Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Reunited And It Feels So Good

Soon after we told Trenton and Charlotte that we would be moving to Pennsylvania, Trenton wanted to find our soon to be home on a map.  I showed him where Pennsylvania was, and he immediately exclaimed, “Look Mommy!  Pennsylvania is right next to Virginia!  And that’s where Cullen is!  We’ll be right next to Cullen!”

So as soon as we got here, Trenton and Charlotte wanted to know when we could see our Monterey friends again.  Luckily Kate and I were on top of things.  We had been in our house less than a week, and we already had a trip set up.

Kate, Cullen, Bennett, and Baby Wells (who we were getting to meet for the first time!) came over Sunday afternoon and stayed until mid-morning today.

The kids were so excited to see each other again.

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And so were the moms!  It was really nice to have some girl talk time and wine with a good friend.

Monday we ventured out to Chocolate World in Hershey.  

(I forgot my phone in the car, and didn’t have my camera on me.  Thanks for sending me this one, Kate!) 

Good gosh – the place was a mad house!  We grabbed lunch and then got in line for our tour.  We were all surprised that it was a ride.  The kids all loved learning how chocolate was made.  Since it was so crowded we decided to come back to the house after our ride/tour.

The kids didn’t mind that at all.  Since Hershey had done such a wonderful job teaching them how chocolate was made, they decided to make their own chocolate milk in the backyard – with water, mud, and a little grass.  Yum!  (Once again, I didn’t have my camera outside with us.  Thankfully Kate did, and I’m sure she got some wonderful shots.)

Monday night, despite some light rain, Jarrod pitched a tent in the back yard.  The big kids all went out there with him, roasted marshmallows, and told stories.  No one actually slept outside, but they all had fun.


We were all sad to see Kate, Cullen, Bennett, and Wells leave today.  Thankfully it’s only a two hour drive between our houses, so we’ll be able to get together again.


And maybe next time, I’ll actually take my camera out more than once!


Click HERE to see Kate’s post (with plenty of cute pictures) about their visit to PA.


Amanda said...

I'm so glad you guys got some girl time and were reunited! Great pictures!

Nicole said...

How nice to be together again! Looks like a fun tour despite the madness!

Traci@TheHallway said...

Yay! So glad you guys could meet up! The pictures make me miss all of our Tuesday Playgroups and to think how different our Tuesday Playgroup pictures would look now with all the new babies!! :)

Jessie said...

It's so fun to see two moms of blogs I follow meet up! Looks like a great time. Happy you are close again.

Jenn said...

I love the pictures that you each got! Y'all are brave for doing Hershey! And how awesome that you're only 2 hours away!!

and then we laughed said...

Very cool! One of the many perks of the military lifestyle. :)

henning love said...

you are friends with kate?? how cool!! what a small world the military is! so glad you and your kiddos could hang out around

Amanda B. said...

What a great time together!

♥ ♥ Just a Girl in Love w/ a Soldier ♥ ♥ said...

Don't you just love getting together with military friends turned family!!! Looks like yall had a fabulous time!!!

Shannon said...

I loved seeing that you guys got together via IG.

I think I "met" both of you when you were both Monteray locals!

Hana R said...

You know what's crazy is I've been following both of your blogs for a while now, and I had no clue y'all were friends!!