Sunday, February 5, 2012

Love you ALL!

 

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Is that inspiring or what?!

I’m going to be all corny, and say that just thinking about yesterday, combined with seeing that picture brings tears to my eyes!  I had *such* a fantastic time, and I’m all emotional over the inspiration, determination, compassion, and camaraderie that was present. 

Highlights by The Number:

  • 5 – States represented
  • 39 – Educators present
  • 38 – New friends I have :)
  • 3 – Hours we gabbed
  • 5 (or 6) – Diet Cokes I drank (…I think.  I lost track and probably ended up drinking one that didn’t belong to me at some point.)
  • 7 – Visits to the Ladies Room.  See above.
  • 3 – Questions concerning the unitard.  I didn’t wear it due to the fact that I knew I would drink 5 or 6 Diet cokes and visit the Ladies Room 7 times.  There’s no buttons or zippers down there, friends.
  • 1/2 – Sandwich I ate because I was too busy talking.  And now 38 other people totally get the “babbling” part.  But at least I had leftovers for dinner!
  • 2 – Sections we were divided into.  The only Aw, man! part of the whole day.  Next time, we’ll make sure that doesn’t happen!

And the best part – we’re such a small group in comparison to the many wonderful educators there are in this nation!  Could you imagine if we really did do a teacher-blogger conference?!  Holy moly!

I’m telling you, ladies, I’m game for a monthly meet-up! 

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Again, thank you ALL so much for coming!  It made my weekend to chat with y’all.

Bloggy love and have a GREAT week!!!!!!

{PS. My favorite lens is on the fritz, so I’m stealing pics from Michelle!!!! }

{PSS.  I believe Staci is compiling a list of all those who attended, and including blog and email addresses!  Yay!}

33 comments :

mrs. tabb said...

Just, lovely. Can't wait for next time!
~LaNesha :)

Ali said...

WOW!!! I so wished I lived closer! Sounds like it was a great time!

Ali
What happens in kindergarten... lasts a lifetime

Reagan Tunstall said...

That looks amazing! I was there in bloggy spirit! :)
Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits

Miss J said...

How fun!!

Miss J
Smiles, Crayons, and Endless Stories

Lyndsey said...

How cute! I'd be TOTALLY down for a nation-wide bloggy conference. COUNT ME IN!


Looks like you all had a BLAST. SO JEALOUS!!!

lyndsey
ayearofmanyfirsts.blogspot.com

Run Teacher, Run! said...

Wow! What a great turn out! Can't wait to see all those blogs...and I wish I had some take home Cheesecake Factory to be eating tonight!


Mary Beth
Run Teacher, Run

Run Teacher, Run! said...

Wow! What a great turnout! I can't wait to see that list of such talented blogs! I'm jealous of all of those Cheesecake Factory takeout bags!


Mary Beth
Run Teacher, Run

Takara said...

I'm GREEN with ENVY!!!! I was dying to come, next time come to Chicago!!! lol

Lindsey (The Teacher Wife) said...

how fun! i love teacher friends! :)

Ms. Preppy said...

It looks like you guys had so much fun! I was so sad I couldn't make it--but an 8 hour round trip was a bit much after the week I had!! Whewee! I totally want to be kept in the loop about future meet ups!! Maybe something in Louisville sometime--meet some of us in the middle?! Ha! :)

Caitlin
Ms. Preppy's Adventures in Primary and Polka Dots

Sarah Paul said...

I'm so jealous! That looks like so much fun!
Sarah
Sarah's First Grade Snippets

Gladys said...

I'm so jealous! Y'all look like you had a blast! Thanks so much for sharing your pics...it's totally inspiring to see so many wonderful educators gathered in one place! :)

Alex said...

Come to LA!! :) I think you all should head out to the west coast and join us here! I just tagged you on my blog--I hope you check it out! :) So jealous of the bloggy-meet-up; I hope it was amazing!!

Alex
aintheclassroom.blogspot.com

Rachelle said...

In love with this post.

Clutter-Free Classroom said...

Holy Cow that is quite the turnout! I'm curious what the furthest distance someone traveled was. Happy Monday (an oxymoron I think),


❤Jodi from...
★★The Clutter-Free Classroom★★
Helping Teachers Get Organized

Booky4First said...

Inspiring! I was just taking a glance at the picture and see that you are not at the end of your teaching careers. (Me--probably four more years!) I just can't imagine what wonderful ideas and inspirations and great teaching that will occur--just because of the blogging!

Jodi said...

It was so great meeting you and everyone else this weekend! I wish I had a chance to talk with everyone even more. Next time ;)

Jodi
Fun In First

Rebecca said...

This was super fun! I am already looking forward to our next meeting! Loved meeting all of you sweet blogger friends!!
Rebecca
darlininfirst.blogspot.com

Courtney said...

Where did this take place! How fun!

Jen said...

We must do this again. It was hours of non stop gabbing and eating and drinking!

Cathy Stupar said...

What an incredible time we had. i had so many great ideas when i left, I had to pull my car over in Columbus just to write everything down. i say we have our meeting on a cruise next time! Can you say way to much fun? thanks again girls.
Cathy

Jennifer Weiler said...

Had a great time! Would totally love to meet up again. Geez, I didn't even know Jodi from Fun in First was there! Thanks for organizing it!

Ashley said...

What a great weekend we had! My sister, co-teacher, and I had a blast meeting the teachers behind the blogs. Thanks so much, Abby and Michelle, for setting this lunch up. Can't wait to do it again!:)

Mrs.LaSota's Blog said...

:-(. I was really excited to join but had to back out last minute because I was sick! :-(. What a great turn out! I'll start taking my vitamins now so when it is time to plan another one- I'll be ready! :-)

So glad you had fun!!!

-Danielle

Holly said...

Looks like a blast...so, why don't you come on over to Michigan and join ours?!?!

Holly
Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

Doodle Bugs Paper said...

Looks like y'all had a fabulous time!!

Ms. Rachel said...

Yeah, what Holly said!!!

Looks like so much fun!


Rachel
Ms. Rachel’s Room

chelsearose said...

Aw thank you you are SO super sweet! I can't tell you how much fun I had! Love the pictures! TOTALLY agree with the monthly luncheon idea!! Keep me posted! :)

Ashley said...

Hi Abby-
I just wanted to thank you for allowing me to come to the meet-up, even though I wasn't a blogger at the time. I follow all of you AMAZING ladies - you truly are an inspiration. AND, you've INSPIRED me to FINALLY start my own blog!
Thanks again!!!

Ashley
www.teachinginthenet.blogspot.com

MJ @ Teaching in Heels said...

How fun!! I hope we get a teacher conference together...I'd totally pay to go!!

Ms. Amy said...

Definitely inspired!! Had a great time and really look forward to the next one! Let me know what I can do to help! ...Although I absolutely could not do any better than your mom's awesome apple cookies!! :)
Abby, are you going to post all of the pics you took somewhere? I am kicking myself for not bringing my camera!! :)

Karen Stamp said...

What a FUN event!! You all had an amazing turn out!!! I'd LOVE a nation-wide bloggy conference--but it would have to last for a few days to get a chance to talk to everyone!! LOL!
Karen :o)
Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten

Amy Coates@ SweetExpectations8 or TheClassroomPet.blogspot.com said...

Abby - So I just now had enough courage (my jealousy ended) to read about the blogger meet up I missed. When will we be doing another one?!?! I am so sad I missed out on new friends!