three years ago, i sat down next to a random girl in my old testament class. she seemed very sweet, and i had no friends in the class, so i figured, why not? it's nice to meet new people, sometimes. as it turned out, she was super funny and we had quite a bit in common-we even lived in the same dorm. by the end of that semester we were good friends, catching up outside of class and even going to workout classes together. i had no clue this girl i happened to sit down next to would become one of my best and closest friends, but it's things like those that you never can plan...
|us with our "nutter better" v/gf cookies dipped in chocolate we made for last year's super bowl!|
the friendship between myself and robyn has been one of my favorite parts of my college experience, and a huge blessing and encouragement in my life. she has helped me seek out God for healing and wisdom, and has made me die laughing in the process. we have been very fortunate to live if not with each other, right across the hall from each other for our entire college careers, and even now that i've graduated and she is a senior, i still live so close to our college that i am able to visit her frequently-which is a good thing, because who else would prance down the street with me yelling "IMPALA POWER!!" during a six mile run? not many people, folks, not many people.
i am SO fortunate for this girl's presence in my life!!
|we frequently had dance parties to our favorite pandora station, african essentials, in shower caps my junior year. |
judge if you want, we ROCK those caps!
luke quickly came to the realization that if he was going to date me, he was also going to date robyn-it was inevitable. thankfully, he and her get along quite well and luke is very aware that when we three go somewhere, he's the third wheel. if i call him after having a bad day, he response is usually "have you gotten to see/talk to robyn?" because he knows that she is a fail-safe way to cheer me up.
|the three of us in our happy little family!|
|look at dem perdy eyes!|
we both love chocolate and coconut, so after much deliberation and debate, and we decided on making a chocolate cupcake with a coconut frosting. we went back to my apartment, and got to work!
|one of the best benefits of vegan baking? you can eat the batter without fear of egg diseases!! |
ahhh, sweet freedom...
when the cupcakes were done, we frosted them up and then enjoyed the
now robyn is back at college and only 10 minutes from me! we have already begun planning all sorts of yummy pumpkin and fall themed goodies to make, so you will for sure be seeing what we cook up in the coming months!!
all of this to say you might want to rethink putting on your ipod on the train, or averting eye contact with the person you sit down next to in class. you never know if she or he could become your new best friend, introducing you to new passions, ways of living life, millions of inside jokes, and a friendship that you thank God every day for.
knock some pandas, yentup!!!!