Monday, August 25

Carole, Steve, Mary and Dwight Meet for a Fun Time

If you visit regularly, you will know that Pea from Pea's Corner and her friend, Steve, had plans to meet this weekend. Everything worked out and hubby and I got to the coffee shop at about five minutes to 5. I then saw Steve and Carole pull into the driveway.As Carole got out of the car, I greeted her and took her picture. It was a hot day and she looked beautiful.

We took our coffee and went back to where Pea and Steve were staying. When we got there, I gave her the Pay it Forward gift that I owed her. Pea will have photos of that on her blog. She had a gift for me and when I opened it, it was a beautiful fairy. Thank you so much Pea. I will treasure it forever and am in the process of making a place for it in my china cabinet. Until then, she keeps me company on my desk. I love her. Your choice was perfect.

Then we all decided we were a bit hungry so we took off to Montana's. Here is Pea, myself and Dwight outside the front door. Steve done the honors of taking the pictures.
Pea and I sat together and Steve and Dwight sat across from us. We were having such fun and getting to know each other just a little bit better.
The guys were having fun as well. Steve is a cut-up and lots of fun. He had us all in stitches.
Our waitress was very attentive and after we had eaten she offered to take a photo of the group. Here we are enjoying time together.
After dinner, hubby had to go home and get some sleep for work. I stayed with Pea and Steve and we went to a park nearby. It was just getting dark. Here Pea and I are standing on the deck that looks out over the lake.

Once again, Steve did the honors. Thank you, Steve.

Then I asked Steve to step up beside Carole so I snap their picture. By this time the mosquitoes were beginning to eat us alive and we decided to head back to their room. We picked up a coffee and spent a couple of hours shooting the breeze. We learned a lot about each other and had a GREAT time. Thank you, Carole and Steve. It was as if we had known each other all of our lives. I'm hoping that we can meet again soon. I certainly enjoyed it.

When I got home, I took a photo of the box that my beautiful fairy came in. Then I gently removed her from the tissue she was wrapped in.

Here she is. I haven't quite figured out a name for her yet. How did you know, Carole, that my favorite color was green?

Here she is from the back. Aren't her wings lovely. She is on my desk for now, but will be moving to my china cabinet where she will be more protected.

Carole and Steve also brought gifts for Brandon and Jordan. The boys loved them and now that they are all together, I have to get some photos to post.

I'm so glad that I decided to start blogging again after a year at another site, which I left because there were too many rude and crude people. Blogger has brought me many good friends over the past year. I will have been blogging here exactly one year on September 8th.

Have a wonderful week and remember to take time out to enjoy the company of friends and family. ~Blessings, Mary~


  1. Dearest Mary,

    It was a true pleasure to meet you and Dwight....I know that we will be doing this again!! We so enjoyed ourselves and as you said, it felt like we'd known each other forever. I'm so glad that you like your faerie...I just love what you gave me and will indeed have a picture of it on my Day 3 post of our trip:-) Thank you for being such a wonderful friend. xoxo

  2. Oh Mary - I loved this post! Such a great gift Pea brought you too -really lovely. This meeting and the way you all hit it off together too epitomizes the way I feel about blogging and those who are on my favs blog roll. Look closely on my post tonight and I think you'll spy something there for you too!

  3. I am so glad that you and pea got to meet. Thanks for sharing, I love your fairy.

  4. I'm so glad that 2 of my best blogging buddies got to meet in real life! From the pics and your description it's obvious y'all had a great time together.

    Have a great new week, Mary. :o)

    Love and hugs,


  5. Mary! I've been away from blogland for a few days and somehow didn't know that you and Pea had planned to meet! This is so exciting and I just loved reading about it and seeing the wonderful pictures! I'm a little bit jealous of both of you, though! ;) How I wish I could have joined you both...but it would have been a bit of a trip!
    So glad you all had such a great time!

  6. What a wonderful time you guys had! I am so happy that you got to meet and had such fun! Wish I lived closer......sigh..... Great pictures, thanks for putting them in for us all to see. Love the fairy!

  7. Mary, I am so jealous you got to meet, Pea! You all look wonderful and it looks like you had a great time visiting. I loved all the pictures and of course, your new fairy!

  8. Oh my oh my oh my! What a great set of photos you've shared with us Mary! I so enjoyed viewing...and I felt like I was there with you all, giggling, having fun right along with you four. How awesome.

    Four wonderful people, meeting, having fun together, enjoying the company...what could be better!!!?!

    And one gorgeous fairy gift too.
    Hugs to you all.

