I have to admit when Holly and Elaine told me there was going to be around 30 people, I got a tad anxious. OK, I got really really anxious. My hands were literally shaking when I was putting on mascara while getting ready. It felt like I was going on a first date (something I haven't done in almost 14 years!). What if I said something lame? What if my outfit was out of style (I was wearing knee high boots and purple--too fall/winter for the end of February?)? What if I drank too much wine and started blubbering like a complete fool? What if a chair broke when I sat down?
I was a mess.
And then after a real fun ride up to the restaurant with fellow small town bloggers, I felt a bit more at ease. The ladies were so nice in the car. Surely the dinner would be just as fun.
Bloggers started showing up quickly--Canearl, Christina, Leslie, Dorsey, Ally, Mary Anne and so many more. And the first thing I noticed? The DFW bloggers were a super attractive bunch. Everyone seemed to sparkle :) Dress varied but seriously every single person just looked great! It was like a mini-fashion show.
But even more interesting....the bloggers themselves. I 'knew' some of the bloggers from their blogs and I have to say I always found them interesting but let me tell you...real life, their real lives are far more interesting. Everyone was so kind, so witty, so just fantastic!
I had such a good time that I almost completely forgot about taking pictures! I did take a few but they really were not very good so I am going to refer you here and here for some fab shots of the evening.
And all in all, for 'first dates', this dinner was incredible and I cannot wait for a second date. Even though I must admit, I drank far too much pinot but did not break any chairs ;)