Friday, October 07, 2011

Meeting new friends before the meet

Just a quickie post tonight because I’m knackered and Maisie’s sound asleep cuddled next to me in bed as I type and I swear that I’m on a connection that’s slower than dial-up…oh give me strength!

Maisie and I are in Tennessee for the weekend at Wilderness at the Smokies.  Tomorrow night is her gymnastics meet, her first ever travel meet…oh so fun!  She and I came up for the weekend and tonight we met up with Jennifer, her husband and their two daughters Sophie & Maddie.  Jennifer and I have been reading each others blogs and corresponding for a couple years now but even though we both live in Georgia we’re far enough apart that we’ve never had the opportunity to meet.  So, now that we’re hours and hours from home in another state, we finally got to meet. 

photo (5)eSophie, Maddie & Maisie, three little tired cuties all just wanting to get back to the hotel and call it a night.

Like Maisie, Maddie is a little gymnast and her gym is one of the host gyms for this Freedom Fest Meet.  Maddie and Maisie are competing in different sessions as Maddie is USA 4 and Maisie is USA 3.  Hopefully they will both have a great meet.

It was really nice to finally meet Jennifer and her family and I just love how blogs and the internet have made meeting new friends so easy and fun.

New recipe over on Cook Lisa Cook and this was a Crazy Cooking Challenge recipe as participating bloggers went in search of the ultimate chocolate chip cookie.  My entry was a slight adaptation of a cookie my bloggy pal Colleen posted and trust me, they are awesome!  I adore gingersnaps but make them Chocolate Chip Gingersnaps and you have an over the top winning cookie!  Click on the picture to be taken to the recipe.IMG_0551e2

Check out the other wonderful chocolate chip cookies posted in the challenge and “like” mine!!!  While over on Cook Lisa Cook please take a look as some of my other recipes including: Mango Lassi, Stir-Fried Asparagus with Water Chestnuts, Ginger & Cashews, Curried Roast Chicken Pieces with Spicy Sweet Potato & Carrots, Grilled Corn & Bacon Pudding, Oriental Chicken Salad, Potato Salad with Bacon, Coffee Crusted Steak, Home Style Chicken Curry, Watermelon FrostyMango Gazpacho, Toll House Double Stuff Oreo Brownies, Long Beans with Walnuts, Blacksmith Pizza, Rhubarb Crisp, Laksa, Math Book No Bake Cookies, Aloo Gobi, Mint Lassi, Red Curry Chicken, Lamb Curry, Grilled Corn, Avocado & Tomato Salad with Honey Lime Dressing, Baked Egg Cups Two Ways, Thai Peanut Salad, Holy Guacamole, Cantaloupe Agua Fresca, Wallaby Darned, Piggy-Out Cookies, Wicked Good New England Lobster Roll, Long Beans with Garlic, Super Simple Summer Shrimp Salsa Salad, Grandma’s Teriyaki Steak, Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho, Red Chinese Long Beans with Peppers & Red Curry, 24-Layer Crêpe Cake Fig & Watermelon Salad, Grilled Chèvre & Fig Panini, Spicy Asian Cucumber Salad, Grilled Prawns, Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon, Kicked Up Piggy-Out Cookies, Pesto Pita Pizza, Cilantro Lime Chicken, Nutella Crêpes, Mango, Lime & Chile Spiced Ice Box Pie, Roast Beef & Garlic Herb Cheese Sandwich, Layered Crespelle with Bolognese, Fresh Mozzarella & Basil, Jamaican Jerk Meat Pies, Nutella No Bake Cookies, Velvety Mac & Cheese, Welsh Cakes, Tom Yam Ghoong (Spicy Shrimp Soup), Lime Jewels, Southwest Pasta Salad, Walnut Roca Squares, Uncle Bubba’s Shrimp & Grits.



  1. How fun for you and Maisie to meet some new bloggy friends! Hope Maisie does well in her event. :)

  2. I was going to say the exact same thing Anne did. LOL!


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