When you start dating someone long enough, eventually you’ll meet their group of friends. Since Caitlyn introduced me to her close circle I’ve never looked back.
Every year Brett and Laura host a Friendsgiving as a way to get together and enjoy the holidays. Since I’ve been going, things have changed quite a bit. Of the seven couples who attend, only two are without kids. Nowadays, babies are crawling all over the place and the entertainment involves watching them chase the Roomba around the living room.
This year, everyone cooked Thai dishes and dinner was amazing. I made a papaya salad that was a mellow but necessary addition since all the other dishes were high in the flavor department.
We ended the night with a walk to the local park. Brooklyn decided that she wanted to run a timed obstacle course that ended up with most of the adults giving it a go. (I think I got 4th place after Jarred gave an unexpectedly quick run.)
I’m super lucky to have friends like these. Not only to give Caitlyn and I a taste of what’s to come with kids but also to keep in touch with friends who are on the up and up. These days it’s super easy to lose touch with people even when they live in the same town. If you don’t make time, there won’t be a next time.