Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sharing the day with some friends....

On Saturday we spent the day with some amazing friends. It was Lisa from "The Long Road To China" and the rest of her crew. We all had such a great time. As you may or may not know, Lisa & I had a chance to meet a few months ago for a lunch date. We talked & laughed for almost 4 hours and since that wonderful afternoon...we have truly become such good friends. Saturday was the first time "both families" got the chance to meet one another. It was as if seeing old friends. Pat, Lisa, Nick, and Sarah were truly so much fun to be with and we can't wait until we can all get together again!


(Even Francesca - who as you all know can be very shy at times - asked Lisa - within a few minutes of meeting her - if she can come over her house to play. And all the way home in the car, she kept saying over & over again to us, "I really like Lisa and her family. Can we go see them tomorrow?" I think that about sums up our day of fun with some new friends who I am sure will be around for a very long time...)



(a rare photo of just Keith & I...well almost...Francesca just had to get in the photo too!)

A great photo of Lisa & Pat!

Silly Sarah!



Lisa and I posing with Cowboy Crayon! (we have a hilarious photo of the two guy posing here, but we promised it wouldn't show up on any blogs!)

Now its Francesca's turn with Cowboy Crayon...


Hanging with the kiddos!


Sidewalk Chalk Time...




Can't go the Crayola Crayon Factory and not do some coloring...


and make some very pretty hats!


Dance Fever...this was Francesca's favorite part of the day! Where she got to dance in front of a giant screen and this is what you saw...


Coloring with markers on the wall!


More posing with Cowboy Crayon...Sweet, Sweet Sarah!

Smiling Annabelle...

and "Oh No Not Again" Francesca!

Another one of Annabelle's creations....

and here is Francesca's....

As you can see, we truly had a great day of fun! All the kiddos had a blast as well as us grown-ups. And as for Pat, "I did promise I would NOT post that photo of you & Keith on any blog. And I am going to keep that promise. But someday, that photo will just have to be shared...I am thinking maybe on a Christmas card...Birthday Celebration...billboard...TV...you just never know. It's just too good to be holding back!"

And for Colleen at "The Nuthouse" I did make the Fruit Cobbler for our CNY celebration and it is just "too die for" sinful! We loved it and it was super easy to make. Thank you for sharing it with us!



4 comments:

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Shelly, we also had such a good time with you yesterday.....it was so much fun and I am so glad our other halves finally got to meet!!

When I get back from Atlanta, we will set something up....wouldn't want to let Francesca down...I did promise her that she could come play at our house:)

So glad the incrimenating photo was not posted...that picture was taken in good fun. Pat already gave me the lecture about posting it....and like you, I promised I would not.....but it will come out at a later date...when he least expects it!!

Luv Ya,

Lisa

Jodee Leader said...

It looks like you had a great time with Garlic Lisa and her family. That place looks like a kid's dream come true!

Can't wait to see the pictures of the guys at a later and unexpected time!

Janelle said...

we've never been to Crayola Factory, but it's on the 'to do' list! Looks like fun!

Heather said...

Very sweet - we love the Crayola Factory. One of my very favorite pictures ever was taken there of Em. So glad you all enjoyed good company and a really fun day!

Thanks for sharing!
Heather