friday was my dear friend katie’s 25th birthday. she has many a nickname, koot the shrimp being the latest (and possibly best…thanks to scott, katie’s brother-in-law) yet.
katie and i have a pretty special friendship. we met the summer i moved to eureka, nevada (or the middle of nowhere), we were both 14 and both very dorky. we trudged through high school together and college–which means we’ve shared two graduations (at the same schools even!) and a lot of other stuff in between…good, bad, ugly, but always friends. incidentally, i’ve forged a very close friendship with her sisters: brooke (my bestie…lame, but i said it) and bailey. if i had sisters, these girls would be it. i’m also pretty close to their amazing mom, who was our english/drama/yearbook/journalism teacher…and who was pretty much my mentor throughout high school and who continues to push me today. their dad is amazing too! and he was our PE/math(all math that i took in high school was with him)/health teacher/basketball coach. i couldn’t ask to be friends with a better family.
so, here’s to you kootie bootie and 11 years of well-earned friendship…happy 25 and i hope we’re still holdin’ sh*t down tight like a hairnet in 11 more years…and 11 more years after that…and so on.