June 07, 2010

another highlight from michigan

As soon as I found out we were going to Michigan for the Odyssey World Finals, I emailed my bloggy friend, Ruby Red Slippers... to find out how close she was to anywhere we were going. I was thrilled that she wrote back with big exclamation points! On our first free morning, my Mom & I headed to the home of Ruby Red Slippers. We pulled into the driveway and before I knew it, we were all hugging on the doorstep... and when I walked into her beautiful home...

I recognized this room instantly. Oh, I know it only felt familiar because of this photo (that I borrowed from her blog... without asking) but it filled me up with the feeling of friendship. Everywhere I turned there was a piece of her heart... and words, words, words! Ruby Red Slippers loves words on the walls... and because I frequently admire them, she keeps encouraging me to try it! Our visit was two hours of fun... and it flew by with creamer & coffee and as much conversation as we could fit in! I'm sure we could have filled several more hours... and I am hoping we get them the next time Ruby Red & her family come to Florida. It is a very small world, you know... turns out that when my new real-life friend visits Florida, they often stay in same town where my Mom lives!

Thank you, Ruby Red... for a lovely morning. So lovely! And... for telling us how to find Hobby Lobby! Yes. It was our first time. With mixed emotions, I realized that it was certainly worth the hype... and when my Mom grabbed a cart, I had to remind her that she only had a carry on suitcase!

Now that I'm home... the creative thoughts are buzzing. And... I just may have added a second set of words to my wall!

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9 comments:

Sharon said...

I MISS HOBBY LOBBY!!!! I live at the top of the Chesapeake Bay now. no hobby lobby in sight. :-(
I lived near one in OKC and loved it! Glad for you that you are meeting so many bloggy friends lately.

Busy Bee Suz said...

What a wonderful visit you had.....all the fun with Laura and your Mom and then meeting a blog friend!!!!
I love your words, they are perfect for your home.
hugs, Suz

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Love the words you picked out!!! (I may have to head there myself...)
It was such a treat to have you and your mom over-
Anytime, friend!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

LOVE the words you picked to hang up-perfect!!!
And how wonderful to have you over-it was such a treat for me, as well-
Anytime, friend!

Loui♥ said...

Dawn..where are you in Florida?
anywhere close to panama city?
am currently winding up my busine$$ vacation with my sister.
please contact me at the email below if you are anywhere near..
louiewindom@gmail.com
warm sandy hugs..
Loui♥

Shell in your Pocket said...

Oh..how fun! I went to kindergarten all the way through junior high with Miss Ruby Red Slippers:)-

It would be fun to meet up with bloggers...I did at a convention a couple of weeks ago...

sandy toe

Jen said...

So glad you got to meet a blogger friend--it looks like you two have a lot in common; the writing's on the wall. ;)

jenn said...

What fun! Sounds like a wonderful time! and I love the words!

imoomie said...

What a delightful experience! It is a small world, isn't it!

Hobby Lobby really gets your creativity going doesn't it?!