I first met Angie in the summer of 2002, when I started coming to Singles Ward after Graduation, she had really cool lime green glasses and red hair, and she had this crazy infectious laugh that made everyone else double over with cackles because it was so loud and funny, but she scared the begeezies out of me because I could tell right away she didn't mess around, she knew what was cool and what wasn't and I assumed right away that I probably wasn't cool enough to be her friend.
SO imagine how I felt later on that summer when she invited me to come with her and her crew to a singles dance out of town, it was like in those teen movies when the nerdy girl finally gets accepted by the popular kids, I was thinking to myself. . . .man I have arrived! I mean if Angie Bates is inviting me to stuff then that's got to mean I'm cool right?
Ever since that summer 7 years ago, my life has never been the same! Most of my close friends from High School left home and found spouses and have had children that have changed them or taught them things, not me though, I found Angie, my own personal Yoda, life coach, Sensai (sp), guidance counselor, whatever you want to call it, I like to refer to Angie as my mentor, a lot of great artists throughout history have honed their craft while studying under the greats like Michelangelo and Da Vinci, although I don't really create my own material, a lot of the time I simply copy what ever she does, but you catch my drift!
Now with that said. . . . .
I just want to say that I really do consider your friendship a blessing, I don't how I would have gotten through this crazy phase of my life if it wasn't for your wisdom, support, and jokes! And it is my personal goal in life to be able to give back to you all that you've given to me! I also hope to celebrate many more amazing birthdays with you, not only because they are always awesome, but because that means you are still a big part of my life! As Kelly Clarkson says "My Life Would Suck Without You" So thanks, for being my BFF, and teaching me the ways of the wicked awesome! Love You Long Time!
Your Mini Me
Ok,ok I'm done with the sentiments!
Here's some pics I think the world should see of you!
Crazy Shenanigans at Crystal (then Montoya) Harris's House!
I'm as serious as cancer when I say Brigham and Angie are the funniest people I know!
Best slumber party ever! With Interpretive Dance Karaoke! Can you guess what song is being peformed here?
If you guessed "My heart Will Go On", you'd be correct!. . . . I'll never let go jack!
Cause my Body's too bootylicious for ya babe!
Luau at Grandma Earl's. . . .even mama Cain's in on the action!
I feel this picture exemplifies our relationship!
"So here's to future cause we got through the past. . . . . "