Thursday, August 7, 2008

Flashback Friday!

Sunshine (yes, that's her real name!) and I have been friends for 10 years. We've had some good times in those years, and since Sun and her family have been here playing with us for a few days, I decided to go back and share shots from our decade of friendship. It was a good idea, in theory...and then we realized that while we are both fabulously beautiful women, (Sunshine, especially--she's a supermodel!) we cannot seem to take a decent photograph together. Witness:


December 2001--Me at 7 months, Sunshine 2 weeks away from delivering her 1st son.
Me: What should we say about this picture?
Sun: Big girls don't cry.
Me: Well, duh--but we're laughing. We were having our first babies. The crying came later.
Sun: We cried 'cause our noses were huge.
Me: That ain't all that was huge. Or is still huge. On me. Moving on...

Me: Thank God Killian and Libbey are looking cute here, 'cause we weren't getting it done.
Sun: I am looking "tow" up here.
Me: And what's with my hair? We have had some hai-ruh dids over the past 10 years.
Sun: Oooooh, this is bad. Hideous. We can do better than this. Move on, please.

Me: Were we trying to be the Double-Mint twins or this picture truly as bad as it looks?
Sun: We were laughing so hard we look Chinese. We are so not Chinese. Uh-uh.
Me: We need Glamour Shots.
Sun: Because we are glamorous rock stars. Aw yeah, we are. Really, we are. You just can't tell it here.

Me: So this was taken last night. After lots of swimming, sweating, cooking, rocking, and other "ings" that I just won't go into here.

Sun: Yes, let's keep all that on the downlow. But we need some Botox on our necks!

Me: I think I've proven our point here, Botox notwithstanding.

Sun: Let's make it our goal--in the next 10 years, we will take a decent picture together.

Me: It's my new life's challenge. Well...that, and getting the song on the "Twilight" soundtrack!

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I can't believe I'm posting this. What a flashback...my big ol' pregnant belly, bad hair, Chinese eyes and all. I'd only do this for Sunshine Barlowe Lewis, though. I love her immensely. And to prove that I love her, I'll share with y'all a picture of her gloriousness...

BEHOLD!



Thanks for being my friend, Sun. So glad you are capable of being photogenic...when I'm not in the picture, that is.

36 comments:

Vicki @ notsosahm.wordpress.com said...

Great pictures, no matter what either of you think. It's the love between the two (sisterly, k?) that shows through.

Could the unmentionable be what I read on Twitter the other day...even though I'm not supposed to be Twittering anymore? Naughty.

Debbie said...

The kissin bellies is my favorite!That was great fun to read and how cool is it that she was such a willing participant. And you are both beautiful! I don't think I have a decent pregnancy picture I'd be willing to share with anyone. Ever.

Live.Love.Eat said...

So cool. I've never been prego at the same time as a friend. A nd now those days are over..

She looks so different in each picture it was hard to match her up. It was a bit easier with you because of your eyes, they're unique.

Marrdy said...

You silly lady. You are beautiful. Love your hair, love your belly, love your smile. Have a great day!

Kelly said...

good times and noodle salad up there in va. w00t.

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

You silly girl - are you not aware that you are STUNNING and SO freekin' photogenic that it's not fair to the super models of the world????

Kat said...

I love posts about friends! I love the connections and the stories. And of course the photographs. And they are wonderful. Whether you are willing to admit it or not...

Z's Mom said...

You both look beautiful....

Caroline said...

You girls are lovely, what are you talking about? I hope you have had fun doing all your -ing things. And btw, I'm totally game for a little Lula, Sissy, Caro get together, but I don't know if VA or NC are ready for us. Maybe we should go to Dublin, GA.

Mekhismom said...

I actually like the photos. Especially the one of the two of you pregnant. What a great shot. I also like the one where you say you look Chinese. Embrace it!

Kristen Schiffman said...

