8.23.2009

another sign of growing up

A week ago yesterday, my first childhood friend got married. Mom, Emily, and I helped out a lot, and we ended up having so much fun! Karen was my friend by the time I was about three. We had sleepovers, went to the pool in the summer, made lemonade stands, canvassed garage sales, played "hotel," had feet wars, played with pogs, went to each other's birthday parties, went to seminary together, etc., etc. And now she's married! Back in the day, she told me that she wanted to marry someone with the last name McBride; she ended up marrying a Stratton. Potato-potaato. (I hope I conveyed that inflection okay--haha.)

The party was beautiful. I think everyone had a fun time, and it was just fun seeing my old childhood friend so happy and radiant, ready to start that next phase of her life. Congratulations, Karen! You were beautiful, and your party was classy. I'm so so happy for you!

7 comments:

Petey said...

I love that you're not too young to remember pogs :)

Diana said...

Its exciting when your friends start to marry. I'm glad it went so well!

michelle said...

That is exciting! It took me a minute to remember what pogs were...

And we have a great Stratton family in our ward.

Jill said...

Oh my goodness, 21 seems to young to be getting married to me now!

Karen said...

Thanks Charlotte! You are sweet! I'm so glad you could be there, and I can't wait to be there for yours someday! :)

Susan said...

I've been having the strangest "happy but sad" feelings about your wedding lately!! I guess I'm both looking forward to the day and thinking that you couldn't possibly be getting that old....

But, when that day comes, count on me to be your mother's helper! When I put it that way, let's get going!!!

It is quite a step to see your first friend launching her new life. I like it.

Denise said...

Susan summed up my feelings exactly.

What the heck is a pog?

I agree that Karen's wedding was beautiful and she was a radiant bride!

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