My sweet friend

Yesterday, the always sweet and gracious, Meredith (Like Merchant Ships), hosted Alli (Mrs. Fussypants), Lotus (Sarcastic Mom) and myself for lunch.

This was my last time getting to hang with Alli for a long while, as she and her family are moving tomorrow. Fitting, because it was at Meredith’s house that I first met Alli in person. For months now, I have been packing up my kids and heading over to Alli’s house for weekly therapy hang out time.

I’d love to sit here and write a beautiful tribute to my girl. But frankly, I am in denial of it. We’ve known this day was coming for a long time. And now that it is here, I am acting like a child with my fingers in my ears.

Who would have thought that this silly platform we call blogging would net such amazing friends.

I will miss you, my friend. Can’t wait for the tides to turn for us and we can afford to head out on spa weekends together.


  1. To Think is to Create says:

    Aw, I’m getting a little verklempt imaging my BFF’s moving away. I’d be doing the same thing as you, mama. Hang in there!

  2. To Think is to Create says:

    P.S. You guys are adorable.

  3. That lady with 6 daughters says:

    Awww- I’m following this story because I’m the one moving away. Poor Fussy. She’s so tough, I don’t see her whining about it like me. Amen on the Spa thing, maybe a double spa/blogher week of fun somewhere. You both look awesome in the picture, I think I’d be red eyed and blotchy. Note to self- take the “this is us” picture as soon as we walk in the door.

  4. Christine says:

    I’m sad just knowing you guys won’t be hanging together…it made me happy to know you all were close.

    (See how I made this all about me?)

    Stay strong, my friends. Hugs and love to you all.

  5. Velveteen Mind - Megan says:

    I know that if Alli and I had lived in the same town, I would have spent the entire time saying that we would get together and we rarely would have. That’s what I do to Heather and Sara all the time.

    I used to do it to Jennifer from Playgroups Are the Longest Blog Title in History, and then she moved. Right as I was realizing she was my soul mate. Damn.

    I hate it for you, babe, but you’ll be surprised at how your friendship works just as well over IM as it did when she was down the street and you were chatting on IM.

  6. So sorry!

    Sometimes denial is a girl’s best friend.

  7. The Nester says:

    Gosh are y’all ever adorable! You are sooo very blessed to have such wonderful friends and even though alli is moving, because you are bloggers, you will still be able to hear her voice and know her mood when you email, blog and call.

    I missed my sister so much when I moved last year but as soon as I started a blog–we both felt closer to each other!

    ps, cannot wait to meetyou very soon!

  8. Mrs. Fussy Fussypants says:

    ~wipes tears~
    love you too.

  9. Michelle Smiles says:

    I didn’t realize the day was upon us already. So sad to see her go – glad you guys got to send her off in style!

  10. Darla @ UltraBeautyBoutique says:

    Well, you may be sad, but I “may” be glad, if they move to my neck of the woods, as COULD be happening…just sayin….

  11. ~ Straight Shooter ~ says:

    Girl Friends…one of life’s staples.

  12. BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) says:

    I can’t believe tomorrow is the big move day! WHAT?!

    Love the picture of you two.

  13. What a sweet picture- I am thinking of you both! Good friends weather all the storms and I have found many friends are closer now that they are farther away. It makes the time you are together more special- hugs to you both!

  14. Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog says:

    It is hard when friends move. What a wonderful friend God blessed you with. Blogging is good to keep in touch! :)

    I just wanted to say Hi. I look forward to meeting you at She Speaks.

  15. what a special relationship!

  16. What a great pic of you too! I am sorry your buddy has moved away. I know how hard it is to see special friends move away.

    Thankfully you have blogging so you “talk” daily through comments. :o)

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