Goodbye for now…

We had to say goodbye to some amazing friends today.  The girls were best friends. The boys were best friends. The moms were friends. The dads were friends. We’ve known each other for over 3 years now – and when you have a 4 year old and a 2 year old, that’s a lifetime.  They offered daycare for Chloe for 2 years and for Devon’s first few months.  They lived just a few blocks away, so we had plenty of playdates – planned and spontaneous – trips to the orchard, zoo, library, Orange Leaf, parks all over town and trick-or-treated around the neighborhood together.  These weren’t just our friends, they were family.  Our children always had fun with their family and knew they were loved and we knew we could get advice, a laugh or maybe even a few minutes of adult conversation if we were lucky. We spent the last couple days cramming in as much time with our friends as we could, before they started their cross-country journey.  And I held it together (mostly).  But today, as the sound echoed through the empty rooms in their house and we helped pack up the last few items in their truck, I got a little teary.  Then the girls gave each other flowers and said, “When I look at this, I’ll think of you.”  Then the tears started flowing.  And as we gave the final hug(s), there was full on crying.  Even the dad may have gotten a little teary – or maybe it was just allergies.  Nobody knows for sure…

The girls in their early days together.

The girls in their early days together.

Shortly after they became a foursome.

Shortly after they became a foursome.

The foursome in all their current cuteness.

The foursome in all their current cuteness.

The boys.

The boys.

The girls.

The girls.

There’s going to be a definite period of adjustment  for our family as we adust to life without some of our best friends nearby. However, we are so very thankful that we had them in our lives for the last few years. And luckily, we live in a world with all kinds of fantastic technology, so we can easily keep in touch.  And we have lots of great memories. Anddd…they moved to Southern California and will be about half hour from Disneyland. Sounds like a family vacation is in the works…

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