Thursday, March 27, 2008

Mama Bear

That's what my husband calls her. That's not really her name. The first time I heard him say that, I nearly fell off my chair I was laughing so hard. He was reading over my shoulder, and asked, "Is that Mama Bear's blog? As many times as I've told him, "No, it's Momma Roar!", he stills calls her Mama Bear, and I think she likes that.

Several months ago, Momma Roar, otherwise known as Leigh Ann, emailed me and said that she was thinking about attending a truck show with her husband. She would be near enough to visit me. I became very excited; Momma Roar was coming to MY HOUSE! Then she emailed again and said that she didn't think she was going to be able to make it, as her babysitters were going to be out of town. But wait! I got another email saying she WAS going to be able to make the trip after all. I didn't get my hopes up this time.

A few weeks ago, we decided it would be way too far for her to drive to my house. Who wants to spend six hours in a car alone, especially in unfamiliar territory? Not me!

We decided that we still wanted to meet, so we each drove several hours this morning, and hooked up at Cracker Barrel. She arrived before I did, but as soon as I walked in the door, she recognized me and came over. I don't know how Leigh Ann felt, but it wasn't awkward for me at all.

We talked, and talked. And talked. We talked of our children, sewing, knitting, our husbands, homeschooling, books, our faith, and of course, our blogs. Oh, and Nascar. I don't think she's getting to meet Kasey Kahne like she hoped to. Before I knew it, three hours had flown by, and we had to say good-bye, but not before we asked the cashier to take a quick picture.

Ladies, if you like her blog, you'd LOVE her in real life!

And guess what? Cracker Barrel doesn't serve Pepsi, so Leigh Ann had to drink Coke!!!! I never thought I'd live to see the day!


Stacie said...

Hi Mrs. K!
That is awesome that you got to meet a blogging friend!!

=) Sounds like you had lots of fun!

weavermom said...

I'm so jealous I almost can't even comment.

Looks like you had fun! I love it when bloggy friends meet! :)

HsKubes said...

Sounds like such a wonderful time! How fun it is to meet bloggie friends in person!

Thank you, by the way, for your comment on my blogiversary post. It was a blessing.
And thank you for your kind words regarding my beloved in his 'pickle suit'. I love that suit! Oh, and, YES, they have REALLY messed up that Rubick's Cube. My beloved is a Rubick's Cube Geek (with all respect, of course!). ;o)

Enjoy the rest of your week ~

Jennifer said...

Oh what fun! and a GREAT picture of both of you!!

Penless Thoughts said...

Oh this is to wonderful and I am so jealous. Oh that's right, it's not good to be jealous. No, really I am delighted for both of you and know that you were both blessed.

Kelli said...

Oh, how wonderful! I am jealous too! LOL Such a great picture of the both of you and I can't wait to tease her about the coke! Haha!

His Girl said...

sounds awesome! i'll have to swing over to her blog and 'meet' her!

Rebecca said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful afternoon!!! So are you a NASCAR fan too??

lady jane said...

How fun! I'd drive 10 hours to meet you at a Cracker Barrel! Love that place! Oh, and you too! :o)

Tracy said...


I'm not really a Nascar fan, but I know the drivers and can "chat it up".

Anonymous said...

What fun! You both look so happy, you're obviously having a great time together!

Love, Tina :)

Momma Roar said...

You stinker - you got your post up so fast! heehee

Oh, Tracy, it wasn't awkward for me at all either!

I so wished we could have sat and talked longer!

Thanks so much for driving all the way to meet up with me. And ya couldn't let the coke go, could ya? ;-) (what is one to do when she needs her caffeine?)

I'm still trying to figure out how to get pictures on my laptop, my post might have to wait until next week!

Thanks again - I had a blast!!

Leigh Ann (Momma Bear)

Karen said...

AHHH, Cracker Barrel! The PERFECT place to meet friends!! :o)
I'm glad you were able to meet and enjoy spending that time together! She looks so sweet and that's a great picture of you both!

Daughter of the King said... wonderful....there are so many of you that I would just love to meet in real life...but alas mostly likely it will be Heaven....
Happy for you BOTH

Julieann said...

Oh how wonderful---your excitement and happiness just shined through this post. Great picture--and I love Cracker barrel!


truth said...

That is so cool you got to meet Mama Bear...err..roar. I've had the chance to meet a couple blogging friends and they have been memorable experiences.

Tracy said...

What a wonderful special treat. A fantastic way to spend the day!

Christy said...

That is so neat!!! I am jealous as well...sigh.

Becky said...

Oh my that sounds like fun. What a treat indeed!