Monday, April 21, 2008

Great meal, great conversation, FANTASTIC ladies!

I got to attend my first blogger meeting this weekend. I was excited and nervous at the same time.

To say I was nervous would be an understatement. I did not trust myself to chose an outfit so I asked my future fashion designer daughter what I should wear. After lots of 'no" "that doesn't work" and "maybe we should just go with black", she had pulled together a cute outfit and even let me borrow her butterfly hoops (because they worked better than anything I had lol). She did I great job--don't ya think? (So sorry about the quality--Had to crop out other siblings and I am still not sure how to fix it)

I got an extra treat in that I drove with Holly in the infamous minivan of death--the car was actually quite cool--it had a rearview camera and was very comfy. I knew Holly before and it was fun to hear about all she was doing (like buying markers!) :)

The restaurant was a fun upscale Italian restaurant and was full of beautiful prom couples--some of the boys needed a hair cut and should have really seen a barber before their dates but I digress. Let me introduce our party!
Anglofootball fanatic is just amazing--she put the event together and is as funny as her blog. 
Tx poppet surprised everyone with homemade jam--yum! She's also a gardening queen. 
 Elaine is a sweet mom who has a really beautiful blog--and some really awesome giveaways. 
Holly (mentioned above)  is a smarty, funny gal and her blog is just a riot!

We got a great table in the back and began discussing our various lives both on and off the computer. It was also rather quickly learned I knew nothing about blogging--so ladies be warned I may be emailing asking about tweeters, um, twitter (I think) and pretty blog templates.

I even treated myself to two (!!!!) glasses of wine because 1. I wasn't driving and 2. Spanky is no longer night nursing wooo-hoooo! I was tempted to go for a third (really good pinot noir) but when I thought a girl in a red prom dress was a guy in drag but the person was really truly a she (as my blogging buddies politely mentioned) , I figured I may want to stop ;)

The event was so much fun I didn't mind dealing with a sick Miley the next day who wanted to watch High School Musical Two again and again and again....


Burgh Baby's Mom said...

I swear, everyone has met AFF but me. I'm jealous.

BTW, your fashion designer did a fabulous job putting together your outfit!

Anonymous said...

Lisa, you are so funny! I love that you had your daughter help with the outfit. And, you looked great.

I agree, that girl did look mannish, so you didn't drink too much! We are so going to do it again!

fullheartandhands mama said...

Sounds like so much fun!

I'm having a girl's night out this weekend, though not with fellow bloggers. Apparently you all live in Texas.

Natalie said...

sounds like you had a great time! i linked over from Elaine's blog. very nice to 'meet' you!

Elizabeth...mommy...etc said...

this sounds like a lot of fun!

KC said...

Hello.. I just found my way to your blog via Elaine blog.. I just had to stop by and say hello and do some reading over here the title of your blog caught my eye..
I too am a 30 something very busy mom of 4..
It was nice to meet you and I do plan to stop by again. :)

mah-meeee said...

you look great in that outfit!

totally understand on the high school musical 2 deal. i have watched it so many times with my daughter that i have the songs in my head all day long!

Momo Fali said...

I'm going to my FIRST tomorrow in Indy to meet Bossy! I'm so excited!! I bought a new shirt today, just for the occasion!

HRH said...

It was really fun. I am glad that you were safely able to navigate the doors of the minivan of death. Although...the plastic surgeon is pretty close to where we ate.

By the way, your daughter has a future in the fashion industry! You looked very cute.

Brian and Staci said...

You are hilarious! I'm so jealous about your little blog party! Sounds like sooo much fun. Congrats on the 2 glasses of wine! Hope Spanky is doing fine! Wow, what a life you'll have now...whew hew! Just got home from Cancun last night...dying to blog, but much laundry awaits this girl :( Hopefully, by tonight, I'll be up and running! Ta-Ta for now!

KC said...

hi again.. to answer your question "Oh my goodness--did you take all those road trips with your kids?! "
Yes, Yes I did.. LOL makes for some very interesting travels. :)
The 1st trip from Ohio to Denton TX was to visit my sister over Easter.. It was me and my 4 kids and my parents crowded into a mini van for a 22 hour road trip each way.. went down one way came home another that is how we hit all those states.. The 2nd trip was a weekend trip to TN just my family DH, the 4 kids and myself. only an 8 hour trip each way.

Blessings From Above said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous time. It would be so fun to meet other bloggers. From reading people's posts, I always am curious what they are like in "real Life."

Great outfit BTW!

Elaine A. said...

You look so cute! I loved the top you had on at dinner - it was very nice on you & your daughter IS good! ; )

Hopefully we can do it again sometime soon!

Kendra said...

What a fabulous Fashion Designer you have! She did a wonderful job ~ You look terrific.

I always say go ahead and have that extra glass of wine! lol
Glad you had a great evening out.

Purple Teacup said...

I am so relieved to read that you got some wine. Cute outfit, but you are cute in anything.