Monday, November 5, 2012

They are some of our favorites!

A couple of weeks ago, our friends were here for Disney and cut out of parks early to hang with us one night.  Typically they stay with us when they visit but knowing how I typically cook and clean like crazy while they are here, they knew I didn't need to do that right after my surgery.  So, they ended up in a hotel down at the parks.  And, by "cook and clean like crazy," I really mean sit and watch Reagan do that. 
Jonah and Sara Madalin were so happy to be together.  Those kids have spent so much time together over the last 3 years.  They truly love each other.  It makes us happy. 
Soon after their arrival, Dan got in the pool with the kids while Reagan got busy in the kitchen.  We were thrilled to have one of his yummy spaghetti dinners.  We felt a little guilty about him cooking for us on HIS vacation but not guilty enough to stop him. 

I tried to get a cute picture of the three of them from across the pool.  Please notice the progression.  Micah and Sara Madalin started kicking the water.  Jonah wasn't sure that was allowed. They are having a large time while he debates whether or not they should be punished. 

He finally just gives in and enjoys the moment with them.  Life is just more fun that way sometimes!

The little guy is slowly learning to swim.  Unfortunately, he will probably forget everything he knows by the time the spring rolls around and the pool is ready again.  But, for now, it was fun watching him. 

We got everyone dried off and came inside for a wonderful dinner prepared by Chef Reagan.  Those poor kiddos were so tired. 

Love this picture of Dan and Reagan.  Reagan was on the search committee that called Dan to Harmony back in June of 1998.  They have certainly become lifelong friends. 
While we finished eating, the kiddos played with some Imaginext toys.  They had so much fun. 

Malinda was kind enough to sample my fresh baked apple pie.  And, by fresh baked, I mean a church member had just baked it and dropped it by. 

We were super excited to finally meet their good friend Jana.  We've heard SO much about her over the years.  And, come to find out, she and Micah have the same birthday. 

Jana took this picture and it made me laugh.  Malinda and I look all into directing this family portrait!
We thought we might have gotten a good one except Dan decided to stand a few feet away from the rest of us. 
Someone suggested a silly shot.  Regan looks pleased.  Dan looks annoyed.  I can't quit giggling. 
Then it was time to say goodbye...again!  We love, love, love these people.  They truly are the kind of friends where you just pick right back up where you left off. 

Oh, and they sometimes bring you taffy from the MS State Fair.  So, even if we didn't love them, we would pretend to just for the taffy!

1 comment:

Calley said...

We have that same imaginext castle, and it has been one toy that has been a hit for yrs! That taffy is awesome! My favorite souvenir when we travel and the plain vanilla is available. YUM. Looks like a fun time with friends! :)


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