April 17, 2011

Hello Old Friend!

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Things are still crazy busy around here but I just wanted to drop a line (and a few photos) to prove that I am still alive and kicking. My mom was getting worried and requested more blogging. We are all moved into our new little apartment. We like to call it our hotel room. It is small and basic and we still have stuff in boxes all over the living room. Our bedroom window opens on to a playground so we hear children playing from morning till night. Living here is very cozy: meaning you can hear and smell and see EVERYTHING that everyone else is doing. And vice versa. IMG_2922Our dear friends Nate and Katie graduated last week and moved away. We were so sad to see them go. I cried. Before moving out here I was sooo scared that we wouldn't find any friends. I thought for sure I would be alone and lonely while Conor went to school everyday. But, I believe God puts certain people in your life for specific reasons. From day one I knew they were an answer to a very sincere prayer, a prayer that I would have good friends to love and love me back. They are amazing people and taught me and Conor so much. One of the most important things that we learned from them was thoughtfulness. Nate and Katie were constantly doing small kind things for us. Bringing us leftovers when they thought we might be hungry and too tired to cook, letting us know of job opportunities, sending us links to interesting articles or pictures, picking up some little craft item they thought we could use in a project we were working on... the list goes on. We were constantly amazed at the small thoughtful things they would do for us. It wasn't until later we realized that pretty much everyone else around us was also benefiting from their kindness in the same way. They all had the similar stories. We were baffled. Conor and I still ask ourselves how they managed to take such good care of us AND EVERYONE at the same time. Those two just have some really big hearts. We are going to miss them so much and can't wait to see what they do next! We love you guys!

13 comments:

Paige Bischoff said...

AMEN sister! I miss them too! I am glad you have started blogging again I was getting worried too!

girluntitled said...

that photo of nate and katie is absolutely precious! i felt the same way coming to hawaii actually----wasn't too sure if i'd have any friends 'cuz we wouldn't be here long and i'm still adjusting to being a married ol' hag. but you guys have all been really great in letting us tag along from time-to-time, and the williams' really are the sweetest people around! (i'd like to think that magrath has something to do with it...since most people from there are pretty much a ray of sunshine...wouldn't you agree?)

Arica said...

it's pretty ridiculous how much i miss your blogging. i know life's crazy but make time for me. thanks.

Clark said...

everything you said was so true. So much more could be said of them, that's how rad they are. It was great hangin out their last night though. Great post.

Natalie. said...

Aloha Nate and Katie! You really are so special. Good luck in everything you do!!

And Jane, I KNOW they'd echo every word of this right back to you and Conor!

xx!

N

amanda jane said...

saying goodbye is so hard....that photo you took of them is beautiful!

Cassandra Marie said...

Glad to have you back, and to hear that you're settled into your new place (for the most part)! And they honestly sound like such an amazing couple! I follow their blog too, so I'm excited to see what they do next :)

Klissa said...

You're back!I took a big deep breath and said my world is alright today!
Loved the pictures and especially the one of you perched on the back of the bike!

PS I love Nate and Katie too!

rachel said...

I haven't even met them in real life and I too have benefited from their kindness! I wish I was staying in Europe a second year, so I could visit them in England/let them come visit me. Oh well.

Lydia said...

Hi there! i found your blog through Natalie Norton's...but I LOVE Nate's blog too. They seem like such great people. :)

californiacheryl said...

I've missed "seeing you" and hearing what you've been up to. Not too many more days til we can actually give you a hug! Can't wait til we get to Hawaii!

Damaris @Kitchen Corners said...

I'm moving in August. I'm devastated. I'm going to miss my friends SO much.

Erin Jane said...

Oh Damaris, Where are you moving to??