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When Sparks Fly

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Thursday, February 07, 2013

And I mean literally. One of my SparkleLovelies flew into Phoenix last week and we *FINALLY* got to meet!! (I'll pretend she came specifically to see me because I'm just that awesome, and not for her best friend's wedding. LoLz)

If you haven't been lucky enough to chat with Leanne (aka FINDING_LEELEE), let me tell you: you are missing out!! She is such a kick in the pants! She found me (and we don't remember exactly how) on SparkPeople. Last year, she had sent out a status asking if anyone wanted to be text buddies. I emailed her and was like, hellz to the yes!

And BAMMMM!!! Instant connection. Instant hetero lifemate-like chemistry. Plus she's going to be moving out to Phoenix SOON, so it was like we were destined to find each other. It was amazing!! We would text, we would SparkPeople, we would Facebook each other. When I found out she was coming out here, I was ecstatic!

Then, sad face, she didn't know if we'd be able to meet. Then Monday, there was a window of opportunity after I got off work. MAKE IT HAPPEN!!

6:30pm - I'm outside the restaurant (The Vig), just chillin', waiting to finally meet her. You know how it goes. The anticipation was making me nervous. Totally like a first date: Is my outfit cute enough? Does my hair look okay? Will she like me? Haha, I'm hopeless!

She texted me asking if I was sitting outside. I said yeah. Then I see this wave of curly hair and an excited full arm wave crossing the street. EEEEEEEEEEE!!! She's here!! HUGE hug - like we'd already met a million times.

We go into the restaurant and were chatting for probably damn near an hour before we even ordered. That poor waitress came over about 4 times before we even glanced at the menus.

We talked about weight loss. We talked about exercise. We talked about boys. We talked about life. We talked about her move. We talked about everything under the sun. And we talked about boys some more :)

And all of a sudden it was 9:15. Time was flying by!! Her flight back to New York was the next morning and I needed to go home and get things ready for work the next day. So we took a couple obligatory Facebook/SparkPeople pictures and went our separate ways.

I can't wait for her to come back out in a couple months and then move here a little later this year. So stoked!!

So here's us :)



If any of you other SparkleLovelies live or are ever in the Phoenix area, let me know! I'd love to meet up and chat!! :)
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FIRECOM 2/8/2013 11:44AM

    Excellent.

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NEPTUNE1939 2/8/2013 11:34AM

    great

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IDJ1973 2/8/2013 11:24AM

    emoticon I live to far away, but you sound like a really nice person..

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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 2/8/2013 11:04AM

    Kewl!

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MARYHENNIG 2/8/2013 11:01AM

  Awesome!!!!!!!!!

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MOMOSG 2/8/2013 10:59AM

    Great story!

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GRIZ1GIRL 2/8/2013 10:52AM

    Cute

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BSLMKH1954 2/8/2013 10:50AM

    How Fun!

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WIDARLING 2/8/2013 10:41AM

    How great. That is fantastic.

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SUSIE4LYF 2/8/2013 10:40AM

    SO SUPER COOL!!!! emoticon

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JACKIE542 2/8/2013 10:23AM

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JOYANN84 2/8/2013 10:18AM

    Really amazing!!!

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JAZZII4 2/8/2013 10:16AM

    emoticon Sounds like you guys, made a great connection! emoticon

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NEWCHINELO 2/8/2013 10:16AM

    You guys look so happy together.

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NOTANINJA 2/8/2013 10:06AM

    So great!!! emoticon

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 2/8/2013 10:06AM

    Thanks for sharing....

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DAMIENHUSTED 2/8/2013 10:01AM

    thats nice

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WILSONWR 2/8/2013 9:58AM

    That's great when you actually get to meet one of your "Spark Friends!"

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JANEDOE12345 2/8/2013 9:47AM

    Great! I have met three SP friends and loved the fun of it all!

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CARPROTH 2/8/2013 9:42AM

    I've met a few sparkbuddies in person - one is now one of my best friends and we meet weekly for exercise, support, and just talk - awesome!

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1GROVES2 2/8/2013 9:31AM

    How Cool! I had a chance to meet some of my SP friends 2 years ago, but it fell through (my husband had a heart attack, how inconsiderate is that!...he`s OK or I wouldn`t even try to joke!)and....come to find out the whole thing fell through , because apparently everyone else had some kind of ordeal too!
Anyway that is just so great that you got to meet and really become friends.

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CHRISBEM 2/8/2013 9:26AM

    how cool!

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GIRLINMOTION 2/8/2013 9:26AM

    It is such an awesome experience to actually meet people that you have had the opportunity to become friends and motivators on SparkPeople.

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FLATROSIE 2/8/2013 9:18AM

    Yay to great friendships!

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CYND59 2/8/2013 9:16AM

    That is wonderful. I would love to go to a Spark Rally. That is on my bucket list!

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DIANNEMT 2/8/2013 9:04AM

    Great fun to meet in person--I'm hoping to do that, too!

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FEELINGFITERIN 2/8/2013 9:03AM

    How awesome, Shelby! I've had the opportunity to meet 2 sparkfriends, so much fun to finally connect!

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THOMS1 2/8/2013 8:53AM

    Great Blog! It's wonderful to be able to meet sparkers. emoticon

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HLOCHRIDGE 2/8/2013 8:52AM

    Fun times!!!

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NEWMOM20121 2/8/2013 8:51AM

    So cool. Good for both of you.

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ESILBO 2/8/2013 8:50AM

    AWESOME, GLAD FOR YOU. I MET ONE FRIEND WHERE I LIVE, WE DO THINGS TOGETHER SOME TIME. ITS FABULOUS.
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BECKYANNE1 2/8/2013 8:49AM

    So cool!

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AMETHYSTSTAR 2/8/2013 8:49AM

    There's nothing like finally facing and hugging a Spark Friend after all you share online. It is indescribable! emoticon

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DISP715 2/8/2013 8:48AM

    I was JUST in Phoenix!! There for two days of training (work). I live in Sedona and come down once in a while. Let me know if you ever come up this way, we can go on an amazing hike! HUGS!!

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MIMIDOT 2/8/2013 8:43AM

    Cool! I'd love to meet another Sparker. Thanks for sharing.

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HAPPYMOM8 2/8/2013 8:39AM

    YOU DID IT. ! emoticon

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DEBLYNN323 2/8/2013 8:34AM

    Very cool...great picture of health! emoticon

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JANEMARIE77 2/8/2013 8:33AM

    friends wondeful

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WALLINMW 2/8/2013 8:26AM

  Stay with it!

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SIZE8NOTSOMUCH 2/8/2013 8:25AM

    What a great story, it is always good to make new friends!!!!!

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