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!
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!"