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.