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All the Way From DC

August 10, 2010

Look who showed up on our doorstep today, all the way from DC:

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It’s Nathaniel, Jodi and Will!!

Jodi and Nathaniel are some of our oldest friends from grad school.  Actually, they were best friends with Ryan before he and I started dating, so I had to get Jodi and Nathaniel’s approval before we could really get serious.  🙂

We had great times with them in grad school, and last summer, Nathaniel was even the officiant at our wedding:

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He did a great job!

When we moved to Altoona, Jodi, Nathaniel and Will moved to DC (Nathaniel took a job teaching at Georgetown).  So, even though we don’t live in the same town anymore, we still get to see them fairly regularly!

During our last year in Indiana, I took care of Will for several hours a day, three times a week, so I like to think that we have a special connection.  It’s amazing watching him go from this:

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To this:

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He’s so grown up now!

We took our guests for lunch at Panera:

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…and then came home to play in the yard.  Will is very into baseball and golf, which is amazing considering that both of his parents are English teacher nerds! 🙂

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We’re about to take them over to campus, and then having a picnic in the park tonight.  See you after a while!

14 Comments leave one →
  1. August 10, 2010 7:20 pm

    What a cutie!

  2. August 10, 2010 7:43 pm

    Little kids are so damn adorable.

  3. Kristi permalink
    August 10, 2010 7:43 pm

    Wonderful! Have a great time… and thank Lynn & Patti for the air conditioner in the guest room!

  4. August 10, 2010 7:53 pm

    Will is such a cutie pie! Love it!

  5. Elyssa permalink
    August 10, 2010 8:02 pm

    I seriously cannot believe how grown-up Will is looking. Incredible! Awesome photo of the Rivers family, too — and of course Nathaniel has his eyes closed.

  6. August 10, 2010 8:34 pm

    Are there flowers on your wedding dress?!? OMG I love it!

  7. August 10, 2010 8:38 pm

    ADORABLE baby!!!

  8. thehungryscholar permalink
    August 10, 2010 9:30 pm

    This post rocks. It is always good to see Ryan and Nathaniel back together. All is right with the world.

  9. Ginger permalink
    August 10, 2010 9:54 pm

    Wow, Will has grown so much since last summer!! He is precious! Y’all have a great time and tell them all hello from us.

  10. August 10, 2010 10:00 pm

    Hope you have a fantastic time with your friends!!

  11. August 10, 2010 10:03 pm

    What a great surprise! I hope you are having so much fun with them. And the little man is too cute.

  12. August 10, 2010 10:31 pm

    Will is too cute for words! That is great you still get to see them so much! 🙂

  13. August 11, 2010 12:03 am

    Awwwwww!! I. Want. Kids. These boys are so freaking adorable!!

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