Our itinerary included Chicago, Green Bay, and the Wisconsin Dells.
We walked a lot, saw a lot, talked a lot, laughed a lot, drove a lot and in general just enjoyed spending time together...a lot.
There were several 'favorite' moments from this trip, many of which will be blogged about later...ideally.
One of my favorite moments was getting to meet one of my most favorite bloggers. You all may know her as the mother of Friday Fragments, Mrs. 4444, I now know her 'in real life' and claim her not only as a great friend but also as my fourth sister.
You see...I was so excited about meeting Mrs. 4444 (just ask Mr. Ski, I wouldn't shut up about it!) and a teeny bit nervous. Not because I thought she would stuff me in her trunk or anything but because I was worried we wouldn't have much in common aside from me being one of her biggest fans. She's a big time blogger, folks, and hangs out with much bigger bloggers than little ol' I only blog once a month (if that) me. I was so wrong and was so pleasantly surprised at all that we had in common. All my nervousness was for nothing and actually I feel a little silly now that I was nervous at all. As soon as we sat down in the booth and I asked my first generic (but genuine) question (it was about summer school) we were off and talked for a solid three and a half hours!
The similarities between us were remarkable. I can't even tell you how many times I said..."that is so me" either out loud or in my head. I can tell you though that I like her even more now (if that's possible) than before. She's so incredibly beautiful, kind, wise and hilarious. She's an amazing wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend, teacher and an all around wonderful woman. I am certain that if time would have allowed we would have continued talking for much longer, I feel like I have known her forever and hopefully I will.
Thank you Mrs. 4444 for meeting me, it was so