Monday, October 3, 2011

Photo Tribute to Nae Nae Horsey

Today is my friend Renae's birthday. We met a little over 8 years ago when we were assigned as roommates in Heritage Halls at BYU. I didn't know any of my roommates when I headed off to BYU, but I seriously lucked out. Renae and I became fast friends and were roommates for 4 years until she got married.

Looking back, I'm afraid that I was probably a little obnoxious at times (like the time I got the urge to make split pea soup even though I hate peas, but was so disgusted by it that I left my dirty pot on the stove for...a week...or longer? Renae finally cleaned it for me.), but Renae was always patient and forgiving and FUN. She let me borrow her car (even calling it "our car"), she made me dinner, she invited me to spend holidays with her family, and she didn't get mad when I accidentally melted her snow pants on the campfire.

I'm certain I have more pictures of me and Renae than I do of me and my husband, so choosing just a handful was an impossible task. Instead, here are more pictures than you ever wanted to see of the two of us! I was hysterical going through all those years of photos. I left out some of the more embarrassing pictures (let's just say Thanksgiving weekend "makeover") is her birthday, after all. :) Hope you get a laugh out of these, Renae!
We shared everything
Microwave s'mores in our dorm freshman year
Strong bad face
Freshman roommies! LOVE these girls!
The Format concerts!
"Raiders of the Night" practical joke task force
Talking to our downstairs neighbors through the vent under our bed... "AAAADAM WAAAATSON!"
Renaeighties dance party
Eating with a giant spoon because all our dishes were dirty
Renae's birthday, 2004 - I guess she didn't like the cake I made for her! ;)
Playing Halo with the guys 
At the Joseph Smith Memorial Building over Thanksgiving weekend
Painting our house
Snow tubing at Soldier Hollow - so much fun!
I don't remember the significance of the hula hoop, but I have several pictures like this, so it must have been really fun at the time!

Renae taped me into our room one day
Picnics at Rock Canyon
Picnics at Rock Canyon - the best Sunday afternoon activity
Longboarding at the Colony (hey! that's Jared's car in the background!)
Roommate cuddle time
Hahaha...forcibly cutting a lock of Renae's we could tape it to someone's head. I don't remember why.
Graduation with the freshman roommates of 189 Fugal Hall
Renae's wedding, 2007
My wedding, 2009
Happy birthday, Renae! Thanks for being such a great friend all these years!


  1. Aawww, I love good friends. It gets harder to find those friends after college. Maybe it's just not okay to be goofy anymore (post college)? I don't know. Wonderful Goofy-ness. Hope you find/make great friends in your new town.

  2. Thanks Jenn! That was so nice of you! And so fun! Haha! So many fun things I totally forgot about. We did have some pretty awesome times, didn't we? Sometimes I seriously miss our college days. I had a blast. I'm so glad we're friends. And, I'm pretty sure that I also have more pictures of the two of us than I have of Kyle and I. I think I have more pictures with you than any other single person. Thanks for the memories!

  3. Oh, and thank you for not posting the super embarrassing Thanksgiving Makeover pictures. :) haha... the things we did.

  4. I love this post! And I can't believe how many of these I recognized... I feel like a stalker, haha