Monday, June 22, 2009

KST-Kindred Spirit Therapy

Do you have anyone who refreshes you? I have been blessed with several of these kinds of friends....Of course, HER but there's also HER and HER and HER.

When visiting MommySpice last week, my soul was refreshed. I felt like I had about 18 hours of therapy. The kind that can only come from being with someone who knows you inside and out. Thank you MS for the fun. I miss you terribly.

PandaPop and I are so proud of them: The SpicyFamily! They are the owners of an Auntie Ann's Pretzel Store. It is a lot of hard work, but they are doing great and I pray God's richest blessings on them!!

At the end of our week of caring for my mom PandaGirl and I had the chance to visit them. We have not seen each other in person in a year and a half!!!! That is horribly long when you love someone! Once we made it to their home---after stuffing ourselves silly with yummy soft pretzels---MommySpice and I let the girls go do whatever they wanted while she and I talked non-stop forever! Then we gave her blog a much needed make-over. The girls made cookies and watched The Wizard of Oz. Later that night after putting the girls to bed, we stayed up and watched High School Musical 3. Now, if you thought the first one was "cheesy and corny"---I have never seen a cheesier and cornier movie than number 3, BUT it was so fun!!!

It was hard to say goodbye to our friends, but we left refreshed and ready to get home to see our PandaPop whom we hadn't been with in a week!

These girls have both grown so much! It's hard to believe that they haven't seen each other in a year and a half. We are so thankful for the little time that we did get to spend with this family. We only wish that PandaPop was with us.

The girls were a bit hesitant to play together at first, but after about 30 minutes, they picked up right where they left off a couple of years ago. It's so hard to see them not really "know" each other when we mommies have such fabulous memories of our playgroup. A year or two apart for them is an absolute eternity at this age while just think of our time together as yesterday. For better pics visit the SpicyFamily here.

We had to go "count the cows" for our friends. There were about 17 of them, but the best part was when this black mama cow kept bellowing for her baby to join the rest of the group. It was so funny for her to call and nothing happen, but at the same time it was a bit sad knowing that she wanted her baby with her and was nowhere to be found. Finally after about 10 or 15 minutes, here comes Stormy (her calf) and Rebecca (great cow name, huh? lol!) romping up through the trees to join the small herd. PandaGirl "dropped" her flip flop inside the gate causing DaddySpice to have to go in after it. These countrified girls had a blast with the cows!

What's not to love about this darling pic?!
Thanks SpicyFamily!!!


  1. It was an absolute pleasure for us!! It was the ultimate therapy day for me too. You're right, spending time with someone who knows you so well, and can relate in SO many ways is such a gift. We love you guys and can't wait to get together again!!

  2. Kindred spirits are so precious! Looks like you all had a blast together! Oh and that pic you posted on Father's Day, would just melt your heart! :)

  3. Am I supposed to laugh at the chocolate plums or the razor? have a good day.

  4. Thank you so much!!!Dummy me didn't get it. You refresh my spirit too. I so appreciate the love and support you gave us thru this difficult time this spring. "I thank my God upon every rememberance of you." By the way when you splurge every once in awhile ( looking good) have you had a cake ball? If not let me introduce you to temptation. smile.
    Have a good week.

  5. So glad you girls (big and little) could get together again. Looks like you had a great time! Love the pictures. Really brings back memories of our play group days :)