Project 52: Week 16

Almost 8 years ago, I packed up all of my essentials and moved about 400 miles south of where I grew up.  I managed to adjust relatively quickly to the slower pace of life, the southern drawls, and life without really good bagels and Italian food.  What took a little longer to get used to was the distance between me and my bestest bud.  For the first few years, I was able to get back north about 4 times a year to visit, but two small children (and astronomical gas prices) have cut my visits back to only once or twice a year.  What's so incredible is that when Dayna and I do get together, we pick up right where we left off.  The only thing that changes is the size of my kids (and maybe a few more gray hairs on my head).  It's so cool how my kids only see her a few times a year, but love her like she's with them every single day.  While I'm always exhausted after our visits (laughing until you either cry or pee in your pants burns a lot of calories!), I always feel like my battery has been recharged, I feel like me again, and I start looking at my calendar to see when we can get together next.  

Poor little Camryn was sick all weekend, but took full advantage of having another person to cuddle with. 


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  1. Bitch! You made me cry once again! You always do this damn you! I love love love you and can't imagine going another 3-4 months without seeing the smiles of you and your children. I was looking at my calendar on the plane and trying to figure out my next visit too...one in which I hope my hubby will accompany me...and maybe even Monty too! xoxo

  2. Aren't friends that make you laugh 'till you cry/pee the absolute best kind of friends. Friendships like that are worth holding on to.

  3. Old friends that know all your secrets are the best.