Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Good Friends, Good Times

Friendship is a tricky thing.  It's ever evolving, ever changing.  One minute you are besties with someone and the next, you can't stand the sight of each other.  I've been on both sides of this.  I've been friends with people that I thought would be my friends forever and now I don't even talk to them.  I have become friends with people I never thought I'd be friends with.  I've also reconnected with great friends from my past.  I've learned the hard way that friends come and go but true friends are always there whenever you need them the most, no matter what your history is.  I've realized over the past few weeks that I truly have amazing friends and I've been blessed with the gift of true friendship throughout my almost 30 years.

This weekend was filled with these friends.  The Hubs started our weekend bright and early at Crate & Barrel for some bridal shower gift shopping/desk buying.  Let me just tell you....I love C&B.  Like big puffy heart love.  I wanted to move everything in that store into my house.  So we bought our desk, said bye to the kids and the Hubs's mom, and continued on our date day/night.  We did some shopping at International, ended back at C&B, headed to Westshore, went home to drop everything off and let the pup out, and then got all dolled up to celebrate my friend Mindy's birthday.

Side note....let me start off by saying my time at All Children's has allowed me to meet the greatest people.  Nicole, Mindy, Tori, and Whitney are amazing and I am so blessed to have them in my life.  We have so much in common and have such a good time together, even if we're all at different stages in our lives.  I'm thrilled beyond words that my transition to clinic hasn't affected our friendships too much.  I probably see them outside of work more now than I did when we all worked on the same unit.

So we headed out to the Columbia (best food ever) and had a great dinner, even if we did have to eat in the dark.  Then we packed it all in and headed to Channelside and Howl at the Moon for a night of fun, singing, and colored straws!!!
Me and the Hubs at dinner
The Birthday Girl
My girls!!!  Obviously we had a few cameras going at one time
Drinking from across the table
Up on stage with the other birthday girls (kinda making fun of them!!!)
Straws taking over the table
View from my seat
Our Happy Birthday message and a general statement about the night
The next day we picked up the kiddos, had brunch with the Hubs's family and then it was back home for naps.  I went out and had dinner with Becca.  Let me tell you, I've missed this girl.  I don't think I've seen her in person since before Haiti.....WHAT?!?!?!  How did that happen???  We had a great time catching up and enjoying each other's company.  And realizing that we were destined to be in each other's lives! We obviously took the obligatory picture and this is what happened:
What is wrong with my face?  Is it the sun?  Am I in pain? Is it the company?  
Finally a good one!!!  Profile pic worthy!!!!
Every day I thank God that I have these amazing girls (and many more people) in my life. I just can't imagine life without them.

So here's to fun, love, and friendships that last a lifetime!!!


  1. This made me so happy to read. : ] I'm glad that we finally got together and please let's never wait so long again. I'm so glad you're in my life and my friend-soulmate. : ] Love you.

  2. Ps: Also love that you shared the hilarious face pic!

  3. How fun, looks like an awesome weekend & I love those long strawss haha. Cute pic of you & Becca :-)

  4. What a fun night you had...I've never seen such long straws haha!

    p.s. - you and Becca actually look a lot alike in those pictures :)