Tuesday, June 4, 2013

My Best Friend FINALLY Came to Sioux Falls! ;-)

L to R: Gage, Zoe, Me, Avery, Shannon, Tori, and Mike - Taken in our backyard.
It finally happened! A few weeks ago we were blessed with a visit from my best friend and her family for the first time since we've lived here in Sioux Falls (6.5 years!).   We enjoyed showing them our town and visiting with them in our new home that we've been in for 7 months now.

Shannon, her sister Amanda, and I met in 1991 which means this is year 22 of our friendship! I can't even tell you how much stuff we have all gone through together.  So many years already and hopefully many many more to come! We really should plan something exciting for 25th year. It'll be here before we know it.

We spent time at The Butterfly House, Sertoma Park, Falls Park, The Tulip Festival in Orange City, IA, we also ate at Buffalo Wild Wings, Fuddruckers, and Johnny Carinos, we introduced them to the wonderfulness of Bagel Boy and of course Coffea.  Shannon insisted we go back there a second time before she left.  Seriously, if nothing else brings her back out here to visit it will be Coffea.  She fell in LOVE.  ;-)

Shannon and Mike have a daughter, Tori (Victoria). She turned 17 months on here visit. She is learning words now and right now her current word for anything she doesn't know a word for is, "Dya" (Pronounced: Die-ya).  Everything is Dya.  So so cute.

My little girls!

Tori, Zoe, and Avery enjoying the Tulips at the Tulip Festival!

One of the few photos we have of our family of four!

I did a little impromptu photo session with Tori one day while she was playing in the backyard.  :-) 

Sneaky Tori!

Sweet little Tori! She looks so much like her mama!

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