Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Visiting with Friends From Afar

I was going to title this post "visiting with old friends" but I didn't like the connotation. Debbie and I first met through a Flat Stanley project shortly after I decided to start homeschooling my oldest son. He was five years old at the time. He just turned 18 so I'll let you do the math to figure out how long we've known each other. Let's just say I only had two kids and so did Debbie when we first met.

We began to email each other and found common interests (namely scrapbooking and homeschooling). We soon met up while Debbie and her family were in Maine vacationing. Since then we've had the pleasure of meeting up every few years. The last time was about three years ago when we visited while exploring Fort Knox. We reprised that visit just last week.

Fort Knox is an old fort that is a great place to take kids to explore. You can go all over (bring a flashlight!) and they have slowly been working on restoring sections of it over the years. And why yes, I counted this as a field trip!

Alix & Berry kids September 2014 (minus Bess)

Alix and Berry kids August 2011

We only had a few hours to spend together since I needed to get back for evening activities for the boys. We did manage to see the majority of the fort though. I think the kids enjoyed spending some time together. Debbie's girls thought my little two-year-old charge absolutely adorable.

I'm glad we had a chance to visit in person. Last year we were derailed by a very sick child - mine. The year prior to that the Alix family didn't come to Maine for their camping trip. So it has been three years since we last met in person. Hopefully it won't be another three years until we can visit again. 


  1. It was such a nice visit and a beautiful day. We all had a very enjoyable time. Dan loved hanging out with Jack and yes, my girls totally loved "T". Thanks for meeting up with us.

  2. Fun to see the difference in the kids.....


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