Sunday, November 28, 2010

christy


{ i took this picture of christy in balboa park in the summer of 2006. cute, eh?}

the first time my friend christy came to visit after i got married, we met at disneyland. i was a non-working newly-wed awaiting my green card and had all the time and energy in the world for gallivanting around southern california. we spent all day together chatting through the lineups and enjoying the rides. it was lovely.

the second time my friend christy came to visit after i got married, she came to stay at our home in the summer of 2006. i was newly pregnant with tristan and had a bit of trouble getting time off work, but we still managed to have lunch at seaport village and spend a day at balboa park besides doing other vacation-like things such as reading out in the sun beneath the palm trees.

the third time my friend christy came to visit after i got married, she came to stay at our much smaller home shortly after tristan turned 1. we made it to the mall to do some shopping and got a few other stops in before the screaming toddler in the backseat did us in and we gave up on long outings. (the screaming toddler ended up being sick and had to have breathing treatments at the doctor's, a wonderful addition to christy's vacation plans.)

the fourth time my friend christy came to visit after i got married, she came to stay at the same, tiny little house. tristan was 2 and i was 6 months pregnant with samuel, so i didn't have much energy, but i did have time to go to the beach in the frigidly cold wind and peek in a few surf shops. thankfully nobody was sick during this visit.

the fifth and final time my friend christy came to visit after i got married was last week. our tiny little house seems to have shrunk considerably since samuel's birth, so she had to sleep at my in-law's place. an exciting trip to sea world was planned, only to be cancelled due to my youngest son's impeccably timed stomach flu. i got the same bug a few days later, up heaving our grand plans of a thanksgiving crepe brunch (pun not intended). even our shopping trip was hurried and frantic with 2 little boys and rush traffic to worry about. oh yes, and it was too cold for flip-flops and it even rained a bit and i kept apologizing to her for everything (especially after samuel vomited his lunch all over her lap). she just smiled sweetly, saying "its okay" and telling me that at least she was avoiding all of the snow back home.

that girl. sometimes she's just too nice, but gotta love her :)

3 comments:

Christy B. said...

Heidi! I was just catching up on blog reading, and I started with yours, and up comes a picture of ME!! ;) I know we spoke about all my previous visits, but you pegged them all
(good memory!).

You are so sweet. I have wonderful memories of each trip (even the pukey ones!). Samuel and I definitely bonded after that experience.

Thanks for opening up your home to me each time, and for allowing me to be apart of your life (even thought it is only for a short time).

Love ya!
Christy

Neha said...

You are indeed lucky to have such a wonderful friend!

Grandma J. said...

A true friend indeed. Thanks Christy too, for carrying stuff from us to Josh and Heidi.
Heidi, I sure hope your lil cowboy can soon can back to coybow duties. Love and prayers.