I had been reading Megan’s blog over at Sorta Crunchy for a few months and was so excited to meet her. Can I just say how awesome it is when people are everything you thought they’d be and more? She is such a dear, sweet, creative soul. Not a pretentious bone in her body. Simply beautiful with twinkling eyes and a huge smile. Love her.
Kyle grilled us yummy burgers for dinner, and Megan made homemade guacamole. Yum. And then these apple dumplings (Pioneer Woman’s recipe) that made you want to cry.
Our girls hit it off with her girls right away. (Dacey is four, and Aliza is 20 months.) They laughed and played until they dropped. And it was so nice to curl up on couches in the living room and talk grown-up talk while the girls were fast asleep. I’m telling you–we didn’t go to bed before midnight a single night. We chatted about life and faith and plans for the future. Megan dreams of writing a book (has much of it written actually), and I loved being able to encourage her on the journey.
Zoo #26. Fun sign!
You’ve got to wonder what these guys (girls?) are thinking.
Me & girls, Megan & girls, Wes & Jenn & girls (Ana & Emma).
Thrilled to see us.
This is how we find our way around the zoos.
They found Nemo.
Megan and I with our girlies and a pride of lions.
The ever-delightful red panda.
Meg and Mar.
One of the most beautiful animals I’ve ever seen.
And that does it for the Oklahoma City Zoo. Something fun–our friend, Allen, one of the authors of America’s Best Zoos, sent me a link last night to a thread on zoochat.com where some zoo folks are talking about 52 Zoos in 52 Weeks. Not sure I’ve ever been talked about in a chat room before. This is cool.
Shhh…don’t tell, but I feel like a little bit of an impostor going to all these zoos when there are some Zoo Purists who know 84 million times more stuff about zoos than I do. Kind of like when I go talk to groups of women about Is That All He Thinks About? Who am I to talk to people about s-e-x? Or z-o-o-s? Oh, well! It’s fun!
Happy Tuesday, friends! Fort Worth Zoo tomorrow!