Sunday, September 14, 2008

Meeting Charley
(and seeing other people)

Cate + I took off for Nicholasville on Thursday morning. We were eager to meet Charley Kerns! Driving that morning, I was thinking about life-long friendships. (Apparently Cate was taking care of some important matters on the computer!) I'm really blessed with some girls who have known me for a long time, and I was looking forward to seeing some of them.

First stop: Katie + Brad's house.

Isn't Charley cute? He was born Sept. 4. He weighed 8 pounds and was 20 1/2 inches long. Katie (who I've known and loved deeply since October 1990! That's 18 years!) seemed so content, despite the tiredness of her first week of motherhood.

Even Cate was excited to meet Charley (aka "bay-bee"). Isn't her little hand on his arm adorable? She seemed to big compared to him!

We stayed with Corbitt, Rod + Addie that night. The Pearmans (Robbie, Julie, 19-month-old Jay and 10-week-old Jenna Marie) and Jodi came to visit. It was fun seeing them. Corbitt + Jodi are the two girls from my year in Lexington that I keep in touch with the most. I met them separately (Corbitt through a small group at Southland and Jodi while we both worked The Richmond Register) in 2002.

Then we headed to Louisville on Friday morning.

At 2 1/2 months, Jax is getting big and making some great faces!

And, of course, Grandmom had a messy treat for Cate (and Milla) to enjoy.

Cassie + Zac got into town later that evening. I enjoyed seeing them (and beating them in Hearts!).

First thing on Saturday's agenda was Lizzy's birthday party. I didn't really take any pictures, although I kept thinking I would. I'm sure Shelley will have some. (Speaking of long-time friends, Shelley + I met our freshman year of high school and have been friends since. That would have been 1993 ... 15 years! Bekah was also there, so that's another high school friendship I value.)

There are more pictures from our three days here.

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