Sep 26, 2011

Bloggers who brunch

Have you ever had a blogger meetup? Maybe you met someone for coffee or a group of you got together for some event.

You get nervous like it's a first date, you spend 20 minutes looking for a parking spot, you take a deep breath before heading inside...

...and then you feel silly for ever doubting how natural you'd feel around this amazing group of ladies.

You eat delicious food...

...you meet someone who went to the same college you did (with the same major!) and now lives up the street from you...
...you drink coffee and talk about everything from traffic (because they all live in this area so they get it), and husbands...

...to kids, friendships,

...and jobs that may or may not be helping you follow your dreams.

You admire nail polish colors - and have a deep conversation about the validity of the base coat,

...then you take a little jaunt down the street so your good friend Gus can see the fountain.

You laugh at the colorful pile of bags, and how all the ladies have fancy cameras.

You drive home with a grin on your face, wondering how you ever existed before the blogging community - and how you can't wait to get together with these girls again.


(Huge thanks to Ashley for organizing this get together and sending me that last picture - so much fun!)

How was your weekend?

18 comments:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

What a fun get together, and what a stunningly beautiful group of women! Sounds like a fabulous brunch!

My weekend was good. I hosted a blogger, Kyria, for the weekend. Unfortunately I was under the weather so I was not the best host. I was like the absent minded professor who kept forgetting things and losing things and on Saturday I had to say - I am sorry to do this, but I think I have to lay down for awhile. :( But all in all we had a good time and we ran a strong 10 miler on Sunday.

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

As you know, blogger meet ups are one of my newest obsessions - I love the way hanging out with other bloggers makes me feel! It really is like a group of old friends!

My weekend was good! I went to the farmer's market, we had Books 'n Bars, and I got some studying done!

Lucy The Valiant said...

FUN!

Sarah said...

I had such a blast! We must get to planning our next get together ASAP!

Lauren Margaret said...

Aah it was so good to meet you + everyone else! I'm sorry I couldn't go down to the fountain with y'all (I missed a group shot! No!) but I had to run. I truly can't wait for the next get-together ;)

Nora said...

Ashley TIA is one of my favorite bloggers ever! When I met her in DC over a year ago I just thought she was the sweetest, most adorable person ever. Sounds like such a fun outing and I'm more than a little jealous :)

Sarah said...

Thanks for posting, Becky! The photos are great. It was wonderful to meet all of you, and thanks for including me, the newbie blogger, in your esteemed group. :)

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

That looks SO FUN Becky! The blogger that went to college with you and lives close to you could be your sister :)

Love the shot of all the colourful bags :) Glad you had so much fun!

Jess said...

I love blogger meet ups. Most of my closest friends (and Chris' man friends...ahem) are from meetups. *sigh* Bloggers rock.

suki said...

Looks so fun! :)

Jenny Taylor said...

I don't know of any bloggers here, sadly. I live in a medium-size town (200,000 people) that is 5 hours from every big city in every direction (OK City, Dallas, Albuquerque). Although I've thought about maybe seeing if there are any meet-ups in Dallas or SOMEWHERE near me, I've never been to one.I've actually put quite a bit of thought into this--mostly how weird it might be or how nervous I'd be. You described it perfectly.

I love your photos, it looks like you all had such a good time! And the shot of your nails cracks me up! That should be the quintessential blogger meet-up photo-op!

Karin said...

Oh yay! It was SO much fun...and I'm glad I got to meet you! Your photos turned out great...somehow I didn't end up taking very many photos, but I will post the ones I did get later this week! Can't wait for the next meetup! :)

ashleyTIA said...

Loved this post, Becky! It was such a great time, & I seriously love the shot of all our bags. :))

Funnelcloud Rachel said...

Oh man, I had so much fun meeting everyone this weekend! I love your sense of humor and I can't wait to meet up with this group again! I was nervous beforehand, too - but I'm so glad I made myself go...once I met everyone, I felt like we were somehow already friends.

So happy to know there are so many awesome bloggers in NoVA!

(Oh, and you and Tessica really do look like sisters - so fun!)

tessica said...

So.much.fun!
It was so great meeting you and I can't wait for coffee!!

Lisa (hello, suburbia) said...

yay us! i'm so glad you and your twin found each other :)

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I love the nail polish pic and the one with all the purses. Looks like so much fun.

Shelby @ Shelby Lately said...

You look like you had so much fun! I'm a new DMV-er and I'm so excited to have found a group of local girl bloggers ;) I hope to meet you all at a future meetup and til then I'll be following your lovely blogs. xoxo, Shelby

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