If you write a blog, do you find yourself thinking in blog posts? As the following was happening, I kept thinking "omg this blog post just keeps getting better!" Haha! As you know from my last post, Haven and I made a trip to my hometown in Louisiana. My parents grew up there and so did I... we moved to Tulsa when I was 14. All 3 of us are blessed to still be in touch with our best friends from there. They are all the kind of people that no matter how much time has passed, we pick up right where we left off. We've known them forever, they were in our weddings, and now all of them have held our babies (and now grandbabies!)
This is Joey, my dad's best friend. They have been friends since their sophomore year in high school. When I was little, we used to go over to "Uncle Joey's" house all the time. I love this guy! When I was young he used to say, "Hey good lookin'! Whatcha got cookin'?!" I got a kick out of it every time and it has stuck with me all these years! Such a sweet man and a great friend to my Dad. I love watching them interact and laugh together... I can just picture them as high schoolers having a blast. What a cool thing that after all these years, "Uncle Joey" got to hold my dad's granddaughter?! Awesome.
This is Donna, my mom's best friend. They have been friends since kindergarten! That's like 45 years people! I remember getting to see Donna several times growing up, however she moved to Massachusetts so the visits were few and far between. I do distinctively remember many times growing up that we would ask for Mom and Dad would say, "she's on the phone with Donna" and we just knew not to bother her (except we probably did and got the "I'm on the phone" look! Haha!) Such a sweet lady... my mom prefers quality over quantity in the friend department so this lady is so special to all of us!
And last but certainly not least, my best friend Keri. We have known each other since we were 3! We were in preschool together, took dance class together, went to all of each other's birthday parties, were in the gifted group at school together (yes, we are nerds), did Halloween together (I wish I could show you a picture of the phone and caller id box, genius!), were cheerleaders together, made secret handshakes together, and the list goes on and on. But we only had 1 class together in all our years going to school together! Crazy! I have seen her almost every time I have visited my hometown since we moved. We both have Accounting degrees (yes, that is my degree, believe it or not!). Then she was in my wedding. And one of the first people I told I was pregnant. I was so excited to introduce Haven to her and she was so excited to meet her. It was surreal introducing my baby to my best friend and thinking that Haven is just 3 years shy of when Keri and I met! I hope Haven can find this kind of long-lasting friendship. Keri, you are so dear to me! I am blessed to have you in my life! I love you!
How cute are we?! Just sayin.'