A Bestie Came to Visit!!

One of my best friends from my years in China came to visit this week! It was so so good to see her again! It has been over 8 years since I last saw her and like the best friendships seem to… we picked right up where we left off. Well, after we stopped hugging, that is. We would hug and then stop hugging to be able to look at each other and then hug again. πŸ˜‰ This may have happened 3 or 4 times, haha! She is still so sweet and so funny. So quick recap via photos of the last two days:

DSC_0235Β Us together!!! Side note: the shirt I’m wearing is one she gave me 9 years ago! I still love it and wear it after all this time! πŸ™‚

DSC_0227Because no reunion is really complete without a little tai chi. Β [in the green is Ding Jing’s friend, Ruth]

DSC_0211Or a neck/shoulder/arm stretch… πŸ˜‰ [and that’s my grandfather! He actually teaches an exercise class so we were learning new stretches!]

The next day we went to the zoo, but I completely forgot my camera. So just use your imagination. πŸ˜‰

DSC_0303Β Last night, after dinner at our house, we got busy making the cutest little desserts (recipe coming soon)! This is my favorite of the series of photos because even though our heads are cut off, you can see us laughing together!

DSC_0349My sister, Abby, also adores Ding Jing so she drove up to hang out with us too! We may or may not have randomly burst out into a Chinese children’s song about tigers while we were at the zoo. Ha!

DSC_0370The biggest thing that has changed about Ding Jing after all these years is that she has a son now! The last time I saw her 8 years ago, she was pregnant… and now I finally got to meet her sweet son!

dingjing piggy backΒ But not a lot else has changed… πŸ˜‰

ding jing!I am so so so thankful that she was able to come! What a blessing to see her precious face again!

Love Rach


21 responses to “A Bestie Came to Visit!!

  1. Aww! I’m so glad that you were able to spend time with your friend! It looks like you had a great time together πŸ™‚

  2. My goodness, this is so precious!! What a wonderful visit you gals must have had! πŸ™‚

  3. This is soo sweet!! Looks like you guys had a wonderful time together. Gotta love friendships that don’t change at all, even with time apart.

  4. =) that looks like a blast. The stretching, baking, meeting her son, hanging out…gosh what fantastic memories!

  5. So glad that she was able to come visit! Love the side-by-side photos of then and now! πŸ™‚

  6. Looks and sounds like you guys had a wonderful time! Your photos are too cute πŸ™‚

    The Other Side of Gray

  7. This post is SO adorable!! Great friendships like this can be hard to find!! What a great time you two had!

  8. such fun, happy pictures! those little desserts look amazing, i can’t wait to see the recipe!
    what a darling blog, excited to start following!
    Xo chaseandem.blogspot.com

  9. Aww what an amazing reunion! You guys are so cute and look like you have a ton of fun together. I can’t believe your grandfather is a fitness instructor! That is awesome.

  10. That looks like so much fun. I so love when my best friend visits.

  11. Aw, so cute! Reunions with old friends are always amazing πŸ™‚ Glad to see you had such an amazing time!

  12. What a sweet reunion, Rach, and you two seriously haven’t changed a bit. Still cute as buttons!

  13. Cute post! Sounds (and looks) like you guys had a great time! Love the before and after piggy back pics haha.

  14. Aw it sounds like you guys had a wonderful time!

  15. how fun!! you guys are so cute!

  16. It looks like a wonderful visit!

  17. Aw, how much fun! You all are just too cute!
    xo TJ

  18. wow..this is so precious!!! πŸ™‚ was smiling throughout as I read this post!

  19. Wow, it looks like you guys had a fabulous time!! πŸ˜€ so happy for you!


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