Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I Had a Wonderful Day

I had a totally wonderful day today. The kind of day you want to tell your friends about.
For weeks I have been planning a trip with my husband to the Ft Lauderdale area.
But what made this trip so special is that I was going to get to meet and spend the day with my blogging friend Kelly from Rose Vine Cottage Two. Kelly and I have been following each others blogs, making comments back and forth, e-mailing each other and talking on the phone but today we would meet.
At first I was jittery about the meeting. I got a case of the what ifs. What if she was different in person than the person I had come to know through our blogs. What if we met and we struggled in our conversations. What if it became the longest day of my life. But it was so opposite of my what ifs that I only wished after the end of the day that we lived closer together because I had such a geat time.

Kelly's home is beautiful . She has done such a wonderful job of decorating. Her home should be in a magazine as it is one that we all would go to time after time to find inspiration.

Her hubby made this mantel. He is such a nice person. They make a charming pair. Her Father is a delightful man as well.

She is the Queen of her castle and the mother of 3 handsome young men that would make any mother proud. And they all allow her to use her wonderful gift of creating beauty.

She took me to several great shops, a darling resturant and then to Ikea.

We were drawn to the same things and at the end of the day I was sorry to see it end.

For it had been a wonderful day and I have a wonderful new friend.


16 comments:

Jan and Tom's Place said...

It looks like the 2 of you enjoyed your day together!!

Kelly's home looks absolutely gorgeous!!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh that was wonderful that ya'll got to meet ! Wished I could have been there !

Simply Dandy said...

Now the only thing that would have made it even better is if the third triplet was there....LOL!! Thanks for the great photos and I'm glad you had such a great time Kelly is such a sweetie. It's nice that you got to spend the whole day together.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Hi Becky,
I'm so glad you hade a "fabulous" day with Kelly....I think it is so special that a blog could brings you two together.....the look on your faces says it all.....the pictures are just so special....I think your next stop should be California !!!!!!
Hugs,
Mo :-)
P.S. My sewing maching BROKE !!!!!I guess after 25 plus years I just ran it into the ground.....my husband and I had to go and buy another one tonight...I'm on a mission to get the slip covers done.....

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Becky,
I didn't know you posted this yet. I just looked at my comments and LeAnn mentioned the pic's over here LOL. I just want to say that I had such a wonderful day visiting with you and it was so much fun shopping and talking with someone who shares the same things as me!! I have to tell you when our day ended I told my husband as you were driving off, I'm not ready for her to leave yet!! I almost cried, it made me sad that we didn't live closer to each other!! Thank you for such a perfect day with a sweet friend!
Hugs~Kelly

Becky said...

I really feel the same way,Kelly. I hope this is an encouragement for others out there to take the chance to meet the people that they are making connections with and enjoy the gift of new friendships. Who says that you have to only count your true friendships on one hand. When my fingers are used up I will start using my toes. Friendships are gifts from God. To whom I am thankful!

Beverly said...

It sounds as if you had a wonderful time. I'm glad you got to spend time together.

Fort Lauderdale will always be home to me, and I still miss it.

Sharon~heartsongs said...

I follow both of your blogs. I'm so glad you had such a nice day!

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Hi Becky...

Oh, I'm happy to continue celebrating my Birthday a little longer. Thanks for stopping by! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and thanks for the Birthday wishes!!

~Blessings,
Jan

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey Becky!
That's so sweet! What a great day! That's just wonderful that you could do that....Kelly's house is so pretty too...I know y'all were drawn to the same things as you went treasure hunting...it sounds so fun. Hope you have a great weekend!
xoxo,
Queenie

Lee Laurie said...

I read your two blogs and Kelly's blog daily. It is so good that ya'll got to meet and have a whole day together! I bet it was so much fun!

SherryRoseBella said...

Hi Becky...how wonderful that you met your blogging friend, Kelly and spent the day together shopping and having fun together! Her house is so pretty...I love her mantel!! One day, maybe we will get to meet, too! (oh & yes, Becky, I do shop in Griffin occasionally)
hugs, Sherry

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I have had the pleasure of meeting several "bloggy" friends in person, and it is so much fun!
I'm so happy you two had a happy day!
:)

Myrna said...

Becky--I left a comment over at Kelly's place,too...I am so happy for you guys! Sounded like you had a wonderful time and made a wonderful friend!! I told Kelly that maybe the three of us will be able to go RVing someday!! Or maybe all our blogfriends with RVs meet somewhere!! Wouldn't THAT be a HOOT??
And thank you for the wonderful comments you left on my post...I wish YOU lived closer and could come play with MY stuff!! I love how you arrange and decorate!! Thanks for the pics...I get lots of ideas from you!!
You are a sweetie!
Blessings,
Myrna

Jannet said...

So cool that you two meet!! You're both such sweet and talented ladies,
Thanks for the warning on the pig stealing plans...LOL!! Big hugs, Jannet

Jennifer Paganelli said...

hi Betsy I love your bog and your sensibility and I trust you will have that bed and breakfast one day..Jennifer