Friday, April 24, 2009

A HUGE Shout Out Goes to...

You might have notice the new look of my blog along with the development of my creative blog, Laurel Lane. It is still a work in progress, but I am just tickled pink with the way they have turned out. I absolutely couldn't have done it without the help of my BFF Charmaine. This chica is a Photoshop DIVA and altogether creative genius. I always turn to her for input and inspiration. Seriously there is NOTHING this girl can't do!

Not only is she incredibly talented, but she will drop anything (and everything) to help a sista out. I cannot count the times she has rescued me. She stayed up with me all night as we painted, sewed, and cleaned to be ready for my baby shower...that SHE threw! Who does that? She is also my personal graphic designer. She has a way of knowing exactly what I am going for...even if I don't.

Oh, and I must mention that we are the undisputed, undefeated Catch Phrase champions against our husbands. Our brains are completely in sync with one another. (Moo goo gai pan...that's all I have to say!)

I can count on one hand the number of people who KNOW me...I mean truly know the real me. (The scary bits and all.) She is one of them. Lucky her. I trust her implicitly. I can cry, complain, vent, gossip, worry and all...she bares with me. She also has the gift of uplifting and inspiring people to be their best selves.

Although she has moved far away I'll take what I can get. We can spend 5 plus hours on Skype...a good deal of which we aren't talking or are off taking minimal care of the kiddos. That's just how we roll. One day, when Randy stops being lame and going to school, I'll get her back. Until then, blogs, Skype, and copious amounts of phone tag will have to do.

To sum her up...SHE ROCKS!


Charmaine said...

Awww.... sniff, sniff. And yes, we do rock at Catch Phrase - and that one time we played charades against them too! My favorites are when one of says just one word and we get the catch phrase. We totally need to play that next Christmas when we're there.

And everyone who reads this should know that the first picture is from that night when we were up all night long. Yeah, it had to be like 3 or 4 o'clock in the morning. But it was totally worth it - everything turned out so dang cute! I've got pictures from the shower on my blog - Mindy's Shower and other stuff. There aren't any pics of all the bedroom stuff we did though.

Anyway, I LOVE YOU GIRL!!!! And you are SO my inspiration for tons of stuff!

Charmaine said...

Oh, and I {heart} Mindy!