Friday, July 24, 2009


I'm in California right now visiting my sweet friends John and Emily. I love them and miss them and it is so good to be with them for a few days.

This trip is significant for me. It's a little life changing actually.

You see, for several years now, it has been "just the six of us."

Dave and Holly. John and Emily. Mark and Becky.

But now, John and Emily are having a baby. Any day now. And it's going to be the seven of us.

The birth of this little, tiny baby girl marks the beginning-of-the-end of alot of things. Like staying up until 1am playing monopoly and laughing and drinking and carrying on. And the end of going to the movies on a whim and of doing whatever we want, whenever. And of only ever thinking about ourselves.

This little baby girl is ushering in a new era for us. The era of, "I'll bring the pack-n-play, and you bring the wine." And of stroller-friendly events, mom's night out, and play-dates instead of romantic-dates.

It's exciting, but a little frightening at the same time.

Hopefully, in a few years, it's going to be the six of us, plus the six of us. Six adults. Six (and counting) kids. And things will be so different from how they are right now. I can't even imagine. I think there will be alot of stress and alot of joy.

And how wonderful to have these friends to journey with.

1 comment:

The Cutter Family said...

Welcome to my life!! Can't wait to have play dates with you!