Thursday, April 17, 2008


Our very best friends from law school have come to stay with us. We have shared a lot with them over the years. We became fast friends the first few weeks of school. We were both so poor and working like dogs. They were also suffering through infertility and childlessness. It was such a crazy time in all our lives. I was a god send to have close friends. There is a certain bond that you make with people who have been through the same hell as you. We are like war buddies. You just don't quit being friends with a war buddy, they are family.

Anyway, they brought the kids ( two absolutely hilarious, darling kids) out to do Disneyland and the whole shebang. It is so good to see them. I love to be around my friends to whom I never have to explain the back story. I can just start talking about any old thing, out of the blue, and they are up to speed.

So, people that know me, know that I love to make guest gift baskets. I love having people come stay and I have a ton of fun putting together little welcome gifts. For Jill and Kate, I made mother/daughter crazy aprons. I was really happy with how they turned out. I made little Josh an embroidered t-shirt- and well Greg- I couldn't think of anything manly that was embroidered so he got goodies from Trader Joe's.

Thomas and Josh have hit it off. They are both absolutely out of control crazy around each other. There has been a lot of chicken crossing the road jokes and fart sounds made with various body parts. I wish they lived closer....sigh.

If you are interested in ideas for making your own guest welcome baskets- you can see more photo on my flickr photostream.


Jennifer said...

I so know what you mean about old friends. There's an ease about things that doesn't exist when you're cultivating new friendships. There was a mass exodus of my dear friends last summer and I very much miss just being with them all. Email and phone calls are great, but I still feel like we miss out on things.

Glad you got to spend time with your dear friends. And those aprons are awesome!

Jill said...


Thank you, thank you, thank you for such an incredible vacation! You are "the hostest with the mostest" as they say! We so enjoyed spending time with you again. If only we lived closer. But for now, we will vacation at each other's homes and chat about the old days.

Thank you for the AMAZING welcome baskets! You are incredible! I can't wait to put on my apron and start cooking some "comfort food."

Thanks for the many years of friendship. My life is richer because you have been a part of it.

Love ya lots! Jill