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11.21.2014

ON AUTUMN & BEST FRIENDS

Happy Friday, brave hearts! Today I get to introduce you to my best friend, Nat. We've been friends since college, but not since the very beginning. Nat always likes to tell the story of how we first met. We were both in design school, she asked me to come visit the campus ministry where she was a student intern, and I was totally snobby and said no because I was attending a different one! Can you believe that?? I ended up attending that campus ministry the next semester and through the rest of my college years. It's funny how life works.






Nat and I became closer over the next couple of years as we had all of our classes together. We can both look back on those years and pinpoint the weekend where we started to become best friends. The design department went on a school trip to Chicago during the autumn of our junior year, and when you travel on a bus for hours together, explore a new city together, create hilarious inside jokes together, and laugh until you can't breathe together, you are meant to be friends. That's just how it works! :) We explored downtown Chicago, visited Frank Lloyd Wright's house, took a million pictures in the bean at Millennium Park, ate by the navy pier, walked through the art museum, were overwhelmed by the Merchandise Mart, and made tons of memories.








We are the friends who sing Christmas songs and quote Elf while running up and down the aisles of Target. We are the friends who dance in the car and listen to "Baby" far too many times past normal. We are the friends who go to see UP together every Wednesday one summer at the cheap theater several weeks in a row. We are the friends who cry together, call just to say hi, can sit in silence together, have an incredible portfolio full of inside jokes, and laugh an obnoxious amount.








We have been through a lot of seasons together over the past seven years. Surviving internships, graduating from college, big moves, relationships, living in separate cities, learning a lot about friendship, and growing in our relationships with Jesus. She is a friend who encourages me, accepts me for who I am, and appreciates my total weirdness. I am so grateful to have been given a friend like this one.

WHAT'S ONE THING YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR BEST FRIEND?

16 comments:

Samantha@Elah Tree said...

Meg! I LOVE THESE! So beautiful! and the ones of the two of you are hilariously amazing! All the faces of Meg!

Elizabeth Mayberry said...

Beautiful photos!

Madison said...

This is so sweet! These are gorgeous photos, too!

Angela said...

Best friends are just the best!

Kendra Castillo said...

How special! Love a good friend story :)

anniewiltse said...

These are the best kinds of friendships!

Leah Mancl said...

Friends like her are the best! And it's alway so fun when you can find someone in your academic department to take all your classes with. :)

Kristin said...

Beautiful photos!! Love her jeans! Where can we get them?

Meg McIlvaine said...

The pants are from GAP but were bought maybe 2 years ago. I looked, but I don't think they have any polka dot jeans this year!

Meg McIlvaine said...

Yes! It was truly a gift!

Meg McIlvaine said...

:) I think so too!

Meg McIlvaine said...

Thanks lady!

Meg McIlvaine said...

Amen

Meg McIlvaine said...

Thank you!! I know, me too! They are from GAP, but a couple years ago...I don't think they have them anymore :(

Meg McIlvaine said...

Thanks lady :)

Meg McIlvaine said...

Thanks!! Hahaha. So many faces.