Last summer we had to say a far too challenging goodbye to our good friends who were headed to Virginia for the foreseeable duration, and this week we were able to say “hello” again! Mary grew up in Manchester, NH, and the holidays brought her and her family to the area–which happens to be a mere two-hour drive from us. So, we met on Monday planning to stay through Wednesday afternoon. Mother Nature, of course, had different plans for us, and we were able to ring in 2009 together!
These are friends we feel we’ve known forever, and they know (as does everyone else) that we are counting the days until they can return!
If you have a few minutes and would like to click on the link below, please check out the 70-plus pictures (pared down from the 342 I took) on the web album: