My former roommate and adopted sister Susan drove up for a visit this afternoon. I lived with Susan for 9 years before I moved up to Santa Maria to be with my new family. Susan is so much more than a friend, she is like a sister to me. We don't get to see each other nearly enough and as much as I love living with my family, I do miss living with Susan as well. She is the most loyal, kind, generous person I know. She has been so good to me over the years and I know I can always count on her to listen, to give sound advice, to laugh with and as an incredible support system.
She couldn't stay long because of her own busy schedule, but she drove up this morning and arrived at around 11:00. Jay was taking the girls to the dentist, so we sat on the couch and drank coffee and visited with The Food Network on in the background (for old times sake, TFN is always on in Susan's home). When Jay and the girls got home, we took Susan to Kay's Country Kitchen in Old Orcutt for a late breakfast/lunch. We had never been there and we all loved it! It's an adorable little restaurant with photos from Orcutt from years past painting the walls and our waitress was not only a wonderful server, but a true joy, we just fell in love with her.
After we got home, the girls opened their presents from Susan. She got them each a Walmart gift card and she got Nicole a Now 28 CD (they are up to 28?) and Kendall the new Indiana Jones movie on DVD. So much more than the presents, it was a gift having Susan in our home, if only for a few hours. We all love you Susan!
3 of my favorite people in the whole world
Nicole with her new CD
Kendall with her new DVD