Tuesday, November 04, 2008

I love Chapel Hill and Durham

The girls and I took a road trip this weekend. Our good friends that we met in Columbia moved to Chapel Hill last summer and we have been planning a visit for several months. We finally made it happen and we had a blast. We stayed at my friend Jen's house on Saturday night. We made a stop at Trader Joe's since it is the best grocery store ever! I wish we had one here, or at least a Whole Foods. Anyway, when Jen and the girls lived in Columbia, we used to spend entire afternoons and nights hanging out together. We have missed them and were so glad to get some good quality time at their new house.

So after our visit in Chapel Hill we drove over to Durham to see our old and dear friends the Morrisons who we know from Boone. We have known these guys a long time. In fact, I was telling the girls that Julian and Madeline (the oldest two) are some of their oldest friends. We starting having playdates when they were babies. We have remained close even after moving from state to state. In fact, our friendship has grown stronger through the distance and years. Anna and family treated us to wonderful home cooked meals (including an awesome apple pie that I plan on trying soon) and lots of great play time. The kids all got along so well and Anna and I got to share tips and ideas on homeschooling, vegan cooking , mothering, green cleaning, etc. We have a lot in common so it was fun to have so much quality time together. It was hard to leave their house on Monday morning.

Even though we were sad to say goodbye, I was so happy to get a big hello and hug and kiss from Daniel when we got home. I missed him! I hate to travel without him but I'm thankful that I can go and be with some of my closest friends. It is good for my soul.

1 comment:

Laura Parker said...

how fun! looks like a blast, and i bet it was so good for your heart to get some solid girl time in with friends.