Thursday, July 10, 2008

Old Friends are the Best!

I know that I mentioned in a prior post about my family's Thursday tradition (see "I Love Thursdays"). Well, since it is summer, we have been trying to get outside as much as possible. My mom re-joined the pool that we belonged to as kids - Highlands Aqua Club. Nothing fancy or anything, just a community pool where we spent all of our summer days and many nights. We loved it there.

Anyway, due to the beautiful weather that we had today, my mom decided to have a picnic at the pool for dinner. I pulled into the parking lot just as my mom was arriving, and she informed me that there was a surprise. I really didn't think anything of it because it could have meant a dessert. Well, as I was waiting for Dani to show up with the girls, I looked up at one point and spotted one of my oldest friends, Jill (different Jill from my "Friendly Bloggers"). I knew instantly that she was my surprise. Jill and her 2 sisters grew up across the street from us and we all swam together at Highlands. In fact, Jill and I are still on the record board at Highlands for the 12 and under medley relay from 1990! She was accompanied by her mom and her 1-year-old son, Joey.

It was such a great evening to spend together. My entire family was there, and the only thing that could have made it better would have been Jill's 2 other sisters - Jena and Jessica. We are all still friends today, which is a pretty remarkable feat considering that we are all married and don't really live too close to each other anymore. Above is a picture of all 6 of us at Marina's wedding.

My hope is that when John and I start a family that our children will make friends like the ones we have, and make memories like the ones that I cherish today.


Anonymous said...

Just wanted to drop a line telling you I enjoy reading your blog. Perhaps that is an indication of the spare time one has when the kids are grown up.
Seriously, your comment about having children caused me to reflect on the wonderful environment and parents that you and John would be. Your both top shelf in my book and I enjoy any time we spend together.

Have a good week ....Larry

Carla said...

thanks uncle larry...ditto!

Jill said... nice. You have another Jill friend? There aren't too many of us Jills around these days. How fortunate you are! JK:)