You two are so fun. AND I really do love both black and white shots of the both of you...

along with the pregnant bellies one...


and the babies one...

Beautiful!

Melissa said...

I didn't see one single picture that I thought was unflattering. The chinese eyes is my fave!

Angie's Spot said...

Well, I think both of you are supermodelesque. :-) Very cute pics! What a wonderful friendship that you highlighted for us. Aren't girlfriends the best!

Amy said...

I think all the pictures are great. Friends are the best.

Gina said...

What. Ever. Lula. You are both so beautiful. Knock off the kmit picking for a golldanged second!

CaraBee said...

I'm gonna have to join in with the choir and say that you BOTH looked gorgeous in all of the pictures. Seriously. Ah, fun times with old friends. Sounds deee-lightful.

Heather said...

Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog. Of course, you're invited to our girls night. I mean really, how far is it from Virgina to Ohio anyway? Just think how much fun we'd have mooning over Edward...

Thank you so much for introducing your blogger friends (yes, me) to the world of Twilight. I am forever grateful. (And so is my MIL, my sisters, my co-workers, my BFF, my mom, and my neighbor...yes, I have told everyone I know about this great series. As much as I would like to have Edward to myself :)

I am loving this "friend" post. You never have pics of yourself on here, and I love to put a face to the writing, if you know what I mean. And all the previous commentors are right on: You. Are. Beautiful. No matter what you think, you big goof!

See you next Thursday :)

Jaci said...

Awwwe! Do you guys live close to each other? And hang out? And walk around the mall laughing at the Junior clothes? I hate you both.

*Sob* I want a best friend who lives close to me!!!!

Anyway...you guys are very cute and look like your living it up, so that makes you both very photogenic. Although, a classic early 90's Glamor Shot would be very funny and blog worthy. :)

PhatMom said...

I miss having a friend like that. :( I live in the V to the A! LOL! But I live in the SOUTHERN part. Blech. For a little while anyway. I need to find me a "sunshine". ;) My gramps used to call my sister sunshine.

Cute pics! You two are beautiful!

Angela said...

WHATEVER! Those are all such great and fun pictures!

Insane Mama said...

YOu guys are cute in all your chinessness. It's so great to have a friend like that!

Candid Carrie said...

Alright, Lula, you are hot enough on your own. Uh huh, you are. But your friend, holy frite oh mite! She is like SUPER model gorgeous, yet real. And you look good too. Really, I saw a picture of you awhile ago where you were on vacation and there was some cleavage. Nice picture, too. I can't get that image out of my brain. Burnt in there, y'all.

sassy stephanie said...

I think you both look fab!

Sun's eyes look like Carol Alt!

Sissy said...

I love the doublemint twins one! With the Olympics on this week, it's ok to be Chinese!

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

Found you through Drama Mama. Cute post! Love, love, love being with friends.

Pinky Roth said...

Loved your pictures and I hope you will be friends forever!

Mom

Tiffany said...

I love friends!!!! These pics make me so happy, how fun!

Veggie Mom said...

I think you're too hard on yourself, Lula! I think these shots are sweet! And pretty neat, the fact that you've been friends for so long and can share both that friendship and the photo memories over the years. And, yes, I bought the first "Twilight" yesterday. I was immersed in it til the wee hours. Hope you're happy with my accomplishment! :)

Heather said...

SUCH cute pictures!! And I love the commentary to go along with them.

Sunshine said...

I have a belly pic just like that with one of my bff!

And you guys are toooooo beautiful to be in a picture TOGETHER. That's just too much for the eyes!

Seriously. Sheesh.

Rhea said...

What fun pictures! You girls look so cute. I love them all!

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Karen said...

Those photos are great. ALL OF THEM!!!!! :-)

iPost said...

Girlfriends are the best, are they not? LOVE the photos...both you girls are gorgeous!

Mama's Losin' It said...

Awwww...you guys ARE cute!!!

Love the bellies!!

Bekah Buttons said...

gorgeous!