Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Hello, Dear Ones!
I'm so excited to tell you today ~ I had some company!
Guess who it was??

The most beautiful and sweet Jeanne from Backyard Neighbor!

And of course she brought along her hubby Bill!
Mr. Precious and Bill had a great time too!
What a lovely couple and I was as excited as a kid in a candy store.
We had the nicest visit and it seemed we had been friends forever.
Well, we've been blogging friends since 2008!
Jeanne is the first blogging friend I've ever met in person.
Did I say I was thrilled?!

We went to eat at Saltwater Grill and ate till our tummies were good and full!
I failed to snap Bill's tiny arms were too short! :)

Here's Jeanne snapping me as I was snapping her! :)

What a lovely couple.
Smile sweeties!

Then back to my house for some chocolate skillet cake.
I'll share that with you another time.
Oh, little Cheri' came along too.
Chloe Dawn and Cheri' seemed to be afraid of each other. :)
Well, Chloe Dawn was afraid of Cheri'.
Chloe Dawn is not very well socialized with other dogs and it seemed little Cheri' was the same way.
They were so funny running around each other and Chloe Dawn was hiding under my feet most of the time! :)
Silly fuzzy girls!

Jeanne was so thoughtful and brought me gifts!
She knows me pretty well and gave me this gorgeous Rooster!
Isn't he handsome and I will cherish him forever.
Then she gave me a sweet book of poems
...and this darling little duckie for Chloe Dawn!
Chloe couldn't wait to get at that tiny little yellow fuzzy.
Thank you so much for the gifts.

Thank you so much for coming to see me, Jeanne!
It was such a special visit, not long enough of course! :)
Nothing like meeting a someone you have a heart connection with.
I love you, Jeanne!!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

I Dream of Jeannie, the theme song. Did you know there were words?

Jeannie, fresh as a daisy.
Just love how she obeys me,
Does things that just amaze me so.

She smiles, Presto the rain goes.

She blinks, up come the rainbows.
Cars stop, even the train goes slow.

When she goes by

She paints sunshine on every rafter,
Sprinkles the air with laughter,
We're close as a quarter after three.

There's no one like

Jeannie. I'll introduce her,

To you, but it's no use, sir,
Cause my Jeannie's in love with me.
~ sung by Master! :)


  1. HEY...what are you doing hanging out with MY FRIEND. (tee,hee)
    I met Jeanne last summer at Claudie's and of course fell in love with her. Isn't she beautiful.
    I am so glad you got to have that little visit with her.

  2. I love reading about blogging buddy meetings! Such fun. Isn't it amazing how it feels as if you've known each other forever? Can't wait to hear about the skillet chocolate cake. xo

  3. Hi darling, what fun to meet a fellow blogger. You both are beautiful beautiful women.. the dogs sound just too sweet for words.. hugs ~lynne~

  4. How great is that! Small world it seems when we bloggers can meet up once in awhile. I have met one of my blogging friends and hope to meet up with more. Great photos, Shelia. You will treasure these. And the dogs are funny. They just don't appreciate 'company' sometimes. Hugs, Deb

  5. Hi dear SHelia!!!
    I have had the great pleasure of meeting several Arizona bloggers and a few from out of state, it is exciting to hear their voice and see how they really are in real life...and to tell you the truth, everyone I have met is sweeter in real life then in blogger life.....not fake pretend kind of women in my meetings. What a glorious day for all of Happy for your meeting!!!
    Til the next one cherish this one!!!

  6. Oh dear! I'm sure you 2 had a fantastic time together. Jeanne was one of the earlier people I met too - when I started blogging way back when! I bet time just flew!

    Jan ♥

  7. It is the best thing to meet blogging friends in person! I've been lucky to have done that a few times! I can tell you had a wonderful time! Hugs, LInda

  8. I am so glad ya'll had fun, food, and fellowship. I know one other blogger in person. We all are just so spread out all over the place.

  9. This was wonderful and it looks like everyone had some fun and great memories were made!

  10. OH MY that was JUST "TOO SWEET"!!! We DO know each other so well and to meet WOULD be like knowing them forever! LOVE,LOVE,LOVE it! What a beautiful picture of two "GORGEOUS Ladies"!
    I am so happy you got to meet and have such fun.
    Big Hugs to you,

  11. What a wonderful visit! I love meeting Blog friends. They have turned out being some of my very nest friends. Jeanne is such a wonderful lady I just adore her laugh and beautiful smile. Glad you all had a wonderful time Grace xoox

  12. It's always exciting to meet bloggers in person. It looks like you had a wonderful time together. Pamela

  13. Two cuties you are. Jeanne has told me what a wonderful time she and Bill had visiting you. Let's see: You are darling, sweet, super talented, gracious and fun. (Of course you are, you are my sister after all.♥) Your home is lovely and you have so many pretty things. Lunch was fun and delicious, and your dessert was "to die for". Your husband is perfectly named when you refer to him as Mr. Precious. Chloe Dawn was adorable and had to hide from CC. It is like we all know each other so well, isn't it? See, it was all absolutely perfect. And, I knew it would be.

