Thursday, February 12, 2015

you've got mail

Good news! Mia and I went to our first play date in our little community in Arizona! Through random coincidences, a girl found me through Instagram, recognized that we were in the same neighborhood, reached out and invited us to the park (on a day where a bunch of other mom's meet up)! I can't even explain how much I love social media!! Ha ha! It was just the outing Mia and I needed and I'm pretty positive we made the first of our friends in the neighborhood! Now before you go freaking out, grandparents... Eric knew all the details, plus I had my trusty, pink pepper spray :) We did our research beforehand to make sure we weren't walking into a group of axe murders and your granddaughter is safe and sound!
Shirt c/o Sally Sarah Designs (and yes, those are snow boots. In 80 degree weather.)
Another reason I love social media? Because even though we are in a new area and don't have any friends close by, we know we have friends from all over the country supporting us during this change! It's a bonus when my sweet blog friends invite us to participate in a fun Valentine exchange! I kind of dropped the ball and didn't realize I was supposed to send all of the kids a Valentine, so some kids will just get a really late surprise in the mail ;) Moving is not good on the brain! Anyway, Vanessa sent us the cutest goods that could not have come at a more perfect time! Mia loved ripping into our Valentines, ha ha! I received the CUTEST Kate Spade notebook that is the perfect size to have in my bag at all times! I'm so excited to carry that around and write down lists, blog ideas, etc. Basically anything I think of because I totally forget if I don't write it down (that's a new thing since getting pregnant with Mia. My brain is seriously fried!) and Mia loved playing with her sticky hand! Thank you SO much, Vanessa! Your gifts totally brightened our day! Check out what we got Jess and Sadie- and the rest of the girls in the exchange- Karra | Ashley | Erin | Tawnya | Erinn | Vanessa!

24 comments:

P!nky said...

Social media is awesome, it brought us together ;)!

Glad you were able to meet some new people and those goodies are tooo cute! Love Mia's snow boots!

tina bumblebee said...

What cute gifts! And how nice someone in your new neighborhood reached out to you. I'm sure that really took some of the anxiety of living in a new area away!

Jenn said...

So glad that you got in a good playdate for Mia--I'm sure that helped her ease into everything a bit more to have a friend to play with! Social media is pretty awesome, isn't it?? :)

Mandie said...

Sticky hand!!!! I love those things. Tee hee!

That is great that you had that play date & got out of the house. Awhoo hoo! :)

Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

Caroline At Windy City Chic said...

Aww that's SO great about the playdate and that you made a new friend! That notebook is so cute, and love the picture of Mia playing with her sticky hand. :-) I hope that you are having a good day so far too!

Jamie @ The Jamie's + 1 said...

I am so happy you are making some friends!! I would love to be part of an exchange, I know Nicklas would love to get some mail!! Happy V Day!

Jenny said...

a park play date in February?! Let me get over being jealous and then say yay for new friends! :) Hope you guys are settling in well in AZ!

Sarah said...

Love social media! Glad that your making friends already! My son LOVES those sticky hands!

Tawnya Faust said...

Yay for playdates! It makes me so happy to heart that you are already on your way to making new friends in your new town :) I am wishing I was in sunny AZ right now... it's so effing cold up here in Canada! Love you guys and sorry we were idiots and forgot to send to all the littles as well! xo

Sarah said...

Seriously love social media too. The hubs thinks it's weird that I call some bloggers 'my friends' but whether it's in person or over the internet I still feel like we are good friends! :)

Chrissy@SimpleJoysBlog said...

That is so awesome you are already meeting new people in your area through Instagram! Also, I don't know why but Mia looks so much like your husband in these pics! You can really see the features she got from him.

Brittany said...

Social media is so incredible! I'm convinced there is no easier way to make genuine friends!

Elizabeth Birenbaum said...

How awesome!!! I know social media when it can connect people like that! So fun that you got to meet up with some new friends! Oh, and when I met up with 2 girls I met online (sounds like match.com lol), Seth totally freaked out and made me text him and let him know where I got there, that I was ok, when I was leaving, etc etc etc. LOL. I'm like, I read their blogs and basically know all about them. I'll be fine. I don't think mommy bloggers are axe murderers LOL

Julie said...

See there is a plus to social media. I feel the same way, that I could go to a city and maybe there's a blogger I follow that can give me tips!

Hannah said...

How amazing that you have already been able to meet other mamas in your neighborhood and have a playdate!! So soon after moving too! :) I hope they are friendships that will continue to develop for you.

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

oh man what a fun coincidence. love that you brought your pink pepper spray, lol.

Christina Schergen said...

OH I bet that was a fun exchange!!!! Yay, for happy mail!

meandmr.com said...

I love these pictures! They are all so cute!
Melanie @ meandmr.com

Our Pretty Little Girls said...

So cool that you were able to meet up with some people! Just another reason why Instagram is THE best!

Kelly Mock said...

Glad you are making friends! Love that little outfit!

Andrea @ The Pineapple Cake said...

So glad you are making friends and enjoying Arizona.
It's funny how social media works isn't it?

Janna Renee said...

I'd be happy if we ever got stationed in Arizona ;) Who knows, maybe Will can get fixed wing and then we'd come there for training!

Hall Around Texas said...

How exciting! And so sweet of her to reach out to you. And yay for new friends.

Tedi Palmer said...

That looks like a fun idea, doing a gift exchange for Valentine's Day!

I have mixed feelings about social media.. :)

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