1.19.2011

The Ideas She Expressed Were Her Own ...

... I didn't help her with anything more than changing a repetitive word or two. Can't you just 'hear' the pride in her writing?





And speaking of Matt's line of work ... while in Virginia I managed to do something I've never done before. I attended a dinner in Reston with the spouses of those who work in the same agency as Matt. Thirteen ladies showed up for dinner, a majority of whom I've never met, and stayed until the restaurant literally kicked us out. We laughed, we rolled our eyes, we compared notes. It was warming to know that there are so many others out there who understand ...




Left : Kolbi, Jen and Me ... and ... Right: Heather (a soon-to-be close neighbor) and Me

I was remiss in not taking a picture of the entire group... clearly my head was stuck in the clouds after just signing the contract for the house. Next time.

9 comments:

Connie said...

That is a beautiful letter! That is definitely a keeper :) And what a meet-up... lucky lady!

Issas Crazy World said...

Oh friend, she is amazing.

I'm glad you will have some friends out there.

A Daring Adventure said...

Oh, Jill, that is the absolute SWEETEST essay. Matt has to just be beside himself!

And you are too kind! I have been reading y'all's awesome blogs for so long that it has always been a huge dream of mine to get to meet both you and Jen, and I'm so grateful that I've now gotten to! But you already knew how big a blog stalker of yours that I am, LOL!

My only beef with you is this: MUST you be EVEN MORE GORGEOUS IN PERSON than you are in your pictures?!?! Somehow that's just *beyond* unfair, LOL!

Mom24 said...

That letter is awesome. So sweet.

I'm so glad you got to go to the dinner. You deserve as much fun as you can get. Hopefully you'll have good friends there next year.
xoxo

Loukia said...

That is so great that you got together with all those women in the same shoes as you!

Jen said...

Love the essay! It was a great night, wasn't it? So glad you could make it in and can't wait to get together again in the (hopefully) near future!

DelhiBound said...

Love her essay .... love love it. I'm assuming a copy is framed??

Christy said...

What an endearing letter! And so glad you got together with those gals - sounds like a great group and I hope you get to do it more often when you move out here!!!

Kristen said...

How sweet is that. Definitely one for the memory box! And how fun to meet up with Kolbi and Jen. That's a priceless pic also!

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