Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Year’s Day

On New Year’s Day we invited our friends Donny & Erika Meader to come over.  They live in Connecticut, about 2.5 hours away.  Because of the snow storm they decided to ride the train to NYC.  I saw the Meader’s in July just after their son Kevin was born.  Ben hasn’t seen them since January 2010.

We also invited Jon & Kiernan Bickel over.  Jon & Kiernan attend our church, but they also went to school with us and the Meaders.  We had a good time visiting, catching up, eating Brooklyn pizza, and playing games. 

It’s such a blessing to have good Christian friends who share your beliefs, who are “on the same page”, and that live close by too!

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Michaiah Bickel is almost two.  While the adults were playing games, he was busy burying Kevin Meader in all of the stuffed animals he could find!

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Baby Kevin didn’t mind a bit – he lvoed the attention!  Don’t you just want to pinch his chubby cheeks?  He’s cute!

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Elaine was fascinated with both Donny and Jon the whole day.  She was always trying to sit with one of them, particularly Donny.  Donny & Erika gave Elaine this book – it’s about a little girl whose absolute favorite thing is her stuffed rabbit.  Does that sound familiar?

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Erika, Kevin, & Donny bundled up to walk back to the subway.  I neglected to get a picture of the Bickel family.

“Some people come into our lives and quickly go.  Others stay awhile, make footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.”

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad I got to see Donny, Erika and Kevin over Christmas, but this still made me miss them! Sounds like you had a great time.

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