My daughter met her in Kindergarten.
Chats with her mom and dad after class, led to play dates, which in turn led to family suppers.
It was all very organic.
Although... we've never ate or served each other anything organic.
Not that I don't eat food that is organic,
It's just not the usual...
Neither do any of us generally wear Birkenstocks...
not that we didn't wear Birkenstocks back in University.
Now? We've moved on to Crocs...
What I should have said is...
It was all very easy.
Our Lives have gotten busy, as lives with older kids seem to do,
and our children's interests and schools have moved in different directions.
So we don't have the chance to see eachother as often as we once did.
But it doesn't seem to matter.
Because some friends become like family.
As you watch their children grow up.
You start to root for them as though they were your own.
And then when you don't have your glasses on, you may even mistakenly think they are your own.
The brown eyes, the freckles, the brown curly and straight hair.
They do look like they could be one of mine.
I think I may need laser surgery.
It's all very confusing.
One thing I can see very clearly though?
They are wonderful sisters who truly are best friends.
And it just so happens that on one of their recent visits,
I asked if they would be my models.
I'm so glad they said yes.
I'm practicing and practicing and learning so much.
In fact, with each photo shoot I usually learn at least one very valuable lesson:
It is not good photographer etiquette to keep your models out until the sun almost goes down.
This leaves the said models unable to smile due to the chattering of their teeth.
*A late August phenomenon that might only occur in Northern Canada.
*So if you are from the Southern States or Ontario region of Canada, please disregard this little nugget.
Plus pink noses are simply a difficult thing to try and edit out.
Thanks girls, you were great!
Can't wait to do it again.
But I promise I won't ask for your help again until warm weather returns.