As so many of us have experienced lately, I got back into contact with my high-school friend, Karla, this past spring through Facebook. The timing was perfect as she was entering a new stage of her life and about to have her first baby. I heard from another friend, Blaine, just a couple weeks before our Minnesota trip (also on Facebook) and since we were all friends in high school, we decided to get together for lunch while I was there.
It was so fun seeing them again after so many years, it was like not a day had passed. They both looked exactly like they did in high school, and as we caught up on each other's lives the conversation was easy, fun and non-stop. As we said our goodbyes I was sad that I didn't have these two people in my life on a daily basis. Even in this world that has been made so small with technology, sometimes there is no substitute for actually being there. There is a connection to be made in person that no amount of bandwidth can duplicate.
I offered to take some pictures of Karla's little girl, May, while we were there and she was a great model. There really is nothing more photogenic than a brand new baby. Karla gave me permission to put some photos up and as you can see, she's a cute one. I am so happy for her and her husband, what an adventure awaits!