Monday, February 25, 2008

Friendship Basket - Amy

Little Miss Amy came out for a visit a few weeks ago and we had a great time. Last time she was here I didn't take any pictures of the two of us. On this trip, I did a little better. I took one picture of Amy and my roommate Ashley. Aren't they cute?? We had a lovely little time hanging out in Portland. We closed down a little Thai place for dinner on Friday night. Had a delicious breakfast at Rose's deli and hit up the Columbia employees store for some good buys. Saturday night we went to see The Counterfeiters (which later went on to win the Academy Award for best foreign language film), and spent the night with the girls out on the town.

Really it doesn't matter what we do when Amy is around. I always have a wonderful time. She's one of those people who I can totally be myself around. I have SO much fun but can also have a good heart to heart. She's amazing.

She has also spent a lot of time in the friendship basket, so it's time to say goodbye (notice, she wasn't complaining this time that the friend had been in the basket so long). You can see her blurb and some additional pictures below. This is Amy...or as I like to call this picture "Crazy Amy". This picture is my favorite of Amy, because it captures her essence. Notice the big smile. Amy is ALWAYS a barrel of laughs. I have SO much fun when I'm around Amy, even if it's in the middle of the night and we're laughing at the phrase, "The Bombdiggity". It doesn't matter what we're doing, I'm sure to have fun when I'm around this girl. Also, notice the Jazz Hands. Amy LOVES to boogie. The girl can get down on the dancefloor like no other and she truly knows how to shake what her mamma gave her. Notice the wall behind Amy. She transformed her stinky basement bedroom into a beautiful lair with glue and brown paper bags. The girl is a genius when it comes to crafts and decorating. Her new condo in SLC is adorable and she's always on the lookout for special finds. I met Amy when I lived in Washington DC and we knew immediately that we were meant to be friends. We worked at the same place, lived across the street from each other, were in the same FHE group, and I was her visiting teacher. Even if we didn't want to be friends, we would have to be friends. The great thing is, I totally wanted to be her friend. In addition to being so fun, a great dancer, and a craft genius, Amy is one of the most loving, genuine, and thoughtful people I know. I am lucky to count her a friend and I gladly put her in my basket :)

This is another picture illustrative of Amy's excitement.
Again, notice the jazz hands!

One of my favorite things to with Aimes is travel. Here we are in NYC.

Here we are in Philadelphia on the miraculous New Years 2003 (and Amy's b-day).

Amy likes to get dressed up. Here she is as a punk.

And here she is as a bug, after rolling around in the leaves.
And here she is as a very angry pig, a pig I like to call pootsie.


i'm courtney said...

oh how i love that bug picture--so cute! amy, you make me jealous that renee has a funner friend than me, but I can bare it because you've taught me so much about cheese.

Amy said...

Wow, I am SO awesome.:) Thanks Renee for all the love. I am a better person because you are my friend.

Courtney - ditto to you! I am always jealous of all your good times together. But remember, we'll always have the Bayou...

Amy said...

btw - those piggy photos were never supposed to be released to the public. Why is pootsie so angry???

Ryan said...

Amy out of the friend basket...glad you had her in town. Fun to see a picture of who you are always telling stories about.

Brecken said...

You're a great friend. Loved the basket on Courtney...all of it is true. And I'm jealous of all your fun you have with all your friends. I haven't been on a trip that hasn't involved wipes, potty breaks and timeouts in years!

Brecken said...

Renee...update your blog. I keep going to your site and theres nothing new and I know you; You've probably gone to NY for pizza and then on to Texas for a wedding and bullride. So let me know about it so I can be filled with envy. love you.

Tiffany Garfield said...

I was laughing about your could Noah be any hotter comment. Thanks for adding to his ego. Speaking of hot...that pig picture is billboard material! haha. You are so much fun!Miss you! Love u! Twink