I am finally getting around to bragging about how awesome connecting in blog land can be.
Now, I realize that you are already aware of this fact or you wouldn’t be drawn to this virtual world, but let me highlight a few of the finest.
One of my favorite things to do is connect with like minded, authentic women.
The blog world is full of them, and it goes completely against my nature to only “know” you through a computer screen.
I have the privilege of knowing a few dynamic bloggers in real life (in fact, we are/were all from the same church, although not everyone knew each other….downside of a big church), and when I found out that Kimba’s sister lived in our town, and that the Spray Paint Guru was coming to babysit..in our home town…in the flesh….I was all over that.
The End result….ME – The Queen of Forced Bonding organized a brunch with a bunch of blogging beauties! (…hmmm, pondering how my Queen of Procrastination title disappeared immediately for this event)
Trust me – absolutely no forcing or procrastination was necessary to get these ladies together, and if you all lived close, you SO would have been invited.
There are many of you who I WILL meet in real life….
Sitting in the back row is me, Kimba, Jill (who is a dear friend that I sucked into lurkdom…no blog), Emily (seated by the urn),
In front, Lauren (a complete cutie getting married in just a few short days), Kendra (the foodie we all know and love), and the Nester.
And yes, we all used Emily’s group picture since she was the only one who got her self timer working, so if you’ve seen it on a few other blogs….oops.
Since I was going for the alliteration with the Blogging Beauties title and not accolades, I will say that these are all beautiful women…authentic, passionate, down to earth,
and just plain fun to be with.
Our time flew, and not nearly enough stories were shared.
Here are just a few random pics.
Here I am smooshed in between two of the sweetest sisters known to man kind. Since I don’t want to embarrass them and gush too heavily, let’s just say that I know things about them through their blogs that just bless the socks off me, and it’s just an extra blessing knowing them in real life.
Can we actually get together a bit more despite our busy schedules?
I believe I was attempting to talk the Nester into doing some bedlam moments for my blog.
(And what’s the deal with a new fancy camera if I can’t even figure out the right settings…(sorry for the sea sickness. )
And…. the guest of honor was this fast new friend.
I will tell you though, that I am incredibly upset that I met her because our time together was way too short, and now that we have bonded, I am mourning the fact that I will only get to see her a few times of year.
Have you ever felt that way about someone?
You just know that if you lived closer, they’d be the one you were calling spontaneously for coffee? Yep, that her.
And together we would solve all the world’s problems, since neither of us would actually post anything controversial on our blog. 🙂
I am jealous and happy for you! Looks like you had a wonderful time. It would be neat to meet some of these wonderful women in person.
What a wonderful idea to get together with some ‘Blogging Beauties’. I love the connections I’ve made with through blog-land.
The picture of you and the other beauties is great!
OH HEAVEN ALMIGHTY….with so much talent in one spot on the planet…I’m surprised the earth didn’t tip of it’s axis…although I did feel a curious jolt the other day!
Oh, seeing all of you ladies in one place was quite overwhelming! LOL
It is quite overwhelming to see so many of my favorites all together in one place!!!! I LOVE all of your blogs!!!
What great pictures! I wish I lived closer! How cool that most of you go or did go to the same church!
All of these ladies are my faves! I saw this pic on Kimba’s blog too…To answer your question, you are one of the ones I want to meet in real life one day….chatting over coffee (or a diet coke with lemon for me)…because I know we would be fast friends. 🙂
If any of you come to Memphis, you had SO better let me know! I’m just sayin’…
Oh, how completely wonderful that you had this time with fellow blogging women!
I am so amazed at the wonderful friends that I’ve made though this forum, but would you believe that I have yet to meet even my most dearest blogging friends in real life yet? I hope that changes soon, though…
But yes, I know what you mean about meeting someone and having that bond, and wishing you could now be friends with them on a more daily basis but they live too far away!
So glad you all had such a great time!
~Tammy (Lattes and Lollipops)
I have LOVED hearing about this fun brunch from each of your points of view! Such beautiful spirits in that group!
What a happy moment! Thanks for sharing. I would be tickled pink too!
I have met one lady through blogging and she lives only a few miles away. It was really cool!
So neat….some of my favorite blogs and you all are friends..what a blessing for you!!! Thanks for sharing!
I have to say I may be a little coveting also. Meeting you and Nester and Emily, oh my, the excitement would just be too much.
ok, i’m SO ready for another meet-up!! can we do it soon??
Thanks so much for “introducing” me to Lauren. Being married for only a whopping 17 days now myself, it is so much fun to see her wedding plans coming together as it is right around the corner! Kelly
Oh, I wish I could have met every one of you too! Sounds like so much fun & meeting blog friends is a wonderful blessing.
We are officially jealous!
Kimba, Emily and Nestor. And, of course, you!
What an outing.
Post will go up midnight moutain time….I was going to email you a secret time so you could be first, but your comment wouldn’t allow an email reply!
Nice to meet you, too!
Blogging friends turned real life friends has been one of the sweetest unexpected benefits of this hobby. I was just SICK that Nester and Emily came to Nashville while I was stuck in the hospital!!!
That looked like such a sweet fun time!
Your pictures cracked me up…I am glad you still shared them even though they were a little S~h~A~k~Y! Made me feel at home since I have pictures like that too!
I do plan on being at She Speaks this year. That would be awesome if we could meet in person there!!!
You are such a joy!
Hi Jen!!! I just want to say that I sooooo struggle w/ my 7 yo and teaching her the english laungauge/reading(she hatesssss it) so I’m right there with ya!! I am so please to meet you (in blogland!!!) and yes, you certainly may have that pic, use and enjoy it all ya want!!! hugs Leah 5girls1boy.blogspot.com
Hey girl! I’ve been running like a nut the past few days. Your post is so sweet…it makes me want to hop into my car and drive back down! There wasn’t enough time to visit! But I’m so glad we got together.
Oh I’m happy for you. You got to meet our inspirations in our little blog circle, didn’t you. So cool. Looks like fun.