Thursday, December 24, 2009

Friends come and go...

... but family is forever. Rachel here. While the Funks are in fact FRIENDS, to us they are FAMILY. It cracks me up... how I feel like I've known Stephen forever... we've had our ups and downs... but I'd like to believe we both have grown and changed so much in the last 9ish years. He's the kind of guy that I know if Bryan were out of town, and I were stranded needing "man help" that he would come and save me. :) Then there is my Lu. It kills me even more to know that we could have been friends now for 10 years! Girls! No matter... Laura you are what I call a true friend... a great friend. While Bryan and I don't have many friends, the ones we do have are AMAZING. We've both gained and lost friends, and both truly believe that all friends are in our lives for some reason. If they hadn't entered our lives, we wouldn't be who we are today... so thank you. :) Out with the seriousness and in with two of the cutest kids on the planet.
The Funks came over last night for our Funk/Pattison Christmas celebration. It was quite lovely. We had a yummy salad, spaghetti, bread, and cheese cake... there was lots of screaming and crying on the children's parts... lots of visiting on the adults' parts... and even some present opening.

Aly was totally into the presents. The kid loves her some bows...
... and some snooping...

... and opening gifts that don't belong to her. :)

Thank you so much Stephen, Laura, and Aly for coming over last night, for the great gifts for the girls, and for being you. :)