friends like family
Johnny Grykuliak is like a much older brother (2 years anyway) to the Milot girls. And while we haven’t spent a lot of time together since we were kids, whenever we hang out it’s easy-like family.
This can easily be traced back to a very deep and special friendship between the dads. Peter and Dad did a lot of their “dad parenting” together and our relationship with Johnny is a direct result of that. Peter and Johnny came over for most Sunday dinners and all of our birthday dinners. Everything we knew(and forgot) about farming came from those guys. Everything Johnny knew(and forgot) about girls came from us.
We got together with Johnny and Kim at their new lake lot on July 8 weekend. It was after one of those “we should really get together sometime” discussions that usually result in nothing. Thankfully we promptly sorted out a date and put it in the calendar.
Needless to say, the presence of our dads was felt the entire weekend. And while we wish they could be there and be a part of it with us, we know they were watching and laughing and telling Johnny to be nicer to the girls.
Johnny is just like one of the bros, and Kim is like one of the sisters. And all those kids get more cousins. How lucky for us to be able to have more family to create memories together!
We had so much fun that weekend. The weather was great, the food was superb and the company the best. Hoping we can make this trip an annual one.
Thank you Johnny and Kim and Avery and Owen for hosting us!
Also, I made a video-you can watch it here: Johnny’s place