Thursday, July 23, 2009

A Kindergarden Reunion...

Yesterday we had an awesome opportunity to get together will some dear friends. One family was in town for a brief visit (they live five hours away) and the other family lives only two mile up the road but we hadn't had the opportunity to visit with each other in a while. I had everyone here for the afternoon and it was just so great because it was a get-together for everyone.

We, the three moms, have all been friends for over ten years, our teens have all been friends since they were five years old, and two of us have younger ones - who are nine - who have been friends since birth. It kind of makes it nice when we get together because there is someone for everyone.

The afternoon was spent with the teens in Nick's room listening to obnoxious music, the younger boys ran around outside for a while before coming in to play video games while the mom's sat around the table and ate. And yes, I did serve the Baked Garden Valley Veggie Wheat Thins with the Spinach and Artichoke Philadelphia Cream Cheese!! We spent the afternoon talking and catching up and it was just such a treat!

Before everyone went home we took some pictures and some day I'm going to get organized to make a collage of sorts to show these boys through the years. Last night I was on the phone with another friend and was telling her about my afternoon and she asked if the boys had changed much - other that looks/height, etc. - over the years. I had to think about that for a moment and then I realized that they really hadn't. Alex was always the well-mannered, athletic one, Nick was always the loud, funny one, and Greg was always the sweet, quiet one. Funny how they stayed true to that.

I know that I state it a lot around here how important our friends are and how much they mean to me, but it's really the truth. I think it's great when people STAY friends for more than just a season. I still have several friends that I talk with and keep in touch with where we've known each other since elementary school. My one girlfriend Lisa and I have been friends almost since birth! Since I've only ever known the girl angle on friendships so watching my son and his friends has been a real learning experience. It's good to see that boys can have and keep friendships too!


A.Marie said...

Hi there! Just came on over to see what you are up to! Sounds like things are going good so far! :)

Sylvia Goode Basham said...

Stacey, that sounded like fun....of course you've had enough "unfun" stuff from what I read in your posts. I feel like I'm missing summer with all these wedding details to take care of. I'm trying to enjoy the journey (you know how we always tell young moms that about their little ones, I now need to remind myself....)

Oh, well, back to the sewing machine. Thanks for the diversion :-)