Pictures? There aren't very many, but I think yes. :)
Pretty sure we subconsciously refused to take a perfect picture on my camera at graduation...
Then this happened... we ended up going to Denny's like this, and we were the coolest ones there. ;) "Would you like some lemonade, hot chocolate... some milk?" You can also see the blanket I made for him last Christmas on the right there. It's gigantic and super warm. You're welcome.:) Do you see what I mean by acting ridiculous together?
And this year, Clayton gave me a pillow with a pillowcase that he made. And I love it! It's blue and covered with different colored whales... which you can see in the pictures... And it's so fluffy, I could die! Look at it! that's my hand, which, my hands are a little small, but it's like two of them! And since whales are his favorite, it'll be a good reminder of him every single day. Not that the pillowpet he gave me... two years ago? isn't already, his name is Charles :). In case you haven't noticed, we have a thing for bedding and aquatic animals when it comes to presents. And I love it!
I sure am going to miss him. But I'm gonna go down and visit him in May. And he'll probably be up here semi-often. But just knowing that he isn't less than five minutes away, just right up 1600 North... that'll be hard.
But I was my super dorky self and as part of his Christmas present, I got us bestie keychains that look like that ^ up there. Cute, right? I have always loved myself a compass rose. And I told him, "no matter how far apart we are physically, we'll always find our way back to each other." (not in those exact words, because I didn't want to cry, which I was so close to). And it's true. He's the best friend I've ever had. He's loved me unconditionally, even when I didn't deserve it. I haven't always been the mostly lovey dovey dork face that I am, and he's definitely helped me get there. He's shown me that I AM capable of being loved, because I haven't always been so sure of that. He's a constant reminder that my weirdness is what makes me who I am, and that it's completely fine to be that way. Normal, even. We've helped each other through countless problems, issues, emotions, and I couldn't have asked for a better friend. He's exactly what I didn't know I needed in a best friend.
And I'm so thankful for that.
This is also my 100th blog post! And I don't think I could have picked a better topic than my bestie. Both Clayton and my blog are really important to me, and I love it when those two things come together in any way. So yay for 100 posts!