There is always that initial thought of will this person be the same in person as in their blogs? All I can say is Mark was that and so much more. A truly wonderful guy with a great personality. We greeted in the lobby with a big hug, did introductions for Jerry and Fred's sake, lol and then we went to the lounge at the hotel for drinks and to chat. Jacob and Joshua were so well behaved and the most adorable little boys ever! It was a delight to meet them and spend some time with them. We had wonderful conversations with Mark and Fred and the time just flew by. Unbeknownst to us a huge storm was brewing outside so we were a bit limited for picture time :-) We were quite surprised when Mark bought our drinks for another anniversary surprise. Thank you again Mark ;-) We truly appreciate it.
The boys were excited to finally get outside after listening to the adults talk so long :-) Some of these photos are from Mark and some are mine, I will label under the photos.
I absolutely love this one of Jerry talking with Jacob about the Koi fish.... Love Jacob's smile!
There was a lot of fish in those ponds, looking pretty hungry too ;-)(My pic)
Mark did such a great job taking pictures, and I love how well the colors turned out with his camera.
Here I was laughing and all squinty, lol and debated posting the picture, but it captures happiness and I am truly happy here. :-) So scroll down quickly :-) Ha ha.
Fred took this picture of Mark and I together.....
My hair was blowing everywhere from the wind and you can see the dark skies in the distance.....
We went back inside so they could get on the road before the storm got too bad. I was able to get a great picture of all 4 of them.....missing John and Claire who were at the beach that day :-)
It was so wonderful to meet this amazing family! Please visit them at Our Simple Lives to read more about them and their lives together. They are wonderful parents and I am so happy to have met them and to call them my friends and look forward to meeting again, next time with all of our family members present. :-)
Thank you again Mark and Fred for taking time to come and meet us, the pictures and the drinks. We had a wonderful time!
* Tomorrow I will post more of the Hotel Hershey and all we did :-) Have a great night!!!*