Monday, November 10, 2008

"That's What She Said!"

So last week I was thrilled to meet some of my favorite bloggy peeps and hug their necks. It was a very big deal and a very good time.

This weekend I beyond excited to meet two more of my favorite bloggy peeps. Again, a very big deal and a very good time. Y'all are jealous. I know, right? Of course I hugged their necks, too.

Heather of This is The Day... and her sister, Michelle (a brand new blogger--go read Tales from the Lunchroom), left the comforts of Ohio for my little Virginian mountain town. I now have blogger proof that (a) I live in a very rural town, (b) in the middle of nowhere, and (c) there is not much here outside of tobacco, cattle, mountains, a bit of fast food, and really absurd street signs. Both Michelle and Heather now know why I am the way I am. I hope.

These sisters arrived bearing gifts...and clearly they speak my love language because these gals presented me with a basket of native-Ohioan food. (Is that a word? Ohioan? Just roll with it, y'all.) Why yes, thank you--we are big fans of food in this house. Y'all are in, now. IN!

(Thanks also for the gorgeous cards, Heather--you are way better than Hallmark, my friend!)

Of course about five seconds after the girls arrived to my house, we were eating and drinking and laughing and carrying on like thirteen year olds. I expected nothing less from these two and was not disappointed. I love people who get me. And these two get me. Thankfully.

My daughters were of the opinion that Heather and Michelle came to be their personal playmates. And play they did! There's little more special than friends who take time to meet your children on their level...my girls fell in love with the Ohio gals, and I have to give both Michelle and Heather a big shout-out for being so good with my daughters. Both Caroline and Libbey are now asking, "When are they coming back to visit?" Awwww.

(Yeah, sometimes Caroline is not keen on the picture-taking. We just go with it.)

On Saturday night we took our act on the road. And it was an act, I tell you...because people were flocking just to be near us. Or maybe they merely wanted to hear all the jokes and stories we were sharing? Regardless...we ate, drank, and made merry. Lots of merry. Here's Michelle and I attempting a My Space photoshoot. You know, like teenyboppers? Fo' Shizzle.

I'm not certain, but I'm thinking maybe that dude behind us is up to something suspicious. Why you covering your eyes, man? Let's discuss the possibilities amongst ourselves, please.

Moving on...Heather has a passion for gourds. She poses with them. Contemplates thievery. Probably gives 'em little kisses when she thinks no one is looking. I do not find any of this strange...actually, it's kind of hot and I love her a little more because of it. Go gourds!

I refuse to tell y'all how late we stayed up playing Rock Band, or how may drinks were consumed (and spilled!) during that bit of revelry. Nor will I tell y'all about how we watched way too much Katt Williams on You Tube, while almost peeing ourselves in fits of giggles. What I will share is that while I have dreams of being Muse's next drummer, Heather has a better chance of living out that one for me. That girl played percussion on Rock Band for the very first time and rocked it out. (Scott and I were all, "Dude--you're so hardcore!") I hope Michelle's thirteen year old son realizes how smokin' his Mom was on the guitar. I think we have a future as a trio...we can be the OhVa Chicks. Get it? Ohio? Virginia? Sigh...never said I wasn't lame.
Look at her--that's pure mastery behind those hands!

I said it last week and I'm here to reiterate: If you have a chance to pal around with some well-loved bloggy peeps and they've sailed through their criminal background checks (no axe murders yet--wooooooo!), go for it! Seriously. Good times, y'all.

Michelle and Heather...thanks for making the trip to hang out with us. We had a ball and you're now official members of the Litton family. Whether you wanted that status or not. You have no choice. Please...do not fear us.

49 comments:

TattooedMinivanMom said...

I'm determined to be the first commenter on all the Ohio/Virginia weekend of debauchery posts.

I'm so glad you chickies had fun!

The look of pure concentration on Heather's face is priceless.

JourneytoFamily said...

That is awesome!!! Man... what's up with that dude covering his face when you were taking a picture? Was he dining with his mistress and afraid of getting caught in a picture with her???!!!

So fun you got to hang out with "Heather from Ohio" and her sister. Heather rocks! (literally, apparently) She needs to come to my house and play some Rock Band with us.

Kelly said...

yay, new friends! looks like y'all had a great time.

heathersister said...

Girl, I had sooooo much fun.

Thanks to you and your family for making us feel so welcome in your home.

Danielle is in love with your girls and Morgan is in love with Scott. They are like "when are you going back, we want to go next time."

Ummmm, yeah, I don't think so. Momma had tooo much fun.

Tell Scott and the girls I said "Hey".

Amy said...

It sounds like you had a great weekend too! Old friends, new friends, blog friends, blue friends. It's all good. Someday we're going to hang out and party. K?
Wooohooooo to you!!!

Heather said...

Omygosh, my kids were saying the same thing as Michelle's...Elijah is dying to see the man room, and Isabel wants to meet your girls.

I am honored to be considered a member of the Litton family. I felt so comfortable with you and your babies as soon as we arrived, and Scott was so sweet to share his xbox with us (even if he did forget my name...tell him Nicole sends her love).

I love the OhVa idea...maybe there will be a spot on the New Moon soundtrack for us?

Love you, girl. Can't wait 'til you can visit our home turf someday!

JANE said...

soooooo jealous, and Heather on Rock Band. I want one for our Wii so I can bang it out. Of course I could just run downstairs and play my 14 ys olds big drum set but it just wouldn't be the same without an audience, LOL!

Becky said...

I am so glad you guys had a good time! Heather is the best! Next time I am totally coming though...Geez! That scenery looks beautiful:)

Heather said...

Okay, you win, I took off the "offending" picture.

Even if I do think you are being silly.

'Cause girl, you are gorgeous. And you do NOT weigh a bojillion pounds, nor do you look like it.

