A FirePit of Friends

If you know us personally, you know that it’s been kind of a rough year socially for us.  But I think we’ve finally turned a corner.  We’ve found a small group of friends (who also happen to be neighbors!!) that we can truly count on.  We all have children in the same age range.  And although we have different jobs, different personalities and different ways of raising our children, we are all alike in being there for each other.  And these women have become my support system….my core group of friends.And I think it’s for the best.  I’ve been able to really focus on the people who mean the most to me, and who have been there for me!  And boy, do we have fun!  One of our five couples recently moved back to their hometown of Asheville, and so what better way to send them off, than with a firepit party?DSC_1042We had a blast!  The girls gossiped chatted while the guys stood around drinking beer and poking the fire.Rachel {and her fabulous hubby, Josh} has been a Godsend for me this past year.  We went from barely acquaintances to being the closest of friends this year, and I can’t imagine what I would have done without her.  From the late night bike rides to her house for some much-needed girl talk {and wine} to the knowledge I’d always have a last-minute babysitter, she has always been there for me! {And have I mentioned that her little one, E. is Millie’s BFF?}  Rach, I miss you!Anyway, while the rest of our clan are eeking by without Rachel and Josh, we are already planning a girls’ trip to Asheville this summer, and a massive family outing to the lake as well!And what I’ve learned through all of this?  It’s not how many friends I have, but the quality of our friendship that really matters!{source}

Palmettos and Pigtails


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