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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Blogging Friendships

I can't thank you guys enough for all the kind comments on Mr. Sugarplum's story yesterday. I loved reading about the people who've impacted your life, and really appreciate you sharing. And the fact that each comment earns $1 donation to the Alzheimer's Association from BlogHer and Capella, is just the cherry on top!

It's been a busy few days with the kids going back to school, but I have started going through all our beach pictures. The ones that immediately stood out were from our time spent with my sweet friend, Megan, of Honey We're Home. I adore this girl, and it's funny to think that this special friendship came about because of our mutual love of blogging!

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We live about five hours apart, so I always jump at opportunities to see her. This time was a real treat because we got to meet each others kids. Her son, James, is an absolute doll, and all of us were instantly smitten by him. I swear he has a French accent! And it's hard to tell in pictures, but Megan is the tiniest little china doll...seriously, I wanted to tuck her in my pocket.

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We stopped by her house on our way to the beach (I loved seeing her gorgeous home in person, it's even better than the pics, if you can believe it!), then she and sweet James joined us for a day later in the week.

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The kids loved playing together, and Babygirl became surprisingly maternal with James. (Leaving Megan and me to chat it up!)

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My kids adored Megan and James, and spent the rest of the week talking about them. When Mr. Sugarplum joined us mid-week, he was treated to an earful of all the cute things James says and does.

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I say this all the time, but blogging has been such a blessing....all the creativity and support...and especially the great friendships that have bloomed from it. I can't encourage you enough to step outside your comfort zone and breach the 'virtual friendship' line. You never know if a new life-long friend will be discovered.

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Have you made friends online? Have you been brave enough to meet any of them in person?

***And to my other fun Houston blogger friends...I wish we could have all gotten together! Next time, for sure!***

17 comments:

  1. That's the bestest! You guys are both little china dolls.

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  2. Y'all are adorable. And yes, I've made five really good real life friends through blogging! And probably another 10 or so that I've technically never me but are sure fun to email all the time ;)

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  3. Looks like FUN! You both look teeny tiny if you ask me! And could you be anymore photogenic - geesh!

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  4. So far no blogging buddies yet. However, it is nice to know that perhaps someday this could turn into me being able to talk to actual adults every day :)

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  5. Forget conferences, we need to plan a Blogger Beach Retreat for 2013!! :)

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  6. I totally agree with Emily!! I loved hanging with you and your kids Cassie. James misses them too!

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  7. Yep, several of us DFW bloggers had a party a few years ago..was so fun!

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  8. I love both of your blogs, beautiful ladies, homes and fmailies!

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  9. I would say I've connected with 2 people that I would LOVE to meet from blog land...I came very close once...we were both in Chicago at the same time but didn't realize it until it was too late :-( LOL Lord willing, I'll get to meet them one day. It's such a blessing to find such sweet & encouraging friends with similar interests. So glad you got to meet your friend & hang for a day...what a gift!

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  10. I am on the beach trip train as well!!! Let's do it. So darling. So grateful for the amazing blogging friendships I have made.

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  11. I've met a lot of new friends, but none so far that live close to me - i live FAR OUT, but I'm shoping, someday.. :-)

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  12. Y'all are both so stinking pretty (and annoyingly skinny!)! Glad you girls were able to get together! I enjoy both of your blogs immensely!

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  13. Couldn't agree more! I cherish the friendships I've gained because of blogging...it's pretty amazing!

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  14. What a fun time! I love meet bloggy friends in real life! Blogging is such a blessing :)

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  15. Aww I love seeing you two together, I love both your blogs! Glad you got some quality time :-)

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  16. You gals are just way too cute! So excited to hear you had such a lovely time, it looks like you created amazing memories together!
    xo,
    Jen

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  17. You two are just beautiful! Your striped bikini is adorable. Looks like y'all had a great time!

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Your comments are like crack, or popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. And unfortunately, because of insane amounts of spam, I've had to disable Anonymous comments for awhile. I just didn't need any more information on penis enlargements! But you can always email me! xoxo, cass

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