Sunday, April 13, 2008

Fun with Friends

Karen and I met first via our blogs and then in person last spring at one of our Waiting Mommies Dinners. It was an instant connection when we met in person and we knew that it would be fun to get together for a day. At last month's dinner we finally pulled out our calendars and found a day that would work for both of us. Yesterday morning I headed across the city and couldn't wait to see my dear friend again and meet more of her family! The oh so precious Samara had joined us at a couple of the dinners but this was the first time I'd have the privilege of meeting her hubby Mike and her older 2 children Victoria and Austin.

What a great day! We played, chatted, ate, relaxed, did puzzles, went for a walk, got wet in the rain, watched the fish at a local garden centre and laughed as I got totally lost on my way to their home and had to call a few times to finally get me there.

Mike and Karen are in the process or adopting again - this time from Ethiopia. Who knows, we may both end up travelling about the same time next year and then there will be 5 little ones to play with!! That will be so neat!!

Unfortunately Victoria was camera shy and the only pic I snapped of Austin he was hidden by a ball but here's a little snipit of the fun that we had yesterday!

It was great to meet you Mike! Sorry about the supper snafu (oven went on the blink) but you order up a mean pizza and wings! :o) Looking forward to our next get-together Karen!!


  1. there is nothing better than hanging with friends that have the same things in common. (children)
    What a blessing!

  2. How fun... you have such good friends... in and out of the adoption world.

    Hugs my friend,

  3. Hi Catherine,

    looks like you had a great day!


  4. It looks like so much fun! Isn't it amazing the friendships we've made in blogland??

    One of these days it will be OUR turn to meet :-)

  5. Looks like a super fun day! Samara sure is a cutie!

    Smiles! :o)

  6. Wonderful way to spend the day! Sweet pictures.

    Keep smilin!

  7. Getting together with bloggy friends is the best!

    Glad you had a great time.

  8. Of course you have so many friends. To know you is to love you!

  9. Isn't it the greatest boost to get a dose of the little ones (and the amazing mamas and papas) as we wait?

    Love it!

    Hugs to you.

  10. Lovve the stories about how living in Blogdom brings people together.

  11. ANOTHER blogger (Friend) I'd love to meet in person one day!!! :)

    Glad you had a GREAT visit!!! :)

  12. Looks like you had a great time!
    We're looking forward to hanging out with you again too (I'm hoping maybe the May mommy's dinner ...)

  13. FUN!! So glad you had such a nice time with The Carmody Bunch! They are a beautiful family!

  14. Nice to have such blessings for friends.
    What a sweet little one.

    Just took a peek at yout Ti.m"s stats...not very impressive.
    Dido here.

  15. Fun stuff! I love Karen and glad you guys got to hook up!


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