This past weekend, while we were all celebrating Allison’s birthday it struck me how blessed we are to have these wonderful people for our friends. They have been there through the kicking and screaming, the hard and the easy, the good and the bad. It is really obvious to me that God has placed them in our lives, and I am so very thankful for that. I also think it is funny how what we may have had in mind for our lives is so different (often times) than what God had in mind, and how his plan is always much better than ours. Thank goodness his plan prevails. I am looking forward to growing old with all these friends, seeing how God uses us in their lives, and them in ours, and to see how we change and mature and stay the same. Most of all, I’m just so very thankful to have them as friends. You all are such a blessing-love you guys!