Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Past 13 Years

My 1st Grade School Photo
The people I've been going to school with for 12 years
Today I am graduating high school. It is so weird to think about because everyone has been anticipating this day, yet we never expected it to actually come. I have been going to my current school since I was in 5th grade. My parents chose it, and in total, I've been going there for 8 years. I came to the school along with 3 fellow classmates from my previous school. In total, I've been going to school with them for 12 years. I've never known not going to school with them. 

2nd Grade Class Picture
3rd Grade Halloween Parade
7th Grade Spring Formal...I look so different!
Then and now....the boy in the picture above is the same as the boy in this picture!
First Day of 8th Grade...awkward for both of us
Graduating Middle School
rMh and I at middle school graduation
iCm and I at middle school graduation
rMh, iCm and I at Senior Prom
Middle school was rocky, as all middle school years are, but it paid off because I met my two best friends in the entire world: rMh and iCm. I have been best friends with rMh for 5 years, and iCm for about the same (we had some rocky times ;)). I can't imagine being apart from them now. We will always have our ups and downs, but we are the three best friends anyone can have. I love them so, so much. 

My first high school dance; it was homecoming, and the theme was 90's pop icons. We went as the Spice Girls!
Freshman Spring Formal
Sophomore Year...the dark ages in my high school years!
Trip to Provence, France at the end of Sophomore Year
Junior Prom; I've been best friends with these two since 6th grade!
Again at the senior prom!
iCm and I at Junior Prom
Winter Formal 2012
Senior Trip 2012
I absolutely loved high school. Yes, I look back and see extremely embarrassing moments and situations that I got myself into, but they brought me to the point that I'm at now. Senior year was the best year of school that I could have possibly had, and I wouldn't change it for the world.

Senior Prom
Senior Prom
I have floated through social groups my entire life, but in junior year I found my group. We are the 6 closest girls in our grade, I believe. We have done everything together for the past 2 years, and I know that today will be excruciating for us as we move on from the place that brought us all together. I don't know who I would be if I hadn't met these girls. We have laughed together, cried together, and have been at each others' sides no matter what. The hardest part of graduating will be leaving these 6 girls. We will be moving to completely different parts of the country, even the world, as we go to college in Illinois, Ohio, North Carolina, New York, and Scotland. I know we'll always be there for each other as we have been since we created our inseparable bond of being best friends.

I know that my best friends read this blog and I want all of you to know that I love y'all so, so much. LPQ Crew forever!

Congratulations to the Class of 2012. I love all of you!

xoxo, Hannah


  1. I can totally relate-I had gone to school with my best friends since preschool when I graduated. My best girlfriend group from my high school are still my closest friends in the world! Don't worry, as long as you make an effort you will stay close! Congrats on all your accomplishments and I'm sure you will love Wake!

  2. Congratulations, Hannah! Just enjoy these fun memories. Savor them. And have a ball this summer with your besties.


  3. Congrats on your graduation! Love the pink Jacqueline dress you wore to your Junior prom. I have the blue one in that exact style and it is one of my favorite Lilly dresses!

  4. Congrats, Hannah! Totally know what you mean about it being hard to leave, but I'm sure college will be just as amazing for you!