Monday, May 3, 2010

Our "See You Later" Party

On Saturday night, our friends in the lower "U" threw all four of us graduating couples a "see you later" party. They intentionally did not call it a going away party because all of us are so sad to be leaving our Gulf drive family. Even though Michael and I are so excited to get to San Antonio and start working with RUF, I've definitely already cried a lot of tears thinking about leaving St. Louis. These neighbors have become so much more than neighbors to us, and we love them all so much. We have such sweet memories sharing meals, sitting on each others porches, having play dates. All of us started out here with no kids and every family will be leaving with at least one. Caleb definitely thinks he has a whole neighborhood of family...he'll pretty much walk into anyone's house, invited or not:)

Here are all the couples who were able to make it to the party.
Can you feel the love?
My dear friend Autumn...I've blogged about her art before (
Kara and her husband Ben overlap with every aspect of our lives here in St. Louis...neighborhood, church, community group, school, Bible study. We will miss you so much, Sinnard family!!
The girls
My two neighbors on either side, Carrie and Katie...I CANNOT imagine living here without them. They are the best neighbors anyone could ask for.
Such sweet girls...they all happened to be wearing green polka-dot outfits. We all must think on the same wavelength after living here so long. Maren was wearing green with polka-dots too, but she was already in bed.
Babies in the parking lot eating their dinner
More babies and their mommas
A regular occurrence: parents intercepting baby kisses. All the sweet "big" kids love to kiss on the babies, but the babies aren't always as excited.
Caleb LOVES Beth and Barrett's cat and follows him everywhere that he can.
An action shot of our picnic setup
Daddy and his girl


Dayna said...

I will certainly be praying for all of you as you make the transitions. It's hard leaving dear friends but the future in the Lord's will is exciting!
I love you!