Fall 2012

Fall 2012
[learning to live a perfectly imperfect life]


Tonight Rylee & I were sitting at the table, finishing up our before-bedtime snack of berry yogurt smoothies... Carter had already finished his and had begun his nightly ritual of begging to watch Toy Story. (Fortunately he was begging from the hallway, and his plea had not become desperate... so I could postpone my "no" answer and his meltdown for now.)

It was quiet for a minute or so, and then Rylee turned to me and said,

"Best. Friend."

I was quite surprised. It had come out of nowhere, and though Rylee does pretty well answering questions we ask her, she doesn't often initiate conversation.

So I asked her, "Best friend? Who is your best friend?"

With a yogurt-smoothie moustache, she replied,


*sniff, sniff*

I leaned over, gave her a kiss and told her I loved her.

Moments like these make everything worthwhile.

November 2009
(Photo courtesy of David Lauritzen.)


Erin said...

What a sweet story! And even sweeter picture!

tali said...

That is so precious and sweet. You have such a great family Carin, and I love it when you share your stories!

Hector and Jennifer Varanini Sanchez said...

Oh my gosh that is one of the sweetest moments ever.

Kristine said...

That makes me want to cry. I ADORE that photo...I need some of me and my girls. :(