Monday, November 29, 2010

a portrait of friendship

 i have been blessed with many precious friends.
in highschool, my bff's were twins.
we did everything together.

they plucked my eyebrows for the first time  
& cut my hair into a fabulous feathered bliss.
we ran track together
doubled at homecomings & proms.
we were all in each others weddings.
have stood beside each other
while one buried a baby
& while one buried a husband.
we've shared secrets and hearaches.
& share our hopes , our shoes & our recipes.

my best girlfriend kristin
has been a loyal encourager
& been a cheerleader to me
when i felt all alone
in this world.
my maid of honor
an artist who creates beauty in everything she touches.
i'm so thankful she has touched my life
& the life of my family.
her friendship is a priceless treasure.
she stands beside me & champions me do anything.
i love these girls!!!

i love for savannah that she too has an amazing best friend.
i love how they seem to be so opposite
yet fit together so well.
i have loved watching them mature together
double date together
share secrets
share life.
in a few months sweet bailey will head off to Ole Miss.
 i know in my heart
that no matter where life takes them,
they will be best friends

i love you two beautiful girls...

wishing a happy birthday
to my




LouBoo said...

Hi Paige - this is so lovely and timely as I just came back from a weekend with my oldest friends. I feel really lucky to still have them in my life - although distance does separate us for sure. The pictures are of course stunning...they both look so beautiful and young! Full of hope... Lou xx

Caroline said...

how touching
daddy,if you are reading this i love you with all my heart<3
caroline your daughter<3

Between You and Me said...

I've been blessed with sweet and dear and true friends. too, and it's been one of life's greatest Joys for me.

These pictures are beyond priceless....for you and for your daughter!

Martha said...

a great picture...what a beautiful picture of YOU and your friends as well as your daughter and my last post with my girls and their cousins...I just changed my song to the toy story "you've got a friend in me"...this post reminded me of that song too:)

Cheryl said...

I love the photo of you and the description of your dear friends. Two of my high school friends have come back into my life, and being with them is like coming home.
The photos of Savannah and Bailey are stunning~and you are right, they are blessed to have each other.
I hope you are feeling better. ~c

Melanie said...

Good Morning, Paige!

What a wonderful way to start my day.. a "visit" with you.

I have been so blessed with the friendships in my life... the old, the new and the timeless. Since we just met, even though it feels as if I have known you for years , I consider your friendship all of the above. :)

Happy Birthday to your sweet hubby!

Have a wonderul day!

Polly said...

such a sweet post! Brings back so many high school memories with my BFF! The pictures are amazingly beautiful and the girls will surely cherish the memories you have created by taking these precious photos!!

Kelli said...

Friendships are priceless. What an adorable photo shoot to capture such beautiful young women :)

Jboo said...

What a sweet post and gorgeous photos! Friends are so special and your photos of Savannah and her bestie are beautiful!


P.S. Happy Birthday to your cute very best friend! :)

Kat said...

What a sweet post. It makes me miss my girlfriends back home. My closest girlfriend here, just moved to Birmingham a week and a half ago. It broke my heart as our families were so close. We'll continue to stay in touch, but I will miss seeing her in the carpool line, taking our kids to art class in Decatur, and curling up on the couch for some chit chat while our children play. Girlfriends and best friends/spouses are such a blessing in life.(just read Caroline's comment, HOW PRECIOUS!!!)

Privet and Holly said...

Gorgeous and
precious girls ~
ALL of you!!
{And your sweet
hubby, too...}
What special
and dear pictures
that capture a
place in time
and in hearts.
What a blessing
you are all, to
each other, and
to us for sharing
your stories!
xx Suzanne

Farmgirl Paints said...

That was such a good idea. Pics with her bestie. Those were gorgeous Paige. Seriously loved each one. Happy birthday to your honey:)

i wish i was still in cali said...

what a sweet post Paige.
I wish i had someone to take photos of me and my high school bestie like you did of Savannah.
love you.
happy belated to Dan the Man....shall i send him some Mac nuts?

Amber said...

Ok, so I'm going to need y'all to come to North Alabama and take me shopping! How is that you and your girls ALWAYS look so stinkin' cute?!?!? Adorable! I love this post. My bestie and I have been together since we were 5! I didn't have a sister, but she sure has made up for it. We now live 5 minutes apart, married friends and have boys that are 6 weeks apart! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

What a special post! Something just precious about close girlfriends... we were just created to have them! Life would be pretty dull without...

Missy said...

I adore this post!!! Friendships make me tick. I adore all of my girlfriends and am so happy that my Paige has so many, too. You and your friends are gorgeous! Your sweet girl and her bff just melt my heart. It is obvious that distance won't keep those two sweeties from each other. May they have many long distance phone calls and holiday breaks to catch up! xoxo

Clare said...

wow!! the girls look beautiful, and so do you:) such sweet friends, and such an amazing mama for taking their picture! i am lovin their boots, just bought myself a similar pair this weekend. i am completely out of the fashion loop lately!

3 Peanuts said...

Such a beautiful post on friendship. I adore your BFf, K. She is a sweetie pie. HAppy B-day to Dan and GREAT job of the photos of Savannah and her BFF. They are beautiful girls and you shots are perfection.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Paige...Love this post! Friends are the best, aren't they?


Heather said...

beautiful subjects.
beautiful friendship.

although i'm 17 years out of highschool - i'm still very close with many of my friends from then.

love you sweet girl.

Dana said...

Sweet friendships are such a blessing!
Your photography is so beautiful :-)

Jen Kershner said...

That picture of you and your homie G's makes me want to go get braces. What a gorgeous group of girls. I hope your sweet man had the most wonderful of birthdays!

kimberly at mimicharmante said...

what a precious post my friend! (and oh how I love miss Caroline's comment!)
you have such great friends because you are such a wonderful friend Paige.
much love to you,
(and a big happy birthday to that handsome husband of yours!)

Tracey said...

Seriously gorgeous girls Paige...and pictures!!! WOW, you are good my friend, really lovely photos!!! How wonderful that you and your daughter have such amazing friends...a true gift to cherish!

Hugs ~

:) T

Alecia said...

Sooo fun!!! I love all the pics...of you and your sweet friends, your daughter and her friend...your sweet hubby...sooo fun! are blessed! :-)

Anne Marie said...

I love how you don't take them for granted...we've moved so many times, and unfortunately, the friends did too...
my husband is my best friend too!! and a BIG happy birthday to him!

that picture of you and your friends is so adorable!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Such sweetness!
You have captured their friendship perfectly, Paige.

And Happy Birthday to the Mister, too!


Tina said...

How beautiful to have such special friendships, Paige. For both you and your sweet girl! Gorgeous pics...ALL of them:) Hugs to you ~ Tina xx

Michelle said...

Beautiful post, beautiful pictures, beautiful love between friends!

Leslie said...

such a sweet post, i love sweet friendships!

Kristin said...

You know Girly that there is just so much I could say, but just know that I love you the same. You are my best friend, my encourager, wisdom and the one that has stood by me in laughter, life and tender tears. No matter the storm or sunny days we stand as best life friends forever and to you I am grateful, I am blessed beyond measure by you and I love you my precious friend.

To all out there if God shines your way to have Paige as your friend, know that you will be blessed more than you could ever imagine. She is all of our blessing!

I love it that Savannah has this kind of friendship too. Love the images, love thier friendship.

Enough said!

xo- kristin