Wednesday, October 15, 2008

THE TRIP TO CELEBRATE #2 - Meeting Kitty

Once I knew we were going to be spending 3 days in Albuquerque I contacted Kitty, At Home With Kitty. We were both so excited as we made our plans to meet for a GOOD Mexican meal at Padilla's. As it turned out, it was the only authentic Mexican meal I got to enjoy on this entire trip. Believe me, that was not how I had planned it to be.

Kitty, is my 4th Blog Friend to meet in real life. What a sweetheart and pure joy. She is everything I knew her to be........especially a #1 mom!

Because her daughter, Katie, was out of school that day I had the unexpected joy of meeting her, which made my 5th Blog Friend. Katie has her own blog, The Young Artist, and quite the young artist she is. She was as delightful as her mother, and such a wonderful young teenager and daughter. We also had the pleasure of Jamey, Kitty's 19 month old son. He was a real cutie, but a little shy with me at the restaurant.

My forever friend, Joan, accompanied me and was delighted to meet Kitty, Katie & Jamey. This gave her a little taste of why I love blogging so much. The 4 of us talked non-stop and it was such a fun time.

We wanted to meet Kitty's other children so at 4 Mickey & I drove over to Kitty's place as the other 3 children came in from school.

The Miss Kitty gang: Katie, Jamey, Kitty, Marc, Frances & John

The kids came right in and started on their homework, without having to be told!! All of them are delightful, polite and very self confident. John played his violin for us and is excited about going to be in a school program soon. The violin had belonged to his mom. Kitty. You held out on us not telling us you played the violin!! Katie showed us her art work and played the guitar for us. We "purchased" one of Katie's sketches and made her sign it for us. Frances is adorable and precious. She took the picture of the rest of us below. Even Jamey warmed up to us now that he was in the comfort of his own domain!!!

A picture is worth a thousand words and I think you can tell by our faces just the special time this was for us.

Keep Kitty and these precious 5 children in your prayers.

Hope to see you ALL again some time.

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Kitty presented us with these special gifts: a lovely Anniversary card signed by the entire family, a wonderful orange & cranberry candle and the cross with I Corinthians 13 description of "Love". Note the two tiny gold rings in the center and the 50 at the bottom.

A grand meeting with a wonderful person, a wonderful family and "2 for 1" Blog Friends. One of the special things about Kitty is she is one of the "Pray-ers" on The Hearts In One Accord 24/7 Prayer Blog and I know she, and these 4 young kids, were praying for our trip & Mickey's surgery.

Tomorrow - meeting ANOTHER (#6) Blog Friend!!!!!!

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Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Such a lovely family! What a blessing that you got to meet them all. You truly were blessed on this trip.

Anonymous said...

Susan, it was so wonderful meeting you and having you and Mickey here... We are soooooo glad you came!!! ♥

Barbara said...

Glad you and Mickey are backhome safely and that he is doing so well.

Such fun meeting blogging friends. Elizabeth's visit here recently was my 4th too. Who would have thought when we started blogging.
I have another blogging friend from California coming to stay next year so she will be the 5th, unless............!!!!!!!

Blessings anyhow to you both and prayers for a very speedy recovery.

Susie said...

So glad to hear all is going well with Mickey> I'm enjoying reading about your anniversary trip and meeting with blogging friends.

Momma Roar said...

I'm so excited you've been able to meet up with so many blogging friends - but I must admit, I am a little jealous too!

Looking forward to #7!

Humble wife said...

I am so glad that you were able to meet with Kitty and her family! I am content to *know* what your plans were and also that Mickey is well.

I plan on posting some photos of some gizmos we had prepped!

retha said...

It is good for me to see how people care for one another!
I agree with frazzled farm wife, such a love family.

The Olson's: said...

Such a special time, meeting this family! One thing I have learned through the years is that when Christ is a common denominator, there is an instant special bond. I'm so happy for your opportunity to meet another blog friend (or 2!) as well as fellow believer in Christ!
~ Leanne

Carla said...

What fun! I'm glad you are able to share you love with others, on the web and in person!

Nancy said...

That must have been one sweet time meeting such a great family. They are all so attractive.

Lisa said...

Hey Susan,

This is totally special!
I'm glad you two were able to get away and spend some quality time with everyone.
I also paid a visit to Kitty and introduced myself bloggy style.

I hope you and Mickey are getting plenty of rest.

Anonymous said...


Good to see you back! So glad things are going well. Still praying!

How fun to meet the bloggers you chat with! Someday i hope to do the same!!

diana said...

what a special blessing for all of you. i love how the blogging world brings us all closer together - not just figuritively.

Tammy said...

Oh, what fun...I'm so glad that in spite of the health situation, you and Mickey got to enjoy some special times on this trip!
I don't know Kitty but she looks sweet and has a beautiful family.

Would you believe that I've been blogging for 2.5 years and haven't met one blogging friend in real life? That is wonderful that you have gotten to meet so many so far!


Maxine said...

This was so nice! You have been so blessed of the Lord!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

How wonderful to get to meet blogger friends! I have met three blogger friends, so far.

I can just feel your joy while reading your post!