Guest Post: Life at the McConnell's (According to pinterest)

Hey y'all! This is Jesseca from Whimsical Writings. I decided to have fun and hack into Emily's blog for the day. (Well, not really. We decided to do exchange posts. She's posting on my blog, I'm posting on hers.) Shhhh, let everyone think I'm hacking. It's more fun, da?

First off, a bit of background. Emily and I met online and have been pen-pals for three years now. We talk about everything from history to weather, and our conversation can sometimes be crazy and random, but always awesome. ;)
This year it worked out for me to be able to come out and visit her and her family. And guys, can I just say, it's been the most amazing experience ever? I still have a couple days before I leave, and we've been having so much fun!

Anyway, since we're guest posting, I thought that I would do something like . . . "Life at the McConnell's according to pinterest." (Because life according to pinterest is so much more fun than anything else, don't you agree?)

 I flew out here on Monday. Which was so much fun!! Flying is so awesome! Emily and her dad picked me up Monday night. Tuesday was pretty much just like this . . .


But her family is super awesome, and they did their very best to make me feel right at home.

On Wednesday I was able to go with her to her work, which was so super fun!!! APPLES! Seriously, I didn't realize just how many varieties of apples there were! Anyway, while we were there, we got into an argument about the Water Buffalo song. You know the one . . .

My thoughts and feelings about veggie tales can be summed up in this one sentence.

So yeah. Now that she knows I don't like them . . .  Emily loves teasing me with Veggie Tales songs. ;P

And of course . . . writing! Yep, we talk about that a lot. Which I'm pretty sure you already would have guessed. ;)
Yeah, pretty sure we do that. Thought sometimes I'm thoroughly convinced they are real, not imaginary.

And we brainstorm stories and idea. *nods* It's so much more fun to do it with someone else than on your own.

She gave me chocolate. Dark chocolate. ;)

Oh, and then we got into a discussion about Walmart. Which ended up super funny! We came to the conclusions that . . .

We are having a lot of fun, in case you couldn't tell. ;)

So yes. That's pretty much how everything has been so far. Super awesome and amazing!  I'm so thankful and blessed that I am able to be visiting this wonderful family Not only has it been so much fun to see Emily, her siblings and parents are just as amazing as she is.
For so long, Emily and I were internet friends, which was wonderful. But meeting in person? That was amazing. She has been such an encouragement to me as I've gone through hard times in my life, and even though I'm here now, sometimes I still can't believe it's real.

 This was us. And now?

I'm so thankful I was able to make a trip up here. Emily is amazing. She's sweet, funny and just so wonderful and easy to talk to. She encourages me in so many ways, and I've been incredibly blessed by our talks. I'm so, so thankful God let our paths cross. Isn't He so awesome that way?!

Well, that is all I have for you today. Don't worry, Emily will be back with her normal, awesome posts soon. ;) Thanks for reading and God bless!


Oh, and by the way, Emily will make you drink apple cider. I'm serious. She makes you do it. Whatever happened to freedom of choice?


  1. She DOES make you drink apple cider! Even when SHE'S the guest! XD
    This post was awesome Jesseca, and I'm turning as green as Larry with envy. ;)
    Next time, we need to all meet TOGETHER. Seriously. :)

    1. But it's the best apple cider I've ever tasted, so there is that. And Jesseca, it is unwise to advertise your dislike of VeggieTales on the internet. Especially considering the circles you run in. You do realize what you're dooming yourself to, I hope?

    2. Rebekah:
      Ohh, you had cider, too? Isn't it amazing?!?!
      And yes, we MUST get together next time!!

      Yes, that is true. It wasn't too hard to oblige her request and still be happy. ;)
      Haha, yeah, I know. But that's okay. I don't like them, and if people don't like that . . . *shrugs* that's their opinion. I don't mind the teasing and looks that I get. ;)

  2. Such fun! Staying a week sounds like loads of fun. And it looks like that's exactly what you two have been having! ;)
    Jesseca! Y-you don't like Veggietale silly songs? O.o *Shocked gasp*. ;)
    Glad you two got to meet! So cool! :D

    1. Yes, it was amazing fun! Probably one of the most amazing things I've ever done. ;)
      Yeahhhh . . . I know, I'm weird. I just really don't like them! I'm not sure why, since my siblings all love them. :)

  3. So fun! It was nice of Emily to leave her blog lying around so you could *clears throat* borrow it, Jesseca. *whistles innocently* And I'll have to agree with you about something, I don't like Veggie Tales either!
    I would love to have some apple cider! Send some my way, please. ;)

    1. So glad you enjoyed the post, Rebekah!
      Haha, wasn't it nice of her? ;)
      YESSSSS!!!! You are literally the only other person I know who will agree with me on that! Yay!
      Hmm, you'll have to talk to Emily about the apple cider . . . since I'm back in KS and I can't get it. ;)

  4. *Turns green with envy and plans trip to Washington* ;)

    1. Yes, you should. It was amazing! :D

  5. Hurrah for apple cider and dark chocolate. Chocolate is not chocolate unless it's dark *fierce glare*.

    1. Yay! Someone else who likes dark chocolate! *high fives* I agree; it must be dark!

    2. Dark chocolate is the best! XD

    3. *gag, choke, gasp, cough* :-* :-P (dude that astric look like a pucker face?)
      Bleh, I go for milk chocolate every time.
      But medium chocolate is pretty good to.... With Caramel......

    4. Milk chocolate is good, but almost too sweet for me . . . BUT CARAMEL! I will literally eat anything with chocolate and caramel! ;)

  6. Jesseca, I thoroughly enjoyed reading about your pen-pals visit in “life according to Pinterest” format. Well done!! Emily, thanks for sharing this guest post with me. :)

    1. Thank you, Mrs. Kidd! I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)

  7. Boy, an I slow at getting to comment......
    Sounds like you both had tons of fun!
    Jealous you got to stay a whole week!!!!!

    1. We did have a lot of fun! I was so thankful I was able to stay as long as I did! :)

  8. Not sure why I'm so late to comment on this, but I super-duper loved the post!! :D Haha, of course! Anything according to Pinterest is always better. XD
    Hahaha! I seriously burst out laughing over the VeggieTales jokes. And the Walmart church sign!! ;D
    But apple cider is sooooo gooood!!! :)

    Great post!!

    1. Hehe, well, look how late I am to reply... ;P
      So glad you enjoyed! And yes, "According to Pinterest" just makes everything better. xD
      Oh, aren't they great? The Walmart joke thingy is my favorite!
      It is good!! And we got a gallon the other night . . and while everyone elses heated it.. I had it cold. xD 'Twas awesome!!

  9. Haha awesome :) Anyone who gives you dark chocolate is amazing :D

    1. I know, right?! Give me dark chocolate and I'll be your best friend forever. ;)


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