one of my very bestest friends since age 12 was here for the week. emily. sometimes if i think about how she moved back to texas 5 years ago, i still cry. (not trying to guilt trip you em!) but really, i miss her. she is quiet strength, comforting kindness and side splitting silly all rolled into one beautiful woman. my life would not be the same without her. since claire has arrived, i haven’t been able to have as many long phone chats with her and it makes me sad. i seriously need to schedule time for that because she is so important to me. anyway, emily and claire got to meet and snuggle for the first time. hooray! emily is a natural with babies and will make an amazing mom one day. and we discovered they have the exact same hair color. so pretty!