Married to the Empire

Monday, February 23, 2009

Blessing of Friendship

I had such a wonderful weekend! It started with the incredible opportunity to meet Meredith of Like Merchant Ships in person! She was here for her brother's wedding, and she was gracious enough to take time out of her very busy weekend to meet with me. I'm always a little nervous about meeting people in person, as I fear we'll just stare at each other with nothing to say. That was definitely not the case! It was like getting together with an old friend. I had a wonderful time with her, and naturally, I forgot to take pictures. Figures!

Saturday was busy as my husband and I ran errands together, some of it Very Important Stormtrooper Business. Okay, so it was really just picking up supplies for upcoming events at All-Con next month, but doesn't it seem so much more interesting when it's a capitalized event?

Saturday evening we had dinner with friends, then the guys went out to a movie, and we ladies watched one of my favorite movies: Garden State. Zach Braff and Natalie Portman--good stuff!

Sunday was church and youth and all the usual Christian activities. But I was also blessed with all this:

My friend Michelle is a Creative Memories consultant. She loves scrapbooking, but she no longer does all the fancy page decorating. (She now just puts her photos in scrapbooks and journals, which is something I really should do. My albums are about 10.5 years behind.) She said she hasn't used all those fancy punches and stuff in about 3 years, so she gave them to me! It was like Christmas all over again for me! All she asked in return? Just make her a pendant. It's a deal!

I lead a rich life with so many wonderful friends!


Rhonda in OK said...

How nice to meet Meridith, her blog is one of my very favorites. She is so nice and positive and very real.

I think you will enjoy the punches. I have a few and use them so often in cardmaking. In fact, I just 2 more from my DD and have not used them yet, one makes 3 tiny tags and one is for a tiny envelope.

*carrie* said...

That is so neat that you got to meet Meredith. I've met two blogging friends so far, and it makes reading their blogs even more meaningful.

ashley @ twentysixcats said...

If I'm ever in Texas, I am coming by to meet you. :-)

Anne Marie@Married to the Empire said...

Ashley, I would LOVE that!