So there.

p.s. Tell Libbey and Caroline "Feather" misses them...

ParentingPink said...

Sounds like a fun time! As a fellow Virginian, I'm glad the gals from Ohio got to see our little state - rural or not :-)

Love the pictures! Especially the one where Caroline isn't looking...I can so relate to that!

Kat said...

Madalyn is still asking me if we can go over to your house and have a coke and then come home :-)

Of course, if she discovered that rock band was an option, I believe we'd have to work out a custody arrangement.

Looks like a fantabulous time was had by all...now I need to read the other versions :-)

Kristina P. said...

I haven't quite made the step of inviting my bloggy friends to my house, so kudos to you.

Kori said...

Looks like ya'll had an awesome time. So when's everybody coming to Bama?

Melissa said...

Good times. Ya'll so crazy.

Looks like a good time was had by all.

Mrs. S said...

I should have looked you up during my VA trip. hmmm...

Live.Love.Eat said...

That is simply awesome!!!!! It sounds like an amazing weekend you had & I'm sure it's just what you needed to get out from under the weather! Jealous for sure.........

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

I'm SO glad I got in on your little swaray a little bit!!

Can we all just see how CENTRALLY LOCATED I am here in NC??? Seriously... I realize my apartment is only like 300 sq feet, but we all could have a LOT of fun!!!!!

Debbie said...

LOVE the pictures and the detail! The look on Heather's face banging those drums is priceless! So glad you got to hang with the girls!

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! Here's to friends that "get" you!

Mama Dawg said...

That sounds like you had a BLAST!

Laurie said...

It looks like you gals had a great time. You have a really nice blog here and a great voice.

I just discovered Twilight this month and raced through the first two novels in a week. Now I'm impatiently waiting for my number to come up at the library so I can dive into book 3!

Kim said...

I know all about that Ohio stuff! I am a native of Dayton! I thought for sure they brought some of those wonderful "Mike Sell" potato chipa! They are the best! And by the way, I hope they haven't taken my place in your girls hearts! ha!

April said...

I've just got to visit Pennington Gap one day...and you come back to sippi.

Brandy said...

Sounds like a great weekend. We need a schedule a retreat for all us bloggers...I'll bring the booze, you bring the Rock Band. Deal?

CaraBee said...

What fun! Again, I am super jealous! Although I am NO good at Rock Band, so you would be mopping the floor with me. I just noticed the O Sh*t on the right. LOVE IT!!

Caroline said...

Girl, how much fun did you have?

I'm so glad you're getting all this girl time. Its good for the soul!

Lauren W said...

What a fun weekend! I'm seriously jealous of the carousing.

Mama Kat said...

Dang, how many bloggy peeps have you met!?!

And I was totally thinking that guy was weird for covering his face. I think he's cheating on his wife...did you get his number??

mine, by magpie said...

hahah- looks like you guys had a fantastic time!

Swirl Girl said...

I am still waiting for you to come West...pleaseohpleaseohplease??

MarciaBrady said...

Glad you girls had a great time. But, there was no doubt. Heather is a good time. We always have fun at work together. I'm sure Michelle is too. I've never met her, but I'm sure the "crazy fun" is in their genes!!

Even though I'm new at this and don't know very many bloggers yet, I think the Bloggy Gatlinburg trip needs to be planned!

Nik said...

I'm so glad you got a chance to play with the girls. Rock Band is SOOOO addicting. We always have a good time when it is involved.

Sheri said...

Glad you had an awesome visit. I used to love your blog, but that was before, when I had friends and a dog that loved me. Now that I've devoured the "Twilight" saga, (only 218 more pages), I'm hoping they'll forgive me. . . I can't read fast enough!!!

KimmyJ said...

I tell you what I'm OhVa - and that's the fact that I am not meeting anyone - geesh!! Share the love people, anybody wanna come to Virginia Beach? :)

manic mariah said...

Hey,Swirl girl. I live 30 minutes from you. COME MEET ME!

Lula-I'm jealous. Insanely so. I want to hang with you and drink Land Shark

Marrdy said...

What fun!! Again, I am jealous.

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

Yes, I am jealous. We'll be hangin' out soon.

HiHoOhio said...

Nothing like real live bloggy friends....Heather is making a habit of this! Do you think she needs a 12 step program yet?

jori-o said...

You are the queen of bloggy friend adventures! What a trendsetter! =)

Kimberly said...

Your "little rural town" sounds like a slice of heaven to me right about now. My sister lives in Reston, which is by DC. You might live in a rural area, but apparently you have found a fabulous stylist because I love your haircut!

Carrie said...

Fun!! Now I just need to find a bloggy buddy that doesn't live 15 hours away. boo-hoo for me, huh?

Mrs de Miranda said...

Glad you had such a great time!!

Veggie Mom said...

I read Lizzy's post about your reunion in Atlanta. Complete with illustrations! You're really gettin' around, galfriend!

Rhea said...

OVa chicks?! LOL

I think TxVa or VaTx sounds better. Or TxaHO.

angie said...

Lucky you. Sounds like a seriously fun time!

Shannon said...

Who wouldn't want to come hang out with you? You are one awesome girlie!

Glad y'all had fun!

Eudea-Mamia said...

That guy in the background is hilarious!

I totally recognize that head - David Beckham is stepping out on Posh. (and damn it, it's not with meeeeeee!)

Em

Ronnica said...

Oh wow, that guy IS probably up to something shady. Or maybe he's famous. That'd be cool.

The Brady's said...

OMG! I didn't realize you we're so close till I read Heather's blog!

I was dying in the pic of y'all in the rest checking out the guy in the Booth Behind y'all covering his face to stay out of the picture..Too Funny!

Stopped by to say Hi, from Across the Line!