Wednesday, July 25, 2007

IRL... the best!

So, as some of you may know, I headed to Denver this weekend, (yes, in all of my knockedupedness.) A group of us Blog Pals got together at Ronda's for a weekend of scrapping, shopping, and MUCH laughter. I have titled the weekend "IRL" or "In real Life" since this was actually the first time any of us actually met. Yes, I have already been met with the stare some of you are now giving your computer screen. It is the stare that is akin to the one given if I had said the words "internet dating". Oh well, I am over the weird looks, and had a blast. Ronda and her husband, Andy were the best hosts to us, and Andy will herein be referred to as "Husband Andy". Serious fun was had by all. Here are some pics of the gang. Be expecting more in the near future as I got THREE disks of pics from Ronda of all our fun. :)
Here is Kim, who only got to join us for one night, and flew in after her sister's wedding. Talk about virtual dedication!! She is just as sweet in person as I thought she'd be too.

Here is Karla. KDud, Miss D, and many more names we came up with as she cracked us up... yep, she Shore did. ROFLMBO!!

Here is Tannis, and yes I am proud that I have a Tannis kiss picture now. She is amazing, and a mom of moms.

Here is Vee... she was my scrapping bud, and she slammed out the coolest pages. I was wanting her creativity to just rub off on me a little. Thankfully we aren't too far from eachother so I will get to see her soon.

Husband Andy making pasta. From Scratch. Yes, you read that right. The best part, him telling me, Tannis and Jessi that since none of us were "incessantly annoying" the weekend was great. Seriously, the man put up with way more estrogen than he should ever have to, and the pasta was amazing - even if he hoodwinked me into eating Buffalo meatballs!!

Chrissy. I made her embrace her curls for the weekend, and she looked awesome. She gets the Bambi award for most shed tears. :)







Ronda, our hostess with the mostess. She reminds me of my sister Sharon, all caring and sweet. She is amazing, creative, and wonderful.










Amber and Jessi. Jessi kept me in stitches with her accent. They both take model like photos as well. Amber may not update about the trip for a while, she has 56 Design Team gigs to do... bwaahahahahahaha. :)



The whole gang again.

These are the BEST chickies. They even threw me a baby shower while we were there. Yes, a baby shower. I cannot believe I made it through without bawling. I could not have asked for a better group of friends, and meeting them IRL was awesome, and will be done again asap. So yes Micah, the virtual friends rock. :)



24 comments:

  1. Awww, what a sweet post/dedication to your new IRL friends. Guess that means you'll be heading to Georgia soon...LOOK ME UP!!!

    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. awww... this post is amazing and it took me back!!
    you are so awesome!! and so down to earth, I was telling my sister last night about how funny you are.
    can't wait to hang out, I will be at my mom's for labor day so maybe then.
    xo, miss ya! :)

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  3. Glad you had fun!!!! Great post!

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  4. How awesome - love all the pics and a little about your connections with everyone! And yes I will be there next time - even if I have to give my left arm to make it :)

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  5. Glad you had fun!

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  6. OMGOSH!!! I am laughing hard right now!!!

    accent?? what accent??? i don't have an accent, eh!!!

    well Miss julia Roberts...it was a blast and I am so glad I got to meet you...you are truly beautiful and funnier( yes that's a word and I will beat anyone who says otherwise!!! LOL!!) IRL!!!

    so can't wait to do this again!!

    CIAO CHICA!!!

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  7. Us virtual friends had such a blast. Except you forgot to mention to all of us how stunningly beautiful you are IRL! Seriously! And just as funny if not more so IRL! I am ever so grateful to call you friend!

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  8. Awesome pictures of you and the ladies and what fun that you ladies had!

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  9. i bet it felt good to get away for a few days, preggers and all!! looks like a very cool time. take care.
    mel

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  10. I get the Bambi?? No way! KARLA should've gotten the Bambi! :)

    Love the last line of your post, so sweet.

    :)

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  11. So glad you had such a good time. I totally love the pic of you and tannis. You are so beautiful and love your gorgeous hair. That bump is pretty cute too. Glad you had fun and made it back safe.

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  12. AWEWWW, how cute, love all the photos, I bet you guys had lots of fun

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  13. Girl you told the story best...I am having trouble letting go. The details I could barely let out. Like they were to precious and I would be giving them away.

    I miss you guys. It was such a good time and yet so wonderfully heartbreaking. Does that make sense?

    I really wanted to say thank you for listening to my stories and guiding me through stuff. You know what I mean.

    And how come you are so Darn beautiful???? I mean really...

    Keep singing to the little,
    -Karla

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  14. Love your blog and layouts so much. You do know the rest of the blogging world is so completely jealous of your get together?! Glad you guys had a blast and can't wait to see the baby pics!

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  15. Glad you guys had such a good time! Such a fun thing to do!

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  16. hey knockedupness lady! miss you!!! the pics are awesome and you are so presh IRL! We will definately be coming to visit soon! xoox

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  17. it was so great talking with you when you were at ronda's! so glad you had a wonderful time.

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  18. i love all of the pictures and your descriptions!
    i have actually seen more pics from all of you IRL girls because Amber has all of those 56 dt assignments and hasn't shown me any!
    laughed so hard when i read that!
    thanks for sharing them with us:)
    annie

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  19. Ok I'm back...I miss you...

    -Karla

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  20. So awesome...love to see how you all came together in person. So cool, so inspiring. Your story really adds another layer to the blogging story!

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  21. A little misty reading the post! I so loved getting to know you all IRL! Hope you are having a wonderful day Jude! Kim

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  22. wow so glad you had a blast....looks like a lot of fun!!

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  23. IRL sooo cute!!! I love the group pics and I especially love your hair jude, it looks so healthy and shines beautifully.

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  24. As Heather said... so jealous you all got together, but not too jealous not to consider my own excursion in the future HaHA!!! Sounds like a wonderful thing. Gald you all had a blast!!!!

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