Thursday, May 21, 2015

So Sweet ~~~~ Katie and Meredith Meet!


I was so very excited. I could hardly sleep the night before. Katie of This Whole Thing and I were going to meet. We were bringing our husbands. We were spending the night in a fancy hotel. We have become such good friends through the wonders of email, texting and phone calls. Now we were meeting for the first time. We were two women who had discussed just about everything concerning ttwd. There was no nervousness, just pure excitement.

Jack walked me to her hotel after we checked into our own. There she was .......... waiting in the lobby! We embraced right in the middle of all the commotion........... doormen, people, kids, and all. They all swirled around us hugging. Then the talking began and it never stopped. We walked to an outdoor restaurant and Katie's Rob joined us. After lunch, we returned to our hotel to change into some evening clothes. We met Katie and Rob for Happy Hour. Now that was fun! Then on to dinner at a place on the water. You name it and we talked about it: kids, marriage, vacations, and, yes, ttwd.

We decided on the plan for the next day. Katie and I wanted time together without our sweet men. I walked to her hotel and she met me in the lobby. We walked and talked enjoying the beautiful morning. We went for coffee and then prowled around a few stores close to the hotel. Jack picked us up and we toured the city while Rob was in meetings. After a brief walking after lunch, we returned to Katie's hotel. We have one last glass of wine in the hotel bar and Rob joined us. Jack told me it was time to go. It took us a long time to say good bye. Eventually we hugged and hugged again and then we were off heading for home.

What can I say? Katie is wonderful, fun and just the way you have her pictured in your mind. We gave one another small gifts. I gave her my favorite flossing tool as I know she and her teeth meet up with Rob frequently. What did she give me?  Not one but two spanking implements!!!! A wooden spoon made from hard olive wood and a spatula just like the one in her kitchen. Can you believe it! Jack loved it and still cannot believe her generosity.

The best part of the visit is that we acted like long time friends and we could be completely honest with one another. We could talk about everything and I do mean everything. The time went so fast. We enjoyed the time both alone and with our husbands. The four of us seemed to hit it off real well.

Meeting someone I have met on line is one thing, but meeting someone I have shared so much with was most wonderful. Katie and I will be friends for life. She need not give me anymore gifts though.


Meredith

36 comments:

  1. Hi Meredith, :)

    You know, I LOVED this!!! What a sweet post!! I had the best time. Thank you!! SO much fun!! I'm going to be smiling for days to come. You and Jack are wonderful.

    With all the sad, sad stuff that has been going on in my life the past few months, our planned visit has been something to look forward to. For a while there, I wasn't sure that I'd be able to go. I can't tell you how delighted I was to know that we could go forward. It has all done wonders for my spirits. I am very grateful. :)

    Lol I loved how you mentioned the saying hello in the lobby and everyone having to get around us as we hugged. There we were- creating a commotion from the start!! Lolol!! Thanks for the kind words about me- I can assure all our friends in the land that you are also just as you are- wonderful you!

    It's amazing how special our friendships can become over time, as one gets to know people in the land who we meet over what I think are very amazing circumstances! Yes, you do indeed have a friend for life, Meredith! Never fear, that means Jack will likely never run out of... Span... Ummm... Kitchen tools! ;). Many hugs and love to you and your spanky man,

    <3 Katie

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    1. Katie,
      I got tears in my eyes when I read your comment. I am so happy that this visit came for you when you needed it most.

      hugs to you,
      Ella

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    2. Hi Ella, :) That is very sweet of you to say. the visit was terrific! It did tons for my spirits. I am very appreciative of Meredith and Jack traveling to meet us. They are such great people! Thanks for the kind words. Many hugs,

      <3 Katie

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  2. This is wonderful!! I'm so happy you for both of you. Sounds like you had a great visit. It's really something special when you get to meet your online friends. Hugs to both of you <3

    J

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    1. Hi Jennelle, :) Meredith gave me the okay to reply here, so here I am. Thank you for your sweet words. We all had a really great time. It is all very special indeed to meet up with online friends. Many hugs back at you,

      <3 Katie

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  3. Sounds wonderful. I'm going to have that pleasure next month.

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    1. Thanks so much, Sunny! :) Wonderful it was, and Meredith and Jack are. It is like finally being able to stand in front of a friend that you already know so well, and can share anything with. Really cool!

      Next month- It will be my pleasure for sure. ;) Keep your fingers crossed! Many hugs,

      <3 Katie

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  4. Meredith, this sounds so amazing and beautiful that I am smiling for you all only from reading! I am happy for you and love to hear how wonderful your time was.

    hugs

    Nina

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    1. Hi there Nina! :) It was amazing! It was also the first time that Rob and I met another couple. It was so much fun! I loved it and needed it. Many hugs and don't forget the Tilda squeeze,

      <3 Katie

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  5. Mere,,this post was so sweet,,happy for you all.


    L.

