Sometimes when I’m feeling a little sentimental and sappy about Mak and Clara Beth growing up so fast, I’ll travel back in time on my blog to look at stories and pictures of them when they were babies and I posted about them ALL THE TIME. How did I have time to do that? I have no idea. Anyway, a couple of weeks ago I ran across a post of our first play date with this family. Well, not the entire family. Collin and Ben were working, and Sweet Lauren wasn’t even anticipated yet. But Wendy, Aiden, and Baby Elliot came to play with Mak, CB, and I one morning. Who knew that they would turn into some of our greatest friends? I am SOOOO thankful that God brought this family to Florence and that my mom met Ben at work one day. And that my mom’s kind of a nosy, big-mouth Southern lady who has no trouble getting all up in your business and asking questions about your social life (Love you, Mom!). That’s what she did to Ben in the hospital nursery one day approximately four years ago, and that’s how I found out about Ben and Wendy and that they were new here and knew pretty much nobody. Thus leading us to that play date. And many many more play dates and parties and trips over the past four years. Their friendships are so precious to everyone in our family! We love y’all, Elders!!!