Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Welcome, Summer!

 We have welcomed in the summer season with some of our best friends, as I hope you did, too.

I couldn’t help but think back on Memorial Day 2004.

Jim and I had only had two, maybe three, dates, and he decided it was time for me to meet his best friend (since childhood) Doug and Doug’s wife, Sara.  I was terrified and completely not myself that day, so drugged up was I on Benadryl.  (Sidenote: If you don’t live in northwest Ohio during the last weeks of May, you don’t know the horrors of seasonal cottonwood.  Yuck.)  I was pretty sure that I had made a horrible first impression on them, and would never be welcomed into their home again.

But somehow, they overlooked the antihistamine-induced stupor, I survived that first inspection by Doug and Sara, and here we are, six years (and six kids!!!) later.

Life is good.

There are Slip ‘N Slides to be slid on,

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Tonka trucks to be driven,

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Naps to be taken,

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Free babysitting to take advantage of,

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Wonders to be seen,
 
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Love to be shared, all around.

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I hope you have ushered in summer in as joyous a fashion as did we.

Happy June!

2 comments:

Sara said...

I'm so glad you're up here so I can give you a hug for that post. It makes my heart so warm to look back on how far the 4 of us have come as adults, as parents, and as friends. Love you, Mon! It was a lovely day, but a little more hectic than that first Memorial Day bbq if I remember properly. LOL

Brooke said...

Oh I can promise you that there are others who know the horror of Cottonwood. My hands covered in hives would like to share!!

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