Ice Ice Baby

It’s amazing where life can bring you sometimes. It seems so often it takes you in a direction to test you but once and a while something truly special drops in your lap.

Many many years ago, in a faraway kingdom (or rather Kindergarten), I met another goofy girl like me. We were both going to private school and in all the years I went to this place she was the only friend I ever made (mind you there were 3 other girls in my entire grade). I never fit in with the other girls, I was the poor girl, the one they snubbed.

In second grade my friend, eventually I gave her the nickname Ice and she called me Robs, stopped going to the private school while I continued to go there until 7th grade. We were several towns away from each other but somehow we still kept up our friendship. I think our mothers appreciated our friendship enough to cart us back and forth between each house.

As we got older we drifted apart a little since she went away to a college out of state and I stayed nearby but we never completely lost touch. I think we went sometimes a year or 2 with no contact and then would just pickup again right off the bat. I have complicated friendships but this one was always easy.

Now she’s asked me to shoot her wedding and also shoot her wedding in Ireland (next year) and it’s times like these I really believe in fate. It’s because of my friendship with Ice and the fact that we’ve kept in touch when we so easily could have lost touch that I am on this new path. Her belief in what she thinks I can do is what gave me that little push I needed.

I’m so glad I have a friends like her who believe in me so much they can put all their faith in me like that. It’s a friend like her, like so many of you, who got me to where I am today. I’m still in awe.


  1. Pauline

    July 8, 2010 at 10:27 am

    You are very lucky to have maintained a deep friendship for that long, since as you mentioned, many people grow apart as they grow up. Wonderful to hear!:)

    1. Robin

      July 8, 2010 at 12:10 pm

      @Pauline, Oh I know, I know =)

  2. Amanda

    July 8, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    What are you doing to your poor brother?

    1. Robin

      July 8, 2010 at 12:10 pm

      @Amanda, I have no answer to that. I did a lot of things to him.

  3. Shelli

    July 8, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    I thought your brother was a doll. I mean a pretend baby.

    It’s awesome to have friends like that.

    You look the same pretty much, but a little older.

  4. subWOW

    July 8, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    A friend like this is one of life’s greatest treasures. Not everybody gets a lifelong, true friend. You both are blessed to have each other!

    1. Robin

      July 13, 2010 at 9:39 am

      @subWOW: so true, so true.

  5. christie

    July 9, 2010 at 9:46 am

    I wish I had a friendship like that- that’s awesome 🙂

    1. Robin

      July 13, 2010 at 9:43 am

      @christie: it’s so rare. i think we’re only as good as we are that we’ve had so little time together over the years, it’s kept all the bullshit out.

  6. Avitable

    July 10, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    That is awesome. I’d totally ask you to shoot my wedding if I was getting married!

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