THE WOLF PACK
I have known Angie since 5th grade. It's so funny that we are best friends now because I didn't used to like her; she cried all the time. It wasn't until summer after 5th grade that we became friends and I've never looked back since. She and I have been through so much together: divorce, deaths, junior high, high school, college, her wedding, Ms. Audrey's Purple Playhouse, stuck in California, Jamaica missions work. Everything imaginable and I can still say that she is my Bestest Friend Ever! She is one of the most caring, loving people I have ever met. She is always the first to pray for me and the last to leave my side when I need her most. What can I say, she is a life long friend and the honor is well deserved.
Jennifer and I met at my first job outside of college, Westwood College. We clicked as friends immediately. We became eternal lunch buddies and had so much in common and we naturally jelled. After we both lost our jobs, we became conjoined at the hips. Something I noticed about Jennifer right away is that she is one of the most loyal people I have ever met and the bossiest! She knows about everything so if I have a question, she is the one of the first people I call. I can ALWAYS count on her even if it is helping to orchestrate someone else's wedding, coming with me to court, or stand up for me regardless of the consequences. She is a true friend who is always honest, caring, and down for whatever the task may be. I am so excited to also have her as one of MOHs (Maid of Honor)!
Iffie is my big sister and she is one of my closest friends. I talk to her throughout the day, everyday and have known her my whole life (hahahahaha!!!). I have always looked up to her. She's pretty cool and I have shared my whole life with her. Iffie always has great honesty and words of wisdom. She has always been there for me through thick and thin and she reminds me so much of my mom whom we miss dearly. I automatically knew she would be in my wedding because I couldn't imagine having her without me throughout this process. I know she will make a super bridesmaid because she is a super sister!!!
Nina is my little sister whom I love, love, love. She is my best childhood friend and funniest sister. The thing about her is that she is super honest and extra loving. Anytime I am sick or something is wrong she always checks on me, or if I wear something crazy I always know she will tell me. I have always admired her creativity and her independence. She and I have endured so much together and when we're together it's always like old times. I am so excited to have her in my wedding because I know she will remind me of my mother and she will bring tons of creativity and happiness to the day!!!
Danielle is Jim's cousin that he grew up with. They are practically brother and sister. I’ve only met her a few times but I can tell by being around her that their bond is very close and she is very loving. I am really looking forward to developing a relationship with someone who has such a capacity to accept and love another person. I can tell she is a person that strongly believes in family and I know that this is one thing that will allow us to grow closer throughout the years. Because of her sweetness, I know she will make a great bridesmaids.
I love this kid to death and he is my other half. Growing up with my main man has been a very riveting experience. Josh and I have always been very close, he was my ace and I was his. Together we have accomplished everything, from winning football championships to graduating high school and college together. I do not know if I would have made it without him going to government core classes for me freshman year or being available when I would need a ride home at night!!! We used to dream of this moment all of the time, each of us getting married and having our own families and living in the biggest duplex that we could find. He would have the west wing and I would have the east wing. How things have changed!!!! Most likely we will not end up living together. However, we are still very close to one another and he feels as if he is gaining a sister by me marrying Tangerine. There is nothing more that I want then to have him standing by my side through this major milestone in my life. Josh will forever and always be my best man, best friend, and twin brother.
Charlie and I now have been friends for 17 years. We first met when we were 7 years old during football practice. We have seen each other through many experiences, some good and others bad. In the end, we are still really close friends. I can call on Charlie anytime and I know that he would be there for me during my low points. I know that we will be friends for the rest of our lives. As I am sure that we will go through many other experiences together, I want nothing more than to have Charlie, one of my brothers, by my side during one of my most proud and meaningful moments of my life.
Kendal, Kendal, Kendal (Darkman!). Again Kendal and I have been through so much together. Thinking about how we grew up together is mindboggling. We have been friends now for 14 years. I know that growing up with Kendal has really assisted in the shaping of my personality and self-concept. We have been able to share in many experiences together, such as, winning basketball championships!!!!! I love this kid like a brother and that is why he has been chosen to stand by my side during one of my most meaningful moments of my life.
Blake, another member of my wolf pack, has been a friend of mine now for 13 years. Some of my best moments were just going over Blake's house and grubbing and playing video games and listening to music and watching movies all day and just chillacksing and laughing. Blake has been an outlet for me on many occasions and hanging out with him would definitely be a stress reliever and I appreciate him very much for that. I regret not being able to spend much time together through college because he decided to go to the worst school in Colorado which is Colorado University and I went to the best at Colorado State University and they were in two different cities and we did not get to hang very much; however, we remained close nevertheless. As my brother, I also need him standing next to me on the best day of my life.
Ezra is probably the craziest out of the wolf pack. I met this man my first day up at college and we clicked right away. We shared some of the same goals in college and that simply was to live and have a good time and be care free. Ezra and I have been friends for 6 years now and I love the friendship that we have. Since graduation, we have kept in contact and do not see each other nearly as much; however, we still share some of the same aspirations and I still love having his friendship. Ezra is one of the most loyal people I have ever met and having him there on the most important day of my life is important to me.
Marques is literally my brother from another mother. Marques is my step brother and we grew up together and we always have had so much in common. We have spent many days hanging out at the gym playing basketball and hanging out down at the barbershop and eating on fine mexican cuizine together. Again he went to the worst school in Colorado (CU Boulder) so we did not get to hang out as much as I like during college, but I still love the man. I feel very proud to elect this man as one of my groomsman during my wedding day.