I must get to bed, but I didn't want to go another day without posting about a fun encounter I had this Canada Day long weekend... I met my first blogging friend in person. Or, should I say, I met a blogging friend in person for the first time?
Oh wait. Actually, I met one of my very first blogging friends for the first time and it was the first blogging friend I have ever met in person.
There. I think that explains it.
And guess who it was???
Here's part where you all get jealous.
Jealous? Thought so. Neener neener.
And guess what? She does not disappoint. In fact, Kim is even warmer and nicer in person than she is on her blog. I didn't think it was possible, but it's true. On Monday Csilla and I packed into the car and took a short drive to meet up with Kim and her sweet husband Neil and her two sweet daughters Emma and Becca. Are these people sweet or what?? Sweet.
It was a bit strange and exciting to meet a total stranger who doesn't feel like a total stranger. Strange. Exciting. Yay.
We went to a nearby water park where Emma and Becca played and frolicked like kids should, while Csilla cautiously observed and dipped her feet in the water a little bit. Csilla isn't too interested in the unpredictability of a water park. Especially with her fear of water firmly in place. She did however love the extended swing on the swing set courtesy of Neil. Did I mention he was sweet?
As for Kim and I, we sat in the shade trying not to melt. It was extremely hot on Monday and I think both of us were on the verge of passing out the whole time. Sadly, neither of us were at our best. Between the heat and the stress of trying to keep both eyes on our girls at a busy water park, it wasn't the most ideal of settings for a first-time get together. Not so smart on our parts. Duh.
In spite of all this, I loved meeting Kim. Did I already mention she was incredibly sweet? You know how some people just radiate warmth? Well that's Kim. And it wasn't just the temperature that day. We had a few good giggles and exposed the tip of the iceberg on a couple of conversations I'd love to fully explore in person again one day (minus the heat and the crazy screaming running and jumping water-soaked kids).
Did I mention Kim even brought a gift for Csilla? Huh? Is this girl for real? Somebody should have warned me. I didn't know gifts were involved in this whole meeting-a-blogging-friend-for-the-first-time thing. Anyway, I was only a little embarrassed for arriving empty-handed. Thanks Kim. No really. Thanks. Csilla loves the stuff you brought.
On the upside... did you know that THIS picture of Kim does not do her justice? Kim. You need to update that picture. It's nice, but just doesn't properly convey your warmth and beauty. At least smile your lovely smile for everyone to see!
(And yes, camera-happy Carolyn took pictures that day, but Kim conveniently ducked out of all of them before I could capture her loveliness on film. Grrrrrr.)
You know what else I noticed about Kim? She has the sweetest voice. It matches her warmth and kindness perfectly. I'm so happy I get to hear Kim's voice in my head when I read her posts now. I'm so lucky. Are you all jealous? Neener neener.
Anyway. I've got to go to bed. My life is usually so lame and boring that I never have anything to post about that could possibly make anyone jealous of me so when I do I insist on staying up too late to write about it.
Now tell me... are there any bloggers out there (other than me of course) whom you would love to meet in person? I'd love to know.