Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Family-Friend Holiday Weekend

Growing up, did you ever have what you referred to as family-friends? A family-friend in my mind was someone who was really good friends with my parents, really good friends before I could remember (or was even born in some cases). These aren't people that my mom was friends with in college and talks about but that I have never met. That would be "my mom's friend." Rather, a family friend is someone that was her friend, that has become my friend or in most cases I have become friends with this persons children. Do you follow? There are many of these family-friends in my life and when Darin asks me who they are, I say just that, "they are family-friends, we've known them since..." (aka: The Evans, Bullocks, Staceys, Criswells, Sperrys, to name a few). 

I really really hope that my kids refer to my close friends as some equivalent to what a family-friend is to me. I hope that my kids have memories of my friends and that they become friends with their children. I hope that they stop at some point and question whether my friends really are just friends or if they really are family, because after all, some friends are just that: family.

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Memorial day weekend was spent with said family-friends (I don't feel that it's necessary for my kids to start calling them that, I can start now right?). We started out the weekend with a nice barbecue up in Heber, followed by roasting of marshmallows and non-stop jibber-jabber, something we are oh-so good at doing.

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Monday we drove down to Spanish Fork and hiked up to some hot springs with the Rackhams.

Hiking Prep:
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One kid ready:
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One baby ready (and looking nice and sleepy already):
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Hiking hiking hiking hiking, stopping in the shade for a moment, hiking hiking hiking:
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We made it!
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What a beautiful family!
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Back to hiking hiking hiking hiking hiking:
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And...we made it back. Don't we all wish that we could go on a hike like this?
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Fun weekend with some of our favorite people. The only way it could have been better would have been Darin's cough going away and the baby not waking up four times a night, two nights in a row (here's hoping that tonight is better). 

1 comment:

  1. Love all the pictures! That hike looked like so much fun!