We moved into the house we're in right before my girls started Kindergarten. At our Church they met Maddie & her younger sister Morgan, and they became fast friends! Their Mom, Tammy and I became friends as well. We spent many afternoons poolside and on outings with our girls. Tammy & I ran a Mom's Group together at the Church. Our kids never went to the same school, and even after we no longer went to the same Church, we stayed close . . .
I love this pic of the little cuties!
Here they are a little bit older.
It's great when you can be friends with your kids' friends parents! We all love hanging out together! Our families enjoy getting together. Over the years we all have spent countless Holiday's together, every Halloween & New Year's Eve among them!
Ringing in a New Year Together
Us at Maddie's "Sweet 16"
One of the MANY Dance Concerts we all went to!
Girls supporting each other, become Women who support each other!!
Beautiful Girls and their first Prom!
It's also great when you find "Couple Friends!" Too many times, you'll meet someone you might like to hang out with, but the husbands might not get along, or vise-versa. But, thankfully that's not the case here.
At our oldest Son's Wedding!
Daddy/Daughter Diamondbacks Date!
Happy Birthday to me!
Happy Birthday to her!
Tammy and I do have some things in common; Besides raising Brilliant and Beautiful Daughters! :) We Both love Reality T.V., especially American Idol! And could Fan Girl with the best of them! And we Love Movies, and have seen too many together to count! And have stood in line for Twilight and Hunger Games tickets while our girls were in school! Yeah, we're the "Cool Moms!" Though like all Friendships, we've had to overcome some hardships; namely She Doesn't Like To Read! (I know, right?!) Yet, she will ask me what I'm reading and listen intently as I talk nonstop about Books! Now that's a true friend!
Here we are waiting for one of the Twilight Premiers to begin!
Here's Tammy having her Favorite American Idol, Danny Gokey, sign her Boob! :0
(Okay, it was really her VIP Name Tag, but what are friends for if not to tease you?!)
We really do Sparkle!!
As do our girls!
Jay taking the girls out 4 wheeling!
So, why the Blog Post talking about our 13 year Friendship? Because as long as we've known Jay & Tammy, Maddie & Morgan, they have talked about a dream they have to live on a tropical island. Now a lot of people dream of leaving the daily grind and living on a Beach somewhere, but who really does that? Well, they sold their big house and their boat. Rented a smaller house the past few years till Maddie Graduated from High School. They sold just about everything they had, and actually did it! Yes, our good friends have moved to Aruba!
Hanging out together before they leave!
These four little girls are so grown up now!
We are so Happy and Thrilled for them, but we are sad for us. We text (or Facebook Message) and Facetime, but It's hard not seeing them all the time. My boys used to house sit for them whenever they went away. We have dog sat each others pets. Shared Birthday's and Holiday's. Gone to each others School Events. After they shipped what they were moving with them & sold everything else, we had them over for dinner once a week. I've always loved their big square dinning room table that seats 8. Our little table sat just 6, and with us adding 2 Daughter in Laws, we'd have to squeeze around it. Well, that big beautiful table is now ours! We think of them every time we sit at it!
Dinner in the Square!
Our last time together in their empty house
The Amazingly good news is that we will always have a place to stay on Aruba! :) It's been a huge undertaking to move out of the country. If you'd like you can follow along on their adventures and learn the ins and outs, and all the things you'd never think of, with a move of this kind on Tammy's Blog. Z Island Life
. And we can all live vicariously through them together!
Just hang up the phone! ;)
Just don't forget where you came from!
So, now I guess I'll be taking applications for a new Best Friend! :)