Day 18 - A picture of you and a best friend

This was a hard one to choose. I have several best friends, and several good pictures with all of them.

But here is why I choose the one above:
  • This is one of my favorite pictures ever of me and a friend :)
  • Ali (the chick I am kissing), has recently moved away, so I miss her.
  • This best friend was also a roommate of mine for 2 years.
  • I ♥ her enough that I took a road trip to see Lance Bass at a book signing. Ok, I wanted to go too, but it was mostly her idea.
And Ali, if you read this, know this, my friend--you are beautiful and fantastic and I believe with every ounce in my being that you will do great, be great and live great. With a heart such as yours, there is no denying the love you will one day receive. I am praying for everything you are going through, and while tears are allowed, dry them quickly with the knowledge that "you need to swim through the moat to get to the castle."

You'll be wearing that crown, soon, sitting atop your kingdom, all the more glad you swam through that damn moat. And that will make it all worth it (as you do a happy dance in your Cinderella dress). ha.

You'll do it all, kid.


  1. Very sweet. I miss all my friends who live far away too... that would be all of them. ; )

    (And yep, I live in Mexico at the moment. I live in Guadalajara, which is a lovely city, but the most recent batch of pictures are from Mexico City, where we were last weekend.

  2. What a sweet post and an adorable picture. Loved it <3

  3. That is such a sweet photo of the two of you. Also, a lovely tribute to your friend!

  4. You are so cute! I am so excited, I am seeing my best friend is just ten days!

  5. oh ashley, it's been too long. i disappeared and moved and somehow left you behind. :(

    what a great picture of you and your friend, you're both so beautiful. really.