Yesterday was one of the most exciting days of my blogging life. I kid you not, I counted down to it ever since the date was set.

I met someone. 




 HA!  No, not like that silly. I met a fellow blogger!!!

I know it probably sounds ridiculous to you – especially if you live in Utah and can probably throw a stone out your window and hit one. But to me, living in Virginia Beach, it was really exciting!!!

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Not a bad photo if you consider Chloe, a 5 year old, is taking it!

I had the honor and pleasure to meet up with the fabulous Alida of I Make Stuff!!! Alida is one of my closest bloggy pals ever since we competed together in Season 2 of Project Run & Play. Sometimes you just click with someone, and Alida and I clicked. So when a couple of weeks ago she mentioned in a blog post that she lives in North Carolina, I just about flipped. Ummm…hello? Where? We soon realized that it would be really easy to have a playdate if we just met in the middle somewhere! 




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I think it is safe to say, our kids had fun…

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Our kids all happen to be so close in age, that they just loved playing together! It was a scorcher of a day too…

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Note to self, do not go to landfill state parks in the middle of the Summer. The kids kept saying ‘what is that smell???‘ – HA!

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The youngest ones just had fun playing in the dirt, literally.

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While Alida and I got to sit around and chat. It was so much fun!

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Make a funny face!

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Notice how the two 3yr olds are both looking to their older siblings to see what faces they are making?! HA!

Oh, ok, that face…

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And if you made it to the end of this post, I am going to let you in on a little secret:

Mom tip #345
When standing in line at a crowded store with rowdy kids, suddenly say ‘BE A STATUE’. They immediately stand still and be quiet! Works every time.

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This picture was proof that it works on kids other than my own.

Thank you again so much for meeting up with me Alida! I had so much fun, and Ben slept the entire drive home. Success!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you are enjoying the rest of your Summer!



Til next time…Happy Sewing :)