Saturday, May 16, 2009

Beware, Sentimental Tears Ahead

Here's that poem - I still cry every single time I read it. And also a picture of the dandelions Israel picked for me today. Awww...

Beckys Shower


Sunday, May 10, 2009

{Happy Mother's Day, Deary}

Lookie at what Grace gave me! I got all teary eyed and everything...I'm such a sap. It could also be the hormones that "Mother Nature" decided to bless me with today. As I started imagining all of the thoughtful gifts I might receive in the future from my little kiddies (misshapen pottery, a fistful of dandelions, and a scribbled poem) I remembered the vase you usually give at baby showers. If you can fight through the tears, would you be so kind as to post the poem?

I hope you have a LOVELY day. Make sure your men take good care of you...that includes Randal. (ESPECIALLY him!) I'm really missing those chocolate covered strawberries right now. Where did you get them from? Wait! I think if I went out to the car right now, I could find a spot of melted chocolate on the carpet beside the driver's seat. Nah, that'd just be gross. I will live on the memory...

Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

All About Us

We are Charmaine and Mindy, best friends & soul sisters! Although we wish we lived right next door to each other, we actually live 1,600 miles apart.

We met in 2002 when I (Charmaine) got engaged to Randal. Mindy was engaged to Randal's BFF, and soul brother, Jeff. At first I was intimidated - as I usually was by girls my age. But when Randal and I moved 700 miles away from all our family and within just 2 miles of Jeff and Mindy, we instantly bonded and, as they say, the rest is history.

Since then, we've lived near and far. We've had babies and bought houses. What's so crazy is that truthfully, we love each other, and our husbands love each other. We're as close as any family. And probably know more of the bad and ugly of each other than real family.

This blog is our way of sharing our "real" lives with each other in a convenient and easy way.