Thursday, July 18, 2019

Kindred Spirits ♥

We can't remember if it were Instagram or our blogs but somewhere along the road, several years ago,  Billie Jo and I met online.  We started leaving comments on each others posts which lead to emails, which lead to us meeting for the first time last year in Disney World.  From the first moment of us meeting face to face I knew I was meeting my life long friend.  And not only that, our families got along together as much as we did!  

This past weekend Billie Jo and her amazing family hosted Rob, John, and I for 3 whole days! 
We had the best time doing what we love most...just being together!  We laughed, told stories, watched TV in our comfy clothes, made s'mores (which were epic! :) and drank a lot of coffee!  

They treated us like part of the family.  I felt it everywhere!  

We were totally spoiled by their beautiful home!  

I mean....look at this deck!  So lovely and comfortable!  

They boys had as much fun as the girls!!  

We also ate some really great food!!!  I only thought to photograph this delicious breakfast.  I should have taken more photos of Steve's steak dinner and famous omelets.... which were totally blog worthy!  I guess I was too busy eating!  That's a good thing! 

On Monday all of us spent the afternoon at Del Grosso's Amusement Park - a yearly tradition for them that they let us horn in on!  It was SO MUCH FUN!  

I had the best lemonade I've ever had! 

Rides, famous food, games, cotton candy, and more laughs! 

I love this picture of me and Madison!!! 

Some of us did thrill rides and some of us sat on benches in the shade, ate ice cream, and talked. 

We got home that night tired, but full of memories that will last a lifetime! 

Sadly, on Tuesday we had to say goodbye.  As you can see, my new friends Mocha and Kirby were sad to see us go.... : ) 

With tears in my eyes I hugged my friends goodbye and headed home.  We can't thank you enough for such a wonderful time and we are so grateful for your hospitality! It's not easy to find lasting friends and kindred spirits these days.  I feel so blessed to have this family in my life!  

Thank you Billie Jo and the Stoltz family!!!  We miss you all so much!!!  

You can visit Billie Jo's lovely blog here and also her daughter Madison's blog here.   

Have a great day everyone!!! Remember to enjoy the little things in life.  They are the most important! 


  1. My heart is smiling!! Love this.

  2. What a delightful post! I love Billie Jo's blog and this post makes me so happy to know you girls became good friends to the point you feel like family. Looks like you all had such a great time together!

  3. What a sweet post! Looks like you all had a great visit!

  4. Danielle, I saw on Billie's blog that you two had met and enjoyed each other's families. What great fun. You are two beautiful mommies with loving family...makes my heart happy. Blessings to all, xoxo, Susie

  5. OHhhhh!
    Come back!
    Danielle, thank you for this beautiful post about our amazing time together.
    We miss you all!
    Hugs and love!

  6. Looks like you had a wonderful time! I love reading your blog and Im so happy to be introduced to Billie Jo's and Madisons, too. All of you have inspired me to post my first! Check it if, when you have a chance.

  7. Awww! I loved reading this post. It's so lovely to see you both connect in this way. Looks like Billie Jo and her family were the best hosts and made everything so special for you and your family! I know you made beautiful memories together. Cheers to lifelong friends! 💖💖

  8. So lovely! I left this comment on her blog too - although I am very different from both of you (you couldn't pay me to go to Disney ;) I love both your blogs so much and love that you became friends in real life. And John got so tall since you last posted his pic!!!

  9. Ahh! LOVE THIS. Miss you so much!!! So glad you all came - it was a blast!