Long-Distance Friends

Many good friends from Chicago, New York and Michigan (yes, Andy has friends in Michigan) came for Dave and Danielle’s wedding. Sunday they stopped by our house to meet Sophie.


Sophie was quite content on Alan’s lap. We told her if she was good Alan might someday take her on a behind-the-scenes tour of the American Museum of Natural History where he works so she can see the warehouse of dinosaur bones, just like her parents did!


Carrie held her next. As part of a group present Carrie brought Sophie a DVD and a stuffed animal from the show Wonder Pets! where she works. We have a feeling Sophie’s going to love that show.


Andy’s college roommate, Todd, also held her. We keep telling Todd and Olivia that we’re going to drive up to Chicago and visit, soon. Maybe sometime this summer!


We had already told Sophie what a nice person—and good friend—John is so she was quite excited to finally meet him.


And she just kept being passed around the circle … Joe is another friend from Chicago who we hope to visit soon. He’s also a doctor so we knew she was in good hands.

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive.” —Anäis Nin