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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Meeting new "old" friends!

Today was a great day!!! I got to meet, in person, an old friend!!! Carol and I both "met" several years ago on the message board at Gooseberry Patch. I have talked about this before. I have met some of my most treasured friends through this. Just a quick re-cap: when the message board at GBP shut down we all stayed in touch through email then eventually a couple of the girls started new boards. Although we tend to frequent different boards Carol and I stayed in touch through email and our blogs and Facebook. So much to my delight, Carol and her hubby Dwen planned a vacation here in New England this week! And most of the time was going to be spent in Boston and the surrounding areas. My home! This afternoon they pointed their GPS toward our house and we got to meet in person for the first time! We all clicked right away! It was so fun! Even Kevin talked a lot and he is usually quiet! We hung out at our house for a while. Bailey was in heaven...he knows dog people, and Carol and Dwen are dog people. He snuggled right up between them! Then we went out to lunch at a little local place Kevin and I go to a lot. After lunch came the best part of the afternoon, for Carol and me at least: shopping at Absolutely Everything!!! My favorite papercrafts store!!! Carol is big in to papercrafting, too, so she was really looking forward to checking out AE!

All in all, it was a great afternoon with great friends and I hope we can do it again sometime soon! Driving home from AE, Kevin and I just kept talking about how great they were and what a nice afternoon it was! I tell ya, the internet, for some, can be a scary place, but it has brought nothing but good people in to my life! Hell, it brought Kevin in to my life 12 years ago! And since then I have made some of the most amazing friends! All because of this little electronic box on my desk!

We talked so much I only have a few photos to share....

~* Carol and me at my house, 7.11.09 *~

~* Carol and Dwen, 7.11.09 *~

~* Carol and me outside of AE, 7.11.09 *~

~* The very sweet, very thoughtful gift they brought us! Kansas City BBQ Sauce, rub, a cookbook, and chocolate! *~

9 comments:

carma said...

What a fantastic day!!! Glad you were able to meet up with an internet buddy. I have yet to do that! Isn't it fun when you share the same hobby and therefore have so much to talk about and do together...I felt kind of the same way when I met some of the girls from my dance class at the belly dance yard sale this morning! If it wasn't for our shared hobby our paths never would have crossed.

Anyhoo, here I go rambling...

Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Your *ahem* three day weekend :D

Christa said...

Did you say CHOCOLATE?? LOL...that was very sweet of them to come see you and bring you such a yummy gift:) I have also met alot of new people online...it is such fun! We will have to meet up someday with our Kevin's and have lunch or something:) I need to find the crafting places around here. I have only seen Michaels and AC Moore. Enjoy the chocolate...if you haven't guessed by now I am a chocoholic! :)

Amy said...

How cool! I think it is so awesome y'all got to meet. I'm looking forward to meeting each of you myself someday!

Tammy said...

Fun, fun, fun.....my life is so much richer for having met all y'all.

Carol said...

What can I say! I love ya girly! Thank you so much for having us around! We enjoyed the time we spent together too! It was way too short! You guys are absolutely wonderful! {hugs} D & C~

Michele said...

Sounds like you both had a great time. You are both so lucky! New England would be a wonderful place to visit and even better place to live!

Aunt of 14 said...

I love it when it works out so well like that! I know here in blogosphere... some people you really click with and others you don't. I am thankful for blogs in this time and age... even though its dangerous in many ways. I am so glad you got to meet your friend and have a nice day with them! :)

Connie Weiss said...

That is so cool! I have made so many great friends from message boards!

And I met my hubby on eHarmony!

Have a great week!

Darcel said...

Isn't it great to meet up with people.
Stopping by from SITS. Have a great day!