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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Too much fun to stop for pictures

We've been back from Kansas for almost 2 1/2 years now, and already it's feeling like a distant memory. I miss my house and my income, and one or two friends (Jen, that's you), but I've gotta tell you, I don't miss much else.
Lisa & Jen, my next-door neighbors in KS
Our friend Adam, definitely miss him too!

My Kansas house
Kansas and I were never made for each other. I was made for city lights, entertainment, fun, family, friends, constant interaction...

Kansas, on the other hand... well, it is meant for wide open spaces and combine derbies. (No joke, I went to what I thought would be a rodeo and ended up watching gigantic tractors run head-on into each other, complete with an announcer and cash prizes for the tractor that fell apart the least. I had absolutely no idea there was such a thing, and still I can hardly believe it myself.)

Besides my family (which is large and pretty close-knit), and having babysitters for important events, the thing I missed most was having girlfriends to spend my time with.

Jamie with Andrea's niece & my baby
Andrea loves my babies
Andrea, me, Jenn at Andrea's bachelorette party

Tonight is Girls' Night for Jamie's birthday, and I'm totally psyched. I don't think I will ever take friends for granted again, after the time I spent without any.

Now these girls are my writing partners, as we all have the same dream: to find our names on the binding of a book on a B&N shelf someday. Our schedules only align about once a month (if that), and now that two of us are parents and the other two are career women, we have to squeeze in time together after the kids go to bed and before we collapse from exhaustion... Most of the time we communicate through the writing blog or e-mail, and Jenn & and I (SaHM's) text almost constantly about every random thing under the sun (but mostly about how we both suck at being housewives). 

Jenn & Jamie
Me & Jamie

These girls are the kind you keep for a lifetime, and I just can't tell you how happy I am to have them back. I've only known Jamie for a year and a half now, but Andrea and I have been friends since 5th grade (whoa, maybe I shouldn't admit that it's been 16 years since then!) and Jenn and I have been friends since 7th.

Now that I think about it, it's pretty weird how these are the only pictures I have of us together, after so long... we definitely need to update! We rarely remember to bring a camera AND use it, as we're generally just having fun talking about obscene things and laughing for hours until we are forced to sleepily drive home. :)

What do you say, Ladies? Is tonight picture-worthy?

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