Monday, June 4, 2012

A Long Overdue Meeting

Last week my husband, infant son and daughter were a part of a very special meeting, a long overdue official meet and greet with my good friend Katrina!!! 


  Katrina and I met over 3 years ago on the knot.com planning our weddings, we became friends overnight!

 We talk by text and email just about everyday and have been since we met, we've sent packages to one another, helped each other with ideas and planning and even have some of the same recipe books so that we can bake together by phone! Katrina has talked me off the ledge, and has been a shoulder to cry on when I was low. Over these 3 years, Katrina has been very supportive friend throughout my pregnancy, ups and downs with my day to day life, and she was/is there for me dealing with the loss of my grandmother. I call Katrina my modern day pen pal because we had never actually met.


 Katrina and I both planned our babies nurseries; shared every detail about their rooms, the color schemes and all sorts of plans about the babies with one another! It was a really good and surreal feeling to be standing in the same place and talking with the person you've known so well for so long - we had a really good time and so did the boys!

I think they are fast friends too - 

My daughter Jai (who is a really tall 12 year old) had such a good time with "Miss Katrina"  she told me she didn't want to come home. Our families really enjoyed one another which made the visit even more enjoyable for Katrina and I.

Katrina and I (and our husbands and kids in the background lol!) got lots of things done, we managed to decorate together, go to the mall twice, go thrifting and to Target. We even went to dinner and lunch together as a large group! We made the most of our visit and I will be sharing details of those experiences with you all very soon! 
I must have thanked my husband 20 times for taking off work and making this visit possible for me. I was so grateful to be visiting with my friend and sharing in her happiness with the first milestone for Avery making one year old! I am a very lucky woman!

16 comments:

Our Delightful Home said...

Awwww, That sounds like an amazing day!

Mrs. Delightful
www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.coom

Shades of Summer said...

Mrs. Delightful - It was the best! I had such a wonderful time.

Mrs. Chic said...

I'm reading this post with tears in my eyes!!! I had THE best time with you and your family!! I'm so glad we are good friends! Love you!

Shades of Summer said...

(Mrs. Chic)Katrina! I was so glad I came to visit! I had the most fun and I have to say I haven't been that happy in a long time! I was so pleased that our husbands actually clicked and your father, mother and family & friends were all so very nice! I am grateful we met back in 2009 and I look forward to many years of friendship!Love you too!

Just Me said...

I am excited for you both.. True friends are blessings from God....

Me

Comeca Jones said...

Ahh made me want to cry! I am so happy that in this day and age a "real" friend can be found.:)

Lauren M. said...

This is such a sweet story! I love the dynamic between you two :)

MyersMaison.blogspot.com

Shades of Summer said...

Mrs. Delightful - it was the best time! I was so happy to meet Katrina in person finally!

Shades of Summer said...

Alida - Yes they are, I am so glad I got the chance to finally hang out with my friend!

Shades of Summer said...

Hi Comeca - Welcome to my blog, thanks for joining up with me. Yes, in this day and age, true friends are hard to come by. I consider myself a very lucky person.

Shades of Summer said...

Hello Lauren! Thanks for joining up with me! I am so glad people can appreciate the delight Katrina and I had in meeting up finally! It was a blast and I hope to visit again soon.

Brandi said...

You both have adorable families. So nice that you guys got to meet up!

ElleX said...

I agree with Brandi...you both have beautiful families!!! I have been reading Mrs. Chic's blog for a while now and I had no idea that you two hadn't met yet. Wow. Isn't it great to be able to find a geniune friend? What a blessing!!!


PS...I am a vivid reader of Mrs. Chic's blog and now I will be a vivid reader of your blog.

Shades of Summer said...

Hi Brandi! Thank you so much. Our families had a wonderful time together, it was just a great time for me to be visiting with Katrina, she is a real sweetie and her family treated us like we had known them forever.

Shades of Summer said...

Hello ElleX! First let me thank you for following my humble little blog! You hit the nail on the head, a genuine friend is a blessing and hard to find. I talk to Katrina more than my friends right here around the corner - and I am so glad I do! Meeting in person was just a pleasure.

Jackie said...

What a Blessing. People really underestimate the power of "something in common" ... Good Stuff. I wish you both a long and prosperous friendship. Awesome