One of the highlights of my time in California was getting to meet my blogger friend Sarah and friends/bloggers/cousins Shannon and Courtney.
Sarah was sweet enough to drive almost 2 hours down to San Diego so we could meet in 'real life'. As I was getting ready to meet Sarah, I found myself getting very nervous. Would our conversation flow and be comfortable? Would she like me? But as soon as I got off the elevator and I saw Sarah waiting, all those feelings of nervousness and anxiousness disappeared. Sarah greeted me with a warm smile and friendly hug. We started visiting immediately and our morning flew by far too quickly. Sarah is just delightful - beauty shining from inside out. If you haven't visited Sarah's blog, stop over and read it. Daily. Her words flow off the page (or computer screen) so eloquently. I find myself encouraged, inspired, at times challenged, and daily blessed by her writing. She has a gift for words and shares her heart so beautifully. Thank you Sarah for taking time away from your family to meet with me. I hope we can meet again one day!
Sarah and I working trying to get a self portrait
About four years ago, there was a Cheney family reunion where Lance first met Shannon, Courtney, Sean and Lindsey, Heather, Art and Linda and their families. Lance had a wonderful time with all of them at the reunion. I know he was thrilled to meet some new Cheney cousins.
In the past year, we have reconnected with these Cheney cousins through this crazy blogging world. It was so wonderful to get to meet Shannon, Mandy, Amber, Courtney, David, and Isaiah for dinner one evening while in California. It was two hours filled with non stop conversation and a bit of chaos with the little ones (mainly mine). It was so much fun! It felt like home being with these cousins. They embraced us like family they had known all their lives. Thank you all for making time to have dinner with us. We are definitely looking forward to more time together over the years!
Morgan and Mandy - new friends
Our Cheney crew