Sunday, June 3, 2012

steppin' out & blogger partyin' it up.

two posts in one day?  new record.

i wanted to hurry it up & get this out there before i passed out of exhaustion.  actually, that's probably exactly what i'll do as soon as i hit "publish."  friday night was a blast.  i was really on the fence about going to the pnw blogger's meet up right up to the last minute... until mandy & jill told me they were coming to get me regardless of what i decided.  sometimes it's just easier to stay at home & get a good night's sleep, ya know?

in the end i'm super excited i made it.  i got to see some of the faces i know & love from the bloggy world, some for the first time & some for the 20th time.  so many of these girls have become some of my closest friends & good times are ALWAYS had when we get together.

first things first?  as soon as we rolled into portland & got out of the car, steppin' out pictures were taken.

{linking up with my girl mandy, over at harper's happenings.  
don't worry, she appears in this post later.}

apparently i'm still shoving this 30 weeks-prego-body into a whole slew of non-maternity american eagle stuff.  this outfit was all about comfort... jeans, t-shirt & flats.  and comfortable i was.


the party was bumpin.  and by that i mean there were like 10 of us pregnant girls among the fifty bloggers at the party.  that's a crazy ratio, yo.  we hung out & ate some food & mingled & lots of laughs & hugs & snorts were had.  actually, that was mostly just me snort-sniffing mandy's face {bottom left}... i don't know either.


we somehow managed to fit six of us into one hotel room.  two double beds & a queen air mattress & four out of six of us were impregnated.  that's gotta be some kinda record, right?

first thing in the morning it was all about finding a legit breakfast... and mother's bistro in downtown portland did NOT disappoint.

{pictured bottom right:  jill, chelsey, me, melissa, mandy & emily.  also, lauren, pictured top left, was there too!}


mmmm, breakfast food.

and that was our adventure.  i'm so happy to have met so many amazing girls through this little internet world of blogging.  i have spent countless hours im-ing, texting, & hanging out with the ladies sam calls my "internet friends."  there is never a lack of things to talk about as we all have a million things to say about our kiddos, our husbands & our lives away from those things.  no one judges when you carry on your conversation while facebook-status-updating, instagramming, or tweeting & in fact, that's usually what we're all doing when we're together.  because we're bloggers.

{all photos in the post are courtesy of mandy... thanks for letting me be lazy with the camera for once & allowing me to steal all yours!}

17 comments:

  1. You look so good prego! I hate you...I looked like a total cow at like 20 weeks:)

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  2. looks like you guys had FUN! there's never any south-east coast blogger get togethers :(

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  3. You look beautiful!! I love those mint colored jeans! Looks like you ladies had so much fun!!

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  4. you looked so cute on friday! all the pregnant bellies made me [sorta] miss having one. and that breakfast you guys had looked amazing, I was pretty much drooling all over instagram. :)

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  5. you look gorgeous girl! and so jealous...wish there was a blogger meetup like that near me in pittsburgh! So glad you had a great time..thanks for sharing. I saw all the planning via people's photos on instagram and everything coming together for it..looked so fun!

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  6. You are lookin' great; love your outfit! That bloggy party looks like so much fun! Too funny about all you pregos in the same room ;o)

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  7. this looks like it was so much fun!!! I hope to be at the next one!!

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  8. super bummed i did not go :( looks like fun.

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  9. Four pregnant ladies in one room? There must have been someone up using the bathroom every moment of the night!

    I am so going next year, it looks like it was such a good time.

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  10. When you sniff snorted me I almost died. You guys all looked so cute and I really wish I hadn't slept through breakfast! Duuuude I was OUT. So good to see your face!

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  11. that looks like SO MUCH FUN! I can't believe that 4/6 of you were preggers! SO FUN!

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  12. You look great!!!! Sounds like a good time :)

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  13. how are you not wearing maternity pants! Lucky lady! You look fab and the party looks like it was a blast!

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  14. It was so great hangin' with you! I LOVED your outfit! I really want more breakfast from mothers...like, RIGHT NOW. It was sooooooooooo goooooooood!!!!!!! <3

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  15. What a fun weekend! I love all your creative references to being pregnant in this post!

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  16. Way fun!! Isn't Portland the best? My hubby used to umpire for the Beavers (among other teams) and I always loved going down there for the weekend. Love those first pics of you and totally agree with the others...you might just be the cutest, most stylin' preggo ever! Happy 30 weeks! You're almost in the single digits!!

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