April 16, 2012

Old Friends, New Family

This weekend was kinda cool. Aside from the 17 cubic tons of dirt and mulch Beth and I shoveled and moved around the yard. That was decidedly less fun that most of the rest of the weekend.

On Saturday, Owen and I slept in, Mia and I went to her skating lessons, lunch, and the playground, and Owen had his first t-ball game. Each of these things were awesome but perhaps none quite so nice as seeing old friends Scott and Julie and their two kids. We've got some history - Scott and I instantly became best friends in high school and despite that he later moved to another country and now lives in another state, we've been in touch for the last 20 years. Julie and Beth met with they were three and became best friends. Scott and Julie met at our wedding. The rest is history.

I'm always pretty happy when spring comes around not just because stuff blooms, the yard looks pretty and the cold starts to that but because I know that Scott and Julie will bring the kids down for a visit. This year didn't disappoint and we had a wonderful time, so wonderful in fact that both Beth and I said about a thousand times I wish we lived so much closer.

Sunday introduced my first chance to go see my new niece. She is absolutely adorable and I'm a proud uncle once again. For a second, looking at her tiny little sleeping nose and her small fingers, I thought I might have made a mistake with that whole vasectomy thing. But then I remembered that, for the most part, I don't have to get up in the middle of the night due to screaming children. So no buyer's remorse on the vasectomy.

Now, I'm tired and my body hurts because of those 17 cubic tons of dirt and mulch. I'm going to get another cup of coffee and, perhaps, crawl under my desk for a brief nap.

Posted by Chris at April 16, 2012 7:49 AM