Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Old friends are good for the soul

This past weekend I had the great pleasure of flying down to FL to visit one of my dearest friends, Kristen, who I have known for 15 years. She gave birth to twins back in March and I couldn't wait to see her, meet the little ones and have a weekend full of newborn snuggles. I was also able to play several Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle games with her 3 1/2 year old son Smith who reminds me so much of Hunter. I can't get over how big he is, such a handsome little boy.

The flights down and back were pretty seamless, which was a comfort since I'm not a big fan of flying. After having a quick lunch at the Chili's in the airport we headed back to her house where we pretty much camped out for the weekend. We only left on Saturday morning, sans babies, for pedicures and some relaxation which we both needed. Later that day she had a 'sip and see' at her house for some of her friends and coworkers to come meet the babies. All of her friends were incredibly nice and I had a wonderful time meeting everyone.

Even though we didn't go to the beach or do any "typical" Florida activities I had such a wonderful and  relaxing weekend. Despite a lot of crying and fussing (from the twins) I was surprisingly at ease. I guess when the chaos around you isn't really your chaos it's not as stressful. And it's hard to be stressed out when you have an adorable newborn sleeping on your chest for 45 minutes.

I have to give Kristen a ton of credit, she's doing an amazing job. Twins are no joke. Honestly it makes having one newborn seem like a piece of cake. They both always seem to cry and fuss at the same time and just trying to feed or bathe them both at the same time could be an Olympic sport and Kristen seems to have it all down pat. Just the thought of taking them both out to the grocery store or Target would send me into a panic and Kristen is already a pro maneuvering that double stroller around.

Even though Kristen and I only get to see other in person maybe once or twice a year we never have trouble picking up right where we left off. We were both able to vent about current life stressors and laugh and reminisce and I just wish we lived closer so that we could do it more often.

Not long after I arrived I had Miss Grey napping on me. I could have held her all weekend. 

Another nap with Grey. Such a cuddle bug. Also, it only increased my desire for a little girl one day. 

Mr. Wynn was also a fan of passing out on me. Such a little stud muffin. So hard to believe my little boy was ever this small. 

I made many jokes about becoming sister-wives. We have this twin thing covered. 

Much needed pedicures and girl time with one of my favorite people. 

When I got home my two favorite guys (who spent the weekend at my in-laws beach house) greeted me at the airport. Hunter came running up to me yelling "MAMA" and holding flowers. And yes I almost burst into tears. 


Stephanie Cox said...

What a great weekend with Kristen and the Twinks and Smith. Kristen does seem to have it all together, doesn't she?
And the photo of Hunter at the airport made me smile. Nothing like a boy's love for his Mama!

Nat said...

Sounds like a great weekend! Friendships like that are the best. I don't blame you if you cried seeing that sweet face greeting you when you got home!

Shannon said...

I love the names of the twins. Like a lot!!

And that last picture almost choked ME up on instagram! :)

Venassa said...

Those twins are precious! I have SUCH bad baby fever lately and this is not helping. People need to post more crying pictures and less peaceful sleeping baby pictures. I'm glad you had a good weekend! Those kinds of friendships are amazing, where you don't get to see each other very often but you're still just as close.

Hilary @ Peanut Butter Spoonfuls said...

That sister-wife picture is so precious! Except for the whole sharing a husband part, I think there's something to it. How great would it be to live with a few good friends and all raise kids together??

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

sounds like a great weekend!! i LOVE when babies sleep on you. i miss the days that my daughter did that.

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