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Thursday, August 23, 2007

EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry for the over use of exclamation points, but what other word do you use to explain to your bloggy friends how excited (Val and I decided there is no other word to really explain how it is) I am than, well...excited. Okay maybe ecstatic, or thrilled (lacks something, I think), beside one's self, delighted...the list goes on. Why am I EXCITED!!!!!!!? Because I.AM.GOING.TO.VISIT.VAL. Yup. You all read that right. I'm leaving on a jet plane to go visit the dear friend I've never met. I can't even go to sleep because I'm so worked up. She made a comment on my blog today

"...So I get so excited for October. Speaking of . . . if you are free in Oct, we're having a huge Halloween/Housewarming party which you are so welcome to come to!!!!! (You know, because it's so easy for you to!) :)"
So I emailed her and I checked flights and at 11:08 this evening after much hand sweating and back and forth emailing with Val, I did it. I booked a flight. I'm officially going to visit on October 19-23. It's my birthday present to myself. It's how I'm spending the hard earned money that I'm getting for this show home. Jer said I could do whatever I wanted to do with it since it's my first big job and that's how I chose to spend it. I even got a pretty good deal on the flight. Now I need to get a passport. Oh, I'm so excited I think I feel some hand flapping coming on. I did a happy dance...or three : ) Now I really have to go to sleep. Right...sleep. Ha. That's amusing, now not only am I nervous, overwhelmed, and busy, I'm excited on top of all of it. When will I learn.


18 comments:

Jen said...

oh wow!!!
Id love to be you
Val is such a lovely lady

Alexis Jacobs said...

You are going to have such an awesome time. Maybe if Val is real nice she will take you to Robbies :) I'll let you share "our" place.

Can't wait to hear all about it :)

it's me, Val said...

You crack me up, Erin!! I am so excited too!!!! I still cannot believe you hit the send button! It just warms my heart to know how much you love me!! :):) And October . . . not very long away AT ALL!!!! To spend your hard-earned moolah on a trip to the states . . . so . . . exciting (see, I can't find a better word still!!).

Off to take Noah. Why am I so nervous? I think I could throw up.

it's me, Val said...

p.s. That is SO sweet of Alexis to want me to take you to Robbies. That's a great idea! It's 'our' place like she said but very much worth sharing --- it's excellent-e!

Erin said...

I woke up and pinched myself. Did I actually do that? Yes, I did. Do I regret the spontaneity? NOPE! I'm still...EXCITED!!!

lil ole' me..... said...

Erin, this is very exciting!!! I bet you are so excited for October. I am one of the lucky bloggers who knows Val in person and she is even more sweet and funny in person, so you are in for a great trip!

I know you two will have a great "meet- cute" (that will make sense if you have seen "The Holiday")

If I happen to be home that weekend, maybe I can meet you girls for a cup of coffee or something...
(like how I just invited myself?!?)

Erin said...

Corie - Val suggested that maybe we'd see you...that would be awesome! How cool would that be to have a "meet cute" with two blogging pals? Then we wouldn't just be bloggy friends, we'd be real life friends. Isn't that special?

Tara said...

That is so neat, I guess we can take care of Jer when you gone for supper at least once!

lil ole' me..... said...

Erin, I think I will be able to come over to Val's and MEET you! Wow!!!
Now I will be anxiously awaiting October!!!
Get that passport!!! :)

it's me, Val said...

I'm so excited that Corie is so excited and I'm so excited and Erin is so excited . . . anyone else wanna be excited with us?! :) I wish wish wish Alexis could come out. But Emily will be deep in gymastics then, so most likely not. Regardless, let's still work on her, k? :)

Ruth said...

oh fun. meeting blogging buddies is just about the most strange/wonderful/surreal experience ever. sooo happy for you. i think you will have a blast.

Nadine said...

I was just catching up on my blog reading...wow I've missed so much. I think it's great to go visit a blogging buddy...you will have such fun.

Congratulations on winning the Nice Award. You are very deserving. Thank you for awarding this to me. This is the 2nd time I've gotten it....and here I thought I wasn't very nice.

Grapes dipped in chocolate counts as fruit in my book anytime.

Happy Birthday to Aidan - belated. I loved the pictures. Looked like it was a great party. You look lovely by the way.

Dedee said...

Have so much fun. I'm going to try and find out where Val lives to find out if there is the remostest of possibilities I could crash your party. Probably not though.

Erin said...

Okay, now I'm even more excited that Corie can probably come and I can meet her too!

Dedee - is Illinois too far? Hmmm...We could have a big old bloggy "meet cute".

I'm going to make it some kind of goal to go around and meet my bloggy friends all around the world. Look out Italy, New Zealand, California, here I come!!! I promise I'll take Jer once in a while so you don't feel sorry for him not getting to go with me.

Mills' Memoirs said...

That sounds so fun, Erin! Maybe someday I'll be as spontaneous as you! I guess I gotta earn some money first....

Louise said...

That is SOOOOOOOOOO cool!!
Awesome Erin way to go you deserve it!!

Jenene said...

Oh yay, you're actually going to go! I AM so excited for you, there really isn't any other word!

Louise said...

Hey I come back from my brothers on the 23rd what time does your flight come in??
Excited to go 16-23!! We'll be gone the same time...neat!

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