two-plus years ago some friends of ours from the ‘hood moved away. to vermont. we were all sad. real sad. we threw them a big farewell (in martha’s apartment, actually). they came down a few months later for one reason or another, but that was the last most of us saw of them. vermont is pretty far. especially with little kids who really hate car seats.
but a few weeks ago, t-man & i packed up the kidlets and headed north for a visit. we were a little nervous – miss thing still doesn’t last long in her seat. plus, we hadn’t seen these folks for nearly 2 years…what if we had nothing to talk about? yipes.
we needn’t have worried: it was a great trip (well, aside from the whole car seat thing). we had plenty to talk about with our old friends, and the kids played together like they see each other every day.
we met the new baby,
hung out, played,
ate bread, rode bikes,
painted toe nails,
ran around an empty building
and generally continued our friendship as if no time had passed. very nice. almost too nice? it stinks that they live so far away…tho it does give us a heck of a reason to go to vermont in the summer! but we missed them the moment we left. the boy cried for the first 10 or 15 miles of the trip home. (he is, after all, going to marry their eldest). we were all pretty bummed that we had to leave them behind. will it be a year before we can see them again? sigh.
we miss you guys.
and thanks for the pep talk, julie. i needed it and it really helped. you know what i’m talking about. love you.