10.13.2011

I think we'll be friends until we're blue in the hair.

I've known Lisa for exactly half of her life. 

We've been through good times...
high school shenanigans.
southern style road trips.
extreme shopping adventures.
embarking on the big adventure (called college) together.
her wedding, then mine.
the most awesome vacations.
and the birth of my baby boy, then hers.

We've been through bad times, too...
the time I didn't talk to her in the tenth grade,
because she was dissecting sharks with my boyfriend.
the time she didn't talk to me in college, 
because I was hiding a dog in our shared apartment.
and a few other less than wonderful situations. 

Through it all, we've remained the best of friends. 

She has been a blessing in my life for fifteen years,
and on this past weekend, we celebrated her 30th birthday.
It was a great time for her group of friends...and an even better time for the 
little kiddos, who obviously partied harder than the adults. 

29 comments:

Natasha said...

This is such a beautiful post! And such a beautiful Birthday girl!

Jeannie said...

Ashley this is the sweetest post ever. What a roomful of beautiful children. Ben is adorable and I am so happy for Lisa and Andrew. Lisa will make a wonderful mom. You and Lisa have been through a lot but your friendship has survived. I hope your friendship continues and maybe Ben and Hudson will be best friends as well. Beautiful pictures.

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

What a sweet post!! Happy Birthday to your beautiful friend!


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Mariel Torres said...

besties are so precious! you two look so gorgeous... almost as if not a single year has gone by.

kisses!

M. said...

so many precious little people and beautiful adults! here's to long friendships!

My Journey With Candida said...

How great for you, Both! Really good friends are hard to find, especially those that last as long as you two have.

Happy Birthday Lisa!!

Alaythea said...

My daughter was walking by as I scrolled down to that last picture and she gasped "She's PRETTY!" and pointed to you!!!

Jazmyn Alexandria said...

That's so amazing that you've had such an amazing friend for so long! Happy birthday to her!!

Petit Monstree

Kyla said...

Aww, this post is so sweet! Happy Birthday to your friend Lisa, you have a beautiful friendship :)

Virginie's Cinema said...

Tear! Such a beautiful hommage.

How you've but grown to so much blessings and happiness :)

Virginie ♥

Raven said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE this post! I loved the picture of you two from years ago! I just LOVE best friends like that! And with all those years under the belt? And now experiencing babies of your own who will grow up together? love it! You definitely seem like a best friend that someone would want.

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

This is beautiful. Long friendships always make me smile. :)

Meri said...

Fun flashback! I believe true friends can make it both through little things (water under the bridge) and the biggest things (that's when you know who really are your friends!)

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh what an awesome post. What a blessing to have a friendship like that!!

Angie Mc. said...

You are right, long friendships are truly a blessing. Lisa is gorgeous, and so are you. Cherish your true friends!

fashionmagic said...

Aw! Good friends are the best. what a sweet post. You all have the cutest kids!

Ollie Things Beautiful said...

Friends truly are blessings. Such a sweet post. xx-Jackie

Laura Elizabeth said...

Oh, I love this!! It's so wonderful to catch up with old friends. I guess it must be even better now that you've added new generations to that friendship :) Looks like it was a fun night.

Cindy P said...

What a great post and a beautiful tribute to your friend! I'm glad she had a fun birthday celebration!

Also, I must say, you two actually look similar!! I would have thought you were sisters or something. =)

yours truly, melissa said...

Girlfriends that you can share life's milestones are the best! Every girl should have a friend like this...

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

This is so incredibly sweet! It is *SO* difficult to carry friendships from the childhood/teenage years into adulthood...but the ones that can do it have a priceless relationship! You are lucky to have each other! (c:

Charity Hyder said...

So sweet. It's amazing when friends can remain friends for that long! Beautiful ladies, beautiful kids. Happy Birthday to her!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

aww it is always so special to have long lasting friendships like this one. How nice.

Amber Blue Bird said...

what a sweet write up. friendships like yours are something to cherish.

Birthday Cake Eater said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Lisa!

This was one fun birthday party night. Dinner was fun and then everyone just hanging out at there house afterwords was great. All of the kids running around playing together.

Swoop you are lucky to have such a wonderful friend. I am greatful because I consider them to be some of my good friends aswell. I am so glad Hudson and Ben will get to grow up together.

LOVE YOU!!!

~ Kelly Ann ♥ said...

What a sweet post!!! Love your long white sweater- super chic! Where did you get that?
Love all you pic-- Have a great weekend!

Kel

Faith said...

such a beautiful post! that is the amazing thing about true friendships ... no matter what the friendship remains. lovely post and happy birthday to your dear friend!

Janette said...

AWWW! Sweet friendship! You guys kind of look a little like each other.. But that tends to be the trend with close friends... Happy B-day to your pal who has been there through it all!

Janette, the Jongleur

PS. How DO you hide a dog in an apt? lol Oh boy...

Cara-Mia said...

That's so lovely that you've been friends for so long! Love that you included a blast from the past photo to accompany it.

P.S. Your hair looks extra amazing in that last photo!!