Let me tell you, when you meet one of your blog buddies, everything changes. No more are they in the "blogworld". They are your in real life friend. Ya know what I hate the way that sounds. My "in real life" friend, if you are my friend you are my friend "in real life" whether I can actually hug you or not. There is no distinction. :) Moving on.....
Today I actually got to hug another one of my in real life friends. Valarie (and no I am not talking about myself) and her family drove all the way from Georgia to come visit us, and we had a blast. They are here in the states visiting family and friends. They are missionaries in Mexico. It is quite cold here today, so I cooked chili, white chicken chili, and potato soup (thank you Lisa M. it was awesome, even though Syd still says its not as good as yours). Big Logan was going to cook chickens on his mega grill, but I didn't want him to have to cook all day. Did that stop him from grilling something out? No! He still went and grilled on the little grill. You will not believe what he did though. He grilled "redneck steak". What is that you ask? Well I didn't know either until he told me, but let me show you a picture of it and see if you can figure it out.
Any guessers??? Its a big honking slab of bologna ! It actually was really good, basically tasted like fried bologna.
So when they got here, it was like we have known each other forever. Like family you just have not seen in a while.
Syd had already called dibs on Israel, their baby.
Oh my gosh would you look at those eyes and checks!!! He was so squishy!! I could just eat him up!!!
Logan, Shiloh , and Abigail played from the moment they got here until they left. They had a really good time together. Oh and Abigail can hold her own with some boys.
Would you look at this face! Her shirt says it all....
They played outside, they played the Wii....
We ate chocolate icing on a spoon, with homemade hot chocolate....
We even watched the Auburn/Georgia game. With actual Auburn and Georgia fans in the room together, and no fights. :)
Seriously no Auburn or Georgia fans were hurt in the making of this post! :)
We fed the donkeys and enjoyed the cold fall weather....
Hmmmm, am I missing anything so far?? Oh yeah! Me and Valarie, Valarie and I, Valarie and Valarie, Valarie x 2, Valarie squared, Ok I will stop now. :)
Yeah we were not ready, this would be the photographers (Syd) fault.
I just love this girl!!!!
Ok and just incase you did not get enough of those checks of Israel's, here you go!!!