Old friends and new friends
One of favorite things about central Florida is all of the amazing people that we know and love here. Way more than we could ever see in three days. Saturday night, we met some adopted grandparents for supper in Orlando. When I pulled out the camera and began to take pictures, I realized I had left the SD card in the computer - aargh!
So, the only memento I have of our fun together that evening is the Chuck E Cheese version! Our friends had fun spoiling their "grandchildren" and helping us learn a little bit more about this new fangled technology of smart phones. We have a lot to learn!
On the way home, we watched the supermoon rise. Absolutely beautiful.
|Benjamin really enjoyed playing the organ at GranMollie's house|
This morning, we drove to DeLand where we attended church at our old college stomping grounds. It was nice to find a few familiar faces still there after so long. Oh, and sitting in the service melted more of the crusty edges of my heart. It's been so long since I really enjoyed church. After church, we went home to GranMollie and Grandpa T's house.
|Katherine loved the exercise machine, even though she couldn't sit down and reach the pedals at the same time|
These dear friends have been a part of our lives for twenty years, and we are so thankful for another set of "grandparents" that God has placed in our lives.
The kids especially enjoyed the piano and organ in the same room and played duets for a good portion of the afternoon.
"Aunt" Tara, a sweet college friend, got to come over and join the party, too. What a joy to see her beaming smile again!
|How I love these two ladies|
And if we are in DeLand, we absolutely have to go get ice cream at Rodeo Whip. It's a Choate family tradition.
Rodeo Whip's ice cream is the best! Peanut butter fudge crunch has been my stand-by flavor for twenty years, and it didn't disappoint me today.
Unlike some stores who just plop the ice cream on top of the cone, Rodeo Whip fills up your cone - all the way down to the bottom!
And the best part of the ice cream run? Turning bloggy friends into real life friends.
We finally got to meet Lisa and her family!
A big thanks to their crew for their willingness to drive a long time during a busy week to meet total strangers. What a gift.