I was blessed to be friends with a lot of fantastic people in college. Some of them I got to live with. My senior year I lived with 5 other girls in an apartment off campus. We have fond memories of burning taco shells, tuna enchiladas, watching lots of movies when we should have been studying or something, and the upstairs neighbors' too-loud mexican polka music. Anyway, we're still great friends, and even though we don't keep up with each other as much as we'd like to, we do try to get together as often as we can. This year, they came to me and we had 7 extra people in our house for several wonderful days last week. (One of the roomies, Laurie, lives only 25 minutes away, has 3 little guys, 2 dogs, and a big guy who just had shoulder surgery, so we let her stay at her house. Ha!)
You may notice when you look at this picture of the girls that there is one extra. 6 of us lived in the apartment, but Jen came to visit a lot because she was a high school buddy of Anna's soon-to-be husband, Shaun, so we adopted her.
We did lots of fun stuff:
Played games. (Those little guys are Anna's. Cadie LOVED having big boys in the house.)
Played the Wii. (Someone has pictures of us doing Disney Dance Dance Revolution - let's just say that some of us were more successful with that than others, and it would be okay with me if those pics never surfaced.)
Swimming at the pool Laurie's family has a membership at. (Aren't these kids adorable? Cadie's the only girl.)
Riding the train at City Lake Park in Jamestown. Cadence took this very seriously.
Lots of big laughing.
And here's everybody in front of Laurie's house on Saturday night - minus the two husbands that weren't on this trip.