Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sasha's Heart



As most of you know I jumped ship this week and headed out to the Seattle area for a visit with some blogging friends. My first stop was to visit Sasha from Lemonade Makin' Mama.

This is the warm welcome I received when I got off the plane. How sweet is that? I felt like a celebrity;) Kind of fun to have that feeling once in your life!







My first impression of Sasha was that she looked just like she did on her blog. She has that great smile and gorgeous hair. She was a lot smaller in person. I actually felt tall standing next to her:) I never feel tall!





Sasha showed me her life. She drove me by her grocery store and where she had her bible study. She took me to her favorite places to hike. We had tea. She loves tea:) She worked me out...literally! I went on three different walks with her. I was so sore the next day from walking the hills. My shins were screaming.






It was such a treat being outside. She probably thought I was a little nutty. I took pictures of every little thing. The moss on a rock, the fungus growing on a tree, the ferns shooting out of the ground. It was just breathtaking to see nature again. Living with all white for months at a time is HARD. I sooo enjoyed being in the fresh air and just smelling the earth; listening to the birds chirp. It was a big hit for me to experience that.






The
places she hikes are just gorgeous. Each spot she took me was different. The first walk of the day was near her house and it had beautiful views of the bay and mountains. Very hilly and just a great workout.





Then we went to a park that took us deep into the woods. I got to experience the Pacific Northwest first hand. It reminded me a lot of the Twilight movies. It had that magical green color and everything was so lush. There were even waterfalls:)





Finally we ended up in her town's little downtown area and walked the boardwalk. The sun was shining and everyone was out. There was excitement in the air. You could tell that the people there do not take sunshine for granted.





The highlight while we were downtown was stopping at a paint your own pottery place and creating. It was just the PERFECT thing for us to do. We both love to make stuff and getting to make that memory while we were together was really special for me. Every time I look at that bowl, I will remember the time we got to spend together.



A long time ago Sasha used to call her blog Sasha's heart. Even though I like her new name better, the old one fits. Sasha has a huge heart. She's real and sincere. She was genuinely interested in me and made me feel special. I loved the easy conversation that flowed and how we just had so much in common. My only regret is that I didn't get to spend more time with her. She has officially passed the "online friend" status and won a spot in my heart forever. What an amazing 24 hours:)





Have a blessed day.


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60 comments:

  1. you guys are precious to me! I want Sasha to take me to those hiking spots! how beautiful is that?!?!

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  2. AWWWWW! I love this... you are so wonderful! I can't wait to come visit YOU!

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  3. I'm glad you had such a wonderful time... sounds beautiful, all that green (nature) up close and personal.

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  4. Wow! Looks like you had a wonderful time. Isn't blogging amazing for finding new friends to treasure?

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  5. So glad you had fun. Aren't friends precious?

    :)

    PS: Did you try Market Spice Tea?

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  6. Oh my -- looks so beautiful there and you two look beautiful too! What a great time! Isn't it so cool that friends in blogland can be friends in real life too! Hope you have a great day!

    Janet

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  7. I am so jealous... LMM is my favorite blog. I like reading her hilarious posts more than chocolate! Gasp! Did I say that out loud? So glad you had a good time <3

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  8. It comes only once in a lifetime to find someone you click with the moment you meet, and I am glad that you found that with Sasha, and I am also glad that she took your heart and held it close and not forgranted...hold on to those memories...cherish them and never take them forgranted! glad to have u back though!

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  9. i am just so tickled for ya'll
    & for your precious friendships!!
    i feel so far away from everyone...sniffsniff :)
    seriously...i love that ya'll have all connected on many different levels
    beautiful post
    xo

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  10. Becky,
    I could only imagine that joy sat big with you two. Both tender, funny and just beautiful hearted girls. Happy for you in every way for you to have formed these tender bonds with amazing women and that they got to form a bond with you....well, that in itself is a precious blessing!

    Happy day to you!

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  11. Catching up on your blog this morning and your up o lots of good things. How cool to just take a day off and go somewhere gorgeous to meet someone beautiful? That's brilliant.

