My little sister Alexa has just begun her prerequisites for the nursing program at Florida Hospital College this summer! I met her on August 11, 1991, when she weighed only 9lbs 14oz! She is definitely my favorite sister and my only sister :) Alexa is one of my closest friends, and her smile can light up any room!
Both Rebekah's mom and my mom went to graduate school together; our parents introduced us before we can now remember! Although Rebekah grew up on long island, NY we managed to always keep in touch and spend most summers together at camp. Rebekah is in her last year at Mt Holyoke College in western Massachusetts.
I met Abby about seven years ago in a smelly horse corral! She showed me the ropes of a new job at the barn at Camp Winnekeag. Abby, Malorie and I make up the trio--"malabika." Abby has been a super encouraging person in my life, she has always kept me accountable to myself and to God! She attends Southern Adventist University in Tennessee, where she is studying to be a teacher.
I met Malorie at camp around the same time I met Abby! She is the most fun girl! She taught me how to back up the horse manure trailer :) Malorie is probably the coolest home schooled girl I know ;) She graduated last year as a vet tech and now lives peacefully in VA with her horses and her new puppy!
I met Alex in my fourth year of elementary school, when she moved to Wayland MA--where I grew up. We went to school together until 6th grade when I changed schools. We always remained close and our family's have spent so much time together it is easy to call them family! Alex is a theater major at Northwestern University in Chicago.
Shekena is my roommate here in Florida! We met a year ago when I moved here; we became friends over a shared interest in soccer. She is a sister to me, and continues to help me grow and see life in new ways! Shekena is in the nursing program with Cody, Dylan, and me.
What can I say about these two. They are both my brothers, one older and one younger. We have known each other all of our lives and I would consider both of them two of my best friends. They are the best brothers ever so naturally I wanted them to be my best men. Jesse has recently graduated from dental school in california and Dylan is in Nursing school with me and Erika in Orlando FL.
Preston, Preston. For anyone who knows him there really is no need for explanation, but for those who don't, here is a quick synopsis. Preston and I met many years ago when we were much smaller and much less hairy. We became best friends in high school and did almost everything together. Preston is charismatic, loves the sound of his own voice and easily convinces himself that he knows everything, but he is also a great guy, reliable, honest and caring. He lives in Chapel Hill NC where his wife (Clair) is attending dental school.
I met Jared my freshmen year in high school and he, preston and myself quickly became best friends. He is tall and thin but has a big heart. He owns a video production company based in Hendersonville NC and is married to his high school sweetheart (sonia).
Staci and I have been best friends for many years, since her older sister and my older brother were dating in high school, we spent alot of time with each other. We have had many bad times but more good ones than can be counted. Staci recently graduated from dental hygiene school and is now working in Asheville NC.
Nick and I met in late February of 2005. We had both just arrived in California and moved into the same apartment. We lived together for the duration of photography school and went through a couple roomates and 5 different apartments, but we always seemed to stay together. Nick is living in New York working as a photographer and doing the type of work he loves, and is best at.