About a month ago, I had the pleasure of meeting one of my favorite bloggers, Michele from Imperfectly Wonderful World! She is a beautiful wife and mother from Texas. When T and I were headed to Austin for a wedding, I emailed Michele to ask her if she knew any fun places to eat while we were there. She sent me back such a detailed list - I was floored! It was so nice of her to go out of her way for a total stranger!
(Our trip was awesome - if you get the chance to go to Austin, GO! You can read about our trip HERE)
Since Michele was one of my first blog friends, I was so excited about the opportunity to meet her in person!
Michele sent me an email letting me know her family would be in Georgia during their vacation. It was perfect timing, since I was home visiting my parents.
We decided to meet up for lunch in Athens, GA. We went to one of my favorite restaurants - The Last Resort.
It is delicious and a fun atmosphere - During college (when I still had my parents' credit card, I wore this place out...those were the days...)
It is strange to have never met someone, and yet feel like they are one of your best friends! Isn't blog world great? Michele and I really hit it off, and it was so fun to meet her awesome husband, in-laws, and sweet, sweet children. Lunch was so good and the conversation was even better. After lunch, we decided to walk around Athens to see the sights. Of course, Athens is one of my favorite places, so I was excited to show Michele and her family around! I showed them where I went to class, the SLC/library, the bookstore and the stadium!
Don't we look like we're ready for a UGA game?!? All we need is a red pom pom...
We had such a wonderful time, and I left that day wishing Michele lived closer! Blogland is sometimes a hard place to navigate - Sometimes I feel like I share too much, then too little. And sometimes you wonder ... should I keep doing this? I think the answer lies in meeting people like Michele. I am so thankful for some of the friendships I've formed and all the lovely ladies I've "met" through this blog. There are so many fun, thoughtful, and talented women out in blogland - and I'm happy to "know" so many of them!
PS. Check out Michele's post about our afternoon HERE