Thursday, September 27, 2012

A Pen Pal Visit...

 Last Friday ....
We had an overnight visit from my Pen Pal
and part of her family!
Cinnamon & I   


Gavin, Cinnamon, Rosie, Grace, Granton, & John


 In writing back and forth Cinnamon and I had talked of a visit when their family would be coming to Georgia to see Gavin graduate from boot camp/AIT. Well, as time grew closer she wasn't sure that they would be able to make the trip. Then to my surprise last week Cinnamon emailed and said they were indeed going to the graduation, and would be stopping off at our house on their way back home! Her sweet husband John drove a bit up, over, and off course to bring Cinnamon for a visit. We were excited to be having the Kerschner family for the night.

I was thinking today of all that we talked about and covered in such a short period of time. Even though we are Pen Pals it seems we still have lots to learn about one another. There is one thing that really sticks out in my mind that Cinnamon said while she was here, and that was..."Wow, you make me feel 'Normal'!" I took that as a compliment, because in life it's great to be around people who are real and just people, Themselves...Normal, just who they are quirks and all! Then I laughed, Normal...not sure we are Normal!?!?



Part of the
 Kerschner Family & The All Muncks
(Gavin took the picture)

 Yes, we live in Tennessee....
And we do own shoes

As any visit goes the time that the Kerschner family had with us was short, so we packed in a lot in less than 24 hours. We ate, shared stories past and present, cared for children, went to the Mennonite farm, Gavin taught us how to roll clothes like the Army does, and best of all Cinnamon and I sipped on tea while chatting. Yep, that was the highlight of the visit...talk & tea!

Hope we can do it again, until then we'll continue to write letters and be "Pen Pals"!

7 comments:

Nicole said...

Looks like a fun visit!! Great pictures :)

Martina said...

LOL,had to laugh as i read, we live in TN and we do own shoes. We also live in TN and i believe we do own shoes somewhere lol, but we seldom ever wear them.

Cinnamon said...

Laura, what great pictures of all your smiling faces. We did pack in a lot didn't we? That's in part due to the great "tour guide" we had while visiting ;-) haha!

We miss you all!!

~hugs~ Cinnamon

Deb said...

Oooh, Laura!!! So much fun! I know you loved it as I would have! Thanks for sharing the photos of your two families.

Nikki said...

That did look like fun. :) I dreamed that we visited your family last night. Visiting over a cup of tea with a friend is often such a special time. Glad you and Cinnamon could visit. What a happy bunch of smiling "normal" people.

Emily, wife of Jeremy said...

How fun. And to think you all were just an hour away. I am glad you all had such a nice visit. It's nice to be around "normal" to us people. LOL.

GracefulMommy said...

What fun! The picture of the families is so sweet (with or without shoes LOL!).