I know some of you have been asking yourselves this question because I write/talk about retrohousewife all the time. I thought I would clarify for you. She comments here quite a bit and uses "retrohousewife" to comment. She doesn't have her own blog (at least not yet).
She and I have known each other almost 13 years. My family moved in next door to hers when we each only had 3 children and our third children were just babies. I can't believe they are now teenagers! We are both Christian housewives and we both have many of the same interests and hobbies. We lived next door to each other for 4 years. She's now about a 4 hour drive from me but she and her family still come to see us at least 2 or 3 times a year and since we both have unlimited long distance, we talk on the phone every day. We like to discuss things endlessly. My husband and I love to talk, but he doesn't want to hear all the different colors of paint that I think might look good in the kitchen, what store is having a good clearance sale, or which laundry detergent smells the best and does the cheaper stuff clean as well as the more expensive stuff? He's glad that I have someone else to settle those inportant questions with. :) She's a lot funnier than I am too and she can always make me laugh. Sometimes I can take life too seriously and she lets me know when I am making mountains out of molehills.
I'll never forget one of the first times I visited her at her house. We both had littles at the time and I was so happy to see that her house wasn't "picture perfect". It smelled good and was healthy, but she had some toys out and hadn't dusted in a while. She told me that it was all she could do to keep up with meals, laundry, diapers and dishes, so she didn't worry about dusting the TV until she couldn't tell the difference between Montel and Oprah. :)
Her family recently adopted a new "family member". He is the cutest little Chihuahua and my kids are wanting one just like him. Isn't he cute?
Her kids are the only "cousins" my kids have. My brother doesn't have any children and neither does my husband's sister. She's also the sister I never had and I'm so glad the Lord has given us the opportunity to be friends!