For Amber and I, March is the month we get to celebrate getting older and wiser and more gorgeous;)
And today happens to be Amber's big day! Today my other blogging half turns the big 35! I know..I know..we really look 23 and you are all too kind..but it's true. Halfway to 70..which sounds down right depressing.
So this is my blog post- ode to Amber! Honest to Jesus..she has been my best friend from way back to Kindergarten. And if you are in love with Greys' Anatomy you'll understand me when I say she's "my person" We have been thru a lot over the past 30 years...house fires, sleepovers with boys (say whaaa??..don't ask..or maybe I'll save that one for a future post..that ended with humiliating apologies and prayer with my parents..aghhhh..but for real), toilet papering antics, skiing in the canal which led to a 911 call and four-wheeler in the canal, double dates, I got married..she got married..I was her bridesmaid at 8 months prego and weighed a good 200 lbs...let's not remember that..babies, careers, adoption and motherhood.
She's that friend that even if I didn't see or talk to for a few months or even for a year..we could pick up and not even skip a beat. She's the girl that when I'm on the phone with...my kids and hubs know exactly who I'm talking too. We both get life..like real life. Life that includes balance with all that we as moms and wives try to juggle. Our phone calls are always interrupted by kids crying, us yelling, me hiding in the car....just to get in a few minutes of "adult/me" time. Yesterday as we were talking..I had myself locked in the bathroom..while my kids pounded on the door..meanwhile, her boys were hanging onto the garage door and riding it clear to the top. That right there is real life...and we get it. There is no perfection or impossible expectations. Just us... trying to do our best and be our best. And we totally get that we are not perfect in anyway..so we like to laugh and be sarcastic because that's what gets us thru this crazy, amazingly crazy life.
And since my trip down memory lane last week was such a hit..I thought.."why mess with a good thing?" I'm a thinker like that. So I dug deep into my scrapbooked piles of memories and found a few more gems of this lovely lady!
|Amber-bottom middle - Ashley-in the awesome light blue romper|
|Amber-sporting those rad, plaid bermuda's - Ashley-Chubby cheeks and enormous glasses|
|Amber-beauty on the left - Ashley-beauty on the right ;)|
|Amber-middle - Ashley- left|
Clearly this hairstyle was mandatory to go to Homecoming ;)
So in honor of Amber's birthday, everyone enjoy a piece of cake or ice cream or both today. The calories won't count. And Amber..have the best day ever. Put those boys to bed early and let Ryan help blow out your candles..wink..wink!!
And no we didn't forget about our RHS vintage hoodie winner..
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