Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Good friends

When Trav and I moved here to San Clemente after he took the worship director job at Saddleback San Clemente, we were really excited to make some friends.  After one of our services, I walked up to Brian and Amy to ask them to be a part of our small group and the rest is history.  It really is amazing to see how much they have grown in their relationship with God and how their family has grown.  They are now a family of 4!  You can go to our photography website to view photos of a recent shoot we did with them right before they left.

Brian and Amy are moving to Chicago for a few years.  We are sad to see them go, but we are hoping they will be moving back in just a few years!  When I was sitting down and thinking about their family I have so many memories... like this one or being at the hospital waiting room while Amy was in labor anxiously awaiting to meet their first baby girl or spending Thanksgiving together or the times when Brian and Trav worked out like mad men or when their house was in danger of burning in a wildfire so they lived with us for a few days... They have been great friends for us.  And I have to say the love and support they have continual showed us has meant more to us than they will ever realize.

Also, before they left our old small group got together to celebrate the Giaretta's and to pray over them.  We have definitely grown in numbers!  When we first started this group there was only one kid and now there are several... definitely more chaotic and a lot of fun ;)

The girls and the kiddos (including the Wedde baby bump... Rebecca who is due in 2 weeks)

And the guys...
This group of people are some of our most cherished friends here in San Clemente.  We all have been through a lot in the last 4 years and God has done a lot through us.  We are so thankful for each and everyone of these families.

1 comment:

thegiarettafamily said...

Aww Hayley....I am fighting back the tears after reading your post (especially the old one-it seems like just yesterday:). We are so thankful that God brought you guys into our lives. We are going to miss the Collins Family!! Keep in touch!!