Monday, August 5, 2013


If you've been following my blog for a while, you might remember this girl.

Christina.  I've been friends with her a loooong time.  :)  I love this girl!  She's pretty much the sweetest person I've ever met.  She's so extremely thoughtful and kind.  I'm not exaggerating at all--she's a sweetheart.  :)

Christina and I met at dance back around 2007 and 2008.  We became really good friends in 2008 and 2009, and we've gotten closer and closer.

Christina and me in 2009
Dance recital 2009 with our friend Katie Beth
She's my bestie--we can have serious heart-to-hearts and hilarious late night conversations.  :)

Christina and me 2010
We've kind of grown up together these past few years.  We've both changed, but we haven't grown apart--we've grown together, and I think that says a lot for our friendship.  :)  Christina lives in a different state, almost an hour away from us, but we still stay tight!  :)  We text when we can (although this girl is a very busy, very awesome student!), and we get together when we can.  We've made a tradition of going on a fall break trip the past couple of years.  The first year it was a cabin at a state park near us, and last year it was in Alabama where we have family.

Fall trip 2011
Fall trip 2012
We go swimming at each others' houses.....

I've spent my thirteenth and fourteenth birthdays with her.  :)

Thirteenth Birthday
Fourteenth Birthday
Christina puts up with me with all my weird quirks.  ;)  We "lol" a lot (remember lol rehab?).  :)

She gives some of the most thoughtful gifts....this past Christmas, she made a scrapbook of us that can be added to in later years!  :)

She's like an extended member of our family.  She gets along with Luke so well.  Someone thought once that we had adopted her after Luke.  ;)

We can go without seeing each other for a couple of months and then jump back into our own groove when we do see each other....going back to our heart-to-hearts and jokes.  We share music and movies (I'm in charge of this girl's superhero movie education ;)).

Christina, her sister Tara, and me after swimming (and a sleepover later) at their house last month.  :)
We had a powdered sugar fight!
We share a love for other countries and cultures--Christina is learning French and has family all over the world (including China).  

This girl is one of the best friends I've ever had.  I know we'll be best friends for the rest of our lives.  I'm so thankful for her!  :)

We're besties.  :)

I love you, girl!  :)


Isabella said...

Aww....I love besties! So glad you guys are friends! Oh and BTW I LOVE the pictures, so cute!


Clare McKenna said...

Aw! That was so sweet. Its cool that you still stay in touch even though you live in a different state:)

Holly said...

How awesome to have a best friend like that who totally "gets you." I know you two have a great time together!

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

That is a really sweet tribute, Joy. And I know every word of it is true. You two make a perfect fit as friends and have made lots of memories! It will be fun to see how your friendship grows through the years. All of these pics are so good. You know I really love that one at the creek and sitting in the field. :)

Love you! 10!

Anonymous said...

This is the sweetest and bestest things ever! Thank you so much for being an AMAZING friend over the years! I can't believe how long its been! It seems like only yesterday that we were in the same ballet class! I am extremely grateful to have such a wonderful friend like you! I always look forward to our fall trips and getting to spend time with your awesome family! (My second family ;) Thank you so much again! You always know how to put a smile on my face lol! We have come so close as friends over the years... we might as well be sisters! ;) Love you to the moon and back!
- Christina
P. S. How could I ever forget lol rehab? Lol! XD

Karen said...

How wonderful to have such a sweet best friend! Enjoy your summer!

Laura Lane said...

So happy you have such a good friend. I wish for a special friend for my Emily, 15. It just hasn't happened yet. Perhaps you could pray for her?


Anonymous said...

She is precious and you two are blessed to have each other. I just received an email from a girl I have known since before first grade - some 50 years!!!

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