I had the pleasure of meeting this chick....Thoughts and Whatnots....
sweet LeAnna over the weekend. She so graciously made the trek to the border of our fine state ...(thanks again)...We "met" a few years ago reading each others blogs....and a friendship struck up. A few weeks ago we decided we needed to meet up before it got to hot...and before I popped out another sweet babe!! (you're next L)
I giggled at the kids concern...."but mom, we aren't supposed to meet people over the internet. what if she is a 60 yr old man" Well I guess they could be right. I assured them that since I was bringing the family and letting the world know what we were up to I think it would be ok. Glad to know LeAnna wasn't a 60 yr old man.... (grins)
We dragged our hubs.... we both KNEW they would hit it off...1. they share the first same name 2. they both work in similar fields 3. are married to 2 awesome girls (ok I added the last part but hey)
And guess what? The men did hit it off....chatting like 2 old school
girls boys...no worries there.
We first met up at the Fried Pie Co...a cute little cafe in the center of the small town....Poor elderly folks got a run for their money with our group.....I brought my whole gang...all 7 (8 if you count baby C) The boys heard me say Zoo and said no way....then I said Fried Pie ...and they were in for the day trip! (boys and food...score every time)
Here is sweet L and Q meeting for the first time...notice the distance....
LeAnna was as sweet and adorable and exactly as I pictured her! And her family? Just as sweet and adorable as her! I'm blessed to have a friend like her in my life now!! (she's also the one that answered my many many txt messages on step by step canning last summer...thanks for that...I've got a new passion L)
After some food and fried pies (and yes L they were as good as you said) we headed off to the zoo with kids in tow....
Here we are hamming it up snapping pics of each other
this was the first trip for my 2 little ones....and I learned 2 things....Lily would rather look at an animal for 2 seconds and move on....and she is more a farm animal kind of girl....kept yelling for the chickens and cows and pigs. (smacks head)
Here is adorable cowboy Q
and the only shot I got of R and Sprig ....they were looking at bugs and butterflies bu bu bu bu
Sweet R took a nap in the middle of it all....
Ok this next picture wasn't
WAS posed at all....
They were soooo sweet...Just walked off holding hands and chatting...I wish we had microphones to capture the jabber
After a few Popsicles and water...and a fall from Sprig ...(hers got a sweet fat lip from falling on the pavement...)we headed across the street to a really neat park....(so glad I captured a photo of it...not)
The men watched the kids so LeAnna and I could chat....then we handed our cameras to our men to capture us with our kids....glad to know neither of them should quit their day jobs....not one of mine or one of hers came out!
My mouth is either open or scolding.....if you click the pictures (all 50 he took) in order it looks like a moving movie....(he thinks that was the point?!)
(check my mom face to the child doing the choking)
It was a fantastic day with the families...and I'm so glad we finally got a chance to meet in person....
Let's do it again soon!!!