Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Vegas! Vegas! Vegas!

I'm back and {almost a week later} still trying to recover from an amazing trip in Vegas & a bit of SUN POISONING!!! Apparently,  my sensitive GA skin couldn't take the Sin City sun!!! Hives or no hives, I feel beyond blessed to have been able to meet and hang out with such inspiring teachers!!!

I met up and flew with my sweet friend, Hope. We were SO excited and chatted up a storm during the *entire* flight. The poor people who sat around us were probably dying for some ear plugs!!
 
Once we landed in Vegas, we met up with Rachelle from What the Teacher Wants!!! I made her a special sign....with flashing lights, of course. If y'all could have only been there to see the reaction when I pulled that baby out of my bag and turned it on. 
 But Rachelle's reaction was the BEST!!! LOVE HER!!
 Once we arrived to our hotel {The Palazzo} and met up with all of our other blogging buddies, we shared lots of laugher, food, and the best chit chatting that's ever hit Vegas!!! I love these ladies and already miss them sooooo much!!!
Kim and Megan (KinderGals), Melissa (Lesson Plan SoS), Michelle (Fabulous in First), Rachelle & Natalie {there in spirit} (What the Teacher Wants), me , Hope (Second Grade Shenanigans), Cheryl (Primary Graffiti), Deedee (Mrs. Wills Kindergarten), Shari (Shari Sloane from KidsCount1234.com), Deanna (Mrs. Jump's Class), and Kathleen (Growing Kinders).

When I wasn't at the conference, I relaxed "cabana style" by the pool with my 85 SPF {Parker's sunscreen was all I had with me}. Did you know that you can get sun poisoning even if you wear sunscreen...85 SPF baby sunscreen?? Nope, not me! I swear!

 On Tuesday night, we had a BLAST at the Vegas blogger meet up!!! Fun! Fun! Fun!
{the hostesses}

It was an incredible experience to meet so many fabulous, inspiring, dedicated, funny, sweet {I could go on & on} teachers!!! 

I adore my newest friends, Stephanie, Kelley, and Susan! Seriously, I wanted to move them all to Georgia to teach with me!!! I just couldn't get enough of their enthusiasm and energy!!
 
 
I was also super fortunate to be able to attend 2 days of the "I Teach K" conference! Although I obviously don't teach kinders, I learned so many new things & most importantly, I was inspired and ready to go try them out in my classroom!!

Before I left Vegas, I had to gamble for the first time. I was pumped up and ready to win some $$$ until I realized quickly that gambling is not what I thought it would be like! Luckily, I got out of there FAST with a big frown on my face !!!

Here are a few other pictures of the Vegas scenery!!






And a precious video that Cheryl from Primary Graffiti made to thank our sponsors for all of the giveaway prizes!!!

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Can't wait for our next blogger meet up!!! I hope you will be there!!!!