We have an unwritten rule in our family that goes something like this: if friends of ours who we don’t see often come within a 100-mile or so radius of where we live, we will drive to see them. Or, if we’re driving and have to go a few hours (or sometimes 4 or 5) out of our way to visit friends, we’ll do it. We’ve done it so often that it’s sort of become the norm for our family. Sometimes it’s hard or inconvenient or not totally ideal for our kids, but let’s be real — if we say we love our friends, but don’t make an effort to be with them when possible, well, do we really love them?
So, when my beautiful, giggly, sweet-hearted friend Maureen texted me to ask us how far we live away from Madison (because she and her boyfriend, Mike, would be there for a few hours), we tossed our Monday plans out the window and threw together a plan that involved driving to Madison with two wiggly kids in the backseat. It was so great to give my sweet, sweet friend a hug again and to meet her wonderful boyfriend. It was so worth it.
It’s always worth it. 🙂
Also, we brought our camera along and asked them if we could take their picture. They let us. Wasn’t that nice of them? Here are a few images from our quick little photo shoot that took place on the one cold and rainy day of this unusually warm spring. 🙂