I miss the ease of being 22, not worrying about taxes, hangovers, your metabolism, having to work out. I don’t miss being in college, but I do miss having your friends, down the hall, or down the street. Since our senior year of college, the girls in this photo have moved to Virginia, Chicago, Tacoma, Kirkland and as of the last few months, we’re all back in the Seattle area! Mandy, Megan, Julia and I all met our first week of college in Walla Walla, and Kelli came to visit so often, we count her as a Whittie. In addition to going to school with each other, the five of us all got married within a few years of each other. We were in each other’s weddings and celebrated each other at our bachelorette parties! Kelli’s bachelorette party was in Portland in 2006. (This was also when I was working for Kelli’s mom at the dermatology clinic too!) Mandy’s bachelorette party was in Vegas in 2007.I was Mandy’s maid of honor when she got married, July 2007. I got married in August 2008 and Mandy was my matron of honor. Kelli had her first baby in 2009. Megan got married in Portland in 2009. It’s one of the weddings I regret missing the most! (This is us singing along to Beyonce’s All the Single Ladies song during Julia’s bachelorette party!) Julia got married in October 2010. Megan and Kelli were in her bridal party!