On Friday morning I woke up tired but totally stoked about the next couple of days to come. I’d only seen a handful of people the night before that I wanted to meet and I was ready to find more of my internet friends.
The morning started with the intro to the conference from the lovely ladies of BlogHer. The only person’s name I remember from this shot is Lisa Stone, on the right, founder of BlogHer, I believe.
After their presentation we did BlogHer “speed dating” and got in two huge circles and met as many people at once that we could, rotating every minute. It was SO much fun!
While hanging out outside the ballroom after this, I met Barefoot Foodie. OMG, I was SO excited to see her! She totally rocks and I’m NOT just sayin’ that. Every time I read one of her posts I wanna die laughing. LOVE her! Plus, she has two boys and just had a sweet baby girl, like me! (well, I haven’t done that last part yet, but you know…)
I finally got to meet Christy on Thursday night but we didn’t get our chance to prove it until Friday morning. Here’s the sweet lady I’ve been wanting to hug for MONTHS and that re-designed my blog. Isn’t she the cutest?
Once we parted ways it was time to move on to the sessions. The first one I went to was about balancing it all and OhMommy was on the panel. I’d actually seen her the night before on the way out of the hotel but of course I wanted to hear what she had to say on this topic since she has three kids, which will soon be my life, and well, I love her too!
Of course after, I had to get my picture with Oh Mommy! She’s very tall. And just the loveliest in person! Wish I coulda brought her home in my pocket!
After sitting in on one more session it was time for a stroll through the expo hall and then lunch, sponsored by Ragu. There I sat with three other pregnant girls, due within weeks of me, including DesignHER Momma (I’m sorry I don’t remember the other two…). And there’s no pic because I was too busy stuffing my face. What can I say, the food was REALLY good.
So that’s Friday morning. And there’s MUCH more.
I will continue with the afternoon, which included a walk to Millenium Park. I just HAD to get out of the hotel and my roomie, Haley, was happy to go with me.
To be continued…