Friday, October 24, 2008

Real life friends now

Well....my new BFF and now real life friend is ALANA!!!!!! Alana's blog is a must read. It is called "A kiss, a hug, and a squeeze."

She and I have been bloggy friends for awhile now and I absolutely love reading her stuff. She is so funny and the cutest thing around. Her husband was in town speaking at a college and she and her cute boys came along.

AND I GOT TO HAVE LUNCH WITH HER!!!!!!

I wasn't nervous one bit. It was like seeing an old friend. Here we are.....in pictures of course.

This is Alana's #1 son. He liked my camera. :)


Mom had no idea the prankster behind her. I didn't help the situation either.


"Ok...you can take a picture of me."


We had a little trouble with the flash. And, look at boy #2....ADORABLE!


I told you he liked the camera! He took this one himself. Oh, he was precious!


And, what do you do during lunch? You play Star Wars of course.


Oh, that sweet Larry Boy. Me and boy #2 kinda bonded over some Larry Boy!


My sword is the blue one, but I let him borrow it for the picture. :)


I had so much fun at lunch with these guys. We could have hung out all afternoon. I wanted to talk and talk but I had to go get my boys from school. It was easy. I'm glad we had the chance to meet and hug and laugh and pray together.

The lunch was perfect Alana. So very nice to "meet" you. Tell those boys Ms. Fran says hi and misses them.

Hugs and blessings y'all. I'm thankful today for all sorts of friendships.

19 comments:

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

How fun! Love the light saber and Veggie Tale entertainment you guys had.

Meeting blog friends in real life is so interesting isn't it? You already know so much about the person that it just feels like you've been friends forever by the time you meet.

Happy Friday!

Alana said...

Aren't you so glad we had such a calm and quiet lunch? One that was all about us connecting and getting to know each other better? So funny. I chuckled all the way through that post! You are a gem and were so cool with my boys...they loved you...as do I! It was truly a pleasure, my friend!

beckyjomama said...

So cool ... and no, I am not jealous .... OK< I lied, I AM jealous.

Now get your southern hiney down here for a date ith me and the Ter Bear!!! I totallyjust nick named her!!! Won't she be just oh, so excited?!?!?!

Shelley said...

I'm so happy for both of you! And maybe just a teensy bit jealous. :) No really, I love the fact that you got to know the boys, they are awesome. Star Wars and Larry boy! Did you know that Will is betrothed to my Annie. Yeah, at least in my head! :) And Alana is one of my best friends ever. I'm happy you got to meet her!

ocean mommy said...

OH!! Those are some great pictures!

What a fun way to spend your lunch hour. :)

Hugs,
steph.

Patty said...

What fun!!! What cute boys and Alana is beautiful!! I have never read her blog but I intend to visit.

Now, G and I are going to visit you!! Too much fun.

Love ya,
Patty

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Envy!

Esthermay Bentley-Goossen said...

Neat! This I think is a first-- a bloggy friend reunion captured on the digital media! I'm envious too.
My little girl wants that Larry BoY!

Susan said...

I love hooking up with my bloggy friends! Can't wait to finally meet both of you...Northern Virginia is lovely this time of year...come on up!

Chelle' said...

HI Fran. I just stopped by today to tell you that I am praying for you. I know you were stopping in to read up on the Love Dare's ... sure hope it's still going well for you. Today's a great one... Be your hubby's cheerleader.

Hope you're having a great day...

MelanieJoy said...

I've not got to meet a bloggy friend yet...almost this summer but it didn't fall into place like we had hoped. Unless that was you I met in the elevator after Beth's conference in Shreveport. You guys had a special day indeed. Have a great weekend!

Marina said...

what a fun tiem ") marina

Linda said...

Fun times. :) have a great weekend my friend.
Blessings,
Linda

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

How awesome!! I know you had a great time adn those boys are just adorable. lol

Colored With Memories said...

oh how fun! i'm visiting from alana's...and a tad jealous of your meet up :)

now i have a little bit better idea of what lunch w/boys looks like...w/two girls it is all about the princesses.

thanks for sharing...i love your page and am planning on reading some more posts!

brandiandboys said...

so fun that you all got to meet in person! too cool!

His Girl said...

you know, i am superduper jealous... the two of you are seriously two of the sweetest most encouraging girls on the internet... glad you got to meet, but a teensy bit sad you didn't make the effort to come visit california while you were so close (hahaha)

alana is so rockin'- glad you got to meet her.

Janelle said...

Any friend of Alana's is a friend of mine!! Isn't she a doll?

Looks like you shared a lunch with her that looks exactly like me sharing a lunch with her!! Our kiddos are the same age and Will is going to marry all of our girls (Shelley!) HA!

Nice to meet you, Fran. I have heard a lot of nice things about you!

Darlene R. said...

I am a little jealous about this meeting!! :)

I want to meet Alana! Maybe some day. She has been a bloggyland friend for some time now.

So glad you had a fun time together.

I blog so you can get a glimpse into my life as wife, mom of 3 boys, and someone who simply wants to bless others along the way. Have fun and be sweet :)

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