I adored her immediately and that was 1994...26 years ago and I still adore her.
Living so far apart I'm lucky to get to see her once or twice a year but this year has been special. She came for a long visit in the winter and we had almost a week together at the wedding and she just flew out for Mother's Day for a few whirlwind days.
She treated us to dinner, helped me with many things that are hard for me and offered to drive me anywhere I needed to go and that was a lot... DH is great about driving me but it seems after all the doctor visits I hate to ask for extra trips for little things. We caught up on all of that plus several white chocolate mochas along the way.
When she was here earlier she had gifted me to an introduction to yoga workshop and I have been going every week since and do it about four times a week at home.. So on this visit she was able to go to class with me twice and it was so much fun. Even though I still think of her as "the one" she does have a name...Vivian
Finally the last day she arranged a "spa" day for the two of us. We both received an elaborate facial (my first ever) and I also received an "Upper Body Bliss" (a fancy name for an upper body massage.) This photo was taken right after the blissful experience. Do you think I enjoyed it???
Although she is absolutely gorgeous and is stunning when she is elegantly dressed, my favorite picture of her is in hip waders and a cowboy hat. We made enough memories the last few days to last me a good long while.
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