Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Blog Friends are the BEST

Monday was a fabulous day for George and me.  We drove down to Georgia to meet blog friend, MILDRED,  and her hubby, John.   We have met so many great blog friends --and all of them have become friends for a lifetime.

Mildred and George/I  have known each other through blogging for about 2 yrs. She has such a wonderful, uplifting blog.  Please visit her if you have time.  Her wonderful husband, John, has had many health problems --but even with all of this,  we found him to be a warm, caring and a great guy---with a terrific personality...  We could have chatted for hours and hours I'm sure!!!!!

Mildred prepared an early Thanksgiving Dinner (with ham, turkey and all of the trimmings) for us... It was delicious ---and most of you know how much George and I enjoy eating!!!! ha ha .....  She also had heard me say that I couldn't find any Pumpkin Ice Cream here ---so she served it for dessert on top of a delicious Pumpkin Coffee Cake....  YUM-YUM-YUM....

We exchanged 'goodie bags' ---and she filled ours with a new 2011 Nature Lovers' calendar,  some homemade PEANUT BUTTER cookies,   some soft peppermints (which we cannot get here),  and some bulbs and seeds from her yard....   (I asked her not to mention our gift to them yet --since we are giving it as Christmas presents this year.)

I could go on and on  (you know me!!!!)---but let me just share a few pictures with you.  Above is a sweet picture of two blog friends,  Betsy and Mildred.    Below are more.




Mildred and John have a gorgeous home with 2.5 acres of woods around them, plus a creek.  What a joy to see that beauty!!!!!  Above is a picture of the inside living room area --pointing toward the kitchen.  That is Mildred in the distance!!!




This home has a large deck ---including screened in porch.. We enjoyed sitting there most of the time.. I told Mildred that I could 'live' on that porch!!!!!  The picture above is Mildred and John and Harriet (their sweet doggie) on the swing on that screened-in porch.  Sorry the picture is a little dark--but you can still see them.




Here's an old lady who enjoyed spoiling Harriet!!!!!





We walked down to their creek while we were there ---and this is one picture showing the Mountain Laurels around the creek.... That's another place I could just "live"... ha




Finally,  here is a picture of the four of us... George set up the tripod--and we walked out on their deck to take this picture..

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IF you ever have a chance to meet blog friends,  DO IT... It's wonderful!!!!!!  We are so blessed to have so many great blog friends,  including Mildred and John.  Please keep these two in your prayers...  John has some major health problems --and we are all praying for his doctors to give him some relief.

Thanks again,  Mildred and John,  for such a BLESSED day... God Bless You BOTH.
Hugs,

60 comments:

Mildred said...

Good Morning Betsy, John and I thank you and George so much for making the long drive to visit with us. Your visit brought us so much joy and filled our hearts with love. We very much LOVE our keepsake gift you shared. Your prayers and encouragement have been such a blessing to us. We love you both and thank God for your friendship.

amelia said...

This is so wonderful!! You all look so happy and so does Harriet! Mildred and John's home is just gorgeous, no wonder they don't want to leave it!! I'd so love to get together with you all one of these days.

Our hydro went off last night about 8.30 and we are running on generator power right now. I hope it comes back on soon, I hate the noise of the generator and we've had it running since 3.30am!! Big storm last night!!

Elettra said...

hurray hurray for the friendship

Each friend
is a world
within us.
A world Unborn
until it arrives,
It is only through
this meeting,
that there is a new world.
A.N

Valerie said...

You brought such a smile to my face this morning with such happy pictures. So glad that you have the opportunity to greet and meet so many new friends!
Looks like they live in another lovely place!!

You truly are blessed.

Have you ever heard the song "Blessed to Be a Blessing"
It reminds me of you - Such a good encourager to so many!!

Have a wonderful day Betsy!

Jane said...

So glad that you guys were able to visit and have such a good time. Mildred certainly does have a gorgeous home!

Jane

Kelly said...

...looks like a wonderful time! I think I could "live" on that porch too. It looks beautiful in the background. What a sweet little dog too--love that upturned Elvis lip! (It's definitely fun meeting blog friends!)

Beth said...

Hi, Betsy! How wonderful that you were able to get together with your friends---they really do look like such nice folks. And their home is absolutely beautiful, both inside and out. I love their little dog Harriet---she is adorable. I can see why you wanted to spoil her. :-)

Peggy said...

Awwww Betsy, not only did you get to spend time with Mildred and John in their beautiful home, you got to spend time with Harriet. Now I really am jealous! LOL Blog friends are truly a blessing and I am blessed to have you and Mildred as mine. Thank you for the wonderful post and pictures of your visit. One day I hope you and I are writing a similar post about our visit.

