Adam was in much of need to recharge with the DC crew than I was upon arrival, and he was blessed with just that. We were epically blessed to have met such incredible people while living and working in the UAE. While we are some of the few remaining here, most having returned to the US, the bonds that we have established have continued. Seriously, the most amazing of people, and we consider them family. Truly, family.
While most moved back to the DC area, there were a smattering of others across the US, but there was a massive reunion this amazing weekend, when Allison and Carmen flew in to enjoy the reunion festivities!
Everyone, before I even get started on this...THANK YOU.
For having come into our lives, having remained in our lives, and for being the epically wonderful and amazing people that you are. To the Greenhalghs for hosting/housing us, Carmen, and Allison in your gorgeous new townhouse, for Elena and newborn Noah for venturing out for/with us, and Chris and Sara for bounding out. Johan, you truly missed out and were missed.
Besides the hours of 0100-0600 on the departure Sunday, we all spend almost 24 hours together.
Friends. Family. Non-distinctive.
One of my most favorite quotes that I whole-heartedly believe in:
Friends are the family that you choose.
|My MUCH beloved Greenhalghs <3|
|Noah: The newest amazingness in my life!|
|Abu Dhabi Family for Life!|
|She loves me SO much! Dave is a bit concerned.|
|Allison: My "sista from another mista"|
|Rosewood Family adoptees sandwiched in by Adam and Elena!|
|My husband, Dave's wife, and Elena & Johan's son...FAMILY|
|ROSEWOOD LADIES and an overly tall table!|
|Allison and Dave: Time for some friendly cornhole competition!|
|Adam and Chris: The cornhole competition!|
|Disco Taxi! The most random Ubers of them all!|
|And so begins the crash of an epically awesome day!|
|Final day rally and amalgamation. From here we left to pick up our bags and head to the airport.|
I SOBBED LIKE A BABY.
Dear taxi driver: I am sorry, NOT sorry.