Old friends are the best
Old friends, as in the kind you've known for most of your life. There is nothing better. Ah, the stories we could (and do!) tell. I have two close friends that live far away and even though I don't see them but once or twice a year (if I'm lucky), its as if we talked only yesterday. These two friends have wonderful spouses that I consider close friends as well, and I think that aspect has only made our friendships better over the years. Bringing kids into the picture certainly adds a new dimension to things. Conversations are a bit more stop and go and often interrupted by busy and noisy little ones. But getting to know the children of your closest friends lets you see them in a new way.
Double M and I go way back.
Charlie got to hang with the Mits last summer in Toledo. He can hold his own a bit more now and we caught up with Double M and E recently in LV.
Unfortunately, Dan and Susan missed each other on this trip through town by only a couple days. A is the eldest child in the group and I've known her since she was this little (on a visit to the San Diego Zoo, circa 2004/5?).
Fortunately, Dan and Jenn make frequent trips to Kansas (lately as they traverse cross country) and its been fun to get to know M, too!
Ah, I know where she gets that look! But those curls...?? No idea!
Todd had everything under control, as usual.
On this visit, Charlie had a great time playing in the park with A and M.