Christina, Glenda, and I have been friends since just before our Senior year in high school. Over the years we've seen each other get married and start families, change jobs and homes, and even prayed for Christina's husband as he went off to war multiple times. I hate that I don't get to see them as often as I'd like since we live so far apart. It will be worse now since Christina is moving to Virginia at the end of this month.
This past week in Oklahoma we were able to spend Monday with both families and say goodbye to Christina and the kids. We went out to eat at McAlister's which has become our traditional spot over the past few years. It's right next to Strickland park so we can walk over to play there after lunch. Seeing the kids play together is so much fun now that they are all getting older. The girls were pretending that they went to McDonald's and Hope was the cook. The boys were showing off how high they could climb. Shane and Qorban both made it to the top of the rock wall. Poor Kevin got stuck climbing some bars and ended up hanging by his elbows and yelling for help. Danya just followed little Christopher around as he toddled and crawled up and down the ramps.
The rest of the week we had opportunities to go to the library and the park with Glenda's family. She also let us check out some kids' bible videos she has and the workbooks that go along with them. Daniel and I are considering getting some of them next year as part of the kids' bible curriculum, but we aren't sure yet.