i think this picture of ellie pretty much sums up how we feel about our friends, the smiths, leaving for pennsylvania!
you know when you have planned things to say to someone and when the time comes, somehow none of it comes out? thats what happened when i had to say goodbye to katie. i feel like we have been such good friends over the past 2 1/2 years, doing all church things together, starting our joy school together, and all of our playgroups "for the kids", that i dont know what im going to do with out her! whenever jack would be going through some rough patch (which was often), i could always talk to katie about it because she had been there with jenna. when it came to chris' work or school, katie had been through it with ben. i couldnt say any of this to her when i was saying goodbye because i knew i would break down and cry like a big boob. we just had such a good friendship and if i thought this was the end of our friendship, then i would be pretty sad right now. but i know it's not and i am so excited for their little family to be moving on and starting this new phase in york.
besides, when chris is done with school, we are going to make sure the boys go to some conferences together so that we can all hang out again... im looking forward to that!