Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Isn't the internet strange?

People who live so far apart, yet lives intertwined, getting to know one another.

Last Thursday, I put Ivy in the car and along with our friend/babysitter, we drove to Fort Wayne, Indiana, for the Matilda Jane Art Fair. I had an online friend who won a pre-shopping pass and she invited me to attend with her. 

It's scary, this meeting each other in person. Will they be as nice as they seem? Will they like me? Will it be awkward?

But all the fear of the meet-up is usually a waste of time. I have made so many wonderful friends on the internet and my life is richer for it.

Shannan (my shopping partner) is now my in real life friend and getting to know her was such a privilege. Her family has been through more than most and she is still so full of joy and kindness. 

On our way home, we met up with our friends, Steph, Gray and Ivy, from Adventures in Babywearing. 

My Ivy copied everything Steph's Ivy did. Adorable!

photo credit: Steph

To all of my friends, online and in real life...you make my life better.


  1. You and Ivy are delightful playmates! So glad we could get together!


  2. How EXCITING! I've met 3 blog friends turned real life friends and I LOVE IT! Actually, one invited me to meet her for the first time by going to NYC with her. And I did it. And now we are great friends. So I am so happy you had a positive experience! But I'm also kind of jealous because I live 2 hours south of Ft. Wayne (actually, I just moved, so an hour now) and I would so love to give you and your family a squeeze!

  3. I've been lucky enough to meet 3 of my bloggy friends and it's amazing how well you know them before even meeting them in person! I too feel very blessed to have this amazing network of people in my life!

  4. I met Steph at a blog conference coupla years ago and also I've visited your blog before (I think?!) from Small Style a little while back. SO FUN to get to shop art fair early!!! I'm having my last baby on Friday so no trips for me this summer! :) I love meeting online friends, it's been such fun every time.

  5. You were closerish to me. We gotta make it official "real life" one of these days. Love you, Friend. You're in my prayers often

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    See you around! :)

  7. Love your blog, wanted to let you know that I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. I wanted to let all my soap-making friends know about your inspiring blog. :)


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