Monday, October 11, 2010


CullenaryCurser, Mrs. P, JJ, STY, Twilove1_Sue, Twired Jen, Me
On October 24th, I will have been blogging for one year. So much has changed since then, but the one thing that has always remained a constant is Twitarded. They were the very first blog that I started following. I wish I could remember exactly how and/or why I found them, but I do remember that they had less than 300 followers back then. Obviously, I knew a good thing when I saw it. They continue to make me laugh and, on the rare occasion, cry. It has gone far beyond blogging. It's a community. No. Even that doesn't cut it. It's a family. That family has expanded with the addition of Latchkey Wife and honorary Twitards Myg and VitaminR. Thanks for adopting all of us and then taking us on a family vacation to FFFOOORRRKKKSSS!!!

Music to Scroll By
(Yeah. I'm sappy. *shrugs*)


Me, Mama Cougar, Mrs. P

Twilove1_Sue, CullenaryCurser

Me and Starlit Violets
Twired Jen and Me
Me and Twilight Cupcake (cupcakegirl76/Twi-Mobile)

Me and Musing Bella having a live version of Thirsty Thursday
on Saturday, which is usually when I show up online ;)

RottyMama and Me
RottyMama, Me, MusingBella, RenaBug

STY and Me
(sad panda that I can't find the one of me with JJ)

Me and VitaminR
(Love ya, girl!!)

Living with Edward, Edward, Me, Dangrdafne

Living with Edward, Edward, Me

Me and Munkee (who makes the awesome totes!)

Me and Starlit Violets' gorgeous husband

Me, Micki_Martini, Twilove1_Sue
My Soul Sister, Mama Cougar, and Me

Dangrdafne, Twilight Cupcake, Me, TrueBloodTwilight/Honolulu Girl,
Musing Bella, Mrs. P, Twired Jen, Twilove1_Sue
Back Row (L to R): Me, STY, JJ, Twilove1_Sue, Mrs. P
Front Row (L to R): Latchkey Wife, Twired Jen, Twilight Cupcake, TrueBloodTwilight/Honolulu Girl

Our fearless leaders, STY and JJ

Because of JJ and STY, I found "my people." Forks validated that the friendships I have formed online are real. I wish I could meet everyone who has touched my life through blogging. For those of you that I have not met...yet...please know that I value every comment, email, Gmail chat, tweet, and/or blog post that we have shared.



HG from Trueblood Twilight said...

Lisa, I love you hard-I only wish that we all lived closer to each other.

Dangrdafne said...

Amazing post by an amazing woman! I absolutely adore you Lisa. You are one of my best friends and I thank Twitarded for that. This family is as important to me as my actual family and I wouldn't trade any of it for anything. Great Forks post, my dear. I am so glad we were able to finally meet and seal our friendship with a hug. I love you!

Living with Edward said...

Oh, Lisa, how I miss you!!! :( I so wish you lived closer. I would visit you all the time!! And Edward would probably break into your house on occasion. He has strange ways of showing affection sometimes.

TheRugbymom said...

Love your pix! Thanks for sharing!

Twired Jen said...

Oh grrrreat, you got me teary eyed AGAIN. Geeez Lisa, you have a way with words/pics. I now know why you saved were saving the best for last.

I love you. I know we'll see each other again. I'm sure of it.

xo J

*Jelly Baby* said...

Fab photos. I don't think I'll ever tire of them.
So glad you all got to meet each other.

I_heart_Fifty said...

OME Lisa you just made me sniffle a little!

What lovely pics, this is the first post where I've seen so many of you, clearly labelled, so I can identify you all!

Twitarded was also the first blog I followed as I tumbled down the rabbit hole and I can't imagine life without you all now. You're so right when you say we're a family - an international one at that!

I am really seriously looking at coming to the USA next year, and if it works out, you all better watch out, I'm a hugger! xxxxx

TongueTwied said...

Warn a girl when she's gonna need a tissue!!!

Lovely to see everyone's smiling faces and to know that it was more than Twilight and Rob you were smiling about for once--it was about the joy of meeting, being friends, and sharing smiles and laughs.

thank you for sharing your special memories!

Twilove1_sue said...

Lisa, that post brought many happy tears to my eyes!! I miss you guys so much :) It's not a matter of IF we'll all see each other again, but WHEN. Until then, it means so much to me to "talk" to you guys everyday through my computer. I don't know what I'd do without your emails and bloggy posts. Oh damn, now I'm crying again. I love you all!!!

Pocket Edward said...

Wish I could've gone! Being new to the "family", I didn't know about it until it was too late. Maybe I can go on the next trip to FORKS, I'd love to meet you all! Looks like y'all had fun.

rpfangirldc said...

