I nearly titled this post Happy Birthday to the Fun Girl! As I was looking through my pictures trying to decide on which ones to use, I have so many of us having fun. But then, every single time we're together we have fun. I don't just mean a little bit of fun. I mean a good, good time. We make each other laugh harder than anyone else can and we do it every day.
Like the day we went shoe shopping!
We had the most fun trying on all the ugly shoes and laughed hysterically when my foot fit in these little girl shoes.
Then there was the day my tooth fell out. We were both anxious and scared, but couldn't help giggling a little.
This is one of my favorite pictures of us. We were at Panama City Beach together with her family and my boys for a baseball tournament Reid was in.
Even though it's mostly fun and games with us, we can get in fusses now and then. You've never seen two girls with shorter fuses than us. And, honey, believe me, we can ignite quicker than any stick of dynamite ever seen! Thankfully, though, neither of us can stay mad very long. I think the longest ever might be a few hours.
She knows me better than anyone and I think I know her better than anyone. It only takes a millisecond when I answer the phone to know what kinda mood she's in. Among the zillion other things we share, we share our frustrations with our job and our frustrations with traffic. Every time we're on the phone with each other driving, you can hear us shouting, what the heck. Or, oh, no, he didn't. Or go on, you old fart. We can even turn traffic into a good laugh.
I've been there for the birth of all three of her kids and y'all know how much I love them. She can brag about them all she wants to me. I don't care. I love it. They give her plenty to brag about. And fuss about.
She juggles a crazy career, three kids, a husband and a house. And she does it without missing a beat. I tease her because she flies by the seat of her pants a lot of times. That's the only thing different about us. I'm a planner and she's not. All in all, I'd say her way works best.
This is Suz and Jason dressed for a fancy dinner.
Just kidding. It was last Halloween.
She's five years younger than Crystal and eight years younger than me, so she's always had two extra moms. By my nature, and my birthright, too, I might add, I'm by far the bossiest and the one in charge. And the first to defend her, look out for her and help her. She does the same for me.
Friends may come and go, but your family is forever. How blessed am I that my best friends are my sisters?
So today I wish a very happy birthday to my BFF. I hope your day will be filled with lots of chocolate, some great pics of Jillian and Ed, good reality TV, a hot cup of your favorite coffee and everything else makes you smile!
Only YOU know how much YOU mean to ME!