the lovely amanda came to stay.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

My friend Amanda (the one who did this) called me a a few weeks ago and said, in typical Amanda fashion, "What are you doing like tomorrow?  I'm flying to come see you... just after I return from the Amazon wrestling crocodiles but before I head back to Mozambique to save lives.  Keep your schedule open."  In reality, she asked me what I was doing in a few weeks and that she was going to book a ticket.  I was free.  The ticket was booked.  Hurrah!

(She did just return from Peru + the Amazon but isn't going to Mozambique... she did, however, finish her two-year stint in Uganda with the Peace Corps just last winter.  It had been three long years since we'd seen each other and some quality girl-time was much needed.  And with Amanda, you've got to catch her while you have the chance because, before you know it, she'll be on the other side of the world entirely and you missed the opportunity!)

So, we have a few days of that quality girl-time I was mentioning.  We had lunch at various delicious places, went to the beach (Parker's first time too!), and sat and chatted over coffee.  Love you, friend.
Amanda whipped up this structure in about ten seconds flat to exhibit some of the skills she picked up while in the Peace Corps.  JK, it was there.

35 comments:

  1. for what it's worth, i believed you about the tree structure.

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  2. How fun.

    Baby. Friend. Beach. Marigold pants.

    All fun.

    And awesome.

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  3. I wanna go to the beach with cute beebz and cute friends. Gah.

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  4. what lady lee said (especially the part about the pants). such a fun surprise!

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  5. this post is way cute and all, but most importantly: i love those pants and have seen them on here before. where did you get them? i love mustard yellow.

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  6. Two things: 1. I loveee, love your yellow skinnies. They're killing me. I need some. 2. Don't you just love how you can pick up where you left off with a really good friend? It really is the BEST feeling.

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  7. wonderful!! so glad you gals (and Parker) had some quality time together :)

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  8. hey ladies, they're from forever 21, but it was awhile ago!

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  9. love this. miss you all more than words could say. sometimes I think I need to move back, like right now.

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  10. love the yellow pants!! and the beachy pics!! so pretty!

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  11. No joke, I have always wanted to join the Peace Corps and in about five seconds I'm going to their website. So inspiring!

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  12. you and freaking awesome pants and cute babe.

    you rock.

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  13. Parker looks so much like his daddy!

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  14. i'm sure i'm susposed to talk about how fun that looked and how cute parker is... but what i'm here to say is that i love your yellow pants.

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  15. Your friend sounds great, it's always nice to have a girl like that as a friend! Love the pants, like, alot.

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  16. Your boy is so cute it makes me squeal out loud no matter where I am! The people in my neighborhood coffee shop this morning now know this to be true.

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  17. beautiful photos! and you look so chic carrying your little boy! :)

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  18. Parker has THE BEST middle-aged man hair do in these photos. So cute I can barely stand it.

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  19. He is a miniature of his dad!!! What cuties you all are.

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  20. How fun! Parker is such a cutie.
    PS. I love your hair that length.

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  21. I totally believed you about the structure and was ready to recruit Amanda to be in my Survivor alliance. I love the marigold pants, and your haircut? Super cute with the hat. Hooray for good friends and cute hair.

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  22. I love friends like that- they say they're coming, and boom- it's done. I'm kind of cracking up at the second picture of Parker smiling all sly like he's thinking something in a dirty New York Italian accent.

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  23. That's so nice that you were able to catch up with her.. I can't imagine not seeing a friend for 3 long years.. Must've been tough. Your son looks adorable as always and I am LOVING your mustardy-looking pants.. are they corduroy? where ever did you get those awesome things?
    xo,
    Janell

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  24. dude. you are rockin' those yellow pants. i love them! also, parker's facial expressions are fantastic.

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  25. There's nothing like a surprise visit from a dear friend. Good for the soul.
    Now...can we talk about how incredible you look after uh...2 months? I've said it before I know it. Wow.

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  26. I especially loved that picture Parker took of you and Amanda.

    Quite the photographer.

    Also, I totally believed you about those sticks. Sticks? Limbs?

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  27. can't (but totally can) believe you already fit into those jeans again. damn you.

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  28. Wow...those pictures are glorious!!! You are looking too cute. Way too cute!!!! ;-)

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  29. hi amanda!

    b - love that last pic of you on at the waters' edge.

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  30. I like how you hung your baby carrier out on that...thing Amanda might have or might not have made.

    Also, those pants. You are going to out-fashion all of us in Boston, I can see it coming.

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