Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Italian Villa with The Wades

Saturday night, we went to Italian Villa with the Wades. We had a great time and didn't get home until 12:30. That is really late for old people like us. The food was good. I ate way too much garlic bread. Thank goodness we split a meal. Pops and I got the sea bass and Badger and Amy got the Fillet Oscar. When our food arrived, Amy and I switched. After we finished, we went to their house for Cookies N Cream cheesecake from Patty's Pantry.

The Wade's are probably our most "long term" friends that we have. Pops and Badger lived next door to each other starting in Jr. High and he and Amy started dating not too long after we did. They got married two days before we did and have 3 adorable children (yes, Keely, I know you will be reading this so I have to say nice things about you). We have had many great times with them. For several years they lived about 1 1/2 away from us, but we frequently went to Hubbard to see them. They moved back here a couple of years ago to start their new business. It is not a business that you really want to frequent, but if you need it, they are the absolute best. This is the ministry that God has gifted them to do and they do it well.

In our busy lives, we are always saying, "let's get together", but never get around to it. When we went out in March after no doing so for a while, we decided to put it on the calendar. We now have the Wades on our calendar for the second Saturday of the month. That is something to look forward to. We have already decided where we are going next month.

I ran into a long time friend yesterday (at Celebrity Bakery of course) that I have not seen other than at the grocery store or out and about for about 10 years. Every time we see each other, we always say the same thing, "let's get together." Before we left the restaurant, we put it on our calendars. In today's world of busy lives, that is the only for sure way that we will definitely get connected. I am looking forward to it. I am going to try to be intentional about doing this when I see old friends that I don't see often and not just let it be empty words.

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