It’s hard to believe we’ve only known Sara and J.R. for 2 years! It feels like we’ve known them forever!
When Elle was 8 months pregnant with Charlotte, she was very unexpectedly put on early maternity leave. At the time, we didn’t really have any other friends with kids, so she basically spent the next 4 weeks as a hermit, barely leaving the house (except when we went for really long walks anywhere and everywhere in an attempt to “walk the baby off!” Yea… That didn’t work!). By the week of Charlotte’s due date, she was going stir-crazy, and knew that after Charlotte was born, something had to change. She went on Meetup.com and started looking for local mommy meetup groups. What she didn’t know at the time was that she would meet some of the best friends of her life in that group, including Sara!
We met Sara and her sweet little girl through that same mommy meet up group about 2 years ago, and we’ve continued to see each other at least once a week ever since. Going through this parenting journey beside her has been so great (when we met, M. was only a few months old, and Elle was pregnant with Teddy!)! Whenever Elle starts feeling/acting like a hermit again, Sara organizes a Girl’s Night Out with the mommy group and makes her come. Sara even went line dancing (pregnant!) when Elle got the crazy idea that she wanted to go line dancing for her birthday! (This woman is seriously a SAINT, you guys!)
Sara has now taken over running the mommy group, planning Halloween Trunk or Treats and Easter bashes (complete with a visit from “Mr. Bunny” himself! AKA J.R. Because he’s a SAINT TOO!), and we can tell you that her and this group have absolutely changed our lives in so many ways. We have met so many amazing new friends, our kids have met their best friends there, and we have spent so many amazing hours with such wonderful people, in large part thanks to Sara!
Sara and J.R., we are so thankful that you asked us to be a part of welcoming your sweet new baby girl into this world, and we simply could not be happier or more excited for you as you enter a new phase of your life as parents of two beautiful, wonderful little girls! Your kindness and generosity towards us, and the love you have for each other and little M. show us just how lucky she and baby L. are to have you as parents! Congratulations, you guys, and we just can’t wait to meet her!