Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Let me introduce you to the amazing and wonderful Anna.

This is my sister, Candy. We are waiting on someone very special. Waiting is hard to do when you are excited to see the person you are waiting for. But she was worth the wait.
She goes by Chickie and you can follow her blog http://www.skitteringthoughts.com

I started following her blog about two years ago and she is the nicest young woman and has an incredible sense of humor. Last year she stopped at my house to visit us. Last year she drove deep into the country to find us. We are very remotely located. I was impressed that she found us, but then she is very smart. That was an awesome experience to meet my first bloggy friend.
This year we met in Marshall,TX. and ate Mexican food. It was so very nice to see her again and catch up with her. She drove from Florida to Las Vegas, then to Oklahoma and then to see us. I hope I got that in the right order. I am too afraid to go anywhere by myself, but she is like my super alter ego, the brave and beautiful Anna.

I took some random photos while we waited for Anna to arrive. The inside of this restaurant is sort of interesting. It is Jalapeno Tree restaurant. Sorry to say I don't drink, but I liked the sign.

More views of the inside of this place. I told my sister that I should decorate my kitchen in this style because it is so festive, but then I would have to do all of my home to co-ordinate with a Mexican Catina. Just a brief thought. I don't think so.


The nice waitress agreed to take our photo. We told her we were bloggers and that Anna had traveled a long way to be here. The waitress had to try three times, but she got us.
Our waitress was hearing impaired and she looked like she had an implant behind her ear. She gave us excellent service along with the photo taking. Thank you Miss Waitress. Blogging around these parts is big business. At least it is to me.

Anna is so much fun to be around. Today was a really special day to see my friend. Words can not describe how much we adore this young woman. I am grateful that she took the time to come and visit with us. She gave us a big hug when we came and when she left. Anna, I hope you have a safe journey back home. You are a sweetheart for taking time off of your trip to come and see us. I hope you can sleep through work because it will be hard to return after three weeks of vacation.

Love you and big hugs. This was one of the best days ever!




21 comments:

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Pam,

We love the picture of the three of you - so pretty. Bet there was a lot of laughing going on - isn't it fun to just be silly sometimes?

Thank you for sharing all those pictures.

Hugs,
Prudence & Sissy
(Mom too, of course)

Thom said...

What great photos and such a great post. How fun to meet other bloggers in person. it's a real cool thing to do if you ask me :)

Melissa Mashburn said...

I am so jealous! I have never been able to meet one of my bloggy friends. Maybe one day.

I am so happy for you that your day was so special.

Travis Cody said...

Sounds like an excellent time!

lailani said...

How fun! Glad you got to visit and it was good!

Sandee said...

Meeting bloggers is indeed a wonderful thing. I'm glad you got to spend time with Anna.

Have a terrific day honey. Big hug. :)

DeEtta said...

It was so much fun reading your post that I found myself wanting to do the "Happy Dance". How fun to meet a blogger buddy and to become close friends. Loved the pictures and the happiness I felt for you, your sister and your special friend, Anna.

Finding Pam said...

Prudence, Sissy and MOm, we had so much fun. I am great at being silly, but my family thinks I have lost it. Ha ha

Thom, You are so lucky that you have met so many of your bloggers.

Melissa, your turn will come someday. Now they even have blogger cruises.

Travis, it was an fun day to see Anna again.

Lailani, it was just the best time and we enjoyed the lunch and felowship with Anna.

Sandee, thank you for the nice comment. There are so many bloggy friends that I would love to meet.

DeEtta, thank you my friend for doing the "Happy Dance". I hope someday we will meet.

Marianne said...

Bloggers are usually lovely people, at least the ones I read are. Nice to read your blog.

Finding Pam said...

Marianne, I agree with you about bloggers being nice folks. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Nice to meet you.

Mimi said...

Hi Pam, this is a lovely tale of an online friendship coming to life.
I agree- meeting other bloggers is good fun.

Thanks for your lovely comments over at mine; doing the Roast was good fun. I'm very fond of Eddie, he's a hoot!
And, yes, it is really that cold here in Dublin, we think this is warm! My SIL lives in Texas, but we haven't visited yet, but if we do, maybe we could meet up!!

Finding Pam said...

Mimi, where does your SIL live in Texas? That would be so neat to meet another blogger friend.

I never knew it got that cold in Ireland. I have always wanted to go to Ireland.

Take care and stay warm.

Gail said...

HI PAM-

oh my - great pictures and great time was had by all. So nice to meet fellow bloggers. :-)

I wanted to thank you also for the lovely comment you left on my blog - although I am not sure which post it went with because when I clicked "publish" I thought it was attached to my latest post but it did not appear. Wsa that comment for a different post or did it just get lost in 'blog-land'? Please let me know, k?

Love to you always
Gail
peace and hope......

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Pam,
What a wonderful post! I can imagine how exciting it must be to finally meet a blogging friend and from so far away too...goodness. It's nice that your sister was with you to share in your fun. You mentioned the waitress was hearing impaired and had an implant behind her ear...my husband has one too. His is called a Baha implant and a hearing aid snaps onto the implant. If you ever go back to that restaurant you could ask her about it...they're WONDERFUL. Thank you for sharing your story with us....have a wonderful Friday! Maura :)

Finding Pam said...

Gail, my comment was on the post about your Mother,your MS and the video of all the flood victims in Tenn. You are such an inspration.
I found my comment and I hope you find it as well.

One day at a time.


Maura, That is so interesting that your husband has an implant too. I will ask her the next time we go there. She told us up front that she was hearing imparied. She spoke wonderfully and was a sweetie for taking our pictures.

I was so excited to see Anna. She is such a doll. My sister and I had a lot of fun meeting her again. I look forward to meeting any other bloggy friends.

Thanks for you comment. Have a great weekend.

Finding Pam said...

Gail, my comment was on the post about your Mother,your MS and the video of all the flood victims in Tenn. You are such an inspration.
I found my comment and I hope you find it as well.

One day at a time.


Maura, That is so interesting that your husband has an implant too. I will ask her the next time we go there. She told us up front that she was hearing imparied. She spoke wonderfully and was a sweetie for taking our pictures.

I was so excited to see Anna. She is such a doll. My sister and I had a lot of fun meeting her again. I look forward to meeting any other bloggy friends.

Thanks for you comment. Have a great weekend.

Just Be Real said...

Pam thank you for sharing in picture your family and loved ones Seems you all had a grand time. Blessings.

Finding Pam said...

JBR, you are so kind and I appreciate your comment. We did have a wonderful day.

Rambling Woods said...

How wonderful to meet blogger friends in person.....

Finding Pam said...

Michelle, We had so much fun seeing Anna again. I wish I could meet all of my bloggy friends. Wouldn't that be loads of fun.

Chickie said...

It was so nice to visit with you & Candy again! I always love reading your posts & comments because your genuiness shines right through. Just like in person!

And for the record, so people don't think I'm a driving fiend - no Las Vegas this trip! Just Texas & Oklahoma. It was awesome all around. :)