Tuesday, July 10, 2012


 We found out while we were on vacation that our friends Dallin and Cindy from Texas were going to be in California at the same time!
Dallin also went to Google I/O, and Cindy and the kids came along for a vacation.  

His parents live just over half an hour away from Kent's parents (although that drive time is calculated sans potty-training toddler potty stops.)  In fact, that's how we first met Dallin and Cindy.  We met Dallin's parents at a Church function when we were with Kent's parents way back before Kent's internship.  They told us we should look up Dallin and Cindy when we got to Texas.

And boy am I glad we did.  They have been the best kind of friends.  Always willing to help with anything, kids the same age as ours, and always willing to get together for ice cream and games on a Sunday night. 

So we invited them to come up to the house last Monday.  We figured it was probably the closest we were going to be to them...maybe ever.  

Asher, their baby, was born in December, so we got to meet him for the first time.  He's darling-such a sweet little guy!  He and Ellie would be good friends, I'm sure.
 And speaking of friends,
Nicholas totally remembered Jayden.
As soon as he saw Jayden standing in the doorway when they arrived, Nicholas shrieked "YES!!"
They played so well.  Making up crazy little songs, riding the tricycles, having so much fun.
We are very very glad we got to see them...made us all a bit sorry that we can't just get together all the time like we used to.  
Maybe next time we're in California together!


Mike and Alli said...

Aw, how fun! Glad you guys could get together.

heidi said...

How cool!

I talked to Teresa, I'll give her the CD of pictures when I see her tomorrow!

Teresa said...

So happy that it worked out so you guys could get together.

magunn said...

Look at Ellie's thighs! And all that hair. AND those baby blues! My my. She is a beauty.

And it's true ... there's something special about those kinds of friends. You love the girl, he loves the guy, kids the same age, and no family around so they need you as much as you need them.

There aren't too many of those around here, but the couple we have found ... I don't know what I'd do without them.

Thank you, you just made me glad I haven't moved out of this place yet.

Lately I've really really been wanting to.

Cindy said...

Sniff, sniff. We miss you guys! I was so impressed/excited/happy that boys played so well together. Too bad they are just now getting to be that age. Hopefully this won't be the last time we are able to get together. Thanks for the fun!

PS I am still drooling over that sorbet. Y.U.M.