Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Indiana Fun: The Pact Pack

Once upon a time (in 1999) Doc and I were newly married and fresh back from our honeymoon.


We packed up all our belongings in a Uhaul and headed for Muncie, Indiana. Doc was beginning his 3 years of residency and I was along for the ride. Little did we know as we arrived at our little townhouse...


That we would gain a whole new extended family...we joke that they are the family we got to choose!


Now, I don't remember how it all started but there were four of us couples who half jokingly made a pact that we would all have babies within a year of each other...that way all our kids could be friends. Turns out, it really happened. And four little ones were born the third year of residency to our little extended family...the "pact" babies!





Then a couple years later, round 2 came along and followed in suit all being born within a year of each other again. Then the two babies from round 3 were born a couple of years after that.


This past year has brought three new little ones for round 4...


if you are trying to keep count, that is 13 children all together. So can you imagine how fun it is every summer when we get together and watch our kids play together and love each other just as much as family should! It is a blessing beyond my imagination to have this group of people in my life. Thanks for being a part of our family, you guys!!!!

8 comments:

Dusty Devoe said...

How fun! You will cherish your friendship forever, and hopefully your children will follow suite!

Miss. Pretty said...

Aww! Ya'll are so lucky to have that! And what cute kids ;)

Tony said...

You could not have said it better! From one of the "pact pack", we are so happy that you are a part of our lives, too! Could not have picked better friends and so happy that we make the effort to stay in touch and be together. Here's to many, many more gatherings and years of just hangin'.

Kim Peri said...

Awe...it's like a family reunion. That is great you have a group of friends that can REALLY relate you you! I LOVE those pictures of baby K. Hee...Hee...

Birdie said...

What a great family pic!!!! That's so awesome!

Farm Chick said...

Sweet post! God is so good to give us life long friends! What a good lookin' bunch.

Sondre Lyn said...

aaawwwwwwww... So sweet! It's so nice to watch your children grow up together. I love the last pic of all of you! :D

Grammy said...

And an awesome pact it was/is from Grammy's perspective...you have beautiful friends and beautiful kiddos. You are blessed!