Friday, June 18, 2010

Seasons of Friendship

This afternoon, I am flying out to spend the weekend with my best friend, Carianne. We met in summer marching band before our sophomore year in high school (way back in '94). We have been the best of friends ever since - that's 16 years! We truly are forever friends. We been through so many joys and sorrows together in life and we were each other's Maid/Matron of Honor. We have memories galore!!!
Obviously, I live in Dallas and she lives in Lubbock - so with a few hours and miles separating us, and very busy schedules and calendars, we don't get to see each other that often. We decided to make more of an effort to see each other a few times a year - either I go visit her, she comes here or we meet somewhere together. We decided a great way to keep up with it is to try and get together once a season. Surely, every three months we can find time to catch up and have some fun. Carianne came up with the brilliant name "Seasons of Friendship". She even made this adorable banks for us to save money in between seasons for our trip. It has all sorts of cute seasonal stickers on it representing each season. We also decided we have to bring 3 things when we get together...a new recipe we've tried since the last time we met, a gift for the other ($10 or less) and a greeting card to be opened after our weekend is over and we are back home. We are also going to take a picture of us each time we get together and keep them in a photo album. Hopefully we'll have lots of "seasons of friendship" pictures. It should be a fun weekend and more memories will be made. We plan to do some eating, shopping, game playing and lots of talking! We'll also do some playing with her sweet boy, Owen (who will be 7 months old on Father's Day). Carianne is pregnant with Owen in this picture - this was last summer!

I'm really looking forward to the weekend. I will however miss my two sweet boys...
They went to visit John's parents and family in Arkansas for the weekend. I know they are having a great time!

Hope you have a fun weekend...until we meet again!
Riley

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