Friday, May 29, 2009

i'm going to miss this girl.

One of my bestest friends, my dear friend Lauren, is moving away tomorrow. She's moving to Alabama, and will live approximately 450 miles away from us. I am going to miss her dearly.

Lauren and I have built many memories over the past 5 years of living in Cleveland. And here are just a few of the many photos to prove it:

Steak 'n Shake 2005 - our first picture together.

Lee University's production of "Father of the Bride"
Spring '05

Studying for our Psychology final Spring '05.

Taken at the beginning of Summer '05.

Alpha Psi Omega formal.
December '05

Backstage before Lee University's production of "Cinderella"
Spring '06

Making funny faces while ushering for Lee's production of "Antigone"
Spring '06

When Jonathan proposed to me on April 14th, 2007
Lauren was there taking pictures.
She was the first person I got to giggle with about being engaged.

July 28th, 2007
Our wedding day.
Best bridesmaids ever.

Drive-in movies.
May '08

Bethany's wedding.
May '08

Lauren's 23rd birthday.
September '08

Annual Christmas Party '08.

Even though it is the end of a chapter in our lives, I know we will have many more memories to come.

And as Dr. Seuss perfectly stated, "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." {Although I have to admit I shed a few tears while gathering these photos for this post...}

You are loved, Lauren. And you will be greatly missed!


  1. Tiff, your blog post is so moving... she will probably change her mind and decide to stay around Cleveland after reading it.

  2. That's my secret plan...shhhhh, don't tell. :)

  3. way to make me break my #1 rule...

    i love you

  4. aww, what a sweet post! I don't know what I would do if my bestie moved away! I do have a lot of college friends though who live in other states and I wish they were closer! at least there are cars, trains and airplanes-- you guys can always visit! but you might have to get an unlimited cell phone plan if you don't already! :)

  5. what great memories.

    friends are so precious.

  6. p.s. I gave you an award on my blog! :)