Awesome pics, Lisa! Things I noticed...

1) You all are so happy to be in the motherland.

2) That Forks sign is freaking huge!

3) I spied a 50 shirt.

4) I am jealous you had your pic taken with Edward... in Forks!

5)You had tweny pics... I thought for sure you'd stick with 17.

LOVED the pics. Thank you for letting those of us who can't live vicariously on our own, live through you.

StarlitViolets said...

Wow Lisa. You started off with the sappy stuff, didn't you. I'm saving my sappy post for a few days from now. I don't want to cry too much yet. :P

You are just as amazing in person as I knew you'd be! Your warmth, kindness, and willingness to put others before yourself are awe-inspiring!

For me, Forks solidified SO many friendships and I can only view this trip as the FIRST of many Twitard meetings over the next several years. I don't think many of us are going anywhere soon. ;)

I truly love you for exactly who you are! I always will.

MWAH!!! xoxoxo

PS - Is it me or is Mr.SV looking a tad drunk in the pic of you two? LOL!

Z Any Mouse said...

Lovely pictures, Lisa! Everyone looks absolutely gorgeous :)

mmMoxie said...

Next time......I am so there!

Anonymous said...

How did you manage solo pics with so many people??? LOL! You're stealthy like that. It feels like so long ago now. ;-(

17foreverlisa said...

@HG - I love you harder. (She said that!) I've never been to Hawaii before. Hmmmmm... You are the one of the nicest people I've ever met. XO

@DD - Thank you. You know I echo your sentiment word for word. I just wish we'd had more time. This is just the beginning, though :)

@LwE - You. Are. Awesome. You need to take your show on the road, and we will ALL be there to cheer you on. I am so glad we had the extra time together in Seattle. Please give Edward a hug for me. *tear* XO

@TRM - You're welcome! It was quite the adventure. It's nice to have the blogs to share it with each other.

@Jen - You are my Robsten-loving, Fifty-loving bestie. I used to call you a bloggy bestie, but now I can take out the bloggy and mean it! That last day in Seattle was a highlight for me. I am so glad we did it. Miss you tons, but this next year will fly. I will be knocking on your door before you know it.

@Jelly Baby - I'm glad you are enjoying the pictures. You've had to put up with our yapping about it for quite awhile ;)

@I_Heart_Fifty (have to type it out, of course!) - As you know, your blogger name is what caught my attention over on Twitarded. You are another example of the awesome people I have met through them. I hope you do get to the States and we get a chance to meet! As you can tell, I'm a bit of a hugger, too ;)

@kiTT - About time I made YOU cry. LOL!! You already know you were on my mind (and several others) while we were there and wishing you were there with us. I'm glad the post conveyed how I felt about my trip. Bloggy life totally collided with real life, and real life won :)

@Sue - Being with you was so easy. It's like I've known you my whole life. I know that I will know you for the rest of it. Lucky me! Here's to California in 2011!!

@PE - I hope there is another trip and that many more of you get the chance to experience it. As you can tell, we had a blast. Welcome to the "family."

@rpfangirldc - LOLOL!! SO busted on not having 17 pictures. Crap. Yes, I wore my 50 shirt proudly, as did Sue and a few others on the trip. Lots of people wanted to know where we got them, especially the "Laters Baby" t-shirt I wore on the first night. I told LwE that I was just as stoked to meet the real Edward in FORKS as everyone else. True story.

@SV - You know I puffy heart you (and your hubby). I'm sure a lot of people will remember that last night at The Lodge and think of us sobbing. It was way too hard to tell you goodbye. I knew it would be. You are a sweetheart, and I know this is just the beginning for us, too. PS: I thought it was just his sexy, hooded eyes look ;)

@Zany - You know I'm headed your way next year. I can't wait to meet you in person. Wish you could have gone on the trip with us. Thanks again for thinking of us with the lovely gift you sent with Sue!

@Mox - You'd better get ready. We may be flying to Arizona in the spring to watch Travis's girlfriend play softball and celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. I will be tracking you down. Get your beer goggles cleaned up!

@Mrs. P - Ironically enough, that's part of my "O" post. Also ironic is that when I think about meeting you and how fast the time went and how I wanted more one-on-one time with you, that is what chokes me up the most. Geesh!

Munkee said...

Aw, Lisa. Thanks so much for making me feel welcome....when I walked all by myself into a dark room filled with 130 women I had never met. You're so awesome!

Z Any Mouse said...

You are so sweet, and I love reading about all the fun you had in Forks.

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