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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

happy, sad, and everything in between

Where have I been!? I can't believe it's really been pretty MIA for a week. But I have a good excuse...

Do you remember Mandy? She came to visit me! She brought her adorable baby boy, Special K, with her and made me all kinds of happy! We had a great visit that went completely too fast and ended entirely too soon. As I dropped her off at the airport this morning and hugged and kissed that sweet baby boy I became so sad. We live so far apart and I don't know when we will see each other next.

I thought that at the end of 5 days of being together she'd be sick of me and my kids and that she'd be itching to get out of here. I thought that I'd be ready to get back to normal (as I always am when company leaves). Neither proved true. While she did want to get home to see her husband, she wasn't ready to leave and I didn't want her to leave!

I'm so grateful that she was able to come out here. It was so fun and exciting to see each other on a new level. We've been fun and irresponsible college kids together. Now we got to see each other as wives, mothers, and women. It was eye-opening, a bit surreal, and so wonderful!

The connection that Mandy and I have never ceases to amaze me. It's like we can read each other's thoughts. It's sappy, I know, but I have no doubt that Mandy and I knew each other at some other point in time and were meant to meet and be friends at this time.

I completely fell in love with her little 9-month-old son! Check out the cuteness of this kid:



He the most sweet and loving baby! I miss him already. I kept telling Mandy that she could just leave him with me, but for some reason she wanted to keep him around.

In other news...A few of you asked to see the paint in Little Sister's room...here you go!


I can't figure out what those two reflections are (the round one and the square one)...but I couldn't get a picture without them!

12 comments:

Jami said...

Special K is so cute! It was really fun to meet Mandy, she's a sweetheart.

Little sisters room is so cute. You are very talented.

Valarie said...

look at those cheeks! he looks like he could be yours. I'm glad you had a nice visit.

ellen said...

College friends are the best!

ALI said...

ghosts, the reflections are ghosts or spirits, don't you watch any scary movies!!! (just kidding)

Mandy said...

Mandy said...
I know you won't be surprised when I say...I was feeling the same exact way. I love and miss your family so much already, but am so grateful for the time we got to share. You're a great friend and I had a great time meeting all your "online friends" (sorry I don't know the special short for...oh wait "mof's" ?

SORRY COMMENTED ON THE WRONG ONE AT FIRST. Just shows my great computer attention to detail.

Char said...

Mandy's kid is nearly as cute as my kid by the same name!

Loving little sister's room!

Rachelle said...

Such cute pics! it sounds like you guys had a wonderful time together!

Nikkie said...

He is just a cutie! I'm glad that you had a great time with your friend! Little sisters room looks great!

itybtyfrog said...

I hate it when fun visits come to an end! That little boy is adorable. Makes me want to kiss those chubby cheeks. Love the paint in the babies room....awesome!

Mama Darlin' said...

Special K's cuteness should be bottled and saved for posterity!!!

Lee said...

CUTE!! What an adorable baby. And I love your little girls room!

lambie-pie said...

I love the quilt on the rocker, do you know where the pattern came from? Sorry, I'm a little quilt obsessed!
I read about your moving too, I hope it all works out for you. We lived in AZ for 6 years and just moved a year ago. It has it's good points. Take care,
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