Wednesday, August 19, 2009


One of my oldest and dearest friends left for college yesterday. It's so bizarre to think that the people I've gone to school with for the past four, eight, even eleven years will soon be scattered around different parts of the country.

Starting in second grade, Angeli and I had "play dates" almost every weekend. She even had her first sleepover at my house! We went on bike rides, fed carrots to the horses at the nearby stables, and made brownies out of a box. We then graduated to making cookies from scratch (although the cookies hardly made it past the dough phase before we ate it all). Soon we were driving places, meeting up for coffee, and laughing ourselves silly at episode after episode of Will and Grace.
So before she left for college, I packed her a little care package. A collage frame with the four photos above. Our favorite cookie recipe. A Will and Grace DVD. Nutella. A box of Red Rose tea. A box of brownie mix. A planner, amply marked with weekly "call Kaytee!" instructions.
As the title hints, things are feeling somewhat bittersweet: the bitter part being my friends already leaving and the sweet part being me off to college and meeting new people in a little less than a month.
This quote makes me feel better: "Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends." - Richard Bach


  1. AWW kaytee that post was so cute. leaving old friends is super hard, but you'll meet new people AND you can still keep in contact with your old friends which is good. have a great time in college! and make sure to visit :)

  2. aww kaytee :) this is so cute! i'm going to miss both of you. keep in touch!!

  3. a care package? lucky her! best of luck in college :) keep in touch!!

  4. oh my gosh, this post is so sweet! i hope you both have the best times of your life so far in college, but with better times to come after that. your pics are cute. :)

  5. Hi Kaytee! I'm sure you and all your friends won't have any trouble staying in touch! I hope you have an awesome time at college! Good Luck!

    Also, I wanted to let you know that I used the quotation from the end of your post somewhere! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!