I think it's time I introduce you to our very good friends. I've mentioned them anonymously many times, and we do hang out a lot. Ashley has been my best friend since way back, and in today's speak she would be my "BFF". She is the mother of two boys, Scott 10, and Michael 6. She was a stay-at-home mom for a while, but is back teaching again, and it's second grade this year. About 15 years ago she married Kevin. He is an airline pilot, but due to economic times, is currently doing gardening and landscaping. This is something he loves and for which he has a great talent. Ashley's talent lies in painting, crafts and decorating. Together they do amazing things with whatever they have at hand.
We shared New Year's Eve with them and Kevin's family, and I figured what better time to introduce them than with the beginning of the new year. I am so glad they are back in town. They had lived in Florida and Georgia since the late 90s, and when life brought them back home a little less than two years ago I was thrilled. They are wonderful friends, and an absolute joy in my life. I am so happy for you to finally meet the "family I chose for myself".