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    1. Thanks so much, Leah. :) We all had a really great time. Meredith is wonderful, and I got to meet her Jack too. Many hugs,

      <3 Katie

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  6. Great post.....how fun
    hugs abby

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    1. Hiya Abby, :) Oh we had SO MUCH fun! I LOVED it! Many hugs,

      <3 Katie

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  7. That's wonderful! Glad you all had a great time!

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    1. Thanks Teresa, :) I'll never forget it! Awesome! Many hugs,

      <3 Katie

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  8. How wonderful to meet up with friends made here. Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all.

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    1. It was definitely that Annabelle! :) Thank you. I feel truly grateful that it all worked out, and we could go forward. Many hugs,

      <3 Katie

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  9. Hi Meredith and Katie, Oh how lovely to have had such a great visit. super post
    love Jan,xx

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    1. Hi Jan, :) Meredith wrote such a lovely and sweet post about it all. An all around great visit and even a fun happy hour! LOL! Many hugs,

      <3 Katie

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  10. So glad you both got to connect. I read both blogs faithfully and enjoy them. Perhaps Katie T only meant for the implements to be admired and never used. LOL!
    SSB

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    1. Hi SS, :) Thank you for being a faithful reader to our blogs!

      No Katie T thought that she should really bring her friend Meredith a "cheeseboard". But alas, given her recent circumstances she did not have time to do anything about it all. Thus she went to Rob's next "go to"- the silicone spatula. LOL! It does serve a dual purpose- flips great eggs and makes an impression when in the hands of a spanky man! Spatulation central! ;) Really I hope that they have FUN with it. Can you have fun with that???? LOL! Many hugs,

      <3 Katie

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  11. Mere,
    I am really so happy for you both! Although I haven't met Katie in person (yet) I do know what a treat it is to spend time with you.

    You (and Jack) make people feel so special - and Katie deserves to feel that 'big sisterly love' from you - and all the giggles that go along with hanging out with you - all the more. :)
    hugs,
    Cali

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    1. Hi Cali, :) What a sweet comment! Thank you! I hope that someday we will get to meet up, as well.

      I agree completely with what you said here. Meredith (and Jack) did, and I felt all that stuff, had lots of laughs and some really good talks. It was very fun to have Rob around when he could- especially since our dynamics are so similar. Just an awesome, awesome time. I am truly grateful. I am still smiling too! Many hugs,

      <3 Katie

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  12. Awww, this is so wonderful! I'm so glad you got to meet up and of course things just clicked with the two of you. And good for Katie getting some time away. I'd be hoping she would forget the gift next time too!

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    1. LOL FullHeart! :) Thank you! Oh no, I never forget things like that! Hehe! Meredith gave me a lovely flossing thing! Im such a faithful flosser now. Who would have thought it??? Many hugs,

      <3 Katie

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  13. I'm so happy you were able to meet in person and that you had such a wonderful time Meredith. I would love to be able to meet blog friends face to face.

    How sweet of Katie to give you spanking implements. Now you too can be spatulated :)

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. Hi Roz, :) It was all a really neat adventure. I hope that you do get to have some meet ups sometime too.

      Oh thank you! I see a cluedo move in their future: Meredith and Jack, in the closet with the spatula. OUCH! Sorry Meredith!!! Chalk it up to friendship! LOL! Many hugs,

      <3 Katie

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  14. Lovely post Meredith, So happy you got to meet Katie. It's so special when we get to meet spanko friends.

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

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    1. Hi Ronnie, :) It was all such a very special time for sure! You are exactly right. And I agree- Meredith's post was very lovely! Thanks and many hugs,

      <3 Katie

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  15. This sounds wonderful! So glad you and Katie got to meet!

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    1. Hi Maggie, :) Oh we did have that kind of time! Thanks! I will forever be glad that we got to meet. Many hugs,

      <3 Katie

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  16. So very happy for both of you Mere and tad bit envious. ;) Thank you so much for sharing your fun times with us. Hope you two get a chance to get together again soon. Just be careful...you get those spanky men together and then start exchanging thoughts by osmosis! *eek*

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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    1. LOLOL Cuz!! :) It was all such fun! I hope that we do too. Thanks for the warning about our spanky men- oh the osmosis clearly has already been happening- through the typed word it seems. Very similar thinking I do believe. Eek is right! Hahaha! I do LOVE my spanky man. I know Meredith sure does LOVE hers! No creative sharing allowed. Can we say that??? :D Many hugs,

      <3 Katie

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  17. I consider my family and myself beyond blessed to be citizens of the United States of America. God bless those families who have lost loved ones in the service of our country. God bless America.
    Meredith, thank you for sharing this.
    SSB

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  18. How did I not comment on this? I blame Blogger. It ate my comment!
    What a wonderful, unforgettable experience. So happy for you both!

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    1. Hi there Sarah, :) No worries at all! We had a wonderful time and well- I hope that we have many more visits to come! Thanks so much for the kind words. Many hugs,

      <3 Katie

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