July 7, 2009

a happy fourth

So after our quick little jaunt down to Oregon for the night, we drove home and spent the fourth hanging out with some old friends. Thanks to the magic that is Facebook, Gus has been chatting with some buddies that he (mis)spent his youth with. They kind of lost track of each other over the last few years, but life seems to have brought them back to the same place once again, and I think this will be a really good thing.

Granted, the things that once united them may not be exactly the same anymore, but they have a solid foundation of good memories to draw from and plenty of time to make some new ones.

It was a lot of fun for me to spend some time with these guys and hear stories about the adventures they used to have. While they were by no means bad boys, they did cause their mothers a little bit of heartache during their teenage years.

I think he looks much better with the baby, don't you?

It's funny to see how people can come full circle and move in and out of your world. As we're preparing for our new adventure in parenting, sometimes it can be hard to imagine what that life is going to look like and how we're going to do it. Since none of our friends have kids yet (hey- hurry up guys!) we haven't really had much opportunity to see parenthood in action in a context that is meaningful to us personally. I think that reuniting with an old friend that is fully entrenched in the life we're about to be living will prove to be very helpful in the time to come.