Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Blogger Fun in GA :)

Last Friday, I headed to Atlanta to meet up with a few of my sweet blogger friends- Erica Bohrer, Deanna Jump, and Cheryl Saoud! I had been counting down the weeks, days, minutes, and seconds to meet these amazing ladies face to face! As I pulled into the hotel parking lot, I was excited, full of adrenaline...and yes, a bit nervous to be completely honest! It felt surreal to be there in that precious moment just steps away from them. finally.

As soon as I walked into the room {after lots of hugs, giggles, and smiles}, we all instantly connected as though we'd been friends forever. We chatted and chatted until we realized that we hadn't even thought about what to do for dinner & it was almost 7:30! HA! We eventually made it to a nice restaurant in Buckhead called Dantanna's. They had the BEST, melt in your mouth, delish steak, but y'all the conversation was WAY better!!! It never stopped....you know how it is when teachers get together.

After dinner, we headed back to the hotel where we had a little slumber party! I knew it was going to be a late night for us!! We chatted about our classrooms, teaching experiences, families, creating materials, etc!! Loved every second of it. Around midnight, the yawning & sleepy eyes took over. After Deanna & Cheryl left to get some beauty sleep, Erica & I were still slumber partying it up until like 2:00ish. I swear, we could have talked all night. We had to force ourselves to turn off the lights to get ready for a BIG day full of meeting more blogging friends for lunch!!

You would think we would've had sore throats and have been exhausted on Sat. morning..NOPE! We both jumped out of bed & got ready to enjoy the finest complimentary hotel breakfast I've ever had...fresh omelets, waffles, bacon, coffee, & another amazing chat session!!! Oh my goodness, I was in teacher HEAVEN!!!

A few hours later, we met up with Hope King from Second Grade Shenanigans, Ashley Nichols from The Polka Dot Patch, Jenaya Shaw from The Lesson Plan Diva, and Dana from 3rd Grade Gridiron. All of these ladies are just FABULOUS & you should check out their blogs!!
We rode together to The Cheesecake Factory in style!! This was a first for me. I didn't even ride in a limo to my prom.
You can tell we were having FUN!!!
 Love this picture of all of us!

We had even more fun at lunch....
The Whole Blog Lovin' Crew!!

 Deanna, Erica, & me


 Jenaya, Dana, Cheryl, & Hope

Ashley, Erica, & Deanna


 Ashley & me

 LOVE my roomie, Erica!!!

And here are some more cute random shots....

Don't we look cool?!?! lol

A big thank you to Doodle Bugs Paper for the cutest personalized stationary sets she donated to us!!
And all the wonderful gifts that I haven't taken pictures of yet!!

What a BLAST!! I already miss everyone & can't wait for our next meet up!

XOXOXOXO