Monday, July 6, 2009

Time to Love on your Friends.....


Happy Monday everyone! Did you have a wonderful Independence Day? We did- I'll post more on that later. Kids are at soccer camp this AM and Ian is barely sleeping, so I have a quick minute to join into Friend Makin' Monday. To find out more about FMM, please visit Kasey at All That's Good. This week, Kelli from Outside My Kitchen Window is hosting and has a fun question:

Tell us about your BFF...where did you meet, was it BFF at first sight, how long have you been friends, etc.

What makes her your BFF...what is it about this person that makes her so special to you?

What a great topic!! I get to gush all about my friend, Christie. Many of you know her from Pop Rocks for Breakfast. I have been incredibly blessed to have her in my life. Where do I start??


6 years ago, right about this time, our little family was expecting baby #2 and needed a bigger house to live in. God blessed us with Jack on HIS timing....which was absolutely perfect, so we made the decision to move rather quickly and quite unexpectedly. we found the perfect house and were moving in on a hot July day when over came our new neighbors with a plate full of warm chocolate chip cookies and a bottle of sparkling lemonade. And of course, we instantly clicked.
They had an adorable red-headed little girl that was just about Morganne's age. So that similarity initially brought us together for birthday parties, playdates, and trips to story time at the library. The more time we spent together, the more we realized how much fun we had together.
We have so many incredible memories together. Christie loves to celebrate and always finds fun things for us to do together as families. From Children's Christmas Parades to Breakfast with Santa, to game-playing ice days and pedicures with the girls, to filming a reality home-improvement show together (that will be for another post- what fun!) and photo-scavenger hunts. We have had so many incredible memories together!!
What makes Christie so dear to me is that I can tell her anything. She is a Godly women and I trust her implicitly. She is a wonderful "second mom" to my kids...they have never NOT known life without Miss Christie and she spoils them rotten and treats them as if they were her own children. She is one of the most giving ladies I have ever known, always asking what can she do to help and offering even when you never ask....

Crazy Halloween parties.....

We think so alike that even living in different cities, we managed to pick out the same winter coat....
I thank God that he placed us in our little home right next door to their family. And even with 3 hours between us, we still manage to see each other often!! My prayer is that never changes. She is so much more to me than a friend...she is the sister I never had.






27 comments:

Nancy said...

Oh, what a blessing for you both and a wonderful post! Love the coats! By the way, aren't you also wearing the same shoes?!?! ;)

Michelle said...

What an awesome friendship the two of you have. I also love the photo with the green jackets, matching jeans and shoes. Too Cute! :)

Melinda said...

What a great tribute to your best friend! I love that you are still close, even though you are farther apart from one another. That's such a talent!

Juls said...

The green coats are adorable!
:)
I enjoyed reading about you and your best friend. Have a great week.

Alli said...

Amazing how God works in amazing ways...who knew when you bought your home that you would be placed to someone so amazing with an amazing family to boot? I am so glad you have someone like her in your life!

Vivienne said...

I love it! I love the green coats but the shoes looklike they are the same, too.

It is so great when you meet someone and connect so quickly. Sometimes the "click" is almost audible.

Rhonda said...

It is such a blessing to have such a great friend! I love how you picked out the same coat! Shoes look the same too! How funny! What great memories!

Lins said...

You know it's real when you end up with the same fashion sense! I love the pictures...y'all are fabulous!

Happy FMM!

J.J. said...

I loved reading about each of you on each others blog!!! That is so awesome! Sorry that you guys don't live so near to each other anymore...but man you were both lucky to live so close to each other!!!

Happy FMM!

Bitter Sweet Moments said...

Happy FMM!!! What a great story of friendship!!

Tina said...

Loved reading about each of you on each others blogs. Great friends are the best.

Fellow Texan here...really nice to read so Texas blogs!

I'm following your blog now...

Happy FMM!

Lindsay said...

awww all of these wonderful posts are making me tear up! I love hearing about everyone's best friends and how they meet.. so sweet!

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

I should never ever check your blog while I'm at work, because I have tears now, and am totally distracted! :-) Thanks for such a sweet post. I just adore you and thank God every day for blessing me with your friendship. I'm glad the distance hasn't changed our relationship (but if you're ever inclined to move back to Dallas, I will help you move!!).

Love you, Becca!
-Christie

Allyson said...

Sounds like a wonderful person to have in your life. :)

Happy FMM!

Connie Weiss said...

Can I be friends with you and Christie? I think I love both of you....

Heather said...

Such a sweet story! I didn't even know you and Christie were real-life friends until I read her post this morning. You are both very lucky!

Happy FMM!

snickie said...

"great minds think alike."

nice coats, ;)

Shawn said...

What a great friend!

I love it when I meet someone and know instantly it will be a life-long friend. I have a few of those and cherish them dearly!

Jolanthe said...

The matching green coats are GREAT! :)

Happy FMM!

Chrissy said...

What an awesome friendship, I love friends become family. That is the best!

Happy FMM!

shortmama said...

Awww so sweet!

Kelli said...

I think it's so sweet how close you are. I could tell that before this post. What a special friendship. Thanks for sharing.

Susana said...

What a blessing to have her in your life and your children's!

Happy FMM--cute pics of the two of you too!

Emily said...

great post! That's totally the way I feel about my BFF too!

Jessica said...

Sweet post, Becca!

Kasey said...

Hey girl! I am loving the green coats! You two are so much fun I want to come hang out with you 2 girls some time because I know it would be a rockin' good time! I could get a green coat and we could all be triplets or something! ha!!

I would love to help your son out with the postcards from around the states thing. Just tell me for sure what I need to do and email me your address! I'll hook you guys up! have a great night!

♥ Kenz ♥ said...

Sooooooo cute! I can't believe you picked the same coats! That is sooo awesome!

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