S: Nikki 2008-2012
1: Hello! Welcome to my memories. . . This photo book is designed to take you on a journey as far back as the archives of Facebook allow: my sophomore year of high school. Today is March 8th, 2012, and I'm currently in a sophomore in college. A lot has happened in the past four years, but I don't need to tell you that: you'll see it for yourself as you flip to the next page. I only hope you can enjoy the journey as much as I have.
2: Getting into character for one of our "Supernatural" spoofs. . . | Amanda, Julie, Becca, Me, and Caitlin
3: From princess parties to adventures on goat hill, early high school years seemed to fly by in a rich and carefree splendor | DJ and I dressed up for Caitlin's Princess party | Me, Becca, and Julie at our finest. | DJ & Me, Becca & Evan, and Ben & Caitlin after our adventure on "Goat Hill"
4: High School Dances | Freshman Snowball, 2008 Ryan Piell was my first date. I found the courage to call him myself and then never talked to him again after he danced funny. | Homecoming 2008, DJ and I | Snowball 2009, DJ and I
5: Junior Prom 2009, DJ and I | Senior Prom 2010 | Prom
6: Marching Band | I was in Marching Band all four years of high school. The first two I marched clarinet, and the second two, I served as drum major | Junior Drum Major, Geoff Hansen and I | Becca and I at State Finals | Leigha and I at Band Camp
7: Becca and I at State Finals | The band took a trip to Disney; we had our own bandcoming dance, and we performed the Thriller dance for the school talent show! | Mr. Vanderwall, our band director | The Disney Trip! | Go figure, I'm the one in the Michael Jackson jacket. | Bandcoming 2010
8: THE GUYS | DJ, Julian, Trey, and Eric have been by my side through it all. We would go zombie hunting and stay up all night playing World of Warcraft, Brawl and Nintendo Monopoly. I know, no matter what happens, when I need ninjas, they've got my back.
9: It don't mean a thing, If It ain't got that SWING
10: 2010 | Finally, the moment we'd all been anticipating for 12 years. Evan moved onto the Air Force and Trey to the Marines, but the rest of us moved on to Grand Valley or GRCC. Until then, however, the summer was ours. | Class of
11: The Summer of 2010, Brittany, Abby, Julian, and I went on a road trip across the country. We planned our trip 2 days before hand, got in my Chrysler Sebring, and took off to Ohiopyle, PA, Washington, DC, The Outer Banks, NC, New York City, and Boston all in one week!
12: NERDMEYER | welcome to | In the first week of college, Abby and I initiated a Toga Party at the Honors College. By the end of the night, we had a group of 30 kids walking around campus in bedsheets. Freshman year of college was one of my best years, and it all happened in the 2nd Floor of the East Niemeyer Living Center.
13: Roommates | The 201 Girls: Kasey, Lyndsey, Becca, and I
16: Besides my roommates, Abby, Kevin, Nate, and Pat were some of my best friends in college. Abby has been a dear and loyal friend to me since 8th grade, and I imagine she always will be. Kevin and I are, as the Greeks say, homophrosyne or "of one mind." However, it's not coincidence that we look a like in the picture above: I stole his clothes and nametag and dressed up as him for our staff Halloween party! Nate and Pat are my boys: philosophers and co-conspirators.
17: Nate, Pat, Abby and I had many adventures Freshman year. We scaled slippery ravines, got into mud fights, wrestled on Lake Michigan, and even took a bus to Chicago once!
18: Summer 2011
19: I spent most of Summer 2011 at our cottage on Lake Wabasis. That summer, I went on a spontaneous trip to Traverse City with Abby, and my friends from Niemeyer all drove over to throw me a surprise birthday party! We celebrated Lyndsey's birthday on the East Side in July, and went to Warped Tour, too! When we returned to Grand Valley in the Fall, we weren't the 201 Girls anymore, we were the E5 Girls of 48 West. Our friends from 212 joined us there, but we met new prankster neighbor boys too. Sadly, Becca left us Winter semester to move home, but we got a new roommate: Kristi!
20: Pat | August 7th, 2011
22: Bachelorette | Party
23: Becca | Evan | 2.17.2012