Monday, June 1, 2015

A Very Fond Farewell

This post is almost two weeks late, but better late then never, right?
 
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Our dear friends moved away recently. We have known them for about three years now, and have so many memories together. Christmas Eve's. Caroling. Pie-covered faces. Sleepovers. Babysitting. Books. Ninja turtles. Thanksgiving. Birthdays. Anne of Green Gables. The Piano Guys concert. Prayers.
 
 
We even had traditions; Thanksgiving was held at our house, and we celebrated Christmas Eve together at their home. 
My sister, Natalie, and I spent many nights there, babysitting their boys and then staying overnight.
 
Our last visit to their home was a day filled with sun, games, delicious food, and wonderful conversation.
 
Here are some pictures my mom took. :) The first part of the day, there were many other friends of the Keens present; after they left, we stayed and had dinner and hung out with the Keens.
 

A bunch of friends hanging out. :)

Gosh, isn't that little girl just adorable?


My sister and brother, Natalie and Tim.
 







 
 Levi, Tim, and our friend, Addison.
 


Sweet little Oliver. <3
 







One last ball game.
 


Noah and Colton. Best friends. When we got in the car to leave, Noah burst into tears.
 

 
The three musketeers.
 

Tracy and Jackson.
 

 
I love this picture of Tracy and little Grantham!
 

All of the guys.
 

 
All of the "gals", as Tracy would say.
 

The entire group!
 
 
 
We will miss you, Keen family! You will be in our thoughts often. :) We bid you a very fond farewell!
 
Two additional thoughts;
Tomorrow it will be one year since the Keen's little girl, Kya, went to be with Jesus. Could you keep them in your prayers?
Also, on a completely unrelated note, I have a blog survey going. Would you mind taking it for me? Click here to fill it out.
Thank you!
 
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8 comments:

  1. Awww, that sounds nice! I (sort of) know how you're feeling; my friend and her family are going out of the country for the entire summer and they're literally the only people I ever hang out with haha so it'll be hard having them gone for so long.

    I will definitely keep that family in my prayers! And p.s. just took your blog survey :)

    O | Life as a Young Lady

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    1. Aww that's too bad! I hope you find lots of things to keep you busy this summer. :)
      Thank you for keeping the Keens in your prayers and for taking my blog survey!:)

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  2. Hi Christine. You asked me to check your blog out a few weeks ago, so sorry it to this long to check it out. You have a beautiful blog and I love your pictures!

    *Hannah*
    A Southern Girls Life

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    1. Awww thanks, Hannah! And unfortunately, I cannot take credit for those pictures. :P I can't wait to get to know you better!

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  3. I truly hate saying goodbye! I have had several sad experiences! <3 The Keen family will be in my prayers! I'm gonna take your blog survey! :)
    -Clara

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    1. Aww, I'm sorry to hear that, Clara. :( Thanks for praying for them! It's been a tough year for them, with losing Kya and before that having to watch her deteriorate in the hospital. :( Thanks so much for taking my survey!

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  4. Hi Christine! I don't like saying goodbyes either :(
    I also saw on Susan's blog that it was your birthday a few days ago so Happy Birthday!!!

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    1. Yeah. I suppose no one does. But I can only imagine how hard it must have been in the past, without phones or email or Skype!
      Thank you! :)

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