|Working together--a photo from a group leader retreat in 1997--|
Caley's in front middle (in blue),
I'm on the far right, second row, and that little baby is Chris!
|Having lunch at Marco's with our hubbies|
When I interviewed Caley, I liked her immediately. Two things impressed me about her early on, about her ability to take risks: (1) she legally changed her name from Martha to Caley, just because she liked the name, and (2) early in their marriage she and her husband Mark jumped in a car and drove west without having ever visited here...because they saw Oregon on a TV show. They MOVED here without knowing what they were doing or if they would like it.
|Book group holiday exchange, 2011|
|New HP addict with a light-up wand|
|Holiday book exchange, 2012|
In the past five or six years, we rededicated ourselves into getting together more often, as we have always been drawn to each other. Although we are different in many ways, we share the same values and positive, spiritual outlook on life. Even though she has three girls and I have three boys, we have similar views on parenting as well.
|Celebrating a birthday at book group,|
with her coworker/friend Nicola
(Caley makes friends everywhere she goes!)
|All of our six kids hanging out at the beach|
|Mark and Caley dancing at the Governor Hotel|
|Caley, you are one of a kind!|
Saturday night we had the gift of spending the evening with Mark and Caley at the Thomas A. Edison High School auction...we were planning to go with our friends Lynn and Jolie, like last year, but they were unable to go and offered up their tickets. We always enjoy spending time with them and realized we need to do that more often!
I feel so, so blessed to be Caley's friend. Happy birthday, sweet Caley! You are such a gift to the world!