The History of A Friendship

If you've read my blog for any amount of time, you know by now that I'm extremely close to my sister-in-law, Kayla. We talk daily and have so much in common, but it wasn't always that way. In honor of it being 'throwback Thursday' I thought I'd start at the beginning of our friendship.

It all started when my brother-in-law wanted to show me 'this cute girl I'm trying to talk to' so he pulls up his Facebook for Jared and I to stalk along with him. Up comes Kayla's profile as a baby 17-year-old giving a peace sign and rocking aviators in her default pic. My eyes immediately flew from the picture to where I saw "In a relationship" ... No way, Caleb! I'm pretty sure my words were, "Don't you dare try to hit on her... she has a boyfriend!" His response? "Not for long." What a homewrecker right? ;) It's just so funny to think back to hearing my BIL talk about a total stranger and me telling him to stay away, and now Kayla and I are the best of friends! 
It took us awhile to get to know each other after they actually started dating... with them being a few years younger than us and away at college some of the time, it wasn't until probably summer 2010 we really started to get to know Kayla.



Our foursome gradually started hanging out more and more that summer, and we always had a great time together! That fall they were back to college again, and then in August 2010 is when Jared and I got engaged. Kayla and I's friendship grew throughout the engagement, and although I wasn't quite ready to pick my brother-in-law-to-be's-girlfriend (that's a mouthful!) to be IN our wedding, she was so supportive and helpful anytime I needed her. 

The night that solidified our friendship forever was the evening she came over and we stayed up the ENTIRE night working on wedding programs. She didn't head home until after the sun had already come up. Anyone crazy enough to do that with me is a true friend.


We only got closer as the years went on, and now I can't even remember what life was like before we were friends. When they were gone on their honeymoon? I was like a lost little sheep with no one to talk to for a week!! I'm so thankful that marriage has brought me new siblings and new friendships. Life is good and everyone deserves a "Kayla" in their life. :)















28 comments

  1. Awe what a great story! My SIL and I are BFF as well and I am so thankful for that relationship!

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  2. How awesome that you're such close friends with your sister in law! It's a really good thing when you can be close with the people your siblings marry. I really hope I become great friends with all of my siblings' future spouses.

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  3. Love, love, love this story. As someone with no siblings, I always hoped that one day I marry into a larger family and gain siblings. While JC's brother is amazing and I'm thankful to eventually call him my BIL! Now I just hope he'll find the right gal to marry one day ;)

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  4. I love you both! What a great friendship to have. I love how randomly my favorite people have come into my life. Those are the best friendships.

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  5. I love this story of friendship! I agree, everybody needs a Kayla :)

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  6. I think you have officially made everyone in blog land want to come visit and play with the two of you. On my way! ;)

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  7. Your BIL broke her out of a relationship Kayla was already in? That's kinda funny! Its friendships like that that last the longest. One of my besties and I met when an ex and I had broken up and were "friends" and he wanted me to see the girls he was going to meet off a dating site. Well Jen had a blog and that's when I started blogging because she was too nice of a girl to be caught up in the crap of Joe. She actually stood him up at the restaurant and we're still besties...10 years later!

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  8. Aww such a sweet post! Glad you have such a great friend! :) I loved the last part, "everyone needs a Kayla in their life"!

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  9. I love that you two have such a great relationship!

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  10. This is the cutest, sweetest post! I don't have relations like this with my siblings-in-law, but maybe one day we can. I mean, they all live pretty far away, and I did *just* marry into the family 6 months ago, so there's still plenty of time. I'm glad you have such a great friend, who is also family! That's so awesome!

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  11. You guys are the cutest. I want a SIL like this!! =D

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  12. Sweetest thing ever. Y'all are so blessed!

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  13. Wellll... ya know the name Kayla is all that matters. I'm kidding! This is a great story! Love it!

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  14. Awww that is such a sweet story! My soon to be sister in law & I get along really well & have so much in common, but she lives an hour & a half away so we only see her once every week or so :(

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  15. This is so sweet! You guys really do have such a special friendship and I always love reading about it :)

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  16. Sweetest friendship ever!! You two are so lucky to have each other!

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  17. This is such a sweet story! You two are both so awesome!

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  18. That's so awesome to be so close with your SIL!

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  19. Awww I love this!! You both are so great and I'm so glad I could come hang out with you guys last month! I can't wait to come back! :)

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  20. WELL THANK YOU for the freaking tears miss!!!! You're amazing! I honestly don't know what I did without ya in my life!!! MWAH! SOULMATES FOR LIFE!

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    1. I'm also going to forgive you for some of these heinous shots of me ;) mwahaha... love youuu.

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  22. Oh golly this is so sweet! I love that you gained such a great friend through your BIL! I love sappy stories like these!

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  23. How sweet! I love this little post :)

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  24. Soo hiiii...here I am being a blog-creep A YEAR LATER and am about in tears all over again over this post. I LOVE MY ERIN! Seriously, life wouldn't be the same without you. Can't believe I get to call you my sister for-eva!!!!! MWAH!

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