growing up, my friend sarah and i spent every waking moment together as often as we could. our mothers were so gracious and pretty much adopted each of us into their homes. our friendship has been so precious and has truly molded me into the person i am today. having lifelong friends is one of the greatest gifts! sarah and i are separated by a bit of water now, as she is in germany and i miss her so much. this past weekend, sarah's mom, marianne (who i still have a hard time not calling "mrs. mcgriff"), made the most generous trip to virginia to visit us and spend time with lily. we had an awesome time relaxing and enjoying the beautiful weather. she showered us in generosity and love and it was a wonderful visit!!!
(a picture of sarah and i from before lily was born!)