On the way to school one day in May, I snapped this photo.
Slidell, LA is where I lived before coming to Kuwait nearly 19 years ago.
It is also where blog pal Val lives.
Since Slidell would be our first stop upon arriving to the States this summer, we, of course, made plans to meet up.
Our first meeting was at Starbucks where a sweet little guy agreed to take our picture.
And where, of course (as bloggers do), gifts were exchanged.
We talked non-stop for 2 hours and promptly made plans for our next get together.
Every Thursday night,Val meets with a crochet group at an organic coffee house, so I was able to tag along. Such fun, and time passed so quickly.
The ladies were working on a not so surprise yarn bombing for the owner of the coffee shop.
Although I had planned to attend the yarn bombing a couple of weeks later, a last minute change in plans meant I had to miss out.
I was able to spend time with Val and her sweet family a couple of times and immediately fell in love with this guy!
I mean, how could I not?
One morning we met up for walking and Val showed me a mosaic tabletop she had just finished. She has her mosaic work scattered all around her yard and it is so lovely to see.
Two days before heading back to Kuwait, we had dinner with Val and her family. It was an evening filled with conversation and laughter and friendship.
Thanks, Val, for everything! I'm so glad we were finally able to meet in person!
We definitely could get in a lot of trouble if we lived closer to each other.
Hugs and blessings,