When Virtual Meets Reality

Since I started this little teaching blog about a year ago, I’ve “met” lots of wonderful teachers…virtually, of course.  Between reading about their posts, talking through email, and sharing ideas, you can definitely feel like you really “know” your bloggy friends!  So, it wasn’t weird for me at all to ask my sweet friend, Abby, to meet me in Ohio for a little afternoon rendezvous :)  We’re still up north, so we met half way at a little Panera in Dayton to have lunch at talk the day away. I gotta say that I felt like I was meeting a celebrity!!  I was *12 kinds* of nervous ;) HA!

Four hours later, we were exchanging hugs and promising to do it again soon!! And the crazy thing is, we probably could’ve stayed for another 4 hours!!  I think it’s safe to say we both really love to talk :)  For those of y’all that love Abby as much as I do, yes, she’s genuinely that darling, and precious, and sweet, and funny in person as she is on her blog{s}.  We were BFF in no time ;)  Such a fun afternoon!! 

Thanks, sweet friend!!

dayton

You can read all about Abby at Babbling Abby and check out all of her darling classroom ideas and activities at The Inspired Apple.

19 comments:

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  2. Two of my absolute favorite bloggers!
    Adorable pic!!
    Reagan
    Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits

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  3. You are both talented and beautiful women. I think you are a perfect match as friends and both of you are outstanding bloggers. This is the cutest picture in the world. Thanks for sharing such a sweet story!
    Fran@kindergarencrayons.blogspot.com

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  4. Sounds like you two had a great time together!! I love the picture. You do look like BFF!!
    BusyBees

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  5. I'm so jealous! I'd love to meet you & Abby! You both seem like such uplifting and cheerful people!

    Liz
    first-grade-frenzy.blogspot.com

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  6. How wonderful! :) You should totally let me know if you're ever back in Ohio! I live in NE Ohio, and I would be happy to drive to meet up!

    Amanda
    http://www.oneextradegree.blogspot.com

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  7. How fun!! I am so stinking jealous! I'd love to meet both of you! You both are two of my fave's to follow in blog land!! Cute pic! :)


    Elisabeth
    www.missdelk.blogspot.com

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  8. Looks like fun! I'm sure it was a great day!!
    Jodi
    Fun-in-first.blogspot.com

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  9. i'm so jealous! i'm crazy blog stalker of both of you. and abby is in charleston right now which is where i live but i grew up and still go home to dayton! the world gets smaller and smaller every day. thank you for being a wonderful blogger. i love to read your updates and you make great things. :)
    teachblogrepeat.blogspot.com (we're still working on getting to the awesome status yall live at.)

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  10. love both of your blogs, cuuuute pic!

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  11. Love both of your blogs! You guys are too cute! :)

    Castles and Crayons

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  12. How cute! I feel like I know you both!
    -Rachelle
    whattheteacherwants.blogspot.com

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  13. What a "great" idea!!! I live in the northern panhandle of WV- This is a wonderful idea- I am hoping to meet up with some of the amazing individuals I have met in the future.
    Melissa
    www.mrsfreshwatersclass.blogspot.com

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  14. So FUN! Y'all need to come to Alabama next! :)

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  15. My favorite bloggers in the same room! How fun for you. You two are just too cute.
    Jenn
    Finally in First

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  16. Honestly if I was at that Panera, I would have done the paparazzi thing. To see both of you, in the same place, would have been awesome!

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  17. you both have the coolest blog!

    Mine is just getting started.. hope it looks like yours some day!Thanks for the inspiration!

    http://firstgradejabber.blogspot.com/

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  18. This looks like so much fun! I'm sad I live in a tiny country where no other bloggers are. :(

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