Most of you who read Heart Choices know that I'm headed to Florida tomorrow for my niece Kristin's wedding.
I can't wait to see Kristin and Katie's faces. It's just been too long since I last spent time with them.
Katie and I went on a trip to New York City in 2006. She graduated from beauty school and moved to Brooklyn. She now works in a hair salon in Manhattan and has gained lots of great experience.
She's going to do her Aunt Debbie's hair! I'm so excited to have my highlights done. All I can say is that I now know what my true hair color is since I've not had any color done in over a year. I actually was pleased that I'm not gray since my mom's hair turned white gray at a young age. But it will be so refreshing to have it done by an expert like Katie!
I will also get to see some of my favorite friends. Lorraine (on the left) and I went to nursing school together. And Jean (on the right) and I have been friends and sisters forever. I met both of these women almost 40 years ago. Jean will be at the wedding and Lorraine will return from her honeymoon cruise the day before I go home to Phoenix.
And now for the surprises I wanted to share with my blogging friends...
Does anyone recognize this profile picture?
It's Melanie of The Bella Mella! And would you believe that she lives less than one mile from my sister Christine? So, how could I not get to meet her in person.
I hope she doesn't make me run with her. LOL. Yes, I need the exercise but I'm not used to the humidity in Florida. After all, I live in the dry heat of Arizona.
Melanie has been through so much this past year and I want to be able to give her a hug, pray with her and ...share some Norwegian waffles with her.
Does anyone recognize this smiling face?
It's Lisa Shaw of Sharing Life with Lisa. And I'm getting to meet her in person. She is driving almost two hours just to have lunch with me. Can you believe it? I've known Lisa through our blogs for some time now and we instantly clicked. She's the one who gifted me with the blog redesign of Heart Choices. She is so kind and fun and loving. I know we'll be doing lots of hugging and praying and having fun. I can't wait for my sister to meet her too.
There are several other Florida friends I would have loved to spend time with during this trip but my time is so limited with family and the wedding. Robyn and Joann, my friends from high school live on the east coast of Florida. Debra of Clothed with Scarlet lives there and so does Lori of Lori's Reflections. Lori was one of my very first blogging friends and I've actually met her in person. So, I hope to be able to return soon.
I probably won't be online much until next Wednesday and then I'll have lots of blog reading to do. I don't want to miss anything. So, say a prayer for those Delta pilots as that is the carrier I'm flying. And pray for Kristin and Kevin if you would.
Blessings and love,