9.18.2010

New Friends

We moved to Texas a year ago and everyone here has been so welcoming and great. We've been invited to go to a girl's weekend at the lake, camping with friends in Round Rock, and we're going to Corpus Christi in a few weeks with a small group of families. We've been blessed.

But....in our particular town here there aren't a lot of young moms, or moms with young kids like ours. Most of my friends at church have kids who are 7 years-old and up. Lucy is the only child in her primary class and Owen is one of 5 kids in nursery. And I have missed dearly having that one friend you can call and say "you wanna go to the park?" or "just come over and chat while the kids run around." Someone I can relate to; who's in the same stage of life.
And then.....two months ago, a new family moved to town! A cute family of four with two little kids and so many similarities to us. The Winegars! I spotted them at church and couldn't wait to say hello. And we've hung out with them non-stop ever since then. We've had play dates, Katherine taught me how to can peaches, we've gone to the library, to the Rec Center, out to eat, to the park, and just had a ton of fun having new friends. They've been a total blessing.
And their daughter Savannah fits in so perfectly with Lucy and Owen. She's right in-between their ages and the three of them play so well together. Lucy loves having a little friend and Owen just follows Savannah around saying "Savannah! Savannah!" Lucy and Savannah are in the same preschool now too.
So thank you Winegars for moving to town! We've been waiting for you!

12 comments:

Joe and Marci said...

Yay for good friends, and yay for Ikea dishes!!

Kate said...

Same page here. I just met a girl who has a 2 year old who I am trying to act as cool as I can around her so she will want to be my friend. I'm afraid I might come across as stalker cause I want to be her friend so bad. Must play this one carefully.
With us it's hard cause we started with kids so late so all the people our age have like 6 kids and they are way too busy to hang with us. But this one couple has just the one and are right at our age...sweet.

Jenny said...

They look like they could all be siblings! So glad that you all have a good friend there!

Jean said...

Hooray for great friends!!!! I know what you mean. We haven't found our perfect match here yet, but then again, maybe we should try to be a little more social instead of punching people instinctively when they say "hello."

the bates motel said...

good friends makes such a BIG diff! glad that you guys are having fun! cute cute kids!

La La Land said...

Oh, I am so jealous!!! It's been almost two years and we have yet to meet those "perfect" friends. Treasure them!!!

yo nance said...

About Lucy's hair...you were so brave...I never would have cut it. But look at the results...absolutely adorable...you had the vision.

About friends...I understand totally...over the years all my dear friends have either died or moved away...so here I sit in the same situation you were in...waiting to find my kindred-spirit of a friend. At lease we have our square dance couple friends.

Katherine said...

Way cute pics. All that blonde hair is a riot! So, so, so glad that you guys are here too. What would I have done all this time without you??? Life is so much better when you have a good friend!!! :)

dietcokegrrl said...

YAY for new friends!! Those pictures are adorable.

Saunja said...

Yay! I'm so glad you have some fun friends. That makes everything so much more pleasant.

Damaris said...

we've been the only LDS family up on capus where we live in Family Student Housing for the past 3 years. We just had a new family move in and we are obsessed with them. It's so fun to have another family to go to church with.

I'm happy for you.

gunnfam said...

Dana I totally understand!! The only kids in our ward that are my girls ages are like the youngest of 7 or 8, so their mom's don't want to just hang out at the park! I'm so glad you have someone to chill with now. I do miss the park days/storytime/kids space museum times. Ah the good 'ol days. =)