Monday, December 5, 2011

Old friends. Good times.


I often wish that I could somehow capture a moments in time to put in jars for safe keeping. Then I could take out a particular memory and re-live it whenever I like. I wish I could have bottled up this weekend forever. I was so happy when my friend Ashley said she was going to come for a visit! We live about 4 hours apart, so any time we get together is precious. Saturday we decided to head to the beach for the day. It was nice for both of us not to have a schedule or anywhere we had to be...for the whole day!


We had a great time shopping and eating by the beach. It was definitely a perfect day! The breeze was cool and the sun was warm. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have such lovely weather whenever you wanted? Hehe. Just before sunset we went out to the ocean to snap a few photos. I know people got quite a show watching me run back and forth from my tripod after setting self timer! Haha! We were jumping, laughing and just being goofy! I'm sure it was quite entertaining. 


At some point we remembered all the ghetto fabulous photo shoots we did in college! Haha! Neither of us had cameras our first year so we used disposables! Oh the horror! (That was before cameras on phones were any good.) After laughing about that for a while I said, "Well, we still do that now...it's just a little bit more legit!"


Haha. There is always silliness when we get together! If only you knew the things we did in college...


I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day with my friend. The sunset wasn't too shabby either. I couldn't help but take a few photos of the cotton candy clouds. (Just so you know, I hardly did anything to these photos. It was that beautiful!) I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful friend in my life. I remember praying for a friend before I left for college. Little did I know she was the roommate chosen for me. We hit it off immediately. Since then we've grown a lot together and we've been through so much...good and bad. Every time we get together it's like we fall right back were we left off, no matter how long it's been.



The older I get, the more I appreciate the friendships I have. After college life gets busy and people move, so it takes a lot more effort to invest in relationships. It's so worth it though! When you're married it's easy to just have your husband. Jonathan is my best friend, but it's also good to have other godly women to share life with from time to time. Plus, there are just some things that only a girl can really understand! I am so thankful to God for Ashley. Friends like her are a gift.


32 comments:

Stephanie said...

What lovely photos! I hope you guys had a wonderful time!

Carly Anne said...

Great shots. You look beautiful as usual. :)

a girl with a smile said...

Gorgeous shots Jen! What a blessing friendships are.

Relevant Notes Blog said...

You girls look like you're having so much fun - your friendship just shines through the photos! And WOAH that sky is amazing.

Gail @ Sophisticated Steps said...

Sounds like a perfect day. What a sweet post about a deserving friend.

sarah {on the brightside...} said...

such beautiful photos of the beach! :)

Jenni Austria Germany said...

these are the prettiest sunset beach shots i've ever seen! i love the colors.

kaitlin said...

this makes me miss my out-of-town friends! such a wonderful blessing that you were able to spend time together :)

Jennifer Anne. said...

this is such a beautiful beach! Where is it? <3

Chrissy said...

What a beautiful post with amazing pictures! You two are so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! xxx

Kate said...

Gosh, your eyes are SO blue! Love all the pics!

Meredith Sledge said...

These are the most beautiful pictures I ever did see! LOVE. I wish I had been there! Haha!

kimberly said...

Those pictures aer stunning! You are both so, so beautiful! I don't know what I'd do with some of my friends who encourage me and edify me so much in the Lord. :)

Haley K said...

Jennifer it looked like such a dreamy day with your friend!!! the photos of you 2 are stunning :) Oh how I'd LOVE to get together with some of my best friends! And you're so right, true girl friends are a gift from God. <3

Lisa @ MMT said...

Beautiful post about friendship. You girls look like you have a great time together!

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

the one thing that is so special about blogs is that they get to be that little time capsule for you. they have all your collected thoughts and photographs that you can pull up at any time. not as good as the real deal, but close enough. and you too are just breathtaking and silly all at the same time. adore viewing your friendship from afar. gorgeous backdrop as well!
xo TJ

Elle said...

Beautiful shots. You are very lucky to have someone special and close to you, not many people have that! I know I wouldn't know how to survive with my best friend and I wish she didn't live so far away!

Emma Frances said...

You two are gorgeous! What a perfect weekend you got to enjoy together!! :]

Autumn said...

What a fun visit :) Makes me miss my friends!

Jodi Ann said...

That is so sweet! I love all your photos, I love friendships like that. :)

Jessica said...

I'm glad you could share a day with such a good friend! You two are stunning!

Emily w/Amazing Grapes said...

Aw, it looks like you had such a great time with her! Loving the beautiful day you had there!!
Emily at Amazing Grapes

Bethany G said...

You are so blessed to have a friend like her!! LOVE your pictures!

Faith said...

I grew up near the beach, so I am just aching to step into those photos! I'm glad that you got to meet up with such a sweet friend!

Christianna said...

This is soooo awesome! What a great friend you have!

Those pictures are priceless!

P.S. would you be my "Any Friend Of Mine" interview this coming Monday? Let me know and I'll get the questions to you ASAP!

gina said...

Everything about this post was gorgeous, the pictures, the shots you got and the writing about friendship. I'm so happy you cherish friendship the way you do, you guys were having a blast and you could see the love. Thanks for sharing with us...

mai said...

soo pretty! i really like your outfit. :)

The Soul Anchor said...

You guys look lovely! My college friends are all over the nation and in other countries now. Hardly any of them do I still get to see, but I keep up with a lot through Facebook.

chestnutmocha said...

amazing lipstick and i am so much with you on your words about friendship! well said!

K said...

college roommates turned friends are the best! I was lucky enough to have the same fortune and it's amazing to have someone like that in your life. also photoshoots on the beach are the best way to document said friendship ;)

Annie said...

your photos are so pretty! i love them - especially the silly ones! you and Ashley are gorgeous. what a blessing to have a such a close friend!

Emily Wright said...

You gals are so beautiful!

I love you both! I certainly was blessed to live with you. I miss our little apartment, in essence, I miss living with you two. I don't think my house will ever be so swanky again! Those were good days!

What a great God we have!

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