Moving on in my slow chronicle of this summer’s happenings . . . at the end of June my good friend and old college roommate Melissa came to visit me for a few days. Sure, she saw other people while she was here, but we all know it was me she came for.
Melissa and I have known each other since before our missions. (For those of you who may be wondering, the equation goes something like this: Current Age – Before Our Mission Age = A LONG TIME! Then again, we all know I’m no good at math, so let’s hope the numbers are off.) We were in the same ward and I met her because I worked at the EFY office with her sister Melanie. We managed to stay in contact through our missions and when I moved in with an old mission companion after my mission, Melissa and I happened to be in the same ward again. She has always been a great friend and I’m so glad she came to town. She was a trooper and put up with getting dragged to a few of my Sunday meetings (sorry about that) and we had a good time just the same.
(We tried to take some self portraits, but it was a pretty windy night and this is the best we ended up with. Really, we’re much cuter than this picture makes us look–really.)
The first night she was here we went up to Park City to eat and do a little bit of shopping. While we were there I ran into my friend Tiffany and even had a star sighting. I snapped the paparazzi picture below.
What do you mean you don’t recognize her? The girl on the left is none other than Tracey Wilson Christensen! Still not ringing a bell? Ok
, there may only be a few of you out there who remember this, but when I worked at EFY
I worked with a girl named Tiffany Wilson. Tiffany is sisters with Tracey, and Tracey used to be on a local TV show called “Center Street.” To make a long story short, when I found out Tracey was a local star I demanded an autographed 8″x10″ glossy of her and have been “stalking” her ever since. Her endeavors since “Center Street” include founding a physical therapy center for disabled children (http://www.nowican.org/
) and putting up with the ridiculous antics of crazed fans like myself.
(This isn’t my 8″x10″, but it is a current head shot of Tracey. Ok, now I seem a little creepy.)
After shopping and dinner, Melissa and I headed to Midway to see my old mission companion/roommate and our good friend Bryn. Bryn was staying with her parents for a few weeks in the middle of her move from Los Angeles to Chicago. She had just had her second baby a few days before moving and was taking some time to recover before joining her husband in their new digs. I’m sad I didn’t snap a picture of the three of us together, but I did find the following picture which I feel is a fairly accurate representation of each of us.
(We didn’t jump rope together on this trip, but now I’m kind of wishing we had. Next time.)
It was a fun weekend and it was so good to see Melissa, Tiffany, Tracey, and Bryn. Thanks to Melissa for coming to town and making it all happen.