We have a pretty wonderful & crazy group of friends. Each and every one of us is so unique in our own way but we all “mesh” together perfectly. It all started in college, actually the guys were all in the same fraternity, and most of the wives were in different sororities or attended SDSU as well. Even the wives who didn’t attend SDSU that married into our group fit us like a glove and it feels like we’ve known them for just as long. So our memories start in the college years, after graduating most of us stayed in San Diego and got started in our careers and establishing the foundation for our future. Some were roommates and we continued to stay close celebrating achievements, milestones, birthdays, holidays, taking trips together or just getting together for some plain old fashioned fun which was often. Then the engagements started and we were throwing engagement parties left and right, then came all the bachelor parties, bachelorette parties, bridal showers and of course the weddings. By the way, one time I sat down and made a list of all the weddings Justin and I have been to and the total came to a whopping 33 weddings (including our own of course)! Some of those were family, other friends and co-workers, but the vast majority of them were our college friends. Those wedding years were a blast, full of fun, celebration and lots of dancing! Then we started buying homes and settling in which meant housewarming parties. Then the babies started coming and the baby showers and the 1 year old birthday parties, then baby #2. The point I am trying to get across is these friends mean so much to us, they are our San Diego family. Over the years a few have moved away from San Diego, but continue to stay close and we still see them often. We’ve all been through so much in life together and have been there to support each other, celebrate each other and I don’t know what we would do without them.
That leads me to the topic of this post, girlfriends! I love my group of girlfriends and I look forward to our girls night whether it is book club, movies, happy hour or just getting together and talking for hours on end. At this moment in life I am realizing even more how much my girlfriends mean to me.
There are 3 of us in our group who do not yet have kids and all 3 of us are pregnant for the first time together! How cool is that! We are sharing this journey to motherhood and have each other to talk to, compare notes, freak out, and marvel at the little beings growing in us. The other two girls are 5 weeks ahead of me and have the same due date 🙂
And the other cool thing is we have the rest of our group of girlfriends who are already moms to one or two kids of their own to support us and cheer us on along the way, here we are (minus a few).
We are truly blessed! One of my biggest hopes for our child is that they find a great group of friends to share life with when they grow up, it makes all the difference in the world!