Sunday, October 7, 2012

Have you ever met a blog friend?

I can hardly believe September is over.
 
The week before school started
we went to a rustic cabin with our cousins.

 
You know the kind of trip where
everyday was spent in the water.
 
 
 
 
 
The babies tipped over so much in their life jackets
that we all just giggled and tipped them back up.
 
The kids fell completely in love with Paul Bunyan,
and Babe the Blue Ox.
 
 
The kids had opportunities to try new things like:
 
hold snakes,
 
feed kangaroos,
 
and pet the deer.
 
 
 
(Although I do think the deer were glad to see Rocco go.)
 
 
 
Dinner was made over the fire
 
followed by s'mores
 
and cuddles.
So many magical moments that
I was instagraming all day :)
@libbiedoyle
 
But the highlight of the trip was meeting a blogger friend!
I had never done that before!
 
Two days before we left I found out my friend Pat had a resort only 6 miles away and she was brave enough to invite us all over!
 
From the minute we got out of the car we felt like old friends. 
 
She talked with the kids as if she had known them for years.
 
She & her hubby Steve were so sweet that
the kids didn't want to leave.
 
(and her milkshakes were pretty amazing too!)
 
 
It was so fun to meet her daughter Jen too!
(although they discovered my secret that I am very good with camera angles and much larger in real life :) 
Soooo...here I am with Pat in all my
"pregnant glory" (we will just call it that :)
 
 
We had so much fun we visited her
the next day too!
 
I realized that our "blog friends"
should just be called friends.
 
And even though we had a flat tire both on the way there AND on the way home...
...it was one of those trips where you just knew that everyday we were making childhood memories that would last a lifetime.
 
 
Summer is magical.
 
 
 
P.S.   If I were you I would pop over & visit Pat.
It will be the beginning of a beautiful, uplifting, friendship...I
... promise :)
 
 
 

18 comments:

Cassie said...

Pat's little joint and kind character sounds like she is a perfect friend! I will most definitely pop over and say hi!

Your vacation sounds like it was a hit! It is always fun to see your family having a great time. Congrats on the baby-to-be!!

xx, Cassie

Beth W said...

Aw, I love stories like this- I haven't gotten to meet many blog friends in real life, but I'd like to. And that trip sounds like a lifetime of memories for your kids. And hopefully for you! :)

Can do mom said...

So jealous! I think we should meet one day. :)

Now that y'all are into the horse scene you need to come to our store and check out all our tack and clothing goodies.

Your vacation looks like a lot of wonderful family memories were made. Treasures worth more than gold I tell you!

P.S. If I can ever talk you into make the trip east, grab Kate and bring her with!

Shelby Beach said...

Fun memories for all of you! Cabins are so much fun with family:0)
How cool you met a fellow blogger! You look awesome!
I was a friend first and then a blogger so does that make me a friend blogger or a blogger friend:0)

pat/susie/resortmom said...

You just warmed my heart with your story! I have told so many friends about our visit this summer! It truly was a wonderful time and I feel like I've known you for years!
I want to do a link to this...your photos are the best and give such a warm fuzzy about the Bemidji area...I just hope you get back next year...with that baby! I will need to cuddle him/her!
You are a blessed friend and thank you for including me in your blog!

Jaclyn Hicks said...

This looks like a wonderful vacation! I have never had the opportunity to meet a blog buddy, but I would love to meet you one day!


You look wonderful by the way!

Pen Pen said...

What an awesome trip and even more awesome to meet your friend in person! I think we would all love to meet you and your kids...I always look forward to your blog posts because they always make me smile. :))

Theresa said...

I am officially jealous of Pat, she got to meet you and all of family! Your getaway looks like perfect memory moments, the kind of summer vacation not to be forgotten. You are adorable in all of your pregnant glory! I hope that you are feeling as well as you look... fabulous! love, t.xoxoxo

Pam said...

You are truly beautiful Libbie and a wonderful mom!

Jo said...

Great memories for sure. It's so nice that you got to meet Pat too.

It's me said...

Glad to read a post of you....you look great darling !!...have a nice week...always nice to met blogfriends......i often see them in our shop....xxx...

Melissa said...

I flew to PA last December to meet a blog friend. We'd been writing for 6 years so about time! I met 2 other blog friends at the same time (b/c 2 of my blog friends are her real life friends). Since then i've met two other blog friends who were in town. LOVE IT! I agree- blog friends are just FRIENDS. :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time and how awesome to meet a blog friend!

MS/AC Fan said...

Mmmmm...Cake batter shakes!!!
Cute pics B :)

Cheryl said...

Hi Libbie, EnJoy ever one of those Big, Brightly colored, Plastic Toys, because they grow so quickly! My Baby will be 24 next month~

Love this post, what a wonderful, Memory making time.... Your kids are so adorable, just like their Momma. Glad you got to meet up with Pat, I have only met Dawn "The Feathered Nest" 2 years ago, while I was visiting family in Georgia, like you, it was also like we had always known each other, just like it will be when WE meet up!
Believe me it's on the Bucket list!
Have a wonderful day....
xox
Cheryl

Martina said...

So magical Libbie! I have one blogfriend i sometimes meet here not far from where i live and we have a girls about town day with coffee and vintage shopping. It's always great fun and she has become such a good friend to me! Yes, bloggy connections are much more than virtual! Have a sweet day dear one!

pollydove said...

Okay, that is so awesome that you had such a great experience meeting Pat! Great pictures too! The vacations by the water are the best of all ... great summer memories for sure! xo

Sweet Tea said...

What fun!!
Your family is gorgeous!!
Wanna adopt me?
I'd love to be part of your crew!!