An Old Love and a New One

The second Sunday as a married woman in Utah I sat down at our women’s group at church next to a cute curly haired girl in a navy skirt. I knew the names of maybe three people in the room. Her name was Carly. She was from Boston. Please let her want to be my friend. Silent prayers are answered. 
A year and a half later, we’ve moved across Provo with Carly and Ryan and we call them our married roommates. We dine together frequently; baby talk is not a rare occurrence; sometimes we knock just to say goodnight. If 24 hours pass without seeing them, its tragic. After my galavanting through Dallas and Chicago, they cut their thanksgiving short to spend the last of the weekend with us (we were in desperate need of some Carly/Ryan time)- which brings me to our new love: 
White Collar.
Have you ever watched it? Neil Caffrey anyone? It has the light, witty humor of Psych, with the intrigue of 24 (although admittedly Neil is a little more charming than Jack). It keeps you wanting more without giving you nightmares – and boy do we laugh! Carly and Ryan sent the text a few hours before they got back to Provo, “Your job: watch the first 2 episodes of White Collar before we get back.” Guys, I’m telling you, it’s fantastic. Brilliant actually. Obsessed. 

P.S. This girl really is amazing. It’s like getting married and having the benefits of living with your husband without losing those of not living with your best girl friend. She got married just two weeks after I did and having her these past 18 months has meant so much. I love you Carly. 
P.P.S. photocred K 
Do you have best friends like that? (married roommates šŸ™‚

Have you ever seen White Collar?
 (if not, will you go watch it?)


  1. mmmm i dont know who lives by me. lol

    and i love white collar, gosh we need all 6 of us to be best friends, but then there would be two ryans, oh well. see you today at noon?


  2. That sounds so awesome! All the people in my warfare like 100 years old so it makes it a bit trickier. We live in an older neighborhood in downtown slc.


  3. You two are adorable! So fun for you to live in a married complex like that… our neighbors are older and have kids šŸ™‚ And we still need to watch White Collar!

  4. LOVE White Collar! SO much!! I watched the first season on NetFlix in like 2 days. And then I got my husband hooked too.

  5. awww… this is so sweet. It is so wonderful to have a good girl friend. for sure.

    Aloha Sweet Friend,
    We are gathering for An Aloha Affair , a sweet sort of mingling and sharing and growing together. I would so love it if you'd join us. You will always be welcome, anytime. Save ya a seat?…


  6. Oh. My. Gosh. white collar. Obsessed. You've gotta watch them all. Hubs and I love it!

  7. Oh I love the new look! and all these wonderful pictures! It is wonderfully to have a special friend! I have one and I love her dearly we live 20 minutes from each other I can call on her for anything, and she can call on me for anything! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Love having friends like this šŸ™‚ &Yes, I do have them! I hold them dear to my heart. I think it is adorable you guys knock to say goodnight to each other haha

  9. I love the honesty in the statement "please let her want to be my friend". I think that a lot. Actually recently I had someone at the beginning of a friendship say "come on, Chrystina, let's actually make something of this friendship, not just see each other for a few weeks and that be the end of it" and it was a breath of fresh air and I sighed in relief (in my head). I thought to myself, "he wants to be friends with me just as much as I want to be friends with him!!" – it felt good. (yes, actually just friends)

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