Sunday, December 18, 2005

My dear friend

I have been very blessed in my life with some wonderful friends, especially since we moved to Calgary 6 years ago. So I thought I'd share a little bit about one of my friends, Alanna. We've known each other for about 3 years, I think. We work together, actually, she got me the AMAZING job I told you about in the last post. She is such an amazing person. My life has changed because of this girl. She is so much fun. I can be a pretty serious person. I struggle with being optimistic and grateful for things in my life. I'm pretty good at being a pessimist. Since I started working with Alanna though, I am starting to see the world in a different light. I laugh A LOT more than I used to. I have FUN at work, so much fun some days that I kinda feel bad, like it's not okay to laugh that much at work or something. She gets me to do things I would never, ever do on my own.

This photo was taken on Wednesday. Our small group from our church was having a potluck. The couple hosting the potluck sent out an invitation and *jokingly* said we had to dress formal. So Alanna asks me if I want to dress up with her. Seriously, I would NEVER have done this on my own. I'm way too concerned about what others think and fitting in, etc., etc. But Alanna loves to have a good time and joke around and stuff so she convinced me to dress up with her. She wore her high school grad dress and I wore my bridesmaid dress from my sister's wedding. It was AWESOME! We made people laugh really hard and it was actually quite fun to get dressed up. I think I can count on one hand how many times a year I get dressed up like that! (btw, the black velvet cape is mine. My grandma made capes for me and my sister for my sister's wedding a few years ago. She got married on December 21st so we wore the capes to keep warm!)
Alanna is really good at her job. She is a guide for the company I work for. I was lucky enough to go on some trips with her this summer and I was seriously in awe at the talent this girl has and how she is EXACTLY where she should be - doing what she loves and is SO good at. I admire her for that. She is so good with people. She is generous and funny and kind. She has a big heart and cares deeply about others. She is confident and beautiful. She is creative (this girl makes INCREDIBLE jewelry). She inspires me. LOVE this girl!


Blogger Leigh said...

Sounds like you had a great time dressing up! Thanks for sharing!

10:03 PM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

Alanna sounds awesome!!!
Love the cape girl - love it!

4:56 AM  
Blogger patti said...

So nice to have such a special person in your life! She sounds like a dear lifelong friend!

2:45 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Sounds like you have a great friend! Nice to dress up every once and a while. You look fabulous.

2:08 PM  

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