Becoming Real Life Friends
Have you ever experienced that awkwardness of transition from communication via letters or e-mails to face-to-face interaction? I have. And, I wondered if we’d experience that last week when our long-time bloggy friend Julie came to visit – to become an in real life (IRL) friend. I should have known better. For years I’ve wished she was my next door neighbor. Now I wish it even more!
Julie was able to bring her middle son Tate with her on this trip. I loved how he just merged right into the group without a second thought! These kids had FUN!
Day one was a relaxed day on Hibbard turf. Tate and Julie arrived pretty late Wednesday night, so we all slept in a bit, then just visited around the house all day.
Well, we visited. The kids fought. Boys downstairs…
…against the girls upstairs. The long hallway made quite the awesome battle field.
We enjoyed lunch together, and the kids enjoyed sharing funnies with one another while the grown-ups sat around and talked. And talked. And talked. Oh, how delightful it was to visit!
Day one ended with Julie and Tate heading back to Conway with the Choates (more bedrooms at their house!). But we were all ready for Day 2!