Last weekend we packed up the family and visited our good friends in St. Louis. Matt and Carly and John and Kayla share a backyard and much of their lives. It's how my heart wants to live in community with friends. It was so good to be with these dear friends, to love their kids - whom I have loved from a distance- and to watch Lakin and Ben create ties to these families that have such a special place in their parents' hearts.
A couple of photos from our cookie making venture. A note: Carly is the source of the best chocolate chip cookie EVA. She taught Chris all he knows. We owe her our lives. Literally.