Friday, August 20, 2010

Two peas in a pod

If the measure of a visit is how sad you are when you drop your company off at the airport...then our visit was amazing!!  It's so weird to have a long distance friend.  It's the opposite of any other friendship I've ever had.  Normally you meet someone, get really close, THEN they move or you move away. 

But I have this backward friendship with Lissa.  This is only our third face to face meeting in less than a year.  Which is quite amazing if you factor in that we live 1700 miles apart.  To have her actually sitting on my deck, standing in my kitchen or riding in my car just felt surreal.

I was pretty nervous about her coming.  She lives in a magazine worthy home with the most amazing views you'll ever find.  Her and her girls have to eat gluten I was afraid of poisoning them.  But it worked out okay.  I think she liked my farmy country house.  She loved sitting on my deck with the views of the farm and all the cornfields.  She got to listen to crickets and locusts:)  

We had to go to the Mall of America.  It's just one of those "have to do" things when people come here. 

The girls loved the American Girl store of course.

One morning we got up early and drove to a little lake town for breakfast.  She loved that day.

We found a little store that spoke her name.

Ah and no it wasn't this one;)

We had a couple of gorgeous sunny days.  Squeezed in a little pool time.

We had our date night.  I took her to my favorite restaurant and we soaked in the sun on the patio, devoured our yummy food and then took in the new Julia Roberts movie Eat Pray Love.  It was a great night.

The last day turned out really gloomy which was disappointing.  I wanted her to be showered with sunshine while she was here.  But on the upside it turned out perfect for a fire.  We roasted marshmallows and just enjoyed the night.

Our sweet little ones struggled a bit.  They are two peas in a pod and we knew they would.

But all in all the girls left with some wonderful new friendships.

Every morning I would stumble down into the kitchen and Lissa would be waiting for in hand, ready to talk a thousand miles an hour.  She's a morning person and I'm not:)  She's passionate, intense, funny and thoughtful and I'm so grateful to call her one of my closest friends.   That's what I missed as I drank my coffee alone this morning.  I missed my friend.  I wish she was here right now to talk my head off and make me laugh.  How can four days go so fast??

Have a blessed day.

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  1. I love good times with my good friends. You're right though, it goes way too fast.

  2. Becky! I was waiting for this post - and I'm so thankful you wrote it SO quickly! I can imagine the perfect time you guys had together. Lissa told me about how amazingly special your friendship is and I can see how it radiates through the photos. Through the miles - it is a bond that is can stand any distance.

    What fun you had - doing all things that are so perfectly representative of your town!

    HUGS to you - and here's to hoping for a SoCal trip in your *near* future!!


  3. Oh, it looks like you had a wonderful time together! What a blessing that you've been able to be together three times in one year living that far away!! :)

  4. Aw, you guys are too cute! What a fun time with a good friend. Love it!

  5. What a perfect 4 days!! What a special friendship that has been created!

    Your hair looks so do you like the brazilian blowout?? You have me REALLY wanting to do it!

  6. Looks like you had a fabulous time!!! What a great friendship!!! You guys look so cute!! You have the same smile!!! I am sure she was just as sad to leave as you were to see her go.

  7. i miss you so!!! and you posted those ugly laughing pics... booger!!!

    I should've called you just to talk your ear off.

    I've been up since 5:30!

    I will miss you girl!

    lova lova lova you!

  8. ya;ll are just the cutest!!!
    love your little backwards friendship story. the best!

  9. I LOVE that you two are so close and that the friendship has turned out so sweet.

    That is only something that the Lord could do...and he just meant for your friendship to be a gift to one another.

  10. so sweet that ya'll had such a nice time

  11. I was just thinking about you two this morning. So glad you had a great visit together! I bet you had memorable conversations & memories to last a lifetime (or at least a few months until you get to reunite again). :)

  12. Awww you two look soooooo beautiful in all of your pictures and so do the kiddos. Great photos!
    God has indeed blessed you and Lissa with a real and wonderful friendship, even with it being a long distance one. I can see the love through my computer screen! I'm so glad you had this memory making time together and that little chicks made memories too and fit right in with making great friendships.

    Sometimes blessing like this just make you want to burst with thankfulness don't they...

    I loved seeing your special week-thank you Becky!

    Lee Ann

  13. oops sorry I can't spell today. I meant to say:

    Sometimes blessings like this just make you want to burst with thankfulness don't they.

    I'll answer my own question: YES THEY DO!!!!

  14. becky,

    this is such a sweet post. what a beautiful friendship. I love that technology enables us to find friends we otherwise would never cross paths with. What a beautiful thought! :) So glad you had a good visit!!

  15. I got a little teary eyed on this entry.... Missing my best girl friend....

    SO glad you had such a great time!!! :o) Cherish the memories! :o)

  16. Oh, what a fabulous post! So sweet, the photos and words you wrote. I think it is so neat you have a long distance friendship! It's just too precious. It doesn't really matter how far away someone is, we are all connected in so many ways. Are you already making plans for the next get together??? ;)

  17. This sounds perfect! It really made me miss my BFF that lives on the opposite coast. I loved this re-cap and you girls are beautiful!

