Thursday, March 26, 2009

lost and found

So in high school I had this friend Myrihe. We were inseparable. Seriously, we did everything together. We even dated best friends and I talked her into going to a private school with me. Well we lost touch over time and it had been YEARS (8) since the last time we talked and even longer since we last we saw each other. Through that time I have thought of her often, and talked about her to Karl, done internet searches for her, and in general just wished I could go back in time and not be such a crappy friend. A friend who say, actually returned calls or never missed Weddings. Well about a month or so ago I discovered Face Book and guess what? I found her! We got in touch and talked like no time had passed A few things had changes i.e. she got married (which I missed) had a son (which I missed) and almost died (which I missed) I was and still am so sad that I missed such life altering moments with her but in the end she was still the same. We picked up right well almost right were we left off :) We talked non stop for days setting up plans for our families to get together. We waited all of two weeks and then off to Portland we went for her to meet my family and my family to meet hers. I will admit I was a little nervous that maybe we would get there and it would be a bust After all over the phone is so different then in person. What if her kid was a turkey and worse yet what if mine were? Would our husbands get on well? Would we sit there all awkward or would we pick up just like we were before? I seriously got heartburn and by Mt. Hood thought I was going to barf. There was no going back though so power through I would. We got to Portland to our designated meeting place and it was like a time rewind. I couldn't believe how very much the same she was. She has always been very down to earth and funny and we are so on the same wave length it is scary. She gets me she always has and how I had missed her! It was perfect. The kids were wonderful the Husbands on their best behavior and we even got to spend time with her Parents who I love just about as much as her. We went to dinner, swimming at the Hotel we took the kids to a HUGE indoor play place and then to top off the weekend Karl made his super fab Crab Pot (seriously to die for) for everyone. When the time came to go we found ourselves planning the next trip. It was amazing. I find I am feeling more whole it's quiet odd really I didn't realize how much a best friend fills in those empty little parts ya know the ones that say your not the only one who has the exact memory or yes you did look that bad I was there:) Yup life is grand and here are some pics to prove it. We had a wonderful time and can't wait to do it again.

Kippi Chillin after a good swim it the hotel pool
all of the kids at our hotel hanging out. They hit it off right away and Dougan stayed the night with us at the hotel. They had so much fun they where all up until after 12:00

Here we are at the kids indoor play place. It was AMAZING I highly recomend going if you are ever there. It was so big adults could go in and play with the kids. Karl, Myrihe, and I were all in there off and on. The kids played so hard they were red and dripping sweat.We even had to take off the baby's pants he got so warm.

The snake slide and the black slide.
The snake slide was this huge super tall curly slide that had a big open snake mouth you shoot out of. So fun!
The black slide was so fast I couldn't even get anything but blur for picture when they came out. I dared it and flew so fast my stomache did a little flip when I went down. Thank heavens for the padded shoot you fly into !

Myrihe and Niki just like old times. Not our best shot but hey we had been swimming.

the rainbow slide

Dougan and Kippi, and Kelten,Tiernen and Dougan

The Eric and Myrihe Ness Family 2009
My camera died right after that shot of the family so those were the only ones I got and we didn't get any of the crab pot or the parentals. Next time I will not forget to charge the batteries and I might even take an extra disk.
Myrihe and her little man Dougan.I love that cheeser.

Tiernen and Myrihe hit it off and they played together all weekend.

Tiernen Loving the little play place just for non and new walkers. He had a ton of fun in there.

1 comment:

Becky Rimmasch said...

I think that is so neat, I have a close friend like that, that I keep in touch with since elementary and I love her to death. I am so happy for you....glad you found her!