Last night I had so much fun meeting-and-greeting Leslie of Alabamenagerie! Leslie and I have been internet friends for years; I can't even remember how our blog paths first crossed. We both live in Alabama yet never had the opportunity to meet what with the eight kids between us and the responsibilities therein. But when I learned I would be taking my son over her way for a conference, we were finally able to work things out for a MIRL ("meet in real life") over coffee at Barnes and Noble.
We chatted about everything and anything including (among other things): school, Star Wars, our kids, blogging, doctrinal integrity, writing, and Yentl. Believe it or not, we never got around to discussing football (Alabama or Auburn), LOST or politics. So there you go. I think we could have talked non stop all weekend long!
Leslie posted on her Facebook page that she and I have been kindred spirits for years and right she is, a fact made all the more evident by our too-short visit last night. I am grateful for the example and encouragement she is to me. She is a smart and serious student of God's Word who also happens to be sweet and delightful and lots of fun to hang out with at the bookstore on a Thursday night! If you're not a regular reader of her blog, you should be!
And her kids came along for the fun. What great kids! I was glad to meet them as well.
Oh, and in violation of all blog protocol for MIRLs, we didn't even get a picture. Forgive us?