Blogging is an interesting hobby. When I first began blogging back in 2008, I had no idea that there was a blogging community. I just assumed that only people you knew in real life read your blog. I'll never forget the first non IRL friend that started following my blog, Lea Liz, I was so confused as to how she found it. However, almost 5 years later, I now understand the ins and outs of the blog world. I have literally made friends with people I have never met in real life, and it is so crazy. It is weird knowing so much about someone that you have never spoken to in real life.
Almost a year ago Kelly's Korner, did a link up that I participated in. The link up was to find bloggers in your area, and through that I found 2 blogs. Tammy's and Mica's. We all started following each other's blogs, then became facebook friends, then instagram friends.....it was only a matter of time before we met face to face. They both have 2 young kids, and so we decided to meet up at the zoo today for our very first IRL play date.
I was anxious going in, but at the same time I felt comfortable. After all, I basically knew their entire life story. even though I had never heard their real voice... :). To make a long story short, we met, enjoyed talking, and died of heat stroke at the zoo. However, it was so much fun. I was glad to finally hear the voice behind the words, and I am sure they were caught off guard by my country twang. We plan to meet up again soon. I love the new friends this blog has made me.
In other news the kids and I have been spending lots of time outdoors, swimming, playing, riding the golf cart etc.
The days have definitely worn them out!