i'm back! hardly back to "normal" routine, but home all the same.
california was refreshing and delightful, but the sweetest part of the entire trip
(besides seeing my sweet family!) truly was blog sugar.
i wanted to share a bit more than my last post.
i've yet to find time to read all of the amazing recap posts. i have only peeked at a few;)
if you're curious and want to see what all the sugar fuss is about, go read them!!
honestly, there is too much that i want to share,
compared to the time i have to actually write about it.
you may or not get sick of me blogging about blog sugar over the next few days!
favorite activity with them was milkshakes at ruby's on the seal beach pier.
also chatting the night away saturday night. maybe that was my fave?
these girls are delightful. i totally knew they would be.
we met up with lots of other fun girls for dinner saturday night.
at that point i was on a sweetness overload already from spending time with so many amazing women!
then came the actual event.
wow. all of the cheerful pink and orange was the perfect backdrop for all of the happiness the night would bring. there was cotton candy being spun, drinks being poured, girls squealing, hugs-lots of hugging, i loved every second of it. i got to see jami and danielle for real, rather than video chat!
kacie, rachel, katie...i could name names until the cows came home! but i don't even have any cows...
i am still reeling!! people who have blessed me online, meeting them face to face, making real life connections. meeting new friends and discovering new blogs. love!!
i enjoyed three speaker sessions. three insightful, inspiring sessions.
heather was first, and i think i cried the entire time. much of what she shared was on my heart already,
and she radiated the grace of jesus as she spoke about 'telling your story'.
lindsey was next. even though i do not own a business,
her talk was incredibly helpful to me. she's a smart one;)
of course, i already knew this from their blogs;)
their chat challenged me to give my blog to the lord. all of it.
meg was the keynote speaker.
she reminded me that i have an audience. do i share christ with them?
god wants me to shine for his glory, not my own.
what a treat it was to meet these women!!
blog. for. jesus.
that was the basic tip i walked away with sunday night.
in planning the sweetness of blog sugar. and it showed.
i'm so thankful, their efforts blessed me incredibly. everything was beautiful!
i chose not to bring my camera. i just wanted to soak it all in.
and i will shamelessly hoark any photos i want from other bloggers.
if you have any photos of you with me, send 'em along, pretty please?
#1 thing i heard all evening:
some version of "you are so tall"
apparently, i seem shorter on the blog;)
#2 thing heard all night:
some version of "whoa, you have a southern accent? i thought you were from north dakota?"
no matter where i live, i will have a touch of southern from living 15+ years in mississippi.
i am overwhelmed that i was able to meet so many bloggers in real life.
it was like meeting sisters for the first time.
my heart and mind are so full, this event really was spectacular.
it was exactly what i needed.
i'm especially grateful to my darling husband, for being the very best travel companion.
taking care of elijah while i had a super sweet time connecting with friends, he's a good man;)