Among our friends, things are starting to shift. For awhile, people had been moving in to Oklahoma and raising our small children together. Now people are starting to move away and the children are starting to get bigger and have school friends outside our family of friends. I'm happy for those moving to better jobs and new opportunities. Lots of this is still in the "maybe" phase, but it seems like change is coming. I am sad to see this phase ending. We are so lucky to have such wonderful friends and I treasure all the times we've had together and am sure our friendships will just grow and change as always. A cycle or two ago we were the ones leaving, so I get that. It is just odd to be the ones left behind this time. Luckily for us, my siblings have moved back so we have lots more family here than we did when we came to Oklahoma six years ago.
I'm rambling. In any case, change is on my mind and so is the beauty of horse rides and a simply lovely family party by any definition.