Tuesday, August 26, 2008

My Name is I.R.L.

In. Real. Life.

Isn't it wonderful when reality surpasses your imaginings?
(as in the opposite of what happens to those unsavory gents who meet Chris Hansen at the end of their online discourse...)

Today, we had the opportunity to meet the amazing L of Goddess in Progress and founder of the multiples cooperative How Do You Do It?, along with her charming husband, M, and their darling duo, Rebecca and Daniel as they vacation in Virginia.

On the drive toward our determined rendezvous destination, I was having a heated mental debate..."Should I ask her if she's a hugger?" I already feel I know -- and like -- her better than some members of my extended family. Such are the unexpected dilemmas one experiences in the internet-era when you've never actually "seen" someone you genuinely consider a good friend. [Thankfully, she beat me to the squeeze punch. Contemplative conflict resolved.]

A Mama and Her Boy (How cute are they?)

A Daddy and His Girl (Cuteness continued...)

It was quite a meeting of the multiples. The Fearsome Foursome...

...and a sensational sixsome.

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15 comments:

Goddess in Progress said...

Hooray!! We had so much fun meeting you. (and that might be the best pic yet of me and Daniel!) We must attempt it again sometime!

The Burger Blog said...

What fun! I have met several internet buddies who truely are some of my best friends. Glad you were able to meet.

Krissy said...

One word: Awesome!

Way to go twin mama's! Glad you two got to meet!

Nancy said...

OH SO COOL!! And what a great pic of L and Daniel?! Nice :)

Renata said...

I've always wondered what it would be like to meet one of my blog friends! Glad you had a nice time together!

Carrie & Brook said...

Very cool!

BoufMom9 said...

OMGosh! HOW FUN! I so look forward to meeting some of my blogging friends and I think i would worry the same thing... to hug or not to hug????

GREAT PICS!

cat said...

Wish I could meet some of my blogging friends! Great pics.

Laura said...

I'm jealous.

Gibson Twins said...

So much fun in those pictures :)

I love the one of the big kids and little kids on the bench. If my kids had been the "big kids" I'm sure she would've went running for the hills! lol

BTW, Sarah's dress is so so pretty! I love it!

Rachel AKA Pixie4199 said...

Love the post, as usual. Yes, that awkward moment when virtual and real worlds collide. I'm always grateful when they don't chop me in a million pieces and feed me to their cats. :)

Harris Boys said...

I'm a huge hugger so if you ever meet me don't be afraid!!! lol

how cool ya'll got to meet!!!!

the schirano triplets said...

yay, how fun!

Cynthia said...

ACK - I'm so jealous! I want to meet one of my blogging friends IRL!!

.... said...

Very cool!