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  12. Your blog is truly wonderful. I definitely enjoy reading it. Where did you go hiking? I live in Seattle and am in desperate need of spending some time away from the city. Hope you enjoyed your stay here!

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  13. What a wonderful time. I need Sasha's number. I want to go visit her next. lol

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  14. Looks like you gals had an awesome time! So fun! I love that you compared it to Twilight, my fav :) I would love to visit WA or OR sometime, I think they are both SO beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

    Stephanie
    www.thegimlinfamily.blogspot.com

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  15. Looks like the two of you had such a great time. So happy for you.

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  16. How wonderful!!! Ya'll look like you had a wonderful time together, the Pacific NW is ADDICTING, but even better with sweet people there. :)

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  17. Your pictures are wonderful and it sounds like you had a wonderful time. I am jealous that you have had the opportunity to meet some bloggers in real life. How fun is that. I think we need a Minneapolis Blog conference for all of us in the Midwest. :-)

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  18. Yay! I am so glad y'all had such a great time! What a sweet blessing!

    Hugs,
    Adrienne

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  19. You came at A PERFECT TIME, OUR WEATHER WAS JUST GORGEOUS!!!

    And, how awesome that you hopped on a plane to meet a fellow blogger that you connected with!

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  20. looks like you had a wonderful time...and i love that part of the us!

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  21. You made it back safely! That was so fun Friday night popping over to see you all. Glad you made it for a quick tour of my place too. Hope you get back into the swing of things soon after unpacking and all.

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  22. It's so great that you got to connect with Sasha...she sounds like a sweetie:) Looks like you had a wonderful time; wish we had some of that lush green stuff & sunshine around here!

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  23. I'm so glad you had such a fun time! Those pictures are so cute! I thought the same thing when I met everyone. :) Glad you got home safe!

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  24. I've weirdly thought of you gals so many times over the past weekend. Like...hmmm...I'll bet those ladies are yukking it up right now! Eating good food! Crying their eyes out! Talking non-stop! It's so fun to finally hear about it all :)

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  25. That looked like so much fun! Glad you had a great time!

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  26. i am so glad you had such a wonderful time! i just read lissa post and i have to say i am a little jealous! ha! glad your home safe and sound! xo

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  27. So glad you're back (I've missed my daily visits to Farmtown Paints) and that your vacation was everything you were hoping for and MORE. Your pictures are fabulous. I am so glad that your friendship got some sunny weather to bloom in:-)

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  28. That is so cool! Were you nervous? I am glad it went really well & that you girls had fun! Oh and really hoping you brought some of that weather home with you!

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  29. What a marvelous time ya'll had! Looks like the weather was perfect. Love Sasha's sign for you at the airport. Hope you are renewed and refreshed!

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  30. Isn't God just wonderful to work out you two meeting in blog land and becoming real live girlfriends!!! We can never underestimate His ways and wonders. I've been to Sasha's blog and I can see why you and her have connected beyond a surfacy kind of friendship. You have so much in common and your hearts just magnetized toward one another, and it looks like you had so much FUN together.

    I think it's so great Becky, that you stepped out and made the plans to meet Sasha in person. It says a lot about the huge amount of courage that has grown inside of you. You are an inspiration.

    Lee Ann

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  31. Oh, I forgot to tell you this. Your pottery fun reminded me so much of a pottery making place we have around my area. It is called "Naked Clay Cafe" and when I first told a few friends about this place I loved to go, they were kind of scared about the kind of place I was hanging out at. But isn't "Naked Clay Cafe" a great name for a pottery making business?

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  32. How exciting! I would love to go meet blog friends someday. Also I love the name Sasha:) My cousin/best friend is a Sasha. I think it's such a pretty name.
    Completely off the subject but a little something funny I've been meaning to tell you... My husband always calls your blog Farmgirl Pants:) I always correct him but it is stuck and he either forgets or does it to be cute.
    Hope you're having a great week!

