Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Old Friends & New Babies!!

Yesterday was a crazy, whirlwind day!!

It started with a visit from my very best friend in the whole world, Katie, for lunch.

(Please take note of our amazing, time perfected skills at taking a picture of ourselves. I'm not even cropping it, so you can fully appreciate our incredible talent. :) Someday I'll have to do a post of all our self-taken photos over the years.)

Last April, she had her first little one, so I had packed up all my baby gear for her to use. A few weeks ago I realized that my Sister-in-law, Cara was nearing her due date, so Katie & I made plans to get all that gear back to me from Memphis. Only, we had a horrible snow storm that kept her from coming.

No big deal, we'll just do it the next week. . .Katie got strep throat.

OK, OK. We still have time. Big snow storm AGAIN the next week.

Which brings us to this weekend. I learned that due to some slight complications, Cara was going to be induced on Monday morning. Well, Friday was Katie's anniversary, so the best we could do was Monday for lunch.

It was a quick visit, but we got the stuff to Cara and it was so great to have a chance to visit with Katie, even if only for a few hours!

Katie and I met at school when we were 11 back in Kansas. Almost instantaneously we were best friends. Since, even through college, we've never lived more than 3 hours apart. When we moved to Tennessee, we were both in the state within a month, totally independently of each other.

However, now we both have careers & families, making it very difficult to get together often. In fact, the last time I saw her was last April to welcome her new little one.

What's so amazing about our friendship, and I'd like to think all best friends, is that it really doesn't matter how much time has actually passed. When we get together, it's like no time has passed at all. There might be a little catch up in the conversation, but no awkwardness or not knowing what to say or talk about.

And, in some very exciting news, we got to welcome a new little girl into our family!!!
Mekenzie Elise (and I'm realizing just now I'm not sure how they're spelling that. . .oops!) is 6 pounds 1 ounce (Oh so tiny!!!!) and 19 and 3/4 inches long. So precious!!. The sisters are elated to have a baby around and a girl cousin. They want to go back to the hospital again tonight.

I'm planning on taking some photos next weekend of her for Cara, so hopefully I'll have you oohing and aahing very soon!

Hope you have a great day today! I'm still on cloud 9 from getting to hold such a precious little bundle!!


1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you two were finally able to connect! I know exactly what you mean about best friends. Lea and I have been doing it for years. I got to spend the day with her last week. Wonderful!


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