Monday, September 23, 2013


Yesterday my family spent the afternoon hanging out with my oldest friends (and their partners and kids) We watched football, ate yummy food, and gawked at our little babies running around the house, playing with each other for hours.

My friends are amazing. Most I've known since I was in kindergarden and the other half joined our circle in high school. We have grown up together. Laughed together, cried together, supported each other, and loved each other for, well over a decade and in some cases over TWO decades.

As Tony and I drove away from the party I got all teary (pregnancy hormonies make me oh-so schmoooopy). We talked about how wonderful my friends are, how beautiful they are, how kind and loving they are. It occurred to me that all of my friends in this fabulous circle are in relationships with amazing men (and one woman), and they're all happy. Truly happy.

I can't tell you how much joy I get in seeing all of my pals happy, settled, successful. They inspire me and I'm sure that I inspire them. It's a really lovely thing to have such an amazing group of women to love and look up to.

This picture is (obviously) from my wedding which was five and a half years ago. It's the only one that I have with [almost all] of the girls. We're missing Carly and Nicole. 

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