As you all know, bloggie friends can be so special. I have made some pretty wonderful friendships throughout the years online, and even met my Prince Charming through a little screen on a monitor almost 13 years ago!
Well, this past week our family had the pleasure of meeting one of the most wonderful families I've met through my blog, The Tardiff family!
I love how Tracey and I first met!
Tracey, author of Life With 4 Sons, gathered her courage and came out of of de-lurkment on January 29, 2008, when I wrote THIS post. She sent me a very sweet email after writing the following comment:
You touch my life on a daily basis.I have de-lurked but, I am not sure I said I was from Mass not Tyngsboro but the next town over.I laugh and cry right along with you!!!
Tracey and the boys in MA
We've been friends every since. (I sure am glad Al Gore invented the internet! ::wink::)
We have lots in common since this family is not only from Scott's old stompin' grounds, yep, Patriots, Red Sox and big Bruins fans from Massachusetts, but they have 4 boys...like we do!
When I heard that they were coming to Florida for a vacation, I just knew that we had to meet them. Tracey kindly offered to drive the 2.5 hours from where they were staying to spend the afternoon chillin' with our crazy crew! I was so excited!
The day finally arrived and her clan, including hubby and the 4 very sweet, respectful and handsome sons arrived. We had a great time eating, chit-chatting, and watching the kids wrestle in the pool and on land.
What was even neater was that Tracey, whom I thought had been following our journey after Anna Grace came home, 'fessed up that she's been following our family since before Kai and AJ arrived! She has an amazing heart for children and is genuinely, well....amazing!
We were indeed blessed to meet the Tardiffs' and hope that they squeeze in a little Bombardier time in their annual trips to Florida from now on. We sure would love it! For more great pictures and Tracey's version of our visit, head over to her blog by clicking HERE.
Sweet boys, Nevin and Kai.
Jayme who kindly made sure to remind AJ to make a "bubble face" before tossing him in the water! AJ loved it!
Hangin' with new friends and eating watermelon after lunch.
Even Anna Grace got into the testosterone action while the boys wrestled!
Taking a breather after that serious wrestling match.