Monday, November 19, 2007

Blogging Friend Birthday: Abby!

I remember the first time I met Abby and her husband Ben. A few years ago, Zach and I were attending our neighborhood watch meeting at the Salt Lake Library. We knew everyone there except the new couple who had an adorable baby in tow.

While everyone was taking turns recounting their own personal thoughts on our biggest neighborhood concerns, Ben (one half of the new couple and father of the adorable baby) said something like, "I wish someone had told us about all this before we moved in."

Zach, ever the shy, introverted one, laughed loudly and blurted out "HA HA, Suckers!!" Ben shot Zach a look and I wanted to crawl under my seat. What a way to meet the new neighbors.

Turns out that Zach and Ben's personalities meshed just right and soon after, the boys hit it off by playing darts and eating salsa until about 3 or 4 in the morning.

Abby & I also bonded over food. To be specific, the food that she made and I ate. Almost every night. Zach worked a lot so Ben & Abby were always so great about inviting me over for dinner and I was really great at never turning them down.

Abby is really talented at soooooooo many things: being a mom (she's the greatest), a friend (again, pretty much the greatest), baking (I think I've lost 10 pounds since they moved away), any kind of cooking (my jeans are happy they're fitting a little looser but my belly is very, very sad), tennis, card games, birthing adorable children and many other things too numerous to mention.

They moved away this summer and I miss them a lot. Luckily I have some fun pictures to keep me entertained and, even from South Carolina, she's taking care of my sweet tooth by sending me lovely baked goods through the United States Postal Service.

Now that's a true friend.

Abby being a fearless mountain climber.

She has an impeccable sense of style.

Abby with Ben at the famous One Man Band Diner.

Happy birthday, Abby!


Sarah said...

Sheesh, I get back to my life for a few days and I miss 3 whole posts! I'm excited for Christmas because we get to stay home this year, but also distraught because my kids want EXPENSIVE stuff. Nintendo DS? Is that different from a Gameboy? Whatever, I'm very good at buying love and happiness.
Happy Birthday to Abby!
And tomorrow is Michelle G's B-Day so don't forget her!

The Miller Family said...

Miranda you are the absolute sweetest person ever! I do miss having you over for dinner, especially taco night! In fact I was just missing all my SoTro neighbors today. It must have taken you a while to dig out all these silly photos. You forgot to mention that you nearly killed Zach because it wasn't just plain old salsa they ate, it was the crazy yummy homemade batch you did for the bbq. Thanks for thinking of me, you made my day :o)