Saturday, November 8, 2008

High School Memories

My fabulous friend, Holly, and I went to see High School Musical 3 last night. Our friend Carlee's famous little sis, Hailey, is in the movie. We tried to act like that was the only reason we were going. But I think Hailey, or no Hailey, we were both going to see it. Not only did we make sure to walk real close to the youngins (so it looked as if we were taking our little sisters) but we giggled like little school girls through out the whole movie. With us being friends from high school we found ourselves talking about all the wonderful (and not so wonderful) memories. I guess I thought once I graduated high school, I would never think about it again. But really that is not the case. I have so many great memories of my school days and all the great people I met and the many lessons learned. Here are just a very few of those people and memories.

Julie: Oh where do I start with 20 years behind us? I remember the first time going camping with your family, and you, Jade, and myself running from the rangers. They finally found where our camp was and told your parents we were throwing rocks at cars. Whoops:( I remember the first, and every sleep over after, your parents had to come in and tell us to be quiet because we were being too loud. I remember first grade when we became instant friends. I remember getting ready for my first high school dance at your house. I remember the first time your parents left you guys home alone and the boys snuck into your house and lit candles every where so when we got home we thought your house was on fire. Even though we got many pay backs in, they were always one up on us:0(

-Laura: Remember when we got in a car accident? I should have milked that more... I remember that if anyone messed with your girls, you had our back no matter what. I remember you would do anything for anyone. Oh and tell the parents thanks for all the free meals at hidden valley!

Lindsey: Do you remember going power boxing with Julie, Ashley Bringhurst and myself every school night for like three weeks in a row until Blake caught us and our under cover car was revealed. We thought we were the biggest rebels.

Hols: I remember spending every day together and my brothers being so nervous we were going to grow up to be lesbian lovers. I remember laughing so hard on several occasions that one of us (don't worry, I won't tell who) would end up peeing their pants:) Cheesecake factory, Vegas, sledding, and baby motorcycles ring a bell??? I remember sneaking out of your house and me being so scared we were going to get caught.

P.S- Mom & Dad that was the one.....okay, maybe twice and only time...s, I ever snuck out. I never did pick up on your son Cortney's habit where he would come home and check in and then leave again.

joci- Remember all the bon fires at your house? Remember how we would always get dressed up and take pictures. Remember when your nanny would take us toilet papering? Remember when your dad took a bunch of us to Lake Mead and in the middle of the night the boys got all of us to believe there was a murderer walking around the camp grounds??? Oh the nieveness....

- Ashley Engar: Remember when you, Julie, Carlee and I went to Flaming Gorge and we accidentally walked into someone Else's camp and you kept falling. We couldn't stop laughing. I am sure they all thought you were drunk. Were you???

-AshLee: Junior Basketball. You were FIERCE!!! I remember you almost got in a fight with a girl because she fouled one of our friends.

-Rach: Do you remember when your parents rented all of us a limo for your birthday and we went cruisin down town with Lacey singing ghetto cowboy (still don't know how she got that down word for word). Oh and who could forget us getting pulled over by that stupid swear word of a cop because I stuck my head out the top of the limo.

Lacey: I remember you driving Holly and me down the St. George Blvd. for spring break and..... we will end there. I remember you always being the voice of reason (and singing ghetto cowboy).

-Carlee: Remember when I told my mom I was sleeping at your house and you told yours you were sleeping at my house and instead we went up to a cabin for a co-ed slumber. My mom called your house to ask me when I was going to be home and that's when the (insert explicit word) hit the fan. Typical high school story, right?. I always loved talking to you about stuff because you always had good advice.

-Shanna: Do you remember us getting all decked out in army gear to go toilet papering way too often?

-Brooke: Remember having math together??? We would grab every assignment out of the basket and copy it. How did we ever pass that class? Oh wait..... we didn't.

Remember in St. George all of us girls got matching shirts with different numbers on them and walked the Blvd. Laaaaaame......... But so FUN!

- Adam Bradley: I remember you singing me a song in front of your whole class. I was so embarrassed. I remember having Keyboard class with you and Kevin and you getting in trouble A LOT. Who knew I would only be lucky enough to have you as my brother-in-law just a few short years later.

Cortney: Do you remember when we slept at a cabin (refer to the story above with Carlee) with all our friends and and mom and dad got mad at me and not you? Do you remember me tagging along with you every where you went because I had crushes on all your friends? Do you remember how my kids wont leave you alone because they are so obsessed with you? Do you remember when you made my day, year, life, by proposing to one of my best friends? Do you remember how I call you any time I need advice for anything? Do you remember how we have grown to be best friends?

