This is how our Sin City trip started. My husband loves to mess with me in the car. I mean we are talkin' poking, tickling, bad singing, wet willies, gross boy stuff, and something I like to call the "Camera Attack . . . "
|KNOCK IT OFF, TRAVIS!!!|
After sleeping in (there was not a cat to jump on me at 5:30), we played around out and about on the strip until 4-ish. Then, it was time to get ready to match up with two of my favorite ladies before the meet-up. Susan from TGIF (Thank God It's First Grade) and Stephanie from Falling into First.
Then, it was on to the MAIN EVENT . . . the BIG OLE BLOGGER MEET-UP. Steph, Susan, and I finally found our way to the conference room and were greeted by a line of ladies that would make any teacher's heart stop - Michelle, Hope, Rachelle, Anna, and Cheryl. (As the famous Fran from Kindergarten Crayons said, "It was like attending the Oscars.") Then we walked inside and found Kathleen, Deanna, Deedee, Kim, Fran, Crystal, Natalie, and Melissa waiting to chat it up with us. It was amazing. These ladies were so open and "real." Some of them even knew who I was . . . little old me :) I was honored and grinnin' ear to ear!
|Just take a look at this crew . . . take a moment . . . catch your breath. I had to :)|
There were lots of prizes given away at this thing too - we all won something :) Check out some of the action and group shots I captured throughout the night.
|WOW!! It's Kim Adsit from Kinder Gals and Kathleen Pedersen from Growing Kinders :)|
|OMG . . . It's Cheryl from Primary Graffiti! I heart this girl :)|
|It's Allie and Megan - be sure to check out Miss Murray's Kinder Monkeys!|
|It's my hero . . . Anna Brantley in the flesh. I have died and gone to teacher heaven.|
|Oh look . . . MORE heroes. Michelle Oakes, Anna Brantley, Hope King, and Melissa Kozerski!|
|Susan was a big winner!!!|
Well, that's my vacay in a nutshell (other than going on a huge Blackjack run with the hubs after the meet up -- ended up paying for our trip)! Attending a meet up was the best decision I have made since I started blogging. It was such an inspiration. To all of you bloggers out there (big or small) . . . put on your big girl panties and GO to one of these! It will change your life :)
I am sure that you already follow all of these amazing ladies, but just in case you have missed out on one of them, I have made it super easy for you down below. Just click on their button to pay 'em a little visit. You'll be glad you did!
Alright y'all. I am off to work on my Fantastic Football packet. ESPN is starting to talk fantasy again and I am all amped. Gonna let all this excitement flow out in my latest unit :). Thank you so much for taking the time to visit . . . I'll see you soon.
One LAST thing . . . I wanted to give a little shout out to my friend Dana over at Fun in 1st Grade. She is having a 300 follower giveaway and has some great items up for grabs (I even got to participate in this one). TODAY is the last day so, go on, click that button!!!