I met all but one of them in a church youth group where they took me in and overlooked my wildness. We've stayed in touch over the years, seeing each other on holidays and planning vacations to include visits with each other. Glenda is my best friend who I talk to at least once a week by phone. I don't know anyone else that I can talk about nothing with for hours on a regular basis. Jennie is the unique one, the fashion plate, the one who can still look adorable in pig-tails at the age of 27. She's also the one who remembers everyone's birthdays and anniversaries. I wish I had that talent. Claire is the career woman, the outdoor adventure enthusiast, and the one of us who will probably retain her petite figure even after she has kids. She has a sense of style that I envy. She is just naturally cool. Christina, I think, could easily step into any management roll. She is this amazing homemaker who manages to handle finances, constant family road trips, diabetes, and keeping a "tight ship" in her home despite the fact that she is frequently on her own due to her husband's job in the Navy. On top of all that she decorates her home beautifully, frequently entertains guests, and raises her two active small children. She is also godmother to my children. These are the amazing women that I am proud to be able to claim as friends! I can't WAIT for this trip to start! We are going to have a blast!