I should have realized it would be better to just meet downtown. That was my bad. But it was great once Rita, Adam and Desiree got there. It was a fun place to sit, drink a little wine, nosh a bit, listen to some jazz and talk. I didn't realize that they had met once before in San Diego so that was cool to hear. And I know that I am definitely going to make an effort to meet people if I am in their neighborhood. It is cool to have this 'Motherhood' spanning our nation and even into Canada. How awesome is it that we all have kids born the same month going through similar developments at the same time. We each interpret these events differently and that is so helpful to have the perspective.
For 3 years, Desiree and I have lived here and yet not met. Crazy right? I think seeing the pictures from NY and the excitement of everyone coming here in the fall has pushed me to make real connections beyond the virtual world. Desiree is just like I thought she would be. She is nice, funny and smart. Rita definitely lives up to the descriptions from the New York trip. She is gregarious, warm, fun to talk to and has tons of energy. Her husband was definitely kind to come along since he kind of got the shaft most of the night. lol.
Rita and family are coming back sometime in March and should be located by me. I can't wait. I think there is a bbq somewhere in the future with them. And then hopefully a few playdates and maybe even another drink out. Oh I am giddy just thinking about it. Yeah I know that was pretty stupid sounding. Oh well.
Really who knew when I joined the birth board on Babycenter that I would meet such warm, caring, cool and funny ladies that I would want to keep up with. I am just glad I did.
PS do you like the photo behind or what?