My friend Tia and her gang

Editing these pictures took me on a trip down memory lane. Growing up I lived just around the corner from Tia. I remember hopping over the wall near her house on my way home from school. Her mom taught me dance, and I participated in many dance recitals with Tia. When we got a bit older, Tia would sometimes fill in as the dance instructor when her mom needed a substitute. On one occasion Tia asked me to help her out in the studio. We didn't have much time or money for dinner, so we stopped by the local grocery store where we found that they were having a huge sale on Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. I must have eaten about 10 full size cups that night, and I was really paying for it. I felt awful by the time the night was over!! In fact, I didn't eat Reese's Peanut Butter Cups again for several years because just the thought of them brought back memories of my awful stomach ache from that evening. (Do you remember that, Tia?)

I haven't seen Tia or anyone from her family for probably 15 years, but I ran into her last month on my very last day in Utah. She wanted some updated pictures of her adorable family, so we pulled together a last minute photo shoot. She has some of the cutest kids ever! It was so much fun to be able to spend a bit of time with her family and get back in touch with an old friend.

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