I met my friend Marla 12 years ago. We were introduced for the first time after chaperoning our daughters' first grade field trip. We spent a lot of time together. Our families ate meals together, confided in each other, looked after each others kids, went on picnics and long car rides. We all got along so very well. They always felt like family. When they moved back to Ohio it was hard.
Over the years we always kept in touch. They made plans to stay the week with us over spring break.
Here are a few of my favorite moments from their visit...
My friends are good cooks. We ate well while they were here. Marla makes her own homemade tortillas. They came out perfect. I may never want to buy store bought tortillas again!
Meet the bean pie! An unique, sweet potato-like dessert made from navy beans. Once we had it, we begged Sean to make it for us again. We fought over the last piece! LOL!
We had lots of fun arranging and rearranging flowers in the kitchen too.
Their teenage daughter is quite the baker. We indulged in homemade pretzel bites and cheese sauce.
After a few belly rubs Bella always wanted to be by Marla's side.
Our husbands have always got along really well. They loved hanging out and playing chess several. times. a. day.
On a sunny morning, we explored Stone Mountain Park. We took the cable car to the top.
We were rewarded with the most beautiful views.
Can you spot the men hanging from the ropes? We were told they were doing regular maintenance; checking for cracks etc.
The girls enjoyed soaking up the atmosphere.
The cherry blossom trees were blooming beautiful pink flowers.
We had such a great time together. They were the most gracious house guests. They bought along gifts. They were always cleaning up and offering to help. We laughed, cooked together, shopped and stayed up late talking. I'm so thankful for their friendship. We miss them and the great moments we shared.