His sisters, brother, and parents came to the Lou to watch and celebrate. It was great.
Seeing him graduate, his sister pregnant with her second child, and their youngest brother looking more and more like a grown-ass man was really awesome and at the same time surreal.
Being all together is like no time passed. We are still able to talk and laugh and eat bowl upon bowl of cereal in the middle of the afternoon like we used to do over a decade ago when we all lived in the same city. Of course, the conversations are older and we don't really enjoy reading the back of the cereal boxes anymore. But, it was still great.
There is really something to be said for good friendships that last beyond distance, time, and even beyond infrequent conversations.
We are still cool no matter what. They are still among my favorite people and our parents are still best buds as well.
Now, if only we could plan a get-away vacation and not have one member of the crew preggers, it would be great. If we could go through a box of 100 freeze-pops in one day, it would be even better. Since we all have our own places, we can even eat them all and not have to hide 80 of the wrappers from our parents.