The last time I saw him was two years ago. Way. Too. Long.
He moved to Germany almost 10 years ago. Although we skypey skype and email back and forth, I have to say I really miss my friend. A best friend. He is a great listener, funny as hell, a good advice giver, non-judger, and I learn much from him every time we talk. He can even make politics interesting. I love you Chris!I flew to Ohio last week because Chris and his family are in the US for 2 months visiting family. They stayed at my brother Bill's house and I stayed next door at my sister Jenny's. (Yes, they live beside each other. Its the perfect set up!) We spent 5 days relaxing, talking, eating, laughing our a$$es off, reminiscing, drinking tons of coffee [and beer]. Bill and Chris individually are the two funniest guys I know, and when you put them together, my stomach gets a workout from laughing. Witty. as. hell.
Watching them both in their roll of "new father" was inspiring. The question did come up a few times, "When are you going to have kids Cindy?" I wish I could answer that. I will say this, I do admire their families they have started, and I am always excited for a change. Kids will bring it. Only time will tell.
One sunny afternoon (our only outing besides Walmart) we visited the gardens of OARDC, a division of The Ohio State University which specializes in agriculture research and development. Ohio is a few weeks behind Atlanta in blooming, so it was great to see the flowering trees all over again. I love this picture because it captures the silliness of Bill. As Im trying to take a pic of the moms and kids, here comes his big head with that smile. Love love love my family!