Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Old friends and great times!

I'm not sure what it is about old friends? You know the ones. They're the people you met when you were sometimes just a child and over the years and through different phases these relationships can seem unlikely or mismatched BUT they out last all others. why is that? What is it about people you don't have to share your history with? People who, although you're very different in many ways, just know you? I'm not sure but I thank God for my old friends.

Tanya and I became bff (before the days of bffs actually) when she was 12 and I was 13. I had just moved to Vernon and was pretty lonely, she and I just loved each other right away. I met her hubby that same year. We had a little crush on each other. How long ago does that seem?!

And we grew up ... growing together and apart over the years, sometimes understanding each other and sometimes....not.

She had Liam and 5 months later I had Levi, She had Conner and a year later I had Isaac, she had Kaanan and....well she won that one because a year in a half later I brought the first female to our little party. What a crazy crew of testosterone we would have been (actually we still are!) without my girls.

And now we get to celebrate the birth of new life. They are welcoming son number 4 in November. What joy! The last 6-7 years have been pretty tough on these guys but we're rejoicing with them in this new season.

So here's to my best oldest friend!
We had such a wonderful long weekend with them, shopping and eating and walking along the ocean. Happy BC day!


InTheFastLane said...

Old friends are such a treasure. What a crew!

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Looks like such a terrific visit! I hate that I missed meeting Tanya at the lake this year, she looks terrific all preggo! Congrats to her and hers.
Great photos, take care,

Amy said...

What a sweet story about friends! Best wishes to your friend with her pregnancy. I am glad you all had a nice time.

Vered said...

There's something about old friendships - those that survive the test of time - that makes them REAL. You know you can rely on someone who saw you through the worst and is still there for you.

Aunt Becky said...

Nothing like old friends, if you ask me.

Badness Jones said...

I consider those friends our family - family we chose rather than those we were given. And I am thankful for them always. I'm glad you got some great ones.

Sniz said...

You're so right about old friends...friends you cannot see or talk to for years, yet it seems effortless to just pick up where you left off. I've often wondered about that phenomenon too. I'm so glad you had a great time getting together with your old friend. Were you able to have any heart to hearts?

Be well - Sniz