way back... wednesday

bee cee & me! i am guessing this was when we were eight or nine? gosh... it is so hard to tell! i don't see my forehead scares which helps with the date a bit.

those were the days! the mall arcade took alot of our allowance... my game of choice was mrs. pacman... her favorite was tempest! beth could play tempest so well she got to add her name to the list of champs!

orange julius... oh remember that place... it was so good! we had to go there if we were at the mall. the days when you could drop your kids off at the mall with some sense of knowing they were safe! i can't imagine that now! crazy!

my nickname took shape about this time i'm guessing! there was a friend of ours that had a little baby brother... he could not pronounce my name so he called me CACA! yes CACA! i have been called that ever sense! what is it about little things like nicknames from our childhood that bring such comfort? i guess it is the memories that are connection! connected not only in our minds but in our hearts! who would have ever guessed that being called "crap" would make me happy... but it does!

here's to you bee cee... my best friend since first grade! no one knows me like you do... the stories... the mistakes... the flat out craziness! thank GOD! we can always pick up right where we left off! we can be truly honest with one another even if it hurts! we can make each other pee our pants! my word... we have done some really nutty... silly... crazy things! i am so thankful to have such a gift!

my life has been blessed with the best friends any gal could dream of... my friends are priceless gems... they are the glue that keeps me together!


Trish said...

An Orange Julius, Hot Sam Pretzel with nacho cheese and a trip to Record Den to leaf through the latest albums. I can't begin to tell you how much money I spent on Rick Springfield paraphernalia in the mid 80's. Thanks for taking me back.

twin power mommy said...

found your site through trish's pinkcollarliving. it's always good to find other moms who love their men, their families and most importantly, the Lord!
BTW love the cap. God IS good!
Have a great day!

elambeachbums said...

CaCa, I love the pictures. Those were the best days when we had not many cares except watching grease, making tents in the bedrooms (with homemade toilets) and trying not to get in trouble for the things we shouldn't be doing. Love you and I love looking at your picts. The kids look every day with me. Have a great day!! Holley

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

oh Hee Wee... the tents!

I was just talking about that the other day! That was some of the best times! Toilet and all! :)

Melissa Ellen said...

That's so funny. My best friend growing up was dark haired like you and I was the blondie with freckles. We could of had a photo booth pic. session that looked a lot like yours.

Friends mean the world!

IslandBaby said...

What great pictures! How awesome to have the same best friend since first grade!!