Friendships

January 29, 2010 at 12:18 am (Blissdom 10, blogging) (, , , )

Most Random Picture Ever!!

This time next week I’ll be at Blissdom ’10 with 499 other women!!  I know I’ve talked about it alot this month, and I still have a week to go, plus recaps of the weekend so if you’re not into all the Blissdom talk, I’m so sorry!!  But stick with me … please!!

But just as excited as I am about meeting a bunch of new, wonderful women I am thrilled with who I am going with!!  On Thursday afternoon I’ll be hitting the road with 3 women that “I love”!

My sister, Simply Staci, will be picking me up.  I typically just call her Staci!!  We had plenty of fights growing up, but I love hanging out with her now & am so blessed to have her as my sister.  And my kids are incredibly blessed to have her as their Aunt (Oh – and on a completely different note, her students are so lucky to have her as their Science Teacher … Teacher of the Year at her school!!)

Then we’ll be meeting up with ohAmanda.  I usually leave off the ‘oh’ when talking to her!  I’ve known her since diapers – seriously!!  She was probably out of them, but I wasn’t it.  I was like 2 years old when our families started going to the same church.  We’ve worked together, played together, ministered together, and now we’re both married, parenting, blogging & tweeting together.

And we’ll be meeting at The Violet Fig‘s house.  And yep, you guessed we usually don’t go around calling her the Fig either!  We typically just stick to Becky!  Becky’s family was really smart when they moved from Florida to Georgia & started coming to the same church that myself, Staci & Amanda went to:)  She came to us in the 6th grade!  And I’m so glad she did!!  She passionate, fun & keeps me on my toes:)

We’ll be really sad that our other girls Kristen and Mandy won’t be with us, but we’re hoping Harry will make us feel better – heehee!

But these five girls are my best friends.  We have litterally ‘grown up’ together in every sense of what that means.  We can laugh together, cry together, talk or not talk at all … and still be able to finish each other’s sentences.  So, while I’m super excited to be at a conference with 499 wonderful women, I’m even more excited that three of them will be my Sisterchicks!

Oh – And if you’re thinking this is the MOST RANDOM PICTURE EVER … you’re right!  So much so, that I named it that!! Normally there’s 6 of us in a group shot, so in order to get just four of us … you get random!!

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Blissfully blissdom links … part 3

January 23, 2010 at 4:13 am (Blissdom 10, blogging) (, , )

We’re only two weeks away from Blissdom ’10 & it’s getting exciting!!!  On Thursday night, my roadmates/ room-mates/ Sisterchicks – ohAmanda, Simply Staci & The Violet Fig (4 out of the 6) met up for a Pre-Blissdom meeting.  It took us three locations before we found free WiFi and then another hour before we knew what time we’d hit the road!!  After that it just became alot of chit chat & tweeting.  Honestly I’m not sure if we accomplished anything, but it was still fun!! And at we at least know we’ll be hitting the road by 2:30pm!!

I am still reading some great posts each week to help get us ready. Here’s a few that I came across this week.

Going from shy to scintillating by Mom’s Travel Tales - this is a great post and reminder that really, we’re all in the same boat!

Blissdom Blogging Conference – What I’m Packing by Mom’s Travel Tales - This is fun, she lays out everything she’s packing (or planning to pack) and you have to look at the great dress AND SHOES that she’s going to wear for Harry!! And it gets better, she added a MckLinky so you can see what some other bloggers will be wearing too!!

Nightlife at Blissdom by Musings of a Housewife – If you’re worried about too many parties or didn’t even know there were parties … go here!!

How to Get Ready for Blissdom (Part 2) by Giving Up on Perfect – Love this information!  She gives us five more tips with several more Blissdom-related links to make sure we’re “getting ready”!!

Conference Attire Do’s & Dont’s … Barbie Style by Linda Sellers - Really.  You must go read this for the information … but especially for the visuals!! When she says Barbie Style, she means it – literally!!

Limitations, or not, of a niche (a guest post by MommySnacks) at ohAmanda – this is part 3 of Bliss*tastic Series … and a MUST read!

But I’m sure I’ve missed some.  Have you come across any must-reads??

Be sure to read Blissfully blissdom links … part 1 and part 2 for more great posts!!

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