Saturday, July 18, 2009

A Special Day Spent With a Blogging Friend!!

After months of planning and anticipation, me and my blogging friend, Heather, were FINALLY able to meet yesterday. It was a very special day!

Ya know, Satan always tries to rear his ugly head. Boy did I have a time trying to get ready and get out of the house to meet Heather yesterday.

The first thing that happened was that I could not find my camera. What!???!?!?! Yep, we have two cameras, a big one and a small one. I wanted to take the small one so it would be a little more discrete. I practically turned the house upside down and still could not find it. After about an hour of looking, I called my neighbor to see if they had a small one that I could just throw in my purse. Luckily, they did and were kind enough to loan it to me.

Second, I attempted to put my makeup on......I had forgotten that I ran completely out of mascara the day before. Unfortunately, the teenager is at Grandma's house this week. So, I couldn't borrow her mascara. Soooooooooooo, I started digging under the bathroom sink to find an old tube. I did. It was awful and was just about dried out.

Third, I wanted to curl my hair and look beautified. My stupid curling iron STOPPED WORKING!!!! I am not kidding you!!!!! I literally had to stop and ask the Lord what did He want me to learn from all of this. So, I had to pull my hair back and put it in a ponytail.

BUT, none of this stopped my special day ahead. I met Heather around noon and we spent the day visiting. We went to Mimi's Cafe for lunch, then we went shopping. Heather introduced me to a neat, neat jewelry store that I've never heard of before. I was amazed at how well she knew the area (actually better than me!!! lol). The jewelry store was called Compass Trading Company. This store was FILLED with all kinds of fun and inexpensive jewelry. I will definitely be going back! Thank you, Heather!!!!!

After our shopping spree, we went back to Heather's mother-in-law's home so that I could meet Ella. Little Ella is just as cute in person as she is in all the pictures I've seen in blogland.

It was just an awesome day spent getting acquainted with a blogland friend in real life. I felt very blessed that we were able to make this happen.

Today is also another special day for Heather, it's her birthday! Happy Birthday, Heather! God bless you my friend! And thanks for being a blessing to me!!!

I wanted to share just a few pictures with you. I am believing that I will have more opportunities to meet more blogging friends.









I hope that you all are enjoying your weekend!

Blessings~

35 comments:

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

Looks like y'all had such a special time together!!!

~Beth

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Don't you just hate it when everything goes wrong like that? But it looks like you guys had a great day despite the enemy!

Take care my friend!
Hope you are doing well!

Heather said...

aww you picked some good pictures to share! yesterday was so much fun. thank you for the birthday wishes today. i just listened to your voicemail! you're too sweet!!

Amy said...

Hate that you had such a rough start... but looks like you had a wonderful time.

Color me jealous!! :)

He & Me + 3 said...

How fun for you. I love Heather. She is so sweet. That is so awesome that you got to meet! great pictures.

Jennifer said...

Omgoodness....how fun! You both look adorable! I love the sundress you were wearing. Hopefully one day soon, we can meet too.

Have a great week!

Kristin said...

That sounds like what happens to me every Sunday before church! Imagine that, huh?.....that someone would be trying to keep me from going to church! LOL!

I'm so glad you made it though and you looked beautiful as always! How neat to get to meet a blogland friend. I'm glad you had fun!

Denise said...

I am so glad that you and Heather were able to meet. I love the pictures.

Lorrie said...

What great pictures. You guys had a great time...despite the hard time getting out of the house...you still looked cute...so did she. Blessings.

Stacey said...

Isn't it just the coolest thing that blogging brings people together who may have never met otherwise? I just love it!

I'm glad y'all got to meet.

Michelle said...

My friend's mantra is, "Stop telling God how big your storm is. Tell the storm how big your God is!"

That's what you did, my friend! I'm so glad you had such a lovely time! :D

4 Lettre Words said...

Oh, what fun!! And, I really LOVE that dress you wore. So cute!

mimi said...

