Sunday, September 9, 2012

In Real Life

I've met my first blog friend "in real life."  In some ways meeting Melissa is exactly what you would expect.
She is sweet and soft-spoken with a soft Texas accent.  It's a mild Southern accent, minus the drawl.  Even though I came to the crop with my Mother, I ended up bunking with Melissa, while Mom wrangled herself a private room. Melissa oozes southern hospitality, going out of her way to make sure everyone is comfortable, happy, and having a good time.  Exactly what you thought right?  Yep, me too.
But then there is the side of Melissa that doesn't quite come through on her blog.  Truly, Vanna White has nothing on this girl!  Melissa is playful, a touch rowdy, and loves taking charge and getting bossy. And doing everyone else's layouts.  Can you say "washi tape"?  Clearly the Queen of the Crop. She has an embellishment that says so.

And spoiled rotten by her wonderful husband Robbie!  Not only did she get a gorgeous floral bouquet delivered to the crop room, but also a very generous gift card to spend in the store.  Not that I'm even slightly envious.  Good going Robbie - you are a keeper!

In our short time in Corsicana Melissa has taken me (literally) to the wrong side of the tracks, the City Jail, and a plethora of historical monuments.  Admittedly in search of the perfect Scavenger Hunt photos (and yes, we got some! those will be coming in future posts, mostly from Melissa).  I've laughed and scrapped and laughed some more. It has been a blast and I seriously hope we get an opportunity to meet up again.

15 comments:

Melissa said...

I'm so glad you made it to Texas! It's been a wonderful, fun weekend - now I need to plan a trip up north (next year, in a warm month, of course!). So great to meet In Real Life & get to know you better.

Karen said...

What fun! Meeting blogging friends is such a treat!

Jo.C said...

Brilliant. Glad you had such a good time together :0)

humel said...

Oh wow, I'm so thrilled for you both that you had the opportunity to meet up :)

furrypig said...

how wonderful to meet up it sounds like a perfect day xxx

Elizabeth said...

Sounds like you and Melissa had a wonderful time at the crop. Bet visiting the jail was fun, too.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love posts like this! I would love meeting either (or both) of you.
rinda

MonicaB said...

This is great!! It would be so fun to met a blogging friend. Sounds like you had a good time.

Ginger said...

Sounds like a fantastic time! Love the braids :)

Amy said...

Yes, I love posts like this one too - I am so glad you had a wonderful time together!

Sian said...

I'm more than a little envious here! It sounds as if you both had a ball - how wonderful!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Oh I just LOVE seeing posts like this! So glad you girls got to spend time together and that you enjoyed each other's company so much! :o)

Alison said...

What a thrill for you both!! It sounds like a blast..so glad you got on so well together
Alison xx

Rebekah said...

How fun and exciting Cheri!! TFS your adventure with us!!

S said...

Oh what fun - great post - it tells us a little more about you both!