Friday, August 29, 2008

The Good vs The Bad part of moving around

As you all know we move around alot. No, we didn't get the call to move again. But I was just thinking of all the friends I've met along the way. Some of you I talk to almost daily, some weekly and some monthly. No matter how often, I hope you know I think of you often. I am so grateful for you all. You've all enriched my life. So I would like to dedicate this post to my friends. I miss you!

This is my dearest friend Kari and I forgot to put her on my list :( . I always tell her I'm her slackard friend because I don't call enough and I often tell her happy birthday the day after her birthday. See I'm still a slackard! We started as neighbors over 10 years ago. She moved to MD, I moved to OH. She moved to IN, I moved to NC. Then I moved back IN. We're still hours apart, we're raising busy families, but we still make time to stay in touch; usually while we'rerunning errands . So, friend, please forgive me for leaving you out and know that I do miss you very much!

My Friend Duchess from North Carolina (now South Carolina because our husbands work together and they did just get moved..again). Miss you bunches!

My friend Michelle from North Carolina. We both love photography and scrapbooking and we've got so much stuff in common it's just plain crazy!

My friend Jodi from Ohio who visits me every year no matter how far away I move from her.

My friend Heidi from Ohio. She and the kids came to see me in July. She works very hard as a Vice Principal and a mom. I'm so proud of you!

My scrapbook friend: we met online, but we now live close enough to get together whenever we want. We need to start our monthly scrapbook thing again.

Another online scrapbook friend that I have the privledge to know in person. This is Kim. She lives between me and my parents house. I get to see her sometimes when I go to Indy. I text her when I drive by her house.

Yet another scrapbook friend. This is Jeanne. She makes me take her picture every time I see her so she has a new avi for the scrapbook forum. Love ya Jeanne!

And this is Katie. Katie is a scrapbook friend too. She loves cupcakes and makes me laugh. She is a challange to photograph, because she always makes goofy faces at my camera. I'm blessed to know you Katie!

This is a self portrait of me and my friend Kim in Florida. Kim and I met in Ohio when our boys played football together. Now she lives in Florida and I get to visit her when I go on business trips with my hubby.

There are more, but I don't have pictures. Like Lori in Indy, Amy in California, Christy in Missouri, Jill and Jay in Indy, Lisa and Greg and Sonja and Gregg in Ohio, Dottie, Kevin and Jodi and Michael in NC, oh, I'm sure I'm leaving someone out. Just know I miss you all and Thanks everyone, for being my friend!


duchess said...

I didn't expect to see that -
thanks for the sweet words & know that we are missing y'all just as much!!

We'll definitely have to find that getaway location & put in on the calendar (in ink).

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!

Jeanne said...

I'm so honored to make this post!! And you know I keep hoping the next transfer will be closer to me. :)

Kim said...

Aren't you little miss freakin' sunshine!! You are so sweet, Jodie and you always bring a smile to my face! I just love ya!

Stephanie said...

I agree its time to meet once a month again to sccrapbook!

Love you post today.. neat idea!

Kari said...

I think I'm gonna cry; you've known me longer and more personally (the birth of 2 of my children)than any of these other dear friends. I'll email you a picture right now so that you can no longer say that you don't have one. I love and miss you too.

Kari said...

You're forgiven; I love you & miss you so very much.
Say Hey to D & The Boys!

Katie said...

oh how sweet to see me up there. I do love some cute jodie (or was it judy ;). I was just thinking about and the guys.

Heidi said...

Thank you so much for including me in your list of special friends. No matter how far the distance or how long the time in between our visits, you will always hold a piece of my heart. Miss you and your family tons.