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Monday, July 30, 2012

Michigan Hook Up - YUP!

We did it! We met together for coffee, (yeck!) drinks, water and a whole lot of talking! I was a bit nervous. . . .

Ok, I was a lot nervous!

But it wasn't bad at all.

 Everyone was so  open and friendly and ready to share and ask questions. We all look different, but it's amazing how many of our minds are going in similar directions.

I want to thank Kimberly Erin, and Maria for organizing this. (they are standing in that order) Kimberley is from Funky First Grade Fun, Erin is from Kleinspiration, and Maria is from Be the Difference. 
Thank you ladies, for taking the time to organize this and pull us all together.


We spent our time just asking questions and finding out what kind of blogs others do and why. We also realized that it can take up a lot of our time, but if we try to balance our lives we can be good parents, spouses, teachers, AND bloggers. . . . who don't go to bed before midnight!!!
 (Just kidding! That was just me who has that problem!)

It wasn't all ladies either. We were happy to have two men with us. One is Marquin Parks who has authored a book called Wrinkles Wallace. Cute story line. . . Wrinkles is 23 (I think!) and finds out that he had failed 5th grade. So he has to go back and complete it. Sounds like a fun book to read.



We also had Bethany and Rich from B2Squared.com  are a married couple who are in the beginning stages of creating a blog together. How cool is that! They are quite a team. . . they even brought their two children with them (in the background) and we didn't hear a peep out of them the entire two hours!
Great kids, you two!


But even most important was that I got to spend more time with my favorite bloggette, Christina.

I so look up to her, yes she is taller than me, but I have years on her in age! Her ability to teach, create, and share is phenominal! I owe her a lot for the help she has given me on getting my blog going. It was cute to listen to others, compliment her and say how much they too loved to follow her.
Who knew that this small town girl would be a big time Bloggette?


This is all of us. Nice size crowd for our afternoon.


Then there were prizes!!! Who doesn't love prizes???





 This yummy cookie was inside the pink and purple bags. . . there were a couple bags left over so I was able to eat one on the way home and use one for the picture this morning!
Right Holly?

I had to bring the Chicken Feet, since NOBODY (except maybe Christina) had ever seen them before. 


I was very excited to meet Holly from Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade.  She brought a friend who she wants to get into blogging. . . Come on "The Barb!"  You can do this if I can do it!


Thanks for a great experience. . . and these pictures will prove to my family that you all are real and aren't just "Cyber friends!"




Patty

11 comments:

  1. Dang girl- you took some GREAT pictures! I loved reading about our meet up... even though I lived it yesterday! :)

    Let's have our own mini-meet up soon!

    :)
    Christina

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    1. Thanks for the compliment.... But I Cannot tell a lie. Those pictures came from Maria. She sent us a drop box with them in it. She said she didnt have your email, so I sent it to her. If you don't hear from her soon, maybe you could email her.
      Patty

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  2. Come on over to the west side of the state! Lake Michigan is beautiful!! I'm jealous! I laughed at, "and these pictures will prove to my family that you all are real..." Thanks for sharing. I'm your newest follower!
    Jenny
    Owl Things First

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    1. Don't you hate it when you go to follow someone and then realize you already follow them?! I'm not your newest follower, but I may be your oldest!
      Jenny
      Owl Things First

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    2. Patty and I are both on the west side! Where are you at? Maybe we could do a meet up around here!

      Christina
      *Bunting, Books, and Bainbridge*

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    3. I'm in Muskegon...A west side meet up would be sweet! I'd like a chance to show my family my friends ARE real!
      Jenny
      Owl Things First

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  3. Aww that's great!! I'm glad everyone had a great time! :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  4. Looks like so much fun! Lots of great bloggers and awesome prizes! Thanks so much for sharing these beautiful pictures of incredibly talented people!

    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter
    luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  5. A west side meet up would be awesome!!! Looks like you all had a great time :) Bummed that I wasn't able to make it and hope we can get together again sometime soon!
    Amy
    The Resource(ful) Room

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  6. Patty,
    Why don't you show up in my google reader?!?!? I follow, but your posts don't show up. This makes me SAD because I think I miss a lot! BOO!!!!!!

    Like this post...had no idea you posted about our meet-up. Wahhhhh! I loved the pics and let me tell you, my cookies didn't make it to 275...no they did not. Good thing I put the extra bag in the backseat...cuz they were seriously yummy!

    So, when are we going to have a west side meet-up?!?!?!

    xoxo

    Holly
    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

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    1. Holly by Golly Girl, YOU gotta get that fixed! You can't be missin on my stuff! I don't know what's going on. . . I don't post every day, maybe once a week, because you know I'm just so busy!!! Well, come a few more weeks and I'll really be busy! So do check back and see if we can get this figured out. Also I would love a West side meet up. . . but could we wait till maybe October? Then it could be even like a "color Blogger meetup!"
      Take care!
      Patty

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