  18. that's funny, my best friend of 30 years just flew in monday and left this morning at 6am. Our last day was gloomy too, we sat by the pool and we have the same picture of our feet only in beach sand :)

  19. What precious/priceless memories!! sweet friends truly are one of life's greatest Blessings!

  20. *THIS* is what my "real" life friends just simply do not get about it is able to bring two kindred spirits together from so far away, so closely.

    And that is exactly what you and the beautiful Lissa seem like-kindred spirits.

    Here's to many more years of friendship!

    Have a wonderful Friday!

  21. I'm glad you had a wonderful four days.

    Aren't friends the best? Both old and new...

  22. I adore Lissa's blog, so I'm super thrilled to hear that she is as perfectly wonderful as I thought her to be. Looks like an amazing time was had!!

  23. IT looks like you ladies had a fun visit...there is nothing like a wonderful friend to warm your heart! Y'all are cute!

  24. Precious, beautiful, precious!!!!
    I love it that you have this in one another.
    Love this post, love the pictures.
    Love you girls!

  25. I love hearing about your time together!!! What fun.... friendships like yours enriches your life!! So happy for you both!!!!
    have a great weekend,

  26. Sounds like you had a wonderful four days. Love the pictures, you two ladies are beautiful!! I sure missed your posts, glad to have your smiley face back!! : ) Hope you have a great weekend!

  27. Looks like you two tore up the town!! I'm so jealous that you have an American Girl store near you... what Ava and I wouldn't give for that!!! LOL

    Fun times.

  28. How fun are you two??? Love that blogland can bring 2 girls together like this! Sounds like you had a blast!!


  29. ~*~* Such a sweet post!! You two look like sisters~ So nice having a besty like that!Love your blog btw.. RAchel ~*~*

  30. What a great time that you had! I am so happy for you! It is so nice to see that a close friendship can come out of any circumstance and distance! Thank you so much for sharing and hopefully you can get to see her soon again!!!

  31. Oh my goodness I love that you two are friends! She is so adorable, I love her blog! How wonderful for her to visit with her girls. You all look like you had so much fun. When is the next trip, are you heading to her, lol?

  32. Cute cute pics! So glad you guys had such a fun time together. :)

  33. That's exactly how I feel when I go home from visiting my best friend in Minnesota - I cry the minute the plane takes off from MSP headed back to SJC! Looks like you had a wonderful time. I hope the "lake" town you took her to was Excelsior! If not, be sure to take her there next time shes in town.


  34. Love this post, so sweet. What a friend you have in Lissa!

    On another note, curious how you get your photos so big :)

    If you have a spare minute I would love a quick tutorial!

  35. I'm so happy that you got some time with Lissa! You two are the cutest EVAH. Seriously pretty girls. :)

  36. You make me miss my long distance friends - and they're only two hours away. I can't imagine them being farther. I'm glad you had a wonderful visit.

  37. what wonderful memories you have made and
    such a sweet friendship! you're both too cute!

  38. what a sweet friendship you share! definitely one worthy of lasting a lifetime. you, lissa and your lil' gals are just so pretty pretty!

  39. It sure looks like you two had a great visit. You are so lucky to have such a special friendship. Was that the Hot Moma store in Maple Grove? I live in Minnesota too :)

  40. Oh wow! How fun is that?! I'm so glad you had a great time! Hang in there :) I know it's hard to be without friends sometimes.... time to dive into some inspiration and let those creative juices flow!

  41. Thank you for sharing your 4 days with your friend with us. It sounds like you both had a wonderful time. Your all looked so beautiful in the photos. I love visiting your blog. :)


  42. Awww....
    There is nothing
    like a kindred spirit.
    So happy that you
    got to spend these
    wonderful days with
    one of yours!
    xx Suzanne
    PS: I recognize
    that little lake town : )

  43. LOVE IT!
    You two are the best! & beautiful inside and out

  44. I love that you two had this time together. I love all the photos and the one with E and F holding hands all dressed up is precious!

  45. i miss you! so i'm just reading this again while i wait to leave for the airport! yippee!!! I got some big teddy bear sunflowers at the market this morning and I have my yummy "becky" candle in the kitchen.

  46. I have loved reading about your visit on her post and now yours...I LOVE you both! I am so happy that you guys could get together for this visit...I have no doubts that you will always be dear friends! :D

  47. Well, time flies when you're having fun, right? From your smiles, it looks like you & Lissa had lots of it!

  48. Oh Becky ~ what a great time you had with sweet Lissa!! I absolutely LOVE the picture of the two of you in front of the flowers! Sounds like you had a fantastic time and plenty of bonding time for the girls too.

  49. Hey Becky...
    What sweet pictures!!! Glad you had so much fun.

  50. Its awesome to have great friends like that:O) You are Blessed:O)

  51. i love how God blesses us with just the friends we need. You are both adorable and the happiness that radiates from your friendship is evident in your beautiful smiling faces.

  52. Friendship is such a wonderful thing! You girls look like you had a fabulous time! A few little birds told me you had the brazilian blowout and loved it!! I was trying to see if you had a post about it so I wouldn't bug you with questions but couldn't find anything...Should I go for it? Did you love it that much!
    Thanks a bunch!

  53. Wow, I'm so jealous! What a lovely vacation time with such a wonderful friendship.

    PS. I think you two look completely natural in front of the hot mama sign.

  54. sooo sweet becky! glad you enjoyed your time together!! looks like you had a ball! xo

  55. Such a special time together & for the little ones too!


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