I am so sorry it has been so long since I have last written. I feel like I have blinked and almost 2 weeks have gone by…last weekend I spent time in Chicago with 2 of my favorite people. My friend Meredith, who recently moved to Chicago, and my right hand, Megan. It was such a fun weekend! I am going to get the pictures loaded this weekend and I will post some. I have spent quite a bit of time in that beautiful city because my sister-in-law and brother-in-law lived there. It was fun to visit places we had been before – and great shopping on Michigan Ave. (as always) a trip to Starbucks (of course) and some yummy Mexican food. The best part was definitely the company I had with me…I love those 2 girls!
Speaking of Megan – what a beautiful and amazing friend she is! Honestly, the best. I have been blessed by many good friends in my life and interesting people I’ve met along that way…Megan was someone who just fell into my lap when I started working at Target. She and I clicked instantly and from then on have been inseparable. We go and visit each others families, we spend every waking free moment together, and she knows me inside and out. We have mutual friends from both growing up up north, and Meg became a Christian almost 2 years ago when she was at my apartment. We have had an incredible journey so far together and we know this is just the start to many, many more memories together. “I love her to pieces” (her favorite line…)
One of the best traditions we have is around our birthdays. We always try to do something special for the other person – and usually her and her husband, Matt, and Brian and I will also try to go out to eat together to celebrate. We love spending time together! I truly look forward to what she has in store for me every Feb. 26th! This year she gave me the option of going out to eat and getting a massage, or going out to eat and then spending money on baby clothes. I still have yet to buy ONE thing for my child and thought this would be the perfect opportunity.
So Don Pablos it was, then off to Babies R’ Us. Let me tell you – it was hard finding gender-neutral clothing! But oh so much fun! We found a bunch of adorable outfits in oranges, yellows, and greens, and then we picked the outfits either our boy or girl will come home in from the hospital. One pink outfit with a pink hat, and one blue outfit with a blue hat. We also found an outfit for Daddy, of course, that had an “I love Football” onesie with another onesie of a football helmet with, yes, the #3 on it. He was pumped. I have told him time and time again that even if we have a girl, she can still wear football gear to the Olaf games…I am all about the tom-boyness 🙂 I love it!
So this is a tribute to my dearest friend, Megan, and the gift she has of spoiling me (and my child) to the max. I couldn’t have asked for a better person to work right next to me and someone to spend my days with here at Target. You have been my rock in a world that can sometimes be very overwhelming…and I truly do love you to pieces.