We are losing some of our oldest, closest friends this week. I have too many emotions to type, so I’m going to start with the bright side – the super awesome, fun, amazing farewell party we co-hosted last night!
We had planned to do another grilled cheese party with lawn games and such here at our house. Well, the torrential downpours we have been having, coupled with the fact that I didn’t have a fully functioning kitchen, left us with a plan b to have everyone at a local Mexican restaurant. It actually turned out perfectly – we did nothing other than show up and enjoy the guests of honor and the friends we’ve made through them and shared with them over the last 13 years.
My co-host (and former job share partner at Coke!) picked up this darling cake. Atlanta to Greenville is not THAT far. I suppose. But, no matter how you slice the cake, it is further than the same neighborhood about a mile apart.
We enjoyed a lively evening of tacos, margaritas, big beers, toasts, laughs, tears and cake.
The W’s were our next door neighbors at our previous home and then moved in the same neighborhood as us for our next homes. As families, we have honestly been there through the absolute worst of times and the best of times. Through life and death, love and loss, through start-ups and new jobs and losing jobs and leaving jobs for new things, through illness and moves and graduations and kids and pets, and so much more. We’ve shed countless tears together and held each other up in ways only few people can do. We’ve also been by each other’s sides for life’s most amazing, miraculous moments. We even lived with them for about 6 weeks between houses, which is one of the most memorable stints in our marriage! I am going to miss our at-home dinners, impromptu Thursday glasses of wine in our pjs after the kids are in bed, continued attempts to perfect savory waffles and ski waffles, long Saturday nights of playing spades, Fireball toasts, Friday nights at the pool, watching fall football on the big screen at their pool, and, most of all, knowing that there is someone just down the road that would drop everything to do anything for us. There is so much comfort in that.
I now look forward to road trips to SC and their lake house, many more ski trips, and having a real excuse to do girls trips since we can’t just run down the road and hang.
Greenville is so lucky to have them. <3
DIXIE DELIGHTS DELIVERED