    And, by the way, I say Savannah.

  14. I see this lady everywhere in blogland, but I don't know her! How fun to meet a blog friend, I have never done that. How nice of her to give gifts too. I think Chloe was just being shy! :)

  15. That's so awesome you got to meet each other! She seems like a sweet, good friend who comes with a song! Looks like you all had a wonderful visit, too. Thanks for sharing all that joy with us. Hugs ~ Mary

  16. How fun to meet up with blogging friends. I know you must have had some sweet times together.

    Jocelyn @

  17. I have been lucky enough to be with Jeanne and her hubbie several times. They are the nicest couple! Glad you all had a wonderful time together.

  18. Hi there, I just read your post...connected from Lavender Dreamer. Your blog is fun. I am you newest follower. You may like my little post today, it's a bit connected in thought to yours. Happy blogging, Mary

  19. Hi Shelia, Thank you for all the kind things you said about me. I say... back at you many time over. I am just getting my pics downloaded now. We had a busy day so far. We had to get groceries and run errands today. And oh darn, we HAD to eat lunch at Cafe Rel. HA!

    Your post is so cute. didn't we have fun together. I think Mr. Precious thinks we are very much alike. So do I, except I do not play the piano and have the wonderful arts and crafts talents like you definitely have. Our pups would love each other in time. Chloe Dawn is so adorable and Cheri' is kind of bossy. That was the sad part, we didn't have enough time. Sigh.

    Thank you for treating us like family and just seeing that lovely food again makes me hungry. Thank you for the lunch and being the most lovely people to spend time with. I love the song and I did not know the words. YOU are the sweetie. smile.

    I love you too.

  20. It really is the MOST fun to meet out blogging buddies! And guess what? I've met Jeanne and her sweet hubby, too! They are both very sweet and fun to spend time with! You got such great photos! You both look adorable together!

  21. It looks as if you all had a darling luncheon together...the best way to spend the day is with a friend.

  22. That is wonderful meeting up with a blogging friend. I bet you all had a wonderful time!

  23. Oh...this is so sweet! I love meeting other bloggers and it looks like you and Jeanne had a wonderful time together. It's nice when the husbands enjoy themselves, too! Now you have to work on your pups!


  24. How fun meeting up with a fellow blogging friend! Looks like you guys had a fun day and really enjoyed yourselves!!

  25. That's so nice that you got to meet her in person! I know how fun that is myself. I just met with several bloggers tonight in town for a conference. Looks like y'all had a good time.

  26. Hi Shelia: You had such a good time, I can tell. So much fun to meet a fellow blogger, maybe someday I will meet you. I'd like that..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  27. Oh Shelia, how absolutely wonderful for you both! You all obviously had a wonderful time. :)

  28. What a wonderful day you've all had, new memories made. I'm sure Chloe Dawn will get used to her new friend eventually, she'll love her duck anyway :)


  29. Looks like you all had a lovely time. How nice to create special memories. I think it's great to meet a fellow blogger.
    The food looks yummy.

  30. Oh happy times! I just love having company, makes me heart so happy.

  31. Hi Shelia *hugs*
    I have been waiting for this post. I had to see how your visit went and see pics of you and Jeanne and her dear hubby together...and the silly little pups too. How good you all look together. Its wonderful you all met. I'm so happy you shared pics...

    Thank you for telling me about dear Theresa. I had seen that at Beverly's blog as well. Its so sad. She was such a positive and sweet lady. I posted on Beverly's post that we all must stop to count our blessings.

    Have a really wonderful day....stay cool.

  32. Hi Sheila,
    Oh what a special time you shared meeting another blog friend. Isn't is great when we do. You all look like you had such a great time together and how sweet to receive such beautiful gifts from Jeanne. The rooster will be perfect in your lovely home.
    WOW the skillet cake looks divine. Looking forward to that recipe too.

    Thank you for stopping by sweetie and your kind comments and also for our Miss B. It has been a sad month, but my faith has seen me through and for that I am very thankful.

    Blessings to you always.
    XO CMD

  33. How exiting and fun to meet a blogging friend!!
    I love the chickens!

  34. Oh, my...I have MEET A BLOGGY FRIEND envy right now.
    I know ya'll had the best time. What was she doing in your neighborhood?? Touring Texas?

  35. What a fabulous post Miss Shelia. Such great folks Jeanne and Bill right? I knew you would LOVE one another. Jeanne did tell me about that awesome skillet cake OMG. I went over to Tina's blog to look at it since I could only see foil on yours, lol.
    Great pics. I love my blogging friends.
    Was this really your first time meeting a blogger friend?? If so you couldn't have picked a better friend than Jeanne. I adore her and Bill. Randy will get to meet Bill in April. We are going there to celebrate our 25th and their 50th. Can't wait.
    Loved your song choice today.
    You are a sweetie.

  36. Shelia, looks like you and Jeanne had a terrific time. Such fun to share your home and hometown with friends. Galveston is great fun and it's a great song, too.


  37. It's such fun to meet blog friends. I've been blessed to meet and spend time with several - and they have become close friendships that continue! So glad you had a chance to spend time with yours.


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