Some of our best friends from college decided to come down for a visit with their two darling girls. We were thrilled to spend some time together and to finally have them see our ‘hood. Plus it gave us the chance to meet one another’s new babies. Their youngest, Rina, and our Jake and Joey are just 6 days apart! If that doesn’t make them destined for
arranged marriage life-long friendship than I don’t know what!
Christy and I talk regularly, so we’re usually up-to-date with each other’s lives, but there’s nothing like face-to-face conversation. I was grateful that we’d get a whole week to laugh together in person.
Unfortunately for them, coming in the middle of September meant our crazy fall schedule was in full swing. Despite the quick trip to Disneyland and California Adventure we took with them (separate post to follow), life couldn’t be put on hold for long. Though we would have loved to hang out with them more, Warren still had school, Colin still had work, and all our other normal activities and appointments kept us busy as usual. Mornings were the same chaos we always experience, company present or not.
But they made the most of the situation. While I went on business as usual, with napping babies and shuttle services to and from school and the like, Christy, Dave, Ani, and Rina set out to explore some of our fine town and the neighboring Solvang on their own. But we did to take them to Longboards for fish ‘n chips and spent one night gathered together celebrating Rina’s 1st birthday, complete with chocolate cake.
A few late night conversations provided some good quality time together.
We love these friends for many reasons and one of them is their flexibility and willingness to go with the flow. When we set out on adventures with them we know it’s going to be a good time. Plus they are just good people you want to be around.
Everyone should have a friend like Christy. I feel bad for those of you who don’t know her. She laughs easily and knows just what to say to cheer you up when needed. I don’t know how she does it, but she’s always able to look on the bright side and put a positive spin on something that would otherwise seem like a disaster. She is so considerate and thoughtful and goes out of her way to make amazing things or do something special to let you know she cares. She is the one you call when you want the straight answer. She doesn’t beat around the bush but tells you the truth. I love that about her. She analyzes things in wisdom and generates so many good ideas it’s hard to keep track of them all. She is someone I know I can call when I need support right away or when I’m crying at the airport while waiting for my flight to an undesired destination because the stress of the situation is too much to bear. She tells me things are going to be just fine and I believe her. I am so thankful that we met at college and the Institute all those years ago. My life is brighter because I have Christy as my friend.
Thanks for taking the time, money, and energy to come down here for a visit, friends! We loved the chance to reunite, even if it was kind of a wild time.