Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Sweet Friends

A few months ago, my blogging friend Mindy e-mailed to let me know that our local zoo was having a homeschool day, and all homeschoolers could get in for free! We decided to meet there on March 19th- little did the Hooper family know that it would fall on the day before we moved! It was a much needed break as we packed up the stroller and left behind all of the boxes for a whole morning.

Both of our husbands were able to come as well, and they hit it off famously! I so wish I had taken a picture of our tall hubbies walking side by side, usually holding their little girls and laughing and talking all the while. Mindy is a dear- she has such a sweet spirit, and such a love for teaching her children. I fell in love with her blog long ago when I began getting such good ideas for schooling with my own children- she is an inspiration! Her blog is private, except for Children's Book Mondays, and I am so privileged to be one of her readers.

We had such a lovely time- Mindy's husband summed it up so well when he said, "What a well-spent morning!" Indeed. Thank you for sharing that time with us, new friends! We're so glad to live nearby, and look forward to spending more time with you!

5 fellow travelers shared:

henryteachers said...

It was such a fun outing with your family. I wish we'd gotten a photo of our husbands too or even the kids running up ahead to see the animals. That happy image is still so clear in my mind. I'm so glad we did it, even in the midst of all your moving. Thanks dear Elise!
Mindy :)

~nanashouse~ said...

I remember having such outings on Wednesdays as we visited museums, parks, lighthouses, etc... they are some of our happiest homeschooling memories. Much happier than Mommy homeschooling two, reading and entertaining a toddler and nursing an infant! I'm so ashamed to admit that would have been "Proverbs 32"!!

Beverly said...

What a BLESSING to be able to meet a precious "bloggity friend" in person! It looks like you had a wonderful time! And Elise, I think I detect a glow about your person ;-)

Linnet's Nest said...

Looks like a fun day. A real blessing.

Wendy said...

How fun and what a wonderful thing for the zoo to do. I wish ours did that!

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