Saturday, November 27, 2010

Giving my "Framily"

Thankful week continues on Books, Boys, Buzz this week and I will dedicate my entry to my "framily"...aka my friends who are more like family to me and my husband!

My actual family is pretty small, two parents, a sister and a few cousins. We're definitely very close, but we live so far away from each other that we hardly ever get to see each other (once a year or so).
My "framily" however is always there for me...these are people I know I can count on for whatever life throws my way.

There's our friend Erik and his parents and siblings...they've adopted us as their own. We've celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas with them two years in a row now, and we can't imagine more wonderful people to spend holidays with.

The wonderful family of Erik's

There's all my work friends...I've been with these folks for over 5 years now and I don't know what I would do without their daily humor and just having an ear to listen to my rants. Actually, I do know. During this great Snopocalypse 2010 in Seattle, I was without my work "framily" and I nearly went insane from cabin fever!
My team celebrating a birthday in our favorite style of eating lots!

There's my entire writing circle: Heather Davis, Pat White, Christina Arbini, Kelli Estes....and the Buzz Girls! I know that no matter what is going on in my life...writing or otherwise, I can count on these wonderful ladies to pick me up, pull me out of my funk and set me right again!
Aren't they just the most *beautiful* ladies ever? I love them all so very much. win a copy of my second novel about eating disorders and overcoming them SHRINK TO FIT, please put in the comments who your "framily" is!

Have a wonderful holiday season,

Dona Sarkar and her "framily"


TinaFerraro said...

Hey, Dona, wonderful post and pictures! I would say my framily extends past family to friends (old and new), neighbors and fellow writers, too!

sunnynikki said...

My framily includes a friend I've known since high school and some of my friends from college. We might not see each other everyday but my life would not be the same without them.

Steph said...

My framily would have to include my best friends who have come into my life and stayed for years. That would include my bestest friends, Ashley, Karalyn, Cailee, and Melissa. I know that they will always be there, just like my actual family, even though we aren't blood related. No matter how crazy I sound sometimes, they support me each time and listen to all of my thoughts and ideas. I have decided to go to a different high school than all of them, but we still keep in contact and hang out when we can. Because of this, I know that we will forever be a part of each other's lives. We're all pretty young (just freshmen in high school) so it feels weird saying that, but I honestly think that we will be part of each other's lives forever, even if we don't see each other and just talk on the phone or online somewhere. I love them as if they were my real family, and I'm pretty sure they feel the same about me. :)

Llehn said...

My framily includes all the awesome writers I've met online. They've helped me through a lot and I love them to bits!


Marley Gibson said...

Awesome post, Dona! I read once that family is what you make it and you certainly have made it a wide-spread net. = )