It's always exciting when you get to meet a new Stork. Always. I've spoken with so many of the girls on the phone, a couple of us text each other constantly, and I've been blessed to meet a bunch of storks in person, too! Dave used to be pretty nervous about my meeting with what he called "people who aren't even real", but he's relaxed a lot and has even met a few himself and now he doesn't even make run down the list of "I know she's a real person because she has met this other stork, who met this other stork, who met that other stork, and that other stork met this stork who I have met before, too!" anymore.
Let's see, I know Ang and Susan in real life (IRL), and it turned out Nicolle didn't live very far so we've hung out quite a few times and now I consider her an IRL friend. I've also met Erin a few times... at least 3 I think, maybe more... and Keisha has come out here twice (okay, she's been out here 3 times, but due to my paranoid husband and my being 10 months pregnant with Jack, I had to miss her the first time). Becca (who dubbed herself my evil twin!) came out on a business trip, Heather was here for a wedding, and this summer Aimee came out with her husband for a business trip (and I got to rub her miracle baby belly!) and I rushed to meet her the second I put the boys to bed the night we got back from Shaver Lake (did I mention that I got to rub her mirable baby belly?)! I was so stinkin' excited when Carrie and her husband came out in October on their way to the port to go on a cruise! I was such a dork, though, and in my incredible excitement for these last two meetings (we call them "Stork Meetings" but they're really just visits with good friends!) I forgot my camera!!! I couldn't believe I did that, especially since it is usually glued to my face and since we all try to make a point to get a photo at each Official Stork Meetup! So, when Deb told me she'd be here in December I tattooed the word "camera" into my brain so that I wouldn't forget it again! And, since I have a picture, I'm posting it here :)
Me, Ang, DEB!, and Nicolle :D
I seriously love me my Storks ;)
(and no, I don't know why I'm leaning sideways like a dork!)