Ginny said...

What great pictures. Gosh, Mildred and John have a georgous home, I love those marble pillars!! And I must say I love that picture of you and sweet Harriet! So is so CUTE! All really great pictures! I am excited because we missed the tornado, we are alive and have power, and I am meeting another blog friend for the first time this morning with a third blog friend coming as well!! I'll post it tomorrow after I load my pictures.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I know first hand how wonderful Mildred and John are...I just adore them.
Next time I am visiting them, I will demand a Thanksgiving dinner. :)

Glad you were able to spend time together too, so sweet.

Isn't that Harriet the cutest? The girls and I still talk about her!

Daisy said...

What sweet pictures, Betsy! I'm sure it was a delight for you to meet Mildred and John. It sounds like you all had a wonderful meal and a great visit! :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

It makes me smile to hear about this wonderful visit.Even though I have not met many of my blog friends,I still feel connected to each one.
Blessings,Ruth

Catherine said...

How fun Betsy! I think it is just wonderful how much fun you and George have. And to meet some long-time blog friends ~ fantastic! I love it! You are always such an amazing couple to aspire to. You make me look very forward to retirement! (10 more years...sigh... NOT that I am wishing my life away... it can go slowly!)

Have a beautiful Wednesday friend!
xo Catherine

Arkansas Patti said...

What a beautiful place they have. Their porch looks like they are nestled in the trees. That would be a favorite place.
Harriet is adorable, she deserves spoiling.
So glad you and George had such a wonderful time and you did get to see some water.

Joy said...

Blog friends are the best. I know you all enjoyed spending time together. Such a lovely home and lovely lady. I could live there too. How nice to have that creek running thru their property.
Glad you all got to get together.
♥ Joy

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

What a great post! I'm so glad that you and George were able to visit your blogging friends. I would have enjoyed sitting on that screened porch as well. As I mentioned in my comment to George, you might want to consider getting a puppy. It looks like you enjoyed Harriet a lot. I suspect, though, that you would not get a puppy because you travel so much. It's the same with Bob and me.

Sandra said...

4 happy faces, nothing better, but when you add the four footed child, it made it even better. glad you got to meet them and had such a good time. i love that creek and would love to walk along it and to own one like it. i did jump over to her blog and she has some really good photos of you and george on their. more happy faces.

nanny said...

It is so wonderful that you took the time to go see your blog friends....what a beautiful setting they live in...just your kind of place, uh Betsy?
Have a good day.....

Susie said...

I love it Betsy! Fun times and pics. Blog friends really are the best.

Tabor said...

I must say a good portion of your post made me very hungry!

Cicero Sings said...

Ah Betsy, so nice you and George could meet yet another blogging friend(s). We live sort of out of the way to be able to meet very many and think myself lucky to have met 4.

Sounds like a grand time with grand people.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, How wonderful! Nice friends, their nice home and yard setting. Glad you had a great visit.
Have a good day today. We are certainly happy for our recent rains without storm damages.

JKoenig said...

I'm happy for you all! Looked like a wonderful weekend in a beautiful place with very special people.

LV said...

Yes, I agree with you about blogging friends. I would have never known these great friends existed if I had not started blogging. I enjoy hearing from each one. I am glad you had this great occasion to share time with some of yours. They have a lovely home and the grounds are breathtaking. May her husband soon be on the road to a better health.

Diana (Di) said...

Betsy, that is the sweetest ever!!! How special, two of my favorite bloggers, Betsy and Mildred, together.

You and George are truly thoughtful and caring folks to journey and share time with Mildred and John. Thanks for sharing some of those moments with us... and don't forget us if you venture toward the great PNW. ;)

Tammy N said...

I'm enjoying your sharing of your visit together!☺

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I'm so glad you had such a wonderful and enjoyable day!!!

Fred Alton said...

One of the greatest joys in life - Friendship! Glad you had the time together with your friends.

The Farmer's Daughter said...

Hi Betsy, how wonderful that you and George could visit your blog friends, looks like you had such a great time! They have a really beautiful home. The furry baby is cute, too! Thanks for sharing this story and photos.

Oh, and I agree about the creek. I love those!

Have a wonderful Wednesday,
Cheryl

Barbara said...

Oh Betsy and Mildred that is so marvellous, I so would love to meet some of my blogging friends too, maybe if we get up in Northern GA again we will be able to, it is great to see you two hitting it off and having such a wonderful time together, God bless you and keep you in his love.
Hugs and blessings, Barbara

The Incredible Woody said...

