This is the very special person I was telling you about! My dear friend and sister in Christ, Tammy! She is the owner of the frugal site Frugal Families. If you’ve not checked it out, please do so. Don’t forget to check out the front page and the forums. They are FULL of lots of frugal advice and information!
We had such a great time together. Our children are all roughly the same ages and really enjoyed each other! We spent some time at the Tennessee Aquarium our first day, and then went to eat some of the best southern BBQ we’ve ever had at a restaurant called Sticky Fingers! We also went to The Lost Sea together, then they went to Ruby Falls, Look Out Mountain, and the Incline Railroad on another day.
I taught her how to make chicken fried steak with gravy, homemade biscuits, and showed them how good sausage gravy and chocolate gravy are! She showed me how to start piecing a quilt! I can’t wait to try some more on my own (if I ever find time, that is).
Tammy, you are more dear to me than you’ll ever know, and I can’t wait to see you again! We’re definitely trying to plan to come up your way next Summer!
Shucks, you’re making me blush. heheheSteph, her hubby and kids are so wonderful. They are a generous, Christian family and they made us feel right at home. I loved being able to finally SEE everything she and I talk about by phone; her coop, her home, the view from the front yard, her garden (and how big it is!!!). I was so happy to get REAL hugs, too! Not that the ones she gave me over the phone didn’t hold me, but now I can feel her hug and it will hold me over until we see each other again.I’m trying hard not to cry right now just thinking about having to leave Steph in her driveway and go off but I have faith that the Lord saw fit to bring us together once and He’ll do so again. It’s not good-bye, it’s just until we meet again (thank the Lord for phones so we can chat everyday. 😉 )