S: To My Darling Courtney Paige Albertson
1: ~ FRIENDS ~ As we walk our path of life, We meet people everyday. Most are simply met by chance. But, some are sent our way. These become special friends Whose bond we can't explain; The ones who understand us And share our joy and pain. Their love contains no boundaries. So, even we are apart. Their presence enhances us With a warmth felt in the heart. This love becomes a passageway, When even the miles disappear. And so, these friends, God sends our way, Remain forever near.
2: Dear Courtney, Congratulations my dearest graduate! I am so happy and excited for you. This year has been a whirl win for us both, and I am so grateful to have had been there right by your side. This year has been filled with thousands of laughs, amazing advise, late night chats, numerous threats, and most importantly, the countless and priceless memories that we have shared together. I want you to know just how much I value our friendship. You are such an amazing, talented, caring, and fun person Courtney Paige Albertson. Don't ever let anyone tell you different. I am so lucky to have to have such an amazing friend in my life. I literally don't know what I would do without you. I love you so much! So I thought I would remind you of some of the fun times we have shared together and the people who have influenced you the most in your life and who also brought you to be the person who you are today. Love always and forever Kelsey
3: So The Story Begins... | You ready to jump in?
4: Once upon a time, I met a girl who was so kind, caring, funny, and just loved life. | WARNING: | 2 for 1 Krolls Milkshakes may cause extreme excitement and hyperactivity | Only join with extreme caution.
5: Little did I know that she would become my best friend. Our story started in youth group but became something so much more. | Girls night Bakin' it up! | Raking leaves | Aww we look so young! | Youth Group = Good Times Great Friends Amazing Memories
6: The Master minds behind that gorgeously laid out food table | Walking to Defeat ALS
7: Remember counting all of those people??
8: And when your bored and in need of something to do. Always remember nothing can beat some homemade rest and relaxation. | BEFORE | On the Menu: Kiwi, Strawberries, and Crackers and Cheese | They Say Oatmeal is a natural exfolaitor .....Looks like its workin'! | IT'S SPA TIME!
9: AFTER. What an improvement! | Cheers to a great night. | The ideas we come up with...
10: So I have to admit our travel skills are pretty awesome: | 17 days in Europe...piece of cake Front row at lifelight...Didn't even break a sweat Mission trip to Jamaica??...Just tack it on! | There are so many things to say about Jamaica. I never thought I would be the person who got the opportunity of a lifetime to take a trip with the people that I love and help change the lives of others. I don't know what I would have done without you there by my side every step of the way. From holding my hand on the plane to helping make hats for the VBS arts and crafts. You live by what your heart says and always put the needs of others before your own. That is a gift I pray you cherish because not many people can say that about themselves.
11: To Come.... | Sneak | Peak | Of | What | Is | Yet
12: TO | The | Ready | Hit | Road
13: We had a long way to go | And in a van with no air conditioning | In the Middle of July... | One must use their Imagination
14: The thing is, Imagination only lasts so long sitting in a smoking hot van in the middle of a traffic jam | Stuck like a bird in a cage
15: We may have been the only ones on the highway, but that didn't stop us from bustin' open the doors... | And documenting some memories on Highway I-94
16: We made it to our grand hotel! FINALLY! ughh. I remember that felt like ages. However I was the one to think that we were half ways there when it had only been 2 and a half hours.....whoops. Not too much swimming though because tomorrow we board for a place we have been dreaming about for a long time! Sweet dreams Courtney Albertson See you on the plane...
17: Here we go, we're off on another adventure. One that is going | to open our eyes and leave a lasting impression to what it really | means to love life and be grateful fo what you have been given. Now, | it's time to get the laughs rollin' and the lifetime memories created | AIRPORT PHOTO OP
18: Houston We Have LANDED | Jamaica, You are all ours for the next 7 days...
19: Belmount Baptist Church: | where we found some of the most kindest, caring, and sweetest people | Where we spent most of our time and
20: You made it your mission to meet and make as many friends as possible. | Mission Accomplished!
21: They didn't know it, but their mission: Capture a little piece of your heart | By the look of these pictures, I'd say its a little bit more than accomplished
22: So we had an idea and challenged them to a duel | In return, we got our butts kicked to the max
23: Din | Din | Time | At | The | It's | Golden Dynasty | Lighting fast would be the best way to describe how quick we ate that meal
24: I'm coo coo for coconuts | Guinep anybody? | Some funny faces | Just to remind you how much | You make me smile
25: Can't forget ourPelican Mission Leaders. They made an amazing trip even better.
26: Rain Rain | Come again so | So who could resist not playing in the pooring rain?? | We may have made complete fools out of ourselves for our horrible soccer skills, | If you think sunshine brings you happiness, than you haven't danced in the rain.
27: Don't go away | we can play | We may have messed up our clothes, | But the memory we made will forever last and the experience we had was priceless.
28: West Haven Children's Home | Sometimes the touch of a hand makes all the difference
29: The fingerprints never fade from the lives we touch.
30: It's Not Goodbye, | It's A See You Later...
31: Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I'll miss you Until we meet again!
32: Before we leave...
33: Real star fish! | The beach is a must
34: SHARK ATACK!!
35: Our Last Supper together at Pier One | A sunset to remember | You just couldn't get enough of those drinks | What a great night
36: So, we were all sad to leave, but, we were also pretty tired and some people took advantage of that every chance they could get... | EXAMPLE A!!! | Dont't worry I fired right back
37: Next stop: Baking 101 | By the looks of it, you will be a pro in no time | Pre-heat oven to 350 | Mix all together | Combine ingredients | bake for 15 min | 2 cups flour | 1 egg | 2 cups sugar
38: Let me tell you she is quite the little teacher she taught me how to put things in the oven... | How to clean the dishes... | How to use the least amount of dishes possible...
39: And with such a beautiful masterpiece, It deserves a photo shoot | Last but not least, how to make a masterpiece. | BAM! What an amazing cake!!
40: And when the day comes where you can spell your last name and your year in school in banana bread, that my friend is the day when you can call yourself PRO
41: Alright our next stop down memory lane is... | Road trips, random national holidays, and Birthdays
42: National Waffle Day! | August 24th 2010
43: You know just how to make someone have an amazing birthday too. Thanks again!
44: GLORY BE TO GOD | Lifelight September 3-5 2010 | Don't worry you got excited once we got there... | Such an amazing time! Can't wait to go back next year
45: Oh the things we get into...So we were supposed to "wait" in the back of line to meet these guys. WHOOPS! Guess the back turned into the front | CARRIE | UNDERWOOD | BABY
46: "Families are like fudge ... mostly sweet with a few nuts." | Take 1... | I also want you to remember the people who have molded and shaped you to the person you have become today.
47: Take 2 | And what an outstanding job they did
48: so many | Each memory we keep with care means future happiness to share. | This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.”
49: LIVE WELL LAUGH OFTEN LOVE MUCH
50: When I look back at these pictures, they make me smile and I hope they do the same for you. I could have never asked for a better best friend. The stories we have could fill a book (especially the ones you have on me, but there's no need to go into that right now)
51: I want you to know whenever you need someone to talk to or just to listen I will always be here for you. No matter what! When we are old I expect nothing less than to still be sitting next to you, scrapbooking with our amazing cricket and watching "When in Vegas" over and over. Congratulations again! I am so happy for you! Love your bestie, Kels :)