Thursday, June 21, 2012

Stay in Touch...

I know I’m a lucky girl. I’ve always been surrounded by people who love and support me. I also know that to a lot people, being two hours away from family wouldn’t seem very far (or may even seem like a blessing), but I’ve missed my family so much since we’ve moved. It’s been tough, but we’ve been back a lot for various reasons and are seeing family more than I ever expected.

Friends, on the other hand, are another story. I’m making it a point to see my friends as much as I can during my already packed-out trips to the Upstate.

I have a very special group of friends from college. We aren’t perfect, our lives aren’t perfect, but somehow, our times together are. We’ve been through so much together & I know that isn’t going to change. Once a month we get together at one girl’s house, and she cooks the main dish. Everyone else chips in with appetizers, salads, wine & desserts. It’s a perfect couple of hours we get to spend together, then we pack it up, head home and start planning for the next month’s dinner. I promised them when I moved that I would come to every dinner I possibly could. Spending time with these girls is essential for my sanity.

we seriously have the best time together

I remember when we were getting ready to move and I called my best friend, Jamie and said, “I don’t want a new best friend!!!!” I’m sure she thought I was crazy, but I was serious. No matter how busy we are, we usually stop to talk at least every other day. It’s almost like nothing has changed! My favorite pictures of us are from our trip to NYC, and we’re desperately trying to plan another one now.

she took her eyes off me for 2 seconds and I had grabbed a public payphone

These two ladies are also two of my favorites and I try to catch up with them at least every other week. We aren’t a good day-trip apart, but sometimes hearing each other’s voices is all we need.

Mary Kathleen & me on the happiest day of her life. She is the strongest, most understanding, most wonderful, loving person I know. I can't say enough good things. If you don't know her, you should.

This is probably one of my most favorite pictures ever - well every picture from this night. We dressed up as JWow & Snookie for Halloween. Leslie moved to Pittsburgh a couple of months ago and I miss her so badly. Counting down the days until I can convince her to move back to SC!

Without these fantastic friends, my life wouldn’t be the same. Every day I am more and more grateful for friendship.


  1. Love this! So sweet- I am very thankful I'm a part of this great group, too! We ARE so lucky!

  2. Awww! Amy!! I just got teary-eyed!! I miss you so much! And there is no need to convince me to come home...just get that spare bedroom ready and I'll move in with ya'll!! :) Big hugs to you guys!! XO

  3. you're my favorite! so blessed to have you in my life. i miss you. can't wait to catch up with you soon. i love you!!