one last picture of the gang (Natalie is off screen crying...)
This week we had to say good bye to our dear friend Maren and her two wonderful little boys Elias and Soren. They are moving back home to Wisconsin (we did try to get them to stay). Our little group that started so long ago as a group of lonely stay at home mamas in Springfield and our first babies that in many cases weren't even crawling will never be the same without them. We have been through second pregnancies (most of us) together, house hunting, moves, sibling rivalry, knitting, felting, cooking....Often this is the only group of people that really understands and always has the time to listen. Maren, super mom who had bread baking before the rest of us got up, had already ridden her bike to Eugene with the kids in the trailer to weed her garden by 10, then canned a batch of ... something, made cheese followed by spinning some wool into yarn before ending the day knitting a sweater with her hand spun wool!!
We'll stay connected through glory of the Internet until their visit next year "when it stops raining". I guess I better get my butt in gear and start being better about my blog! Happy Travels my friend, we'll miss you!