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Right In My Backyard…..

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Imagine my surprise, when I realized one of my favorite bloggers is right in my backyard!

OK, not really in my backyard, but we live very close to one another!

Today, Shelly and I got to meet for a fabulous….(cough, cough)….4 HOUR LUNCH!

Do you think we had a lot to talk about?

Shelly found me shortly after I started blogging last Spring and then we realized we lived in the same state and began to email back and forth. We always said we wanted to meet up, but the summer just got away from us!

With the excitement of their recent referral……we knew we needed to get together to celebrate….besides, Shelly will not have time for 4 hour lunches, as she will not only be tending to her beautiful daughter Francesca, but also to her new darling baby girl, Annabelle! They are due to travel in the next 2 to 4 weeks!! I can’t wait to follow their journey!

We had such an incredible afternoon, good food, great conversation(lots of conversation)…..and a fantastic drink…..OK, we had to break all the rules and have one celebratory drink. We each savored a delicious Cosmo!

I am thrilled to have formed this new friendship…….in fact, we have already scheduled another lunch next week and hope that we can get the girls together for a playdate soon!

I think this is what is considered a “Red Thread Connection”….Isn’t it amazing the people that we meet through our blogs…..never could I have imagined I would meet and make such wonderful friends!

An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle,but it will never break.
~ An Ancient Chinese Belief ~

Shelly, I had such a great afternoon…..if we wouldn’t have looked at our watches, I have no doubt that we would still be sitting their talking and laughing!

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  • Jodee Leader - How fun to meet a bloggy friend! It sounds like they had to about kick you out after four fabulous hours!

    I am looking forward to following Shelly’s journey too! Her girls are adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Shelly and Family - Oh Lisa (as tears are rolling down my cheeks)…I too had such a great time and I can’t wait to meet up again, next week! How true it is about that “Red Thread Connection”….

    (you are too sweet!!!)ReplyCancel

  • a Tonggu Momma - So much fun!!!! I’ve never met a bloggy friend before. And yes… I’d call this a red thread.ReplyCancel

  • Isabella's Mommy and Daddy - Sounds like a WONDERFUL day..
    Glad you got to have some girl time..
    Hugs..
    Have a Great Weekend..ReplyCancel

  • jennifer - Sounds great! It is so exciting to meet friends from the “blogging world”. I’ll have to follow her journey too!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - Isn’t it great to meet a blogging friend in person! I have also met so many wonderful friends through our adoption. It is amazing. When we were waiting for Katie I would e-mail with my travel group. They were from all over the USA. I would call them my “imaginary friends”. I was so happy when I met my imaginary friends in China. We were all hugging and laughing over the breakfast buffet in Beijing.

    Sounds like you two had a ball.

    Looking forward to meeting you on Saturday!

    JenReplyCancel

  • Kate - Sounds like fun! So glad you got to meet! If I had known, I could have let Shelly know all about you and…well…your lack of man-ness. I’m just saying…she might have slept a little better last night!! :-)

    You are sweet…and Shelly seems just as sweet!!

    KateReplyCancel

  • Our Complete Family - I am so glad you got to have a fun time meeting someone from blogland and now having them in realland! Yea for you two lovely ladies! I am going to go peek at Shelly’s blog and follow her journey, too. Happy almost TGIF…we’re so close….xoxo, LesReplyCancel

  • Krista ~ Bits and pieces - how wonderful! Yes Yes Yes, this is certainly a Red thread Connection~ I love that analogyReplyCancel

  • Michelle - How great that the two of you got to meet!!ReplyCancel

  • missy - Glad you ladies had such a great time. Four hours! Sounds like you are trying to beat one of my records : ) Nothing better than good conversation, a good friend and a good cosmo!ReplyCancel

  • Sharie - What a fun time.
    After reading people’s blogs I feel like I know them, so it would be fun to meet them:)ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - Oh, how fun!! Glad you gals had such a nice afternoon!

