|Check out the date on this photo: 2003. Apparently, Ann and I rang in 2003 in style.|
|At the "lake house" last summer. (Tara was super pregnant, as one of us usually is.)|
That was the condensed version of how three friends morphed into surrogate sisters. We email each other daily about such mundane things most ordinary people would yawn and tune out, but if I go a few days without finding out what Tara ate for supper or what time Ann went to bed, I start going through friend withdrawal. We might not be able to see each other on a weekly basis, yet we know almost every little detail of each others lives. I value their friendship so much that I wanted to do something special for them.
|Celebrating Tara's 32nd birthday with some jello shots.|
Saturday we ate dinner at a Cajun restaurant, where I gave them each a basket full of goodies. One item was wrapped in paper with a handwritten instruction to open last. This gift would reveal the big surprise. Both girls squealed when they opened it and discovered what they each had suspected: Beauty and the Beast tickets. After eating our meal (and a quick pit stop at my van for a pumping session, since one of us is always either pregnant or nursing) we took our seats for the play.
|Goodies include card with a sappy, heartfelt notes, wine, chocolate, candy, handmade scarves and tickets to Beauty and the Beast.|
|At Beauty and the Beast.|