i had been waiting for this trip for a long time.
i was meeting my bestie brooke for 4 days. & i hadn't seen her in exactly two years.
and it was certainly beyond time.
it was time to be refreshed, to have good conversation, to be with someone that just plain gets me.
and from the time i stepped off that plane to the time i stepped back on it, it was perfection.
meet dottie! the cutest little doggy i've ever met.
we went for a walk around this fishing pond one day.
and we had about 7 people take our pics.
it was tragic, really.
i was on VACATION.
p.s. the cupcakes were gross. we did not eat them.
the see's, however.....
whatchu gonna do?!
we watched 13 episodes of the new season of arrested development.
tobias is our favorite character.
and one of my favorite moments of the weekend was when brooke's husband came out of the bedroom and said,
"it is so good to hear brooke laugh like that."
i'm not super sure why yet, but when i got off the plane on monday night, i was really emotional.
my kids were standing there waiting for me as i walked out. they were shouting at the top of their lungs.
and i hugged scott and was giddy with excitement that i was back with all of them.
but when scott asked me how the weekend was, i couldn't really put it into words.
i'm not sure if it is because it had been two years since our last visit (the longest we've ever gone),
or if it is because i just really, really miss my best friend.
or if it is because i went as a worn out, tired mama that really needed a break.
we didn't do anything spectacular.
we woke up, drank coffee, spent much-needed time with the Lord.
we shopped, we ate good food, we laughed til we couldn't breathe.
we ate pizza, we drank juice & malibu rum, we nibbled on see's candy.
we watched 13 hours of arrested development together.
we sat on the grass and talked and enjoyed fresh air.
but it was just what this weary soul needed.
and sometimes, that is what a best friend is for.
and when i hugged scott as i got off the plane, my very first words were,
"i can't go two years without seeing her again."
because her friendship is a breath of fresh air.
and i already miss her to the max.
and maybe next time we see each other, there will be an arrested development movie.
where never-nudes unite by the banana stand.
brooke. i love you.
and don't worry. i will send you see's.