my answer to that question is a firm "no." at least when it comes to old buddies
like the bates.
when we heard that our favorite ohana would be coming back
to the mainland for the holidays we jumped at the opportunity of getting the old gang
from our former sacred student ward back together (minus a few key players like the
geddes's, who had family in town, and the bishopric). we literally had this day of fun
planned for months - almost five hours of driving seems like nothing when your besties
live on an island!
the day started with just us and the bates taking it easy at richard's parents' house (while
the whole family was out and about). it was so fun to meet adorable little jenna, and catch
up with sam & melissa! the coleman's met us a bit later, and we headed to cafe rio for
lunch. next it was on to an amazing park where our numbers grew even more when the
stevensons showed up.
the park is amazing because it has toys that even us big kids can play on...
you can't really celebrate without something sweet, so we made our way to
menchie's, where we sampled the flavors until we were full, and then went on
to buy large tubs with ample toppings to make sure we were completely stuffed.
i have to thank katie for introducing me to menchie's in seattle - my love for
self-serve frozen yogurt has grown tenfold.
the morgans caught up with us at menchie's, finally making it a real party.
there were a couple of precious hours until the bates had to get back to their
family, so we decided to spend it like we did in the old days...playing some
wicked rounds of around-the-world-ping-pong, of course.
jenna and i became fast friends