i want to take you fine folk on a trip of yesteryear.

you see...i felt inspired this week because one of my very bestie-besties is getting married. her name is gina...and we go back. well...just back to 2001, but that's darn near 15 years (13 years) which is practically 20 years. see...that's a long time.

so gina...as avid of a reader of my blog you are, enjoy this dedication, but first...

1 | write up a little post about five things. anythings

2 | head back over here and enter your link at the bottom of this post.

3 | and pretty please don't forget to link back to our blogs and/or add the oh hey, friday! button (found just below) by copying the HTML into the HTML section of your post  so that others can link up as well! that's it. now get busy.


1 | gina and i have many-a-memory together...and why most of those memories involve libations and bad decisions...well, that's just something we're going to embrace - that our friendship was largely built on one or both of us being wa-wa-wasted. not to mention...i was carrying about 20 extra pounds in my face alone.
2 | to give you a touch of background, gina started as besties with my sister...but being the awesome annoying little sister that i am...i wedged my way firmly into their friend group. when gina and my sister lived in boston together, i decided i should live in boston too...for at least a few months.
since then, we've gotten comfortable enough to wear comfy pants after we've eaten too much, run on the same relay team most every year, and i even got to witness my gal wakeboard for the very first time. 
3 | gina also loves my farmer nearly as much as i do. at least that's what i noticed as i was looking through all these oldies. hands off gina. need i remind you you're becoming a mrs. in a few days?
that's her groom, matt, on the right
4 | the very best part of our twisted, intoxicated friendship is that her groom and i used to hang out. it's true. i tried to date him. but he just didn't have eyes for me...or something like that. so after i moved on to my farmer these two lovebirds started getting love-birdy-ish...and they never looked back. well...maybe one time they looked back...i think.
it was probably after matt saw the way gina manhandled this bull during one of our pub-golf outings. girlfriend takes no prisoners. 
5 | so on sunday...many many of our friends will be gathered from all over the country to celebrate this good-looking couple.
i have to say...i'm pretty excited (read - disappointed) that i'll be as big as a house and as sober as i've ever been with this gal. but at least i'll remember their big day of celebration...and that's saying something.
xo gina + matt.

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