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when friends get together

Blogging has been the most amazing journey for me. I have met so many incredible people along the way. My life has been so much richer because of the love so many of you have shown me and my family.

Yesterday one of my bloggy friends went from being a blog friend, to a real life friend. Shonni and I live in the same area. We got together in the gorgeous Rockies for a day out together. Isn’t it funny how you can meet someone and feel like you have known them for years? I instantly felt like we were old friends.

Between us we had 14 little children running around. Such a beautiful sight.

So there we were–kids running, playing, having the best time. Moms talking non-stop. A few of the little ones wondered over to the water and started touching a fish that a couple fishing nearby had caught–an older couple fishing with their grandson. Shonni and I were oblivious to what was happening at the waters edge–we were too busy chatting. My oldest son, Connor, tried to tell the little ones to stop touching the people’s fish. His sister was right in on the action. The kids stopped and moved on to the next activity.

Connor, being the sweetheart that he is, went over to the older couple to apologize for the kids touching their catch. Here is their conversation…

Connor: “I am so sorry the kids were playing with your fish, they won’t do it anymore.”

Old lady: “Well, maybe your teachers over there should be taking better control of you!”

That’s right—ALL those children could surely never be all ours, could they?

We laughed until I thought I was going to cry! They totally thought we were a daycare. They were probably looking around the parking lot for the van that had the name of our daycare on it so that they could report those two slacker teachers.

Oh my word–way too funny.

We took a walk around the lake. What is it about water that just lures kids right in?

A few got their feet wet….

A few more joined them…

And a few more…

And a few more got brave…

Until eventually we had the whole lot of them in the water–wet from top to bottom. Little did the slacker teachers know that there was a sign at the entrance to the park that said ‘no swimming allowed”. Ooops! An honest mistake…really! Our first day together as friends, and we broke all the rules. We probably need a chaperone next time we play together {chuckle}.

Beautiful colors!

A beautiful day spent with beautiful friends. What a blessing to just be able to let children be children.


Thank you all for the outpouring of love about Haven and her humongous breakthrough. There are no words to describe how much I appreciate your love and support as we journey this road–trusting God with all our hearts for a FULL HEALING for our precious little blessing.

You guys are the best!