Sunday, July 17, 2011

I am Blessed...with Great Friends!

So, I am constantly reminded how blessed I am in so many aspects of my life.  I figured I would do some posts where I randomly post things that I am grateful for.  Because God has given me so much.

And after a great evening with our friends on Friday, I realized how blessed I am with great friends.

We have an amazing circle of friends, who have similar values and beliefs as we do.  They generally have the same parenting styles and it's awesome to have friends to bounce things off of.  I'm so lucky to have someone to call to chat about just about anything.  We've been pregnant together, had babies together, and now have toddlers and preschoolers together.

I think one of the things that I love the most is that we are "the village."  You know in the proverb...It takes a village to raise a child.  I know that I can help one of our friends kids or correct them, just like I would my own.  And I'd expect them to do the same with mine.

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We take vacations together {like to Gatlinburg}, have girl's nights, get the kids together for ice cream,  have date nights and family nights and the occasional boy's nights too {although those haven't been as successful}.  

The older four kids are all four years old {or just about}.  They were all born within five months of each other.  And when they don't see each other at least once a week or every other week, my kids are seriously missing their friends.  Amazingly, they all get along really well.  With two boys and two girls, they have the perfect balance :)
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The younger two are four months apart.  And they are perfect for each other.  They're both our little ruffians!  If there's trouble to be had, they are likely in the middle of it.

Then we have Miss Lucy.  She's all by herself and I totally see her as our little Miss Priss.  Layne ADORES her!  But what's not to adore?!?
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Grazianis, Nelsons, and Barnes'...we love you guys :)

1 comment:

  1. :) Loved this post, Sarah!!! So cute! I really like the pictures :) and I cannot agree more about our friends group; love you all!! :)

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