Tuesday, April 15, 2008

What a great weekend!

Guess what? I had the opportunity to spend a weekend with Darcy from Life with my 3 Boybarians! Here's how it happened...

I was planning a weekend get-a-way to do some scrapbooking and get some much needed R&R. I asked a few other homeschool blogger friends whom I've yet to meet IRL if they would like to fly to Texas and join me - never thinking in a million years that anyone would really be able to do it. It was just a dream. :)

But guess what, Darcy could!!! So this past Thursday I went to pick her up at the airport and we spent the entire weekend at a friend's lake house. It was wonderful! If you've ever read Darcy's blog you already know she is a complete hoot. In person she is even more wonderful than her blog depicts. She is witty, kind, thoughtful, a great conversationalist and an even better listener (she had to be with all my non-stop chatting!). We talked and talked and talked some more. We scrapped a little here and there, too.

Thanks Darcy for coming to my neck of the woods and putting up with me for three whole days! Thanks also to my wonderful dh and Darcy's Handy Man for watching our collective six boys so we could have a weekend off. I am already looking forward to doing it again and dragging more of our homeschool partners in crime to Texas next spring! :)

Here's a photo we took with Darcy, me and one of her good friends, Jaclyn. Jaclyn and I only live about 30 minutes apart in the fourth largest city in the nation (Insert Disney song, "It's a small world after all! It's a small world after all!....) She and her family drove up to spend the afternoon with Darcy and I was the lucky recipient of some great fellowship,too. If you want to see some of the cutest kids ever, pop over to her blog, Our Phamily Tree, and take a look! Jaclyn, it was wonderful to meet you.

What an amazing place the internet is! If someone would have told me a year ago that I would spend a weekend with someone I had only met in cyber-space I might have told them they were crazy! I am so thankful I was wrong about that one. :)

Want to know one more thing I was wrong about? Well I am going to tell you anyway. ;) Peanut butter really can be that good! Ever since I read Darcy's PB Loco post I have been skeptical that any peanut butter can be that tasty. Trust me, it is! Thanks Darcy for starting my new addiction. I am sucking on a spoonful of the yummy stuff right now as I type this.


The Phamily Matriarch said...

It was great meeting you too, Jen! You are way more gorgeous in person than your posted pic.

Thank you for sharing Darcy with us...and letting us kidnap her for the evening.

Also, thank you for being so sweet to my kids. They had a blast just playing catch up and down those stairs with you. :)

Since we do just live 30 mintues away, I sure hope to get together soon. A play date in Kemah?


mom24 said...

Sounds so nice! Glad you girls could all get away for a little bit!

Jennifer said...

How fun! I have been looking at your blog for a bit (as well as Darcy's). I love that you two had the opportunity to meet.

Thank you for all the great insights and information you provide here. Good reading.

Life With My 3 Boybarians said...

It all just went by too too fast. Already looking forward to next time! *hugs*

ps - I watched Autism the musical tonight.

Angela said...

What a fabulous little weekend- It is so strange where you can meet your friends...This is great to be able to have some quality time!

Stacy said...

How neat that you got to meet up with a cyber friend! Cool! Sounds like you gals had a blast! All the best!
Stacy :-)