It’s amazing what a difference a day can make!
Monday started out as any other Monday. Yes, I’ll admit that I was already looking forward to Friday and the upcoming long weekend. Wow, things quickly changed mid-morning!
I received an email from Lisa S inviting me to the Utah Bloggy Bash Reunion Tour being held this coming September! When I read posts from last years Bash, it was the first time I’d heard of anything like this. What? Get together with people they’d only met on the internet and not in person? Boy, were they brave!! (Heh! Little did I know!!) But, as their weekend progressed last summer I watched with excitement as some of the friends I’d met online had the awesome privilege of meeting one another in person. Too cool! It was so neat to hear of the fun they had and see pictures. Hmmm…I was thinking. I’d like to go to a bloggy bash sometime too!
Fast forward to September of last year and my friend Connie and I started talking of a Motor City Mamma’s Bloggy Bash in November. It was my first and I’ve been hooked ever since!!! Connie, Stacy, Krista and I hung out in Detroit for a weekend and from the moment we met it was like old friends reuniting rather than new friends meeting in person for the very first time. LOVED it!!
Since then I’ve met Dawn in Vancouver, Julie & Tess in Minneapolis, Doris in Montreal plus a whole bunch of other new friends in my home province Ontario and others in Quebec too!
Most recently it was the Georgia Bloggy Bash where 16 of us + 3 little ones crashed Melissa's place and enjoyed a weekend of fun, talking, sun, babies and laughter! I thought after that weekend I’d be putting my suitcase into the closet for a well deserved break. But nope…I was wrong!
In the matter of 24 hours invitations were given, plans made, vacation times approved (That part was tense! Thanks for your help Norma!!) and airline tickets booked! I am thrilled and honoured to be invited to join this great group of gals for a weekend. Unfortunately one of their original group wasn’t able to make it this time and since they felt they needed a foreign contingency I filled the gap. Very happy to do so!!!
This year’s group will once again be Julie, Mary-Mia, Lisa S, Lisa W (who has kindly invited me to stay with her. Thanks Lisa!)and Tiffany plus the addition of 'da foreigner.' I haven’t met Lisa W, Tiffany or Mary-Mia yet but I can’t wait!! Mary-Mia and I have talked about how fun it would be to meet one another for over a year now. I can’t believe it’s finally going to happen!!! And, most importantly this year’s bash will include 5 babies home from China!!! Tess, Rose, Marie, Maisie and Eliza!!! Wahoo!!!! Oh what fun it will be with these 5 delightful little ones around! It’s also going to be wonderful to see Tawni and Susie again as too as we’ll be in their backyard so they’ll be in on the fun too!
As you can tell, I’m already getting excited about the upcoming trip. Thanks so much for the invitation ladies! Looking forward to seeing all of you next month!!