Brandon: Even though we didn't go to high school together you played a big part in those days, mainly scaring all the boys away. I remember you teaching me how to ride a bike. I remember you were so protective of me. I remember being a cool sister because I would cover for you all the time. I remember being scared to death when you would drive me places. I remember us laughing so hard on our cruise that mom, dad, and cort were so embarrassed. I remember karate kicking you in the stomach when you broke my watch. I remember you coming to all my dance, cheer, softball, basketball, or whatever I was doing and supporting me. I remember that you have the most darling little family and are a great brother and friend!

Miah: Remember that I was just going to write cute things about you but you just splashed cold water on me for the tenth time today so now I'm not talking to you.....unless you go make me those cookies I have been wanting:).


Laura said...

Er-bear, that is the cutest thing I've ever seen. It made me cry....I still have your back. I love you I love you I love you.

Chris and Julie said...

I'm glad you didn't share all of our little adventures. Good times, Good times. And who was the new boyfriend on my porch? I'm so lucky that I had you in my life. You are such an amazing friend. Can't believe we have that many years behind us.

Lindsey Sharp said...

you have such a cute group of girlfriends! Girlfriends are the best! Your kids are so cute! I love the pirate costume! How is your house coming? I would still love to get together anytime! I remember many talks in photography class with you!! I think we showed up at the Congers house the night of the candles lit and we too thought the house was on fire!!

Samantha said...

Don't ever be ashamed of loving HSM!! I am totally obsessed! I took my niece and we snuck into East High where they were taping and pretended to be extras!! It does kinda take you back and think about High School although it looked so much more fun in the movie! ;)

Lety said...

Erin. Sounded like you had a great time in high school! I remember you telling us that you had crushes on all of Brandon's friends including Rourke! YOu must've been really young, ha ha! How Funny. You're Great.

Anika said...

Hey Erin- I'm glad you found me! Having a "private" blog was very un-fun- LOL! Now we can keep in touch better. I'm going to add you to my blog. I love your Halloween pictures.

Nate and I just went to Disneyland too... we saw Bono from U2 there... we were walking right next to him. It was pretty cool. Anyway... talk to ya soon!

Anika said...

Erin- I'm not going to start classes until after the first of the year... everyone is too busy. I'm thinking January 7th... Anyway... If you're interested, email me your contact info and I'll be sure to let you know details. Thanks!


Lindsey Sharp said...

it is the sat after it opens!! you should come!

The Neilson Family said...

We had some very very fun times! Way too many to count! Great post! You are a great friend! Luv ya!

Ashley Engar said...

Er Bear...I love you! Yes I do remember that crazy trip but I believe that it was Julie who was falling the whole time. And for the record, no I was not drunk. :) many memories.

Jocelyn said...

Oh...the memories! I love it! Those were the days! We really did have alot of goo times!

Brooke said...

I miss you and your cute kids! Can you call me please!Lets really get together. I seriously love you. Don't tell me you moved in your house? Can I help you with anything? I am so excited- Cortney and Laura are getting married! How fun!

Chris and Julie said...

Your right Ash, it was me who fell and it was just once. Remember the sand just puffing up around me. And No I wasn't drunk, unless Carlee spiked my drink.

Lindsey Sharp said...

okay so jordan commons on the 22nd at 10:30. I am sitting in row Q. If you sit on the row right behind me there are three seats still open! It is going to be fun! There are over 30 girls going with us and we are doing tshirts if your interested? They are 15 dollars for a 3/4 sleeve henly shirt with twilight stuff on it! We are probably going to dinner before maybe training table? You can call me! 898-5722!

Heather said...

K you're in! I'll let you know once we have everyone and we sign up. Don't worry about being fast, slow or whatever!! It's just for fun :)

Heather said...

Hey! Just wanted to let you know we made our blog private. Send your email to so I can add you :)

Jamie said...

Heres what I remember about the Nelson family!
Erin: You and Julie together all the time and your cute laugh!!!
Cortney: Kicking you in the shins in 3rd grad with my cowgirl boots. Being best of friends always and hanging out at your house ALLL the time in middle school/high school!
Brandon: I don't remember why but my mom made me call and apologize to you when I was in elementary...all I remember is that it had something to do with Monique Cude?? and I remember crying hysterically because i had such a crush on you...and I think you told me I wore too much makeup one time. That really hurt my feelings. maybe your mom should make you call and apologize to me!!! (you were nice to me when you went on your mission though)


Erin, I just saw your blog. I'm laughing at this entry. You are so adorable - always have been. I talked to you dad on Monday at spin and he said you were maybe going to come. Yes, your dad spins and your mom too - wow you have rockstar parents.
Your little family is adorable!

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