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  33. Becky,

    I am so glad you had a wonderful time! Sasha seems super sweet! I am so glad I have found such a wonderful group of women since I started blogging!

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  34. Love all the photos! Looks like you had so much fun. That bowl idea was so perfect! What a wonderful way to preserve and display the memory. Farmgirl paints...bowls :o)

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  35. Oh Becky ~ what a wonderful time ~ the hiking and the pottery place ~ you know I will want to see a close up of that bowl! I love getting together with people you have met on line and it's like you have known them for years. I got to experience that first hand last year and I can't wait to do it again.

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  36. I so enjoyed reading about yor trip and how much fun you had with your friend Sasha. You both look so happy and healthy in the photos. I can hardly wait for the snow to go away so that I can be out walking every day again. I love coming to your blog. You are a breath of fresh air.

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  37. What a great day! The great outdoors and painting. What fun! I love that they had a sign at the airport. Sasha is adorable.
    And...I love the highlighs in your hair!

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  38. Sooo fun! We ctually got to meet one of our blog friends in person in her town and it was such a treat!! and have met some others in person at the CL Fair...all great times and memories made!

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  39. I have loved watching you two enjoy hanging out with each other through both of your blogs. I was stalking you two on your trip. :)

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  40. I love laughing over at LMM's blog... and she was so excited about sharing about y'all...I had to read your blogs myself! You have a beautiful blog and I love hearing about how you all met and are blessed by each other in blogworld!! I am constantly in awe of the amazing women of faith I am finding! I didn't even know what blogging was 4 months ago! crazy! I love Fergie!~!
    Blessings!
    Just Jenn~ SeizingMyDay.com

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  41. Aw that sounds like such a wonderful experience!! I'm so jealous too! I love the Seattle area and would love to live there someday!! I loved looking at all the pictures of your visit! SO lovely!

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  42. Yay! I love a happy ending or beginning...Get to the part about Lissa's place and how was THAT? Is it really all white? Hahahaha! Love you and so happy for your time with a new blog friend. When will anyone come to see ME?
    ;)
    Hugs,
    Rhonda

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  43. Sounds AMAZING!!! So glad you enjoyed...and that hiking in beautiful weather...sounds fabulous:)

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  44. ahhh i'm so happy you had time with Sasha... i love hearing blogfriends meet and the connection is so special!!!
    it has me smiling,
    xo,
    LuLu

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  45. sounds like an amazing time.
    it's looks beautiful there.
    xo

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  46. I missed you on here :) I'm glad you had a great time with Sasha -- so cool! I love that you guys hiked (especially in the Twilight-ish woods ;)) and painted pottery (that is so much fun). Anyways, can't wait to hear more.

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  47. Awwww, I love this post!!! I am so happy for you both that you got to have this time together!!! Can't wait to here more about your trip!!! :-)

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  48. You look like you had such a great time. I'm so jealous :) I'm dying to get to visit that area (before my fear of flying completely grounds me and forces me to only holiday in the UK!)
    Glad you had a great time and hope you are now feeling relaxed and refreshed x

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  49. What a fun experience! I love both your blogs!

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  50. How wonderful. Looks like a pretty special day :)

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  51. WOW...you make it sound so simple...like you didn't just meet this person. I'm having a hard time just posting a picture of myself and my family and stating my name...let alone meeting a "stranger" in another city. Sasha seems amazing and you seem to have benefitted so much from the experience of meeting her, but don't you get scared sometimes? Loved the post! Making me reconsider...

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  52. That is so great!! Sasha sounds like an absolute doll!! And I am sure she felt just the same about meeting you!! Sounds like you had such a good time!! Cannot wait to hear about the rest of your trip!

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  53. Love Sasha!!

    Such a "Sasha" way of greeting you at the airport. How fun!

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  54. How fun... to just take off and disappear for awhile from real life. I am beyond jealous! :)

    Looks like a blast!

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  55. Oh my goodness, its so gorgeous there!! You two walking around must have been turning some heads.

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