Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A Visit From Friends

We met Jeff and Ashley Beck during Allison's first year of law school. It's hard to believe we've know each other for almost 10 years. We met lots of people while Allison was at UT, but I don't think I can say we met any that mean as much to us as Jeff and Ashley do.

Ashley and her youngest daughter, Camille, flew in on Friday afternoon and left Tuesday afternoon. It was a relatively quick trip, but one that Allison really enjoyed. Because the Becks live in Baton Rouge, we only get to see them once, maybe twice a year. They've made the trip to Tennessee several times and we've made the trip to Louisiana several times.

This visit was similar to most of our visits with the Becks. It was filled with lots of coffee, conversation, and relaxing. I think since Allison and Ashley got out of law school about seven years ago, there has been at least one child that was under one year old at each visit, with the exception of when Ashley and Jeff visited us in Lexington. During that trip Ashley was pregnant with Caroline, their oldest daughter. We visited some of our favorite restaurants, enjoyed a new ice cream shop, and otherwise spent time catching up with Ashley. Unfortunately, Jeff, Caroline, and Charlotte were not able to make it on this trip.

Every time we go to Baton Rouge or they come here we leave the visit wishing they lived closer. We miss hanging out regularly with them as we did while the girls were in law school. We miss mountain bike riding, trips to Starbucks, and visits to P.F. Changs. While we are disappointed to see them go, these trips make us cherish our friendship with the Becks even more and, therefore, really appreciate each time we get to visit.

Thanks for coming Ashley and bringing Miss Camille for Allison to meet her. And thanks Jeff for hanging at the house with the two oldest girls so that Allison and Ashley could have a chance to catch up. You guys are the best!


Ashley said...

Aww! The please was all ours! Getting to visit y'all was truly a treat. And being friends with y'all has given me so much in the past ten years. I know I always say it, but I only wish we lived closer to one another. Thanks for the kind words Jeremy.

Allison Bussell said...

I couldn't have said it better myself, Jeremy. Here's to you, Ashley Beck, and to the one of the most important friendships of my life. I hope your sweet Caroline had a wonderful birthday today. Wow, has it really been 6 years since the bar exam, baby, skylight, Katrina, lost bar exam craziness?

Much love from Tennessee!!

Ashley said...

:-) Y'all are the best.
And just for laughs, I thought you should know that my word verification is "slipti". Ha.

J Bussell said...

The word verifications are often hilarious! Mine is reveye.