Monday, December 1, 2008

The Internet: Where Worlds Collide

I spent an entire weekend with these two girls.

I met Amber once the month before and met Alexis for the first time that weekend.

What did I learn?
  • you can make awesome friends on the internet
  • staying at someone's home you barely know can be quite fun
  • Alexis is the most stylish prego I have ever met
  • Amber is super talented and she doesn't even really realize it
  • Amber is an awesome mom
  • two girls who grew up together can make you feel like you also grew up with them - even though you didn't
  • the hostesses husband makes awesome Sunday breakfasts
  • husband also let us girls hog his wife and his bed till the wee hours in the morning (he fell asleep on the couch or with his son... not quite sure which)
  • i love playing connect four with a 6 year old
  • i should have put all of my notes from middle school and high school in plastic sheets in a huge binder
  • that I want to spend weekends like that again and again

I also spent some time with Victoria who I had been wanting to meet in person for a while now. We met online through a mutual friend 7 years ago. Never spoke again and she randomly found me on Facebook in June or May.. can't remember. We've become really good friends and It was so great getting to spend time with her. She has the cutest little boy that I want.

Here's to the internet for rekindling friendships and making new ones! (but not for meeting weirdos and stalkers and creepies. Oh, and bad gossip and basically anything you want to know is on here! Can't promise it's true, though. My goal is to put myself on Wikipedia)

26 comments:

Erin said...

How fun! I really wish I didn't live so far away from anyone and everything that I could do fun things like that.

Connect four is pretty fun with my five year old, so I'm sure a six year old is just as fun.

Life as Ashley said...

Awwww! Cute pic of you three! Sounds like you guys had a really great girls weekend. Good for you! Isn't it great when hubbies realize the need for woman interaction and just butt out? Love it! Love you!

rychelle said...

looks like you had a fab weekend with some fab ladies.

you all are gorgeous.

Abra said...

Okay.
So.
Firstly, you are all SUPER gorgeous!!
I mean, who can compete with that?
Secondly, I'm jealous.
Thirdly, well, I just want to go back to the states, any which one, I don't care which brings me to my fourth point.
Um, Jealous.
Yup.
You heard it here first.

Jenna said...

If these ladies get freaked out because they have this new crazy person blog stalking them (me) they will have you to thank for it.

Alexis and Casey Treese said...

awwwwww Whitney! This was the coolest post and not just because it includes me. I seriously had the greatest time. My favorite part was lying on Ambers bed and talking for hours! I loved that I feel like Ive known you forever. I still ask myself WWWD? You are amazing and I am so glad were friends! PS sorry you had to share a bathroom with me... I am the messiest houseguest ever!

Mommy Madness said...

How fun! I am so jealous, I want to meet some bloggy friends.

The Boob Nazi said...

So the rest of us are what, chopped liver????
(Running away sobbing to the corner)

Kristina P. said...

You are all amazing women! How fun that you have all become good friends.

Jo said...

Your weekend rocked. I think you just have good taste in blog friends. Ahem...

ramsam said...

I had to miss *sniffle sniffle* we had family in town and reservtions that night.... but I truly am glad you had so much fun. Those weekends are the best!

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

How awesome! Friendships are the BEST! Thanks for being mine :) ♥ Hugs!

Jillene said...

That was Victoria? What the?! We comment on each others blogs!! She was sitting that close to me and I didn't even know it?! I am SO bummed out!!

clan of the cave hair said...

have an internet friend of 7+ years that I have never met too! Its crazy, isnt it? Looks like a fun weekend.

Kayleigh said...

That's so cool! New friends are great. Oh, and by the way, I like your goal. I remember the day I realized I could edit Wikipedia...

Kristen said...

That is so cool. I love meeting new people and feeling like you have known them forever. If I was a drinker I would do a toast to new bloggy friends with you!

Mina said...

Sounds like a fabulous weekend. It's so fun to hang out with the girls now and then. And hurrah for blogging friends. It's almost like we're all popular, or something.

hello, my name is amber. said...

love this post whit! so glad you stayed at my house + thank you for the sweet compliments. :)

can't wait until next time you're in town so we can hang out... on my bed... until 3 in the morning ;)

that weekend was SO fun! i'm so glad we've become REAL LIFE friends!

The Korr's said...

I agree, once you weed out the creepies and stalkers, the internet can be a wonderful place and it does bring people together. I have gotten in touch with so many people from school and from years back that I never would have had the chance to otherwise. [just hope they aren't part of the creepies and stalkers...]

Jay @halftime lessons said...

I'm totally asking my wife tonight if I can go meet hot girls from the internet in real life.

Nathan Stephanie Gilbert Family said...

Hey your apple juice is still in my fridge. Also we need to figure out when we are all going to go and watch 007 so we need to talk.

Thankful Paul said...

Hello

Brigitte said...

Hey! So I'm a loser, in case you didn't get the memo. So sorry I didn't meet up with you girls when you came down. My family came to town earlier than I expected them to arrive and I couldn't make it. Total bummer cuz I know you came down just for me and all. haha.

Hopefully we will meet in person someday and be real life friends too!

Wendyburd1 said...

sounds like fun

Victoria Elder said...

Ah it was sooo fun hanging out with you gals! I needed sometime away! Come back soon! Dax misses you & wants to go live on the farm where he can roam with no restrictions!

Victoria Elder said...

ACTUALLY we should take a road trip & see you!