Monday, June 16, 2008

My (southern) BFF is moving away...

The Gray's
(Kevin, Alaina, Nora Jane, Viviana & Noble)

In August of 2003 I was in our apartment in Toronto and the phone rang, it was Callum. He was down south checking up on the building of our house as well as doing some work stuff.
He was incredibly excited. Up the road from us there was a couple painting a piece of furniture white...and they were expecting!!!

We were both incredibly excited. First of all, there would be a friend for our baby and second, they were painting their furniture white. We were also planning on doing that. They also drove a Honda accord and not a big truck, which we were thankful for!!!

We moved in November 1st and one evening, a little while later our doorbell rang . It was Alaina, welcoming us to the neighbourhood with a key lime pie. I think I might have scared her a bit with all my questions but it all worked out in the end. The pie was good as well. Neither one of us had ever had key lime and actually, come to think of it, I don't think Callum even had a piece because he didn't really know where it came from!!

Now, almost five years later The Gray's are moving. First of all...who would have thought that they would be moving away before us?!?!?! Kevin is going back to school. I am proud to say that when I received the news I was happy for them...then 30 seconds later, sad for us! At least I thought of them first!!!! ;)

The Gray's have been our translator for all things southern! They are also open to our eccentric ways and not only did Kevin and Alaina know where Halifax was... they have been there!!! Alaina and I couldn't be any different! I like to think that we compliment each other, but maybe that's only in my bubble. ;) We always have a great time together with or WITHOUT children!!!
Truthfully I really do think that the reason we moved here was to meet them!!!

In the words of Geordie, "My Alaina, My Friend"

Great thing is that they are moving to a place that we have yet to visit in the States so we will definitely make sure that we will visit...and finally, when the time comes and we are back in Canada, I know that they will come see us!!! All I can say is, Thank Goodness for social networking!!!!!


chelle said...

awww it is always so hard when friends move away. I was always the friend that moved, it sucked.

Many hugs!

You will have to find an hour to hit a playground in Halifax to play when you come visit!!!

Kellan said...

I'm sorry you are having to see your friend move away, but it will be nice to go and visit and there is always the internet to keep in touch - thank God for the internet and digital pictures!

I'm Kellan - btw - nice to meet you. See you soon.