Monday, May 31, 2010

I'm baaaaaack

After a very long day of travel that began at 3:30 AM we finally returned home from our amazing honeymoon. We had such a wonderful time the past week, we truly couldn't have asked for more. St. Lucia is an absolutely beautiful country, full of incredibly nice people. Our resort was fantastic and it was a week of pure bliss. I plan to get into more detailed recaps including a LOT of pictures but unfortunately I have to work tomorrow *sad face* and I'm still playing catch up from being without Internet or TV for a WEEK! Shockingly I didn't break out into convulsions or shakes from withdrawal.

However, there is one story I want to tell of the honeymoon and a huge shout out to my newest blog/honeymoon friends.

First let me back up, a few months back I got a comment from a guy on my post about where we were going on our honeymoon. He mentioned that he found my blog while doing a google search on our resort. He mentioned he was surprising his wife with a trip there for their anniversary and would be there at the same time as us. I didn't have a way to contact him back and ended up forgetting about it.

Cut to Thursday night and Kristian and I were sitting at the bar enjoying a drink after the dinner. I should mention that our resort was much smaller and more intimate than most resorts so we had seen most of these couples several times already. Anyway, there was a table of 3 couples in the dining area and they called Kristian over to the table.

They asked him if his wife was "Always a bridesmaid" and actually had my blog pulled up on their small laptop at the table. Kristian then called me over and it turned out that Andy was the one that had commented on my blog and since then had been following along. Since there are pictures of me and Kristian on the blog it wasn't too hard for him to figure out I was the one that wrote this blog. So he knew all about us already! It was the coolest, weirdest, funniest moment of the trip. Turns out they also have a blog which then led into a discussion on blogs in general.

As we were talking about blogging, another couple came over to the table to join the conversation and I discovered that it was Kristen from Madame Monogram. When I mentioned that I had heard of her blog before but couldn't remember how she started naming off some of her blog friends and when she mentioned Summer I was like "I Know Summer!" and she was like "I know Summer too!" I told her how I was good friends with KLaw and met Summer at her baby shower. Talk about Small World.

It was amazing to travel thousands of miles to another country and meet people that read my blog and that I have friends in common with. The best part was Kristian's reaction. He's never really understood the whole blog thing and laughs when I mention my "bloggy friends" so it wouldn't have surprised me at all if he thought the whole thing was weird and creepy but it was quite the opposite. He thought it was so cool that there were people out there that read my blog and that we made these connections. He kept referring to me as his "famous blog wife" all night. HA!

So this post is dedicated to my old and new St. Lucia blog followers- Andy, Kim, Joe, Quanda, Kristen and Brian--you guys are awesome and we had a great time hanging out with you all!!!



The night of our blog discovery

The night of the Fish Fry in Anse La Raye

14 comments:

amber said...

Oh wow, that IS amazing! One connection would have been freaky enough, but TWO?!

And this is coming from someone who met her fiance through blogging/forums ;) Not sure we'll ever meet up with the regulars on my trips to England, but stranger things have happened!

bananas. said...

welcome back little lady!!! what a small world that you run into bloggers on your honeymoon. can't wait to see pics!

LauraLou said...

That's so fun!! I'm always hoping when I read the honeymoon boards on Weddingbee that I'll find another bride/couple that's honeymooning at our resort the same week but I haven't yet. So glad you had such a good time and I can't wait to see pics of your big day! :)

Nicole-Lynn said...

How funny! Glad you're back safe and had a great time!

Kristen said...

welcome back! Very cool about meeting some fellow bloggers on your honeymoon :-)

KLaw said...

That is something else right? I'm still amazed! Now PUHLEEEEEEZE hook a sista up with some wedding peektures. I feel left out :(

carrie1 said...

Well geez louise... Mrs. Famous! =) Thats so neat that you got to meet all of them. =)

I too can't wait to see pictures. =)

Born to be Mrs. Beever said...

Super fun! Mr Fix It doesn't get the whole bloggy friend thing either. But we had a few encounters on our honeymoon, too...while in Bali, we ran into a work friend of one of our friends who attended our wedding. Very random that somehow the mutual friend's name came up in the conversation while Mr Fix It was surfing with him. We also met a guy who lived just about 10 minutes away from us. So funny. Glad you had a wonderful honeymoon and can't wait to read more!

Bicoastal Bride said...

Welcome back! I'm glad you had a great time, and I can't wait for your recaps!

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

i got your email and i was like, what???? really??? how did that happen?

Was it marvelous? Perfect? beautiful? Are the pics up on FB?

Jenni said...

Oh my goodness that is so amazing!!! What a fun little discovery for you!!!! I can't wait to see more photos! It looks like you had a fabulous time!

Sunshine In The City said...

What a great story! I feel compelled to leave you a comment to say hi and check out your blog now since I'm the "link" between Summer and Kristen. Kristen and I have been best friends since freshman year of college and her husband Brian and my fiance have been friends since birth. We actually met at their wedding and are getting married in November. Anywho.... I met Summer through blogging since we both live in NYC and we've become very good friends, so naturally I introduced Kristen to Summer.

I'm so glad that you all had such a great time in St. Lucia! I'm totally jealous because Kristen and Brian are my favorite people to hang out with and I miss them terribly!

Mrs T said...

Wow it sure is a small world!

Gaynor said...

Such a small world!

You will never guess who we ran into on our island in the Maldives; the other bride who was in the same hairdresser in scotland as me on the day of both our weddings! Then it turned out that me & hubby went to the same school as her husband, just 1 year apart!