Had the VERY BEST afternoon! Doris and Dan were driving through my area so we arranged to meet at Boston Pizza for lunch.
They were at the restaurant when I arrived and as I walked up to itI wondered, 'I think I'll recognize them but will I?' The answer was YES!!! As I walked into the restaurant we spotted each other and Doris and I quickly engulfed each other in a huge hug as if we were long lost friends! Blogger adoption friends are wonderful! We had so much to talk about that if you were anyone near us you'd never believe that we'd just me in person for the very first time today! We arrived around 2:00 and still hadn't stopped talking long enough to even look at the menus before 2:30!
Dan is as excited about welcoming Daphne into their family as Doris is so it was great to get to know him too! The 3 of us shared so much in the couple of hours that we were together. We chatted about our online friends and what an unexpected extra treat this bloggy world is during the wait for our babies. We've both met such wonderful friends online and it's great to share the referrals and arrival of babies with others! We shared our challenges in facing the longer referral waits. There's nothing we can do about the wait but that doesn't make it any easier some days. Most days we're just fine but occassionally it's a rough day. On those rough days it's neat to have this circle of friends who understand and are there to support and care.
We talked about how fun it will be someday when we can get together with our little girls! With our LID's being only 5 days apart and us both being with Canadian agencies, we may even meet up while in China. Wouldn't that be great?!!
No bloggy summit is complete without a little gift exchange. They brought me an wonderful gift for Hannah! A cute elephant book (I love books!) and an adorable polka dot sleeper with a mommy ladybug and baby ladybug on the front of it. Too cute! In turn I took her a wish for her quilt (realized today I hadn't sent one yet. Oops!) and a pink tag toy for Daphne.
All too quickly our afternoon drew to a close as they needed to get back on the road.
Doris and Dan, it was AMAZING meeting you! I look forward to the time when we can do it again. I'll keep your offer to visit in mind and please know my door is always open to you too!
Here's to bloggy friends!