Ellie went bowling for the first time this weekend for a friend’s birthday party. It was so funny to watch her bowl. She would push the ball as hard as she could and then just wait and wait while it SLOWLY made its way toward the pins…beaming if it hit just one. As fun as it was to bowl, she was more into the shoes! She thought they were so cute and loved that they matched her outfit. I’m not normally into bowling shoes…or bowling at all for that matter, but I have to admit that the shoes, along with my Ellie, were pretty cute that day.
Koni was just here with me in San Diego for a visit. We had a great time together (like always). Stayed up way too late chatting…we can talk for hours. Koni and I have been close friends for a very long time. We go back – WAY BACK – in fact we met in Kindergarten. We hung out in the same circles of friends until 9th grade when we both made the High School Drill Team. It was then that we paired up…and have pretty much stuck together ever since! If we were ever without the other one in High School or College people would ask us where our “other half” was. We always had so much fun together and got along so great because we have everything in common. Koni and I both got our Elem. Education degrees, got jobs teaching school, put our husbands through Law School, both ended up in San Diego (although now she has ditched me and moved home to Utah!), and now are both busy moms staying home with our kids…we each have two little girls – of course! We can talk about anything and everything. We finish each others sentences and know what the other one is thinking with just a glance. We’ve been there for each other through pretty much everything in life – school, various boyfriends, graduations, weddings, babies and MANY different hairstyles! Even now that we don’t talk everyday, when we do get together we pick up right where we left off like we haven’t been apart at all. Here is a little trip down memory lane…
First day of Kindergarten-I’m the one posing in the
cream and blue dress. Koni is the tall one (of
course) behind me with the pig tails. (1982)
AND – My b-day party in 8th or 9th grade.
Sorry Car – not the cutest pic of you…or any of us! (1990ish)
Trip to Hollywood AND – skiing at Brian Head.
Yes – the name tag in the picture above says Kenny and
that is Kenny in the skiing picture. My husband and I go
back almost as far as Koni and I do! :) (1993)
Christmas morning – this picture makes me smile.
One year Koni and I gave each other the EXACT
same thing for Christmas. Popcorn bowl with the movie
Dirty Dancing. We had a thing for Dirty Dancing.
“Nobody puts Baby in a corner” (1992 )
AND – One of our favorite things to do was save our money
and then head to Vegas to go shopping. Great picture –
I’m lovin’ the wall paper and hair! Spring Break (1995)
The other night I ran upstairs to tuck Ellie in bed for the SECOND time (“please please one more story…just one more drink of water…my friends – a.k.a dolls and stuffed animals – are cold and need covers.”). Ellie is a master staller. When I came back downstairs I found Kenny sound asleep – he had crashed (mid-sentence on his laptop) on the couch. He has been traveling a lot for work and working around the clock to close an IPO (Initial Public Offering – attorney lingo). It has kept him incredibly busy for the last few months. My husband is such a hard worker. His job is intense and VERY demanding. He works so hard all day and hurries home at night so he can play with the girls, help me get them to bed, answer all of my endless computer questions and assist with my many house projects. On a good night and if we’re lucky we get to sneak in one previously recorded show, but he is usually working while the TV is on. Then I head to bead and he stays up late to do more work. He has very little down time for himself and I know it can be exhausting. I don’t know how he does it! He is an amazing attorney, husband and daddy and I love him so much! Thanks babe – for all you do…
It was so much fun having my sister here. Now that she’s gone I’m having major Carly withdrawals! Carly is like a drug for me. Those of you who know my sister know what I mean. She is such a CRACK UP! Hilarious personality. She definitely brings out my silliest side. We stayed up so late every night talking and laughing. She makes me feel like a little kid again…
Miss you Car!
Easter was so much fun this year! Carly, Shawn and baby Claire (my sister and her cute family) came to visit and we all had such a blast. These are pics from the annual egg hunt our little family goes to each year. It is held at a local park and so much fun for the kids…total madness for the parents! Wouldn’t feel like Easter without it!