Flynn anxiously waiting for them to arrive...
And suddenly...they were here!!!!
First up...a picture to capture the moment!
And then one with our girls, who were just as excited!!!
Joey with her amazing husband Roger, who thought nothing of driving thirteen hours to meet us.
Thanks, Roger. : )
The young people got right to work making a delicious dinner...
Pasta with fresh, sautéed vegetables, chicken tenders, garlic toast, and a yummy fruit salad that Joey and I threw together while we talked. And talked. Annnnd talked. : )
After dinner we headed out to the porch to visit more...
Like mother...like daughter. : )
We all talked and laughed and visited.
And we indulged in this amazing Chocolate Fudge Cake...courtesy of Peyton, of course.
We talked until dark, and then Steve, Rhett, and Nicolas showed them the way to our cozy camp where they would be spending their nights.
Day two found my little lady making a brand new friend.
She and Roger played an intense game of checkers after we returned from a delicious lunch at a little café downtown.
Keep practicing, Roger...
She's ready for a rematch!
Flynn also asked Roger for some advice about her flowers...
And a brand new friendship was formed. : )
Later in the afternoon...Steve took off work early...Yay!...
We picked up a pizza and headed to camp.
We ate and visited and the guys started the perfect fire...
While the young ladies prepared the fixings for S'mores!
We also had mountain pies, hot dogs, and a special Danish bread treat that Nicolas suggested and Peyton and Joey's lovely daughter Maddie prepared.
Yummmmm. : )
It was a wonderful evening spent eating, talking, sharing, and laughing.
When darkness fell we put the fire out, said goodnight, and left them to enjoy the cozy cabin for one more night.
But not before making a list of donuts they would pick up the next morning!
Our last day together came much too quickly.
We had breakfast together...the yummy donuts they brought along with some our delicious fruit salad left from the other night...
Then we snuggled on the couch and watched a movie, took a run to Wendy's drive thru for lunch and put off saying goodbye.
When that time finally came, there were hugs and smiles and holding back of tears...
There were more hugs and pictures and talks of our next meeting...
Amid all that, there was a sense that something magical had happened over the past three days.
We knew we would all be friends forever.
And that made it a bit easier.
It wasn't goodbye.
It was simply...see you again.
Thank you, Joey, Roger, and sweet Maddie.
Thank you for blessing our lives.
See you soon!