Saturday, January 28, 2012

Meeting Online Friends is. . . . .

. . . . . .THE BEST!

I had such a fun day today! I met up with some online, blogging, Flickr friends at the Mall of America! We had lunch, and then did some shopping together at Archiver's.

It's always so nice to see Linda and Anne! Here we are - the three of us - in Archiver's, of course! :)



But the really exciting part of the day, was that we were all lucky enough to meet another online friend, Judy Jung! Here she is! (Please note the rack of Hero Arts goodies next to us.)



It was such a joy to meet her! She was exactly how I had envisioned in my head. So very kind and fun - we all laughed a lot today! She brought each one of us a lovely gift and card. She is up here in Minnesota, visiting her darling daughter, Kathy, and she came along with Judy too. What a sweet gal she is! It was as if we'd all known each other for a very long time. LOVE THAT!

Here's a photo of Judy and her sweet daughter.



We had lunch first. I think we could have talked and talked for hours!



Here's another one of all five of us.



And one more, leaving Archiver's with our bags of goodies! I'm happy to report, I was not the one who spent the most money this time! :)


Hope you enjoyed the photos of our fun day! We tried to convince Judy to come back in September for Scrapfest. Fingers and toes crossed! Would REALLY LOVE to see you again, Judy! The time went by too quickly today!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and thanks for stopping by! :)

35 comments:

Jackie said...

You lucky girl! Getting to hang out with friends AND go to Archiver's. I'm jealous. It looks like you all had a great time and I can't wait to see what you create with your new treasures.

Donna Bowman said...

Looks like such a fun day Barb!! So glad you got to meet up with some online crafty friends and do some quality socializing and shopping!! I'm sure I've never mentioned how envious I am that you have an Archivers!!!

Judy1223 said...

Lucky, lucky ladies! What fun you all had together...and how great to meet Judy (and her daughter), too! I'm glad you all had such a nice day...well deserved!

Joy said...

Thanks for sharing this Barb, sounds so fun and sounds as though you girls really enjoyed your day...super pleased that you girls are all able to catch up..have a wonderful weekend..hugs

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Yes, Barb - what a fun day! So great to see you and Anne, plus meet Judy and her daughter! Wallet's lighter from our Archiver's haul but I enjoyed our lunch and shopping trip to MOA. Thanks for sharing the photos! See you again soon, I hope!!

Trinh said...

That first photo with Linda & Anne makes me think of the fun times we had together at Scrapfest. And how fantastic that you got to meet Judy & her daughter! So wonderful to meet bloggy friends, especially when you hit it off!

Virginia L. said...

What an AWESOME group!! SO happy (and jealous) that you all got to meet and shop together! I know we are going to see more beautiful creations from the look of your shopping bags! Thanks so much for sharing! We (almost) feel that we are right there with you! Aw... and Judy's DD is SWEET! Oh..thanks SO much for taking these photos and blogged about it after a FULL fun day, Barb! HUGS!

Tina said...

Thanks for shariing, Barb. I really enjoyed this post. I can just feel all the good energy that was flowing around.

Vanessa said...

Oh, thanks for sharing this, Barb! It must be so exciting and fun to meet online friends in real life! I hope it'll happen to me one day, too!

Mariƫtte said...

Oh look at all those happy girls, meeting each other and shopping together. Great to see you all together having fun!

joy said...

Birds of a feather who shop together = bigtime enabling! Looks like a fabulous time was had by all; thanks for the photos, Barb! Can't wait to see more beautiful cards posted by the four of you!

CinnamonSally said...

How lucky you all are to meet up, wish I could have been there too. Fabulous photos Barb you look like you all had a really good time and I can't wait to see what you make with your goodies!!

Dee in N.H. said...

How awesome!!!!! It looks like you all had a fabulous time! And I'm a wee bit jealous! LOL!

Heather Maria said...

Barb, thanks for sharing what sounds and looks like such a fab day! It's brilliant that you all got to meet up, chat away and of course do a little (!!) shopping!

Lin said...

What a great day! So glad that Judy got to meet up with all of you; love seeing the pictures!

Lynn said...

Barb, looks like an absolutely perfect day!!

Cindy C. said...

Hi Barb, looks like you girls had a fabulous day together. Thanks for the sharing the photos and story. :)

Nancy said...

Yay! You all look like you had a fabulous time! Now that's a memory to keep. Thanks for sharing your happy meeting with Judy!

AnitaRex said...

Barb it looks like you had so much fun! :> So great to have Judy join you! So awesome to have met her! I really hope she comes to Scrapfest so I can meet her again! :> Can't wait to September to see you again Barb!

Leni said...

Love to see these photo's! It looks as if it is so much fun. I can hear in your story it was. I am happy for all of you that you could meet ( and as always when I see such photo's I secretly think: I wish that I was there too !)

Teresa Kline said...

wow, that is always fun....luv when I get to meet online friends...hope your week is awesome!

enjoy *~*

Sue McRae said...

How great is it that you were all able to get together and share such happy photos with us!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

That's WONDERFUL - lucky you! and how I wish there was an Archiver's here - everyone talks about it!!!
Hugs, Karin

Brenda said...

Awesome photos Barb! I love how happy everyone looks (and also the shopping!).

Yvette said...

Barb, looks like a perfect day!!

cheiron said...

Looks like a great day Barb! Thank you for sharing these fun photos...for next time, I would like to see what everyone bought:)

Tiffany said...

What a treat to finally meet up with Judy! Wonderful pictures you shared and I'm glad you all had a blast! Love seeing all of your smiles!!

sheila said...

awwww-you guys look so cute! Sure wish I could have made it! I love how happy everyone looks....like you guys have been hanging out for years!

Maureen Morton said...

What a happy group! So glad to see all the smiles and the full shopping bags! Sheila and I have talked about how much fun it would be to all get together and craft. I bet there is a big craft room - with lots of glitter - up in heaven if we don't meet sooner!

Simone said...

Looks like you all had such a fun day Barb! So nice of you to share those wonderful photos :)

alexandra s.m. said...

I'm so happy you could all get together ;-)
TFS Barb!

Dawn said...

I am so jealous. You are so lucky to meet up with these wonderful ladies and have such an awesome day

Lisa said...

What fun it would be to have been there shopping with all you ladies!!

Suzanne C said...

How wonderful that you all got together and had a lovely visit!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow amazing pictures Barb. Thanks for sharing. I so love it when Ha Friends get to meet. Your all so beautiful and wish I could meet you someday. You look like you are having a blast. I wish we had a store like that near us. I can't wait to see what you will share with us all. Congrats again on your position at Lily Pad. You so deserve it.