I have been blessed in this season of my life with friends who are family...friends who love me for me...friends who can hear my secrets and love me still...friends who trust me with their secrets. I am quite sure that friendships like these are the stuff of God...the Heaven on earth part...
I met Kristen and Rachel (and Chazi) via blogs and Facebook. We have been writing and reading and sharing with each other for a couple of years or so....sharing our lives. When we finally got to be in the same physical space on the planet it was so very odd.
I was a nervous wreck, afraid that they wouldn't like me in real life. The same thing happened when I met my little husband. We got to know each other via emails before we ever got to 'meet' and I was scared. In both cases they met me with hugs and we started talking like we had seen each other just yesterday....and we talked the rest of the visit!
We are such kindred spirits...lovers of God, creators of cuteness and completely crazy at times. It was a coming home experience....coming home to a place I had never been and a family I had never met...adoption!
Hope you guys are OK with that.
You're stuck with me now!
So, that is the story and here are some pictures, even though I was bit out-camera-ed!
From before the beginning....
Skippy Jo thinking he might like to go along.
1st stop on the 1st leg of the trip, with Stevie, to Amy's.
I LOVED the look of these pears in Kristen's back yard.
I LOVED the taste of the pears from Rachel's back yard.
And this sweet Tucker of a dog.
On our way to a Renaissance Faire.
Chazi is the costumer! Hers was AMAZING.
Here you can see part of her belt accouterments.
And here you can see her ears!
And that's sweet Toby, brother to the Tucker.
Kristen lives on the Provo River and these are views from our morning walks....
look at those mountains!
Kristen and her horses: Dustin, Hickory, Zion and Sophie.
I didn't get to ride them, but I did get to love on them.
Saying good-bye to the boys....with lots of Tucker kisses.
A drive up one of the canyons to Sundance.
Sundance, Cloudance, Leafdance....
And the Temple in Salt Lake City, which is really
too big to even try to photograph.
I got to see where the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs...wow.
The next 2 are my favorite 2 photos of the trip.
Rachel hanging out of the car window taking pictures while
Kristen is zooming along up the canyon...
with me hanging out right behind Rachel...
but we weren't screaming at this point.
And Kristen on the back of Hickory...
ahh, the love.
I had a magical time...the entire time....every minute. ..with my adopted sisters.