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coney island beachFriendship is precious. When you find a friend that you can give your entire heart to without an ounce of reservation you should do all you can to nurture that relationship.

Last week my best friend and I decided to take a full day off from work and spend it with each other. Although we live in the same borough–we have almost opposite work schedules so finding time to chill is an effort.SAMSUNG CSC

We decided that we wanted to have the most chill day possible so where else would we go but to the beach? It was a perfect 80 degree day, the sun was present, the breeze was just phenomenal… I strapped on my miraclesuit and made my way onto the hot sand.

You guys know I am always running, running home, runningΒ  to events, running to the gym and sometimes just plain running races! So to lay down on the beach without not one care in the world was simply awesome.

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The best part was the sun on my skin. I must have needed some vitamin D desperately because when I was lying there it almost seemed as if I was being refueled and replenished by that great big ball of fire. While the bestie and I caught up, we both enjoyed just being so close to the water and giving all attention to each other and ignoring everything else.

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Did I mention we went to Coney Island? This area has become a bit of a tourist area since my day. Back in the day *only* Brooklyn people would come to Coney Island because only Brooklyn people could survive Coney Island. Now there were plenty of tourist spots and shops–a far cry from what it used to be!

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The boardwalk, however, is just as gorgeous as can be.SAMSUNG CSC SAMSUNG CSC

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It was so nice to put life on pause to spend time with my favorite girl. The one who is always there to listen to me moan and groan about pretty much everything, who I can laugh myself silly with and confide my deepest fears to. From being an excellent Godmother to being an even more excellent friend, I am so blessed to have her in my life!SAMSUNG CSC

What do you love most about your best friend? Have you been to Coney Island lately? When was the last time you relaxed completely?

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27 comments

Kristina Walters July 3, 2014 - 5:30 am

You are blessed to have such a good friend! I love the pictures! I’m glad you had fun!

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Nellie July 6, 2014 - 4:05 pm

Thanks Kris, it was definitely a blast!

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Allie July 3, 2014 - 6:34 am

This is so great and makes me even more excited about my upcoming bestie day! As crazy busy women, it’s so needed. As for Coney Island – I’ve never been there but it looks super fun!

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Nellie July 6, 2014 - 4:04 pm

You have got to take the kids to coney island for some fun in the concrete jungle πŸ™‚

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Janine Huldie July 3, 2014 - 6:39 am

Aww, love that picture of the two of you at the end. Sounded like the perfect day and myself haven’t been to Coney Island since I was younger. we used to go there and to Rockaway Beach, too. You just brought back a ton of memories on this!!

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Nellie July 6, 2014 - 4:02 pm

Thanks! I don’t think I have ever been to rockaway beach!

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Britt July 3, 2014 - 12:14 pm

Would you believe I have never been to Coney Island!? This looks great! I definitely need to hit pause and do nothing for a bit. I’m constantly on the go and I’m finding it really hard while trying to grow this little one. I’m so tired all the time! I’m hoping to relax this weekend.

I love that sign about moderation. Sometimes I just want to eat ice cream and not feel bad, ya know!?

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Nellie July 6, 2014 - 4:02 pm

Girl! You need to take the long train ride before baby comes!!

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kita July 3, 2014 - 3:11 pm

I need to get with my friends we all live out of state and have not gotten together in years because everyone has busy schedules but I think we found a weekend in August that might work so I am keeping my fingers crossed.

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Nellie July 6, 2014 - 4:01 pm

My fingers are crossed for you!! We all need those weekends to recharge!

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Kim July 3, 2014 - 6:03 pm

Oh, I’m so happy for you that you could take a day like that with your best friend and just relax and recharge!!!

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Nellie July 6, 2014 - 4:01 pm

Thanks Kim, I was super happy for the day too.

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Carla July 3, 2014 - 6:11 pm

What a nice way to spend time with your friend. My sister is my best friend and I haven’t seen her in years because she lives on the East Coast. Makes me sad. Never been up that way but maybe one day.

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Nellie July 6, 2014 - 4:00 pm

One day for sure!! You will find a reason! Like ME for example! πŸ™‚

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Tamara July 3, 2014 - 8:48 pm

I rarely relax. Maybe next week in Cape Cod, I will!
I haven’t been to Coney Island in a few years but it used to be a fun place to go! I hope to get back there.

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Nellie July 6, 2014 - 3:59 pm

I sure hope you get to relax in Cape Cod!! We deserve just a little rest once in a while.

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Leslie July 3, 2014 - 11:21 pm

Looks like a fun time! I’ve never been to Coney Island…though I’ve always heard about it. It can be really hard to just sit back and relax when you have kids. Glad to know you got out there and had some personal time. Have a great Independence Day!

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Nellie July 6, 2014 - 3:59 pm

Thanks Leslie! You have got to come out to Brooklyn sometime soon!

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REa July 4, 2014 - 8:14 pm

I miss my best friends! This post just reminds me. We live far from each other though so we don’t get to go out often. I love your photos and glad to know you enjoyed your time with your BFF πŸ™‚

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Nellie July 6, 2014 - 3:58 pm

You can always reach out and say hi! Sometimes life gets so busy its hard to keep up the friendships

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K. Elizabeth July 6, 2014 - 3:10 pm

There is nothing like spending time with your best friend. What I like about my best friends is that we can always be honest with each other. We’re always supportive of each other in any way that we can be.

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Nellie July 6, 2014 - 3:58 pm

I love that too! Being with your best friends is such an awesome release to be yourself!

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catherine gacad July 7, 2014 - 8:14 pm

i’ve always wanted to go to coney island. this post makes me want to go even more.

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pegster July 9, 2014 - 2:13 am

This is so cool. I love having one on one time with my besties too. I actually just spent the past 5 days with two of my BFFs, it wasn’t relaxing but it was def a lot of fun.

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Brittnei July 18, 2014 - 8:33 am

I think this is so precious that you have this with this woman, Nellie. Seriosuly, you are so right about Coney Island. I was just reading another blog that was saying something similar. I don’t currently have a best friend, but I do have a woman in my faith that I’ve gotten pretty close to. Should the relationship blossom to something as permanent as this I would be so grateful. πŸ™‚

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Faith July 21, 2014 - 5:40 pm

I love this post πŸ™‚
I haven’t been to Coney Island in forever, this post makes me want to get my behind there asap. Your pictures are gorgeous!

What I love most about my best friend? That no matter what I tell her, I’m never judged.

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Jenni July 23, 2014 - 1:10 pm

My last trip to Coney Island was about 2 years ago. I made my brother-in-law take me to Nathan’s for frog legs! I try to get together with my girlfriends at least once a year. Sometimes it’s real vacations and sometimes it’s just weekend trips without kids and significant others. Making time just to hang out with the girls is a must.

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