There are some people who come into our lives and change them forever. Annie is one of those people for me. We met totally by chance – we were both place in Columbia Lodge, a co-op at OSU. We ended up living together – with Mandy – for four years. I don’t think I realized at the time how special it was to have the same roommates all four years of college – and how precious it was to be best friends with both of them.
Annie is an artist – a photographer. It was always fun to pose for Annie… we had some adventures. 🙂 Annie had many creative ideas and worked endless hours in the darkroom making them a reality. I remember missing her a lot when she was down at the studio developing and printing.
Annie comes from a wonderful family in Oakland, California. She is one of 13 children. Mandy and I got to spend some breaks in Oakland during college. I loved the time we spent with the Hesters. It was so much fun to feel a part of such a great, huge family!
Annie and Mandy are two of the best friends I have ever had. I love them truly and wish we could see each other more often… maybe a long weekend this summer? I hope so!
Today is Annie’s birthday… this is fitting since she is from good Irish stock! Happy Birthday, Annie! I love you!