What a great day....friend, food and shopping!! I love your dress, you look wonderful. The enemy loves to discourage us and try to road block us....didn't work!! ;)

Nicolle said...

Daphine, that looks like such a wonderful day. I'm glad you two were able to meet. It looks like you enjoyed each other's company. You have such a positive and happy outlook on life all the time. You are a great influence to me!

I'll send you over a BLT...oh wait, we ate everything! :))

Take care!

Robyn said...

Geesh what a rough start to your day! Glad you got past all the crazy stuff and had a wonderful time. I would love to meet a blogging buddy, just seems that Alaska is off most peoples beatin path.....LOL

The Quintessential Magpie said...

For someone who didn't have mascara and had to pull their hair back, you sure do look like a fashion plate, Daphine! :-)

Happy Birthday to Heather! I'm so glad you all had the opportunity to meet and that you got to meet the little ones. Loved all the pics!

If I had known you were eating at Mimi's, I'd have driven over from Florida to see you!

Sending you much love...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Sandy Toes said...

That is wonderful!!! So glad you were able to meet!
sandy toe

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Daphine
I am so envious you got to meet Ella and Heather and they got to meet you. I would love to meet all of you one day. The pictures you shared are great. You all look lovely. It sounds like you had a frustrating time getting out of the house! Did you feel like you were living one of those dreams where you are going somewhere but can never get there? Glad to hear it all worked out in the end and you enjoyed your time togther.
Lindsay
x

Lee said...

That looks like so much fun! It's great that you guys got to spend time together. Hopefully you can spend more time with her in the future!

licia31 said...

I'm so glad that you guys were able to meet up & enjoy your time together. Awesome!!!!

Liz said...

Hi Daphine! Isn't it so much fun to meet blogging friends? It looks like you had a great time despite the rough start. I hope you have a great week!

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh..what a morning you had before you hooked up with her!

But, in the end, it all worked out! What a blessing to have met!!!!

And you look totally pretty!!

Ginger said...

How neat that the two of you were able to meet and enjoy the day together! So glad everything worked out!

michele said...

How fun! But what a pain trying to get out of your house that morning!! What fun pictures! That is so cool Daphine.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad everything went great. Looks like y'all had a great time.

Tonya

April said...

What a fun time you girlies had! Oh, I so wish I could have joined in! Sorry you had such a time getting out the door...that describes my day EVERY DAY! :)

Love Abounds At Home said...

What a blessing to meet a blogging friend. Looks like you ladies had a great time together.

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

It looks like you both had a very nice day. I hate mornings like that!!! You looked great!
Thanks for the lovely comments about my bookmarks. I may need a week or so to make a few more. I would not know what to charge, so let me think on it. Again, thanks for the comments. It made my day!
denise

Darlene said...

What an exciting and fun day! Great pictures of you all. You know I am going to be contacting you the next time I am in your area.....I am starting to itch to go to HomeGoods again!!!!

Katie said...

Okay, I'm a little jealous. We need to live closer.

Toia said...

I love how God can bring two people together, especially in friendship. I am glad that you overcame every obstacle and tactic that satan try to use to hinder you from meeting Heather. You are definitely more than a conqueror.

Love the pics and thanks for sharing.

Jennifer said...

Oh wow...looks like so much fun. And I was so close - and yet so far! The Texas part was close - the Austin and San Antonio...not so close! I would have loved to join you...or maybe that would be crash your party! :) Thanks for sharing pictures!

Lorrie said...

In spite of the rocky start at home you had such a nice day Daphine. I'm so glad you and Heather could get together and that you got to see Ella too. Special memories...

Life with Kaishon said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. I just got to meet my first blogging friend last week and it was so fun! Isn't it great that God has given us these friendships in the blogging world! : )

And PS I love your hair. You look FANTASTIC : ) So pretty.

MOMSWEB said...

How cool! By the way, you're a very pretty lady (smile).