Monday, November 19, 2012

Make new friends, but keep the old!

One is silver but the other's gold.

Y'all know that song? Well, it comes to mind a lot when I think about how blessed I am to have held on to some of my friends as long as I have, but God is continually blessing me with new friendships too. More on that in just a sec!

First, I wanted to share a few of our fall photos:
Seasons first cup of hot chocolate
My girls and I making pumpkin bread - they LOVE to help me in the kitchen!
They especially love the taste testing part ;)
It's always a fun time when we cook together!
Okay, so back to the old friend thing - this is Becca and she is the daughter of a high school friend of mine named Jennifer. The friendship that's been re-kindled (so to speak) between Jen and I has been such an unexpected but great blessing. When we purchased our new home, it put us about 10 minutes apart and when I moved to NC I didn't even realize she lived here! Since moving, we've seen each other at least once a week every week and our kiddos love each other. Not long after these two started hanging out, they began asking us to allow them to have a sleepover. Jennifer was the first to volunteer to host and here the girls are before their first sleepover (it was each of their first times staying with a friend). So special and cute! 
Jennifer sent me this cell pic about an hour after they left here and she said they were so excited they wanted to put their PJ's on right away even though bedtime was a ways off. Too funny!
Our families have gotten together a couple times too and a few weekends ago we checked out a local place called AW Shucks that was!
We started our fun on the Grain Bin slide -

Her daughter Katelyn loves Greyson and is always saying "baby, baby" when he's around. She loves to touch him, hold him and help care for him in anyway's really sweet. 
Every good corn maze/pumpkin patch has a petting zoo (why? I cannot understand, but alas my kids (and I'm sure others) love a good ole' petting zoo so I suppose that's got something to do with it).
~sweet big girls~
~sweet little girls~
Our crew - so cute! 
 We checked out the corn maze
hopped on a hayride

climbed on some hay bales - LOVE this picture: so fun!

and the kids played until their little hearts content - they all had a really good time and this place was like a child's wonderland there was so much to do


We capped the night off with some $1 cones at a nearby ice cream place. I'm so thankful that she and I have re-connected and that our kids enjoy each other as much as they do. I look forward to many more play dates and weekend family get togethers!

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