Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Meeting dear online friends IRL

My family and I were very blessed to have a lovely blogging friend and her family come and stay with us last weekend. Here we are - myself to the left albeit a bit bleary-eyed (one celebratory champagne at Erin's nephew's baptism? Maybe...) And a sparkling Erin and bubs!

Erin of course has her beautiful blog, Seven Little Australians plus One and thanks to her we have the Faith Filled Days website, where ladies can link into the best of liturgical living and planning throughout the year.

Erin and I met before we both started blogging, very briefly at a funeral a few years ago. It was then we discovered we had a very special, mutual friend. Later, thanks to Erin, my world opened wider and more wonderfully, as I was introduced to 4Real and blogging was the lovely flow-on effect from there.

So it was wonderful to have her dh and her whole family stay Saturday night, where the children all hit it off fabulously and what a blessed bunch of children Erin has, in all ways!

These moments are all too brief and Australia is a big, wide country...God willing we will meet again whenever we had back down to Sydney....somewhere in the future.

Erin has more photos in her posting Journey North.


Charlotte (Matilda) said...

Oh, such a beautiful picture of two equally beautiful women!

Aussie Therese said...

great photo of you and Erin Anne.

How wonderful to meet online friends irl.

Carole in Wales said...

I am so glad to see you both together! What a lovely way to spend the weekend. It is so wonderful to meet your online friends IRL.

Gae said...

And a good time was had by all----Yes.
What fun
Lucky you Anne

Jenny of Elefantz said...

What a wonderful blessing for the two of you! (and I am envious!)...oh Anne, I'm so glad you'll have a new Mary's Garden soon. Can't wait to see it. :-)

Jessica said...

How fun!! It sounds like you had a wonderful time!

Marilyn said...

Two beautiful ladies! I am so glad you had a wonderful time - and of course a little green with envy.