Thursday, February 11, 2010

My Bestie


I've been meaning to write this post for awhile, cause she is now the only IRL friend that knows about my blog (aside from hubby). L and I met back in sophomore year of high school, went to UofI together, she got married 8/31/03 and I got married 8/13/05, she was my MOH, we lived down the street from each other in the city, and now are lucky enough to live down the block from each other in the suburb where we grew up!! She just had a little boy in June, who is so adorable...and hopefully I'll get ku here soon so baby B doesn't have to be my baby-sitter, hah!

I don't have a sister, but if I could pick one it would be L. I knew the minute I met her she was unlike any of my other friends, which I was totally drawn too. She is different from me in so many ways, she goes to therapy every week, she keeps her house freaky clean (I'm talking if you walked in her house there would be NO sign she has a baby), she doesn't watch tons of tv, she goes to bed at 9pm (gasp) and gets up at 6am, she ran two marathons, she doesn't subscribe to gossip mags, she goes to church on Sundays, she's a fab writer, she will strike up a conversation with a complete stranger, and biggest shocker...this girl doesn't shop (its scary the self control she has...I mean she's never even bought a pair of uggs?!?).

And then there's me, well obviously I LOVE to shop, I get every gossip/fashion magazine, we had to get an extra DRV to record all our shows, I'm so bad about keeping my house clean, I don't workout (but am great at making marathon signs and spotting you in the crowd), I'm super shy and cringe when people I don't know try to make conversation with me, I'm a math person, I go to church once a year on Christmas eve, I go to bed at 1am and try to get up 15 min. before I catch the train, I own like 4 pairs of uggs, and two pairs of ugg slippers, hah!

But the biggest similarity between L and I is we love to have fun. Silly, goofy, hilarious, pee in your pants (literally) type of fun. We once went to poms camp for 3 days and each packed about 12 pairs of underwear and went through them ALL! I laugh so much when I'm around her, and I love it. Some of my favorite memories (and please don't judge us, we were young, stupid and usually drunk in our younger days) are rolling down the sledding hill, in summer, draped in garbage bags (cause of the geese poop, duh), summers at the pool, smoking my first cigarette and then puking, playing some pretty dirty pranks in our freshman year dorms, living on diet cokes and oatmeal squares, going to Hilton Head, going to Napa, bonfires in L's backyard, basement parties at my house, taking shots of vodka in our bedrooms until our tongues were numb, tee peeing, hot tubbing, and about a million more things where you "just had to be there"!

I also love L cause she's smart, gives really good advice, she has the most clever analogies and loves to just chat!!! I can literally talk to her on the phone for hours, and I hate when days go by that I don't talk to her. It feels weird, like something is missing. And it was for these same reasons that I outed my blog to her. Blogging is super important to me, and I'm sharing things with you guys that are not always easy for me to say out loud. I wanted her to know these things too, to help her understand my struggles, and just know where my heads at on the days I seem down. Because she has been my number 1 supporter this whole time, she was the first one I called when I found out I was pregnant, and the first one I called when I was told I was miscarrying. She's been by my side this whole time, and I definitely don't tell her enough how much her support means to me and how lucky I am to have a bestie like her!

10 comments:

Crossed Fingers said...

I would love to have a friendship like that - treasure it! It sounds like you already do! :)

Katie said...

Your bestie sounds wonderful. :) I'm so happy you have someone IRL who is there for you on this crazy roller coaster.

Kim said...

Having a friend like that is the biggest blessing, I am so happy you have her and are sharing your blog with her. You both are very beautiful lovely young women.

JC said...

Awe that's so sweet!!! You guys are lucky to have each other!

Erin said...

Awwww, how sweet! I'm so glad you have such a wonderful friendship!

The Millers said...

I love your drastic differences, but still have so much fun together and a closeness many will never have with a friend!

Andrea said...

Awww, how incredibly sweet to have such a wonderful friend! She's definately a KEEPER :)

HUGS & Cheers to UGGS!

R.J. said...

That is too sweet!!

suchagoodegg said...

You guys are so cute!!! Awesome post, it gave me the warm & fuzzies. Can't wait til she can celebrate your pregnancy with you! :)

AplusB said...

Aw, so great that you have such a great friend. My bestie lives in South Carolina - I miss her sooooo much. It's great that you two live so close to each other. Hope you two can share motherhood very, very soon!