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MissusJP, William22, and JPHarr, collectively trying to figure out how to get from here to there.

I just can't put into proper text how fabulous an afternoon this was.

Fotothing is my one and only internet blogging site. I never dreamed in a million years that I would make the friendships that I have to date here. Today, I took the leap and actually met face to face with an internet pal for the first time.

All morning, while waiting for them to arrive here, a thousand thoughts went through my mind. What are they like...will MissusJP be nice...will we have anything to talk about...will the kids be totally bored...what happens if we talk for 30 seconds and are totally uncomfortable with each other....what if...what if....

The second this beautiful family stepped out of their extremely sporty nerd-van, there were hugs and "heyyyyy"'s and then Dawson of course barked at JP and JP said "hey, Dawson!!!" like he'd met him a thousand times...and the next thing you know lunch was over and the afternoon stretched into the evening and I am sure we could have laughed and visited well into the night.

I once read somewhere a little saying that went "friends are the flowers in the garden of life". I am so delighted to say I have a very beautiful new bunch of flowers in my garden now!

Thank you, JP, for a most excellent day! You and your family are just a beautiful bunch and I do hope we will meet again soon! I wish you all a wonderful adventure over the next couple of weeks, and want you to know you are all welcome and invited back any time! Next time, it's a boat tour and maybe a camping trip (right, C?) ;-p

Cheers!! xoxo

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Jul 22 2008 03:21 GMT Londi PRO
Oh Jenny! I bet you all had a wonderful time!

I have no doubt you loved the heck out of each other! You guys are some of the very nicest and most fun folks here on this site!!

I'd love nothing more than to get to visit with you' alls!

Love the pics!!
Jul 22 2008 03:36 GMT Midworlder PRO
Very very cool, of course I can tell you from first hand how cool it is to meet FT people .. you will be on the list sometime.

So glad you had the experience ..
Jul 22 2008 03:45 GMT LisaSam67
Awww this is so cool! Thx for the fav and visit too ;-)

Jul 22 2008 05:57 GMT sini
Great meeting!:)
Jul 22 2008 07:43 GMT hans55 PRO
family you get ...friends are your choice !! :-)
great to watch this !!
Jul 22 2008 08:24 GMT Doody PRO

Thats really all that needs to be said (apart from "I would have loved to be there to")
Jul 22 2008 08:52 GMT gbgd
What a fine story! Nice to meet new friends ( who is old friends in FT)
Jul 22 2008 11:33 GMT jenylew
Londi, you are next on my list, girl. xoxo
Jul 22 2008 11:34 GMT jenylew
Hans, you are so right! ;-)
Jul 22 2008 11:35 GMT jenylew
Thanks Roger - it's such a pity we couldn't hook up this time around, so close yet still so far...next time for sure, my friend!
Jul 22 2008 11:37 GMT jenylew
Doods, as I said earlier - your name definately came up...wouldn't it be a blast to all meet up someday? Perhaps we should start working on that one, eh?
Jul 22 2008 12:19 GMT Doody PRO
Kewll wouldnt describe it !!!
If & when I ever get back to work, one of my objectives is to start taking "Meet the Ft'rs " breaks - lol
Belive me your up high on that list (Only so I can meet Dawson) - lol
Jul 22 2008 19:33 GMT TiaMaria
How cool is that Jen!!! Great photos! It's fabulous that you get to meet some of the new friends being made on FT!!!
Jul 22 2008 19:43 GMT hevychevy PRO
it is all so wonderful to here Jen , they say all else is but for a short while but friends are forever :-))
Jul 23 2008 08:30 GMT palakol
Lovely Series.. c",)
Jul 23 2008 10:11 GMT santaslittlehelper
Just brilliant !!
Jul 24 2008 21:09 GMT santaslittlehelper
'cause of the big text I missed the tags.... So funny..
Jul 24 2008 22:32 GMT Bellavista
Dear Jeny, I also never dreamed I would make the friendships here on FT!
I also will meet with FT friends!! With Joe in August, and with Midworlder in September!!
:))) Have a nice evening! :-)
Jul 28 2008 17:11 GMT iyerhari
a great experience!!!!!
Jul 28 2008 18:26 GMT ButterflyShutterfly
Too cool!! FT has been an awesome place for friendship for me too! I have been blessed to meet three fotothingers this year! Who knew I could make friends all over the world :))
Jul 29 2008 12:22 GMT h43
Jenny this is so very very nice. I hope to meet some FT people some day too. Isn't it wonderful that you got along so beautifully. Some people you just seem to feel that you have known for ever. Well done.
Aug 05 2008 12:17 GMT hans55 PRO
great to read all the reactions !! .... next year a huge FT meet at your place ??? :-))
i had the same experiance when we met an internet friend for the first time ...but sure is like you know them so well and be friends for years !!
i will meet Roger and some other FTrs next week !!!