Friday, August 7, 2009

Long awaited Playdate

When I moved to Florida after college and got my first teaching job, I met Lissette. She and I were embarking on quite an adventure as new teachers in a challenging elementary school. We were friends from the beginning and though we only taught together for two years, we have remained friends.

She and her husband traveled up for my wedding and I traveled down for her bridal shower because her wedding date was too close to my due date when I was pregnant with Austin.

Though she lives within a few miles of many of my family members, we had not, until this trip, had the opportunity to connect and meet each other's children.

Her little girl Leah is absolutely beautiful and it was so much fun to have the kids play while we caught up a little bit.

My kids were so happy to be around toys that they seemed to be all over the place, but it was a fun time.

One of the great things was that Leah only speaks Spanish and my kids mostly speak English, but that didn't phase them one bit.

We tried to get a group picture before we left, but Mia was not cooperating, so this was the best I could get.

It was definitely a nice highlight of our vacation.


Kristen said...

YAY for great friends!!

My BFF is also a friend I only taught with for a year. Funny how sharing the teaching gene brings people close!

Glad you were able to catch up in person!

Krystyn said...

Yay! So glad you were able to catch up with each other! What cuties, too!