Wednesday, 3 June 2009

That's what friends are for...

Playing along on a Wednesday (as per usual) with Cheryl at Twinfatuation and Angie at 7 Clown Circus:

Those of you that are regular readers will know that we have had 3 weeks of horrible sleeplessness and crying little boys. So guess what I found on my desk at work yesterday on returning from a meeting:

A Mango and granadilla smoothie, Mixed berry smoothy, cranberry, almond and chocolate biscotti and a CD on sleep for toddlers. All of this courtesy of my best friend (literally now almost) forever, Hesti. Now I tell you, is that not awesome!

As background, I quote from a previous post (read there if you want to know more): Hesti, my best friend of 20 years and I both have twins. And this is not where the co-incidence stops! Both of us have daughters that are almost exactly the same amount of months older than our twins (both pairs boy/boy). Both set of twins were spontaneous, in both cases there is no family history of twins. Both of us tried in some way to plan our second pregnancy - she for what she believed was the perfect spacing, I for a much wanted boy. She planned according to parenting books, I to Dr. Shettles' method. Both of us were show by God that He does the planning. Is that not wonderful? And am I not the luckiest girl to have a best friend that can support me and knows what I am going through as she has been there, done that, a couple of years ago?

Then I started looking for a nice picture of the two of us for Way- back - and stumbled upon my 21st birthday pictures.

Timeline: 2 December 1989
The "normal" way we celebrate 21st birthdays here is with a big dinner and dance party, but my birthday is slap bang in the middle of our long summer holiday which means very few friends were actually in the city at the time. So I decided on a Victorian tea party and luncheon at the Sammy Marks house, a historical mansion outside our city built in Victorian times. We all dressed up and we had great fun.

The group (minus Dirk who took the photo)

And the whole bunch of us - remember you can enlarge the picture by clicking on it.

Me in Victorian lilac grab - stylish, no doubt.

Hesti about whom this is all about.

And this is what it is all about - best friends forever.


  1. What an awesome friend! Your post made me smile! It sounds like you two have a lot in common - so cool!

  2. What a sweet post about a super thoughtful friend!

  3. Oh, and thanks for the heater tips!! :)

  4. How great to have a (best) friend that has literally been there for everything! Awesome!
    Hope the boys like their sleep CD...we have used a sleep cd with J&M since they were born. The CD is only about an hour, but we transferred the tracks to an Ipod, and now it play continuously.

  5. Holy cow!!! I love, love, love those photos! And it looks like you had such a wonderful time at your 21st. :)

    And What a great friend you have to bring you all of those goodies. :)

    Happy WBW!

  6. What a sweet bond between friends? And you could've never imagined both of you would have twin boys in a million years I bet!

    Your party looked like fun, I always love walking through the streets with victorian homes in my hometown. I take the twins there all the time.

  7. Lovely photos of your 21st. The monochrome ones really look like the real thing! Great to have a best friend you have so much in common with and who knows just when you need her!Thanks for visiting my Wordfull Weds post.

  8. the victorian style is totally cool. Love it!

  9. what a fabulous friend.

  10. That looks like so much fun! What a wonderful friendship you share!

  11. what a great friend! your post gave me warm fuzzies!!

    my ww's:

  12. What a nice surprise, and I LOVE the Victorian outfits!!

  13. What incredible friends you have in your life! Those images are WONDROUS!!!! What an incredible way to celebrate. :)

    Thanks so much for playing along with Way Back When-esday so wonderfully, Cat!

  14. what a wonderful friend!!! So great that your lives have continued to follow a similar path and your friendship has endured time!!

  15. What a wonderful friend. Those little things make such a difference

  16. great post...what a fantastic friend. love the photos...what an incredible party!


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