Two Teens And Their Mama: Thankful For New Friends In Texas

Friday, June 12, 2015

Thankful For New Friends In Texas


I've never been one who makes friends easily.  I'm not really sure why - I like people, and I'm most certainly not quiet and shy.  I think it's deep seated insecurities that hold me back. And as I've gotten older, it has become even more difficult.

Which is why I was so happy when I began blogging and found myself forming connections with other bloggers.  It has been the very best part for me, and I've "met" some great ladies.

Like Deena and Carrie and the rest of the Style Me bloggers.

So when my sweet husband and Deena planned a weekend in San Antonio for my birthday, I was beyond excited.  And, I'll admit, a little apprehensive.  What if they didn't like me "in real life"?  So silly, I know.  It's those dang insecurities again. Deena and I actually met last summer for coffee when she was visiting Seattle with her family, but she only got a small dose of me then.

No need to worry.  

From the very first evening there was an ease among the six of us, and by Sunday I felt like we'd known each other forever.  It doesn't look like we had any fun, does it?

I think we were going for Charlie's Angels here, but the Canadian forgot her gun in this pic!
Dale and Dan are in the background looking for Pecan trees.
San Antonio was a wonderful place to spend a weekend.  We visited the Alamo, and Carrie shared with us what it meant to be a Texan (let's just say - don't mess with them!)


We spent lots of time on the Riverwalk, and went for a historical boat cruise.



There was eating and drinking, and of course, shopping!

You can't leave Texas without some barbeque!
Hmm...do I spy the Portofino shirt?
The guys got along great, and had plenty of time to get to know each other while patiently waiting for their wives.


I can't begin to express how thankful I am that I pushed aside my insecurities and opened myself up to meeting these great people.  They are kind, funny and smart.  It's amazing to think that just a year ago we didn't know a thing about each other, and now I feel like we'll be friends forever.

And that's the greatest blessing of all.

35 comments:

  1. "Now really, dear, why do you blog?" If I've heard it once, I've heard it dozens of times. From both family and friends. THIS is why I do. Love it. You look as if you are having a hoot. I am so glad. And my grin got even wider when I spotted my fellow Canadian without her gun.

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    1. Hee hee - Deena was so interested in all our crazy gun laws!

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  2. It looks like you are having a blast! It's so great that you go to spend so much time together!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  3. Okay, NOW you have to come to Charleston and spend a weekend with me! It looks like you had a blast. That's the best part of blogging!

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    1. So funny, Rena - G and I were just talking about heading to Charleston for our next getaway. Going to have to make that happen!

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  4. Isn't it amazing how quickly some beautiful friendships can form. Like they've been there forever, just undiscovered.

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    1. Exactly Diane - but you said it so much better than me :)!

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  5. Fantastic post and even better gunless Canadian comment. I can fire a nasty potato slingshot though.

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  6. Those insecurities can paralyze me. I can be so shy and so, so uncomfortable at times. Glad you fought through them had the incredible time that was in store for you. Beautiful pics of a special weekend.

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    1. Thanks Leslie. Next time we will all get together!

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  7. I'm so happy for you---it looks like y'all had a blast!!!

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  8. It's hard to make friends when you get older. But I'm making some great blogging ones too! I'm an introvert also. I also love San Antonio!! It's so fun there. Like your blog! :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I don't know why it's so hard to make friends as you get older - it seems like we should have lots of practice by now!

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  9. I'm exactly the same when it comes to meeting new people (damn that pathetic self-esteem) - I'm so glad you hit it off so well and it looks like you had an absolute blast - the guys seemed happy too xx

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    1. Thanks Leanne - we all had the best time!

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  10. Love this!! I'm very similar to you with the friends and insecurities!! So glad you all got to do this!! Glad you had a great weekend!! Can't wait until we can all meet up one day!!

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    1. Now we need to plan a big meet up for all of us - soon!

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  11. How fun! And how great that you not only made new friends but learned something about yourself as well. xxx

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  12. What a fun and wonderful surprise! I've met dozens of blog friends and I was insecure and worried they wouldn't like the real me. Generally it worked out well all times.

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    1. I can't imagine anyone not liking you Tamara :)!

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  13. I'm so glad the three of you had so much fun! And Lana - I'm so glad we have been able to get together too!!

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    1. Me too Susan - I had so much fun on our "walk"!

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  14. So glad you received a warm Texas welcome! Next time you'll have to come to the Fort Worth area.

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    1. I would love to go to Fort Worth someday - it's on the list!

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  15. Thanks for sharing this Lana! I feel the same way about letting my insecurities get the way of lots of things in life. You'd think we'd be over that by now, right?

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    1. Exactly - I don't know why I still worry about that kind of stuff. So glad you were able to come to San Antonio!

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  16. Lana, this so wonderful... I so want to meet many of the bloggers I follow... you being one of them, I would think you are fun and down to earth... I think we would have really great time... I am glad you went past your insecurities, it does look like you had fun xox

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    1. Thank you Launna - so nice of you to say! Maybe we will get to meet someday - I feel the same about you, and I think we would get along well!

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  17. That's where I'm from! But I live in Houston now. :( Glad you had fun!

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