Christmas on Easter!

For the last nine {!!!} years my BFF’s from high school have had a Christmas exchange.  Due to Cami being in Sweden this year we pushed it to Christmas on Easter.  The year before, it was Christmas in January, since I was away in Panama.
Generally whenever anything is super cool in my home or on my bod, it was a gift from these gals.
they’ve got great taste.  but even better hearts.  how did I get so lucky?   I am blessed beyond words by their friendship.   I have had them by my side in every season of my life. how can I ever express how grateful i am for that?    I treasure their love, support, and patience with me more than I can express. 
 The older I get the more I realize how rare it is to have friendships like this.  
They are something to pray for, something to protect. 
{via, via}
{from here}
Found this inside of a book a few weeks ago.
so so grateful for you girls.  you keep my dreams alive.  
::: see pictures from the exchange here & here :::

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  • Reply Melissa

    Love this quote! How perfect

    April 10, 2012 at 4:45 pm
  • Reply I'm Sydney.

    That's so exciting!! What a wonderful and sweet idea!! And the pictures and that quote are so wonderful 🙂

    April 10, 2012 at 4:46 pm
  • Reply intowestafrica

    Such a great idea! And kudos to you and your friends for being able to keep it up for 9 years – so easy to fall out of touch these days!
    I am struggling to keep my friendships alive living in Africa without constant internet, 7 hours time difference and only 1 visit home per year. I really do miss having girlfriend get togethers!

    April 10, 2012 at 4:47 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    Love this! So sweet

    April 10, 2012 at 4:55 pm
  • Reply Shannon Kirsten

    Love the quote and you! xoxox

    April 10, 2012 at 5:02 pm
  • Reply Tabitha Mahoney

    I love my girls, great quote, what book?

    April 10, 2012 at 5:12 pm
  • Reply Lyndsay

    Very nice quote, thank you for sharing it. You're lucky to have such great friends!

    April 10, 2012 at 5:29 pm
  • Reply Sarah Rall

    I have some fantastic friends of my own and I always feel so blessed to have them. It makes me sad when I hear others say they wish they had good friends, it's definitely something I try not to forget about!

    April 10, 2012 at 6:07 pm
  • Reply GaddingGal

    I love that quote!! So beautiful!

    April 10, 2012 at 8:13 pm
  • Reply nattu

    It's so important to have amazing people around in our lives. I'm glad you have those.
    Lots of love from Poland.

    April 10, 2012 at 8:17 pm
  • Reply plainanfancy

    I've been feeling so overly grateful for my friendships too lately, maybe because I am becoming older and more wise 😉

    April 10, 2012 at 9:21 pm
  • Reply Ashley

    Soooo we get to see pictures of what you exchanged? 😉 Glad you had fun!

    April 10, 2012 at 9:52 pm
  • Reply Faith

    Ahhh I just love this! So sweet!

    April 10, 2012 at 11:05 pm
  • Reply Shannon

    my girlfriends and i do the exact same thing. i think this past year was #10 for us? that's our best guess. but it is one of my most favorite traditions ever. it is the best to get together with the besties to exchange gifts and have perfect fellowship!

    April 11, 2012 at 12:01 am
  • Reply Clara Turbay

    lovely ideas and style.

    April 11, 2012 at 2:03 am
  • Reply flat faced cat

    Great quote! Love you!

    April 11, 2012 at 2:31 am
  • Reply Kristina

    that is wonderful! I wish me and my old friends would be still this close. We kind of are, but are seperated by massive amount of km… Doesnt make it easy. But I love how you can meet after months not seeing each other and then simply start where you left off. Truely something amazing and precious!

    April 11, 2012 at 2:48 am
  • Reply Andrea Dickherber

    What a lovely quote! 🙂
    I bet it was even more fun exchanging gifts for Easter instead of doing it on Christmas…spreads the joy a little further into the year that way!

    Left brain, right brain, pug brain.

    April 11, 2012 at 4:23 am
  • Reply Gaby

    girlfriends are the best. and i adore these photos! i've used the one of the girls holding down their skirts before, love it so much! x

    April 11, 2012 at 9:01 am
  • Reply Jane

    Love the vintage pictures. Pretty blog, pretty lady!


    April 11, 2012 at 5:19 pm
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