For the past six years we have gotten together with our former neighbors for dinner at Applebee's in December. It began as being a Christmas/ Birthday dinner for Jayson whom won the hearts of the Deckers' while playing outside and helping Grandma Mary Lou pull weeds in her garden. He was seven years old and had such a strong love and attachment to Grandma Mary Lou. Now we celebrate our friendship, both Jayson and Dad's birthday's and have even added a girls (mine and Bre's) birthday celebration at Dairy Queen every July, since moving apart from eachother. Twice a year we look forward to seeing them and enjoy catching up, sharing stories and seeing how the kids have grown. They are a blessing to us and we consider them our family. They encourage Jason and I and truly love our kids.
It doesn't get any better than that.