This is kind of a repeat thankful post, but I can’t help it…I’m just so thankful for Christine and Derek.
Like I’ve mentioned before, Christine is my old student turned babysitter turned friend, and Derek is her awesome boyfriend. Christine’s been in town for the last 2 weeks to spend time with Derek, but since he works all day, we got her all to ourselves for most of the day. This meant that she watched the kids so I could run or go to yoga almost every day, she hung out with Maddie taking her to the movies or lunch or just to walk downtown, and I got to hang out with her as well, just talking and catching up. It was amazing. Almost every day, she came over, and said, “Do you mind if I make you guys this for lunch?” I constantly told her she didn’t have to make us lunch, but she always did. And her boyfriend is equally as gracious and kind. He played with Luke, went to see girly movies with Christine and Derek, and all around seemed generally happy to just be hanging out with us.
Sadly, though, tonight was Christine’s last night in town, and I made a big dinner to end her visit.
It was so nice to have Christine and Derek to hang out with one last time in town (we will be seeing them next week when we all meet up in Oregon as they’re road tripping during our vacation time as well–yay!). It was so nice to eat dinner with them. And it will be so nice when (and this is my little fantasy that I really hope comes true) next summer Christine graduates from her teaching credential program and Derek takes a local job after finishing his Master’s in Mechanical Engineering, and they move in together and live in town and I can see them every day. So get on it, Christine and Derek, mucho dinners are awaiting you.