Thursday, May 27, 2010

Meeting Diane Estrella

When Diane contacted me on Facebook and said her husband had a meeting near me, I jumped for joy. It's not every day I get to meet one of my blogging buddies.

I picked her up at the hotel and recognized her immediately, but my blonde hair threw her off due to the old picture on my blog. We headed for a local diner and discussed blogging over a yummy breakfast, explored the local Christian bookstore, and hung out at my house until Diane's hubby joined us for lunch.

With the age difference, you wouldn't think we'd have so much in common, but we did. From old houses to writing and Swagbucks, the hours flew by too fast. I can't wait to see this lovely couple, who I call my friends, again.

Check out Diane's post on our meeting. Oh - and if any of you write for kids, be sure to let Diane know. :)

20 comments:

Diane said...

Thanks Susan! So glad we were able to meet. I'm positive we will see each other again soon. :O)

Terri Tiffany said...

Oh this is awesome!! I look forward to meeting all my blogging friends!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Diane -

I'm looking forward to seeing you again. I wish we could have a big blogger meet-up.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Terri -

If you ever travel to this area, let me know. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Karen Lange said...

Yay, what a fun day you both had! I'm glad you had a great time together. I knew you would:)

Nancy said...

What a nice picture. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. It would be great to meet my blogger friends, too. It was cool that Diane didn't just think about doing something, she did it.

Susan Panzica - EternityCafe said...

I totally envy you, meeting a blogging buddy. I have "met" some great gals who I'd really like to meet!

I'm glad that I met you first and then became buddies. I hear your kind voice and see your gentle smile when I read your words.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

When are you meeting your blogger friend?

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Nancy -

Thanks for the compliment. I'm glad Diane contacted me. She brightened my day.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Susan -

That's right! We met at Philly and then connected via our blogs.

I said to Diane we can now hear each other's voices, and she can see my "setting." :)

Blessings,
Susan

Jessica Nelson said...

I love that pic! It sounds like you two had a wonderful time! :-)

jean Fischer said...

What a great picture. I just came back from visiting Diane's blog. I'm envious that she got to meet you in person. How fun!

Carla Gade said...

How much fun!!!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Carla -

Yes, we enjoyed prowling around the Christian Bookstore and jawing about writing/blogging. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Rosslyn Elliott said...

I love to see that picture. My first meeting with some of my closest blogging friends was a wonderful experience!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Rosslyn -

Perhaps we'll get to see other blogging buddies at conferences. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Heather Sunseri said...

How fun to meet a writer in person to talk about the things we love so mcuh.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Heather -

Diane thinks she may be coming down again in the near future. It's exciting that we'll be able to see each other again.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Faith Imagined said...

How fun! I am looking forward to traveling in the future and checking in with some bloggy friends!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Alisa -

It was fun. :)

If you're ever in my area, let me know. Maybe we could arrange a meeting.

Blessings,
Susan