|Traci, Cyndy (Traci’s sister), Melissa, Me, and Tracey (with her little pumpkin)|
This weekend the Relevant Conference (Christian version of Blissdom) is happening about 15 minutes from my home. Funds in my household are extremely tight right now, so I won’t be attending the conference this year. But that certainly wasn’t going to stop me from joining in on the fun!
A few weeks ago, I sent out a Twitter message inviting the Relevant peeps to join me for lunch. Several bloggers returned my tweet and this afternoon I carted several in my minivan to a nearby Chile’s for lunch. Debra from Bungalow who is also from PA drove separately and met up with us too! We had a wonderful time gabbing about blogging, raising kids, bed bugs, and swine flu. Don’t ask :)!
Jen from Balancing Beauty and Bedlam was supposed to join us for lunch, but she was so busy chatting with a friend in the Dulles airport that they missed their flight and had to wait 5 hours to catch the next one! Too funny! Don’t they look like such the bloggers with their metal stamped jewelry?
It was wonderful to finally meet my girl Traci! The fantastic thing about blog friends is that when you meet them in real life you DO already know them. It makes me all the more excited for Blissdom this year!
I wish I had more time with all of them, and wish I had a chance to have met up with Kimba who wasn’t arriving until late afternoon. But I was so grateful for the brief time I had with you ladies! It was a pleasure! Thanks for carving out some time to meet with me.
And on a side note, when I arrived home I found this!
My craft room window seat is coming along!
So how about you? Have you met any of your blog friends in real life yet? Were they the way you imagined they would be? Any of you planning on attending Blissdom this year? If so, I’ll see you there!