Thursday, June 3, 2010

What would I do without blog friends??

I  remember when the whole "Internet dating" thing started happening many YEARS ago.

I remember thinking "How ridiculous is that?"  and  "How could you possibly create a relationship that way??"

I frowned upon it sooo much that even my brother-n-law lied about how he met his girlfriend.



Who later became his wife....



and then the Mother of his children...

My nephew,  Peyton Cread Blythe

and my niece, Addison Emily Blythe (shown in the photo below)


And my niece Brynn Apryl Blythe, who will be arriving shortly
YAY!!!
Then it happened.

I started to feel the need to connect with someone (other than my adorable Mr. Treasures and my 2 angels)

Most of my friends worked outside of the home and if they didn't they were understandably busy during the day, and at night, well night time is family time.

At this time I had been following a few blogs and saw all the interaction taking place.

So....

I decided to start my blog and share all the things that I Treasure.

I thought that  if I had someone to chat with in between loads of laundry, that would be great!!

I had NO idea how much a part of my life those "someones"  would end up being.

Most of the time I end up talking about you guys more than my friends in "real life" 

I can say this to you because I know you get it.

So I just want to say a BIG, GIANT Thank you!!!

Thank you to those of you who've been following along for a while!

Thank you to those of you who've just started following along!

Thank you for actually reading what I write!

Thank you for all your encouraging words.

Thank you  for being there in between the loads of laundry and every other time!!!



Take a second and stop by here!  

If for some reason you aren't already a follower of Leanne's 



Your missing out!!! 

                                She is hilarious, open, caring, honest and a GREAT blog friend!!!
 
 
Angie
 
 



26 comments:

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

You are an amazing blog friend and you mean so much to ME!! :)

keely @ luxe + lillies said...

I LOVE blog friends! It has become such a fun way to meet many like minded yet diverse people! I think there is a true honesty about blog friends because we're all here sharing our ideas, hoping someone likes them! Keep up the good work Angie!

Kerry said...

I was just thinking the very same this morning. Never will I question a love affair that starts over the internet ever again!

Miss Sew & So said...

you are soo right- they are virtually the same thing....& blogging brings soo much *extra* into your day to day life...sharing with like-minded people all over the world....
sounds like a beautiful family is being built on it.....lovely...
melissa x

Granny J said...

Blogging is a great pastime for me also. I love being able to pop in and see what everyone is up to. I just found your blog but reading about your treasures.

Nikki@KreativeKnack said...

Ok so...Hello! I just checked out Leanns blog a bit, and I gotta agree she is super funny, I love the "Mr Wonka" story :) I think I really laughed out loud...crazy woman I hear you! I love to run in really quick and see a little message from one of my blog friends...like this morning for instance, up early as usual, and whammo...there you are first one in my inbox...LUV IT!

Leanne said...

Awe, Angie!!!!! I'm crying over here...really! (And I just put my makeup on, too. shoot! I hate when I have to re-apply mascara, it never looks as nice as it did the first time)...oh, gees...got off on a little random thing there. ;) I already think you are a BEST and your post today made me SO smile!!! Thanks so much for the really kind words! The friendships I have built over blogland mean so much, and yours is definitely at the TOPS! Love ya! (And thanks, again... really...)

GamerNewstv2 said...

This post sums it up for me, too. I have so many blog friends that mean the WORLD to me!! I had no idea when I started on this journey that would happen:)

As for Leanne...well she was my very FIRST bloggy friend and I love that girl. She is sooooo very talented when it comes to writing. Funny, warm, inspiring and many of her posts of touched my heart.

Angie...I'm still working on my mess in my office. Hanging out here inspired me to get off my bum and just do it. I want to create a warm, beautiful space so THANK YOU!!!

Les

scrapwordsmom said...

LOL...once again my son Jackson was signed into Blogger...so that is really my post GamerNewsTV2!!!

Les

The Frugal Designer said...

aw, i love this post! you already know i feel exactly the same way. i totally talk about all of you guys way more than my peeps in real life. but, makes sense because i spend way more time with all of you and i am all the better for it! luv ya and all that you do, thanks for sharing leanne with us, im following her now too!

