I have been a Girl Scout for many years--both as a child and as an adult. Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other's gold . . ." is definitely a message I internalized. I don't like to let people go, but I always have time for one more friend.
Catching up with golden friends is always a fantastic time. This weekend I hosted a brunch for our friends who live in Ohio and were one of the families in this picture.
While I've seen R a couple of times in the past few months, this was the first trip out in a while that H came with him. There were two other couples, neighbors and friends, invited as well. The weather was picture-perfect for dining al fresco and sipping Champagne. We did that for a very long time.
The party broke up about 8:30.
When H and I were texting about getting together, I said "It will be nice to get-together without having to prevent kids from running into the street or drowning." She left when all our kids were between 1 and 8, so there was definitely no rest for anybody.
It was beyond lovely. Social Butterfly joined us and was excellent company. The neighbor girl (she and SB used to be together all.the.time) came by to borrow a surfboard from SB and then to eat dinner with us.
We did talk kids a little bit, of course, but we also talked a lot of other things. Any day spent in the company of well-informed, thoughtful people who also love to laugh is a good time for sure.
There is definitely something about the friends you've raised families with--those are ties that bind.
There's a part of the first picture that's my favorite (there's another part that's a close second--maybe I'll do that next week). I turned away for a moment and these girls morphed into smart, gorgeous women. Seriously.
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