Thursday, June 21, 2012

A Perfect First Blate

@ Baked by Melissa (Photo credit:  Ruthie )
We don't know who found each other's blog first, but we became fast friends. Both petite, outgoing brunettes with an extremely positive outlook on life, we bonded. So many months ago when we found out that Ruthie would be coming to Manhattan for work, I put the dates in my phone and made sure that there would be time for the two of us.

Originally, we had hoped Jon (her hubby) could make it so that we could double date, but the girl time ended up being perfect!

We met in Grand Central, and I spotted her easily. Yes, she's actually even tinier than she looks, but doesn't have as thick of a Texas accent as I expected. From the get-go, we chatted a mile a minute. Big hugs and no awkward moments. Like she said, it was as if we hadn't seen each other in years and picked up where we left off, but really it was our first time together.

Unfortunately, the restaurant we had hoped to eat at was closed, so I Googled some other Italian places and found Fagiolini. Phones out of site, we didn't have time to take pictures of the delicious, freshly made fried calamari, our tasty mixed green salads, and massive pasta dishes. Time flew by as we talked about love, blogging, being furmoms, and more! Almost 2.5 hours at the restaurant, we decided it was time for dessert.

We passed Baked by Melissa on our way to the restaurant, so we headed back that way and ended up with a dozen mini cupcakes. I mean look at all the flavor choices!
Excited about our mini cupcakes! (Photo credit:  Ruthie )   
After choosing our flavors, we decided to go find a place to sit in Grand Central and chat while eating all the flavors and continue with our chatting. 
We couldn't get over how tiny they are! (Photo credit:  Ruthie )
Another half hour or so passed, and it was almost time for my train. We took one more picture in Grand Central before I walked Ruthie to her cab, squeezed her goodbye, and headed home.
(Photo credit:  Ruthie )
I have to say that it was really bittersweet leaving Ruthie. I was on such a high of getting some quality girl time and feeling so lucky that our friendship will continue to grow, but really sad to say "see you again!" This blog world has me feeling extremely blessed lately. Building strong relationships with females hasn't always been my strong suit, but I definitely have grown and bonded with some bloggers, especially you Ruthie!

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20 comments:

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Awww...looks like you ladies had a great time!

Natalie said...

That is so cool! Looks like you gals had a wonderful time!

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

SO FUN :)

xo

Ruthie Hart said...

love love love you lady!!! And I think it's hilarious you expected me to have a big ole thick Texasssssss accent hahaha. That night couldn't have been more perfect. Out of the millions of blogs out there, I think it's fate we found each other :-) miss u! (and the cupcakes)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

How cool! It sounds like you became fast friends!

Brittany said...

Glad you two had such a good time together!

Brooke Houston said...

Aw! You two are just adorable! I can't wait to have a blate with someone I meet from blog world!

Jenny said...

Such an awesome experience! Those cupcakes do look yummy!

poptartyogini said...

What a great blate!! A new in person friend; Italian food and mini cupcakes. Sounds like a winner to me.

sherri lynn said...

This sounds like such a fun blate! I'm glad that you've been able to meet up with so many blogger friends lately! And how delicious do those mini cupcakes look?! :)

Amanda said...

sounds like so much fun!!! :) glad yall had sucha great time. Isn't baked by melissa absolutely amazin!?!?

Molly Jac said...

How FUN!!! I'm so stinking jealous. Looks like you two had a blast. I miss NYC so stinking much. I actually tweeted that last night. haha. HOPEFULLY I can go back that way sooner than later to see your perdy face and finally meet you! It's been a long time comin' :) Glad you both had so much fun and blogging sure is the best of the best. Now if only I'd be able to do more with it lately.

Have a fab day gorgeous girl!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

She sounds great! Glad you guys had such a great time! :)

Carrie {Living It Up in U.P.} said...

Sounds like great girl time! Mini cupcakes sound like the way to go, I love variety!

Morgan Neal said...

Yum. Looks like y'all had a blast!

Mallorie Owens said...

Looks like the perfect blate! Glad you girls had a great time. And how cute are those tiny cupcakes?!

Blond Duck said...

I love this! I love time with my girls! :) I'm meeting with a girlfriend next weekend to see that new Chippendale movie!

Adam said...

looks like a fun time

Matt said...

Looks like a great time!

Janna Bogert said...

Fabulous! Y'all are both so cute! I get to meet up with Sami from Sami's Shenanigans again this weekend, and it's so awesome that this is our second time getting to hang out!