Lissa said...

i know what you mean about getting lonely during the day because your friends are working at their jobs and you're at home quietly doing laundry! I pray for a close friend that lives near me all the time. And then this year with this terrible rain and weather for spring it's been even worse being stuck in the house. As we speak it's pouring again... Sometimes a comment from a blog friend is a lovely perk me up!

Forever Boho said...

Hi flower.. thanks for your lovely comment =) I am just discovering how wonderful it is to have blog friends. Nice blog by the way.
Have a great weekend!

peace & love

www.foreverboho.com

Trish said...

I just posted on the same topic today too....strange I tell ya! I have only been following your blog for the past few months but I love it. You find the most amazing "trash" and turn into someting really wonderful to "treasure"

So here's to you girl and many more blog friendships to come{{CHEERS!}}

Oh, I got your email and I just about dropped my phone while reading it!!!! That made my day!

Anonymous said...

I have to tell you I used to laugh at my wonderful wife and her "Blogger" friends. Now after many months of following and seeing the interaction, I think it is the coolest thing. The relationships and the laughs that come from blogging are some of the best things ever. The ideas that are shared and the quotes that are quoted are awesome. "Mr Treasures" is a big fan of all of you ladies, you bring my wife much joy and as we all know a happy wife makes for a happy life. A huge "Thank You" to all of you.

Mr Treasures

Leanne said...

Ok, seriously ... we have to bottle this man up and sell him!!! Mr. Treasures, you have your own fan club!!! And you must tell my hubbie that "a happy wife makes a happy life"...after 12 years of marriage, I don't think he figured that one out yet! ;)

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I so understand, I was just like you! I still have'nt let my "real" friends know about my blog world... Top Secert. lol

Cat@BudgetBlonde said...

Glad to be a new bloggy friend!

J. said...

Wow, what an adorable post!! Loved it!

Zaira said...

Oh my Angie!! I read your hubbie comment!! How darling is he??? It's the first time that I read a comment from a husband, he's so sweet!! Thank you so much for passing by!!!! xoxo

Sara Louise said...

I've recently moved far away from all of my friends and family and my blog has really given me something that is my own and makes me feel connected to the rest of the world (I live in a very rural area!), And every time I get a comment, it literally makes me happy for hours!

Popped over from Tranquil Townhouse :-)

sweet european dreams said...

I'm relatively new to the world of blogging and I am so surprised by the great people I have met, via blogs! It's a whole new set of girlfriends that I never expected to have!

Linda @ Painted Whyte said...

I totally know what you are saying! I have only lived in blog land for a short time and i am already saying my blog friend this and my blog friend that. I love it and wish i would have started this years ago. Everyone is so encouraging, you just can't help staying motivated. I love your blog Angie - you are one of my favorites! Oh and i checked out Leanne's blog and she is so funny!

Debbie said...

You are so welcome Angie, I feel the same way...in fact I talk about more of my virtual people too. My husband just kinda listens as I talk as though I know you all:)

The Blythe Blog said...

Yep! And we're celebrating our 5 year anniversary next month! Oh...how I remember the teasing that we endured from you and your Mr.!! I love reading your blog, but I must admit I love being your IRL friend even more!

Angie said...

5 years went by quick!!! Thank you- I'm very happy your my "IRL" friend too ;)

Sara McArthur said...

Blog friends are amazing...people who don't have blogs or friends that they have found through blogs simply don't understand...its a whole new way of connecting...its different than other social media sites. I have felt the pain and joy of bloggers through my computer screen as I read their words....Words are OH SO powerful! You get the opportunity to connect with ALL different kinds of people from ALL over and you get to do so whenever you are able...between loads of laundry...in my case...when you can't sleep and its 1 AM on the East coast reading blog friends blogs is such a comfort!!! Thanks for being such an accomplished blogger and still so willing to take the time to connect with your readers on such a personal level....if I were where you are now I would say congratulations and give you a great hug! `