Hooray for friends! You can never have too many! I would love to have a creek to listen to:)

Sunny said...

Heart warming pictures of a wonderful visit.
Don't forget you have a blogging friend in Massachusetts should you ever venture north :)
☼ Sunny

Pat - Arkansas said...

How lovely to be able to meet and visit with blogger friends. I've had the pleasure only once, so far, but it was wonderful! Mildred and John live in a beautiful setting; your photos are wonderful.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Betsy, these are such "happy and friendly" photos...they must be such wonderful people...like you and George!!!

Lana said...

What a great trip! It made me smile!

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

You have a most beautiful blog. I will be back.

Kay said...

I've been lucky enough so far to meet three of my online friends in person. One of them was from my Fotki.com photo sharing site and the other two I met on Facebook. I have 2 or 3 others that live within a 50 mile area of me that I would like to meet sometime too.

mudderbear said...

Betsy.. You are so right about making friends here and I have missed seeing my blogging friends the last little while, especially you. Hope to catch up later. You still have beautiful posts. Take care of yourself. Rosalie/Mudderbear

Ida said...

"We need old friends to help us grow old and new friends to help us stay young."
- Letty Cottin Pogrebin

I think you and George are beautiful friends to have...!

Tipper said...

What fun! I'm so glad you got to spend time with them. It is so neat when you get to meet blog friends in person.

Jen said...

Very Cool!!!
I bet that was one fabulous meal.
I ♡ Mildred John and Harriet. and you too. :)

Denise said...

How wonderful Betsy, so much fun and great photos of all of you. Harriet is a little peach isn't she?

Diane said...

Sounds like a wonderful time. What a cutie that Harriet is, can you tell that I'm nuts about animals? Diane

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What wonderful photos of your blog friends, Mildred and John, Betsy! They have such a beautiful home and their location looks lovely. Mildred sounds like a wonderful cook. Isn't it wonderful how friendships have been made through blogging?

imac said...

Its always great to meet fellow bloggers Betsy, and I see we are colour coordinated again.lol

Pam said...

How nice that you got to meet blog friends! I will keep John in my thoughts and prayers.

Lynne said...

I've just come over from Mildred's blog. It's lovely to see some more photos of her. How great that you all got to meet up. I'm sure you had a fabulous time together.
That's a beautiful header you have, all those lovely autumn colours.

KathyA said...

I have a separate prayer time just for blogger friends and friends of bloggers!

They do live in a beautiful home and area!!

Pam said...

Its nice to meet good people.. you and George have meet quite a few. That's because you two are good people to, Betsy. Who could resist your charming smile and kind ways.

Blessing,
Pam

The Retired One said...

What fun! So glad you enjoyed your stay there..sounds like they were wonderful hosts!

Colleen said...

How beautiful a visit and friendship you have with John & Mildred. They are both in my prayers. I know it sounds trite, but thank you for sharing your visits, pictures & wonderful words; continues my faith in the World, 'specially after a stressful day at work. Anytime you & George are in or want to visit Southwest Florida, please let me know, you are always welcome.

Chambray Blue said...

This is so awesome!!! Thank you for sharing this wonderful experience. I would love some day to be able to meet some of my blogging friends... God bless, and thanks again for taking the time to share.

Carletta said...

I've caught up on your last two posts and I must say it looks like you have had just the most marvelous time!
Such beautiful scenery and happy smiles on all the faces.
God gives us many blessings in the angels he sends to us on earth. :)

Ann said...

What a happy meeting. I just read that Ginny met with her blogging friend, and now you met up with Mildred. She's my friend too.

Are there still load's of George's roses. You are so lucky.

My husband is allergic to flowers, he is overseas, and my daughter brought me a beautiful bunch of flowers before he comes home. That's one of the rose she gave me. Same type as my wedding bouquet.

Small City Scenes said...

It is fun to meet blog friends. I have met several and have missed some too. I am so glad you all had a wonderfuyl time and you got some pumpkin pie ice cream. MB

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

what a wonderful post and I loved the pictures...

SquirrelQueen said...

How wonderful you got to meet more blog friends, I really like the photo of all of you together. Mildred and John have a beautiful and gorgeous property.

I'm catching up with your posts. Last night our power kept flickering on and off so we turned off the computers, I came back on just long enough to post. No storms just bumpy power!

Janie said...

Sounds like a wonderful visit with your blogging friends. Their home is gorgeous. I really love the woods and creek.

Mary said...

A great looking foursome. Blog friends are the best.

Ruthi said...

Oh Betsy you are the unofficial Ambassador of Bloggers. hahaha Hope we will meet in person someday too.