The summer of 1987 we moved from Scotland back to Maryland. We landed in Gaithersburg, in a cute little neighborhood with duplexes and single family homes called Pheasant Run. We lived at the top of the court, and a family who lived on the corner at the bottom of the court brought over dinner. They had three kids the same age as me, my brother and my sister, and they were also Mormon. My best friend is now married with two children, and owns a home in Pennsylvania. I know, reading that sentence, who knew we had grown up this much? I remember sleeping over at her house as a kid.... and now, when I go to visit, I sleep in her daughters room instead :)
I got to visit my best friend and her brand new baby, and see the new house a couple of weekends ago. It was really cool to help out, and to relax. We got to see some cool craft stores in town, I raked some leaves, we watched movies, went to a park, and I took her daughter to a class and picked up cupcakes..... Yes, I am trying for "favorite fake aunt" :)
Sometimes the best vacations are ones where you just get to visit, and enjoy other people. My friend has a beautiful family, and I am glad I am a part of their lives.
6 months ago