Friday, December 18, 2009

We Met Friends!!!

            On our trip to Disney, we had the coolest encounters with friends!!!  When we first started planning this trip, my sweet bloggy friend, Shawn from Seriously who lives in FL, insisted we had to meet.  And even though coordinating was a pain (especially for her- she had to drive over to the World!) and it was a rainy, chilly day, we were able to meet IRL - that's In Real Life!!!  And it was so completely worth it.  Shawn and I met last spring just through blogging and hit it off immediately.  She is so down-to-earth and REAL in her postings and I have enjoyed getting to know her over the past 8 months or so.
            Shawn was just as fun-loving and humble IRL as she is on her blog- I think we talked non-stop for 2 hours while we enjoyed a margarita (or 2).  Funny thing, while we were there, ESPN was having their college football awards and we were on the lookout for Tim Tebow ( University of Florida QB) and Colt McCoy (UT QB).  Unfortunately, they were too busy to hang out with us cool chicks that day.

the iPhone just didn't want to take a great picture that day- we are MUCH cuter IRL!

                  Being the wonderful Florida host & friend that she is, Shawn came bearing gifts for me & my family!!!  She made this wonderful picture of my babies is going on my wall next to my bed.  Isn't it "darling"?

             And she brought yummy candy treats for the kiddos and a whole tin of freshly baked monster cookies- I had just commented on how yummy those sounded to her recently and she made me a whole batch!!  It was a perfect treat to have in the room!
            Shawn, you are just as wonderful in person as you are on your blog!!  I enjoyed meeting you and love that we hit it off so well!! Thanks for making the effort to come over and meet!!  And thanks for all the great goodies!!
            Ironically, while we were there, one of Sissy's friends from her class at school and her Girl Scout troop was there with her family- so we met up at the Magic Kingdom and let them give each other a hug!

So fun that it really is a small world after all, isn't it?


J.J. said...

How cool is that!!!!!!

Yum. Monster cookies!

Amanda said...

Wow that is cool that you guys met up! Love the frame. Glad you had fun, and btw you look very cute in the picture, just as cute as irl (I had no idea what that meant until now;))

Kelli said...

That is so cool! Blogs friends are the coolest and I'm glad you two were able to get together.

Anonymous said...

What a fun time you guys had!! I love getting to meet people IRL :-).. So come on over to Virginia sometime :-)

jenjen said...

That is so fun! It is so great to meet bloggy friends IRL! I'm so glad you had a wonderful time. And that picture she made you is just so cute!

Happy Birthday! And thanks for the Christmas card - it is darling :)


Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

What a wonderful treat! I bet that was fun to catch up IRL. How sweet for her to drive over to meet you! Hope you had a wonderful time at Disneyworld.

Kasey said...

I'm so jealous that you got to go to disney world and got to meet blogging friends irl! When do we get to meet? Hope your Christmas is getting going wonderfully!

♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

Too much fun! I'm jealous too!! I'm so glad that you guys had a great time! I'm hoping maybe one day a bunch of us can get together and meet!

::So sweet of Shawn to make that for you! Adorable!::

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

thats neat...we met friends unexpectley last trip....It has been such a blessing to meet you in blogland...You have enriched my life. Blessings to you and yours....Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with many blessings.
Grammy Girlfriend

Miller Racing Family said...

How fun that you all got to meet in real life. There are so many of you gals on the blog that I wold love to meet. Isn't it amazing how we really get to become good pals here on the blog.
This trip just keeps getting better.

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

I read this the other day and got interrupted mid-comment ;) How FUN to meet up with a blog friend. I, too, am jealous! I want to meet up!!! :) Looks like you guys had a blast!

Vivienne said...

Am. So. Jealous.

Did you drink an extra margarita for me...?

Shawn said...

OK, I'm verklempt!

You are just so sweet! I do agree we are MUCH cuter in person! It was a pure joy to meet you!

But I must clarify...I am the lucky one, you took precious time away from your family risking me being a crazy internet stalker just so we could meet IRL! You are gracious, brave and fun...a true trifecta!

Happy belated birthday and have a very merry Christmas!


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