To My College Peeps

To My College Peeps

Really words can not describe how much you guys mean to me
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Dear college friends,

Let's be real here, I want to thank you guys really truly thank you guys for being friends with me. Really I don't understand how you do it, because to put it simply I am crazy and most of the time my life is falling apart and yet you guys still somehow hang out with me. You guys take me for who I am and don't judge me. You are there for me just like I am there for you and I know that if I ever need something I can count on your guys. You guys make me laugh when I am sad and give me a shoulder to cry on if it need it or your just listen to me when I need to rant. It's hard for me to put into words how much you guys mean to me really, but I'm trying here. I enjoy the movie nights we have in Bryn's room even though we don't really ask him if we can do it it kind of just happens, and when Bryn tries to find people to play Call of Duty with him even through we all suck other then the two Alexa's. We are a whole bunch of different people that somehow found a way to all come together and become friends, I don't know how it happened all I know is it just happened. There is nobody else I would want to fight for the salt shaker to talk or even go skating on the ponds with even though we might not be allowed to, but you guys. So guys thank you for putting up with me and simply just being my friends here is to making more memories like the salt shaker and ice skating.

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A Thank You To My Boyfriend's Family

Because you are so important to him, you are important to me.
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This one isn't easy to sit down and write because nothing I could say would do all of you justice in the way that I would hope I could. These are just words, but I hope that I am able to always show my thank you to you by treating him like the prince he is.

I can replay the moment of meeting each and every one of you all over and over in my head like it was yesterday. I was so extremely nervous every single time and I was trying to gather all the "right" things to say that would leave a good, first-lasting impression and that at the end of the day, you all would like me.

I think one of the most important basis and hopes in my relationship is that my significant other's family likes who I am. This is so important to me because whatever is important to him is equally important to me and your thoughts of me are crucial to our relationship.

The second I walked in the door, I was overwhelmed—overwhelmed with such a love. I had no idea at that point in time just how much you would all mean to me and how thankful I am for all of you!

Thank you for constantly making me laugh and feel at home.

Whenever I'm coming over for a family gathering or just to hang out, I know right off that I am walking into a world of laughter and good times are right beside that. You are all so entertaining and always have a good story to tell me. I can't name one time where I didn't feel like I was home.

And I appreciate the sweet, embarrassing photos and stories about my boyfriend that you all share with me! Even if it is by a photo, I have a glimpse of what his life has always been like thanks to each and every one of you individually.

Thank you for sharing your special moments in life with me.

You don't ever have to, but you invite me anyway. Whether it's just a family gathering, a birthday, or a holiday, I am thankful to have spent those times celebrating these moments in life alongside such amazing people. It's humbling and heartwarming to be a part of memories so unforgettable that you all share and that you have welcomed me to be a part of. They are days that I will never forget and have a place in my heart forever.

Thank you for always being there for him.

Since we have started dating, I have watched the way that you guys love him. I have watched the individual relationships and moments that you share with him make a difference in who he is. I have seen you all love and support him, no matter what he was doing.

With everything that comes along in life, this has been a simple reminder of an unconditional, loving, sacrificing family that is also the best support system. You are not only impacting him, but me, too.

Thank you for welcoming me in like your own.

Whenever you have to brave up and meet your significant other's family, I can say, for myself, that I didn't know what to expect. As I'm sure, none of you did when meeting me. Today, I catch myself wondering why I even worried in the first place. You all have welcomed me in your own ways and made me feel right at home. It is not always easy to do that with just anyone, but you have all taken the time to get to know me. And now I know that if I ever needed anything, I can call one of you.

Thank you for letting me date him.

I am most thankful for this. Thank you for sharing him with me and giving me a chance to show you all how important he is to me. I never thought that I would luck out and meet someone as special, kind, and wonderful as he is, but I did.

You have supported our relationship, given me a chance to love him, and welcomed me to new adventures in love and family. I have the upmost gratitude for each of you. You are the most wonderful, welcoming, and loving family. I am overjoyed to be able to experience just a glimpse of this life with him and with all of you.

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If You Don’t Do These 13 Things For Each Other Are You Even Best Friends?

It probably only took you half a second to think of the one other person in your life that you know as well as you know yourself.

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We all have at least one friend we would do almost anything for. The one you would cross oceans and mountains just to hug. When they're going through a break up or are overwhelmed with school and work, you are the first one there to help them through it. I guarantee if you feel like this then you have done these 13 things to turn their day around.

1. Driven to McDonald’s for an order of large fries, chocolate shake, and box of nuggets.

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Yes, there is dancing when you both agree it's acceptable to do a large fries and a shake.

2. Gone for a drive at 2:00 am because they can’t sleep.

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The songs, the stars, the special talks. Those drives hold so many memories.

3. Binge watched One Tree Hill together.

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Girls night comes no other way. One Tree Hill. Popcorn. Wine. Lots of wine...

4. Helped finish a project that you have no degree of expertise in.

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You're best friends, but you don't share the same major. School projects tend to get complicated when you want to lend a helping hand...

5. Given the same pep-talk over and over because they have to hear it more than once.

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We all know this pep-talk. Get out there and be awesome!!

6. Sent multiple pictures for their advice on which is “insta-worthy”.

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You need someone else's approval before you post it. Gotta look your best for that one special follower!

7. Help keep each other awake when studying for a big test.

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Hard times call for desperate measures. Coffee becomes the third part of you and your best friend's relationship.

8. Showing up with an extra coffee to class because you know they’ll need it.

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Like a said, it's now a trio. Where you two go, so does coffee. Sometimes it takes a sweet offering of it to turn a day around.

9. Walked in to their house and hung out with their family before even seeing them.

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Your family is my family right?

10. Order their favorite meal(s) before they come over.

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You know their favorite item off almost every take out menu and have it on the way when they come by.

11. Been their shoulder to cry on no matter what you have going on.

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12. Always send your outfit for approval when you have a big night planned.

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This one explains itself. Everyone needs a second opinion

13. Watch the same TV shows and movies so you understand the other’s references.

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