Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Stella and Maya
We've been hanging out with our good friends the last few days. There is nothing like watching the kids play with friends they have known their whole lives. I love to watch and see how their conversations evolve and change as they get older.

How they fight less and explore together more. They love each other so much. You can see it in the tackles and in the hugs, in the fighting over who gets to sleep next to who, and in the quiet tender conversations I overhear.

( this pic was taken by Jeff, he is a talented photographer, check out his pictures here)
Gretchen and I watched Jack and Maya climb a tree and then gently reach out and hold each others hand. We wondered if they would all be friends for ever, or drift apart. If Gretchen and I would one day be inlaws.

All three of our kids are the same age. Jack and Maya, Stella and Mason, and Rocky and Ruby. Gretchen and I shared 3 pregnancy's together and so much more.

This family is our family. They are everything to us and we would give everything and anything to know them for the rest of our lives.


Anonymous said...

wow! This brought tears to my eyes. That is so sweet! And it is so very cool that they are all so close and the same ages. You need to move back to Sacramento...Pronto!!

Luv, Heidi

Helen said...

This is so wonderful Heather. You are all so lucky to have each other!

Wendy said...

That is awesome, you are so lucky to have friendships like that. We are just about to lose ours to the East Coast, I don't know what I'm gonna do! :(

asianarnold1 said...

Ditto to what Heidi said about coming back.
Thanks for the photo kudos :-)

we love you all !!

(by the way, send me your email again. wanted to double check it)

asianarnold1 said...

aaaaaaaah! i love you too! and i love that our kids love eachother. i think rick astley said it best, "together forever and ever to pass..." well you get the point. I agree with Heidi. We definitely want you guys back in Sac.
Love, Gretchen

jenica said...

this is so sweet. we have friends like that too and i wonder how long those connections will grow and grow.

i'm loving the topless pics though, that's how my kids run too!