We lived in a town about 45 minutes from our present home for 17 years. During that time we made good friends with the Bywaters; they had kids about the same age as ours and we traded babysitting and playdates and attended each others birthday parties. We spent almost every Thanksgiving together and many Christmases since neither of us had any family nearby.
At Christmas time we learned that their oldest, Eddie, was getting married, I toyed with the idea of flying to Hong Kong (they live in Singapore now) since I thought they would be getting married there but I decided that that would be too much and too far to go. Then we found out the wedding would be in the Salt Lake City Temple and I still decided that in the wedding hoppla I wouldn't even get to visit with Mary. Tuesday Elizabeth received her invitation and let me know that she was going to try to go (she lives 4 hours away). When I started to cry I realized that I really wanted to go...so I am.
So strange that I can actually leave my kids for 2 1/2 days.
Then Liz and Carter are coming here for a week. So lovely.
Now, What do you get for a wedding present for someone that will have to transport it thousands of miles?