and grabbed a blogger.
The one I met today is every bit as cool and sweet and smart as she is on her blog, and why would I think otherwise!
I was a little afraid and nervous, what if she doesn't like me in real life, or we don't click and just stare at each other in uncomfortable silence?
My stomach was a little jittery as I walked up to the Starbucks and it wasn't because it was -30 C!
The coldest day so far this year and us two crazy chic's braved it for a chance to meet.
I stood in line and nervously glanced around, what if I didn't recognize her, or she me?
Then I heard a little giggle, a boy giggle and peeked around the fireplace, and there was a happy little man who was so familiar to me on screen and his beautiful mamma.
We waved and smiled, I got my coffee and we sat down. The whole meeting went so naturally, we have similar personalities and I wish we could have talked for hours, as it seemed we barely skimmed the surface.
What was I so worried about, we both love shoes and we are both under 5'4''.....won't say by how much though, of course there would be a connection!
Aren't we cute! (though I think my nose was way too close to the camera, ugh)
Now you may wonder how I met Kami. I have been thinking about it and I think that this is how it came about.
An old childhood friend of mine started a blog and one day I went though her link list looking for others I might know.
I made a stop here ( I sorta know her family) and found a link to kedge (I stayed at her place in CA and have been friends with her for years).
Through her blog I found SAJ's (her niece) and then through her commenter's list started to read Beachmama (whom I met last year while she was out this way) and then also started to read Angella's blog.
One night I was bored so I peeked in on blogs through both Beachmama and Angella's comments.
I came across Kami (her pic here) and loved her boot post and kept going back. Then one day she did a post about the slogan on her licence plate and I was like..."hey, that is what mine says."
The e-mails started to fly and soon we realized we only live about 10 minutes apart!
I think that is our story, so thank you every-one who played a roll in this game of twister, I am glad we met and look forward to future coffee-playdates!
After getting home we changed diapers and Grandma A. came over. She is in town doing inventory and always makes a point of setting aside time for us, yay, we love seeing her!
She brought us all treats....so spoiled! Matching dresses for Kaitlyn and her baby, clothes for Ethan to grow into, a hot little beach dress for me to wear on our Mexico trip next year and a shirt for Dave to grow into.....it is getting exchanged, I really don't want him to grow into it.
I was famished and we finally ordered Chinese food. Next thing you know I see someone coming up the walk, I get up to get the door for the delivery guy and Dave walks in!
6:00 on the dot! He had rearranged his day, and came home a whole day earlier than I expected. I was soooooooooo excited!!!!
Daddy is home!
A little on the hairy side but I don't care, he's home and that is all that matters.
I must say that this not-quite-a-week apart has been an eye opener.
I learned that I am stronger than I thought and that I vent on Dave way more than he deserves.
When the garbage got full and I got annoyed there was no one around for me to yell, "come do something about this garbage." I realized that I must just suck it up and take it out myself and I really had no place getting annoyed in the first place.
I realized that I have been slacking in the wife department and vow to put in more effort, he deserves for me to show him way more love and way less nag.
I had to yell at me this week and I didn't like it, no wonder he gets cranky when I do it to him!
I also realized that I love him more than ever and now I want to go spend some time with him.