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!