What is awesome you ask??! Let me tell you ALL about it :)
If you read my last post and clicked on the link, you were whisked away to the land of
Primitive & Proper & Miss Cassie Bustamante. For those of you who know Cassie's blog (which, let's face it, is most of you), you know that she is funny, sweet, smart, pretty (inside and out), a great mom, a great friend, and an AWESOME furniture re-finisher. I have to admit that I sort of had a "celebrity blogger" crush on her when our love affair began (ha ha). It all started with the occasional e-mail, a link-up to her furniture link party, and the every-so-often witty banter. Eventually it blossomed into a "blog friendship." We really related to one another, we had similar ideas about life, some similar life experiences, and we just "clicked." She brought me into her (cool girl) circle which also included a few other awesome bloggers (Andi & Lisa to name a couple) and I officially considered her my friend. Let's face it, I was hooked! We e-mailed back and forth a ton! We texted from time to time, and I can't forget to mention the instant message 3-way sessions between Cassie, Andi, & Myself.
Why am I telling you this??
Here's why :)
Cassie's brother (conveniently for me) lives in L.A. (which is about a one hour drive from where I live). Wheels were in motion for her to come out and visit him and see the house he had purchased and was fixing up. Umm...Do we take our relationship to the next level and meet in person??? Umm....YES!!! No brainer!!! And, to make it even more super duper awesome, we'll plan to meet in person for the very first time at the infamous Rose Bowl Flea Market (aka heaven on Earth - haha). Fast forward to this past Sunday and BAM! Awesome!!! My sis and I meet Cassie and her brother and his girlfriend at the flea for some shopping, talking, shopping, eating, talking, shopping, FUN! Again, it was AWESOME!!! The three of us clicked instantly and it was better than I could have imagined it.
From the flea market, Cassie came home with us to hang out a bit and have a slumber party at my house. We spent the evening chatting, relaxing, hanging with my family, eating food, and having fun. It was perfect!
The next morning, my sweeter than sweet husband made us a yummy breakfast. Crepes. My favorite!!
Later that evening, Cassie and I made the trek back up to LA to meet up with her brother for an awesome karaoke session. You guessed it, it was AWESOME!! Ha ha. So much fun to step outside our comfort zones and let loose for a bit. These pictures say it all :)
We had a BLAST! Seriously, so much fun! I will remember it always!
You know when you have an idea about how something is going to turn out in your head, and then the reality totally blows that idea out of the water. That's exactly what happened here! I truly believe we will be life-long friends and I could not be more thrilled! Cassie - You freakin' ROCK! I miss you already!!!!
The next time we see each other, I'll be heading out to MD to see her neck of the woods and I can't wait :)
Cheers Cassie! Until next time friend :)