Thursday, September 22, 2011

Meeting up with a CAST friend

Kristine, me and Kaden

This is the awesome gift she brought.
It isn't everyday you get to meet one of your Etsy team members. Last Friday I had the privilege of meeting Kristine from gulickkr.

She posted on our CAST Team chat thread she was going to Wisconsin to visit her sister. She said on her way home to Michigan she could stop in Valparaiso, IN. I was so excited since I live only 40 minutes from there!

So we made our plans to meet and I suggested Steak N Shake of course since it's my son's and my favorite restaurant.

On our way there, Kristine called and said she missed her exit and the poor girl ended up in Chicago traffic. I love Chicago, but its traffic is the worst. No worries, there was a Walmart next door and where there's a Walmart there is always something to buy.

It didn't take her long to get to Steak N Shake. She walked in a few minutes after we sat down. I didn't even have time to order drinks -- perfect timing. We had an awesome visit and talked for about 2 hours. It sure didn't seem like it. She even brought me a gift. I felt terrible because I had every intention of making her something but just didn't have enough time. (That's OK, I know her address.) Kaden was perfect as usual but started to get a little antsy and we knew it was time to go.

Kristine said we would have to do lunch again on her way through to visit her sister and I can't wait!


  1. I think it is wonderful that you were able to meet up. Sometimes it seems that working out the details are daunting...but it is worth it!

    It is also wonderful to see all three smiling faces!

  2. It's so cool that so many people are starting to meet up now, and I think that cast meet up needs to happen SOON! lol

  3. So sweet! Wish I could have been there!

  4. It is fun that you three got to meet up. :) Kaden is going to have more aunts than he knows what to do with. Such a lovely gift!

  5. Just love this story about your meet-up with Kristine.

  6. You and Kristine are so blessed to have been able to meet!


  7. Wonderful how you both meet up and got to spend such quality time together!

  8. How fun to get to meet up!

  9. How fun you got to meet up with each other!