    Lisa…I see I missed some posts..going to read them now. : )ReplyCancel

  • Kerry - Lisa- you are so right the Red Thread connects us all! The adoption community is unlike any other. An amazing amount of love compassion and support! We are so fortunate to have this beautiful connection.

    Wow- a good friend, a four hour lunch, and a couple of cosmos! I would say that you had a good day.
    HugsReplyCancel

  • sara - I am so jealous. There, I said it! Shelly was my secret pal right after we were LID and I was terrible at this whole China, waiting, whatever stuff. She was such a blessing to me (and is)!! I will wait until 2009. Sigh.ReplyCancel

  • Kimi - How fun is that! I bet that 4 hours felt like 30 minutes.

    I wanted to thank you for offering to help me with Flickr. I do think I am going to enjoy it.

    You are PRECIOUS!!
    KimReplyCancel

  • Michelle - Hi! I just found your blog(through someone else’s blog). I am adding you to my bloglines now. Blog friends are the best! I never would have thought I could meet such wonderful people on the internet. Ever. I have had the pleasure of meeting several of the people whose blogs I follow and I truly do feel like we have a special connection.ReplyCancel

  • Bridget - Sounds like a very fun lunch- Wish you lived close by:) anyway glad you had a fun time and a red thread connection! Have a great weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Kayce - Those connections are so wonderful! I have so loved meeting some of my fellow bloggers, friends for life I’m sure! And anytime you can have a four hour lunch is fabulous.ReplyCancel

  • EllieNat - Sounds like you two had a great time together! What a wonderful “red thread” connection!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - Sounds like a wonderful time! It is so cool that we can meet such special people through the blogging world :) Congrats to Shelly!ReplyCancel

  • Paula - How fun. Its so nice to have blogger friends who live nearby. I have one too. Isn’t it funny when you talk to people who don’t have blogs, they just don’t get the whole blogging thing :)ReplyCancel

  • M.L. @ The House of Whimsy - What a great and wonderful story. So glad you shared it!!!
    M.L.ReplyCancel

  • Weeksie50 - How very fun to meet a bloggy friend! I am glad you guys had a great time..ReplyCancel

  • Sandy Toes - How fun! I think that would be great to meet a fellow blogger! I love your Chinese saying…that is great with the red thread..never heard that before!

    Have a great weekend!
    Sandy Toes
    p.s. I love that top you are wearing!ReplyCancel

  • pugmama - very cool that you were able to meet!ReplyCancel

  • Briana's Mom - That is so awesome!!! Bloggy friends are wonderful!!ReplyCancel

  • Jboo - How sweet to be able to meet a blogging friend!

    Now, when are you making a road trip out this way??!

    Have a great weekend!

    JanReplyCancel

  • Amy - It is so much fun to see our bloggy friends in real life. I have had the pleasure of meeting a couple of mine, and the moment I laid eyes on them, I felt as if I had known them since the third grade.;)

    I’m glad you two had so much fun!

    God Bless,
    Amy:)ReplyCancel

  • Michaela - A four hour lunch – you go girl! But only one Cosmo – what’s up with that? LOL! I’m glad you enjoyed yourselves!
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs,
    MichaelaReplyCancel

  • Sherri - That is wonderful to meet a bloggy friend. I have yet to do that but would love to. It’s sounds like you had a great time!ReplyCancel

  • Laura - How awesome!!! Another bloggy friend.

    lauraReplyCancel

  • Lisa - Oh how fun! I am so happy for you guys. Now I am going over to check out her site and am excited to follow her journey to get her daughter!ReplyCancel

  • Belinda - Lisa,

    How fun to meet at bloggy friend.. Me and leslie whish you lived by us!! we could have playdates!! Me and Les had one on Thursday with Eddie and miss priss while Elise was at school.

    BelindaReplyCancel

  • Colleen - oh how fun!!!! I love Shelly. I wish I could come with your guys…wouldn’t we have fun!!!!ReplyCancel

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