I've had the blessing of having many big brother and sister type people in my life. As the oldest of 6, I had always longed for an older brother to protect me, and an older sister to teach me. God, in His grace, provided me many friends/mentors like that when I was in middle and high school. I'm definitely a better person for it.
And Scott Miller was the first of those big brother type of people for me.
Now, thanks to the wonders of social media, I've gotten back in touch with Scott and his family. Then in late March they happened to vacation in San Antonio, and we got to meet up at the zoo! It was a bit surreal to meet again, now as adults and parents, and watch our kids make new friends with each other. So fun!!
First of all, they got to see a monkey that had escaped just outside the entrance of the zoo. Welcome to San Antonio (and to my world, ha!)
Scott & Michelle's oldest, Matthew, same age as Charlie (6).
Scott got some great shots that day, which can be seen here. But I thought it was funny when the butterfly outwitted him!
Charlie, Matthew, Chance.
Morgan, who is Chandler's age (2), enjoyed the butterflies.
This is the closest thing I have to a family shot. I have GOT to get better about that!
Matthew, Scott, Morgan, Michelle
It was actually a school day, but I let Charlie play hookey so he could meet Matthew. I'm glad I did, because he really enjoyed meeting him and showing him around the zoo.
Michelle & Morgan. This is a fave for me.
Halfway thru the day, we ran into our friends, the Thompsons. So then we had an even bigger group of kids! So fun!
Charlie and Lincoln in the petting zoo.
Chandler thought the goats were hilarious.
By the time we were done, it started getting hot outside, so we loaded them on the train with popsicles. The perfect way to end a perfect day! (Matthew, Chance, Charlie, Preston, Lincoln).
Cooper Thompson was so cute; his popsicle was pretty big for him!
Thank so much, Scott & Michelle, for coming to visit! Hopefully next time we'll come up your way!