Friday, May 25, 2012

Road trip: Annapolis

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You might remember my excitement, a couple months ago, when I found out that two of my oldest BFFs were moving within road trip distance from me: Michelle now lives 3.5 hours away in Maryland and Andy lives 1.5 hours away in a quiet New York town. 
Michelle and I used to spend many a nights curled up on the couch together watching rom-coms (even though I don't care for them too much) and consuming about a billion calories till all hours of the night. You know, best friend stuff. I've missed living close to her for the last six years and it had been three years since I last hung out with her...until I drove the short distance to see her (and my goddaughter, Jordyn!) last week.
We spent the day having lunch at a cute restaurant, grabbing homemade cookies, and walking around Annapolis. 
She loves me, I swear. She's just more interested in that choco-chip cookie.
I hadn't seen my goddaughter since she was 2 months old. Luckily she took an immediate liking to me, but kids always do :) She even commented on how she loved my tattoos, LOL!
When we got home she wanted to put on a dress like her "auntie Roni." Also, at one point Jordyn was in her carseat rambling on to me about my husband and her husband. I didn't understand, so Michelle laughed and interjected, "she calls headbands husbands". I guess somewhere along the way Jordyn thought the two words sounded alike, even once innocently telling her grandmother, "you need a husband." Naturally, the coincidentally single grandmother didn't realize Jordyn meant a hair accessory, but the guileless comment got a good laugh from Michelle and her hubby. So cute!  
As for the evening, we did what we do best: watching movie after movie and stuffing our faces with grape twizzlers, M&Ms, sour belts, etc. I'd missed nights like these with my bestie. 
the next morning goodbyes
She may not be five-minutes-away-kinda-close anymore but it feels so good to be a drive away. 
The end :)

22 comments:

  1. Oh Annapolis! That's where I had my US wedding legalized!!! It's a lovely town! Loook at your goddaughetr! She is so pretty!! And you look great with that dress!
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    1. Really? That's so cool! It is such a cute town. I loved it!
      Thank you, Francesca :)

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  2. N'aww, the two of you look so adorable together :') I especially love the dress you're wearing in the second-to-last picture :) ♥

    Sarah ^.^

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! I got that dress at ModCloth almost 3 years ago. I love the gauze-y material of it.

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  3. Oh this post inspired me because my best friend lives about an hour and a half away and I always thought that was ages, but you being so happy about your friends being closer (or at the most 3.5 hours) made me more positive at realised an hour and a half isn't that bad! Jordyn looks adorable and it's so sweet that she loved your tattoos & the whole husband thing :) xx

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    1. Aww, I'm glad, Sarah. I would kill to have Michelle only an hour and a half away, but I'll do this drive as many times as I can to hang out with her. Drives like this sort of feel like nothing when we've been expensive plane rides away for so many years. I hope you see your bff soon, too :)
      And thanks! Jordyn is such a doll and she's so sweet. I love kids that talk a lot and she's definitely a talker haha

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  4. awww what a nice trip!! such a cute girl and I do like your tattoos as well =D

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  5. Love it dear :)
    xoxoxo http://thefashiondiet2.blogspot.com/2012/05/get-celebrity-look.html

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  6. Too cute. I miss Chelle Bell. I got to see her the last time I was in OKC. It was rad. Tell her I said hey & you all look right at home! I miss those days too, at your apartment..... I saw Grind the other day.... hehe

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    1. I know! I wish I could have been there for y'alls little mini-reunion.
      And dude that was sooo fun when we'd have girls nights at my apartment, drooling over the boys of Grind! hahaha Eating spaghetti and lemon pepper corn. omg, I could go on. The memories are like overflowing now.

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    2. Man, I haven't had that in so long! When I come visit again, we've got to eat that!

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    3. Dude, we'll totally eat it. I promise!! Every time I think about that yummy food, I think of you. :)

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  7. the picture of you and Jordyn against that colorful wall is super nice. you should frame it. I can't believe Michelle's little girl is that big. looks like u had a good trip.

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    1. Thanks, Sissy! I'll frame it for sure. I actually have to frame about a hundred pictures, lol so I don't even know when I'll make it to Wal-Greens. Jordyn is 4 years old now. She's soooo tiny in person. Michelle says she's always so much smaller than all the other kids. For example, she's 4 so she should wear a 4T right? Well, the 2Ts are a bit big on her. haha how cuuute!

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  8. How fun! At least 3.5 hours is doable :] It looks like you guys had such a good day. That is so sweet that your goddaughter wanted to dress up like you, liked your tattoo's, and calls headbands husbands hahaha.

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    1. Yeah, it's totally doable! I wish you lived closer. I'd so road trip to meet you :)
      Haha I'm glad you enjoyed the little story of my goddaughter's funny ism's.

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  9. Oh my goodness! Her dressed as "auntie Roni" could not be any cuter. She's a doll!!!! Looks like you had a blast. I'm sooo in the mood for a mini-road trip!

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    1. I knooow! SHe's too sweet and it made my month to see her. And it absolutely melted my heart that she liked me so much, so fast.
      Thank you for reading, Violet :)

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  10. I have a friend who lives right in that same area who I desperately need to visit! Ugh, I am like the worst friend ever although the drive for me would be way longer. Your friends little girl is too cute. Kids say the darnest things dont they :)

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    1. Y'all could always meet halfway! And then you won't be such an abandoning friend. ;)
      I'm totally kidding!

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