Monday, March 12, 2007

Taking a Break in Willows

Several months ago, Corey and I started having virtual meet-ups for tea and coffee in the mornings (well, MY mornings anyway. LOL) But Friday at 6:50 a.m. in the little town of Willows, CA, it really happened. The place: Starbucks. The players: Corey and AnnieElf (c'est moi!) We were joined by Don and Krista in the festivities. Our schduled stop of 30 minutes turned into 90 minutes. It was definitely a "Let the chatting begin!" moment.

We had so much fun, exchanged small gifts and we had to laugh. I gave Corey a tile coaster I had made a while back and she gave me a pretty stack of eggshell blue and rose printed COASTERS. Great minds think alike. We both were thinking of packing and traveling light.

Just as we were about to leave, we got an extra surprise. Sacha was out and about with his grandmother and they stopped in at Starbucks expecting that we would be long gone and they would not be interrupting. Well, grandmother was almost right and I'm so glad about that "almost" because now I have this wonderful picture of son, mothers and grandmother to treasure and share with you all.

Online, Corey is poetic and mystical. She brings dreams to life and poses fanciful but probing questions. In LIFE, Corey is laughing, outgoing, absolutely BURSTING with life. My favorite picture of her dancing in her great purple/blue dress is exactly as she is in real life.

Corey, those 90 minues were the best. I can't wait for summer.


Star said...

What fun! I can see that 30 minutes would fly right by. I'm so glad the two of you could turn your virtual coffee into reality. And what a treat to get to meet her mom and Sacha as well.

Memories to last a lifetime (or at least until summer).

paris parfait said...

How wonderful that you two got to spend time together and that you got to meet Sacha and Corey's mom. Such terrific photos of all of you! xo

trailbee said...

The heartwarming fallout of blogging is just this - the making and meeting of new friends, unthinkable five years ago. Thanks for the photos, Annie.

Gypsy Purple said...

How wonderfull!!!!!
See...this blogging world can be a wonderful start to great the pics!!

Remiman said...

What a thrill it must be to meet up with a friend cultivated in the online community!

vicci said...

Annie...I am so glad you and Corey got to meet! You are so good about that! :-)...Hope you had a good trip....the weather is so warm! Starbucks seems to be where you meet alot! :-)

Susie said...

Starbucks coffee and meeting a blogging friend! What fun! You all look happy to have shared the experience!
Enjoy this beautiful spring-like weather we're having!!

turquoise cro said...

Yayyyyyy! That StArbucks meeting sounded JUST RIGHT!!! gLAD you gals had a SWEET time! xo, Cinda

tongue in cheek said...

Annie! You doll you! I am still not even unpacked from our trip. At least I'm not jet lagged this time.
I enjoyed meeting you and your family. 90 minutes! I felt it was ten minutes, I am so glad Don stayed longer than planned!

How was the shower?

My son and Mom loved meeting you. My Mom couldn't beleive that a blogger was a real person, she was doubtful! Sacha said you looked like a "Corey Friend! Sweet and nice and full of happiness!"

Thanks for stopping in my hometown!
See you at Java for coffee!

Tammy said...

You are so good at making time to meet your blog friends. I'm glad you got to meet and had a great time :)

Britt-Arnhild said...

Thanks for sharing.
Blogging is really wonderful, isn't it :-)