When I started this blog I had zero idea of what I was doing. All I knew was that I wanted to share recipes with the world. I never thought that I’d become friends with people I’d only ever known through blogging.
I was so wrong.
When we were in Phoenix this last weekend I was able to do what I’d only read about other bloggers doing. I actually met another blogger. In real life. Yep, we actually got out from behind our computers and met in a real life place. And it was awesome.
I was so excited to meet Jessica from Pig & Dac. She was as fabulous in person as I expected her to be. And freaking tiny too! The girl is so skinny! After 2 babies I was impressed. And she had on the most gorgeous earrings!
Jessica is hilarious and so honest and sincere in her posts. I get so excited to read what she has to say each week. So to actually meet her was a real treat. And yes, she is just as witty, open, and transparent in real life as she is on her blog.
We met at a splash pad to let the kids play. Her 2 little boys are adorable! Little A was loving the water and could play in it for hours. Her boys were loving the animals, and just watching other kids play. She did have to run after her youngest a few times (which cracked me up. He is so fast!). He is a professional bird chaser. 🙂
By the time the fro-yo place opened up I had sweat through my shorts and tank top. While Jessica and I chatted inside the kids managed to grab all the stuffed animals off this little turnstile thing and pile them up on the table. At least it was just the stuffed animals they got into and not the toppings bar.
It was hard to say goodbye when I felt like we’d just gotten started chatting, but it was so good to finally put a voice to the name and face I’d only seen online. I guess I’ll just have to go back to reading her posts with her voice in my head.
This little blog world of ours can be powerful. So powerful that it can bring people thousands of miles away together. You rarely think about the distance when you’re sitting at your computer or reading a blog post on your phone. But when you start to make real friendships it sort of makes it a bummer that you’re so far away. But when you finally get the opportunity to meet some of those far away people, it makes the distance between you seem that much smaller.
Question of the day: Have you had the opportunity to meet any virtual friends in real life?
How fun!! I haven’t had the opportunity yet, but I am so so so looking forward to meeting some of my fellow blogging friends.
How fun that you got to meet her, and I agree–this blogging community is so powerful.
How fun! I follow her blog and your blog so its fun to see both of your takes on meeting. You both look super skinny and beautiful to me. (said not in a stalking crazy girl kind of way)
Fun!!! So glad that you got to meet Jessica! We better get to meet someday 🙂
LOVE blog dates!!! So fun that y’all got to meet 🙂
Awww, you lucky girls! I love both of you… so to see you were able to meet was mind blowing. Sounds like a wonderful meetup. I haven’t met any of my blogging buddies yet… one day. Like when you come to do some winter sports up here in Canada… or when you decide to move here because we have a better market for the sled sales *wink*.
Thanks so much for sharing. It was wonderful to hear how well your meet-up went.
Wishing you a lovely day.
So fun to meet another blogger! I love that your kids got along so well too 🙂
Hi Tiffany 🙂 Found your site through Deliberate Mom #blirthday bash. I hope to “chat and hang out” lol. Great site. Have a great day… Cindy from http://www.inspirememama.com
That’s exciting! I haven’t met any other bloggers yet but there is one in Wisconsin who has a daughter that goes to college in Minnesota and we’ve tried a couple times but it hasn’t worked out yet.
It was really fun to meet Jessica. You should try to meet that other blogger. You’ll have loads to talk about I’m sure. 🙂
Lol a professional bird chaser, that made me laugh so hard because that’s all he did at the beach this past weekend, chased freakin birds up and down the coast! It was so fun meeting you and now I definitely read your blog in your voice too, haha! You were also skinny as heck, so I don’t know what you’re talking about me being tiny, I’m just a midget haha. But I loved that I got to meet you because you’ve been one of the first blogs that I’ve really followed and one of the first bloggers to actually connect with me, so it was pretty special to you and Little A in person 🙂