Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Our First "Bloggy Meet Up"

If you would’ve asked us a week ago to go to a “Bloggy Meet Up”, we wouldn’t have had ANY idea what you were even talking about.  But, early last week in the midst of our daily blog stalking reading that all changed.



We spotted this cute lil’ invite made by Traci, at Dragonflies in First {yes, madelike the clipart and all you guys!  She is fabulously talented! } , mentioned in the hilarious Kristens, A Teeny Tiny Teacher blog post last week. Though we didn’t have a blog ourselves, and were only thinking of starting, we thought how great to be able to ask a few questions, meet a few So Cal teacher bloggers and of course, they had us at Cheesecake...

So, we mustered the courage and extended an email to our new friend Hadar, from Miss Kindergarten Love, first reassuring her that we are not “Creepers”, and second, asking if we could join them? She so graciously accepted our party crashing email to meet up, so we told the Hubbies that we had “official bloggy business” and they would have to take the kids for the entire dayDuty Calls!   

We walked into Cheesecake Factory hand in hand {times like these, we love having each other}, not knowing a soul, a little late (thanks LA traffic), and very, very nervous.  What were we even doing there?  Maybe we are Creepers  Oh!  We should mention that prior to going, we quickly (like lickity split quick) threw a blog up just to say we had “something”We’re rule followers PeopleCan’t go to a Bloggy Meet Up without a blog!!  Well, come to find out you CAN, but that’s a whole ‘nother Oprah...

So here comes the cheese – We walked in as strangers and left as lifelong friendsWe know, we know CORNY!  But, honestly look at how much fun we had!  And, this was before cheesecake!

These women are truly A-M-A-Z-I-N-G, and we cannot thank them enough for taking us under their wings as we embark on this journey.  


Though it was 4 very short hours together, the friendships we made will last a lifetime.  We have seriously not come off Cloud 9 since Saturday!   It is truly amazing how a group of teachers from all over the place (Our new soul sister, Rachelle, from What the Teacher Wants came all the way from Utah!) can come together as strangers and leave as friends. 

Funny how a week ago we had no idea what a “Bloggy Meet Up” even was, and now we don't  know what we will do until the next one!  We miss them already!
Here are some of the wonderful blogs we have the pleasure of calling our friends.  If you don't know them already, we hope you'll get to know them too.
We've honestly been sitting at our computers for hours on end ever since Saturday trying to get this blog going...It's been hard to stay focused, but thanks to Fran's party favors from our Meet Up, we've got a lil' motivation to keep us going...{wink, wink}
Can't you hear them? 
"Hey Girls, we know you are D.O.G. tired from trying to get a teaching blog up and running, creating TpT products, and teaching 22 first graders in between...Don't worry, we've cleaned all the dishes, folded all the laundry, and took it upon ourselves to write lesson plans for you from now 'til Summer."

Hmm...A girl could get used to this!
 More to Come...

9 comments:

  1. Hi Christy and Tammy! TAG! You're it! Come visit to see how to play!

    Crystal

    http://teachinglittlemiracles.blogspot.com/

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  2. Hi ladies, i'm a new follower of your cute blog! I'm so jealous of your bloggy meet up!

    Stop on over for a visit!
    http://kaleighsklassroom.blogspot.com/

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  3. I found you through Rachelle's post today and I'm your newest follower. Love your super cute blog!

    Bonnie
    Living A Wonderful Life

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  4. I am your newest follower!! Your blog is super cute! I would love for you to come check out my blog when you get the chance!

    Jennifer
    The First Grade Dream

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  5. I want to talk you two more next time! Too much fun...to little time!!

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  6. I love this post!!!!!!! I am so glad that I got to meet you two! :)

    Michelle

    Apples and ABC's

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  7. I LOVE this and have met some amazing friends myself through the blogging world (although I'm still fairly new with only 51 followers). I see you guys have really come a LONG way since this time last year and I love your blog. I literally CRACKED UP at the computer at the end with the Hey Girls...

    Your newest follower

    Angie
    Monahan Monkey Madness

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    1. Ahhh thanks so much Angie! It was so great meeting new Bloggy Buddies and having new friends to go on this crazy adventure with.
      ~Christy & Tammy

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