S: The Story of Alli & Shawn
FC: Allistair Maree Galindo & Chantal Kirsten Booth AKA Alli & Shawn | Best Friends
1: Dearest Alli, You did it! You graduated with outstanding marks and you finished high school. Congratulations! I am so proud of you and am so glad that I am able to call you my best friend. We're two very different people, but we balance each other out very well. I'm not sure where I would be if I hadn't had you in my life helping me through every petty little issue of mine. We had our ups and down, but ultimately, we withstood the tests of time. You are one of the hardest working people I know and one of the most thoughtful and giving people. Sometimes you forget to take time for yourself, but I admire everything you have done for me and everyone else around you. You
2: have challenged me to become a better person. I think one of my favorite memories of ours is going to deposit money and going into Albertsons' to get cookies and I would say, "Alli, get a cookie!" and then eat both of them. A memory that I'll definitely always remember. I am going to miss you so much when you leave and head off to Concordia, but I know that God has great plans for you there and that you will do great! We've had our laughs and moments together and we'll still be able to have those apart. Plus, we'll always have The Happy Book that connects us no matter where we are. Alli, there are no words to exactly describe us, but you already know how I feel. I love you to the moon and back. Love, Chantal
3: The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. Elizabeth Foley
4: Our story began with an awkward long walk down Bothell-Everett Hwy on a nice, sunny afternoon. Neither of us could understand what the other was saying, but nonetheless, here we are today as best friends. If it weren't for James, I'm not sure we would be as close as we are today, so I'd have to thank him for that. I wanted to make you a book of our incredible memories that you could treasure forever. I know that we are taking two separate paths in life, but no matter what, I am thankful for everything you have given me, Alli. I love you more than all of our happy moments together combined. | Last day of School -- June 19, 2009
5: Our first day to Edmonds Beach -- May 1, 2009
6: Woodland Park Zoo with you, Carlos, and James | Zoo days, the 'Slasher' car, Jack in the Box drive-thrus, MLIA, cross country, "fat shirts", shopping at Target, cookies made by you, buying a goldfish, ice skating, Buttercup.
7: R.I.P. 'Slasher' car 6.1.2010
8: My first high school dance, awkward car hugs, picking you up from the airport, Pike Place Market, 511 bus to Seattle, Valentine's Day 2010, Post Secret, sock monkeys, open campus,homecoming football game, 14,000 Things to be Happy About (The Happy Book), eyebrow waxes, UW bookstore, cheer up cards, helping me pack, antique stores, Washington stalker, Jamba Juice receipts, being called "Shawn," my 'adventures'.
9: Jackson H.S. Homecoming 2010
10: My 18th birthday, your 16th surprise birthday, our song (Whatcha Say by Jason Derulo), driving home from school together, taking walks and hanging out with Joey, walking into your house unannounced, fat shirts, you ditching me on our first sleepover, Glee, sitting on your counter eating brownies, matching wallets, taping practice, Potentially Petty Predicaments, Mr. Nicoletta, pregnant women, the car game, pre-wrap headbands.
12: I couldn't have done it without your encouragement and support along the way, Alli. I love you and will miss you more than words can even begin to describe.
13: Chantal Booth - Jackson H.S. 2010
14: Allistair Galindo - Jackson H.S. 2011
16: Edmonds Beach Adventures
17: Waterfront Antique Mall and walking in the sand barefoot. | Taking the bus anywhere for a $1 and you talking to a goose.
18: Trips to IKEA, startripping, licking frosting off your finger, the gum wall, Mill Creak Library, getting stickers at the doctor's office, licking coffee off your wallet, coughing constipation, senior pictures in Monroe, chocolate milk, attempting to do push-ups on my driveway, being awkward together, Albertsons' cookies, getting gas at Fred Meyer.
19: Officially becoming lovers (6.23.2010), and you picking me up from the airport.
22: Friends stick through the thick and thin... Alli, we have been through so much together and I know that no matter where our lives take us, we will continue to go through life together. I love you. Love, Shawn