Thursday, July 09, 2009

Party Like Its 1999

Y'all, really. Sometimes life is just neat.

This week has been one fun event after the other. 

On Tuesday my cousin Emily and her sweet family came to stay for one night, and it was just fun to have them over. 

It was surreal to see The Girl playing with the baby and realizing that when Emily was born, I was exactly The Girls age. 

Now, here we are... old enough to travel alone, and own homes, and have babies...and what's more, getting the opportunity to share our lives with each other.  Its precious.

Then, last night while I sat in the cool summer breeze with The CarpoolQueen and Whimzie, sipping latte's and receiving sweet Tweets from our Blogger Gals around the country, I just felt happy.
This meeting marked the third time I have had the opportunity to meet someone I have "known" through this blog.

At one moment I was listening to Whimzie's soft southern drawl, and I was overwhelmed with how sweet life can be. 

I am about to say something that may sound like a back-handed compliment: Whimzie is exactly how she sounds on the blog, only better

Meeting her in person was a privilege because it completed an already beautifully painted picture. She's wonderful on the blog, but it cannot hold a candle to meeting her "for real". 

I loved hearing about her life, some past and some present. But what was really fun was watching CPQ and Whimz interact with each other, tell stories on each other, and laugh at each other. They've lived some life together and its made them strong women, and abiding friends. 

I was sad that the evening went so quickly. I hope we get to hang out again soon.

However, the party goes on and on here at the La Vida house!  I didn't have the opportunity to post yesterday, so I will give you two question today. An easy question, and a more challenging question:

Easy: What is my favorite NASCAR car?

Hard: Who is my look-alike action figure? (you'll have to go way back in the archives for this one)

Remember, don't answer the question today! Wait until Saturday (July 12th) to give me all five answers to be entered into the Giveaway!

La Vida Dulce!


His Girl said...

Looks like a grand time! There's just nothing like good times with good friends- no matter how you meet!

Can't say I'm not a wee bit jealous though- was hoping you guys would stop by California since you were out and all ;)

Charity said...

You and your cousin Emily look a lot alike!!

Carpool Queen said...

Hey! Email that pic to me - the one I took was blurry and I really want one of all of the three of us together.

So much fun, friend.

So much fun.

Gretchen said...

I'm so glad life is sweet for you right now, LVCG. I know you're treasuring all these memories. Lurve the pic of the 3 Amigas. Can't wait to win the drawing on the 12th.;)

Amber said...

Love the picture of the 3 of you guys in your yummy popsicle colored shirts!!

Looks like you had a great time!!!

Jackie said...

Bloggy friends that become real-life friends - it's an amazing thing!

really.truly said...

What a great evening! I loved what you wrote about Whimzie and Susan. I cannot believe you guys got to spend an evening together and chat live!! So fun.

Tracey said...

Fun times! I'll have to try the Skinny Vanilla Latte...I'll try anything with the word 'skinny'...well, maybe not anything..

I love blogs with pictures of babies.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I'm so glad you guys had a great evening, and a teensy bit jealous that ya'll got together without me!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I enjoyed reading your blog tonight. It is so much fun making new blog friends. Hope you will stop by for a visit.

Carrie and Jim said...

What a great time! I think it's great that you are connecting with other blogger off screen. You are having some fun times. Good for you.

Elizabeth said...

I'm not doing very well with your questions this week. They're tricky!

Your girls night out makes me wish for one.

Such The Spot said...

I know all about how bloggy friends can become blessings in real life. :) Can't wait to see you really soon!