We share such a great bond with our close group of friends, and having two of them stay with us for the weekend was so very fulfilling.
The whole weekend seemed to fly by. Trips to the zoo, afternoon cocktails, a game of bags, grilling out on the patio with more friends, mimosa brunch, naps, pizza, laughing hysterically at old pictures, a blues club and one last dinner out to celebrate us. We lift our glasses and toast our reunion. To us. To our friendship.
I'm always amazed at how easy it is around really good friends. How after months and years of not seeing one another I realize how complete my life is with them in it. And perhaps where it is most evident is how they are around their "niece". When asked what they wanted to do for the weekend the answer was simple and without thought: "Spend time with you guys and Charlotte - do whatever Charlotte can do". And so we did. Because just as we are a part of each others lives, so are our children.
We had an incredible weekend that forced us to relax and enjoy what's most important to us.
Very few pictures. My hands were too busy enjoying good food, thumbing through photos circa the 2000's, and holding my daughter.
Thank you Gayle and Chris for coming to stay with us. But thank you even more for being truly amazing friends. We are lucky and blessed to have you in our lives....even if you did rock the hair gel a little too hard in 2002.
|Original picture taken almost exactly 10 years ago to the day on Deidra's 21st birthday.|