  9. Mary
    Thanks for sharing your outing to meet Pea and Steve. All the photo show what a gran time y'all were having. The fairy is beautiful and I wait patiencely to hear what name you have chosen for her.
    I sure am glad you decided to come back to blogland because I treasure your friendship and sure do enjoy your post. Peace be with you.

  10. What a fun day! How wonderful to meet Pea in person, and your fairy is lovely!

  11. How exciting for you! I know the feeling because I was overjoyed to have met Dee in person too. It looked like you had a lot of fun and I'm very impressed with your waitress.

  12. Hi Mary,
    Great photos and I can tell you all had a wonderful time together! I must admit I'm just a teensy bit jealous though! Thanks for sharing this fun get together!

  13. Hi Mary, It looks like you all had a wonderful time together!! Your fairy is adorable!

    Glo and I were able to start talking like we knew each other forever too! We were like old friends! That is so nice!! I am happy you all had such a FUN time too!! Love and hugs, Grams

  14. How cool!
    I love to see bloggers meeting each other face to face. It is great to be able to wrap our arms around them and know they are really real.
    Glad ya'll had a great time. It was also good to see pictures of you enjoying yourself.
    The gift was beautiful and I love her wings....what detail.

  15. That was so wonderful for all of you and what a sweet gift. Have a beautiful blessed night...m.

  16. What a fun lot of pictures and I am soooooooooooo green with envy!!!!!!!! I want to have a big party and have every one of my blog friends over for tea!!!!! I am so glad that you two met and had such a wonderful day...... I will come to Canada one of these days and meet you BOTH!!!!!!!!!!


  17. There is nothing more fun than meeting a blog friend in real life. I've had the privilege, and want to meet more! I'm glad you had such a great time with Pea and Steve.

    This blogging friend world is amazing, isn't it? Happy soon bloggiversary!

  18. Good Morning Mary,
    I thought I better come by to visit while I was in the area. LOL. I am so glad you finally got to meet Pea and Steve. Looks like yall had a wonderful time together and really enjoyed each other's company. The Fairy that Pea gave you is just beautiful. Green is my favorite color as well. I was just over at Pea's and seen her pictures from Niagra Falls. I would love to go there someday myself. It looks so beautiful. I have only seen pictures of the Falls and they are just stunning. I put up a new post this morning and gave an update on hubby. I am going to do my best to get back into the swing of things again. LOL. It may take a while, but I will come around. Also, "CONGRATULATION'S" on your great-grand nephew. I read your previous post as well and he is so precious. Our baby girl turned 10 on Sunday. They do grow up fast. Take care my friend and have a great day. May GOD Bless You and Yours.

    Love & Hugs,
    Karen H.

  19. Okay, now I'm jealous! But I'm happy that you met Pea. And I love the Faerie. She is beautiful. I think you should name her after the gifter.
    I guess you came to visit me shortly after you began this blog, then because my blogaversay is in November and you won my give-away. Thank you for all your prayers. How is your renovation coming?
    Mama Bear

  20. How completely lovely to have met. It's really amazing how we meet blog buddies and it seems as though we've known each other for years. It was that way when I met Linds in England this summer. I'm glad you all had such a great time.

  21. Hi Mary,
    How very super that you all were able to get together. Carol seems like such a sweet person, she always leaves the best comments on my blog, as do you.
    Love the fairy, lovely shade of green sort of an aqua. Thank you for sharing pictures and story with us.

  22. Mary, so happy to see you guys all meet!! I have met so many many blogers now!! I cannot believe that you had a bad experience before. So far I have only met great people and love them all.
    I am so happy that both you and Carole got to meet and learn a little bit more about each other. This is like the icing on the cake when we all get to meet.

  23. Oh it looks like you all had such fun..
    so glad you got to meet..

    What a lovely Fairie!!

    love ya my friend..Deena

  24. Mary,

    Love the pictures of your get-together with Pea. What great fun that must have been. The Fairy is beautiful!



  25. I love that the two of you were able to meet. I have met a couple of my blogging friends and it is always so much fun. This blogging stuff has made the world such a smaller place and brought so many wonderful people into our lives.
    Great post!

  26. Mary,

    What a wonderful post! I love the photos, especially the first one of you and Pea - beautiful! It looks like you all had the great time you described. The fairy is beautiful. :-)


  27. How fun this all looks. I've not had the pleasure to meet any of my blogging friends but I sure hope to, someday.
    I love your pretty angel...just beautiful.
    love, bj