Last Sunday we said goodbye to our BFFs Sean and Wallis after seven weeks of fun, food, hilarity and soul-searching conversations. Pretty typical for us.
I remember when they first got here and I sat down with our festival calendar and plotted out every service one of us had.
It looked packed. I immediately was worried that we wouldn’t have enough time together. And by “enough” I usually mean every single day when it comes to them. I can’t get enough.
But, somehow, between a slew of services and work, we made the most of every chance we had.
The last concert that we all four played together was a Richard Rogers tribute concert. During the rehearsals I had half-listened to the pieces the horns didn’t play, but during the concert I had no choice but to focus on all of the songs and was struck by the last one, “Thank You So Much.”
It was everything I could think of to say to Sean and Wallis about our time together, especially that it is almost always “something between ridiculous and sublime.”
I might have cried on stage.
I don’t have the words to tell them how much their friendship means to me. I feel like I could say anything or do anything and they would just shrug and ask what we wanted to do for dinner. I love them for their all-encompassing support and care. So, thank you, guys. “Thank you for such a little, but lovely time.”
Here are a few highlights from our summer together:
# Argentian BBQ-ing, complete with homemade empanadas and a torrential downpour
# Horning around
# Afternoons by the pool…and, this year, taking on the slide like champs
# Movie Nights and Sleepovers
Last year we tackled our favorite childhood movies from the 80s. This year was all 90s movies. Choices included: Pulp Fiction, Good Will Hunting, Pretty Woman and The Rock.
Movie night sleepovers usually involves trying new drinks…
…with a side of my favorite enchiladas…yum.
This is what my kitchen usually looks like after we hang. ha!
# Road-tripping it up in Salt Lake City
Introducing them to Caputo’s…
…and dragging the boys to Pottery Barn Kids to find a baby gift. Thrilled, aren’t they?
# Cuddling with the cutest puppies of all time, Bella & Sophie
# Jump-starting cars…unlike last year’s flat tire lesson
FroYo after concerts…
…introducing them to the magic that is Paco’s…
…hitting up Herm’s for breakfast…
…and, always, Rancheritos for the boys, who both seem to be mid-chew.
These boys are serious about their Rancheritos.
# And on the last night…Bowling
This is what happens when you walk away from the lane to find a better ball. #bluedevilz
It was such a fun night.
And then that was it. Don’t make me cry.
Here’s to a wonderful seven weeks and to seeing them sooner than next June. <insert all of the heart emojis>