Friends are so important. I am so thankful for the good friends I have.
15 years ago when I lived in Logan, UT for the first time; my husband and I made some great friends.
…and now we have moved back. We have reconnected with some of those friends.
We have also made wonderful new friendships. I am so thankful for the gift of friendship.
One of those friendships that was created during my previous years in Logan was with my BFF; Krysta.
That little stinker doesn’t live in Logan anymore. They moved to Houston just before we moved to Arkansas.
I was all for it then because that meant it was only a 7 hour drive to see her.
Now that I’m back in Logan; it’s almost strange not to have her here.
All of my previous Logan memories almost all have her in them.
…so because she isn’t here; I have to make the journey to Houston to see her.
Last Novemeber, I took a trip to Houston to see Krysta.
I never blogged about it because Thanksgiving, Christmas, and surgery all happened right after coming home.
I want to go back and recap about it now:
This is my favorite part about arriving in Houston; walking through the door of the Moes’ house.
It feels like home. Krysta’s house feels so comfortable. It is beautiful; I wish I could take you on the full tour. You would love it.
She had done a little re-decorating since I had been there last so it was fun to see a few of the changes. Walking around and looking for all the changes is part of the Krysta/Andrea ritual. We do it every time we arrive at each other’s home.
We both love fall and decorating for it; so it was fun to be in her house with all her pumpkins out.
This was the room I got to stay in:
Poor Ady was kicked out of her bed so I had somewhere to sleep. I kept telling Ady that the “A” was for Andrea.
I love being with all of Krysta’s kids. They are like my own nieces and nephews.
Ady was born just 9 days before Tess; so it was fun to be with her.
Here she is helping me wash apples and telling me stories.
One thing I wanted Krysta to teach me is how to make carmel apples. She is so good at it.
It is a tradition in her family.
Now I am addicted to carmel apples; and have made them about 15 times since I left Houston.
It was great to be in the nice Houston weather while it was so chilly in Utah.
It’s so warm Krysta has a lemon tree in her backyard.
I was smitten with it, and so jealous. I think I could move back to humidity just for all the beautiful plants that grow.
Krysta’s yard looks amazing.
When we are together, we don’t make big plans.
In fact, I love just chilling at her house. It’s like having a vacation at home without having any work to do.
Here I am chilling on my computer; while Ady sleeps on the floor.
We did do A LOT of shopping(enough that I had to ship a box of stuff home), and made sure to eat good food.
We both love to eat. We enjoy trying out the recipes that we each make for our own families; and we love going out.
KRYSTA. I MISS YA!!
I can’t wait for you to come this summer.
Thanks for the awesome visit in the fall.
We should all thank God for good friends.