|All my bridesmaids are SO beautiful|
|Beautiful Lea, inside and out!|
My family moved to Boise when I was 5 or 6 years old, and as overwhelming as that was at my age, Brittany was one thing that made it better. I was her new neighbor, and her family was kind enough to welcome mine to the neighborhood. In a place of unfamiliarity, Brittany quickly became something familiar. She was a friend that I could relate to, and annoy our parents with by spending hours upon hours at each other’s houses, and ultimately, a friend I’d be able to confide in through the years as we grew into the strong women we are today.
|Just babies swimming in Lea's parents pool in Arizona|
|Lea came back to Idaho to visit me during middle school|
What is your favorite memory with her?
There are too many crazy adventurous memories I’ve created with Brittany, but nonetheless I’ll share one that definitely stands out from recent years. A few years ago she came to visit me while I was living in Arizona going to college, and I was able to show her around Arizona, highlighting the local hot spots. From there we drove up to Las Vegas for a girl’s night to remember, which ended up being pretty mischievous, most of it remaining our little secret. However, I can say that we went to a country bar….(yes, of all of the bars in Las Vegas we could have experienced, we went to a country bar; Toby Keith’s Bar to be exact) and we watched a live band that we definitely chatted up after the show.
|The night of said mischeif...*coughLEAcough*|
What are you most looking forward to while planning and being in her wedding?
I’m really just looking forward to being a part of this new chapter in her life. From being 6 years old playing with dolls, to turning our attention to boys, to high school, college, and then starting a career, it’s truly going to be a beautiful moment to watch her embark on her marriage. It’s such a honor to have been able to grow up with Brittany as a friend even though we had to persevere through the many miles that separated us at times. The most beautiful discovery that true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart and that's what Brittany and I did. I’m just so excited she has chosen me to share in this important moment that’s she’s going to remember the rest of her life.
Have you witnessed any “bridezilla” moments from the Bride yet?
No, no. I have not, but I’m sure as the days count down to the big day the stress level will increase. Although, Brittany has such a fun, lighthearted, sweet way about her that is so refreshing to be around, that I don’t see being possible for her to be a “bridezilla”.
Tell her reader’s one piece of marriage or relationship advice:
It's important to use "I" statements. (I feel...../ I want..../ I need....) It's not the others persons job to read your mind, and guess what you're thinking. Honest communication!
"Don’t compare your love story to those you watch in the movies; they’re written by screenwriters. Yours is written by God."
Isn't Lea just the prettiest, sweetest thing? She is such a doll and so much fun. I was shopping when I got her e-mail with the answers above to the questions, and I was crying while reading them aloud to my mom. "The most beautiful discovery that true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart and that's what Brittany and I did."
I am so excited to have Lea standing up next to me on the most important day of my life. She will be in town the Wednesday before my wedding, and I am SO excited to see her! <3 <3 <3