Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Toot Your Horn Tuesday - New friends are a special gift

It's time again to toot our horns!

In fact, I'll toot two horns this time. Mimi, from He & Me +3, came to my house for a visit! How cool is that? She lives in Michigan, but was here in Virginia on vacation. I understand she was to have a meeting with some other bloggers in North Carolina too.

We had a great visit! My oldest son was working, but the rest of my kids, plus her 3 were all under the same roof. While the kids jumped on the trampoline and bowled on the Wii, Mimi and I just chatted away. What a wonderful lady she is. Her smile just lit up my living room. We only visited for a couple of hours, and of course we were interrupted by all those active kiddos, but boy did we hit a lot of topics. Family, blogging, weight loss, faith, decorating, health issues and more. She has family here in Virginia, so I look forward to seeing her again. And next time, we'll get a pedicure together! (ok Mimi?)

This was my first experience meeting one of my blogging buddies in person. I'd love to meet a few more. So if you're ever in Virginia, Let Me Know!

And one more toot...
Vacation Bible School has begun. I'm teaching 2nd grade this year along with several other brave ladies. 2nd grade happens to be the largest group this week. I think there are about 16 kids. 3 more days left and let me tell you, it's quite tiring. But it's just as much a blessing for the adults as it is for the children.

Ok, I'm signing off. Hoping that many of you are ready to join in the fun and write a post about how special you are. Sometimes even the smallest task needs a little recognition. So write away! Whether you conquered a pile of laundry or ran a marathon, let's hear about it!

Include the cute little TYHT button on the left side bar in your post and then sign Mister Linky. And most importantly, Cheer each other on!!


Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

Oh what fun is that? What a great blogger to meet, Mimi seems so very kind and a lot of fun. Great picture of all of you. We have VBS this week too. Enjoy the rest of your week.

He And Me + 3 said...

We all had a blast too. Thank you for having us and yes, next time it is pedicures.
That picture turned out nice.
Tell Carson great job!
i wish I had known you were the 2nd grade teacher...I would have brought Model to be in your class:)

Alicia said...

What a great picture of all of you!! It's almost surreal meeting an "online" friend in person!

Like I told Mimi, all my moms side of the family live in Virginia (Norfolk & Virginia Beach), so, God willing if we go next summer I can meet you too!!! ;)

Anonymous said...

Yay! I love meeting bloggy buddies!

Joan said...

how fun is that! too cool.

You guys look great!


Anonymous said...

How fun is that! What a blessing to connect!
Great picture!

Ace said...

Sounds like a good time! I'd be worried to meet blog friends in real life though. I'm much more interesting on my blog! I think I'd be a complete bore in real life!

Sue said...

I've met a bunch of online friends face to face and have loved each and every one of them just as much as I did online. I'm so glad you got the chance to meet Mimi and enjoy one another if even for only a few hours!

What are of Virginia are you in?

Blessed2Serve said...

Wow. How cool is that? Getting to meet one of your bloggy buddies in person. Sounds like you had loads of fun, too! Here's wishing you and everyone a Happy 4th!


Mrs.X said...

Sounds like you had a great time meeting Mimi. Also it sounds like you have your work cut out for you with the 2 nd graders :o) Have a great week and I will be back next week for another Toot your horn Tuesday!

Laura said...

I'm hoping to get in on toot your horn by next tuesday. This is a bit ironic but my son is named Chandler too and Carson is on our list if we ever have another boy. Crazy, huh!? I guess great minds think alike. :) Happy 4th of July

Anonymous said...

Okay I am in Virginia Beach! I just found out that you lived here! Mimi and I were supposed to meet up, but she was sick :( Gonna check out your page now :)