The kind that you love so much but they kinda make you want to slit your wrists just a little bit or put your trollish head in a paper sack for the rest of time?
We all have them.
But I'm especially
Yesterday I got to see one of my gorgeous friends for the first time in over a year. She was an honorary bridesmaid with a good excuse for not being able to be in the wedding. Blayne's been stationed in Germany with her hubs and baby girl this year. Her husband was sent to Afghanistan two weeks before Ava was born (in February), so she had her first child in a foreign country by herself. Woman power much?
I'm so glad there are such strong women in our world, who endure their husbands being gone for months and months at a time. That was always a huge red flag for me. I'm way too needy and dependent for military life. Not to mention I would explode from all the eating-my-feelings that would undoubtedly happen.
This is us at her wedding, September 2009. I know what you're thinking. Who's that fetus next to the supermodel? Well that's me, my friends. The maid of honor. The 12-year-old. She did an excellent job of picking someone with no possible chance of upstaging her.
Anyway, they're back in the US for an entire month! I got to see her and meet sweet lil Ava for the first time yesterday. I've seen pictures on Facebook and Skype, of course, but nothing is as good as holding this chubby bunny all for myself. (Blayne, side note, is the total opposite of a chubby bunny. She birthed a child this year and weighs a whopping three pounds more than me. Dissssgusting. The only thing I've given birth to is a food baby from yesterday's Chickfila lunch. I felt only a little guilty for secretly hoping Germany had made her
Ava eventually warmed up to super fun, hilarious Aunt Jena (I've officially dubbed myself this)... or at least that's what I liked to think -- although it might have been her fascination with Ingrid (my iphone).
She is seriously such an inspirational person, who is super awesome at popping out adorable babies. I'm so proud of her, and even more proud to call her friend. I know, no matter how many miles may separate us-- we'll always be a part of each other's lives. So thankful for Skpye and its ability to connect friends all over the globe!
She truly is beautiful, inside and out. She's also a lot funnier than I am, so you should go read her BLOG
Love you, Blayne!